Body, Mind & Spirit

The Spiral Dance

A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess: 10th Anniversary Edition

Author: Starhawk

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062125222

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 1323

The twentieth anniversary edition of The Spiral Dance celebrates the pivotal role the book has had in bringing Goddess worship to the religious forefront. This bestselling classic is both an unparalleled reference on the practices and philosophies of Witchcraft and a guide to the life-affirming ways in which readers can turn to the Goddess to deepen their sense of personal pride, develop their inner power, and integrate mind, body, and spirit. Starhawk's brilliant, comprehensive overview of the growth, suppression, and modern-day re-emergence of Wicca as a Goddess-worshipping religion has left an indelible mark on the feminist spiritual consciousness. In a new introduction, Starhawk reveals the ways in which Goddess religion and the practice of ritual have adapted and developed over the last twenty years, and she reflects on the ways in which these changes have influenced and enhanced her original ideas. In the face of an ever-changing world, this invaluable spiritual guidebook is more relevant than ever.
Social Science

Spiral Dance, The - 20th Anniversary

A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess: 20th Anniversary Edition

Author: Starhawk

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062516329

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 6901

The twentieth anniversary edition of The Spiral Dance celebrates the pivotal role the book has had in bringing Goddess worship to the religious forefront. This bestselling classic is both an unparalleled reference on the practices and philosophies of Witchcraft and a guide to the life-affirming ways in which readers can turn to the Goddess to deepen their sense of personal pride, develop their inner power, and integrate mind, body, and spirit. Starhawk's brilliant, comprehensive overview of the growth, suppression, and modern-day re-emergence of Wicca as a Goddess-worshipping religion has left an indelible mark on the feminist spiritual consciousness. In a new introduction, Starhawk reveals the ways in which Goddess religion and the practice of ritual have adapted and developed over the last twenty years, and she reflects on the ways in which these changes have influenced and enhanced her original ideas. In the face of an ever-changing world, this invaluable spiritual guidebook is more relevant than ever.
Fiction

The Spiral Dance

Author: R. Garcia Y. Robertson

Publisher: Avon Books

ISBN: 9780380765188

Category: Fiction

Page: 227

View: 9104

Fleeing from the wrath of Queen Elizabeth after her part in a rebellion against the Crown, Anne Percy begins a perilous journey that involves encounters with witches, werewolves, feuding clans, and others. Reprint.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Dreaming the Dark

Author: Starhawk

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 080701043X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 280

View: 3008

Featuring narrative, chants, songs, and rituals, Dreaming the Dark has helped many thousands of women use magic, spirituality, and community to bring about political and social change. This anniversary edition of the best-selling classic includes a new preface reflecting on the fifteen years since the book's original publication.
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Fifth Sacred Thing

Author: Starhawk

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307477657

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 496

View: 3086

An epic tale of freedom and slavery, love and war, and the potential futures of humankind tells of a twenty-first century California clan caught between two clashing worlds, one based on tolerance, the other on repression. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Sacred Woman, Sacred Dance

Awakening Spirituality Through Movement and Ritual

Author: Iris J. Stewart

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620550547

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 3472

Shows how dance, the highest expression of spirituality in cultures and traditions all over the world, is being integrated into the lives of women today • The first book to explore women's spiritual expression--women's ways--through a study of dance • Investigates how dance came to be excluded from worship, and reveals how dance is once again being brought into spiritual practices • Includes resources for further instruction in sacred dance Today we primarily think of dance as a form of entertainment or as a way to exercise or socialize. There was a time, however, when dance was considered the way to commune with the divine, a part of life's journey, celebrating the seasons and rhythms of the year and the rhythms of our lives. Dance is a language that reunites the body, mind, and soul. While the role of women's sacred dance was most valued in goddess-worshipping cultures where women served as priestesses and healers, dance was once an integral part of religious ritual and ceremonial expression in cultures all over the world, including Judaism and Christianity. In this book the author investigates how dance came to be excluded from worship and reveals how dance is once again being integrated into spiritual practices. Sacred Woman, Sacred Dance is the first book to explore women's spiritual expression--women's ways--through a study of dance. It describes sacred circles, birth rituals, ecstatic dances, and dances of loss and grief (in groups and individually) that allow women to integrate the movements of faith, healing, and power into their daily life.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Truth or Dare

Encounters with Power, Authority, and Mystery

Author: Starhawk

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062508164

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

View: 9355

An examination of the nature of power that offers creative alternatives for positive change in our personal lives, our communities, and our world.
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Earth Path

Grounding Your Spirit in the Rhythms of Nature

Author: Starhawk

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062125206

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 7072

America's most renowned witch and eco–feminist offers a sequel to her bestselling classic The Spiral Dance, weaving together the latest findings in environmental science with magical spells, chants, meditations and group exercises to create the ultimate primer on our relationship to the earth. From the earliest times, respecting our interdependent relationship with nature has been the first step toward spirituality. Earth, air, fire and water are the four elements worshiped in many indigenous cultures and celebrated in earth–based spiritualities such as Wicca. In The Earth Path, America's best–known witch offers readers a primer on how to open our eyes to the world around us, respect nature's delicate balance, and draw upon its tremendous powers. Filled with inspiring meditations, chants, and blessings, it offers healing for the spirit in a stressed world and helps readers find their own sources of strength and renewal. Will appeal to Starhawk's traditional Pagan, New Age, and feminist readership. Young women newly interested in magic and witchcraft. A new and growing generation of those involved in ecology
Religion

Feminist Spirituality

The Next Generation

Author: Chris A. Klassen

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739127940

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 3219

Winner of the Pritzker Prize for Military History ANew York TimesNotable Book From one of our finest military historians, a monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II and its deeply personal consequences. For thirty-five years, Max Hastings has researched and written about different aspects of the war. Now, for the first time, he gives us a magnificent, single-volume history of the entire conflict. Through his strikingly detailed stories of everyday people—of soldiers, sailors and airmen; British housewives and Indian peasants; SS killers and the citizens of Leningrad—Hastings provides a singularly intimate portrait of the world at war. Remarkably informed and wide-ranging,Infernois both elegantly written and cogently argued. Above all, it is a new and essential understanding of one of the greatest and bloodiest events of the twentieth century.
Fiction

The Spiral Dance

Author: R. Garcia Y. Robertson

Publisher: Avon Books

ISBN: 9780380765188

Category: Fiction

Page: 227

View: 8129

Fleeing from the wrath of Queen Elizabeth after her part in a rebellion against the Crown, Anne Percy begins a perilous journey that involves encounters with witches, werewolves, feuding clans, and others. Reprint.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Dedicant

A Witch's Circle of Fire

Author: Thuri Calafia

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738722111

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 360

View: 7524

You’ve heard that dreamlike voice calling to you: a yearning to work with the earth’s life energies . . . a heartfelt desire to become a student of the Craft. Now is the time to call forth your passion and strength of will, and commit yourself fully to the Path of the Wise. Dedicant: A Witch’s Circle of Fire invites you to set forth on the sacred journey to becoming a Witch. Designed to harmonize with the Wheel of the Year, the monthly lessons feature seasonally themed stories, meditations, Witchcraft lore, ethics questions, spells, and pathworking rituals. The course on Wicca culminates in a powerful self-initiation rite that brings you to the level of Initiate. Blending purposeful study with reflection and awareness, the Circles system of Wicca study is ideal for the solitary student or as part of a coven curriculum. Dedicant helps you ignite your inner light and keep it burning by teaching you the core essentials of Wiccan wisdom: Creating a spiritual grimoire • Writing and performing daily devotionals Calling the Gods and Goddesses • Conducting Sabbat and Esbat rituals Performing herb and energy work • Making and using magical tools Selecting ritual garb • Casting a power circle PRAISE FOR DEDICANT "Calafia does a great job of laying out the groundwork, and she presents it in a unique, workable structure that's easy to follow and offers a solid scaffolding for self-development." --Witches and Pagans
Religion

The Spiral Staircase

Author: Karen Armstrong

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307368343

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 3425

The moving story of her own search for God by the highly-acclaimed author of the bestselling A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam; The Battle for God: A History of Fundamentalism; and Islam: A Short History. In 1969, after seven years as a Roman Catholic nun -- hoping, but ultimately failing, to find God -- Armstrong left her convent. She knew almost nothing of the changed world she was entering, and she was tormented by panic attacks and inexplicable seizures. Her struggle against despair was fueled by a string of discouragements -- failed spirituality, doctorate and jobs, fruitless dealings with psychiatrists -- but finally, in 1976, she was diagnosed with epilepsy and given proper treatment. She then began the writing career that would become her true calling, and as she focused on the sacred texts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, her own true inner story began to emerge. She would come to experience brief moments of transcendence through her work -- the profound fulfillment that she had not found in the long hours of prayer as a young nun. Powerfully engaging, often heart-breaking, but lit with bursts of humour, The Spiral Staircase is an extraordinary history of self. From the Hardcover edition.
Fiction

The January Dancer

Author: Michael Flynn

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780765357793

Category: Fiction

Page: 410

View: 435

Follows the adventures of Captain Amos January and a host of rivals struggling to obtain an ancient pre-human artifact of great power that incites murderous actions in those who seek it.
Self-Help

I Hope You Dance Journal

Author: Mark D. Sanders,Tia Sillers

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418539198

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

View: 1658

Both as a hit song and as a New York Times best selling book, I Hope You Dance has captured the hearts of people the world over. The words of inspiration created by Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers are so moving that thousands of people have told of buying the book and then going back to buy copies for their friends, children, or bridesmaids. Now, fans of this beloved book can record their own journey of getting everything out of life that it has to offer, in this attractive journal. Featuring new text written by Sanders and Sillers, the I Hope You Dance Journal will be a wonderful gift for anyone who has enjoyed either the book or the song. Living might mean taking chances, But they're worth taking...
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Encyclopedia of Modern Witchcraft and Neo-Paganism

Author: Shelley Rabinovitch,James Lewis

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806524078

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

View: 9495

A comprehensive guide to the world of magick, this book includes definitions, straightforward, throrough explanations, biographies of all of the important figures in Wiccan and Pagan cultures, and descriptions of the various traditions of Wicca, as well as offering a detailed history of the pagan tradition. With essays from authorities such as Lois Bourne and Marian Green on topics ranging from 'Jungian Psychology and Neo-Paganism' to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, this book is the first encyclopedia that discusses modern Neo-Pagan beliefs from international points of view.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Witchcraft for Tomorrow

Author: Doreen Valiente

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 0719826950

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

View: 3862

Witchcraft for Tomorrow answers many frequently asked questions about witchcraft including: 'How can I find a witches' coven?' and 'How can I become a witch?' Doreen Valiente tells you what the old religion of witchcraft has to offer the new age of Aquarius; how the age-old Craft of the Wise can be practised in the modern world; how to initiate yourself as a witch and found your own coven. The author, who was the leading figure in the establishment of the modern Wiccan movement, includes a new Book of Shadows (the witches' handbook of rituals and instructions) based upon ancient magical tradition but geared to the age of the future. There are witch songs, spells, incantations and practical advice on how to run a coven and how to acquire your own collection of magical implements; as well as methods of divination and other witch lore. The author shows how the oral traditions of witchcraft throw light not only upon the origins of the present-day witch cult and the activities of the witch leader George Pickingill and his covens, but also upon the mystery of the founding of the famous magical order, the Golden Dawn. Also discussed is the relationship between the witchcraft of Britain and Europe and the magical belief of the Far East. Do both traditions hark back to the legendary city of Shamballah and to the shamanistic practices of Asia? And why do the secret circles of the witches resemble those of the Tantric sex-magic of India?
Fiction

Earth Magic

Author: Alexei Panshin,Cory Panshin

Publisher: Phoenix Pick

ISBN: 9781604504170

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 4406

In Earth Magic, Alexei and Cory Panshin (Hugo winning authors of The World Beyond the Hill) create a mysterious world of shifting realities, arcane traditions and memorable characters. Haldane, son of the Get warlord Black Morca must flee for his life through a familiar landscape turned strangely alien, aided by a wizard of uncertain abilities and the hazardous favor of the Goddess Libera. His perilous journey will take him to a final battle amidst the standing stones of power of Stone Heath where he will discover his true destiny. An exciting, thought provoking tale by critically acclaimed and award winning masters of the genre.
Young Adult Fiction

The Ghosts of Heaven

Author: Marcus Sedgwick

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1626721262

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 368

View: 525

Timeless, beautiful, and haunting, spirals connect the four episodes of The Ghosts of Heaven, the mesmerizing new novel from Printz Award winner Marcus Sedgwick. They are there in prehistory, when a girl picks up a charred stick and makes the first written signs; there tens of centuries later, hiding in the treacherous waters of Golden Beck that take Anna, who people call a witch; there in the halls of a Long Island hospital at the beginning of the 20th century, where a mad poet watches the oceans and knows the horrors it hides; and there in the far future, as an astronaut faces his destiny on the first spaceship sent from earth to colonize another world. Each of the characters in these mysterious linked stories embarks on a journey of discovery and survival; carried forward through the spiral of time, none will return to the same place. This title has Common Core connections.