Folklore

The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets

Author: Barbara G. Walker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780044409540

Category: Folklore

Page: 1121

View: 7432

A feminist encyclopaedia focusing on mythology, anthropology, religion and sexuality. Discover where the legend of a cat's nine lives comes from, why mama is a word understood in nearly all languages and whether there really was a female Pope.
Reference

The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects

Author: Barbara G. Walker

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062288873

Category: Reference

Page: 576

View: 7947

This fascinating guide to the history and mythology of woman-related symbols features: Unique organization by shape of symbol or type of sacred object 21 different sections including Round and Oval Motifs, Sacred Objects, Secular-Sacred Objects, Rituals, Deities' Signs, Supernaturals, Body Parts, Nature, Birds, Plants, Minerals, Stones and Shells, and more Introductory essays for each section 753 entries and 636 illustrations Alphabetical index for easy reference Three-Rayed Sun The sun suspended in heaven by three powers, perhaps the Triple Goddess who gave birth to it (see Three-Way Motifs). Corn Dolly An embodiment of the harvest to be set in the center of the harvest dance, or fed to the cattle to `make them thrive year round' (see Secular-Sacred Objects). Tongue In Asia, the extended tongue was a sign of life-force as the tongue between the lips imitated the sacred lingam-yoni: male within female genital. Sticking out the tongue is still a polite sign of greeting in northern India and Tibet (see Body Parts). Cosmic Egg In ancient times the primeval universe-or the Great Mother-took the form of an egg. It carried all numbers and letters within an ellipse, to show that everything is contained within one form at the beginning (see Round and Oval Motifs).
Religion

Man Made God

A Collection of Essays

Author: Barbara G. Walker

Publisher: Stellar House Publishing

ISBN: 0979963141

Category: Religion

Page: 378

View: 8293

Extraordinary independent scholar of comparative religion and mythology Walker examines a time when the Goddess and her consort/son ruled supreme and forward into the era when the patriarchy usurped Her worship.
Social Science

Feminist Fairy Tales

Author: Barbara G. Walker

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062288350

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 9430

Prominent feminist author Barbara Walker has revamped, retold, and infused with life some of your favorite classic fairy tales. No longer are women submissive, helpless creatures in need of redemption through the princely male! Instead they are vibrantly alive, strong women who take fate into their own hands.
Social Science

The Crone

Woman of Age, Wisdom, and Power

Author: Barbara G. Walker

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062288881

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 7026

A probing account of the honored place of older women in ancient matriarchal societies restores to contemporary women an energizing symbol of self-value, power, and respect.
Fiction

Amazon

A Novel

Author: Barbara G. Walker

Publisher: Harper San Francisco

ISBN: 9780062509444

Category: Fiction

Page: 178

View: 6005

Now in paperback--Thelma and Louise-style action and scathing feminist wit reverberate through this explosive novel--the adventures of a woman warrior/time traveler on a mission from the Goddess. "A good yarn with an intriguing time/place dilemma".--Library Journal.
Religion

Women's Rituals

A Sourcebook

Author: Barbara G. Walker

Publisher: HarperOne

ISBN: 9780062509390

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 8850

Discusses women's spirituality, and provides information on holidays, herbs, chants, robes, altars, mandalas, crystals, the laws of the Goddess, and rites of passage
Health & Fitness

The Essential Handbook of Women's Spirituality & Ritual

Author: Barbara G. Walker

Publisher: Fair Winds Press

ISBN: 9781931412643

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 2567

Since the 1983 publication of The Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, Barbara Walker has been widely regarded as one of the most important feminist writers of the past twenty-five years. This sold handbook, originally published as Women's Rituals, is re-packaged in a fresh format with a new introduction and bibliography from the author for a new generation. This is a core text for every woman interested in feminist spirituality and ritual. It is all here---from techniques, procedures, and rituals for individuals and groups. Among the many topics covered are: holidays, chants, making mandalas, rites of passage, the laws of the goddess, tools and rituals for invocations.
Religion

When God Was A Woman

Author: Merlin Stone

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 0307816850

Category: Religion

Page: 265

View: 8695

Here, archaeologically documented,is the story of the religion of the Goddess. Under her, women’s roles were far more prominent than in patriarchal Judeo-Christian cultures. Stone describes this ancient system and, with its disintegration, the decline in women’s status.
History

Women in Greek Myth

Author: Mary R. Lefkowitz

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801886508

Category: History

Page: 238

View: 1110

In the first edition of Women in Greek Myth, Mary R. Lefkowitz convincingly challenged narrow, ideological interpretations of the roles of female characters in Greek mythology. Where some scholars saw the Amazons as the last remnant of a forgotten matriarchy, Clytemnestra as a frustrated individualist, and Antigone as an oppressed revolutionary, Lefkowitz argued that such views were justified neither by the myths themselves nor by the relevant documentary evidence. Concentrating on those aspects of women’s experience most often misunderstood—life apart from men, marriage, influence in politics, self-sacrifice and martyrdom, and misogyny—she presented a far less negative account of the role of Greek women, both ordinary and extraordinary, as manifested in the central works of Greek literature. This updated and expanded edition includes six new chapters on such topics as heroic women in Greek epic, seduction and rape in Greek myth, and the parts played by women in ancient rites and festivals. Revisiting the original chapters as well to incorporate two decades of more recent scholarship, Lefkowitz again shows that what Greek men both feared and valued in women was not their sexuality but their intelligence.
Body, Mind & Spirit

I Ching of the Goddess

Author: Barbara G. Walker

Publisher: Fair Winds Press

ISBN: 9781931412728

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: N.A

View: 1932

Religion

Belief & Unbelief

Author: Barbara G. Walker

Publisher: Humanist Press

ISBN: 9780931779565

Category: Religion

Page: 175

View: 4591

Walker's 22 new essays cover the spectrum, from "The Islamic Holocaust" being perpetrated against women to the dizziness of crystal-gazers in "Encountering the New Age." Walker explains in depth how religion has been perverted from its naturalistic roots in the celebration of the mystery of new life to a patriarchal orgy of violence. In "Does Religion Make People Good?," Walker responds with an emphatic "No ," citing extensive evidence of "Bible Morality" to produce today's Christian "God the Monster." Women have borne the brunt of patriarchal religion's evils - Walker even argues cogently for "Religion As the Root of Sexism." Yet in her conclusion, "Family and the Future," the ever-upbeat Walker imagines a return to the original, best traditions of religion as a metaphor for the wonder of the universe.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Restoring the Goddess

Equal Rites for Modern Women

Author: Barbara G. Walker

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1615922334

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 422

View: 3056

In the beginning, in the time that was no time, nothing existed but the Womb. And the Womb was a limitless dark cauldron of all things in potential: a chaotic blood-soup of matter and energy, fluid as water yet mud-solid with salts of the earth; red-hot as fire yet restlessly churning and bubbling with all the winds. And the Womb was the Mother, before She took form and gave form to Existence. She was the Deep. . . .With this dramatic, poetic recasting of the Genesis myth, Barbara Walker begins this highly original and fascinating work, which is both an incisive critique of patriarchal religion and a bold proposal to establish a liberating alternative to the Judeo-Christian myth. She envisions a religion and a spirituality compatible with women's essential role in society and free of all the superstition and demeaning imagery characteristic of traditional, male-dominated religion. In place of theology she suggests thealogy, replacing the academic study of the God concept with a down-to-earth knowledge of the goddess - a knowledge that incorporates the scientific understanding of the universe and recognizes the symbolic nature of religious concepts and the psychobiological foundations of religion. Rejecting the transcendent deity of patriarchal religion, thealogy would revere an immanent personification of the real universe, especially of the sacred Earth, the only source of life we know.Hearkening back to the widespread worship of a mother goddess at the dawn of civilization, Walker argues for a restoration of this primal religious sensibility, which celebrated the Earth's fertility and woman's innate power to bear new life. Women are already rediscovering this ancient form of spirituality, Walker shows, and redefining modern religion to conform to woman's new appreciation of their rights and the long history of male dominance.Barbara G. Walker (Nokomis, FL) is a highly successful feminist writer of both fiction and nonfiction works. Her previous books include Feminist Fairy Tales, Amazon: A Novel, The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects, and The Skeptical Feminist.
Crafts & Hobbies

Charted Knitting Designs

A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns

Author: Barbara G. Walker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780942018189

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 269

View: 7827

Religion

The Skeptical Feminist

Discovering the Virgin, Mother, and Crone

Author: Barbara G. Walker

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 279

View: 8533

A spiritual autobiography of one woman's inner journey away from her Christian upbringing to an appreciation of the idea of a goddess and a skeptical, feminist view of society.
Crafts & Hobbies

Sampler knitting

Author: Barbara G. Walker

Publisher: Scribner Book Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 178

View: 1013

Fiction

The New Book of Goddesses & Heroines

Author: Patricia Monaghan

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited

ISBN: 9781567184655

Category: Fiction

Page: 371

View: 8546

Includes information on "more than 1,500 goddesses from Australia, Africa, North and South America, Asia, Europe."--Cover.
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Great Cosmic Mother

Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth

Author: Monica Sjoo,Barbara Mor

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062336967

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 528

View: 6282

This classic exploration of the Goddess through time and throughout the world draws on religious, cultural, and archaeological sources to recreate the Goddess religion that is humanity’s heritage. Now, with a new introduction and full-color artwork, this passionate and important text shows even more clearly that the religion of the Goddess--which is tied to the cycles of women’s bodies, the seasons, the phases of the moon, and the fertility of the earth--was the original religion of all humanity.