With contributions from best-selling authors such as Morgan Daimler, Elen Sentier and Jhenah Telyndru, as well as a new generation of up-coming writers, Seven Ages of the Goddess uncovers the history of the Goddess, from prehistoric origins through to the present day and beyond.
Edited by Trevor Greenfield, publisher of Moon Books and editor of Naming the Goddess and Goddess in America.
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Travelling from the Stone Age right through to the possible future of goddess worship, Seven Ages of the Goddess brings together some really interesting goddesses and their histories. A veritable cornucopia of talented writers draw on personal experience, historical text, folklore and even dip into fairy tales to take the reader on a most wonderful journey. A fascinating read. ~ Rachel Patterson, author of Moon Magic, The Cailleach and Arc of the Goddess
Love this fresh and new approach to Goddess in one book, between two covers! I have over 1,000 books in my library, thus very discerning about what I buy, but THIS BOOK will garner a place on my shelves! ~ Rev. Dr. Karen Tate, author, scholar, social justice activist and hostess of Voices of the Sacred Feminine radio.
Seven Ages of the Goddess is a treasure-trove of new writing and thought about a very old subject indeed - a subject that continues to inspire extraordinary writing and other spiritual expression . From the Great Mother to the Goddess ex machina of the current age, this book thoroughly and beautifully expands our notions of the Female Divines. As our old world churns through the recalibration of patriarchal systems, this is a well-timed addition to any thinking person’s spiritual library. ~ H. Byron Ballard, author and senior priestess, Mother Grove Goddess Temple
Wherever you are in your exploration and experience of the goddess and what she means for you, Seven Ages of The Goddess provides a beautiful and thought provoking journey through Her ages offering a broad variety of perspectives and valuable insights. ~ Antonella Hall, Founder Member - Norfolk Goddess Temple. Priestess of Andraste, Priestess of The Goddess
This book is an essential introduction for those who are new to the idea of a female Godhead. We are currently living in a time of paradigm shift when the culture has begun to accept the idea of female equality and yet still seems mired in ambivalence about it. In the US only 20% of House and Senate members are women, despite the fact that women are just over half of the US population, and only 4.2% of Fortune 500 corporate CEOs are female. Women and men seem to be carrying an unconscious bias in favor of male leaders, which I suspect is ultimately due to the Biblical notion that divinity is male. Modern women carry a deep unconscious wound due to that philosophy, and men still assume privilege and superiority because of it. Even within these pages you can see the cultural ambivalence on display; "god" and "goddess" appear in some chapters while "God and "Goddess" appear in others. The Judeo-Christian-Islamic god is always "God", however. It is my hope that books like these will tip the balance so that the Divine Feminine can be appreciated, along with her male gendered partner. ~ Ellen Evert Hopman, author of A Legacy of Druids - Conversations with Druid Leaders from Britain, the USA and Canada