|Goddess Gift: Discover Your Goddess Type |
Using the myths of many goddesses as models, Goddess Gift gives women concrete images and specific ways of thinking and being; ways to grow and to be strong while remaining fully female. Whether you want to address a specific issue or to explore the enigmatic areas of your psyche, Goddess Gift will help you understand the patterns of your life and plant you firmly on the path to your personal fulfillment.
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|Drawing Down the Moon, by Margot Adler, Beacon Hill Press.|
General introduction to the beliefs and practices of the many variants of modern Neo-Paganism.
Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ballantine Books. The book that took the world by storm, using the medium of storytelling, this book is sure to become a classic and illustrates the "workings" of archetypal psychology as well as being an enjoyable read.
Bulfinch's Mythology. A "classic" work on Greek/Roman myths, legends, and fables. Now accessible on the web: follow this link.
The Hero with a Thousand Faces, by Joseph Campbell. Inspiring work by the best selling author of the 4 volume The Masks of God, but goddesses are a bit neglected in favor of the males/gods.
|The New Book of Goddesses and Heroines, by Patricia Monaghan, Phoenix Publishing Co. |
Extensive "encyclopedia" of goddesses and heroines from a wide range of cultures. Scholarly, but well told and fascinating.
|Goddesses and Gods of Old Europe, by Marija Gimbutas. Groundbreaking analysis of the religions of early humans based primarily on archeological evidence, revealing that our ancestors primarily worshipped the goddess who was later supplanted by the gods as patriarchies emerged. |
The Language of the Goddess, by Marija Gimbutus with foreword by Joseph Campbell, University of California Press. Study of early and prehistoric artifacts supporting the existence of matriarchal goddess-worshipping cultures that were earth-centered, egalitarian, and peaceful.
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|The Greek Myths, Vols. 1 and 2, by Robert Graves, Penguin Paperback.|
Retelling and analysis of the Greek myths from the author's own particular points of view. A classic work, although the goddesses are somewhat slighted in favor of the male deities.
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, by Edith Hamilton, Warner Books. The author, well known for her love and knowledge of classical literature, created a legendary bestseller in this masterful retelling of the best loved Roman, Greek, and Norse myths. Great gift for a young person interested in mythology.