The Spiral Dance

The Spiral Dance Author Starhawk
ISBN-10 9780062125224
Year 2011-09-13
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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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.

The Spiral Dance

The Spiral Dance Author R. Garcia Y. Robertson
ISBN-10 0380765187
Year 1993-02-01
Pages 227
Language en
Publisher Avon Books
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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.

Dreaming the Dark

Dreaming the Dark Author Starhawk
ISBN-10 9780807010433
Year 2012-05-01
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Beacon Press
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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.

The Spiral Staircase

The Spiral Staircase Author Karen Armstrong
ISBN-10 9780307368348
Year 2010-06-04
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Vintage Canada
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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.

The Great Cosmic Mother

The Great Cosmic Mother Author Monica Sjoo
ISBN-10 9780062336965
Year 2013-12-10
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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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.

Nature Religion in America

Nature Religion in America Author Catherine L. Albanese
ISBN-10 0226011461
Year 1991-09-24
Pages 267
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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This ground-breaking study reveals an unorganized and previously unacknowledged religion at the heart of American culture. Nature, Albanese argues, has provided a compelling religious center throughout American history.

Dedicant

Dedicant Author Thuri Calafia
ISBN-10 9780738722115
Year 2012-10-08
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher Llewellyn Worldwide
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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

Aradia

Aradia Author Charles Leland
ISBN-10 9781602063020
Year 2007-04-01
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher Cosimo, Inc.
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Its accuracy is disputed by some, while others consider it a vital resource for studying and understanding Italian witch folklore of the 19th century. What is certain is that this 1899 classic has become a foundational document of modern Wicca and neopaganism. Leland claimed his "witch informant," a fortune-teller named Maddalena, supplied him with the secret writings that he translated and combined with his research on Italian pagan tradition to create a gospel of pagan belief and practice. Here, in the story of the goddess Aradia, who came to Earth to champion oppressed peasants in their fight against their feudal overlords and the Catholic Church, are the chants, prayers, spells, and rituals that have become the centerpieces of contemporary pagan faiths. American journalist and folklorist CHARLES GODFREY LELAND (1824-1903) was editor of Continental Monthly during the Civil War and coined the term emancipation as an alternative to abolition, but he is best remembered for his books on ethnography, folklore, and language, including The Gypsies (1882), The Hundred Riddles of the Fairy Bellaria (1892), and Unpublished Legends of Virgil (1899).

Circle Round

Circle Round Author Starhawk
ISBN-10 0553100165
Year 1998
Pages 439
Language en
Publisher Bantam Dell Publishing Group
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Shows parents how to introduce children to the spirituality of Mother Earth--the Goddess--through rituals and stories marking eight holidays

Earth Magic

Earth Magic Author Marion Weinstein
ISBN-10 9781564146380
Year 2003
Pages 223
Language en
Publisher Career Press
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Spanning more than 20 years of experience, this is one of the first Book of Shadows to be released to the public outlining the author's magical practice.

Real Magic

Real Magic Author Isaac Bonewits
ISBN-10 0877286884
Year 1989-01-15
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Weiser Books
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Examines every category of occult phenomena from ESP to Eastern ritual and explores the basic laws of magic, relating them to the natural laws of the universe.

Truth or Dare

Truth or Dare Author Starhawk
ISBN-10 9780062508164
Year 1989-12-27
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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An examination of the nature of power that offers creative alternatives for positive change in our personal lives, our communities, and our world.

Crafting Magick with Pen and Ink

Crafting Magick with Pen and Ink Author Susan Pesznecker
ISBN-10 9780738711454
Year 2009
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Llewellyn Worldwide
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"With the help of this book, your writing and magickal skills will expand and grow...You will be a true magickal writer." —Richard Webster, award-winning author of Write Your Own Magic Would you like to craft your own Book of Shadows? Write a story? Create Pagan rituals or Wiccan spells for special occasions? And ultimately infuse your writing with added beauty, style, and power? Get your creativity flowing as you step into a boundless world where magick comes alive through the written word. Clear, step-by-step instructions will guide you through each phase of creating beautiful and powerful magickal works. • Drumming up ideas • Keeping a magickal journal • Freewriting • Choosing a composition form • Revising drafts to a refined polish This book on magickal writing offers an array of exercises, tips and terms, and writing samples to help you craft stories, devotional poems, spells, chants, prayers, blessings, meditations, and rituals. By mastering the techniques in this book, your every word will crackle with energy, vibrancy, and true power.

The Earth Path

The Earth Path Author Starhawk
ISBN-10 9780062125200
Year 2013-02-26
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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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

The Twelve Wild Swans

The Twelve Wild Swans Author Starhawk
ISBN-10 9780062125231
Year 2011-11-15
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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The long-awaited continuation of the bestselling classic The Spiral Dance