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The Witches' God

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Exploring the Masculine Principle of Divinity This companion volume to The Witches' Goddess re-establishes the ancient balance between God and Goddess. Part I covers the many concepts of the God examined, including: His faces throughout history; The Son/Lover God; The Vegetation God; The War God; The Anti-God; and more Part II gives a close look at 12 individual gods of hi ...more
Paperback, 278 pages
Published April 1st 1989 by Phoenix Publishing Inc (first published January 1st 1989)
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Steve Cran
Jan 11, 2016 Steve Cran rated it really liked it
The witches God has assumed many guises throughout history. Man's first perception of deity was that of Goddess. After all they saw women give birth but were unaware of the male role in the whole thing. As time marches forward and man becomes more aware of the male role in procreation the male God begins to enter their picture. Like Tammyz or Osiris, the god becomes a vegetative God who guaranteed the crops would grow. He was also the God who fertilized the Mother Earth with suns penetrating ray ...more
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Apr 10, 2015 Levi rated it really liked it
Approach it for the anthropology and you'll hate it. Approach it as a devotional work and it's a lovely piece of contemporary pagan and religious witchcraft history.
Chris
Mar 05, 2016 Chris rated it really liked it
If the reader is looking for the masculine side of Pagan deities, this is a good book for that. I recommend it for the curious male looking into Wicca and/or Paganism.
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Mar 13, 2016 Jeffrey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great read

As with the witches goddesses, great information. I particularly like the ritual plays, both entertaining and thought provoking. Great reference work.
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Janet Farrar, along with Stewart, is author of many books on witchcraft, and a well known witch who has appeared frequently in the media. She currently lives in Ireland and regularly tours the U.S.A. giving lectures and workshops.
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“At the human level, in Jungian terms – the Goddess whispers to a man’s anima, his buried feminine aspect, and the God speaks out loud to his male emphasis; while the God whispers to a woman’s buried male animus, and the Goddess speaks out loud to her female emphasis.” 1 likes
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