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The Witches' Goddess

4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  1,113 ratings  ·  9 reviews
This book is of great practical value in discovering and celebrating the transforming energy of the Feminine Principle of Divinity. Part I covers the myriad faces of the Goddess revealed, including: Her presence throughout history; Her Earth and Moon symbolism; Her Madonna and Magdalene disguises; Her revelation within the psyche; Her relationship with women; Her influence ...more
Paperback, 319 pages
Published June 1st 1987 by Phoenix Publishing Inc (first published April 1987)
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Steve Cran
The past 2,000 years the world has been dominated by patriarchal religions that have suppressed the feminine divine impulse. This century has brought about a new awareness of the divine feminine principal. Wicca a fast growing religion based on ancient principals is spearheading the awareness.

But what exactly does the feminine divine principal mean? Ancient Paganism had a plethora of God and Goddesses how does the concept of only one God and goddess come about? Dion Fortune one time said that al
Liz D
Difficult to know how to rate this one. There were parts that I very much enjoyed and appreciated, but others that rang somewhat hollow. Specifically, while I appreciated the attempts to include non-western traditions, some of what was included didn't match up with things I already knew--for perhaps the most blatant example, the lwa are not considered gods/goddesses in the Vodou tradition. That said, I think this book makes for a fairly good beginning-to-intermediate reference guide.
Four stars with lots of caveats.

Don't come to this book expecting good anthropology. This is not a recent publication and you will loathe it if that is what you're coming to look for. If you approach it as a devotional of sorts it's a great little gem in the history of the contemporary pagan and religious witchcraft movements.
I need to re-read this. I haven't read it for some time but it is a glorious testament to the power of the feminine in creation and life, in nature and society.

Good read.
Although there are some issues with using an outdated reference or two, overall this is a great book for understanding the feminine divine and conducting rituals in her honour.
Eileen Fikes
This book is a great start and reference to who's who in the Goddess world....
A book every new Witch, Wiccan, or Pagan should have on their shelf
Definite must read for all withes along with it's brother.
A great reference book for all Witches!
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