Barbara G. Walker


Born
in Philadelphia, The United States
July 02, 1930

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Barbara Walker studied journalism at the University of Pennsylvania and then took a reporting job at the Washington Star in DC. During her work as a reporter, she became increasingly interested in feminism and women's issues.

Her writing career has been split between knitting instruction books, produced in the late 1960s through the mid-80s; and women's studies and mythology books, produced from the 1980s through the early 21st C.

Average rating: 4.3 · 6,429 ratings · 357 reviews · 31 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Treasury of Knitting Patt...

4.60 avg rating — 1,156 ratings — published 1967 — 4 editions
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The Woman's Encyclopedia of...

4.29 avg rating — 1,240 ratings — published 1983 — 7 editions
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A Second Treasury of Knitti...

4.64 avg rating — 751 ratings — published 1970 — 3 editions
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The Woman's Dictionary of S...

4.21 avg rating — 784 ratings — published 1988 — 10 editions
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Charted Knitting Designs: A...

4.49 avg rating — 421 ratings — published 1972 — 4 editions
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Knitting from the Top

4.19 avg rating — 401 ratings — published 1972 — 4 editions
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A Fourth Treasury of Knitti...

4.44 avg rating — 313 ratings — published 2000
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Feminist Fairy Tales

3.29 avg rating — 419 ratings — published 1996 — 7 editions
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The Crone: Woman of Age, Wi...

4.14 avg rating — 251 ratings — published 1986 — 5 editions
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Mosaic Knitting

4.19 avg rating — 148 ratings — published 1976 — 3 editions
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“In the beginning, in a time that was no time, nothing existed but the Womb. And the Womb was a limitless dark cauldron of all things in potential: a chaotic blood-soup of matter and energy, fluid as water yet mud-solid with salts of the earth, red-hot as fire yet relentlessly churning and bubbling with all the winds. And the Womb was the Mother, before She took form and gave form to Existence. She was the Deep.”
Barbara G. Walker, Restoring the Goddess: Equal Rites for Modern Women

“To each living thing the Mother gave a temporary form that would eventually dissolve, back once more into the infinite churning a cauldron of potential, where matters and energies are constantly exchanger and recombined. She made the world an image of that uterine cauldron, so that every life form sustains itself by absorbing, decomposing , and assimilating other forms.”
Barbara G. Walker, Restoring the Goddess: Equal Rites for Modern Women

“Few words are so revealing of western sexual prejudice as the word Goddess, in contrast to the word God. Modern connotations vastly differ from those of the ancients, to whom the Goddess was a full-fledged cosmic parent figure who created the universe and its laws, ruler of Nature, Fate, Time, Eternity, Truth, Wisdom, Justice, Love. Birth, Death, etc.”
Barbara G. Walker, The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets

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