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The Holy Wild

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  181 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Paperback, 304 pages
Published September 1st 2018 by New World Library
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Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Danielle Dulsky has somehow captured the essence and evolution of not only so many women, but anyone who feels that nagging, scratching urge to withdraw from the prescribed suffocating constricts of ‘society’ and reconnect with something primal. Something wild. Raw. Untamed. Divine. I’ve lost my breath more times than I can count reading this book, which proves how absolutely essential and timely it is. Please, Danielle - keep writing.
Jaclyn Cherie
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is a balm for the wounded, weary Soul of the Wild Woman and Heathen. Danielle has this way with words where she can weave a story within a story, and you become so immersed in what's coming next that you almost forget she is sentence by sentence changing your life. In many ways this book page by page grants the reader permission to find themselves, to be themselves unapologetically and to howl at the Moon.

She reminds us that we are simultaneously animals and Spiritual beings.

The book
Sosanna Olson
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Today I'm reviewing The Holy Wild - A Heathen Bible for the Untamed Woman by Danielle Dulsky.
Generally I like to start out with a disclaimer. I am an atheist witch. I look for the connection between magic and science without the need for a deity. I receive no compensation for these reviews and all my links are standard Amazon links and not affiliate links. I am a practicing photo reader and have spent the last 13 years honing my craft. I offer personal readings by request and have a strong
Morgan Bradham
Finally! -- A book about the power of Feminine Energy that is not angry or loathsome but rather brutally vulnerable and undeniably mighty. Dulsky writes in poetic triumph and with an authority that electrifies her pages with the strength of the Holy Feminine. The title welcomes "the untamed woman", but I think this could be an encouraging and perhaps even illuminating read for anyone who is interested in getting closer to the Holy Feminine or of taking care of our Earth Mother!

So please don't
Greg Soden
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Listen to my interview with the author:

The first book I’ve read in this genre and I really enjoyed it. It opened me to some new perspectives on the world that were immensely fascinating to ponder.
Mary Ann Donnarumma
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So many times while reading this book I said YES out loud. This book gets inside you and has the power to transform you, if you do the suggested journal prompts and rituals. This book is life changing.
Robin Tobin (On the back porch reading)
This is a start stop -Holy Crap what did I get into kind of book.
Mary Drover
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is easily one of the best books I’ve ever read. I intended to write a separate (and longer) review for this, but that never happened, so you’ll just have to deal with me flailing a little here. If you’re curious about my reaction as I was reading, I have a highlight up on my Instagram page that are my genuine reactions while I was currently reading it. This is probably one of the few witch books I would actually recommend to non-witch friends because it’s more about female empowerment than ...more
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Danielle has written another gorgeous book, full of prose that melts your heart and rings true in your bones and rituals for any woman looking to deepen her connection to her elemental, primal self, whether she is new to her wild woman witchcraft practice or has been delving deeply for decades. It's broken up into 5 books: earth, water, fire, air, and ether, giving specific instructions on how to connect with those elements, all while weaving tales of archetypes and legends into the fabric of ...more
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
I didn't hate this book, but I definitely didn't like it nearly as much as I wanted to. Dulsky's writing style just subtracted so much from what this book could have been. In some ways it was pretentious, constantly calling the reader "my love" was condescending. The flowery purple-prose was so distracting from the point of the book that I had to put it down frequently and give myself a pep talk to pick it back up. What's more, this book was completely filled with unresolved anger and angst ...more
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was more than I could ever ask for. It totally bade me take my time. Every store made sense and the prompts we're eye opening. Every woman identifying person should read it (every male identifying person too) ...more
Stephen Buisson-priest
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Invigorating, powerful, and inspirational. Will re-read, and re-re-read.
Babe of Darkness
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
Her words touched every part of me but I felt the book dragged. Most def going to read her other book.
Tristy at New World Library
“With conviction, defiance, and a broad, inclusive definition of womanhood, Dulsky. . . calls on women to reconnect with their wild, instinctual feminine power in this poetic yet practical guide of heathen rituals and observances.”
— Publishers Weekly

“I sank into The Holy Wild like a seed into fertile, warm soil, and I was watered to my roots, shown how to flower, and sung into seeds flying free. Grab this book and savor it. It’s a breathtaking achievement — thorough, practical, and
Mat Auryn
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When I first began reading The Holy Wild: A Heathen Bible for the Untamed Woman I quickly became enamored with it. Danielle Dulsky’s words are beautifully poetic and strikingly powerful. The book has a feel reminiscent of the work of Clarissa Pinkola Estés (who is one of my favorite Jungian authors) but from the perspective and insight of a modern witch. While written for a female audience, I feel every witch regardless of gender can benefit from the wisdom within these pages. Dulsky guides the ...more
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pagan-witchcraft
This book was beautifully written and did wonders for inspiring me to continue to re-wild my practice over the last six months as I nursed what was on the pages. I often found that synchronicities relating to each chapter would crop up in the week(s) before and after I started reading each--I don't think that was a coincidence. One chapter, sure, but all of them?

Danielle's writing is a healing balm that helps all of us uncover the kind of spirituality that will truly leave us feeling
Danielle Trent
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
There's an intrinsic truth to the words spoken in this book. While I don't consider myself a conjurer of magic of any kind- I do appreciate this heathen, holy bible for the untamed woman such as myself. The activities are grounded in peace and love- I am a fan and it has helped me reconnect with my inner and higher self, in a sense.
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely mind-expanding. Dulsky's writing is gorgeous. I'm not a book crier, but I was so touched by this book in so many areas that I teared up often. I love how she rewrites familiar myths/stories as inspiration, and I found the Mary Magdalene section just so moving. I bought the book so that I can write in it and do the prompts.
Thankful Reader
Apr 04, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: abandoned, spiritual
I wanted to love this book. It began beautifully, but alas I realized it was not feeding my soul. It's part myth, part self-help, and part one woman's edict. I wish the author had stuck with re-writing the myths. That I would have enjoyed.
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book made my heart pound and my blood sing like no other!
H.E. Smith
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book helped me navigate one of the hardest seasons of my life. I highly recommend it to both men and women, and everyone between.
Cait Koffarnus
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
A very poetic heathen bible. I would suggest the paper version over the audible version because there’s lists and recipes you miss.
Aug 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, own
There is a lot of information here.
Good info that really makes you think.
Rituals are easy to follow and low maintenance.
Jenni Valentine
Sooooooo ... you know at lovely book, Woman Most Wild: Three Keys to Liberating the Witch Within, well this book is a lot like that one only even more hard-core feminist and socialist. Which, honestly, is okay. I feel like this book might make a perfect entry point for some non-religious womxn who needs to feel validated and re-affirmed of her inherent value. However, I personally found the tone of this book to be a little too aggressive for my taste and possibly better suited to someone with ...more
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“To be heathen means to belong to the wild, to take our lessons from the natural world, and to be nourished by what we fundamentally are rather than what we are told we must be.” 2 likes
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