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Practicing the Presence of the Goddess: Everyday Rituals to Transform Your World

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More women than ever are incorporating some kind of spiritual practice into their daily lives, and not always in traditional religious form, but as alternative or hybrid practices. In Practicing the Presence of the Goddess, Barbara Ardinger offers a wide variety of meditations and personal rituals to help women honor the feminine spirit and commune with the Goddess. These ...more
Board Book, 128 pages
Published September 8th 2000 by New World Library (first published September 3rd 2000)
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Rhiannon Grant
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: feminism, paganism
A good choice - a Goddess worship book which reminded me why I read Goddess worship books. Ardinger's approach to spirituality and deity appeals to me. In this book, she acknowledges the value of outward rituals and shiny tools for some purposes, but also stresses that these are just accessories, and the awareness of the presence of the Goddess is an inward process which can be worked on anywhere, any time, with no special kit at all. While acknowledging the problems with the eclectic approach w ...more
Martina
May 18, 2013 rated it liked it
A good, basic book on ritual. Ardinger strikes a good balance between informative and easy to read. Over all, I liked the book well enough to look into some of her other titles, however, the sections on making up one's one goddesses feel a bit silly to me. That said, everyone has to find what works best for her and it's always interesting to see how other people do things.
Molly
Feb 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Re-read. One of my favorites (though I like its predecessor, A Woman's Book of Rituals and Celebrations, better). Nice, little pocket sized book.
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Gotta say, the "Blessed Bees" bit confused the heck out of me, particularly when the author spoke all along about having them present on her altar, but then implied at the end that they are the "modern equivalent of the 'good neighbours' that our ancestors knew." So, is this a real "bee" representation that she has present on her altar, or is it a spectral/imagination of the spirit realm?

Other than that aspect, I greatly enjoyed this book, and can think of a couple of friends I'd love to gift co
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