The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets

Author: Barbara G. Walker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780044409540

Category: Folklore

Page: 1121

View: 9328

A feminist encyclopaedia focusing on mythology, anthropology, religion and sexuality. Discover where the legend of a cat's nine lives comes from, why mama is a word understood in nearly all languages and whether there really was a female Pope.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 5561

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

The Sacred Prostitute

Eternal Aspect of the Feminine

Author: Nancy Qualls-Corbett

Publisher: Inner City Books

ISBN: 9780919123311

Category: Psychology

Page: 171

View: 2697

The disconnection between spirituality and passionate love leaves a broad sense of dissatisfaction and boredom in relationships. The author illustrates how our vitality and capacity for joy depend on restoring the soul of the sacred prostitute to its rightful place in consciousness.

PaGaian Cosmology

Re-inventing Earth-based Goddess Religion

Author: Glenys Livingstone

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595349900

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 364

View: 8525

PaGaian Cosmology brings together a religious practice of seasonal ritual based in a contemporary scientific sense of the cosmos and female imagery for the Sacred. The author situates this original synthesis in her context of being female and white European transplanted to the Southern Hemisphere. Her sense of alienation from her place, which is personal, cultural and cosmic, fires a cosmology that re-stories Goddess metaphor of Virgin-Mother-Crone as a pattern of Creativity, which unfolds the cosmos, manifests in Earth's life, and may be known intimately. PaGaian Cosmology is an ecospirituality grounded in indigenous Western religious celebration of the Earth-Sun annual cycle. By linking to story of the unfolding universe this practice can be deepened, and a sense of the Triple Goddess-central to the cycle and known in ancient cultures-developed as a dynamic innate to all being. The ritual scripts and the process of ritual events presented here, may be a journey into self-knowledge through personal, communal and ecological story: the self to be known is one that is integral with place. PaGaian Cosmology may be used as a resource for individuals or groups seeking new forms of devotional expression and an Earth-based pathway to wisdom within.

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Nikkis (nicht ganz so) bezauberndes Märchen

Author: Rachel Renée Russell

Publisher: Egmont

ISBN: 3505133787

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1302

April, April? Träume ich, oder was ist hier los? Nachdem Nikki im Sportunterricht versehentlich eins übergebraten bekommen hat, erwacht sie in einer vollkommen abgedrehten Märchenwelt. Dort stecken sie und ihre besten Freundinnen Chloe und Zoey sowie ihr Schwarm Brandon und die absolute Oberzicke MacKenzie mitten im Leben einiger bekannter Märchenfiguren fest. Selbstverständlich sorgt das für ein heilloses Durcheinander, und die klassischen Geschichten verlaufen nicht ganz so, wie man sie eigentlich kennt ...

Man Made God

A Collection of Essays

Author: Barbara G. Walker

Publisher: Stellar House Publishing

ISBN: 0979963141

Category: Religion

Page: 378

View: 3297

Extraordinary independent scholar of comparative religion and mythology Walker examines a time when the Goddess and her consort/son ruled supreme and forward into the era when the patriarchy usurped Her worship.

The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects

Author: Barbara G. Walker

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062288873

Category: Reference

Page: 576

View: 8668

This fascinating guide to the history and mythology of woman-related symbols features: Unique organization by shape of symbol or type of sacred object 21 different sections including Round and Oval Motifs, Sacred Objects, Secular-Sacred Objects, Rituals, Deities' Signs, Supernaturals, Body Parts, Nature, Birds, Plants, Minerals, Stones and Shells, and more Introductory essays for each section 753 entries and 636 illustrations Alphabetical index for easy reference Three-Rayed Sun The sun suspended in heaven by three powers, perhaps the Triple Goddess who gave birth to it (see Three-Way Motifs). Corn Dolly An embodiment of the harvest to be set in the center of the harvest dance, or fed to the cattle to `make them thrive year round' (see Secular-Sacred Objects). Tongue In Asia, the extended tongue was a sign of life-force as the tongue between the lips imitated the sacred lingam-yoni: male within female genital. Sticking out the tongue is still a polite sign of greeting in northern India and Tibet (see Body Parts). Cosmic Egg In ancient times the primeval universe-or the Great Mother-took the form of an egg. It carried all numbers and letters within an ellipse, to show that everything is contained within one form at the beginning (see Round and Oval Motifs).

Kali

The Black Goddess of Dakshineswar

Author: Elizabeth U. Harding

Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.

ISBN: 089254600X

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 607

Kali, The Black Goddess of Dakshineswar by Elizabeth U. Harding provides a wealth of information about the worship of the Goddess Kali. This book gives an intimate and detailed description of Kolkata's famous Dakshineswar temple and Ma Bhavatarini, the form of Kali worshipped there. Learn about the temple's festivals & daily rituals, and discover inspiring accounts of some of this traditions ecstatic saints. A great introduction to Kali worship.

Das Spiel der Götter (1)

Die Gärten des Mondes

Author: Steven Erikson

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641089778

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

View: 3014

Das malazanische Imperium ist ein Moloch, der sich mit Hilfe seiner Magier und Soldaten unerbittlich ausbreitet. Jetzt soll die letzte freie Stadt fallen. Doch eine ominöse Macht verweigert den Truppen der Kaiserin den letzten Sieg: Über Darujhistan schwebt aus heiterem Himmel eine riesige Festung und versetzt alle Welt in helle Aufregung ...

The Wheel of Change Tarot

Author: Alexandra Genetti

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0996384804

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 326

View: 2043

Originally published as a boxed set in 1997, The Wheel of Change Tarot companion book is now available separately. Included in the print version of the book are descriptions of the symbolism and reading interpretations for each of the 78 cards, as well as black and white images of each one. Ten years in the making, The Wheel of Change Tarot is a unique and brilliant creation. The rich and detailed watercolors remain true to the traditional structure of the Tarot, but infuse it with layers of pattern and meaning drawn equally from the natural world, Goddess-centered beliefs, traditional religions, and contemporary culture. In doing so, The Wheel of Change Tarot transcends any single belief system. It enables a realization of the deep interconnected nature of all things and of the eternal cycle of transformation, of change, that is the only constant in the world. The Wheel of Change Tarot book includes many new spreads for doing both simple and sophisticated readings, a solitaire game designed to help beginners familiarize themselves with the Tarot, and guides to astrology and symbolism that will help readers develop their own philosophical system. Also included in the book is a new and completely original underlying pattern for the cards of the major arcana. Titled "The Tarot Tree", it helps people learn and understand the archetypes more easily and completely, and establishes several profound interrelated groupings, which lead to a new understanding of the structure of the major arcana. In addition, there is a philosophical commentary by Stanley V. McDaniel, Professor Emeritus, Sonoma State University, with whom Alexandra studied in the 1970s.

Feminist Fairy Tales

Author: Barbara G. Walker

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062288350

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 3159

Prominent feminist author Barbara Walker has revamped, retold, and infused with life some of your favorite classic fairy tales. No longer are women submissive, helpless creatures in need of redemption through the princely male! Instead they are vibrantly alive, strong women who take fate into their own hands.

The Essential Handbook of Women's Spirituality & Ritual

Author: Barbara G. Walker

Publisher: Fair Winds Press

ISBN: 9781931412643

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 3942

Since the 1983 publication of The Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, Barbara Walker has been widely regarded as one of the most important feminist writers of the past twenty-five years. This sold handbook, originally published as Women's Rituals, is re-packaged in a fresh format with a new introduction and bibliography from the author for a new generation. This is a core text for every woman interested in feminist spirituality and ritual. It is all here---from techniques, procedures, and rituals for individuals and groups. Among the many topics covered are: holidays, chants, making mandalas, rites of passage, the laws of the goddess, tools and rituals for invocations.

Belief and Unbelief

Womanhood Beyond Religion

Author: Barbara G. Walker

Publisher: Humanist Press

ISBN: 093177957X

Category: Religion

Page: 186

View: 1651

Barbara G. Walker, bestselling author of The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets and past winner of the American Humanist Association’s Humanist Heroine Award, takes a hard look at religion in her latest book: Belief & Unbelief. Walker’s 22 new essays cover the spectrum, from “The Islamic Holocaust” being perpetrated against women to the dizziness of crystal-gazers in “Encountering the New Age.” Walker explains in depth how religion has been perverted from its naturalistic roots in the celebration of the mystery of new life to a patriarchal orgy of violence. In “Does Religion Make People Good?”, Walker responds with an emphatic “No!”, citing extensive evidence of “Bible Morality” to produce today’s Christian “God the Monster.” Women have borne the brunt of patriarchal religion’s evils – Walker even argues cogently for “Religion As the Root of Sexism.” Yet in her conclusion, “Family and the Future,” the ever-upbeat Walker imagines a return to the original, best traditions of religion as a metaphor for the wonder of the universe.

Brady's Book of Fixed Stars

Author: Bernadette Brady

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781578631056

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 480

View: 6603

For the first time, this book offers astrologers: Paran Maps and Star Phases for over 60 stars; new insights into the natal use of fixed stars, as well as their use in mundane astrology; extensive appendices of Heliacal Rising and Acronychal Settinggraphs and tables so that, for any given location, the dates of these risings and settings can be found; a list of 176 stars with their 21st century Ptolemaic precessed positions versus their commonly-considered positions based on Ulugh Beg's methods.

Papyros Ebers

Das älteste Buch über Heilkunde

Author: H. Joachim

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3111521761

Category: History

Page: 234

View: 2869