Goddess Spirituality is a movement … a practice … a belief system made up of women and men from all walks of life and all types of religious backgrounds and experiences. A belief in Goddess as the primary divinity, the Creatrix, is one of the common factors of those who identify with Goddess Spirituality. Ways of worship, ceremonial practices and expression of Goddess Spirituality is fluid and reflects a “being-ness” rather than dogma and there are no set rules. Goddess Spirituality can exist within traditional religious frameworks and can also exist without any framework at all. In the end, it comes down to your personal relationship with Goddess or divinity.
For the Goddess Notes this week, I compiled a list of my well-worn and long-read favorites that will be a valuable resource for anyone who is seeking to explore Goddess Spirituality and the Sacred Feminine, as well as for those who have long walked the path. This list is by no means complete, rather a start to connect with incredible authors and Goddess women who have blazed trails for all of us to follow. There are several anthologies to dip into and find voices of Goddess women that resonate and inform.
We would love to know – what books would you add to this list?
Goddesses in Everywoman by Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen
The Moon and the Virgin by Nor Hall
Womanspirit Rising edited by Carol P. Christ and Judith Plaskow
The Dance of the Dissident Daughter by Sue Monk Kidd
When God was a Woman by Merlin Stone
Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood by Merlin Stone
The Politics of Women’s Spirituality edited by Charlene Spretnak
Voices of the Goddess edited by Caitlin Matthews
The Myth of the Goddess by Anne Baring and Jules Cashford
Stepping into Ourselves: An Anthology of Writings on Priestesses edited by Anne Key and Candace Kant
Sacred Circles: A Guide to Creating Your Own Women’s Spirituality Group by Robin Deen Carnes and Sally Craig
Women Who Run with the Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes
The Great Cosmic Mother by Monica Sjoo and Barbara Mor
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