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RECOMMENDED READING


The Sacred Feminine: Women's Roots

The Myth of the Goddess: Evolution of an Image
by Anne Baring, Jules Cashford

The Mother's Songs: Images of God the Mother
by Meinrad Craighead

Women's Power in Global Perspective
by Max Dashu 

The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future
by Riane Eisler

Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

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The Once and Future Goddess:
A Symbol for Our Times

by Elinor W. Gadon

 

Goddess: Mother of Living Nature
by Adele Getty

Goddesses and Gods of Old Europe, 6500-3500 BC
by Marija Alseikaite Gimbutas

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The Language of the Goddess
by Marija Gimbutas &
Joseph Campbell

 

The Living Goddesses
by Marija Gimbutas, Miriam Robbins Dexter (Editor)

From the Realm of the Ancestors: An Anthology in Honor of Marija Gimbutas
Ed. by Joan Marler

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When the Drummers Were Women:
A Spiritual History of Rhythm

by Layne Redmond

 

The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth
by Monica Sjoo and Barbara Mor

Lost Goddesses of Early Greece: A Collection of Pre-Hellenic Myths

by Charlene Spretnak

Missing Mary: The Queen of Heaven and Her Re-emergence in the Modern Church
by Charlene Spretnak

The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion o the Great Goddess

by Starhawk

Sacred Woman, Sacred Dance: Awakening Spirituality Through Movement and Ritual

by Iris Stewart

When God Was a Woman

by Merlin Stone

The Woman in the Shaman's Body
by Barbara Tedlock

The Crone: Woman of Age, Wisdom and Power
by Barbara Walker

The Sacred Feminine in Various Traditions

The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions
by Paula Gunn Allen

The Divine Feminine: Exploring the Feminine Face of God
by Anne Baring and Andrew Harvey

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Longing for Darkness:
Tara and the Black Madonna

by China Galland

 

She Who Dwells Within: A Feminist Vision of Renewed Judaism
by Lynn Gottlieb

She Who Is: The Mystery of God in Feminist Theological Discourse

by Elizabeth Johnson

Hindu Goddesses: Visions of the Divine Feminine in the Hindu Religious Tradition

by David Kinsley

SOPHIA: Goddess of Wisdom, Bride of God

by Caitlin Matthews

Buffalo Woman Comes Singing: The Spirit Song of a Rainbow Medicine Woman
by Brooke Medicine Eagle

Grandmothers' Stories

by Burleigh Mutén

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The Lady of Ten Thousand Names:
Goddess Stories from Many Cultures

by Burleigh Mutén

 

Sacred Space, Sacred Circles, and Ritual

A Woman's Book of Rituals & Celebrations
by Barbara Adinger

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Calling the Circle:
The First and Future Culture

by Christina Baldwin

 

The Art of Ritual: A Guide to Creating and Performing Your Own Ceremonies for Growth and Change
by Renee Beck and Sydney Barbara Metrick

The Millionth Circle: How to Change Ourselves and the World
by Jean Shinoda Bolen

Urgent Message from the Mother: Gather the Women, Save the World
by Jean Shinoda Bolen

Sacred Circles: A Guide to Creating Your Own Women's Spirituality Group
by Robin Carnes

Myths, Rites, Symbols: A Mircea Eliade Reader

by Mircea Eliade

Wisdom Circles: A Guide to Self-Discovery and Community Building in Small Groups
by Charles Garfield, Cindy Spring, and Sedonia Cahill

A Sense of the Sacred: Finding Our Spiritual Lives Through Ceremony

by Adele Getty

The Heart of the Circle: A Guide to Drumming

by Holly Blue Hawkins

Celebrating Nature: Rites and Ceremonies Around the World
by Elizabeth Helman

Sisters of the Thirteen Moons : Rituals Celebrating Women's Lives

by Barbara Mitrano, Jeanne Brinkman Grinnan, et al

Celebrating Girls: Nurturing and Empowering Our Daughters
by Virginia Rutter

Women's Medicine Ways: Cross-Cultural Rites of Passage

by Marcia Starck and Gynne Stern

Truth or Dare: Encounters With Power, Authority, and Mystery

by Starhawk

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Casting the Circle:
A Women's Book of Ritual

by Diane Stein

 

The Goddess Celebrates: An Anthology of Women's Rituals
Ed. by Diane Stein

Jung's Map of the Soul
by Murray Stein

Beautiful Necessity: The Art and Meaning of Women's Altars

by Kay Turner

Your Spacious Self: Clear Your Clutter and Discover Who You Are
by Stephanie Bennett Vogt
 
Women's Rituals: A Sourcebook
by Barbara G. Walker

The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects
by Barbara G. Walker

Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets

by Barbara G. Walker

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The Way of Council
by Jack Zimmerman and Virginia Coyle

 

The Truth of Women's Experience

Women's Ways of Knowing: The Development of Self, Voice, and Mind
by Mary F. Belenky

Meeting at the Crossroads: Women's Psychology and Girls' Development
by Lyn Mikel Brown and Carol Gilligan

Weaving the Visions: New Patterns in Feminist Spirituality

by Carol P. Christ

Womanspirit Rising: A Feminist Reader in Religion

Ed. by Carol Christ and Judith Plaskow

Beyond God the Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women's Liberation

by Mary Daly

Sacred Pleasure: Sex, Myth, and the Politics of the Body

by Riane Eisler

Living in the Lap of the Goddess: The Feminist Spirituality Movement in America
by Cynthia Eller

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In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory
and Women's Development

by Carol Gilligan

 

Changing of the Gods
by Naomi Goldenberg

Women's Growth In Diversity: More Writings from the Stone Center

Ed. by Judith V. Jordan

Women's Growth in Connection: Writings From the Stone Center
Ed. by Judith v. Jordan

The Creation of Patriarchy
by Gerda Lerner

Who Cooked the Last Supper: The Women's History of the World

by Rosalind Miles

The Goddess Re-Awakening: The Feminine Principle Today
Compiled by Shirley Nicholson

The Heart and Soul of Sex: Making the ISIS Connection
by Gina Ogden

Sexism and God-Talk: Toward a Feminist Theology
by Rosemary Radford Ruether

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Faith: Trusting Your Own
Deepest Experience

by Sharon Salzberg

 

Women's Reality: An Emerging Female System in a White Male Society
by Anne Wilson Schae

The Politics of Women's Spirituality: Essays on the Rise of Spiritual Power Within the Feminist Movement
by Charlene Spretnak

Defecting in Place Women Claiming Responsibility for Their Own Spiritual Lives

Ed. by Miriam Therese Winter

The Inner Journey

Imagery in Healing: Shamanism and Modernism Medicine
by Jeanne Achterberg

Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict
by Tsultrim Allione

Goddesses in Everywoman: A New Psychology of Women
by Jean Shinoda Bolen 

Crones Don't Whine: Concentrated Wisdom for Juicy Women
by Jean Shinoda Bolen

Susan Seddon Boulet: The Goddess Paintings

by Susan Seddon Boulet

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Circle of Stones:
Woman's Journey to Herself

by Judith Duerk

 

The Fruitful Darkness: Reconnecting With the Body of the Earth
by Joan Halifax

The Way of the Shaman

by Michael Harner

Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self

by Sandra Ingerman

The Motherline: Every Woman's Journey to Find Her Female Roots

by Ruth Naomi Lowinsky

Singing the Soul Back Home: Shamanism in Daily Life

by Caitlin Matthews

The Heroine's Journey: Reclaiming the Wise Woman Within

by Maureen Murdock

Daughters of Saturn: From Father's Daughter to Creative Woman

by Patricia Reis

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Through the Goddess:
A Woman's Way of Healing

by Patricia Reis

 

Finding the Deep River Within: A Woman's Guide to Recovering
Balance and Meaning in Everyday Life

by Abby Seixas

Female Rage: Unlocking the Secrets, Claiming Its Power
by Mary Valentis and Anne Devane

The Double Goddess: Women Sharing Power
by Vicki Noble

In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens
by Alice Walker

Pregnant Virgin: A Process of Psychological Transformation

by Marion Woodman

Women's Health and Healing

Close to the Bone: Life-Threatening Illness and the Search for Meaning
by Jean Shinoda Bolen

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Nourishing Traditions:
The Cookbook That Challenges
Politically Correct Nutrition

by Sally Fallon 


Healing Through the Dark Emotions: The Wisdom of Grief, Fear and Despair

by Miriam Greenspan

What Her Body Thought: A Journey Into the Shadows

by Susan Griffin

The Sevenfold Journey: Reclaiming Mind, Body and Spirit Through the Chakras
by Anodea Judith

The Cancer Journals
by Audre Lorde

Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing

by Caroline Myss

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Women's Bodies,
Women's Wisdom

by Christiane Northrup

 

The Wisdom of Menopause
by Christiane Northrup

The Return of Desire: A Guide to Rediscovering Your Sexual Passion
by Gina Ogden

Women Who Love Sex: Ordinary Women Describe Their Paths to Pleasure, Intimacy and Ecstasy
by Gina Ogden

Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

The Dreaming Way: Dreams & Art for Remembering and Recovering
by Patricia Reis and Susan Snow

A Woman's Book of Herbs: The Healing Power of Natural Remedies
by Deb Soule

Caring for the Earth

Ecofeminism and the Sacred
Ed. by Carol J. Adams

Urgent Message From Mother: Gather the Women, Save the World
by Jean Shinoda Bolen

Fertile Ground: Women, Earth, and the Limits of Control
by Irene Diamond

Reweaving the World: The Emergence of Ecofeminism
Ed. by Irene Diamond and Gloria Feman Orenstein

Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her

by Susan Griffin

Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals
by Linda Hogan

World As Lover, World As Self
by Joanna Macy

Nature and Other Mothers: Personal Stories of Women and the Body of Earth
by Brenda Peterson

Arctic Refuge Sutra: Teachings from an Endangered Landscape
by Patricia Reis

The Cosmic Dance: An Invitation to Experience Our Oneness
by Joyce Rupp, illustrated by Mary Southard

The Resurgence of the Real

by Charlene Spretnak

The Earth Path: Grounding Your Spirit in the Rhythms of Nature
by Starhawk

The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos: Humanity and the New Story
by Brian Swimme

Relationship and Community (Local and Global)

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The Values of Belonging:
Rediscovering Balance, Mutuality, Intuition,
and Wholeness in a Competitive World

by Carol Lee Flinders


The Bond Between Women: A Journey to Fierce Compassion

by China Galland

The Majesty of Your Loving: A Couple's Journey Through Alzheimer's
by Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle

Fierce Tenderness: A Feminist Theology of Friendship
by Mary Hunt

Women for Afghan Women: Shattering Myths and Claiming the Future
by Sunita Mehta

Entering the Ghost River: Meditations on the Theory and Practice of Healing

by Deena Metzger

The Healing Connection: How Women Form Relationships in Therapy and in Life
by Jean Baker Miller

Sisterhood Is Global: The International Women's Movement Anthology

by Robin Morgan

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The Cultural Creatives:
How 50 Million People Are Changing the World

by Paul Ray and Sherry Ruth Anderson

 

Welcoming Spirit Home: Ancient African Teachings to Celebrate Children and Community
by Sobonfu Some 

Webs of Power: Notes from the Global Uprising
by Starhawk

Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future
by Margaret J. Wheatley

Spiritual Enrichment and Creative Expression

Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth As a Spiritual Tool
by Lauren Artress

Weavers of Wisdom: Women Mystics of the Twentieth Century

by Anne Bancroft

Everyday Sacred: A Woman's Journey Home

by Sue Bender

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A Woman's Journey to God
by Joan Borysenko

 


The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

by Julia Cameron 

Walking in This World: The Practical Art of Creativity
by Julia Cameron

The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times

by Pema Chodron

Enduring Grace: Living Portraits of. Seven Women Mystics

by Carol Lee Flinders

Women Pray: Voices Through the Ages, From Many Faiths, Cultures and Traditions
Ed. by Monica Furlong

Developing Intuition: Practical Guidance for Daily Life

by Shakti Gawain

Being Peace

by Thich Nhat Hahn

Dance of the Spirit: The Seven Steps of Women's Spirituality

by Maria Harris

Women in Praise of the Sacred: 43 Centuries of Spiritual Poetry by Women

by Jane Hirshfield

Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life

by Judith Lasater

The Woman's Retreat Book : A Guide to Restoring, Rediscovering, and Reawakening Your True Self--In a moment, an Hour, a Day, or a Weekend
by Jennifer Louden

Writing for Your Life: A Guide and Companion to the Inner Worlds

by Deena Metzger

Stirring the Waters: Writing to Find Your Spirit
by Janell Moon

I Opened the Gate Laughing: An Inner Journey
by Mayumi Oda

A God Who Looks Like Me: Discovering a Woman-Affirming Spirituality
by Patricia Lynn Reilly

Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

by Sharon Salzberg

A Voice of Her Own: Women and the Journal Writing Journey

by Marlene Schiwy

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The Flowering of the Soul:
A Book of Prayers by Women

by Lucinda Vardey

 

An Anthology of Sacred Texts by and about Women
Ed. by Serinity Young

Women's Stories (Personal and Collective)

The Feminine Face of God: The Unfolding of the Sacred in Women
by Sherry Anderson and Patricia Hopkins

In the Footsteps of the Goddess

Ed. by Cristina Biaggi

Crossing to Avalon: A Woman's Midlife Pilgrimage

by Jean Shinoda Bolen

Diving Deep and Surfacing: Women Writers on Spiritual Quest

by Carol Christ

At the Root of This Longing: Reconciling a Spiritual Hunger and a Feminist Thirst
by Carol Lee Flinders

Writing a Woman's Life

by Carolyn G. Heilbrun

The Dance of the Dissident Daughter
by Sue Monk Kidd

Widening Circles
by Joanna Macy

The Journey Is Home

by Nelle Morton

Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal

by Rachel Naomi Remen

Of Woman Born: Motherhood As Experience and Institution
by Adrienne Rich

Anything We Love Can Be Saved: A Writer's Activism

by Alice Walker

Books for Girls

Circle Round: Raising Children in Goddess Traditions
by Starhawk, Diane Baker, Anne Hill

The Goddess in Every Girl: Develop your Teen Feminine Power
by M.J. Abadie
 
Moon Mother, Moon Daughter: Myths and Rituals that
Celebrate a Girl’s Coming of Age

by Janet Lucy and Terri Allison

The Thundering Years: Rituals and Sacred Wisdom for Teens
by Julie Tallard Johnson

The Seven Sacred Rites of Menarche: The Spiritual Journey of the Adolescent Girl
by Kristi Meisenbach Boylan

Wild Girls: The Path of the Young Goddess
by Patricia Monaghan

 

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