Saturday, 9 December 2017

Goddess in America

MBS Circle Network Book Review: Goddess in America - The Divine Feminine in Cultural Context Edited by Trevor Greenfield with an introduction by Jhenah Telyndru, published by Moon Books. Paperback 204 pages: £10.99 Kindle: £3.59

This is an anthology of specialist essays by 19 Goddess experts. 
Included are Native American (such as the Cherokee, Hopi and Maya), Irish, African, Creole, Hebrew and female deities from other cultures, along with modern influences, such as feminist, shaman, Christian, psychologist, Goth, witch, and other perspectives.

This book describes who the Goddess is, what She requires, and how and where to find Her. It describes the importance of what womanhood offers which is different from that of what manhood offers. It covers eras from the Minoan culture, through the Canaanite and to the goddesses of today. 

Eco-feminists, social justice leaders, healers, change-makers and spiritual seekers will find these essays of great interest. Much is written here about the importance of the land and the planet, about the humility required to care for all peoples, and all species. We are invited to re-find what has been lost to women, many of whom are searching for support, strength, understanding, direction, communication and comraderie through the Divine Feminine. 

Matriarchal creation stories are retold, and ancient wisdom of equal and caring societies are detailed. There are many academic pieces but the practical is not forgotten. The old combines with the new. There is much to learn from these expert writers, which are enriching, thoughtful, educational and worthy of a second and third reading. Men can also benefit from this book and from this topic in general. Excellent value. Review: Wendy Stokes

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