The Witches' Goddess: The Feminine Principle of Divinity

The Witches' Goddess: The Feminine Principle of Divinity

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By (author) Janet Farrar, By (author) Stewart Farrar

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  • Publisher: ROBERT HALE LTD
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 228mm x 24mm | 580g
  • Publication date: 1 May 1999
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0709058446
  • ISBN 13: 9780709058441
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 32 b&w halftones, 47 line illustrations
  • Sales rank: 166,238

Product description

This important work provides a unique, single-volume reference to more than a thousand goddesses of the world. The book is also of enormous practical value in discovering and celebrating the transforming love of the Goddess. The Witches' Goddess falls into three main sections. Part I reveals the many faces of the Goddess: her presence throughout history, her Earth and Moon symbolism, her Madonna and Magdalene disguises, her revelation in Woman and her influence today. In Part II, the Farrars share detailed Craft rituals for involving the Goddess in thirteen of her many aspects from Ishtar to Isis, from dark Hecate to Aphrodite. Part III is an alphabetical listing of more than a thousand goddesses of the world, giving a brief history and the main correspondences for each. All three sections have helpful line drawings and diagrams in addition to the photographic illustrations accompanying the text. The Witches' Goddess is an invaluable contribution to the literature on the Goddess principle, written at a time when that principle is inspiring or disturbing Western thought more than it has for many centuries.

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Janet and Stewart Farrar were two of the world's best-known writers on the subject of Wicca until Stewart Farrar's death in 2000. Their Eight Sabbats for Witches and The Witches' Way have become standard works. Stewart was also a successful writer of occult novels and of television and radio plays. Janet is an occult painter. Janet Farrar lives in Kells, Co. Meath, Ireland.