Davidson, Hilda Ellis
of the Northern Goddess
Routledge 1998 Pages: 224
Donovan, Katie, et al.
Women : Writings Past and Present
WW Norton 1996 Pages:
The is the first volume of its kind to present a collection of writings by
and about Ireland's women. From Queen Maeve of Connaught to President Mary Robinson,
this book presents Irish women as their compatriots--men and women both--have
described and interpreted them.
Ellis, Peter Berresford
Women : Women in Celtic Society and Literature
Wm B Eerdmans Pub Co April 1996 Pages: 288
Drawing on literary, mythological, legal, and historical sources, Peter Berresford
Ellis sets out to explore the reality behind the myriad images we hold today.
His Celtic Women provides a balanced and informed perspective on the position
of women in Celtic society and asks how much of this ancient culture has filtered
down through the ages. Ellis examines the concept of the "Mother Goddess"
origin of the Celts as well as the pantheon of women in Celtic mythology - from
Etain and Emer, and Macha and Medb, to Rhiannon and Gwenhwyvar (Guinevere). He
also discusses a wide range of important historical personalities. Although Boudicca
(Boadicea) is often cited as the most powerful historical Celtic female figure
- the one who led southern Britain in insurrection against the Romans - Ellis
shows that she was by no means unique. The results of Ellis's engaging study show
that Celtic society undoubtedly maintained an order in which women were harmoniously
balanced in relation to men. Beside the repressive male dominance of classic Mediterranean
society, the position of women in Celtic myth, law, and early history seems to
have constituted an ideal. Celtic women could govern; took prominent - sometimes
the highest - roles in political, religious, and artistic life; could own property;
could divorce; and were even expected to fight alongside men in battles. It was
not until the Celts' encounter and conflict with the alien values of the Roman
and Germanic cultures and the arrival of Western Christianity that the rights
of women began to erode.
Greer, Mary K.
of the Golden Dawn: Rebels & Priestesses
Inner Trads 1996 Pages: 490
The author, Mary K. Greer at http://www.nccn.net/~tarot/ , 04/06/97: A biography
of women who changed the world 100 years ago. Four women -- Irish revolutionary
Maud Gonne, artist and psychic Moina Bergson Mathers, theatrical producer Annie
Horniman, and actress Florence Farr -- formed the heart and soul of the Hermetic
Order of the Golden Dawn, meeting in the 1890s to practice magic and to work toward
spiritual growth. They then used their magic to change the politics, literature
and theatre of their time, heralding a "new age" and "a new woman."
I was first drawn to the Golden Dawn women through their work with Tarot. Gaining
access to rare books, private collections, and original letters and journals,
I spent six years in research and writing. My whole life, it seems -- as a college
professor and director of women's studies, a Literature and Theatre major, and
tarot reader, priestess and astrologer -- was a preparation for this exhilarating
task of reclaiming our magical foremothers. With what I learned from their lives
I gleaned twelve self-empowering principles that we can effectively use to achieve
our own personal goals. Community Endeavor wrote that this book "can be read
as an elegant novel, a woman's history and feminist source book, or an introduction
to the magical arts." This is exactly what I had hoped to accomplish.
Loecher, Barbara et al.
Choices in Natural Healing for Women
Rodale 1997 Pages: 544
Written in consultation with Adriane Fugh-Berman, M.D., formerly with the
Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes at Health, New Choices
in Natural Healing for Women offers advice that women can trust. A reliable
how-to reference, this book enables readers to sort out the alternative options
and find out how alternative therapies best meet women's special needs. As
health-care consumers, women crave a single, reliable source to sort out their
natural-healing options. Practical, personal and eminently useful, New Choices
in Natural Healing for Women is that source.
of the Celts
Inner Trad. 1986 Pages: 315
A reader from Kansas, USA , 08/29/97, rating=10: One of the best books
on Celtic History and gender issues I highly reccomend this book to anyone
interested in Celtic History, gender issues, or feminism. The work is factually
accurate and detailed (highly unusual for this newly popluar field) AS WELL
AS entertaining and readable. For the Celtic enthusiast, I also reccomend
Markale's other books..whether you are just beginning your journey to know
the Celts or know a great deal on the subject, his books are excellent! ENJOY!!!!!
Schaef, Anne Wilson
FOR WOMEN WHO DO TOO MUCH
Harper 1990 Pages: 416
The perennially bestselling Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much is the
most popular inspirational book for women ever published. With wisdom, humor,
and insight, these meditations--paired with quotations from women of many
ages, perspectives and cultures--help women recognize and change their patterns,
slow down, and take the time to listen to their own needs.
God Was a Woman
Harcourt Brace 1978 Pages: 265
Here, archaeologically documented is the story of the religion of the Goddess.
Known by many names, she reigned supreme in the Near and Middle East. How
did the change in women's roles come about? By documenting the wholesale rewriting
of myth and religious dogmans, Stone details an ancient conspiracy that laid
the foundation for one of culture's greatest shams--the legend of Adam and