Women's Studies

Davidson, Hilda Ellis
Roles of the Northern Goddess
Routledge 1998 Pages: 224
Price: $18.39
ISBN: 0415136113
 
Donovan, Katie, et al.
Ireland's Women : Writings Past and Present
WW Norton 1996 Pages:
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 0393313603
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
Celtic Women : Women in Celtic Society and Literature
Wm B Eerdmans Pub Co April 1996 Pages: 288
Price: 17.50
ISBN: 0802838081
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.
Women of the Golden Dawn: Rebels & Priestesses
Inner Trads 1996 Pages: 490
Price: $19.96
ISBN: 0-89281-607-4
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.
New Choices in Natural Healing for Women
Rodale 1997 Pages: 544
Price: $20.97
ISBN: 0875963870
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.

Markale, Jean
Women of the Celts
Inner Trad. 1986 Pages: 315
Price: $13.56
ISBN: 0-89281-150-1
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
MEDITATIONS FOR WOMEN WHO DO TOO MUCH
Harper 1990 Pages: 416
Price: $9.60
ISBN: 0062548662
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.

Stone, Merlin
When God Was a Woman
Harcourt Brace 1978 Pages: 265
Price: $9.60
ISBN: 015696158X
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 fallen Eve.