The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of The Ancient Religion Of The Great Goddess (Special 20th Anniversary Edition)
AVAILABILITY: Active Record (Readily Available)
Publication Date: October 1999
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Binding: Trade Paper
Topics: GODDESS RELIGION; WITCHCRAFT
Description: Rituals, Invocations, Exercises, Magic.
'The Spiral Dance' has played a pivotal role in bringing Goddess worship to the religious forefront. A bestselling classic, it is an unparalleled reference on the history, practices and philosophies of Witchcraft and a guide to the life-affirming ways in which readers can turn to the Goddess to deepen their sense of personal pride, develop their inner power, and integrate mind, body, and spirit. It includes basic magical training and outlines for seasonal and moon rituals. Starhawk's brilliant, comprehensive overview of the growth, suppression, and modern-day reemergence of Wicca as a Goddess-worshipping religion has left an indelible mark on the feminist spiritual consciousness.
In a new introduction, Starhawk reveals the ways in which Goddess religion and the practice of ritual have adapted and developed over the last twenty years, and she reflects on the ways in which these changes have influenced and enhanced her original ideas. In the face of an ever-changing world, this invaluable spiritual guidebook is more relevant than ever.
Review(s): "A very beautiful call for a worldly spirituality." - New York Times Book Review
"Lucid, appealing...a broad philosophy of harmony with nature, of human concord, sexual liberation, creativity, and healthy pleasure, as expressed and celebrated in a freewheeling worship of the universe." - Kirkus Review