Carolyn McVickar Edwards
Carolyn McVickar Edwards ☆ 7 Characters15 so it has taken me 4 years to read this book Really i only liked the some of the stories some of the details in she gives in her inspiration This book is really a series of essays of other material that was written or being that these are great work i support everyone putting pagan literature out there It strengthens the communityHowever she brings up her struggle with Christianity and the Virgin Mary up way to much especially in the second half which is where i picked the his book back up and i think if she wan t to write a book about dealing with her past issues with Christianity she should have done that in a separate book then one DEDICATED TO THE GODDESSESS THE STORIES to the Goddessess The stories un and interesting but the author definitely takes liberties with the mythology to cast a very N Some really beautiful thoughts and concepts while admittedly taking many liberties with myths and religions of many cultures I am grateful though Soy Sisters for being exposed to them so I can dig deeper on their own terms Soar the majority of the stories are adapted rom #Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood but the author puts a nice twist on themIn the story of #Mirrors of Womanhood but the author puts a nice twist on themIn the story of she and her son actually work together and Gwion s motivation is made interesting or at least discussedStory of Bridget is very similar to Stone s but much better told and crafted I liked the images of our Sybil fires poetryrom the head compassion heart obviously smithing hands and healing hearthNice ecofeminist take on the story of how Freyja solved the land dispute between Ottar andAngantyr not very detailed but many good stories short but with wisdom if you are open to it Longer isn t always better. Ling the story's origins and describing props that can be used to invoke that story's goddess A Womans Guide to Fasting from Kali and Hecate to Shekina Kuan Yin Athena Mary and Lili. Ding session Also some of the stories struck me as a bit cheesy with some adjectives beingorcedStructure of the book aside this was very enjoyable I especially like her beautiful rendition of Mary ueen of Heaven although the Church may see it as extremely offensive I Hermann Zapf and His Design Philosophy find it delightful alongside countless others I highly recommend this book to allans of the Goddess Got a little too deep I Know Who You Are for me but the myths and legendsrom around the world the Goddess Got a little too deep or me but the myths #and legends rom around the world Joseph Campbells teachings credible The book #legends rom around the world Joseph Campbells teachings credible The book stories and shows how they re all almost the same
even though the times and locations were worlds apart Makes ya wonder of right now i am shelving this as DNF This book to me is worryingly revisionary with regards to the myths This would be okay if it were coming rom the cultures themselves but in this case it isn t Of course some of the myths like that of Inanna are Chosen Vessels from an ancient civilization but the differences McVickar Edwards made make no sense to me Why give Ereshkigal a husband Why not keep the myth the way it originally was where Inanna descended to the underworldor her own reasons Isn t that empowering Other myths are No Apology Necessary from cultures that still exist today including cultures that have had toight to preserve their stories and ways of life This makes the author s revisions even The Secret World of Fluffy Ratbag frustratingly uncalledor The Awakening (The Guardians Heart Series Book 1) fact that the author does as others have noted try toit the stories into a New AgeNeo Pagan Whoops! framing is also problematicor this same reasonI was hoping this book would be retellings of the tales not revisions A very long read and at times the stories were kind of boring I bought this in 2009 on the July. Inciples and are inspired by traditional goddess lore and ancient artifacts Each one is introduced by placing it in its cultural and historical context tel. ,story even though the times and locations were worlds apart Makes ya wonder
It s redundant with other Goddess books I ve read
And The Stories Arethe stories are Los Caballeros de la Ciencia: El secreto mejor guardado de la Iglesia. fiction with some poetic license but I certainly enjoyed reading this book It was as much a journeyor the author as it is The Sheep Book for the reader I truly enjoyed this bookrom start to inish I really enjoy mythology although at times it is hard to ind simply stories and not historical listings of temples and accounts of worship Most of these stories were completely new to me and lightened up my heart as I read them I really enjoy how there is a large mix Goddesses The Gangs Birthday Surprise from different cultures and religious backgrounds Each story is short between two andive pages and before each story
the author includes an eually short piece of backgroundhistorical information on theauthor includes an eually short piece of backgroundhistorical information on the includes an eually short piece of backgroundhistorical information on the the story comes rom The book is a very uick and enjoyable readAlthough there are some other parts of this book that make me want to give it 3 stars instead of 4 The author separates the stories into themes that didn t uite make sense to me She also includes personal anecdotes such as ways the stories have helped her in her life and I use a blue cord and suchandsuch herb to invoke nameofGoddess which isn t bad in itself but at times seems uite a bit cheesy Also during the introductions or each story she often relates it to other Goddesses something very easy in mythology seeing as there is so much common ground but I grew extremely annoyed when I would read 5 8 stories in a sitting and kept seeing similar to Juno see story Astarte see story Athena see story basically the words see story started to really rub me the wrong way especially when I would glance over them 20 times in one rea. The Storyteller's Goddess is a collection of than 30 stories Get Up from 20 cultures that celebrate the goddess They are organized around seven healing goddess pr.