Jailbreaking the Goddess

Author: Lasara Firefox Allen
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738748900
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"Jailbreaking the Goddess is an important contribution to the writings on Goddess tradition and feminist spirituality. . . . I love her political savvy, her sensitivity around issues of diversity and cultural awareness and appropriation, and her unabashed celebration of pleasure, sensuality, and life!"—Starhawk Jailbreaking the Goddess is a revolutionary revisioning of the feminine divine. Where the maiden, mother, crone archetypal system is tied to female biology and physical stages of life, the fivefold model liberates the female experience from the shackles of the reproductive model. In a woman's lifetime, she will go through several different cycles of beginnings, potential, creation, mastery, and wisdom. This fivefold model is not an adaption of the threefold. It is a new system that embraces the powerful, fluid nature of the lived experience of women today. Join Lasara Firefox Allen as she explores the nature of the five archetypes; gives examples of what areas of life each might preside over; lists goddesses that fit within each archetype; suggests ways to begin building relationship with the different archetypes; and provides simple rituals for recognition, transition, and invocation. Praise: “This fiercely inspired body of work is art, theory, and passion. Genius.”—Rosa De Anda, from her foreword “Lasara Firefox Allen delves deep into the ways in which colonialist language has shaped our experience of the divine feminine. . . . This is an innovative work that has the potential to change the face of modern feminist spirituality.”—Suzanne Sterling, founder of Voice of Change “Moving beyond our feminine biology as a definition of who we are and how we relate to the divine feminine, Lasara Firefox Allen creates a whole new template more suitable for women today. It is a game changer.”—Anodea Judith, PhD, author of Wheels of Life and Anodea Judith’s Chakra Yoga “Lasara has brought us the goddesses who speak across time and space, who invite us to be inclusive and intersectional in our worship. . . . They remind us that the survival of our species, of all species of life, requires that we create diverse, complex, dynamic communities.”—Mai’a Williams, journalist, teacher, activist, and editor of Revolutionary Mothering “This book makes room for discussions that include colonization, appropriation, representation, binary gender concerns, sexuality, and many other elements of dominant culture. . . . Each section gives a wealth of information on the ways in which we can connect to the five archetypes that Firefox Allen has presented.”—Crystal Blanton, MSW, editor of Bringing Race to the Table “Lasara Firefox Allen has liberated the divine feminine from her tired tropes and set her free in a single step toward our collective embrace of a decolonized spirituality.”—Darcy Totten and Jasper James, Activism Articulated “Jailbreaking the Goddess is a journey into history, myth, and the inner planes. . . . [It’s] one of those rare Pagan books that will still be talked about in fifty years; it’s that groundbreaking.”—Jason Mankey, editor of the Patheos Pagan channel and author of The Witch’s Athame “Lasara Firefox Allen has liberated the goddess from every possible stereotype: race, reproductive status, age, sexual preference—even gender identity. Jailbreaking the Goddess provides countless possibilities for everyone to meet and engage with archetypal feminine power on their own terms. I love this book!”—Barbara Carrellas, author of Urban Tantra “For nearly fifty years I have been the consort of a most extraordinary Woman/Priestess/Goddess. Never in those fifty years (or in our childhood years that preceded them) has her divine and infinite person-hood ever allowed itself to be limited and taken captive by the simplistic classic model of maid, mother, and crone. Lasara Firefox Allen’s Fivefold Goddess model identifies and describes the Mysteries of Modern Woman, and comes dangerously close to allowing me to at least hear Her sphinx’s riddle.”—Lon Milo DuQuette, author of Low Magick “Jailbreaking The Goddess is a delicious tool for dismantling (and reimagining) the way we think about women’s spirituality and power. [The] fivefold goddess model honors the divine nature in all women, regardless of age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, and economic status. This is an exciting, smart, and practical approach to liberating the mind, body, and spirit.”—Laurie Lovekraft, Reclaiming Witch, priestess, and Huffington Post columnist “Lasara is a dynamic and powerful woman who shows us that revolution starts within. This radical new way of looking at the divine feminine injects a much-needed freshness into Goddess spirituality!”—Sharon Knight, musician and priestess “Yes and more yes to this new model, which moves us out of the expectation of conformation to outdated cultural norms. One of the things I love most about this book is how it allows for other forms to exist within it (and you!). It’s an opening of possibility for all women to re-divine all parts of ourselves.”—Jenya T. Beachy, teacher, blogger, and author of the forthcoming The Secret Country of Yourself “A fantastic and sorely needed contribution to feminist spirituality discourse. It breaks open the tired tropes of maiden, mother, crone and makes more space for the variety of lived experiences of anyone who relates to the female experience.”—Niki Whiting, MA, co-founder of Many Gods West “In Allen’s vision the goddess is young and old, creative and wise, and above all strong. This is a Goddess who can map onto our own journeys at any part of our life. Allen’s gentle, fierce, and wise work guides us through the process of rebuilding our sense of ourselves as holy through relationship to these new faces of the Goddess.”—Brandy Williams, author of For the Love of the Gods and The Woman Magician. “Lasara Firefox Allen has created what may well be the definitive guide to feminist spirituality. . . . The depth of Lasara’s passion, knowledge, and skill allows her to reveal and reframe the fundaments of magick in a way that will have a lasting impact within the field of magick and throughout the wider culture.”—Philip H. Farber, author of Brain Magick “Jailbreaking the Goddess is challenging, unabashed and wild, yet thoughtful and articulate. I found pieces of myself and my personal Goddess journey that have never been illuminated by any other text. Lasara Firefox Allen has truly broken the Goddess out of an antiquated jail. The world needs this freed Goddess. This book is part of that liberation.”—Courtney Weber, author of Brigid: History, Mystery, and Magick “Reading Jailbreaking the Goddess is a view into a world that but rarely exposes itself to the likes of me. The magic is classic, but updated to self-rooted authority, and the politics are heart-felt, leading to a vision of societal transformation centered on the Woman of Power, Wisdom, and Compassion.”—Sam Webster, PhD, MDiv, Executive Director of the Pantheon Foundation “Whilst honoring the roots of Goddess worship, Lasara has successfully opened up avenues of exploration for anyone who identifies with worship of the feminal divine in clear and loving guidance towards a stronger community of men, women, and all in between.”—Xochiquetzal Duti Odinsdottir, HPs/x, Wayfarer Tradition

Shades of Faith

Author: Crystal Blanton
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781905713691
Format: PDF
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This anthology encompasses the voices and experiences of minorities within the pagan community and addresses some of the challenges, stereotyping, frustrations, talents, history, and beauties of being different within the racial constructs of typical pagan or wiccan groups.

The Goddess in America

Author: Trevor Greenfield
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1782799249
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An anthology with contributions from nineteen writers, The Goddess in America is a book that identifies the enduring experience of Goddess Spirituality through a four-part discussion focused on the Native Goddess, the Migrant Goddess, the Goddess in relation to other aspects of American culture (Feminism, Christianity, Witchcraft etc.) and the Goddess in contemporary America.

The Women s Wheel of Life

Author: Elizabeth Davis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780615394688
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Maiden, Mother, or Crone-where does a woman in her forties fit in? Women who have turned to feminist spirituality for appreciation of women's ways of knowing have struggled with the confining concept of the Triple Goddess. Though no longer raising children, a woman may not yet be ready to be a "wise old woman." The Women's Wheel of Life offers a new archetype for this woman-the Matriarch. The Matriarch is the Queen of the Harvest-reaping the rewards of sustained work and effort, at the height of her sexual and professional power. Elegantly self-possessed, fueled by an intensity and direction, she is poised to rekindle the passions, dreams and spiritual pursuits of youth. She represents the challenge facing midlife women today-how to reap the harvest of one's work and make time for new creative and personal explorations. The Matriarch is but one of thirteen empowering archetypes presented in this book. From Daughter to Blood Sister, Mother to Amazon, Sorceress to Crone, this groundbreaking work reveals the grand pattern of women's lives, rich and complex, beautiful and mysterious.

The Witching Hour

Author: Silver RavenWolf
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 073875398X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A Book of Dynamic Spells and Potent Magick from Bestselling Author Silver RavenWolf Includes more than 100 formulas for magickal powders and herbal blends Cultivate the energetic power of magick with renowned witch Silver RavenWolf. The Witching Hour shows you how to use the right tools, materials, and techniques for powders and spells that work. Explore the secrets of fluid condensers, beeswax, and the planets. Create your own conjuring bags and sachets. Discover how to work with powders, herbs, and magickal timing with more than 100 recipes and formulas for a variety of purposes: Abundance · Blessed Baby/Fertility · Psychic Shield · Fairy Conjure · Steady Income · Transition · White Owl Wisdom · Ancestral Honor · Serenity · Last Ditch Binding · Boss Fix · Worry Breaker · Dreams and Visions · Love Drawing Body Powder · Five Rivers Fear Breaker · Healer's Touch · Aura Spiritual Cleanse · Family Protection · SunLion Success · And Many More Awaken the depths of your personal power and perform your magick with courage and confidence. This book shows you how to transform yourself and your world with the application of essential skills and true intent.

Secrets of the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses

Author: Julie Peters
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1594736189
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Part introduction to Tantric traditions, part personal growth guide, this exploration of the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses—with nightly meditation and journaling practices—is for anyone who wants to embrace the confusion, loss, loneliness, desire and pleasure that make up the spectrum of human experience—and better understand who they already are.

Witch in the Boardroom

Author: Stacey DeMarco
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited
ISBN: 9780738708409
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Must cutthroat tactics and backstabbing be synonymous with “getting ahead?” Does success in the corporate world equal spiritless, energy-draining drudgery? Successful business leader and experienced Witch Stacey Demarco, insists that spirituality and business are not mutually exclusive. Combining Wiccan principles with down-to-earth business techniques, Witch in the Boardroom demonstrates how to rejuvenate your career and your spiritual life. Demarco illustrates how to achieve material and spiritual fulfillment in the workplace by applying Witchcraft laws, spellworking, and magical thinking. Inspiring stories from the author's own case studies confirm the potency of the rituals and spells outlined in this Wiccan-based guide to business success.

The Witch s Book of Shadows

Author: Jason Mankey
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 073875191X
Format: PDF
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Discover the fascinating history, tradition, and modern uses of the witch’s Book of Shadows. From creating, buying, and finding a Book of Shadows to its place in ritual, this guide provides everything you need to use this important and cherished tool in your practice. A great Book of Shadows is a chart that tells the Witch where she’s been and where’s she’s going; it’s a personal guidebook for exploring the magic and mysteries of Witchcraft.

Pagan Planet

Author: Nimue Brown
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1782797823
Format: PDF
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What does it mean to live as a Pagan in this uncertain world of climate change, economic hardship and worldwide social injustice? What does it mean to hold nature as sacred when ravaging the land is commonplace? How do we live our Paganism in our families and homes, our communities and countries? Pagans are stepping up in all kinds of ways. This is a Moon Books community project, sharing the energy and inspiration of people who are making a difference at whatever level makes sense to them. This is a book of grass-roots energy, of walking your talk and the tales of people who are, by a vast array of means, engaged with being the change they wish to see in the world.

The New Divine Feminine

Author: Meghan Don
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738749168
Format: PDF
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“In this wise and deeply nuanced book, beloved spiritual guide Meghan Don masterfully walks us through the light and the darkness of the Holy into the arms of the Divine Feminine . . . where we are emboldened to step up as a force of healing and hope in the world.”—Mirabai Starr, author of God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity & Islam Achieve Spiritual Evolution through True Empowerment of Your Feminine Soul Experience an evolutionary journey with this guide to embracing the light and dark of the archetypal stages of womanhood. Bringing forward Gnostic and mystical teachings, Meghan Don shows you how to work with the seven faces of the Divine Feminine: the light and dark aspects of the Daughter, Mother, and Crone, as well as the enlightened being of one’s true nature. Using reflections, prayers, meditations, and ancient chants, The New Divine Feminine helps you heal your spirit, find liberation, and trust your inner soul voice and vision. No matter your spiritual beliefs, you can access each divine face and gain empowerment from this guide’s exploration of powerful, sacred women, including Mary Magdalene, Lilith, the Black Madonna, and Teresa of Avila. “This may well be the best book written on the Divine Feminine. It is not only a book ‘about’ spiritual evolution, it is immediate, inwardly felt. These alive words awaken truths already present but covered over for centuries . . . This is a book of waking up, of becoming our nature. A book everyone should read!”—Robert Sardello, PhD, author of Silence: The Mystery of Wholeness