Celebrating the Goddess
Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess
What it aims
Discovering and owning Nature’s female rhythms
Personalizing cosmic time
Riding Earth’s seasons
Countering foreground patriarchal propagandas
Politicizing female experiences as salvific
Commemorating Goddesses and gynocentric cultures
Befriending non-human members of the terrestrial community
Supporting Indigenous struggles
Exploring nature-based lifestyles
Engaging spirituality with feminist activism
Awakening the deep memory of WE
Cultivating the primordial consciousness of the Creatrix
Section One: Time, Nature and the Goddess
Section Two: The Chorus in Poetry, Art and Ritual
Section Three: The Wheel of Seasons
Section Four: A New Beginning, Winter Solstice
Sections One, Three, and Four follow thematic categories, while Section Two is a collection of such genres as poetry, prose, art, and photography, which therefore stands as an autonomous booklet that contains the themes of the other three sections. Readers may opt to read this book perennially (Section One, Two, and Three) and seasonally (Section Four for Winter Solstice).
Mary Condren, Th.D. Author of The Serpent and the Goddess: Women, Religion, and Power in Celtic Ireland
"Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess is an important contribution to the ongoing reclaiming of pre-colonial, indigenous traditions from many parts of the world. Several articles, poems and images draw on ancient customs, artefacts and ritual traditions of the ancient calendar festivals. Helen Hwang’s chapter on the ancient Budoji calendar is worth the cost of the book.
Extraordinary parallels between various traditions suggests that they may derive from reflections on our common humanity, rather than cultural diffusion or colonisation."
“A wise and poetic gathering of the many ways in which goddess spirituality, past and present, engages with the grand cosmological drama of the seasons of the year and the phases of the moon – resulting in a sense of time that is deeply and beautifully grounded.”