Using the goddess myths of over
20 goddesses as models, Goddess Gift gives modern women
concrete images and specific ways of thinking and being; ways to grow
and to be strong while remaining fully female.
Use the self-scoring test to Discover Your Goddess Type, find her
in the myths, and then connect with your inner goddess using the
mantras and activities provided.
Rediscover the goddess and let Your Goddess Grow! Goddess Gift
will help you understand the patterns of your life and plant you
firmly on the path to finding the life you were always meant to live.
For more information:
Goddess Gift: Discover Your Goddess Type.
Goddess: A Celebration in Art and Literature,
by Jalaja Bonheim (Ed.) A
generously illustrated book containing the tales (written by several
famous authors) of various goddesses from numerous cultures.
Goddesses, by Burleigh Muten.
A little encyclopedia of the world's goddesses, beautifully
illustrated. Tells you just enough to whet your appetite. A pleasure
to peruse and an ideal gift for a young girl! Out of print now, but
grab a copy if you ever run across one. They are collector's items.
Women's Encyclopedia of Myths
and Secrets, by Barbara Walker. Everything you wanted to
know about goddesses, pagan practices, and much, much, more. Scholarly
AND enjoyable to read. You can also get a:
Free download of an Advanced Index to the
The New Book of Goddesses and Heroines, by Patricia Monaghan, Phoenix
Publishing Co. Featuring an
extensive "encyclopedia" of goddesses and heroines from a wide range
of cultures by the author of
The Goddess Path
The Goddess Companion.
Drawing Down the Moon, by Margot Adler, Beacon Hill Press.
General introduction to the beliefs and practices of the many variants
of modern Neo-Paganism.
Bulfinch's Mythology. A
"classic" work on Greek/Roman myths, legends, and fables. Now
accessible on the web:
Bulfinch's Mythology Site
The Hero with a Thousand Faces, by Joseph
Campbell. Inspiring work by the best selling author of the
4 volume The Masks of God, but goddesses somewhat neglected in favor
of the males/gods.
Gods and Myths of Northern Europe,
by H. R. Ellis Davidson, Penguin Paperback. Scholarly
presentation of the stories, myths, and folklore of the Norse.
Davidson also is the author of the related publication that examines
the mythology of the neighboring regions in : Myths and Symbols in
Pagan Europe: Early Scandinavian and Celtic Religions.
Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and
Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, by Clarissa Pinkola Estes.
The book that took the world by storm, using the medium of
storytelling, this book is sure to become a classic and illustrates
the "workings" of archetypal psychology as well as being an enjoyable
The Women's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects, by Barbara
Fascinating guide to the history and
mythology of woman-related symbols with drawings and essays. A
valuable reference and an interesting read.
Legends of the Stones, by Elaine Sonne.
The mystical, magical healing properties of gemstones
(turquoise, coral, jasper, amethyst) along with their symbols
and myth – wizards, dragons, cats, goddesses and kings – are power
sources that call forth your destiny. Tap into their power to help you
manifest the 'wild woman' that you were meant to be.
Goddesses and Gods of Old Europe, by Marija
Gimbutas. Groundbreaking analysis, based primarily on
archeological finds, of the religions of early humans. Supports notion
that our ancestors primarily worshipped the goddess/goddesses who were
later supplanted by the gods as patriarchies became ascendant.
The Language of the Goddess, by Marija
Gimbutus with foreword by Joseph Campbell, University of California
Press. Richly illustrated, this controversial study
of early and prehistoric artifacts supports the existence matriarchal
goddess-worshipping cultures that were earth-centered, egalitarian,
The Greek Myths, Vols. 1 and 2, by Robert
Graves, Penguin Paperback. Recounting and analysis of the
Greek myths from Graves' own particular points of view. A classic
work, although the goddesses are somewhat slighted in favor of the
The Witches' Goddess and The Witches' God, by
Janet and Stewart Farrar. Introduction to modern
neo-paganism and wicca. Contains information on several deities and
their worship in contemporary times.
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes,
by Edith Hamilton, Warner Books. Renowned for her love and
knowledge of classical literature, this author created a legendary
bestseller in this masterful retelling of the great Greek, Roman, and
Norse myths. Makes a great gift for a young person too.