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The politics of women's spirituality : essays on the rise of spiritual power within the feminist movement

Author: Charlene Spretnak
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Anchor Books, 1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Essays discuss goddess worship, spiritual consciousness, the relationship between politics and religion, and applications of spirituality as a political force.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Politics of women's spirituality.
Garden City, N.Y. : Anchor Books, 1982
(OCoLC)564752710
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charlene Spretnak
ISBN: 0385172419 9780385172417 0385177704 9780385177702
OCLC Number: 7272396
Description: xxx, 590 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Discovering a history of power: What the goddess means to women: poem / Ntozake Shange --
The great goddess : who was she? / Merlin Stone --
Women and culture in goddess-oriented Old Europe / Marija Gimbutas --
Prepatriarchal female/goddess images / Adrienne Rich --
The origins of music : women's goddess worship / Sophie Drinker --
Witchcraft as a goddess religion / Starhawk --
From the house of the Yemanja : the goddess heritage of Black women / Sabrina Sojourner --
The three faces of goddess spirituality / Merlin Stone --
Why women need the goddess : phenomenological, psychological, and political reflections / Carol P. Christ --
Mythic Heras as models of strength and wisdom: prose poem / Robin Morgan --
Ancient mirrors of womanhood / Merlin Stone --
The Amazon legacy / Phyllis Chesler --
Tales of a reincarnated Amazon princess : the invincible wonder woman! / Gloria Steinem --
Growing up with legends of the Chinese swrdswomen / Siew Hwa Beh --
Meanings of matriarchy / Margot Adler --
Drawing from mythology in women's quest for selfhood / Bella Debrida --
Our heritage is our power / Judy Chicago --
pt. 2. Manifesting personal power: Consciousness/energy/action: poem / Judy Grahn --
A consciousness manifesto / Nancy F.W. Passmore --
Consciousness, politics, and magic / Starhawk --
The metaphors of power / Barbara Starrett --
Womanpower : energy re-sourcement / Sally Gearhart --
Gyn/ecology : spinning new time/space / Mary Daly --
Feminist witchcraft : controlling our own inner space / Naomi Goldenberg --
Contemporary feminist rituals / Kay Turner --
Honor and ceremony in women's rituals / E.M. Broner --
Self-images of strength and wholeness: poem / Marge Piercy --
Images and models--in process / Juanita Weaver --
Martial arts meditations / Emily E. Culpepper --
From sacred blood to the curse and beyond / Judy Grahn --
The healing powers of women / Chellis Glendinning --
Expanding personal power through meditation / Hallie Iglehart --
Feeding the feminist psyche through ritual theater / Batya Podos --
See for yourself : women's spirituality in holistic art / Mary Beth Edelson --
Images of spiritual power in women's fiction / Carol P. Christ and Charlene Spretnak --
pt. 3. Transforming the political: The unity of politics and spirituality: prose poem / Adrienne Rich --
Sisterhood as cosmic covenant / Mary Daly --
The personal is political / Sheila D. Collins --
Dimensions of spirituality / Judy Davis and Juanita Weaver --
Politics, spirituality and models of change / Dorothy I. Riddle --
The politics of feminist spirituality / Anne Kent Rush --
Metaphysical feminism / Robin Morgan --
The politics of women's spirituality / Charlene Spretnak --
Feminist spirituality : the politics of the psyche / Judith Antonelli --
The unnatural divorce of spirituality and politics / Hallie Iglehart --
Ethics and justice in goddess religion / Starhawk --
Applications of spirituality as a political force: poem / June Jordan --
Witch : spooking the patriarchy during the late sixties --
On common ground : Native American and feminist spirituality approaches in the struggle to save Mother Earth / Judith Todd --
Spiritual dimensions of feminist anti-nuclear activism / Gina Foglia and Dorit Wolffberg --
Spiritual techniques for re-powering survivors of sexual assault / Carolyn R. Shaffer --
The Christian Right's "holy war" againt feminism / Charlene Spretnak --
The voice of women's spirituality in futurism / Barb Copper --
Women's collective spirit : exemplified and envisioned : Grace Shinell. Appendix: Two debates: 1. Does hierarchy have a place in women's spirituality?: Spiritual hierarchies : the empress' new clothes? / Gloria Z. Greenfield --
Response: The vows, wows, and joys of the high priestess or what do you people do anyway? / Z. Budapest --
2. Are goddesses and matriarchies merely figments of feminist imagination?: myths and matriarchies / Sally R. Binford --
Responses / Merlin Stone and Charlene Spretnak --
Counter-response / Sally R. Binford --
Post-counter-response / Charlene Spretnak --
Afterword: Feminist politics and rthe nature of the mind / Charlene Spretnak.
Responsibility: edited by Charlene Spretnak.

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