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Walker, Barbara G.

Overview
Works: 40 works in 240 publications in 7 languages and 9,941 library holdings
Genres: Patterns  Dictionaries  Folklore  Controversial literature  Biography  Encyclopedias  Fiction  Miscellanea  Short stories  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TT820, 746.43
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Most widely held works by Barbara G Walker
The woman's encyclopedia of myths and secrets by Barbara G Walker( Book )
39 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,588 libraries worldwide
Do You Know ... where the legend of a cat's nine lives comes from? Why "mama" is a word understood in nearly all languages? How the custom of kissing began? Whether there really was a female pope? Why Cinderella's glass slipper was so important to the Prince? The answers to these and countless other intriguing questions are given in this compulsively readable, feminist encyclopedia. Twenty-five years in preparation, this unique, comprehensive sourcebook focuses on mythology anthropology, religion, and sexuality to uncover precisely what other encyclopedias leave out or misrepresent. The Woman's Encyclopedia presents the fascinating stories behind word origins, legends, superstitions, and customs. A browser's delight and an indispensable resource, it offers 1,350 entries on magic, witchcraft, fairies, elves, giants, goddesses, gods, and psychological anomalies such as demonic possession the mystical meanings of sun, moon, earth, sea, time, and space ideas of the soul, reincarnation, creation and doomsday ancient and modern attitudes toward sex, prostitution, romance, rape, warfare, death and sin, and more. Tracing these concepts to their prepatriarchal origins, Barbara G. Walker explores a "thousand hidden pockets of history and custom in addition to the valuable material recovered by archaeologists, orientalists, and other scholars." Not only a compendium of fascinating lore and scholarship, The Woman's Encyclopedia is a revolutionary book that offers a rare opportunity for both women and men to see our cultural heritage in a fresh light, and draw upon the past for a more humane future
The woman's dictionary of symbols and sacred objects by Barbara G Walker( Book )
27 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,092 libraries worldwide
"753 entries and 63 illustrations" describing "the history and mythology of woman-related symbols."
The crone : woman of age, wisdom, and power by Barbara G Walker( Book )
19 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 879 libraries worldwide
A probing account of the honored place of older women in ancient matriarchal societies restores to contemporary women an energizing symbol of self-value, power, and respect
A treasury of knitting patterns by Barbara G Walker( Book )
14 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in English and held by 815 libraries worldwide
Contains 500 different knitting patterns
Feminist fairy tales by Barbara G Walker( Book )
17 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 638 libraries worldwide
A rewrite of 28 classic fairy tales from a feminist point of view. Thus Aladdin becomes Ala Dean and uses the lamp to ask for moral, rather than material riches, while Red Riding Hood becomes White Riding Hood and sides with the wolf. Each story is accompanied by a foreword giving its origin. By the author of The Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets
A second treasury of knitting patterns by Barbara G Walker( Book )
12 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in English and held by 615 libraries worldwide
Contains 700 different knitting patterns
Charted knitting designs by Barbara G Walker( Book )
9 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in English and held by 551 libraries worldwide
Mosaic knitting by Barbara G Walker( Book )
9 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 414 libraries worldwide
Restoring the goddess : equal rites for modern women by Barbara G Walker( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
"In Restoring the Goddess Barbara G. Walker presents "thealogy," an alternative to the traditional patriarchal mythology, compatible with women's essential role in society and free of all the superstition and demeaning imagery characteristic of traditional male-dominated religion. Replacing the academic study of the god concept, this down-to-earth "knowledge of the Goddess" incorporates the scientific understanding of the universe, recognizes the purely symbolic nature of religious concepts, and celebrates the innate and singular power of the female to create and bear life."--Jacket
Women's rituals : a sourcebook by Barbara G Walker( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 344 libraries worldwide
Knitting from the top by Barbara G Walker( Book )
6 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
Barbara Walker's learn-to-knit afghan book by Barbara G Walker( Book )
2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
A beginner's manual to learn how to knit including directions for 63 squares each demonstrating a special knitting technique which can all be joined to make an afghan
Sampler knitting by Barbara G Walker( Book )
3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
Amazon : a novel by Barbara G Walker( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 224 libraries worldwide
Een jonge Amazone-krijgsvrouw van ca. 5.000 jaar geleden ontvangt bij haar wijding aan de Moeder-Godin een profetisch visioen en belandt in het huidige Amerika
A fourth treasury of knitting patterns by Barbara G Walker( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
The secrets of the tarot : origins, history, and symbolism by Barbara G Walker( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 162 libraries worldwide
The book of sacred stones : fact and fallacy in the crystal world by Barbara G Walker( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and French and held by 152 libraries worldwide
The I ching of the goddess by Barbara G Walker( Book )
6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
The craft of lace knitting by Barbara G Walker( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Learn-to-knit afghan book by Barbara G Walker( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Wōkā, Bābara 1930-
ウォーカー, バーバラ
バーバラ・ウォーカー
Languages
English (170)
German (25)
Japanese (5)
Korean (3)
Chinese (2)
French (1)
Dutch (1)
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