Celebrating Her: Feminist Ritualizing Comes of Age
Deep within the womb of the earth lies a memory of a sacredness nearly buried under the weight of patriarchy. Discovered and reconstructed through feminist archaeology, rituals are arising that revitalize the primal female energy that was silenced by centuries and centuries of male-dominated religion. More and more women -- especially those with Christian backgrounds -- are being drawn to this empowering, goddess-centered worship.
A vital resource for those investigating more holistic, inclusive worship, "Celebrating Her" is a feminist exploration and analysis of eight rites and celebrations of the emerging goddess-centered women's spirituality movement. Wendy Hunter Roberts thoughtfully probes the symbol system and forms being used by grassroots groups in order to discern what these homegrown rituals reflect about women's status and how they empower women's religious leadership.
No mere ritual cookbook, "Celebrating Her" is the first resource of its kind -- grounded in feminist ritual analysis and modeling ritual practice and reflection -- so that what has been forgotten out of fear might be remembered for the sake of the future.