Pagan meditations: the worlds of Aphrodite, Artemis, and Hestia
In this moving & personal work, the author - a French Canadian therapist & scholar - elicits an emotional & intellectual appreciation of the ancient goddesses as life forces in our contemporary world. As the author's contribution to imaginative feminism, this book addresses both the meditative interior of each person & the community of culture. "...(Paris) treats her subject with the utmost respect & seriousness; her pose...is lush & extravagant, sometimes frankly erotic, but always thoughtful & thought-provoking, always fresh & surprising."--Los Angeles Times.
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