Living in the Lap of the Goddess: The Feminist Spirituality Movement in America

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Beacon Press, 1995 - Religion - 276 pages
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A fascinating introduction to one of the fastest-growing religious movements in the United States today. Through interviews, participant-observation, and analysis of movement literature, Cynthia Eller explores what women who worship the goddess believe; how they express those beliefs in private, in public, and in the political realm; and the place of feminist spirituality in the history of American religion.
 

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A fascinating introduction to one of the fastest-growing religious movements in the United States today. Through interviews, participant-observation, and analysis of movement literature, Cynthia Eller ... Read full review

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A synthesis of the feminist spirituality movement, this book can serve as a sociological discourse, a review of the literature, or even a witches' handbook of rituals and chants. Unlike many writers ... Read full review

Contents

The Women of the Feminist Spirituality Movement
12
The Birth of a New Religion
38
Affinities and Appropriations
62
Encountering the Sacred
83
Magic and Other Spiritual Practices
104
Not Just God in a Skirt
130
The Rise and Fall of Womens Power
150
Feminist Politics and Feminist Spirituality
185
Why Feminist Spirituality?
208
Interview Sample
231
Index
269
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