Monday, January 4, 2010
Book Review : The Goddess Path
This wonderfully written book by Patricia Monaghan is a great reference for some of the many goddesses. It would be the perfect book for someone just learning about the Goddess or someone who wants to add a Goddess guide to their collection.
The first section explains the meaning of Goddess and some history of her ancient worship. She then has chapters devoted to 20 different Goddesses. Each chapter is so well written and really explains each Goddess wonderfully! First she starts the chapter with a prayer or invocation to that particular Goddess from the ancient cultures they originated in. Then she beautifully details the myth and story of that Goddess, and then gives an interpretation in contemporary terms. She interprets each Goddesses story so that we can see how her story fits in at some point in our own lives.
In other parts of these chapters she gives ideas for the creation of personal altars, a list of the Goddesses major feasts and then gives you some information on how she was traditionally honored. At the end of each chapter she gives you some questions to answer on how things in your life relate to that Goddess, along with some activities and rituals to try.
This is a very well rounded book and would be more than enough information for someone starting out on the Goddess path. I highly recommend this book to beginners and experienced Goddess followers as well!
Check it out here on Amazon
Posted by Tara at 8:21 AM