Goddesses for Every Day: Exploring the Wisdom and Power of the Divine Feminine Around the World

Julie Loar, New World Library (PGW, dist.), $15.95 trade paper (432p) ISBN 978-1-57731-950-4
From Athena to Zaramama, 366 models of the divine feminine are assembled in an enriching collection that introduces a new goddess every day. Loar is known for her Atlantis Rising astrology articles, so it isn't surprising that the zodiac informs her yearly arrangement of goddesses. But there is a twist: in lieu of traditional astrological signs are "goddess signs" corresponding to a feminine mythic symbol. For instance, the goddess sign for Taurus is the tree of life, representing goddesses of abundance and fertility. The entry for each goddess explains her traditional role and appearance along with a key word and a contemplation to help readers think more deeply about her. Many entries come from Egyptian or Greek mythology, but Caribbean, Celtic, African, Native American, Indian, and Aboriginal deities also join the gathering. Each goddess is presented as a living tradition, whether she represents love, the sun, or war. Hopefully, Inuit marine goddess Sedna doesn't mind that her entry falls on leap day. (Dec.)
Reviewed on: 11/08/2010
Release date: 12/01/2010
Genre: Religion
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