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The Spiral Staircase : My Climb Out of Darkness - Karen Armstrong
The Spiral Staircase : My Climb Out of Darkness
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The twentieth anniversary edition of The Spiral Dance celebrates the pivotal role the book has had in bringing Goddess worship to the religious forefront. This bestselling classic is both an unparalleled reference on the practices and philosophies of Witchcraft and a guide to the life-affirming... show more
The twentieth anniversary edition of The Spiral Dance celebrates the pivotal role the book has had in bringing Goddess worship to the religious forefront. This bestselling classic is both an unparalleled reference on the practices and philosophies of Witchcraft and a guide to the life-affirming ways in which readers can turn to the Goddess to deepen their sense of personal pride, develop their inner power, and integrate mind, body, and spirit. Starhawk's brilliant, comprehensive overview of the growth, suppression, and modern-day re-emergence of Wicca as a Goddess-worshipping religion has left an indelible mark on the feminist spiritual consciousness. In a new introduction, Starhawk reveals the ways in which Goddess religion and the practice of ritual have adapted and developed over the last twenty years, and she reflects on the ways in which these changes have influenced and enhanced her original ideas. In the face of an ever-changing world, this invaluable spiritual guidebook is more relevant than ever.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780676974676 (0676974678)
ASIN: 62516329
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
3.0 The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess: 20th Anniversary Edition
Basically, I'm an atheist and thoroughgoing rationalist, but one that not only seeks to better understand spirituality but wishes I could find a way to express myself within it rationally. I thought a form of paganism might do, since it seeks to root spirituality within the earth, ie reality. So I b...
Memories From Books on Booklikes
Memories From Books on Booklikes rated it
3.0 The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness
Review first published on my blog: http://memoriesfrombooks.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-spiral-staircase-my-climb-out-of.htmlKaren Armstrong grew up Catholic and joined a convent at age 17 in 1962. She spent 7 years training to be a nun and then made the difficult decision to leave the convent in 1969...
Osho
Osho rated it
A memoir of Armstrong's post-convent years, evidently a retelling of that time, which she originally wrote about in a less-honest and less-dark way, perhaps while still absorbed in the events she narrates. In addition to the challenges of finding her place and losing her religion, Armstrong suffered...
Austen to Zafón
Austen to Zafón rated it
5.0
A friend loaned me this book and said it was good. She said, "It's about this nun who leaves the convent and what she goes through afterward." That sounded pretty dull. I'm not a religious person, but neither is my friend, so I thought I'd give it a try. I was hooked on the first page. It may be a b...
Reflections
Reflections rated it
4.0 The Spiral Staircase: My Climb out of Darkness
I've started but not yet finished a few of Armstrong's other books. This one about her own religious life I found very moving.
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