The Holy Book of Women's Mysteries: Feminist Witchcraft, Goddess Rituals, Spellcasting and Other Womanly Arts [1, 2 ed.] 0937081019

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The Holy Book of Women's Mysteries: Feminist Witchcraft, Goddess Rituals, Spellcasting and Other Womanly Arts [1, 2 ed.]
 0937081019

Table of contents :
Foreword -- ix
Introduction -- 1
1 FEMINIST WITCHCRAFT
Politics of Women's Religion -- 12
Herstory -- 15
The Slothwoman as Ancient Magician -- 19
Tools of the Craft: Material -- 22
Tools of the Craft: Psychic -- 28
Basic Witchy Setup -- 30
Why Should a Woman Cast a Spell -- 31
Casting the Circle -- 33
Introduction to Spellcasting -- 38
Rites of Life -- 63
Calendar -- 69
2 CELEBRATING THE HOLY DAYS OF THE EARTH
The Sabbats -- 72
The Esbats -- 93
3 DIANIC TRADITION
Women's Festivals -- 98
Organization -- 113
Laws of the Craft -- 116
Seven Sibylline Sayings -- 118
4 THE SKILLS OF PROPHECY
Divination -- 120
The Runes -- 131
Astrological Birth Control -- 132
The Sidereal Zodiac -- 133
5 THE GODDESS AND THE GOD
Love: Understanding Aphrodite -- 136
Aradia: Female Avatar -- 140
The God -- 142
About the Author -- 145
About the Artist -- 147

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