Mythology Folklore And The Goddess

Bord, Janet and Colin; Earth Rites: Fertility Practices in Pre-Industrial England; Salem Acad., 1983. Survival of Pagan customs in the post-Christian era. A fascinating glimpse into the past.

Cirlot, J.E.; A Dictionary of Symbols; New York: Philosophical Library, 1962. Ancient religious and magical symbolism.

Dexter, T.F.G.; Fire Worship in Britain; New York: Macmillian, 1931. Pagan customs surrounding the solstices, equinoxes, and other feast days in pre-WWII Britain are explored in this charming booklet.

Downing, Christine; The Goddess: Mythological Images of the Feminine; New York: Crossroad, 1984. One of the first of the wave of new books concerning the Goddess.

Frazer, Sir James; The Golden Bough; New York: Macmillan, 1956 (one-volume abridged edition). A classic study of rites and religions from around the world. The information is sound; some of Sir Frazer's conclusions are not.

Graves, Robert; The White Goddess; New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 1973. A poetic look at the Goddess. Considered a classic by many modern Wiccans, it has had a great influence.

Harding, Esther; Women's Mysteries: Ancient and Modern; New York: Pantheon, 1955. Women and spirituality.

Harley, Timothy; Moon Lore; Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1970. Mythology and legend surrounding the Moon.

Leach, Maria, and Jerome Fried, eds.; Funk and Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology and Legend; New York: Funk and Wagnells, 1972. A monumental collection mythic and ritual information. Thousands of articles on subjects such as plants, crystals, goddesses and gods.

Newmann, Erich; The Great Mother: An analysis of The Archetype; Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1974. A scholarly survey of various aspects of the Goddess by a Jungian.

Stone, Merlin; When God Was a Woman; New York: Dial Press, 1976. A feminist (women-centered) look at spirituality in past times.

Walker, Barbara; The Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Mysteries; San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1983. An encyclopedia of ancient religion and Goddess worship.

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