Ein zweiter Trojanischer Krieg steht unmittelbar bevor. Weil die Scions sich gegenseitig bekämpfen, liegt es allein an Helen, Lucas und Orion, neue Verbündete für ihr bislang größtes Gefecht zu finden. Zugleich wächst Helens Macht und mit ihr das Misstrauen ihrer Freunde. Doch Helen kann deren Vertrauen zurückgewinnen und den unsterblichen Zeus in letzter Minute bezwingen. Aber was wird aus Helens ganz persönlichem Kampf um ihre Liebe zu Lucas? Der fulminante Abschluss der "Göttlich"-Trilogie.
The White Goddess is the most remarkable work of an extraordinary writer. Presenting the personal mythology and poetic theories of Robert Graves, a major modern poet, it is essential reading for anyone concerned with poetry, myth, gender or religion, and has been a vital source of inspiration for poets and scholars ever since its appearance in 1948. The essays collected here survey the approaches currently undertaken toward analyzing and discussing The White Goddess as well as the opinions on the work of international scholars whose approaches include biography, cultural history, literary criticism, textual studies, and Celtic studies.
The Goddess speaks to all of us, but sometimes it's hard to hear her voice through the mists of reality. Rica Sepan has channeled her in this short but enlightening booklet so that everybody can learn to open up to Her voice.
HADES UND DAS ZWÖLFTE MÄDCHEN Für immer und ewig ohne Liebe? Niemals! Hades alias Henry möchte seinem unendlichen Leben ein Ende bereiten. Doch davon will der Rat nichts wissen. Sie brauchen ihn, den Herrscher des Totenreichs! Göttin Diana beschließt, ihm eine Gefährtin zu suchen. Wenn Henry sich wieder verliebt, wird er weiterleben wollen ... Ihre Wahl fällt auf Ingrid, ein Mädchen aus einem New Yorker Waisenhaus. Doch kaum hat Ingrid die Prüfungen des Olymps bestanden und könnte an Henrys Seite zu ihnen gehören, stirbt sie gewaltsam. Und nach ihr zehn weitere! Bis Diana selbst eine Tochter bekommt: Kate. Als Henry in ihre Augen blickt, weiß er: Dieses Mädchen ist ihm bestimmt. Kate muss seine Göttin werden - oder er stirbt mit ihr gemeinsam. DIE VOLLKOMMENE KÄMPFERIN Nachdem Kate die Prüfungen bestanden hat, muss sie Eden und ihren Ehemann Henry vorerst verlassen. Mit ihrem besten Freund James verbringt sie den Sommer in Griechenland - und wird prompt in eine Fehde zwischen den Unsterblichen hineingezogen. Seit Jahrhunderten sind Castor und Pollux auf der Flucht vor Zeus und Hades, und Kate, die angehende Königin der Unterwelt, ist mit Sicherheit die letzte Person, der die Brüder trauen. Trotz allem ist sie entschlossen, den beiden zu helfen. Bald muss Kate jedoch feststellen, dass sie im Umgang mit den Unsterblichen noch einiges zu lernen hat ...
Author: Alex MacLeod
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
This book describes an encounter of the author with the Goddess. The author also tells of some of the events that preceded and followed it. In particular, he tells of his changed perception of the world. He could see then, and sometimes can still see, the divinity of women. (They are divine because they are like the Goddess). He knows with a intuitive certainty that the Goddess is about to make her advent once again, and that when that happens, the establishment of a uviversal matriarchy will be the inevitable result. This book is about a goddess of sublime beauty and power, and not about the God of our fathers. It is about the Goddess the human race first knew, the Great Goddess who was worshipped so ardently and for so long by our forebears. Now at long last is returning to walk among her children again. The signs of her coming are manifold, clear as the sun to see for all whose eyes have been opened. Our ancestors knew Her intimately. She was loved and adored by countless millions of people: whole nations worshipped Her; vast empires trembled in fear and joy at the slightest manifestation of Her unspeakable potency and magnificence. Yet few in these darker ages know anything about Her. She is thought to have vanished forever, leaving nothing of Her former cult behind, save a few references scattered in ancient authors, a few statues hidden in museums--mere skeletal remains of her former living glory. Though what I have to report is immemorially ancient, it seems as new to me--as it will to many others in this age--as if it had been newly born. Old does not mean decrepit, and what is truly perennial or immortal cannot wither or fade with time. Ancient and eternal but forever young and fair, the Goddess lives and will never die. "In all, the book possesses great possibilities. It's unique, and possibly the first to recount a personal experience with the Goddess by a man, throughout an entire book. The Goddess experience has been alluded to previously by men but not in a whole book, and not with the slant provided by Alex MacLeod." Rita Robinson, Exploring Native American Wisdom (New Page Books)
Going ahead in spite of what happened in history, women are now deciding to use whatever material is available to them to understand increasingly tired old phases. Two opposing philosophies have put women into orbit. Women are hidden, but they work productively, sharing food and believing in transformation. Cycles of patriarchal philosophy are in a nervous race, casting change to the side. In contrast, ancient civilizations lived elaborately and intuitively. Torture and murder of women in war historically leads to a life of thinking only of oneself. But healing history will begin to create good news everywhere. Whole groups are going back to nature. Politics is being revised. Approval of change rebirths the latest ideas, integrating personal experiences. Revolution reorganizes these energies into lyrics and direction.
Author: Lotte Motz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 1997-08-21
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
The belief that the earliest humans worshipped a sovereign, nurturing, maternal earth goddess is a popular one. It has been taken up as fact by the media, who routinely depict modern goddess-worshippers as "reviving" the ancient religions of our ancestors. Feminist scholars contend that, in the primordial religions, the Great Mother was honored as the primary, creative force, giving birth to the world, granting fertility to both crops and humans, and ruling supreme over her family pantheon. The peaceful, matriarchal farming societies that worshipped her were eventually wiped out or subjugated by nomadic, patriarchal warrior tribes such as the early Hebrews, who brought their male God to overthrow the Great Mother: the first step in the creation and perpetuation of a brutal, male-dominated society and its attendant oppression and degradation of women. In The Faces of the Goddess, Lotte Motz sets out to test this hypothesis by examining the real female deities of early human cultures. She finds no trace of the Great Mother in their myths or in their worship. From the Eskimos of the arctic wasteland, whose harsh life even today most closely mirrors the earliest hunter gatherers, to the rich cultures of the sunny Fertile Crescent and the islands of Japan, Motz looks at a wide range of goddesses who are called Mother, or who give birth in their myths. She finds that these goddesses have varying origins as ancestor deities, animal protectors, and other divinities, rather than stemming from a common Mother Goddess archetype. For instance, Sedna, the powerful goddess whose chopped-off fingers became the seals and fish that were the Eskimos' chief source of food, had nothing to do with human fertility. Indeed, human motherhood was held in such low esteem that Eskimo women were forced to give birth completely alone, with no human companionship and no helpful deities of childbirth. Likewise, while various Mexican goddesses ruled over healing, women's crafts, motherhood and childbirth, and functioned as tribal protectors or divine ancestors, none of them either embodied the earth itself or granted fertility to the crops: for that the Mexicans looked to the male gods of maize and of rain. Nor were the rituals of these goddesses nurturing or peaceful. The goddess Cihuacoatl, who nurtured the creator god Quetzalcoatl and helped him create humanity, was worshipped with human sacrifices who were pushed into a fire, removed while still alive, and their hearts were cut out. And Motz closely examines the Anatolian goddess Cybele, the "Magna Mater" most often cited as an example of a powerful mother goddess. Hers were the last of the great pagan mysteries of the Mediterranean civilizations to fall before Christianity. But Cybele herself never gives birth, nor does she concern herself with aiding women in childbirth or childrearing. She is not herself a mother, and the male character figuring most prominently in her myths is Attis, her chaste companion. Tellingly, Cybele's priests dedicate themselves to her by castrating themselves, thus mimicking Attis's death--a very odd way to venerate a goddess of fertility. To depict these earlier goddesses as peaceful and nurturing mothers, as is often done, is to deny them their own complex and sophisticated nature as beings who were often violent and vengeful, delighting in sacrifice, or who reveled in their eroticism and were worshipped as harlots. The idea of a nurturing Mother Goddess is very powerful. In this challenging book, however, Motz shows that She is a product of our own age, not of earlier ones. By discarding this simplistic and worn-out paradigm, we can open the door to a new way of thinking about feminine spirituality and religious experience.
In all religions, the goddess or the feminine aspect of God has been hidden under doctrine and dogma. The root of equality is left trampled in the ruins of the ancient temples that scatter the globe; Gracie created this book to bring her back to her original glory. This book is intended to help women love their flesh, their original beauty, to do away with the plastic and the pornographic. Real women are organic, their bodies unique; their bodies are their own. Gracies dreams led her down this path; because of her vivid spiritual and mystical dreams, she began to study Jungian dream analogy; Jung led her to Albert Einstein. These two brilliant minds could connect the mysteries for her. She understands it is the mysteries that lead us. It is Gracies intention to bring into awareness, sacred sexuality through the God and Goddess archetypical wisdom of healthy, mature sexuality for the sake of love, lust, and spirituality.
Author: C. Mackenzie Brown
Publisher: SUNY Press
Release Date: 1990-08-29
The authors of the Devi-Bhagavata Puranendeavored to demonstrate the superiority of the Devi over competing masculine deities, and to articulate in new ways the manifold nature of the Goddess. Brown's book sets out to examine how the Puranpursues these ends. The Devi-Bhagavata employs many ancient myths and motifs from older masculine theologies, incorporating them into a thoroughly "feminized" theological framework. The text also seeks to supplant older "masculine" canonical authorities. Part I of Brown's study explores these strategies by focusing on the Puran's self-conscious endeavor to supersede the famous VaisBhagavata Puran. The Devi-Bhagavata also re-envisions older mythological traditions about the Goddess, especially those in the first great Sanskritic glorification of the Goddess, the Devi-Mahatmya. Brown shows in Part II how this re-envisioning process transforms the Devi from a primarily martial and erotic goddess into the World-Mother of infinite compassion. Part III examines the Devi Gita, the philosophical climax of the Puranmodeled upon the Bhagavad Gita. The Devi Gita, while affirming that ultimate reality is the divine Mother, avows that her highest form as consciousness encompasses all gender, thereby suggesting the final triumph of the Goddess. It is not simply that She is superior to the male gods, but rather that She transcends Her own sexuality without denying it.
Author: Tamora Pierce
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2009-12-08
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
From Tamora Pierce, the second book in the Song of the Lioness Quartet, honored with the Margaret A. Edwards Award. Still disguised as a boy, Alanna becomes a squire to none other than the prince of the realm. Prince Jonathan is not only Alanna's liege lord, he is also her best friend—and one of the few who knows the secret of her true identity. But when a mysterious sorcerer threatens the prince's life, it will take all of Alanna's skill, strength, and magical power to protect him—even at the risk of revealing who she really is...