Myth and Folklore, General
Wise Women of the Dreamtime
Aboriginal Tales of the Ancestral Powers
Paperback ISBN: 0892814772
Extending deep into the caverns of humanity's oldest memories, beyond 60,000 years of history and into the Dreamtime, this collection of Australian Aboriginal myths has been passed down through the generations by tribal storytellers. The myths were compiled at the turn of the century by K. Langloh Parker, one of the first Europeans to realize their significance and spiritual sophistication. Saved from drowning by Aboriginal friends when she was just a child, Parker subsequently gained unique access to Aboriginal women and to stories that had previously eluded anthropologists. In the stories, women tell of their own initiations and ceremonies, the origins and destiny of humanity, and the behavioral codes for society. Included are stories of child-rearing practices, young love in adversity, the dangers of invoking the spiritual powers, the importance of social sharing, the role of women in male conflicts, the dark feminine, and the transformational power of language. Wise Women of the Dreamtime allows us to participate in the world's oldest stories and to begin a new dream of harmony between human society and nature.
Women in Celtic Myth
Tales of Extraordinary Women from Ancient Celtic Tradition
Paperback ISBN: 0892813571
In Celtic myth, the mixture of wise spiritual teaching and dramatic imagery creates new, potent, and disturbing visions. This selection of eleven storiessome more than 3,000 years old focuses on the women of ancient British mythology, from the formidable women warriors who trained heros to fight and kill to the beautiful companions who led them to higher realms of feminine intuition and spiritual wisdom. Caldecott goes beyond a mere recounting of female strength, providing lucid personal commentary that illuminates the complete myth and the culture from which it springs. These powerful stories transmit a recognition of the mystery of being and an understanding of the powerful magic of inner transformation.
The Body of Myth
Mythology, Shamanic Trance, and the Sacred Geography of the Body
Paperback ISBN: 0892814098
This book carries on from the works of Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell to show how the portrayal of consciousness embodied in myth can be extended to a reappraisal of the laws of physics; before they are descriptions of the world, these laws--like myths--are descriptions of the human nervous system.
Myths of the Sacred Tree
Myths from Africa America, China, Sumeria, Russia, Greece, India, Scandinavia, Europe, Egypt, South America, Arabia
Paperback ISBN: 0892814144
A reverence for nature is found throughout this illustrated collection of enchanting myths from around the world that celebrate the symbolism of trees.
A Witch's Guide to Faery Folk
Reclaiming Our Working Relationship With Invisible Helpers
Paperback ISBN: 0875427332
Work magick with help from the little people All over the world, people have reported encounters with a race of tiny people who are neither human nor deity. This book reclaims that lost, rich heritage of working with faery folk that our Pagan ancestors took for granted. Edain McCoy teaches how to work with faeries in a mutually beneficial way. Practice rituals and spells in which faeries can participate, and discover tips to help facilitate faery contact. These capricious creatures can help with divination, past life recall, scrying, and spiritual quests. Also included is a dictionary of more than 230 faeries that include goblins, gnomes, elementals, seasonal faeries, and angels.
The Mythic Journey
The Meaning of Myth As a Guide to Life
Paperback ISBN: 0684869470
The author of The Mythic Tarot offers readers a colorful, compelling tour of Western mythology, showing how classic stories can help people navigate vital passages in their lives. Original.