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The Way of the Water Priestess

The Way of the Water Priestess

Author: Annwyn Avalon

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781633411982

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 505

A hands-on guide for witches, pagans, and others who are drawn to the magic of water for healing and protection. The Way of the Water Priestess is a practical guide to the magical power of water and its resident spirits and how to use that magic for both self-empowerment and in the service of protector of water in all its forms. Written by the founder of Triskele Rose Witchcraft, the book offers a guide to revive the ways of the water priestess—to make water sacred again. This is not a new practice; women have tended the sacred waters since antiquity. Readers of The Way of the Water Priestess will learn all the aspects of water magic: Historical and archeological information about rites and rituals, and women's role in relationship to water The lore of water goddesses from various cultures around the world How to form an intimate connection with water in all its forms Moon rituals, sacred bathing, and oracular and ritual arts How to become a sacred vessel of water

The Way of the Water Priestess

The Way of the Water Priestess

Author: Annwyn Avalon

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781578637249

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 258

View: 127

A hands-on guide for witches, pagans, and others who are drawn to the magic of water for healing and protection. The Way of the Water Priestess is a practical guide to the magical power of water and its resident spirits and how to use that magic for both self-empowerment and in the service of protector of water in all its forms. Written by the founder of Triskele Rose Witchcraft, the book offers a guide to revive the ways of the water priestess--to make water sacred again. This is not a new practice; women have tended the sacred waters since antiquity. Readers of The Way of the Water Priestess will learn all the aspects of water magic: Historical and archeological information about rites and rituals, and women's role in relationship to water The lore of water goddesses from various cultures around the world How to form an intimate connection with water in all its forms Moon rituals, sacred bathing, and oracular and ritual arts How to become a sacred vessel of water

Brigid's Light

Brigid's Light

Author: Cairelle Crow

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781633412521

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 258

View: 681

Stories, spells, rituals, and recipes celebrating the worldwide influence of this beloved Celtic goddess, with contributions from Amy Blackthorn, Laura Tempest Zakroff, Courtney Weber, and many others This anthology celebrates Brigid, an ancient and mysterious Celtic spirit who ranks among today’s most popular modern goddesses. Venerated in many forms including as a saint and a goddess, Brigid has traveled the globe alongside the Celtic diaspora. Once a goddess with a narrow territory, she is now an internationally beloved presence. While acknowledging her origins, this book also explores Brigid from the perspective of those outside her original Celtic homeland. Editors Cairelle Crow and Laura Louella have gathered art, poetry, stories, spells, rituals, recipes, and traditions as an homage to the worldwide influence of Brigid’s magic and lore, especially among the descendants of immigrants to the Americas. In compiling these individual works, Cairelle and Laura have given voice to those traveling ancestors by showcasing a rich and beautiful heritage manifested through embodiments of devotion by their descendants, as well as others touched by Brigid.

Queens, Queen Mothers, Priestesses, and Power

Queens, Queen Mothers, Priestesses, and Power

Author: Flora Edouwaye S. Kaplan

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105022383801

Category: Social Science

Page: 498

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A collection of 18 case studies of women in power in Africa. It focuses on the political and ritual roles of royal and elite women who are gathered together by tradition, choice and circumstance, and who, as a result, achieve and exercise power, and acquire and exert influence in the public and private arenas of their societies. A dozen sub-Saharan ethnic groups are represented, mostly from West and South Africa. The volume is interdisciplinary, with contributions drawn from the fields of anthropolgy, art history, history, political science, comparative literature, African and African-American studies, women's studies and religion.

Sisterhood, Feminisms, and Power

Sisterhood, Feminisms, and Power

Author: Obioma Nnaemeka

Publisher: Africa Research and Publications

ISBN: UVA:X004222451

Category: Social Science

Page: 548

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This volume, which gathers prominent scholars, feminists, womanists, and creative writers from Africa and the African Diaspora, engages with candor and vigor issues and conflicts in feminism and black women studies - feminism and womanism debates, sisterhood and power struggles, research and documentation questions, elite and grassroots women relationship, urban and rural dichotomy, African and the African Diaspora relationship. Focusing on the pluralism of feminisms, these essays address the conflict between indigenous African feminisms and the radicalism of variants of Western feminism with their emphasis on sexuality and seeming oppositions to motherhood. They collectively argue that the African environment specifically should provide the context for any meaningful analysis of feminisms on the continent. The volume weaves theoretical questions, personal and collective engagements into a complex tapestry that spans Africa and the African Diaspora - from women organizing for change in South Africa and women's insurgency against colonialism in Nigeria to the problems of doing research on women in Uganda and building of a sisterhood in Memphis, Tennessee.

The Water Goddess in Igbo Cosmology

The Water Goddess in Igbo Cosmology

Author: Sabine Jell-Bahlsen

Publisher: Africa Research and Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015073887906

Category: Goddess religion

Page: 454

View: 988

"This evocative study of a water Goddess among the Igbo of Lake Oguta in southeastern Nigeria, thoroughly explores the rituals, beliefs and social organization associated with rituals of women's power ... the analysis of this powerful Goddess, based on many years of research, is a notable contribution to African female ritual studies, long neglected by scholars."--Publisher's website.

African Masterworks in the Detroit Institute of Arts

African Masterworks in the Detroit Institute of Arts

Author: Detroit Institute of Arts

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press

ISBN: UOM:39015038424142

Category: Art

Page: 196

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African Masterworks in the Detroit Institute of Arts showcases eighty-eight of the museum's finest works, representing the full range of major sub-Saharan sculptural traditions during the past three centuries: figures, masks, containers, carved stools, jewelry, and musical instruments. As noted in the introductory material, almost all African art has a functional base - each sculpture's primary justification is its effectiveness as a ritual or utilitarian object. Text accompanying each photograph describes not only the circumstances, when known, of the object's creation, but also the harmonious interplay of its aesthetic features and cultural and spiritual function. The catalogue also details the rituals surrounding the religious objects and the social importance of the secular works. Organized by region, from the western Sudan to southern Africa, the book includes essays on the history of each area, as well as maps and an extensive bibliography. Michael Kan, the curator of the collection, provides a history of the museum's African art acquisitions since 1900, and the introduction by Roy Sieber traces the evolution of Western appreciation for African art, describing also the value placed on the objects by the community from which they arose.