The Spiral Dance has ratings and reviews. Lee said: The worst thing about this book is Starhawk’s version of ‘herstory’ which she does admit, i. THE SPIRAL DANCE by Starhawk. Thanks and acknowledgements. Introduction. Chapter 1. Witchcraft as Goddess Religion. Chapter 2. The World View of. The twentieth anniversary edition of The Spiral Dance celebrates the pivotal role the book has had in bringing Goddess worship to the religious forefront. Th.

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I found that, for me, thinking of and talking to Her as a “She” helped me develop a connection I never quite had with “Him”.

The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess – Starhawk – Google Books

I’d definitely recommend this to anyone new to the craft. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. I also know the ‘history’ presented here is a little romanticized, but that being said. As humankind grew older they domesticated animals and became farmer.

Starhawk directs Earth Starhawk is an author, activist, permaculture designer and teacher, and a prominent voice in modern Goddess religion and earth-based spirituality. She believes “New Age” deserves more credit than it deserves, as more women are seeking answers to their spiritual questions, not in the form of a Hierarchy, but as circles of people getting together to work in their communities, towards the betterment of life for women, children and men. Or, rather, what I remembered about this book was very much a misremembering of it.


Miria the star goddess is the primal creator she sees her reflection and falls in love with it and decides to create an other. From inside the book. Starhawk’s brilliant, comprehensive overview of the growth, suppression, and modern-day re-emergence of Wicca as a Goddess-worshipping religion has left an indelible mark on the feminist spiritual consciousness.

The Spiral Dance

Refresh and try again. There is very good information in here, and was the first non-fiction pagan book I ever read.

Witchcraft has always been a religion damce poetry, not theology. Now I see that this isn’t a tradition quite as rigid as those I’ve been introduced to. View all 4 comments.

The book was revised for 10th- and 20th-anniversary editions in andrespectively. I didn’t like how “political” Starhawk was; I thought religion should be separate. Basic meditation and trance concepts are addressed here and there are several different exercises within the chapter for trance work and meditation work. I was bored a lot when reading it. I would unhesitatingly recommend this book to anyone who does not have a fellow Wiccan around, to answer some of the many spifal that quite naturally occur.

Tweeking it to meet your individual and group needs.

Paperback20th Anniversary Editionpages. This book is by far the very best book for those interested in pursuing Wicca. Here the author provides sample rituals for ideas as to how to honor the sabbats as well as providing information on the lore and meanings behind the sabbats. In the 35 years since the original release of The Spiral Dance many more books have been put on the market, but the Spiral Dance remains on the top of many recommended reading lists. She gives techniques on making poppets and how to charge them.


My library Help Advanced Book Search. In generale un libro insoddisfacente sia dal punto di vista stilistico che dei contenuti. Starhawk points out that Wicca isn’t set in stone, it changes and evolves with the times.

The Spiral Dance – Starhawk – E-book

She claims that Witchcraft sees the validity of each view, embraces both, while seeming paradoxical, and holds to the truth of that paradox. How everything can be a sacred ritual if the right state of consciousness is brought to it. It’s just a bit dated around the edges, but is dsnce a good introduction to different styles of Wiccan practice. His intention is to reunite with the stargoddess.

Great beginner’s book to help get you off your feet LOL. Sspiral Limited preview – She walks the walk of participating in the creation of a living, evolving tradition. Here we learn the dangers of thinking in strict absolute terms as well as in dualistic terms. Starhawk directs Earth Activist Training, www.

Starhawk is a staunch feminist and environmentalist. I felt “empowered” just because I am “alive on this Earth”, a I borrowed this edition from the library and enjoyed it so much that I purchased the 20th Sprial edition.

The Spiral Dance itself is as old as time.