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Title:
Jailbreaking the Goddess [electronic resource] : A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality
Author:
Allen, Lasara Firefox.
Description:
Jailbreaking the GoddessPraise: is an important contribution to the writings on Goddess tradition and feminist spirituality...I love her political savvy, her sensitivity around issues of diversity and cultural awareness and appropriation, and her unabashed celebration of pleasure, sensuality, and life!"—Starhawk "This fiercely inspired body of work is art, theory, and passion. Genius."—Rosa De Anda, from her foreword "Lasara Firefox Allen delves deep into the ways in which colonialist language has shaped our experience of the divine feminine...This is an innovative work that has the potential to change the face of modern feminist spirituality."—Suzanne Sterling, founder of Voice of Change
Publisher:
Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.,
Date:
2016
Digital Format:
cloudLibrary EPUB
Language:
English

Summary

Summary

Jailbreaking the Goddessis a revolutionary revisioning of the feminine divine. Where the maiden, mother, crone archetypal system is tied to female biology and physical stages of life, the fivefold model liberates the female experience from the shackles of the reproductive model.

In a woman's lifetime, she will go through several different cycles of beginnings, potential, creation, mastery, and wisdom. This fivefold model is not an adaption of the threefold. It is a new system that embraces the powerful, fluid nature of the lived experience of women today.

Join Lasara Firefox Allen as she explores the nature of the five archetypes; gives examples of what areas of life each might preside over; lists goddesses that fit within each archetype; suggests ways to begin building relationship with the different archetypes; and provides simple rituals for recognition, transition, and invocation.

Praise:

"Jailbreaking the Goddessis an important contribution to the writings on Goddess tradition and feminist spirituality...I love her political savvy, her sensitivity around issues of diversity and cultural awareness and appropriation, and her unabashed celebration of pleasure, sensuality, and life!"--Starhawk

"This fiercely inspired body of work is art, theory, and passion. Genius."--Rosa De Anda, from her foreword

"Lasara Firefox Allen delves deep into the ways in which colonialist language has shaped our experience of the divine feminine...This is an innovative work that has the potential to change the face of modern feminist spirituality."--Suzanne Sterling, founder of Voice of Change


Author Notes

Lasara Firefox Allen (Mendocino County, CA) is a family-traditions Witch and a second generation ordained Pagan Priestess. She is a writer, ritualist, sex-positive activist, and a designer/facilitator of a wide variety of interactive workshops on identity, sexuality, spirituality, sovereignty, and body love.


Reviews 1

Booklist Review

Allen, a pagan priestess, walks readers through diverse ways of celebrating the feminine as divine. After carefully limning cross-cultural beliefs and iconography, she discusses aspects of the feminine as thematic approaches to spiritual liberation. Combining explanatory discussion, directions for reflection and journaling, and dates and occasions on which specific attributes and goddesses are venerated, Allen's clearly written text allows the uninitiated to feel comfortable while offering guidance to the more experienced pagan practitioner. The modes of womanhood as girl, as creative force, as wise artist, and as ancient all provide paths to understanding and celebrating femininity at personal and public levels. A substantial contribution to pagan studies.--Goldsmith, Francisca Copyright 2016 Booklist