Maiden, Mother, Crone: The Myth & Reality of the Triple Goddess Paperback – Jun 8 1995
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About the Author
A native of the Pacific Northwest, author D.J. Conway has studied the occult fields for over 35 years. Her quest for knowledge has covered every aspect of Paganism and Wicca to New Age and Eastern philosophies; plus history, the magical arts, philosophy, customs, mythologies and folklore. In 1998, she was voted Best Wiccan and New Age author by Silver Chalice, a Pagan magazine.
Conway is the author of more than 20 nonfiction books including: Celtic Magic (Llewellyn), Dancing with Dragons (Llewellyn), Mystical Dragon Magic (Llewellyn), The Ancient Art of Faery Magick (10 Speed Press), and The Little Book of Candle Magic (10 Speed Press).
She lives a rather quiet life, with most of her time spent researching and writing.
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Top Customer Reviews
I used to own a metaphysical bookstore, and was very dissapointed when this book came out. I was hoping for a well-researched and documented work on the Goddess, and found instead a book filled with incomplete information.
The author didn't take much time to research her subject. This is patently obvious when she makes the statement that there are no surviving Goddess traditions in African religion. This is a patent fallacy; a not very close look at West African traditions will reveal not only a surviving tradition of female Divinity, but a thriving tradition that spread with the African diaspora to the Americas, and the Carribean during the slave trade.
If you want a serious book about the Goddess, do yourself a favor and buy Janet and Stewart Farrar's book, "The Witches' Goddess." That book is well-written, interesting to read, with solid research behind it. Another excellent book on the subject is Patricia Monaghan's "The New Book of Goddesses and Heroines." This book is also well-researched and written in an engaging, lively style.
Many fascinating deities and archetypal goddesses are provided no more than a sentence
or at best a short paragraph. There is no attempt to organize or compare these varies
figures by cultures or similarities or to draw any conclusions about the mythology of the
goddess whatsoever. Part two of the book is simply a dictionary of symbols that seems to
have been included to simply fill space. If you are interested in comparative mythology or
in increasing your knowledge of various deities there are numerous other books of better
quality out there.
Most recent customer reviews
This book brings togeather all sorts of goddess myths and Conway has sectioned them into catagories. Read morePublished on June 9 2003 by Kitty
This book is a wonderful intro to the mysteries of the Goddess, it gives very clear insight into seeing how She works in and which aspects apply to situations in our daily lives. Read morePublished on Feb. 8 2002 by D. Elizabeth
i tell you people, have no life that you read books by authors you don't care about i liked this book alot, i thought it was excellent.Published on Oct. 4 1999
"Maiden, Mother, Crone" is exactly what it is: a book about the Goddess, how to communicate with Her, and her aspects. Read morePublished on May 5 1999
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