- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; First Edition edition (June 8 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0875421717
- ISBN-13: 978-0875421711
- Product Dimensions: 15 x 1.8 x 22.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 386 g
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #155,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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.
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.
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