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Condren, Mary,1989. The Serpent and the Goddess: Women, Religion and Power in Celtic Ireland. San Francisco: Harper & Row. ISBN 0-060250156-9. A great feminist slant on ancient Ireland. Lots of food for thought.

Eisler, Riane, 1987. The Chalice & the Blade. San Francisco: Harper & Row Publishers. A discussion of Marija Gimbutas' work. Feminist herstory. Comprehensive. An important read.

Gaffney, Mark H. 2004. Gnostic Secrets of the Naassenes: The Initiatory Teachings of the Last Supper. Rochester, Vermont: Inner Traditions. ISBN 9 780892 816972. How the early Church corrupted the teachings of Jesus. If I had read this book in the nineteen-seventies, I might still considder myself to be a Christian.

Gimbutas, Marija, 1989. The Language of the Goddess. San Francisco: Harper & Row Publishers. Unearthing the hidden symbols of Western civilization. Evidence of the Goddess culture in Old Europe.

_______, 1991. The Civilizations of the Goddess: The World of Old Europe. San Francisco: Harper & Row.
More evidence of Goddess cultures in pre-Indo-European Europe.

Gooch, Stan, 1995. Cities of Dreams: When Women Ruled the Earth. London, UK: Aulis Books.
Reinterpreting accepted archaeological fact, and citing the Pleiades, labyrinths, menstrual taboos and left-handedness (amongst others), Gooch builds a case for a lost moon worshipping Neanderthal civilization that preceded our own. ISBN 1 898541 02 7

Jaynes, Julian. 2000. The Origin of Consciousness In the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind. Boston & New York: A Mariner Book, Houghton Mifflin Company.ISBN 9 780618 057078. First published in 1976. A seminal book in my thinking about the shift in consciousness from prehistoric peoples to Western man. A prequel toMcGilchrist.

Jones, Kathy, 1994. Spinning the Wheel of Ana. 61 Tor View Avenue, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8AG, England: Ariadne Publications. ISBN 1-87298302-2. A spiritual quest to find the British primal ancestors.

_______, 1996. On Finding Treasure: Mystery Plays of the Goddess. 61 Tor View Avenue, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8AG, England: Ariadne Publications. ISBN 1-872983-03-0. Wonderful plays and accounts of the transformational experiences of producing them, written by a spokesperson of the Goddess in Glastonbury.

_______. 2000. In the Nature of Avalon: Goddess Pilgrimages in Glastonbury's Sacred Landscape. 61 Tor View Avenue, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8AG, England: Ariadne Publications. ISBN 1 872983 13 8. A book for Pilgrims who come to Glastonbury.

Mann, Nicholas, 1997. The Dark God. Llewellyn. In preparation. A fine next step response to feminist herstory. A fascinating story with unexpected parallels and correlations between the Dark Gods of mythology, and the author's experience in a Turkish prison.

McCricard, Janet, 1990. Eclipse of the Sun. Glastonbury, Gothic Image Publications. ISBN 0-906362-13-X. An investigation into Sun and Moon myths that show originally, most cultures held that the Sun was a Goddess.

McGilchrist. Iain. 2009. The Master and his Emmissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. ISBN 9 780300 148787. What science has learned since Julian Janes.

Sjöö, Monica, & Barbara Mor, 1987. The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth. San Francisco: Harper & Row. Strongly feminist interpretation of the changes in consciousness in the descent of wo/man.

Starbird, Margaret. 2003. Magdalene's Lost Legacy: Symbolic Numbers and the Sacred Union in Christianity. Rochester, Vermont: Bear & Conpany. ISBN 9 781591 430124. ( I am somewhat ashamed to admit that) this was the first book where I really groked what gematria was all about.

<#Stone>Stone, Merlin, 1976. When God Was a Woman. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. The seminal book about the time when Goddess ruled rather than God.

Streep, Peg, 1994. Sanctuaries of the Goddess: The Sacred Landscapes and Objects. Boston: Little, Brown & Co.

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HERSTORY/NOVELS - A Trilogy about the Magdalene by Kathleen McGowan:

McGowan, Kathleen. 2006.The Expected One. London: Simon & Schuster. ISBN-13: 978-1-4165-2672-8

 

McGowan, Kathleen. 2009.The Book of Love. London: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-0-74329-536-9

Third Book - not yet out. BE SURE TO READ THEM IN ORDER! These are a wonderful blend of fiction and herstory that expands on evrything you thought you knew about Mary Magdalene Line.

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