Barbara G. Walker
[July 2, 1930 - ]
Amazon: A Novel
A bestselling women's historian offers a new breed
of heroine in a thrilling mix of action and adventure, fantastical
pre-patriarchal time travel, and empowering feminist insight.
I Ching of the Goddess: Divination Kit
(Boxed Set with Cards) (2001)
At Last, the Authentic I Ching!
The original I Ching was a goddess-based divination system. However, in
the Confucian age, it was appropriated by the male-dominated culture of
that era. As a result, for centuries, devotees have been using an
inauthentic divination tool that devalued the feminine.
Now, thanks to the work of one of the premier feminist authors and
researchers, the goddess-based sensibility has been restored to this most
popular divination system. Walker reveals and celebrates an I Ching based
in feminine spirituality and creativity.
Pay homage to your inner goddess with this lavish kit. This tool for
personal growth and divination includes 64 I Ching cards that feature
Walker's original art and a book that provides a comprehensive overview of
the development of the I Ching and shows how you can use it in your daily
The Book of Sacred Stones: Fact and Fallacy in the Crystal World
(1989) with Werner P. Brodde
Bestselling author Barbara Walker debunks the tall
tales surrounding crystal mysticism and offers instead an intelligent
alternative that includes a complete guide to minerals and their
Because of her profound admiration for the beauty and mystery of crystals,
Barbara Walker reveals in this two-part examination what crystals truly
are, what they can -- and cannot do, and what they have meant to cultures
down through the ages.
She exposes the crystal mystics' grotesque ignorance of the very subject
of which they claim expertise and presents detailed discussions on crystal
"vibrations," healing, and energies. She points with humor and insight to
the incomprehensible "word salad" crystal mystics use to explain their
Then, featuring an illustrated A to Z listing of all the minerals used in
esoteric studies, Walker presents the true history, mythology, and
attributes of each stone. This invaluable reference is for anyone
interested in the facts and fiction of crystal mysticism.
The Secrets of the Tarot: Origins, History, and Symbolism
Fully illustrated with all-new color versions of the
complete traditional Tarot deck, this is an appreciation of the history
and meaning of the cards.
Feminist Fairy Tales
Remember the traditional fairy tales of childhood?
Well, Barbara Walker respins them here with a healthy measure of feminist
sensibility, whimsy, and inspiration, rewriting the female characters with
delightful results. Gone are impossibly beautiful damsels in distress.
Enlivened by stunning drawings, Walker's stories richly reveal the
real-life morals of fairness, strength, and survival.
The Skeptical Feminist: Discovering the Virgin, Mother, and Crone
The Essential Handbook of Women's Spirituality and Ritual
Women Discovering and Celebrating Their Own
In the last few years, the women's spirituality movement has both grown
and deepened. Women of all political and sectarian beliefs have embraced a
spirituality freed from the constraints of traditional creeds; a
spirituality that is uniquely their own.
The Essential Handbook of Women's Spirituality and Rituals is the
essential tool for women seeking their own spiritual paths. Renowned
feminist scholar Barbara G. Walker gently leads the reader on a journey of
discovery; a journey that results in results in a rich and vibrant inner
In the course of this book, Walker explores a variety of techniques,
rituals, and ceremonies that will both enhance and vivify the life of the
spirit. Among the topics explored are:
How to form a women's spirituality group
Holidays for women to celebrate
Creating your own personal altar
How to participate in guided meditations
The names of the goddesses
Celebrating female rites of passage
Walker has performed an invaluable service to women
everywhere. She has provided the basic tools for the journey to the self,
but has also shown the ways in which a spiritual practice can be tailored
to the needs of individual women.
Restoring the Goddess: Equal Rites for Modern Women
This is both an incisive critique of patriarchal
religion and a bold proposal to establish a liberating alternative to the
Judeo-Christian tradition. Barbara Walker envisions a religion and a
spirituality compatible with women's essential role in society and free of
all the superstition and demeaning imagery characteristic of traditional,
male-dominated religion. Hearkening back to the widespread worship of a
mother goddess at the dawn of civilization, Walker argues for a
restoration of this primal religious sensibility, which celebrated the
Earth's fertility and woman's innate power to bear new life. Women are
already rediscovering these ancient forms, Walker shows, and redefining
the modern outlook in response to women's new appreciation of their rights
and the long history of male dominance.
Women's Rituals: A Sourcebook
The first beginner's guide to celebrating feminist
spirituality describes both the physical and social requirements for
meetings and meditations and offers exercises for developing awareness.
The Crone: Woman of Age, Wisdom, and Power
A probing account of the honored place of older
women in ancient matriarchal societies restores to contemporary women an
energizing symbol of self-value, power, and respect.
The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects
A dictionary of feminine symbols and important
objects introduces important figures and sacred beliefs in history and
mythology, and describes the origins of such symbols while providing
The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets
Do You Know...
where the legend of a cat's nine lives
why "mama" is a word understood in nearly
how the custom of kissing began?
whether there really was a female pope?
why Cinderella's glass slipper was so
important to the Prince?
The answers to these and countless other intriguing
questions are given in this compulsively readable, feminist encyclopedia.
Twenty-five years in preparation, this unique, comprehensive sourcebook
focuses on mythology anthropology, religion, and sexuality to uncover
precisely what other encyclopedias leave out or misrepresent. The
Woman's Encyclopedia presents the fascinating stories behind word
origins, legends, superstitions, and customs. A browser's delight and an
indispensable resource, it offers 1,350 entries on magic, witchcraft,
fairies, elves, giants, goddesses, gods, and psychological anomalies such
as demonic possession; the mystical meanings of sun, moon, earth, sea,
time, and space; ideas of the soul, reincarnation, creation and doomsday;
ancient and modern attitudes toward sex, prostitution, romance, rape,
warfare, death and sin, and more.
Tracing these concepts to their prepatriarchal origins, Barbara G. Walker
explores a "thousand hidden pockets of history and custom in addition to
the valuable material recovered by archaeologists, orientalists, and other
Not only a compendium of fascinating lore and scholarship, The Woman's
Encyclopedia is a revolutionary book that offers a rare opportunity
for both women and men to see our cultural heritage in a fresh light, and
draw upon the past for a more humane future.
Women And Religion: Sexism In The Christian
Tradition (1997) his speech was delivered on December
6, 1997, at the 20th annual convention of the Freedom From Religion
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