The Holy Book of Women s Mysteries Feminist Witchcraft Goddess Rituals Spellcasting and Other Womanly Arts is Books A book that might be too female chauvinistic for some it
The Holy Book of Women's Mysteries: Feminist Witchcraft, Goddess Rituals, Spellcasting and Other Womanly Arts is Books A book that might be too female chauvinistic for some, it may be a good book for others who are looking for inspiration and empowerment in a world devoted to the dis-empowerment and subjection of women under man's ownership. (No, those words are Not too harsh.) For me, I thought the book was good enough to not only buy my own copy, but to trade even this copy in for a hardcover....something I only do for, what I consider, are the best of books.(Yes, there's actually a hardcover out there that's not in German. You just have to stumble across it.)I seriously recommend many of Budapest's books anyway, along with books written by Miriam Starhawk. The two authors' books ought to go together on the same shelf of a personal library.. Women s rights and rites merge in this complete guide to the principles and practices of matriarchal religion.. Bestseller Book The Holy Book of Women's Mysteries: Feminist Witchcraft, Goddess Rituals, Spellcasting and Other Womanly Arts I've been waiting to read this book for ages, and now that I finally have started to read it I'm so disappointed and angry! This is so much crap! Where are all the women's mysteries and magic? It all comes down to "we have to stop this chauvinistic, male-centered, women-oppressing world-spread society!" And what mysterious and magic solution is there? Not teaching men the craft until the equality of sexes is a reality (quote!) ... Wait, why isn't everybody just scared to death? Exactly.There will always be men who think women are a step below, as, apparently, there will always be women who think men are all pigs. Women (or people) that believe that women are necessarily better than men, or/and that a matriarchal society would be better than a patriarchal one just because women and not men are in charge, are in my opinion not better than men (or people) who believe that women are to stay home and make children because they are good for little more than that. When will the world stop preaching differences and teaching that one thing is better than the other? Where's the sacred duality thing? This is a bad book and a bad teaching, I honestly wouldn't expect that from people who blare they are connected to Nature, and the Goddess and Mother Earth and blah-blah-blah. Yes, everything has a mother, a feminine start, but, apart from the son of the Virgin Mary (whose actual virginity is at least questionable), everything has a father, too, a masculine start. I may be an underrated genius, but it seems to me that things couldn't be simpler. Neither men nor women are the better half of the world, our society should be neither matriarchal nor patriarchal: we are supposed to live together in peace and harmony as people and that is what Witchcraft, as any Nature-centered religion/philosophy/way of living, should be teaching. I surely agree that women must stand for their rights, but I disagree 100% that the way to do so is struggling to "take over" and putting men a step below.Oh God (Goddess?) am I disappointed!!