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Foremothers of the Womens Spirituality Movement: Elders and Visionaries Miriam Robbins Dexter

Foremothers of the Womens Spirituality Movement: Elders and Visionaries

Miriam Robbins Dexter

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ISBN : 9781934844502
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366 pages
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Forty years ago, the Second Wave Feminist Movement was in full swing in America. Besides fighting for legal issues such as equal pay in the marketplace and the right to have a credit card or keep ones own name, feminists demanded womens health andMoreForty years ago, the Second Wave Feminist Movement was in full swing in America. Besides fighting for legal issues such as equal pay in the marketplace and the right to have a credit card or keep ones own name, feminists demanded womens health and reproductive rights, marriage reform, and sexual freedom. Radical women began to question the very concept of God as male, with man in his image, and from this revolutionary brew, the Womens Spirituality movement was born. Just as foam-born Aphrodite arose from the sea, the revolutionary Goddess movement arose to inspire women around the country and the world to begin researching ancient worldwide Goddess-based cultures and to create spontaneous circles of womens ritual and Goddess worship. Some called themselves witches, leaving the church or temple to start covens or churches of their own- others worked within mainstream religious frameworks to bring the feminine into what had earlier been male-only priesthoods and doctrines. This seeming explosion of creative religious expression on the part of contemporary Western women is the thematic focus of this book- the 33 chapters are the individual stories of the movements founders in their own words. This is an important book for Womens Studies and the study of Womens Spirituality.