Resources

an evolving list of books & dvds I’ve found helpful:

Astrology

Venus: The Evolution of the Goddess and Her Planet, Ronnie Gale Dreyer

The Light of Venus: Embracing Your Deeper Feminine, Empowering Our Shared Future, Adam Gainsburg

Venus, Vesta & Juno: The Erotic, Spiritual and Creative Dimensions of Relationship (audio), Demetra George

God Herself: The Feminine Roots of Astrology, Geraldine Thorsten

Mary Magdalene

The Magdalen Manuscript: The Alchemies of Horus and the Sex Magic of Isis, Tom Kenyon & Judi Sion – A channeled account of Mary Magdalen as an initiate of the Temple of Isis, and her tantric relationship with Jesus. Wow. This book catalyzed my interest in “the Magdalen” and suddenly Christianity got a whole lot more interesting.

Mary Magdalene: Christianity’s Hidden Goddess, Lynn Picknett – From LP’s site: “The two millennia of Church propaganda are over: Mary Magdalene, long patronised and marginalised as a reformed prostitute, can now assume her rightful place in the history of the Christian religion – by Christ’s side, as his lover, spiritual equal, officiating priestess and even his chosen successor.”

The Maeve Chronicles, Elizabeth Cunningham – a series of four irresistible novels featuring Mary M as a saucy, loveable Celtic descendant of warrior witches

The Expected One, The Book of Love and The Poet Prince, Kathleen Mcgowan – a trilogy of novels tracing the “heresy” of Jesus and Mary M throughout time

The Moon Under Her Feet, Clysta Kinstler – a must-read novel that tells the story of Mary M as a priestess, and her sacred marriage to Jeshua/Jesus, mirroring the story of Isis and Osiris

The Goddess in the Gospels: Reclaiming the Sacred Feminine, Margaret Starbird – a fascinating account of the author’s journey from orthodox Christian to a champion for the lost bride

The Televisionary Oracle, Rob Brezsny – a modern-day Mary M in Santa Cruz, the Menstrual Temple of the Holy Grail, a wild ride…

The Priestess

The Lineage of the Codes of Light, Jessie Ayani

Reclaiming Eros: Sacred Whores and Healers, Suzanne Blackburn

The Sacred Prostitute: Eternal Aspect of the Feminine, Nancy Qualls-Corbett – The author, a Jungian, argues for reviving the Sacred Prostitute archetype to heal the split between spirit and matter that results in a lack of joy and vitality.

The Heart of the Fire, Cerridwen Fallingstar

The Dark Goddess

Mysteries of the Dark Moon: The Healing Power of the Dark Goddess, Demetra George

Dancing in the Flames: The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness, Marion Woodman & Elinor Dickson

The Conscious Feminine

Leaving My Father’s House: The Journey to Conscious Femininity, Marion Woodman

Sitting by the Well (lectures), Marion Woodman

Dancing in the Flames (dvd), Marion Woodman

Big Picture

Unplugging the Patriarchy, Lucia Rene

2012 and the Galactic Center: The Return of the Great Mother, Christine R. Page

In the Body of the World, Eve Ensler

Health & Healing

Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit, & Joy in the Root of the Female Body, Tami Lynn Kent

Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, Christiane R. Northrup

Dressed to Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras, Sydney Ross Singer & Soma Grismaijer

Intimacy & Sexuality

Undefended Love, Jett Psaris & Marlena S. Lyons

Slow Sex: The Art and Craft of the Female Orgasm, Nicole Daedone

Women’s Anatomy of Arousal: Secret Maps to Buried Pleasure, Sheri Winston

Shameless, Pamela Madsen

Healing Love through the Tao: Cultivating Female Sexual Energy, Mantak Chia

The Art of Sexual Ecstasy, Margot Anand

Eros Ascending: The Life-Transforming Power of Sacred Sexuality, John Maxwell Taylor

Art & Beauty

Beauty: The Invisible Embrace, John O’Donohue

The Birth of Venus, Sarah Dunant

The Barefoot Artist, documentary about transformational artist-activist Lily Yeh

Herstory

When God Was A Woman, Merlin Stone

The Secret History of Lucifer, Lynn Picknett

Witchcraze: A New History of the European Witch Hunts, Anne Llewellyn Barstow