Download Epub Format ✓ Maiden, Mother, Crone: The Myth & Reality of the Triple Goddess PDF by ↠´ D.J. Conway Dry Dry Dry Hard to read Not even sure it s accurate.
Not terrible, but nothing to get excited over.
Interesting, detailed explanation about the different phases of a woman s life and how mythology and ancient religions thought of women as goddesses The maiden can be called upon when embarking on new pathways, ideas, jobs, relationships, all types of new beginnings regardless of our age if we meditate and call on her for help.
It is interesting how throughout ancient societies there were myths of virgin mothers Buddha, Greek Hermes,Mary mother of Christ, etc The goddess as mother is consulted to see plans through to completion, raising children, life choices, decisions in life, acceptance of the choices we have made etc The 3rd goddess as crone is the end of life and she will be there to guide us on to the continuing cycle of death and rebirth Consult the crone for times of introspection, rest from the stress of raising a family, career The cron This was the first one of DJ s books that I read, and I really enjoyed it, felt that it deepened my beliefs.
This was a very interesting although over whelming book It describes the practice of worshiping the Goddess all over Europe long before Christianity took over It describes the goddess as mother, maiden, crone, gives all the names she was called, the myths and stories associated with them From there the author goes on to describes the old tales of the three the Greeks believed to weave the lives of all of us, the furies, the Valkyries of Norway I found all this material a bit overwhelmingas she names goddesses all over the world It is difficult to remember all of them and all the stories connected with them The book also explained the various festivals and rituals celebrated for them.
In the appendix are descriptions of meditations, rituals, symbols and a dictionary of terms.
She emphasizes the worship of the goddess
This book should have been written as a dictionary because in almost every paragraph it switched to a new deity With this style of writing and the way it s organized I had trouble absorbing the information and there was a lot stuffed within these pages I wish the whole book had been laid out as a dictionary because the writing hopped around but with no heading such as Aphrodite in bold letters for me to refer to I appreciate the thorough study in the book of goddesses and that the author probably wanted to make it personal by writing in paragraph form But with so many goddesses from so many countries, areas and different times in history this really could have been should have been a dictionary I hate to give this book two stars An interest in paganism peaked while reading The Mists of Avalon gave me reason to read this book I ve heard it s a better reference book than anything and I would agree A lot of interesting information about the religion itself as well as various meditations and rituals, but a huge portion is pretty much a list of how this religion has been represented over the years and throughout the world This made reading it somewhat difficult, but if I want to refer to it later and I already have I can do that much easily now.
Part self help book, part encyclopedia You almost need to have a pencil in hand while you read it to mark any useful passages There is a lot of information glossed over and tossed at you, but the ritual section could be useful.