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Using the figure of the ancient goddess Ariadne as a metaphor, Mountainwater unravels the mysteries of a woman-centered spirituality. She offers gentle guidance through the cycles of a woman’s life; the phases of the moon; the yearly nature holidays; and the aspects of divination. She concludes each chapter with suggested exercises, meditations, and reading lists. Her capably organized and well-written book encourages women to find their own spiritual path. The reading lists lack complete citations; still, a very good, practical book on women’s spirituality and goddess worship. Recommended.
- Gail Wood, Mont gomery Coll. Lib., Germantown, Md.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Astrology literally translates to mean “the study of stars”. The word comes from Greek: ἄστρον (astron), “star”, and λόγος (logos), “theory”, “study”.
The zodiac is the belt or band of constellations through which the Sun, Moon, and planets transit across the sky.
Star-gazers of every sort have long been fascinated by these constellations and the easy stories which flow from their picturesque forms. Astrologers, with time, developed the system of twelve signs of the zodiac based on twelve of the constellations they considered to be particularly important.8 comments