Now in its twentieth anniversary edition, Starhawk was Pagan before
Pagan was cool; she is credited with bringing women's spirituality
into the public eye, and with good reason. This is a harder book
to get through than Cunningham's; it's written with a more scholarly
tone and has a decided feminist slant, though in its most recent
edition Starhawk's endnotes tone down a lot of the gynocratics.
It is, however, a beautiful book with a lot of poetry between the
lines, and even if I don't agree with the gender bias on a lot of
levels I have a soft spot for this book. Includes a set of Sabbat
rituals for group practice, several good spells; take her history
of the Craft with a grain of salt, as she wrote it more as modern
myth than strict research.
Reviewed by Diane Sylvan
In addition to all that Dianne said, the book contains many good
exercises and meditations to aid in circle and energy work. It is,
even after all these years, it is one of the most intelligent yet
simple books on pagan practices. It is a wonderful book to have
in your library and a good resource for anyone on the pagan path.
Reviewed by Trinity