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RECOMMENDED READING

CULTURE SHIFT BOOKLIST

Joanna Macy:

Active Hope

Coming Back to Life

Riane Eisler: the Power of Partnership and all her other books.

Studebaker: Switching to Goddess

Roszak Voice of the Earth (Ecopsychology)

Transition Handbook

BUDDHIST WOMEN’S BOOKS

Buddhism after Patriarchy, Rita Gross

– history of women in Buddhism, and how women’s wisdom can contribute to present day Western Buddhism

Passionate Enlightenment, Miranda Shaw

– about the historical origins of tantra and how may of the teachers were women.

Buddhist Goddesses of India, Shaw

Dakini’s Warm Breath, Judith Simmer Brown

Meeting the Great Bliss Queen, Anne Klein

Feminine Ground – ed Jan Willis – collection of articles

Travellers in Space – June Campbell

Fruitful Darkness, Joan Halifax. eco slant

PERSONAL STORIES

Being Bodies

Buddhist women on the edge

Turning the Wheel: American women creating the New Buddhism

– these three have different women writing a chapter each about their own experiences. all lovely.

Hidden Spring – Sandy Boucher

– personal story about her cancer and meditation

Jan Willis: Dreaming Me – and African American Woman’s spiritual journey

Dancing in the Dharma – life of Ruth Denison, American teacher. by Sandy Boucher

BIOGRAPHIES OF TIBETAN WOMEN IN HISTORY – TIBETAN WORKS IN TRANSLATION

Women of Wisdom, Tsultrim Allione

biography of yeshe tsogyel –

Skydancer tr keith dowman

Mother of Knowledge [tarthang tulku’s group]

there’s also another new translation

Machig’s Complete Explanation – about Machig Labdron, who made the chod

Mandarava  – Lives and Liberation of Princess Mandarava

Lotus Born – life of Padmasambhava

Niguma, Lady of Illusion

MEDITATION

Feeding the Demons, Tsutlrim Allione – not a basic meditation book – on a particular theme

GODDESS/SHAMANIC ET AL

The Chalice and the Blade, Eisler

Eisler – other books on her website

Civilised Shamans, Samuel – about Tibetan Buddhism

The Myth of the Goddess – by two jungian women Ann Baring and Jules Cashford

Blood Relations – Chris Knight –  on the origins of culture being from menstruation.

Marija Gimbutas – goddesses and gods of old europe; the language of the goddess, et al

She who Changes, Carol Christ

Monica Sjoo, the Great Cosmic Mother, Norse Goddesses et al

In a Chariot Drawn by Lions, Asphodel Long

Women’s Dictionary of Myths and Secrets – Barbara Walker

Lucy Goodison Moving Heaven and Earth

Lucy Goodison ancient goddesses – this questions the goddess myth.

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