9780882143309

Pagan Meditations

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  • ISBN13:

    9780882143309

  • ISBN10:

    0882143301

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-04-14
  • Publisher: Spring Publications

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1(4)
Greek Culture: Patriarchal or Matriarchal?
5(6)
PART ONE Aphrodite
Chapter One
The Birth and Rebirth of Aphrodite
11(1)
The Marriage of Heaven and Earth
12(4)
Chapter Two
Civilization and the Beauty of Aphrodite
16(2)
Primitive or Civilized Sexuality
18(1)
Aphrodite and Flowers
19(2)
The Gold of Your Sex
21(10)
Ugliness and Depression
31(2)
Laughter, Joy, and Little Children
33(4)
Chapter Three
The Teachings of Aphrodite and Sappho
37(2)
Who Was Sappho?
39(4)
The Competence of the Body and the Pleasures of Love
43(3)
Aphrodite or Tantra
46(1)
The Sapphic ``I'' and Psychological Skill
47(2)
Wife, Prostitute, and Courtesan
49(13)
The Prostitute
52(2)
The Hetaera
54(4)
The Priestesses of Aphrodite
58(2)
The Wife
60(2)
Infidelity and Lying
62(7)
Chapter Four
Should Aphrodite Be Disrobed?
69(2)
Pornography or the Tchador
71(8)
Chapter Five
Hyper-Masculinity and Hyper-Femininity
79(3)
Ares and Courage
82(2)
Love and Fight
84(1)
Men, War, and Women
85(2)
From Ares to Adonis
87(3)
Chapter Six
Who Shoots the Arrows: Eros or Aphrodite?
90(1)
The Primordial Eros
91(2)
The Eros of the Philosophers
93(3)
Aphrodite, Eros, and Psyche
96(4)
Chapter Seven
Leaving Aphrodite
100(9)
PART TWO Artemis
Chapter Eight
Artemis and Ecology
109(1)
Living Sources of Pure Water
110(3)
Why Do We Say That a Forest Is Virgin?
113(3)
Childbirth: A Major, Uncivilized Occasion
116(4)
Chapter Nine
Sacrifice
120(8)
Chapter Ten
Asceticism, Chastity, Solitude
128(11)
Chapter Eleven
Abortion as a Sacrifice to Artemis
139(2)
Taking the Offensive
141(4)
The Religious Aspect of Abortion
145(4)
Chapter Twelve
Adolescence: The Shy Age under the Protection of Artemis
149(7)
Chapter Thirteen
Artemis the Amazon
156(11)
PART THREE Hestia
Chapter Fourteen
The Warm Hearth
167(2)
Where Is the Hestia of Our Houses?
169(2)
How Do We Honor Hestia?
171(1)
Hestia and Organization
172(2)
Chapter Fifteen
Hestia and Planetary Ecology
174(1)
The Price of Heliocentrism
175(6)
Chapter Sixteen
Security and Stability
181(5)
The Pantry, the Reserves, and Stability
186(5)
PART FOUR Old Goddesses and New Women
Myth and Historical Reality
191(3)
The Definition of Power and the Powerlessness of Women
194(3)
Towards a Polytheistic Feminism
197(3)
Notes 200

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