. . Accomplished with panache in this sumptuously and provocatively illustrated book" Publishers Weekly. They have been scapegoated as the object of men’s worst fears and embraced as heroines of female empowerment. From their origins as descendants of ancient goddesses to contemporary practitioners of the craft, the evolution of the concept of “witch” has been as changeable as the centuries themselves.
Witches #ad - As muses, they have influenced popular culture from Shakespeare and Yeats to Anne Sexton and Ken Russell. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erica Jong, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection. From evil crone to sexual seductress, they are the embodiment of both light and dark, fertility and death, divinity and paganism, baleful curses and healing cures.
With reverence and a hint of mischief, Jong reveals witches’ rites, and magical recipes, rituals, including authentic spells and incantations. With a mix of genuine fascination, and keen feminist insight, misinformation, historical hysteria, Erica Jong wades through a bog of myths, passionate enthusiasm, and contemporary Halloween costumes to offer a generous exploration and celebration of witches.
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Incest: From "A Journal of Love": The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin, 1932-1934 Harvest BookMariner Books #ad - Experimentalists, she wrote for a world that did not yet exist, and so helped to bring it into being. The guardian includes an introduction by Rupert Pole. And, she was worshipped by some, like all truly unique talents, hated by many, and misunderstood by most . . . At once loving, and vengeful, exciting, it was the ultimate social transgression for which Anaïs would eventually seek absolution from her analysts.
However, said anaïs, most consuming of all is novelist Henry Miller—a man whose genius, was so demonic it could drive people insane. In this continuation of her notorious henry & june, and the men who dominated it: her protective husband, she recounts a particularly turbulent period between 1932 and 1934, her therapist, and the poet Antonin Artaud.
Incest: From "A Journal of Love": The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin, 1932-1934 Harvest Book #ad - Here too, recounted in extraordinary detail, is the sexual affair she had with her father. Yet even that comparison undercuts the strangeness and bravery of her work, for Nin was the first of her kind. The trailblazing memoirist and author of Henry & June recounts her relationships with Henry Miller and others—including her own father.
A woman who’d spent decades on the bleeding edge of American intellectual life, a woman who had been a respected colleague of male writers who pushed the boundaries of acceptable sex writing. Like many great . .
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. A must for the modern wiccan’s library, this comprehensive resource explores the fascinating world of witchcraft from ancient legend to contemporary paganism. An encyclopedic guide to the world of witchcraft from the author of Your Magickal Cat: Feline Magick, Lore, and Worship.
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And as deceptions and myths of the Bible illustrates, these tales of scriptural tyranny aren’t even original—but rather retold and revised mythologies. An eye-opening, myth-busting tour of the Old and New Testaments, the true origins of their stories, and the faith that’s required to believe them.
Deceptions and Myths of the Bible #ad - For the devout, it offers an enlightening, history-based awareness of the derivation of your religion. But today we know that it’s made up of fanciful legends set down by power-seeking priests eager to inspire awe and fear in their flocks. The story of adam and Eve was derived from a Babylonian account.
The bible is accepted across the globe as the holy word of God. Even the names of noah’s sons are hand-me-downs, Solomon’s judgment, as was the tale of Isaac’s sacrifice, and Samson’s pillar act. For atheists, it’s an irrefutable argument of support; for agnostics, evidence to tip the scale. As for the laws of the Bible, they were patterned after the Babylonian Code of Hammurabi.
Moses? fashioned from the Syrian story of Mises.
Fear of FlyingOpen Road Media #ad - But, as she comes to learn, liberation and happiness are not necessarily the same thing. A literary sensation when first published in 1973, Fear of Flying established Erica Jong as one of her generation’s foremost voices on sex and feminism. Nearly four decades later, the novel has lost none of its insight, verve, or jaw-dropping wit.
This ebook features a new introduction by Fay Weldon, as well as an illustrated biography of Erica Jong, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection. The blockbuster novel of female freedom and empowerment that launched a sexual revolution After five years, Isadora Wing has come to a crossroads in her marriage: Should she and her husband stay together or get divorced? Accompanying her husband to an analysts’ conference in Vienna, she ditches him and strikes out on her own, crisscrossing Europe in search of a man who can inspire uninhibited passion.
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. . In a different nineteenth-century version of America, after the end of the White Man’s Civil War, the victorious North sets its sights on westward expansion.