Forthcoming Titles News for April 2018

Forthcoming Book News

We have two new titles for April 2018, which will be published on April 24.

For the fiction list we have ‘Venus Burning: Realms. The Collected Short Stories from ‘Realms of Fantasy’ by Tanith Lee. This volume collects, for the first time, all the stories Tanith wrote for this seminal US genre magazine and includes a Preface by the magazine’s founder and editor, Shawna McCarthy, who was a close friend of Tanith’s. There’s also an introduction by Jeremy Brett, who’s the curator for the SF/Fantasy Archives at the Cushing Memorial Archive and Library in Texas. The Cushing Memorial has been very helpful to us over the past few years, providing scans of Tanith’s rarer stories for the collections of hers we’ve published.

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The stories in this collection are among her best work, in which Tanith takes myth and fairy tale tropes and turns them on their heads. You might find fantasy swordsmen (Woman in Scarlet), vampires (Israbel), werewolves (Moonblind), dragons (The Children of his Old Age), ghostly dolls (Doll Skulls) and tales reminiscent of the Arabian Nights (I Bring You Forever), but these are nothing like stories of those genres you’ve read before. Lush and lyrical, deep and literary, Tanith Lee created fresh poignant tales from familiar archetypes. This book also includes three previously uncollected stories from her Flat Earth mythos.

“We published fifteen of Tanith Lee’s brilliant works. All of those wonderful, mystical, gorgeous, glorious stories are in this volume, and I’m so glad that Immanion Press is sharing them with new (and old) readers.”

Shawna McCarthy – founder and editor of ‘Realms of Fantasy’

Table of Contents:

Preface by Shawna McCarthy; Beauty, Darkness and Sensuality: The Magic of Tanith Lee’s Writing: An introduction by Jeremy Brett

The Story Told by Smoke (From the Journals of St. Strange); Doll Skulls (a Paradis novelette); Death Loves Me; Old Flame (From the Journals of St. Strange); The Lady-Of-Shalott House; I Bring You Forever; The Woman in Scarlet; The Children of His Old Age; The Man Who Stole the Moon (A Story of the Flat Earth); Moonblind; Israbel; Stalking the Leopard; En Forêt Noire; The Snake (A Story of the Flat Earth); Our Lady of Scarlet (A Story of The Flat Earth)

 For the non-fiction list, Megalithica Books, we’re publishing ‘Zodiac of the Gods’ by Eden Crane.

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The Dendera Zodiac, an elaborate bas-relief sculpted on a twelve-inch stone disc, was found on the ceiling of a chapel in the Temple of Hathor at Dendera in central Egypt. This artefact revealed how the twelve months of the Ancient Egyptian year were presided over by a particular god, goddess or mythical creature – creating a system of ‘natal signs’ similar to western astrology. This book presents a new interpretation of the Dendera Zodiac, exploring character analysis for each sign, revealing your relationship with the god or goddess who presides over your month of birth.

Zodiac of the Gods also offers a primer for Egyptian magic, focusing upon the deities of the year. The vivid pathworkings enable you to connect with these ancient gods and goddesses, and work with their energy to influence and improve your life, to help you realise your goals and desires.

When you engage in ritual, you put your intentions out into the universe, connecting with the source of all, whatever you believe that to be. Within this book, the gods and goddesses are imagined as different masks for the universal life energy, so that you can relate to it more meaningfully and visualise it easily.  Understand what the ancient divine forms represent, learn about their symbols and meaning, and how these aspects are mirrored within you, and you’ll come to know more about yourself.

Should you want to receive a review PDF of either of these titles, or interview the author of Zodiac of the Gods, please mail Storm at editorial(at)immanion-press(dot)com

 

 

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New Fiction Title

We’re pleased to release ‘Personal Darkness’ the second volume in Tanith Lee’s ‘The Blood Opera Sequence’. The book has been re-edited to remove spelling and typographical mistakes from the original publication, and also includes an introductory essay by Freda Warrington (author of The Blood Wine series, among many other novels). Freda has also contributed 7 black and white illustrations to the book. The cover art is by Tanith’s husband, John Kaiine.

‘The Blood Opera Sequence’ has not been available in print for many years, and is part of Immanion Press’s commitment to republishing Tanith’s back catalogue novels for discerning readers who prefer a book in their hands rather than an eBook.

Anyone wishing to review this title, may contact Storm for a proof PDF at editorial(at)immanion-press(dot)com.

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The Scarabae, a mysterious family, who are not entirely human, have been forced to leave the burned ruins of their reclusive home in a remote part of England. Most are dead at the hands of Ruth, a child created through incest with the purpose of repopulating this ageing branch of the family. Scarabae must breed with Scarabae, but Ruth was a tragically misjudged experiment.

Rachaela, Ruth’s mother, trails listlessly with the survivors of the Scarabae. She is one of them but still can’t feel that she is. Yet where else does she belong? The Scarabae relocate to London, and roost within a baroque old mansion. Here, they lick their wounds, but bizarrely appear to be growing younger…

Ruth has also come to London. The people she seeks shelter with are often cruel or warped. Ruth cold-bloodedly removes them from the world. She has already learned how to kill, but not how to cover her tracks. When the Scarabae see news stories of a murderous black-haired girl, they know who’s responsible. And they must call upon another strand of the family to help them trap and control this threat to their invisibility within the world.

Malach and Althene arrive at the Scarabae mansion; beautiful and merciless beings. While Malach initiates the process of finding and containing Ruth, Rachaela struggles to resist the ambiguous allure of Althene, who is far more than she seems.

First published in 1993, and long out of print, Immanion Press is proud to release this new edition, which includes seven illustrations and an introductory essay by Freda Warrington, author of The Blood Wine series.

New Titles for December 2017

Immanion Press is holding a launch event on December 7th in Stafford UK to celebrate the publication of six titles.

Two of the new releases are hardback limited Collectors’ Editions of the Grimoire Dehara series – Book Three Nahir Nuri, which Storm Constantine co-wrote with Taylor Ellwood, and also a reissue of the hardback of the first volume Kaimana, which came out in 2005. While the first volume’s text hasn’t been expanded or changed, (other than a few errors corrected), it does include several extra illustrations from artist Ruby, and one by the late Billie Walker-John, who did quite a few Wraeththu Mythos illustrations back in the 90s.

The new Grimoire Dehara book is also being released in paperback at the same time.

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On the fiction side, we have ‘Dark Dance’ by Tanith Lee, the first in her Blood Opera Sequence, (long out of print), featuring an introduction and interior illustrations by Storm Constantine. The second volume, ‘Personal Darkness’ will be released in early 2018, and will feature an introduction and interior illustrations by Freda Warrington. The third book in the series, ‘Darkness, I’, will be published one to two months after the second volume, and will feature an introduction by Sarah Singleton. All three books will have cover art by John Kaiine. The ‘Blood Opera Sequence’ is Tanith’s unique and baroque exploration of the vampire myth.

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‘The Darkest Midnight in December: Ghost Stories for the Winter Season’ features a cover by Danielle Lainton and stories by J. E. Bryant, Storm Constantine, Louise Coquio, Wendy Darling, Nerine Dorman, Rosie Garland, Jessica Gilling, Suzanne Gyseman, Misha Herwin, Rick Hudson, Rhys Hughes, Hannah Kate, Fiona Lane, Fiona McGavin and Adele Marie Park. With seven illustrations by Storm Constantine and Wendy Darling.

The ghost story is a Christmas tradition; shadows looming over the brightly-lit tree in a room where logs crackle in the hearth, and the smell of spice and brandy fill the air. Outside the weather is chill; perhaps snow is falling. The house is far from town – lights twinkle in the distance. And over the festive season, as people gather to celebrate and welcome in the New Year, eerie breath might be heard in a dark corridor, hurrying footsteps overhead, a sigh in the depths of a stairwell. When all are supposed to be happy and secure, the intrusion of fear, grief or sadness are alien, and yet bizarrely integral to a time of celebration whose roots lie in ancient, pagan festivals. What stirs in the darkness?

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Now that humankind is on the edge of extinction and the androgynous Wraeththu have inherited the earth, hara have developed their own spiritual systems, often based upon ancient beliefs that developed when humanity had been closer to the earth.

For Songs to Earth and Sky, Storm Constantine invited some of the Wraeththu Mythos writers to explore the eight seasonal festivals of the year, (plus the ninth minor celebration in early December), to dream up new beliefs and customs, new myths, new dehara – the gods of Wraeththu. These stories delve into magic, nature, the supernatural, and local folklore. As different communities develop among Wraeththu, so fresh legends spring up – or else ghosts from the inception of their kind come back to haunt them. From the silent, snow-heavy forests of Megalithican mountains, through the lush summer fields of Alba Sulh, into the hot, shimmering continent of Olathe, Songs to Earth and Sky explores nine festivals within the Wheel of the Year, bringing its powerful spirits and landscapes to vivid life.

Nine brand new tales, including a novella, a novelette and a short story from Storm herself, and stories from Wendy Darling, Nerine Dorman, Suzanne Gabriel, Fiona Lane and E. S. Wynn. The Deharan system of magic explored in these stories reinvents the Pagan Wheel of the Year with an androgynous focus, and will be fascinating both to fans of the Mythos and those who are new to it.

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Review PDFs of any of these titles can be obtained by mailing editorial(at)immanion-press(dot) com. More details can be found on our web site www.immanion-press.com

Unity of Vision in a Story Collection

Rhys Hughes, whose short story collection ‘Salty Kiss Island’ has recently been released by Immanion Press, shares his thoughts on creating a unity of vision in compiling a collection of short stories.

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My new collection of stories is my favourite among my books of stories, but I wasn’t fully aware of this fact until I actually held a published copy in my hands and took a deep breath. The sigh that came out was one of deep contentment and then I knew.

I have often said that such-and-such a book is my personal favourite and there have been many candidates for that distinction but Salty Kiss Island has a quality, I’m not sure what, that most others don’t have, an unplanned quality. Purity perhaps.

Not purity in the sense of lacking bite and darkness, but purity in the unity of the visions that the book assembles and disseminates. The stories just seem to fit together very nicely. They amplify each other. I feel great delight at the final sum of the parts.

We write stories over a long period of time, years, even decades, and when we collect them together into a book we can’t really know what the end result will be like. The stories weren’t written to be together, they are discrete pieces existing on their own.

And now they are suddenly required to appear with other stories, to dwell with neighbours between the covers of a book, and they are asked to do this because they have themes in common, or an approach or tone that categorizes them. They are allied.

How will they get along? This is impossible to predict accurately until the book is ready. Sometimes they will interfere with each other, quarrel, contradict, attenuate, decay. If they are juxtaposed like this, elements that weren’t weaknesses may become so.

For example, any repetition of ideas, moods, events and reactions will be plain to see. Such repetition may not be self-plagiarism on the part of the author, it may not be indolence, it might be convergent evolution, the same solution to utterly different texts.

But it won’t look that way to the reader, it will appear like a limitation or an obsession, unless the repetition has strong intertextual attributes and adds its pulsation to the bigger rhythm, to the heartbeat of the entire book, the general health of the fictive gestalt.

That is a difficult thing to engineer. It means that every time a story is being composed, the author responsible must take care not only with the aesthetic parameters of that particular work but also consider how it will unite with and complement every other story he or she has written or will write. This is surely too much to ask. The writer therefore must fall back on the emergency option of serendipity.

Happy chance can assemble a short story collection from many pieces that turns out to be harmonious, cohesive, synchronised. The stories may amplify each other in ways the author never imagined, reveal aspects that were hidden before the gathering. Such a story collection has the unity of a novel while remaining a true collection.

I never supposed that the majority of my fantastical love stories would appear in a single volume. It wasn’t planned at all. I didn’t even realise I was in thematic thrall while writing them. Each was just a new tale and a striving to express burning ideas, to get them out of my head and onto the page, where they would leave me alone.

But I truly believe it has turned out very well, better than I had hoped, and that Salty Kiss Island is an important stage of personal fulfillment on the somewhat rickety career ladder of my writing life. I am not especially successful in terms of sales, despite the critical acclaim my work garners, yet I am satisfied now. This book exists.

Every writer has a host of influences and inspirations. These might be situations and circumstances, remarkable people, abstractions, sensations, the desire to be different or to be the same. And other authors will always play a large part in the creation of a prose style, in the fundamentals of a writer’s vision and method. We attempt to imitate, then we rapidly go off on tangents, and our tangents collide and mesh with other tangents given off by other influences, and fly off again.

My fantastical love stories were influenced by my love of whimsy and invention, by certain individuals, by memories of (and yearnings for) the tropical life, by music from Brazil and Cape Verde, by the sea and stars, by the incredible writers Amado, Pessoa, Couto, Vian, Calvino, by hope and anticipation, and always by language.

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New Fiction Titles for June 2017

We’re pleased to announce two new fiction titles this month. First up is Storm Constantine’s ‘A Raven Bound with Lilies: Stories of the Wraeththu Mythos‘.

Wraeththu – a new species or the next step in the evolution of humankind? Androgynous, and stronger in mind and body than their human predecessors, Wraeththu rose from the ruins of human civilisation to start afresh. New custodians of a battered planet, they have a choice:  work and grow to become worthy custodians of the world, or succumb to the lingering humanity within them, and perish as their forerunners did. Naturally magical, often possessing unearthly beauty, and sometimes deadly, the Wraeththu have captivated readers since Storm Constantine’s first novel, The Enchantments of Flesh and Spirit, was published in 1988.

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Since then, the author has completed three trilogies, three novellas and numerous short stories. This anthology collects all her published Wraeththu stories into one volume, and also includes extra material, including the author’s first explorations of the androgynous race and their world, dating back to the late 1970s.

From the ‘creation story’ Paragenesis, through the bloody, brutal rise of the earliest Wraeththu tribes, when hara fought for control and power, (Pro Lucror), and on into a future where they have overcome their savage beginnings, and strange mutations are starting to emerge from hidden corners of the earth, (Painted Skin), the fifteen stories within this book explore different shades and colours of the Wraeththu world.

With sumptuous illustrations by official Wraeththu artist Ruby, as well as pictures from Danielle Lainton and the author herself, A Raven Bound with Lilies is a must for any Wraeththu enthusiast, and is also a comprehensive introduction to the mythos for those who are new to it.

The second new titles is from Rhys Hughes, a prolific creator of strange and wonderful short stories. Salty Kiss Island collects for the first time Rhys’s fantastical love stories.

What is a fantastical love story? It isn’t quite the same as an ordinary love story. The events that take place are stranger, more extreme, full of the passion of originality, invention and magic, as well as an intensification of emotional love. Also, the voice that tells them has rather a different tone to a conventional romantic narrator.

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The stories in Salty Kiss Island are set in this world and others, spanning the spectrum of possible and impossible experiences, the uncharted territories of yearning, the depths and shoals of the heart, mind and soul. They are adventure yarns, whimsies and comedies, tragedies and paradoxes. They are melancholy, gleeful, philosophic or mystical. A love of language runs through them, parallel to the love that motivates their characters to feats of preposterous heroism, luminous lunacy and grandiose gesture. They include tales of minstrels and their catastrophic serenades, dreamers sinking into sequences of ever-deeper dreams, goddesses and mermaids, sailors and devils, messages in bottles that can think and speak but never be read, shadows with an independent life and voyagers of distant galaxies who are already at their destinations before they arrive.

The authors of these books are available for interview, as well as guest posts on blogs, and review PDF copies can be applied for by mailing info(at)immanion-press(dot)com.

Testimonials and more about Goddess 2.0

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Goddess 2.0: A New Path Forward, edited by Karen Tate has been getting a lot of testimonials and reviews.

Here’s a link to a new review of the anthology on Suep.

Here’s a link to a review on Druid life.

Here’s a link to a review on Mystic Living Today.

Here’s a review by Author Laura Perry.

And a review on Kindred spirits.

Here’s what Karen Tate, the editor has to say about why she created the anthology:

You are not alone if you believe domination and authoritarian patriarchy are destroying countless lives and our planet. There is a more sustainable alternative and it’s not new. In fact it’s ancient. Exiled for a time, but making a return, the Sacred Feminine has become indelibly integrated into our lives, reminding humanity during this time of crisis that the ideals of the Great She offer a pathway to secure a more sustainable future. As people lose faith in organized religion, as the paradigm of power shifts across the globe, as climate change quickly approaches a point of no return, people are leading using their divine intelligence gleaned from Goddess teachings to find solutions and sanctuary. They’re listening to their consciences, heart wisdom, and intuition to manifest a new normal. They’re practicing partnership, generosity, and compassion to establish a new way of being. They’re tapping into their empathy and morality as they hit the reset button. We are witnessing this awakening across the globe as people from all walks of life and cultures turn to Goddess, deity, archetype and ideal, to evolve from the malignant chaos we face today. Using the wisdom and activism suggested in Goddess 2.0; Advancing a New Path Forward, we see through the lens of spiritual, cultural and political leaders, old and new, male and female. They share the many ways Goddess Spirituality has grown and matured in the minds of Her advocates to inspire the birth of a new world and usher in a time of security, peace, joy, equality and prosperity for all.

What am I talking about you might ask?  Sacred Feminine ideals are the new liberation thealogy.  Here’s what I mean.

There is no doubt people all over feel under siege considering the domination under which we are attempting to live.  Here in the United States, predator capitalism, globalization and bad trade deals for labor resulted in good paying jobs being shipped overseas where corporations could pay workers slave wages, leaving Americans with few options for decent paying jobs.  People now work longer hours for lower wages than they brought home decades ago, with many living on credit cards to make ends meet.  The elderly suffer little dignity in their retirement while the poor and disabled have slim opportunities or economic security as our tax dollars never seem invested in their quality of life.  The vast income disparity between the “haves” and the “have nots” grows every year as the latter witnesses the elites immune from accountability for their actions on the uneven playing field.  Bankers can destroy the economy and not go to jail while the average person might be incarcerated for a minor offense – but we have to keep those privatized prison cells full!  Both political parties have presided over the decimation of the middle class and the largest income disparity in our country’s history.  The American Dream is all but dead as the poor and middle class are relegated to little more than cannon fodder or consumer status, both fulfilling their roles keeping our corporate masters rich and their greed satiated.

Climate change threatens our security and the health of Mother Earth, our only home, but we ignore the warning signs because it affects the bottom line.  The bees are still dying while our acidic oceans face potential mass extinction but corporations are people now, so says the Supreme Court of the United States, and with their immense profits, they are legally buying democracy, leaving the 99% with little to no representation in government.  Fracking is being sold across the globe with seeming little regard for the poisoning of our ground water by multi-national corporations, or the growing concern it might be contributing to earthquakes, not to mention the collapse of property values of homeowners as they can set fire to the water from their kitchen faucets.

Failed, yet not abandoned, “trickle-down” economic ideologies and austerity budgets can be blamed for our dangerous crumbling infrastructure, hardly limited to the now-famous lead poisoning of poor children and adults living in Flint, Michigan.  Journalism, as the Fourth Estate, or fourth branch of government, protecting democracy, is dead, but not unbiased.  Voting irregularities left many people in the United States feeling they must petition the United Nations to monitor our elections during the Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders presidential campaign.  With corporate interests the priority,  “news readers” on the nightly news perpetuate the fear-mongering or divide and conquer strategy, allowing racism and bigotry to fester, and the wrong people targeted as the blame for the chaos, fear and escalating unease, all kept under control, of course, by the ever increasing militarization of our local police forces.

Let’s not forget, men still believe they have a religious mandate to control women’s sexual lives and what they can or cannot do with their bodies, all under the guise of their concern for women’s health and morality, while women in the 21st century have yet to receive social or economic parity in the developed world.

And the sad truth is, as the curator of this anthology, I do not think any of this is hyperbole.  I wish it were.  The good news is, there is an answer, and more and more people are catching on.

The Sacred Feminine, deity, archetype and/or ideal offers humanity solutions and sanctuary, from womb to tomb, from the boardroom and bedroom to the voting booth, as readers will discover within the pages of this book.  Exiled for a time, but making a return, the Sacred Feminine has become indelibly integrated into our lives, reminding humanity during this time of crisis that the ideals of the Great She offer a pathway to a secure and more sustainable future.  As people lose faith in organized religion and bastions of authority, as the paradigm of power shifts across the globe, people are leading from the grassroots, using their divine intelligence gleaned from Goddess teachings to find answers.  They’re listening to their consciences, heart wisdom and intuition to manifest a new normal.  They’re practicing partnership, generosity and compassion to establish a new way of being.  They’re tapping into their empathy and spiritual morality as they hit the reset button.  We are witnessing this awakening across the globe as people from all walks of life and cultures turn to the Feminine to evolve from the malignant chaos we face today.

Using the wisdom and activism suggested in Goddess 2.0; Advancing a New Path Forward, we see through the lens of spiritual, cultural and political leaders, old and new, male and female.  They share the many ways Goddess Spirituality has grown and matured in the minds of Her advocates to inspire the birth of a new world and usher in a time of security, peace, joy, equality and prosperity for all. Talking about everything from abortion and women’s health, to caring economics and new ways of seeing the Divine, everyone in this anthology offers a thread of the new tapestry for humanity’s future and we invite you to delve in, dig deep and find your sacred roar!

Meet the contributors:  Anne Baring, Starhawk, Carol P. Christ, Riane Eisler, Barbara G. Walker, Cristina Biaggi, Elizabeth and Robert Fisher, Shirley Ann Ranck, Bob Gratrix, Patricia ‘Iolana, Nancy Vedder-Shults, M. Isidora Forrest, Karen Tate, Amy “Amalya” Peck, Linda Iles, Andrew Gurevich, Charlotte L. Cressey, Delphine DeMore, Tabby Biddle, Trista Hendren, and Harita Meenee.

Here are some testimonials from readers who have enjoyed the Goddess 2.0 anthology.

“We women are often afraid to be thought of as pushy or bitchy if we assert ourselves willfully with the force of our passion. But the planet is in desperate need of our spiritual wisdom. The time couldn’t be more crucial. Starting here, starting now, we must claim our rightful duties as healers, as leaders, as visionaries. We have the whole world in our very capable hands. And here is the perfect hand book to get us going!”

– Donna Henes, author of The Queen of MY Self: Stepping into Sovereignty in Midlife

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I think the book you have put together with contributions from these most interesting and articulate women and men will be of great value to assist the emergence of a new culture…. and we should all be immensely grateful to you for the amount of work you have put into planning and organizing it.

Anne Baring, Author of The Dream of the Cosmos: a Quest for the Soul

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Goddess 2.0: Advancing a New Path Forward is a stirring cry for partnership, generosity, compassion and empathy, qualities the world so desperately needs.  It could not have come at a better time.

—  Sam Daley-Harris,  Founder of Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation and author, Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break between People and Government

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When the world is in trouble, not a single political, cultural or spiritual leader will solve our problems. Goddess Spirituality becomes active through our own actions. Karen Tate points the way. The new consciousness will arise from many sources. Her book gives them a voice.

— Martin Weyers, Joseph Campbell Foundation, Artist, and Visionary

All hails for Goddess 2.0! At this dire time on our planet these voices of the Sacred Feminine(Goddess)heed the call to save the Earth and all Her creatures and humanity!

Le’ema Kathleen Graham

Author and Visionary Dancing Priestess

Thoughtful essays provoking the question: How do we embody the Goddess in practice, enacting the life-affirming values of the Sacred Feminine through the transformation of social, economic, and political institutions?

Lisa Sarasohn, author of The Woman’s Belly Book: Finding Your True Center for More Energy, Confidence, and Pleasure

This book contains important keys to the new society we must have if we are to survive on Earth, keys that open many new doors as the old doors of Patriarchal Capitalist business-as-usual slam shut. After reading Goddess 2.0 and other books written and/or edited by Karen Tate it is no longer legitimate to despair. The alternative is directly before us. The necessary shift in thinking is this: nurturing by humans and Mother Earth does not entail subservience but it must become the model for a liberated, empathetic  and egalitarian humanity.

Genevieve Vaughan,  The Gift in the Heart of Language:the Maternal Source of Meaning (Mimesis International, 2105)

“Hurrah for Karen Tate!  An intellectual High Priestess,  she has been working to bring back the Goddess to all peoples for more than twenty years. Congratulations!” –  Z Budapest

Goddess 2.0: Advancing a New Path Forward is a book of deep spirit and caring toward all.  The authors in this anthology are calling for compassion in a country and, indeed, much of the world, which increasingly considers money to be the most important underlying factor of civilization: a paradigm of patriarchy.  The authors suggest a very different paradigm, both moral and spiritual, that is essential at this time, when destruction of natural resources, wars, ethnic cleansings, and acts of terrorism are the norm.  The suggestions offered in this anthology include that of Cristina Biaggi, who appeals to us to embrace the Dark Goddess — to embrace and process terror and death, with compassion.  Karen Tate, the editor of this anthology, asks us in her own essay to reawaken to myths and sacred stories of the feminine, in order “to set people free to lead a more creative and authentic life.” Trista Hendren asks us to build bridges instead of walls: to connect with one another. Starhawk’s essay argues that health care is a moral issue, and that it must be given universally. Carol P. Christ asks us to re-connect to the feminist peace movement, a movement which supports life instead of condemning soldiers and civilians to death. Riane Eisler proposes that recognizing the critical importance of “women’s issues” is essential for everyone, women and men, young and old, and that “caring societies” are not only more compassionate but also more economically successful.  This is just a taste of the jewels in the pages of this book: there are many more very important writings within.  Our world desperately needs the wisdom of these deeply spiritual people.

Miriam Robbins Dexter, author of Whence the Goddesses: A Source Book; Sacred Display: Divine and Magical Female Figures of Eurasia; and co-editor/author of Foremothers of the Women’s Spirituality Movement: Elders and Visionaries.

“I believe we all worked hard before we incarnated to ensure we would emerge during these times. And perhaps part of our ‘insurance’ that we would get it right (this time) was that we would all read (and re-read) Goddess 2.0 to re-mind ourselves of who we are, and why we’re here. The Goddess (2.0) within us all (men and women) is crucial—and it’s even more crucial that she not stay within…but take center stage in our outer lives. Reading this book is sure to help you enact your sacred pact for being here at this precious time.”

~Kelly Sullivan Walden, author of “Discover Your Inner Goddess Queen” and the “Love, Sex & Relationship Dream Dictionary”

Goddess 2.0 could not have arrived at a better time. We are a nation at a cultural crossroads – and we have just chosen to take a very dark path leading us backwards. The contributors of Goddess 2.0 point the way to a future that is different than the past. Patriarchy and authoritarianism have divided, exploited and almost ruined our planet and oppressed the lives of billions, while enriching a very few. If humanity is to find a way forward, it will be because we collectively choose to take a different path. Think of the contributions to this book as guideposts along that path to a better future. Karen Tate has done us all a service by compiling this amazing anthology.  — Tim Ward, Publisher and author of The Savage Breast: One Man’s Search For the Goddess

To learn more and get your copy of the Goddess 2.0, go here.