Priestess of Avalon Reading List

It is recommended that over the three and more years that you are training to become a Priestess of Avalon that many of the following books are read.

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Priestess of Avalon, Priestess of the Goddess, Kathy Jones, Ariadne Publications, 2006
The Ancient British Goddess, Kathy Jones, Ariadne Publications, 2001
In the Nature of Avalon, Kathy Jones, Ariadne Publications 2000
On Finding Treasure, Kathy Jones, Ariadne Publications 1996
Spinning the Wheel of Ana, Kathy Jones, Ariadne Publications, 1994

Glastonbury & Avalon

Avalon of the Heart by Dion Fortune, Aquarian Press, 1971
Avalonian Quest by Geoffrey Ashe, 1982
Avalon’s Red and White Springs by Nicholas Mann, Glastonbury, 1992
Book of Glastonbury by Philip Rahtz, English Heritage, 2003
Crossing to Avalon, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Harper Collins
Glastonbury, Maker of Myths by Frances Howard-Gordon, Gothic Image, 1982
Glastonbury Tor by Nicholas Mann, Glastonbury, 1993
The Glastonbury Tor Maze by Geoffrey Ashe, Gothic Image, 1979
The Glastonbury Zodiac by Mary Caine, 1978
Ladies of the Lake, Caitlin and John Matthews, Aquarian Press
Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Alfred A Knopf, 1982
New View over Atlantis by John Michel, Thames and Hudson, 1983
The Phenomena of Avalon, Gino Genaro, 1979
The Quest for Arthur’s Britain by Geoffrey Ashe, Paladin, 1968

Goddess, Myth and Landscape

The Avebury Cycle, Michael Dames, Thames & Hudson
The Celtic Realms, M. Dillon & N. Chadwick, Cardinal
The Civilization of the Goddess, Marija Gimbutas, Thames & Hudson
The Earth Goddess: Celtic and Pagan Legacy of the Landscape, Cheryl Straffon
Earthwalking Skydancers: Women’s Pilgrimages to Sacred Places, Ed. Leila Castle
Eclipse of the Sun, Janet McCrickard, Gothic Image
The Golden Key and the Green Life, Elizabeth Sutherland, Constable
Gyn/Ecology, Mary Daly Women’s Press
In a Chariot Drawn by Lions, Asphodel Long
lona, Fiona Macleod, Floris Books
The Island of the Mighty, Evangeline Walton, Pan Books
Kali the Feminine Force, Ajit Mookerjee, Thames & Hudson
Lady of the Beasts, Buffie Johnson, Harper Collins
The Language of the Goddess, Marija Gimbutas, Thames & Hudson
Longing for Darkness: Tara and the Black Madonna, China Galland, Penguin
The Mabinogion, translated by Lady Charlotte Guest, Dent
The Modern Antiquarian, by Julian Cope, Thorsons
Mythic Ireland, Michael Dames, Thames and Hudson
New Light on the Stones of Callanish, Margaret & Gerald Ponting
The Once and Future Goddess, Elinore Gadon, Thorsons
Pagan Cornwall, Cheryl Straffon, Meyn Mamvro
Pure Lust, Mary Daly, Women’s Press
Return of the Dark/Light Mother, Monica Sjöö, Plain View Press
The Rites of Brigid, Goddess and Saint, by Sean O’Duinn, Columba Press
The Secrets of the Avebury Stones, Terence Meaden
The Serpent and the Goddess, Mary Condren, Harper & Row
The Sheela-na-Gigs of Ireland and Britain, Joanne McMahon & Jack Roberts, Mercier Press
The Silbury Treasure, Michael Dames, London
Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom, Caitlin Matthews, Mandala
Spiral Dance, Starhawk, Harper Row
The Sun and the Serpent, Miller & Broadhurst, Pendragon Press
Taliensin’s Travels: A Demi-god at Large, Michael Dames
Trioedd Ynys Prydein, ed. Rachel Bromwich, University of Wales
Truth or Dare, Starhawk, Harper Row
Visions of the Cailleach: Exploring the Myths, Folklore and Legends of the pre-eminent Celtic Hag Goddess, Sorita d’Este & David Rankine
The White Goddess, Robert Graves, Faber
Woman’s Inhumanity to Woman, Phyllis Chesler
The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths & Secrets, Barbara Walker, Harper Row
Women Who Run with the Wolves, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Rider

Goddess – Universal

A Certain Age: Reflecting on the Menopause, Joanna Goldsworthy (Ed)
A Dictionary of Northern Mythology, Rudolf Simek
Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood: A Treasury of Goddess and Heroine Lore from Around the World, by Merlin Stone
A Humanitarian Past: Antiquity’s Impact on Present Social Conditions, Adele Änggård, Nov 2014
Athene – Virgin and Mother in Greek Religion: Study of Pallas Athene, by Carl Kerenyi
Blood, Bread and Roses: How Menstruation Created the World, Judy Grahn
Blood Magic: The Anthropology of Menstruation, T Buckley & A Gottleib (Eds)
Brighid and Me: Experiences with the Goddess, Hollee Swann (Ed)
The Celtic Goddess: Great Queen or Demon Witch?, Claire French
Celtic Maidens, Ceri Norman
Cult of the Black Virgin, Ean Begg
Dakini’s Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism, Judith Simmer-Brown, 2003
Daughters of the Earth: Goddess wisdom for a modern age: Goddess Spirituality for the 21st Century, Cheryl Straffon
Descent to the Goddess: a Way of Initiation for Women, Sylvia Perera Brinton
Dreaming the Dark: Magic, Sex and Politics, Starhawk, Mandala Books
Dreams of Isis: A Woman’s Spiritual Sojourn, Normandi Ellis
Earth Memory: Holistic Earth Mysteries Approach to Decoding Ancient Sacred Sites, Paul Devereux
Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter, C. Kerenyi
Encyclopedia of Goddess and Heroines, Patricia Monaghan
Feast of Light: Celebrations for the Seasons of Life Based on the Egyptian Goddess, Normandi Ellis
Finding New Goddesses: Reclaiming Playfulness in Our Spiritual Lives, Barbara Ardinger
From the Realm of Ancestors, An Anthology in Honour of Marija Gimbutas, Ed. Joan Marler
Goddess in the Grass: Serpentine Mythology and the Great Goddess, Linda Foubister
Goddess Spirituality for the 21st Century: From Kabbalah to Quantum Physics, Judith Laura
Goddesses in Older Women: Archetypes in Women over Fifty, Jean Shinoda Bolen, 2007
Goddesses of Sun and Moon, Carl Kerenyi,1983
Gods and Myths of Northern Europe, Dr Hilda Ellis Davidson
Gossips, Gorgons and Crones: The Fates of the Earth, Jane Caputi
Greek Myths, Robert Graves
Gyn/Ecology, Mary Daly Women’s Press
Hebrew Goddess, Raphael Patai
In a Chariot Drawn by Lions, Asphodel Long
Inanna: Queen of Heaven and Earth. Her Stories and Hymns from Sumer, Diane Wolkstein & Samuel Noah Kramer
In Memory of Her: Feminist Theological Reconstruction of Christian Origins, Elisabeth S.Fiorenza
Journey to the Dark Goddess: How to Return to Your Soul, Jane Meredith, 2012
Journey of the Priestess, Priestess Traditions of the Ancient World, Asia Shepsut, 1993
Kali the Feminine Force, Ajit Mookerjee, Thames & Hudson
Kissing the Hag: The Dark Goddess and the Unacceptable Nature of Women, Emma Restall-Orr, 2008
Lady of the Beasts, Buffie Johnson, Harper Collins
Longing for Darkness: Tara and the Black Madonna, China Galland, Penguin
Magdalen Rising: The Beginning (Maeve Chronicles), Elizabeth Cunningham
Midwifing Death: Returning to the Arms of the Ancient Mother, Leslene della-Madre
Myth, Religion, and Mother Right: Selected Writings of Johann Jakob Bachofen (Bollingen Series (General)) Johann Jakob Bachofen
New Age and Armageddon: Goddess or the Gurus? – Towards a Feminist Vision of the Future, Monica Sjöö
O Mother Sun! A New View of the Cosmic Feminine, Patricia Monaghan
On Becoming a Fairy Godmother, Sara Maitland
PaGaian Cosmology: Re-inventing Earth-based Goddess Religion, Glenys Livingstone
Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion, Jane Ellen Harrison
Priestesses, Norma Lorre Goodrich
Pure Lust, Mary Daly, Women’s Press
Queen of the Night, Rediscovering the Celtic Moon Goddess, Sharynne Macleod,NicMhacha, Weiser Books
Return of the Dark/Light Mother, Monica Sjöö, Plain View Press
Roles of the Northern Goddess, Dr Hilda Ellis Davidson
Sacred House, Where Women Weave Words into the Earth, Carolyn Hillyer, 2010
Sacred Places of Goddess: 108 Destinations (Sacred Places: 108 Destinations Series), Karen Tate
Savage Breast: A Man’s Search for the Goddess, Tim Ward
Shakti Woman: Feeling Our Fire, Healing Our World: The New Female Shamanism, Vicki Noble
Shamanism and the Mystery Lines: Ley Lines, Spirit Paths, Out-of-the-body Travel and Shape Shifting, Paul Devereux
Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom, Caitlin Matthews, Mandala
Spiral Dance, Starhawk, Harper Row