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Invoking Lakshmi
Invoking Lakshmi (October 2010)
The Goddess of Wealth in Song and Ceremony
Constantina Rhodes - Author

A multifaceted portrait of Lakshmi, Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity. Includes translations of verses used to invoke this goddess.

Beautiful, beloved Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of wealth, happiness, and abundant good fortune. This fascinating book is the first comprehensive guide to this celebrated goddess, her worship, and the deeper spiritual domain of prosperity she reveals. Constantina Rhodes pres...(Read More)
The Song of the Goddess
The Song of the Goddess (August 2002)
The Devi Gita: Spiritual Counsel of the Great Goddess
C. Mackenzie Brown - Translation and introduction by

A reader-friendly translation of the medieval Indian text, which presents a powerful, compassionate goddess as ruler of the universe.

The Devi Gita, literally the Song of the Goddess, is an Eastern spiritual classic that appeared around the fifteenth century. C. Mackenzie Brown provides a reader-friendly English translation of this sacred text taken from his well-regarded previous book The Devi Gita: The Song of the...(Read More)
The Devi Gita
The Devi Gita (September 1998)
The Song of the Goddess: A Translation, Annotation, and Commentary
C. Mackenzie Brown - Author

This translation and commentary on an important Hindu text on the Great Goddess envisions a universe created and protected by a compassionate female deity.

This book provides a translation, with introduction, commentary, and annotation, of the medieval Hindu Sanskrit text the Devi Gita (Song of the Goddess). It is an important but not well-known text from the rich SAakta (Goddess) tradition of India. The Dev...(Read More)
Devoted to the Goddess
Devoted to the Goddess (February 1998)
The Life and Work of Ramprasad
Malcolm McLean - Author

Examines the legendary life and poetic works of Ramprasad, the eighteenth-century Bengali devotee of the Goddess, whose songs were influential in his own time and remain popular today.

"The author presents a brief, original interpretation of one of the most important, but least studied (in English) devotees of the Goddess. The book includes copious new translations (the best and most extensive in English, so far as I kno...(Read More)
The Rise of the Goddess in the Hindu Tradition
The Rise of the Goddess in the Hindu Tradition (November 1994)
Tracy Pintchman - Author

This book explores the rise of the Great Goddess by focusing on the development of saakti (creative energy), maya (objective illusion), and prakr(materiality) from Vedic times to the late Puranic period, clarifying how these principles became central to her theology.

"I like very much the way in which Pintchman carefully establishes the interrelationships between saakti, maya, and prakrti conce...(Read More)
Ecotone (July 1994)
Wayfaring on the Margins
Florence R. Shepard - Author

Ecotone: Wayfaring on the Margins, a personal history of place, is written from the perspective of a teacher, naturalist, and feminist and uses the metaphor of the biological ecotone as the boundary where inner and outer landscapes of the woman/nature continuum meet.

In this book, Krall proposes a counter-narrative to the usual reading of marginality. In autobiographical narrative that rings with experience, she describes margins as r...(Read More)
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