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A Serpentine Path: Mysteries of the Goddess (Paperback)
A Serpentine Path: Mysteries of the Goddess is Carol P. Christ's moving memoir of her journey from death to rebirth and regeneration, culminating on the first Goddess Pilgrimage to Crete. Having left behind the male God of traditional religion who rules the world from outside it, Christ hopes that the Goddess can help her manifest her heart's desires. Deeply disappointed, she discovers the Goddess as a personal presence who is always with her and every other individual in the world, but whose power is not omnipotence. The mystery of the Goddess is revealed at the ancient site of Kato Zakros in Crete as the dance of life: a serpentine path with no beginning and no end, into the darkness, into the light, and back again. Thea-logy, reflection on the meaning of Goddess, emerges from and takes root in a woman's embodied experience, inspiring others to join the dance.
"In this 'narrative thealogy, ' (Carol) Christ shares the spiritual lessons she learns as she seeks to understand her relation to the ground of all Being. Her quest with the Goddess begins out of a jarring sense of loss and abandonment caused by the death of her mother and leads her to an exhilarating experience of healing and rebirth. Her journey confirms for her as well the relational and embodied character women's experience of the divine. Luminous prose." Booklist