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Longing for Darkness: Tara and the Black Madonna

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2000

    One Woman's Remarkable Journey to the Dark Goddess

    This is one of those powerful books that I recommend to every woman I know. China Galland's journey is our own journey...the specifics may vary, but we women all share an underlying longing for the full expression of our souls. And that includes our Shadow. To find the dark feminine reflected in the divine, validated, accepted, even cherished is a life changing moment. This account of China's incredible search was riveting, moving and inspirational. She is a brave and wonderful heroine, daring to adventure to long remote places in order to seek the Dark Goddess...What she finds is profound, and deeply stirring. I've read this book twice ;-)

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  • Posted December 23, 2012

    finding the good and beautiful

    This is a moving, well written story among some of the world's greatest living goddess traditions. Rather than looking into the past for goddesses to admire, Galland looks to divine women of Christianity and Buddhism. And though it may be surprising to some, these are powerful, inspiring, popular religions. Galland finds the age of the goddess alive and well. She takes these traditions as she finds them. Many devotees take their goddesses as supernatural beings, made of a spiritual substance, and able to respond to prayers. Others see the divine women as historical, literary, or psychological realities. Galland does not tell you what to think, she just appreciates what's good and beautiful.

    --author A Galaxy of Immortal Women: The Yin Side of Chinese Civilization

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