At my Red Tent Open Day on the weekend, I was asked which books had had a significant effect on my development and in the work I do with women. At the time I listed a few that jumped out in my mind in relation to the energy of the women in the circle. Yet as I sat in reflection afterward I thought of many others that have been fundamental in the development of my work and writing.
So I’ve decided to share a short list of books that have had a deep impact on shaping my women’s work. I tried to stop at 13 but there were a few others that I just had to include. I could very well have added at least another ten after that!
Therefore it is by no means a complete list, and also doesn’t include anything from the parenting, house wife, health, seasonal, anarchism/activism, psychology, fairy tales, goddess specific, witchcraft/spells/magick or gardening/environmental world of books which have also shaped and inspired the way I work with women (they could all be posts for another day).
Also, I couldn’t decide on an order of awesomeness so they are listed in no particular order.
I invite you to share the books and films that have developed your woman essence also, in the comments below.
Awesome and Inspiring Books
1. Women’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets by Barbara G Walker
6. Sister Moon Lodge by Kisma K Stepanich
13. Moon Lodge Visions by Neva Howell
14. Under the Quandong Tree by Minmia
15. The Heart of the Goddess by Hallie Iglehart Austen
17. Her Blood is Gold by Lara Owen
Awesome and Inspiring Films :
2. Mists of Avalon (but I didn’t enjoy the book as much)
Which books and films have inspired your journey as Woman? Please share below.
Hollie B. has been facilitating Women’s Circles for twelve years. She is a supporter of the world-wide Red Tent Movement, and is well known in Australia as a presenter on Women’s Mysteries.