Mary Condren, Th.D. Author of The Serpent and The Goddess
Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess is an important contribution to the ongoing reclaiming of pre-colonial, indigenous traditions from many parts of the world. Several articles, poems and images draw on ancient customs, artefacts and ritual traditions of the ancient calendar festivals. Helen Hwang’s chapter on the ancient Budoji calendar is worth the cost of the book.
Extraordinary parallels between various traditions suggests that they may derive from reflections on our common humanity, rather than cultural diffusion or colonisation.