Monday, February 25, 2008

'Women & Spirituality' Series Now Out in DVD

Yes, this is big news for everyone who loves this trilogy by Canadian filmmaker, Donna Read, and for those of you who have never seen it.

Originally made by Read for the Canadian Film Board more than a decade ago, the three videos, "Goddess Remembered," "The Burning Times," and "Full Circle," with music by Loreena McKennitt, became a favorite of virtually all who saw it. After using it in Goddess classes I taught, I attended a showing of it on a movie screen at the Smithsonian Institution in DC (in the early 90s, I think) with a discussion afterward led by Read and Margot Adler. My friends and I expected the auditorium to be half empty because, at the time, we thought there were few interested in the subject in the DC area. But we were wrong! The large auditorium was packed--and mostly by Goddessfolk, it seemed, because afterward the audience spontaneously broke into Goddess songs and chants!

Anyway, if you haven't seen this trilogy--or if you have and want to update the form you have it it in, go on over to where the DVD is presently available (and I think the only place it is presently available, though it may pop up elsewhere in a few months). There are more extensive reviews here. And btw, if you teach religion or women's studies, this makes a great way to introduce your students to Goddess.

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