Goddess Book Wins Award
The second enlarged edition of my book, Goddess Spirituality for the 21st Century: From Kabbalah to Quantum Physics has been declared the Winner in the "Religion: Comparative" category of the National Best Books 2009 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News. This is happy news for me and I hope all Goddessians, who may not be used to our books winning awards, especially in "religion" categories. I say, let's get used to it!
For those of you interested in the "comparative religion" angle: The first part of the book compares concepts of emerging Goddess religions to concepts of Abrahamic religions, especially Christianity and Judaism. These concepts include immanence and transcendence and nature of deity. The book then moves on to a conceptual history of Jewish forms of Kabbalah and Hermetic Qabalah (also sometimes spelled Kabbalah, and itself a combination of Christian, Jewish, and earlier ideas from the Ancient Near East), and is the first book to give a feminist analysis of all of these and go on to propose a more egalitarian, balanced and Earth-friendly version, based partly on Ancient Near East Tree of Life concepts. The final section compares the comfort (or discomfort) with which most forms of Abrahamic religions and Goddess religions can assimilate new scientific knowledge, focusing especially on "new physics." The book also contains guided meditations and rituals. For more info, reviews, excerpts visit judithlaura.com/gs21.html