• Title: Eclipse of the Sun
  • Author: Janet McCrickard
  • ISBN: 9780906362136
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. What do you say about a book that has flaws, but nevertheless changed your entire viewpoint about the world and how it works? When I first saw this book, its idea seemed so foreign to me—the sun as female? The moon as male? While I'd heard of a female sun at least once—Amaterasu Omikami, the Japanese Sun Goddess—she seemed a strange aberration, a quirky exception to a near-universal rule. But a male moon was even strangerwasn't the moon inexplicably linked to women's 28-day menstrual perio [...]

    2. This is an excellent resource for anyone interested in going beyond the moon-goddess/sun-god paradigm of modern Wiccan-influenced myth. McCrickard takes in sun-goddesses from all over the world, and the art is terrific. (I believe the author did them herself, which is very impressive.) This book has been an enormous inspiration to me, and I cannot recommend it too highly.Some may find her feminism a little overpowering, but I like the fact that she is so passionate in her pursuit of the solar fe [...]

    3. Good, for what it is, but this lady's feminist rant gets a little old. It is a good collection of sun & moon folk tales, though.

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