Publisher: Moon Books
Jane Meredith is an experienced ritualist, and expert in mythology, so I expected great things from this book, I am pleased to report I was not disappointed. I should emphasise that this book is primarily aimed at females, although the author herself notes that in classical myth some males such as Orpheus also undertook the journey. Jane is careful to show us the fearsome reputation of the Dark Goddess is only half the story, her other skills of compassion, healing and rebirth, are sadly too often overlooked.This gives this book a positive purpose and dispels some of the fear of the darkness. The main part of the text is a detailed set of instructions for making the ritual journey to the underworld yourself, ranging from the preparation, to the descent itself, and finally to the ascent from the underworld. The instructions are clear and simple to understand, and should give even those with little or no ritual experience the confidence to try this healing journey. Understanding that the Dark Goddess is essentially part of you that needs to be recognised and integrated into your life is the message here. A chance to come to terms with all aspects of your life, and meet the Dark Goodess. Highly recommended.
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