Kissing the Hag
The Dark Goddess and the Unacceptable Nature of Women
By (author) Emma Restall Orr
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Kissing the Hag by Emma Restall Orr
Book DescriptionBased upon the old tale of "The Marriage of Sir Gawain", "Kissing the Hag" brings us face to face with the nauseating horror of the hag - the raw side, the dark side, the inside of a woman's essential nature. Here we find the untamed soul, the wild, angry, selfish, lustful, manipulative and incomprehensible elements of woman: all that makes us unacceptable and badly behaved. Too often we have been guided to point a finger of blame, accusing our parents, society, our partners of being dysfunctional. Here Emma Restall Orr doesn't allow us that option. As a Druid and animist, she takes the negative stereotypes of the irrational, emotional woman - feisty bitch to shameless whore, smothering mother to grumpy old bag - and finds the archetypes behind them, the faces and forms of the dark goddess.Instead of dismissing these as unacceptable, she encourages us to ride their wild emotional currents, surfing the awesome tides that threaten to overwhelm us. In "Kissing the Hag", we come to accept the fullness of our nature, celebrating the deep mystery, the magic and power of all we are. "Kissing the Hag" is a book written for women who long to loose the chains of insecurity, convention, guilt and self-negation, and rediscover the freedom and creativity of their true nature. It is also a book written for men fascinated but infuriated by the women they love.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781846941573
(220mm x 141mm x 18mm)
Imprint: O Books
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Emma Restall Orr
Spirits of the Sacred Grove, Paperback (October 2014)
Spirits of the Sacred Grove reveals Druidry as an accessible and compelling spiritual path that offers enormous potential for personal healing and empowerment.
Living with Honour, Paperback (May 2008)
A provocative and uncompromising exploration of how Paganism can provide the philosophical guidance to live honourably in a twenty-first Western society. This book gives an account of ethics from a pagan viewpoint for the modern world.
Living Druidry, Paperback (June 2004)» View all books by Emma Restall Orr
In this text, the author opens the doorway to this powerful and ancient spirituality in a way that is both accessible and inspiring. It guides the reader to find their own vision, and their own deep, personal, ecstatic relationship with nature.
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Author Biography - Emma Restall Orr
Emma Restall Orr (aka Bobcat) is one of the most well-known Druids worldwide. She worked for the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids, was Joint Chief of the British Druid Order for nearly ten years, and in 2002 created the international Druid Network. She is a practising priest and teacher, celebrated for her uncompromising views on ethics, environmentalism and personal responsibility. She regularly lectures at universities and within the Pagan community, and works as a media spokesperson for Druidry.
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