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Ginette Paris is core faculty and research coordinator in the Mythological Studies Program and Research Coordinator at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is the author of Wisdom of the Psyche: Beyond Neuroscience.
cover for Pagan Meditations
The Worlds of Aphrodite, Artemis, and Hestia
Second edition 2022
Paperback original, 220 pages, $22
ISBN: 978-0-88214-958-5
Kindle/Apple Books edition, $9.99
ISBN: 978-0-88214-058-2
Am I a feminist? Yes, for sure, and this book is my contribution to imaginative feminism. Each goddess is an inspiration for a different feminism, and collectively they teach us about the polytheistic complexity we need to get out of the twentieth century: more complexity and fewer complexes … As a social psychologist, I see archetypal psychology as the best way to prevent dogmatism and ideological violence. It addresses both the meditative interior of each person and the community of culture. From both these domains, the “pagan” goddesses—especially Aphrodite, Artemis, and Hestia—have been excluded for almost two thousand years.
—Ginette Paris
Second edition 2007
Paperback original, 72 pages, $18
ISBN: 978-0-88214-560-0
Issues of life and death, love and responsibility are at the core of every religion. That is why the English translation of this book was originally published with the title The Sacrament of Abortion, as it shows that the decision to abort may also spring from a religious feeling that it is the “right” thing to do, both physically and spiritually: “Abortion is about love, life, and death.”