They arrived today in the mail, my husband heard a noise at the door and boom, there they were. I had left to work on homework at my folk’s house, but he texted me to let me know they arrived safely.
*happy dance happy dance happy dance*
Now I have jitters to start reading them, almost like the feeling before a first date.
On a side note, I just realized in all the confusion about the books that arrived today, I forgot to share that I bought a different book from Anne from The Den titled “Cavern’s Wise Woman: The Bear Goddess, Revisited”. I have been reading a few pages here and there when I can, and I really love the book. My biggest complaint is that I wish there were more to everything, I wish I could pick the author’s mind and ask millions of questions, and basically absorb all of her knowledge.
Creepy, I know… >_<
But I know that her biggest message (repeated many, many times throughout the book) is we must learn the Path for ourselves, no amount of writing will help us create it, we must shape it with the help of Arta, and the Spirits and Beings we interact with. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a more animistic, and Work (big W and little w) based path and belief system. I enjoy the author’s frank way of writing, as well as the passion she writes about her goddess Arta with. I know I will be rereading this book often, and learning something new each time.
Reading about worshiping a Bear Goddess has really caught my attention, not only in flights of imagination where I am a part of the ancient rituals that worshiped Cave Bears (Ursus spelaeus) as I once wished I could be, but also as a modern Spirit Worker and Witch who feels a cold shiver whenever I see the bones of Cave Bears, or any other member of the Ursine family.
For the moment, I am cautiously awaiting what my next step should be, and staring longingly at replicas of Cave Bear skulls online. Maybe with practice I can sculpt a miniature version of a Bear skull, or a tooth.