This is the most comprehensive and accessible reference to women's spirituality on the market. It covers a wide range of women's spiritual experience from the dawn of civilisation to present day: New Age rituals, ancient Jewish traditions, black women's spirituality, Christian theology and more. This book will be the essential reference for the women's spirituality market for years to come. Faulkner provides a potpourri of feminist spiritual experience: – A broad overview of women's spirituality – A primer on ritual – Spiritual Traditions including Wiccan, Celtic, Jewish, Christian, native peoples and more. – Amusing anecdotes, cartoons, sidebars and sound information The women's spirituality market emerged in a big way in the 1980s. Over the course of the past twenty-five years it has moved from a hard-edged pagan movement to a more inclusive movement. This book includes everything from goddess and the divine feminine to women's health and well-being and women's sexuality. This is probably the only reference book that will appeal to a wide range of readers interested in women's spirituality: the pagan readers of Starhawk, the goddess-centric readers of Barbara Walker and the Christian readers of Sue Monk Kidd. In short, this is a book for every woman interested in any facet of women's spirituality.