The story of the greatly misunderstood Goddess, including why she likes snakes. My name is Medusa explores the "scary" dark side, the potency of nature and the importance of dreams.
Arna Baartz gorgeously illustrates this tale by Glenys Livingstone, teaching children (big and small) that our power often lies in what we have been taught to fear and revile.
Praise for My Name is Medusa
"What a beautiful book! If we can learn to love what we have been taught to fear-snakes, change, the dark, night, dreams, and so much more-then we can learn to love ourselves and our mother earth." -Carol P. Christ, Author of Goddess and God in the World and A Serpentine Path
"A wonderful book of Snake Wisdom for kids, or not-kids, with insights about life, growth, change, dreams, and our relationship to the Whole." -Max Dashu, Suppressed Histories Archives
"My Name Is Medusa presents a conversation with a wise woman about change, growth, and depth of appreciation for life in the cosmos. The thoughtful text is quietly intriguing, while the artwork is exuberantly engaging." -Charlene Spretnak, Author of Lost Goddesses of Early Greece
"A wonderful introduction to and re-framing of the myth of the wise, powerful, fabulously snaky-haired Medusa. The magical pages of this gorgeous book teach children love for the Earth and for all of Her creatures." -Miriam Robbins Dexter, Ph.D., Author of Whence the Goddesses: a Source Book; Sacred Display: Divine and Magical Female Figures of Eurasia (with Victor Mair); and Editor of Foremothers of the Womens Spirituality Movement: Elders and Visionaries (with Vicki Noble).
"I am awe struck at the beautiful job you have done in liberating Medusa from the stereotype, and elevating Her to a rightful place among the deities. You have spoken in poetic and innocent language, a re-enchantment of "the dark" that will lead us all, child and adult, into the soft warm darkness of the womb, the earth, and the cosmos. I will make it my business to be sure that little black girls in my circle of concern get to read and discuss the content of this work and to feast their eyes upon the exquisite artwork. Thank you for this masterpiece."-Yeye Luisah Teish, Yoruba Priestess, Teacher and Author of Jambalaya: The Natural Womans Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals
Author: Glenys Livingstone PhD Language: EnglishBinding: PaperbackPages: 51Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing PlatformPublication Date: 2016-05-30