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The Heart of the Great Mother

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This was a challenging read for me. I thought there were excellent ideas within, like treating everyone with kindness, putting yourself in another's shoes, and keeping an open mind through life, But I found much of the book to be full of ideas, and written in lengthly, almost stream of consciousness style. I'm not very familiar with the genre, and maybe this wasn't the best one to read as a beginner. Someone who is more familiar with the magical things in this world may find it more enjoyable. 

Thank you NetGalley and Bear & Company for gifting me a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
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I was really looking forward to reading this book. I had a free copy from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. Unfortunately I wasn't able to download it let alone read it to give a review. Deeply disappointing..
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This is an extremely detailed book on the subject, great for anyone really wanting in-depth information. With that being said, it was a little bit of a difficult read at times because it did get so complicated. A good portion of the book goes into myths, moon cycles, and a very detailed section on the zodiac signs. There was a lot of information I had never heard before, and it is something I would need to go back to later on to get a better grasp on it if I wanted to. But it was a little more than just a grab and read type of book to get a feel for the subject. More of an advanced read really.
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Interesting book, taking a different angle on some aspects of the Triple Goddess.  Explores the myth, new ideas, and present day inclusion.
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I was quite surprised how reading "The Heart Of the Great Mother" by Christine R. Page changed how I looked at the aspect of the Triple Goddess image. I think for most people they see the Goddess to be of young woman, pregnant, and old crone but this book shows you she is so much more than how many perceive her. I have developed a deeper understanding of working with the Goddess and what she means to me as a woman and a Witch. I encourage you to journal while reading this book, it will help you appreciate the valuable lessons this book offers. 
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The Great Mother, the primal source, the ocean of possibilities. Back to love in three parts.
First we explore the alchemy. The tripple goddess, the seasons, sacred geometry, different belief systems and their goddesses.
In part two we study the celestial design. The moon and life through the cycles, mythological archeology creating heaven on earth.
The third part of the book is dedicated to the zodiac, the twelve stages of evolution and dissolution. The long road to self discovery.
I enjoyed the subject, the clear writing, the amount of mythology and history. Not an easy read, but definitely one to come back to for its wealth of information.

Thank you Netgalley and Bear & Company for the ARC.
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Well, this was a bit out there.  It's nothing shocking or new in the genre, just the usual crop circles controlling our thoughts and humans transcending time and space with our minds but it borders on a stream of consciousness style which just adds to the weirdness.  There are some good messages in here like imagining the pain of other's as your own, treating everyone with love and kindness, and remaining open-minded and dedicated to change but I just couldn't justify reading the entire thing right now.
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3.5 stars

This was a very dense read. There is a lot of information here to unpack. While I enjoyed a lot of that it also was a struggle at times to keep my interest. It felt more like a textbook than an actual book. That being said, I wish that this was a class in college because I would take that class in a heartbeat because it is apparent that this author is VERY knowledgable. I also think that if this book was an actual book instead of an eread this would have been even better at least for me. This is definitely something that I could see myself taking endless notes on.
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