Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality Paperback
"Jailbreaking the Goddess is an important contribution to the writings on Goddess tradition and feminist spirituality. . . . I love her political savvy, her sensitivity around issues of diversity and cultural awareness and appropriation, and her unabashed celebration of pleasure, sensuality, and life!"―Starhawk
Jailbreaking the Goddess is a revolutionary revisioning of the feminine divine. Where the maiden, mother, crone archetypal system is tied to female biology and physical stages of life, the fivefold model liberates the female experience from the shackles of the reproductive model.
In a woman's lifetime, she will go through several different cycles of beginnings, potential, creation, mastery, and wisdom. This fivefold model is not an adaption of the threefold. It is a new system that embraces the powerful, fluid nature of the lived experience of women today.
Join Lasara Firefox Allen as she explores the nature of the five archetypes; gives examples of what areas of life each might preside over; lists goddesses that fit within each archetype; suggests ways to begin building relationship with the different archetypes; and provides simple rituals for recognition, transition, and invocation.
"Lasara Firefox Allen has liberated the divine feminine from her tired tropes and set her free in a single step toward our collective embrace of a decolonized spirituality."
―Darcy Totten and Jasper James, Activism Articulated
"This fiercely inspired body of work is art, theory, and passion. Genius."
―Rosa De Anda, from her foreword
"Lasara Firefox Allen delves deep into the ways in which colonialist language has shaped our experience of the divine feminine. . . . This is an innovative work that has the potential to change the face of modern feminist spirituality."
―Suzanne Sterling, founder of Voice of Change
"Jailbreaking The Goddess is a delicious tool for dismantling (and reimagining) the way we think about women's spirituality and power. [The] fivefold goddess model honors the divine nature in all women, regardless of age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, and economic status. This is an exciting, smart, and practical approach to liberating the mind, body, and spirit."
―Laurie Lovekraft, Reclaiming Witch, priestess, and Huffington Post columnist
"In Allen's vision the goddess is young and old,creative and wise, and above all strong. This is a Goddess who can map onto our own journeys at any part of our life. Allen's gentle, fierce,and wise work guides us through the process of rebuilding our sense of ourselves as holy through relationship to these new faces of the Goddess."
―Brandy Williams, author of For the Love of the Gods and The Woman Magician
"Jailbreaking the Goddess is challenging, unabashed and wild, yet thoughtful and articulate. I found pieces of myself and my personal Goddess journey that have never been illuminated by any other text. Lasara Firefox Allen has truly broken the Goddess out of an antiquated jail. The world needs this freed Goddess.This book is part of that liberation."
―Courtney Weber, author of Brigid: History, Mystery, and Magick
"Reading Jailbreaking the Goddess is a view into a world that but rarely exposes itself to the likes of me.The magic is classic, but updated to self-rooted authority, and the politics are heart-felt, leading to a vision of societal transformation centered on the Woman of Power, Wisdom, and Compassion."
―Sam Webster,PhD, MDiv, Executive Director of the Pantheon Foundation
"Whilst honoring the roots of Goddess worship, Lasara has successfully opened up avenues of exploration for anyone who identifies with worship of the feminal divine in clear and loving guidance towards a stronger community of men, women, and all in between."
―Xochiquetzal Duti Odinsdottir,HPs/x, Wayfarer Tradition
- 288 pages
- Llewellyn Publications (7/8/16)
- 7.4 x 1 x 9.1 inches