Price: $12.99 (paperback)
Publication Date: May 06 2008
Place of Publication: Eugene, Oregon
ISBN: 1438210647 / 9781438210643
Pages: 206 pp
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5.5″x8.5″
This collection of poems spans the ages from the timeless sagas of the ancient gods to the modern commuter train — it spans the human heart from the beginnings of love to the depths of grief. Diotima, author of Refuge: Tales of Myth and Magick, and Banish with Laughter: Essays of Myth and Magick, opens her notebooks to share her poetic musings, her songs of triumph and despair, her life and loves.
About the author: Diotima was the teacher who led Socrates to an appreciation of the nature of love and its relation to philosophy and the world in general. The current author is not Diotima of Mantinea, but she does believe firmly that the dichotomy between thought and feeling, between “mind” and “heart,” has crippled Western society for far too long; she works in whatever way she can to redress that. Diotima is, among other things, a mother, a lover, an inhabitant of bookshops, a teacher, a reader, a worker… (and much less energetic than this makes her sound!)
All of the proceeds from Dancing God – as well as many of the other volumes in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina series – will be used to help promote the revival of the worship of the Greek and Egyptian Gods, with a portion of the proceeds given to a worthy charitable organization in their name.
So, not only will you be getting a wonderful collection of poetry – but your money will be going to do good work and help the revival of ancient polytheistic religions.
We are rebuilding the Library of Alexandria one book at a time!
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Table of Contents
Introduction — 1
Gods, Myths, and Sagas — 5
Love — 119
Life — 161
Death — 175
Notes — 189