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Should Goddess Scholars Self-Publish?

by Patricia Monaghan The question of self-publication of goddess studies work has come up in two contexts at ASWM in the last year.  First, there were several complaints from self-published authors about the rules for the new Sarasvati book awards,

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Cultural Appropriation and Respectful Research

Cultural Appropriation and Respectful Research The issue of cultural appropriation is important to all of us as researchers, subjects, and scholars exploring just about any topic.  Here are some articles related to appropriate and inappropriate approaches to cross-cultural research. Max

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Bibliography: “Goddesses and Heroines”

Patricia Monaghan has given us permission to post a link to the General Bibiography of her two-volume work, The Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines (2009, ABC-CLIO).  Thanks, Patricia! General bibliography from Patricia Monaghan’s Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines (ABC-CLIO, 2009),

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Re-framing Rejections

Re-framing Rejections  by Denise St. Arnault, Ph.D. 2010.  All rights reserved. We all feel like rejection letters are, well, rejection.  However, there is a huge opportunity in a rejection letter if we can “get over ourselves” and really “hear” what the

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Crafting a Book Proposal

By Patricia Monaghan, Ph.D.  2011.  All rights reserved. Most publishers today require you to send them a proposal, as well as sample chapters or (in certain cases, notably fiction) the full manuscript, before they will consider a book for publication.

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Some Guidelines for Fair Use

In this age of the web, authors and artists will invariably run into copyright issues, either in terms of their own work or in terms of fair use of another’s work.  We have an obligation to make ourselves aware of

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Engaging Living Traditions

by Kathryn Henderson, Ph. D. Goddess Spirituality is eclectic in that we pursue scholarly research about female deity from traditions spanning time, cultures, and space and use that information in our spiritual practice.  We draw on many sources, ranging from

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Deity in Sisterhood: An Introduction

Deity in Sisterhood:  A Brief Introduction to the Collective Female Sacred in Germanic Europe ©2010, Dawn E. Work-MaKinne.  All rights reserved. Deae Matronae of the Ubi Popular imagination often portrays pre-Christian Germanic religion as stereotypically patriarchal and violent. It is

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Conference Papers Available to Members

In order to foster scholarship and collaboration, we offer presenters an opportunity to have their conference papers included in our member-only section of the web site.  We are presently able to include PDFs of the papers themselves, but there is

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History of Goddess Studies

Patricia Monaghan has written a series of articles called “Approaches to the Study of Goddess Myths and Images” for the Seasonal Salon, the on-line journal for the Re-formed Congregation of the Goddess, International.  The articles explore the contributions of pioneer

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