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Walker, Barbara G.

Overview
Works: 41 works in 261 publications in 7 languages and 9,782 library holdings
Genres: Patterns  Encyclopedias  Folklore  Controversial literature  Biography  Fiction  Miscellanea  Dictionaries  Short stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TT820, 746.43
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Most widely held works about Barbara G Walker
 
Most widely held works by Barbara G Walker
The woman's encyclopedia of myths and secrets by Barbara G Walker( Book )

42 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Do You Know ... where the legend of a cat's nine lives comes from? Why "mama" is a word understood in nearly all languages? How the custom of kissing began? Whether there really was a female pope? Why Cinderella's glass slipper was so important to the Prince? The answers to these and countless other intriguing questions are given in this compulsively readable, feminist encyclopedia. Twenty-five years in preparation, this unique, comprehensive sourcebook focuses on mythology anthropology, religion, and sexuality to uncover precisely what other encyclopedias leave out or misrepresent. The Woman's Encyclopedia presents the fascinating stories behind word origins, legends, superstitions, and customs. A browser's delight and an indispensable resource, it offers 1,350 entries on magic, witchcraft, fairies, elves, giants, goddesses, gods, and psychological anomalies such as demonic possession the mystical meanings of sun, moon, earth, sea, time, and space ideas of the soul, reincarnation, creation and doomsday ancient and modern attitudes toward sex, prostitution, romance, rape, warfare, death and sin, and more. Tracing these concepts to their prepatriarchal origins, Barbara G. Walker explores a "thousand hidden pockets of history and custom in addition to the valuable material recovered by archaeologists, orientalists, and other scholars." Not only a compendium of fascinating lore and scholarship, The Woman's Encyclopedia is a revolutionary book that offers a rare opportunity for both women and men to see our cultural heritage in a fresh light, and draw upon the past for a more humane future"--Back cover
The woman's dictionary of symbols and sacred objects by Barbara G Walker( Book )

30 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"753 entries and 63 illustrations" describing "the history and mythology of woman-related symbols."
The crone : woman of age, wisdom, and power by Barbara G Walker( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A probing account of the honored place of older women in ancient matriarchal societies restores to contemporary women an energizing symbol of self-value, power, and respect
A treasury of knitting patterns by Barbara G Walker( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 500 different knitting patterns
Feminist fairy tales by Barbara G Walker( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rewrite of 28 classic fairy tales from a feminist point of view. Thus Aladdin becomes Ala Dean and uses the lamp to ask for moral, rather than material riches, while Red Riding Hood becomes White Riding Hood and sides with the wolf. Each story is accompanied by a foreword giving its origin. By the author of The Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets
A second treasury of knitting patterns by Barbara G Walker( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 700 different knitting patterns
Charted knitting designs by Barbara G Walker( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mosaic knitting by Barbara G Walker( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restoring the goddess : equal rites for modern women by Barbara G Walker( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Restoring the Goddess Barbara G. Walker presents "thealogy," an alternative to the traditional patriarchal mythology, compatible with women's essential role in society and free of all the superstition and demeaning imagery characteristic of traditional male-dominated religion. Replacing the academic study of the god concept, this down-to-earth "knowledge of the Goddess" incorporates the scientific understanding of the universe, recognizes the purely symbolic nature of religious concepts, and celebrates the innate and singular power of the female to create and bear life."--Jacket
Women's rituals : a sourcebook by Barbara G Walker( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knitting from the top by Barbara G Walker( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara Walker's learn-to-knit afghan book by Barbara G Walker( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beginner's manual to learn how to knit including directions for 63 squares each demonstrating a special knitting technique which can all be joined to make an afghan
Sampler knitting by Barbara G Walker( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amazon : a novel by Barbara G Walker( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jonge Amazone-krijgsvrouw van ca. 5.000 jaar geleden ontvangt bij haar wijding aan de Moeder-Godin een profetisch visioen en belandt in het huidige Amerika
A fourth treasury of knitting patterns by Barbara G Walker( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secrets of the tarot : origins, history, and symbolism by Barbara G Walker( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of sacred stones : fact and fallacy in the crystal world by Barbara G Walker( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and French and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The I ching of the goddess by Barbara G Walker( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The craft of lace knitting by Barbara G Walker( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn-to-knit afghan book by Barbara G Walker( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The woman's encyclopedia of myths and secrets
Alternative Names
Barbara G. Walker escritora estadounidense

Barbara Walker écrivaine américaine

Wōkā, Bābara 1930-

باربرا ووكر كاتب أمريكي

워커, 바바라

워커, 바바라 G

ウォーカー, バーバラ

バーバラ・ウォーカー

Languages
English (188)

German (26)

Japanese (4)

Chinese (3)

Korean (3)

French (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The woman's dictionary of symbols and sacred objectsThe crone : woman of age, wisdom, and powerFeminist fairy talesA second treasury of knitting patternsMosaic knittingRestoring the goddess : equal rites for modern womenWomen's rituals : a sourcebookAmazon : a novel