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Women & Spirituality
Women Spirituality
Actors: Starhawk, Merlin Stone, Luisah Teish
Director: Donna Read
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
NR     2008     2hr 46min

Described by the Los Angeles Times as "...a massive and beautiful film...," Donna Read's classic trilogy WOMEN AND SPIRITUALITY explores the power of the sacred feminine in mythological, historical and cultural contexts. ...  more »


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Actors: Starhawk, Merlin Stone, Luisah Teish
Director: Donna Read
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Documentary
Studio: Alive Mind
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/13/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/1992
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1992
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 2hr 46min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Brilliantly and beautifully told
Nancy J. Calhoun | Berkeley, CA United States | 07/31/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Women & Spirituality Everyone with a longing to learn and reclaim the wisdom of our mother ancestors will find these multi-faceted films deeply informing. The content and the way the material is presented is consistent with an aesthetic you don't even know you missed until you experience it. I have these films on VHS, and gratefully shared them with friends and watched them with my sons many times over the I'm replacing them with DVDs. You can be certain that I will continue to replace them with whatever format allows their continued telling."
Excited to be able to get it!
Purdy Gurl | Macedon, NY United States | 03/02/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was an excellent series on PBS, and I'd ordered on VHS yrs ago but no copies were available. Very interesting exploration of views and roles of women from early nature-based civilization through advent of Christianity, and to present, and how the societal structure diminished womens' role and value. Not militant feminism, just tracking of facts and evolution that is thought-provoking, and relevant."
Wonderful set
C. Gray | 10/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have a VHS version of this set but, I was so happy to find it in DVD. Beautifully reproduced, informative, enchanting music. I highly reccommend this set to anyone who would like to know what life was like during the age of the Celts when all the world's people worshipped nature, before the age of disrespecting our planet and most of the life forms on it. The set reminds me that we humans were once responsible and kind."
Outstanding film; stands the test of time
anonymous | Northern California | 09/01/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first viewed this film (3 parts) on PBS around 1994; it changed my life, hence, never forgot it. Its parts are: Goddess Remembered; The Burning Times; Full Circle. It started me on my Pagan, Druid, Druidcraft path. I wanted a DVD-version at home so went tooling around Amazon to see if it was in DVD format and sur' 'nuff, there it was (2007). Created in 1989 in VHS, this film is still as relevant today as it was then. I first heard Loreena McKennitt's music here [...]I wish Reclaiming was everywhere. The dancer backgrounded by desert is phenomenal footage that still haunts me, a good haunt. This film was, and is, a watershed film. I can think of no other like it. The women who put together this film were founding mothers and pathfinders of the Goddess tradition, helping pave the way for Witchcraft, Paganism, Druidry, Faery, and other earth-folk-mother-nature spiritualities we see today. The women showcased were generally from the San Francisco Bay Area: Starhawk, Jean Bolen, Charlene Stretnak, Susan Griffin, Carol Christ, Luisah Teish, Kim Chernin, Merlin Stone; two have passed on: Mary Tallmountain (1918-1994) and Shekinah Mountainwater (1939-2007). This film used to cost $100. Now it is $30-odd new or even less. Well worth it in 2009."