The book's writing is gorgeous, its humor is uplifting, and its inspirational message is needed nowadays. The book draws on Francesca's many years as a spiritual healer and teacher, so is neither glib nor trendy. This is real stuff: spiritual answers that are helping me sustain my spirit as well as improve my life and the world. Buy a copy for a friend in need no matter what their religion is, or even if they're not religious. Francesca offers practical relevant solutions; I'm gonna have to get my mother her own copy of Goddess Initiation because she keeps stealing mine! And she never reads this sort of book! Francesca was a student and friend of the Wiccan elder, Victor Anderson. Victor, a major influence on the Goddess Spirituality movement, taught Starhawk and other major leaders. He passed away two weeks ago. Goddess Initiation is a fitting tribute to Victor and his life work.
Many traditions require a student to study for at least a year and a day before undergoing intitiation into the mysteries of the Goddess, but today many people have no access to an elder who can teach them. Thus, this book fills a much needed role. "Goddess Initiation" provides a thorough, powerful, and structured program of self-preparation for entry into the mysteries. As in her first book, De Grandis combines a playful writing style with a keen insight into the processes necessary for true spiritual growth. Her program is safe for the inexperienced seeker, yet has enough substance to be challenging and insightful even for those whose spiritual journey is well underway. Even if you're working with a teacher and will receive your initiation through your teacher's lineage, the wisdom of "Goddess Initiation" can help you along your way.