Genre: Pagan, self-help, spirituality, non-fiction
*I received a review copy from NetGalley
Dark Goddess Craft by Stephanie Woodfield is a non-fiction book about working with the dark goddesses of the Craft. Woodfield delves into the nature of the dark goddesses and how we can get to know them. There are several goddesses the book specifically explores, including Eris, Persephone, Bloudewedd and more. Dark Goddess Craft explores the dark goddesses as essential aspects of transformation, connecting with the shadow, and defensive magick. The book includes spells for charging protective amulets, meditations for getting to know the dark goddesses, and spells for working with each goddess.
I thoroughly enjoyed Dark Goddess Craft. I think the dark goddesses are crucial for growth and transformation, and I was thrilled to see a book dedicated to working with them. Woodfield explores numerous goddesses, so finding a few I resonated with was easy. One aspect of the book that I particularly enjoyed was the story of meeting the goddess at the beginning of each section. The story is written like a meditation, but it is the myth of each goddess. I particularly loved Woodfield’s interpretation of Bloudewedd’s story. I am a huge fan of Welsh myth, but Bloudewedd’s story always struck me as sad and unfair. However, Woodfield has interpreted Bloudewedd’s story as one of choice and freedom, which has given me a whole new outlook on one of my favorite goddesses. I think Dark Goddess Craft is a wonderful read for every pagan, but it’s a must-read for anyone going through a rough patch or needing to grow through transformation. I found insights in this book that have already helped me better understand transformation and how to work with the dark goddesses to grow. I highly recommend reading it.