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Snake Woman and Other Explorations
Finding the Female in Divinity

by Pat Parnell

Snake Woman Highly imaginative, passionate, playful, full of the pain and joy of being woman, these poems explore the power that roars forth when female imagery becomes the channel of divine presence. Tapping a wide variety of Greek, Celtic, Jewish, Christian, and Mexican traditions, the poet unearths forgotten feminine images of the divine and sets them dancing in bold scenarios of life, struggle, and death. A bravura performance! And strengthening to all who partake of their wisdom.
-ELIZABETH A. JOHNSON, C.S.J. Distinguished Professor of Theology, Fordham University. Author, She Who Is, The Mystery of God in Feminist Discourse and Consider Jesus: Waves of Renewal in Christology.

Pat Parnell's poetry reclaims antiquity while inspiring the reader to re-imagine the yet-to-be. Snake Woman is a multi-cultural collage that gives penetrating yet sassy expression to the long-silenced female voice of the sacred. Best of all, it's a good read!
-NANCY BERNEKING, Editor, Re-Imagining, the journal of the Re-Imagining Community.

Pat Parnell has turned godhead upside down and rebirthed it from Primal Earth Mother in the neatest trick of scholarly midwifery I've ever personally witnessed. There are hilarities here, and banquets of food for thought.
-JEAN PEDRICK, poet and essayist. Author, Catgut, greenfellow, and Pride & Splendor.

Poetry. 6x9 tradepaper, 80 pages. B&W illustrations. ISBN 0-914339-94-X. $12.95

Contact Information

Pat Parnell
59 River Rd.
Stratham, NH 03885
Phone: (603) 778-1470
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