Growing up in the Belly of the Beast – The Spearhead

Marion Zimmer Bradley’s star rose with the feminist movement. She was a luminary for feminists who were seeking a form of spirituality they could call their own. Her Mists of Avalon, published in 1983, provided just what many of these women were looking for at just the right moment: as the cheesy New Age spirituality of the 1970s wound down Bradley’s invention of a world of Celtic druids and priestesses struggling against fierce Saxon masculists and Roman Catholic patriarchs provided something many Anglo women could relate to on a deeper, ancestral level.

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