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Patricia Monaghan

Born: 1946 in Brooklyn, New York
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Patricia lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Biography: Monaghan is an author and poet whose work revolves around the intersection of myth and everyday life. She has published three books of nonfiction and two of poetry. ''The Book of Goddesses and Heroines'', a comprehensive dictionary of the world's goddesses, has been considered the definitive work in its field since its first publication in 1980; it has just been reissued in expanded form as ''The New Book of Goddesses and Heroines''. O Mother Sun: A New View of the Cosmic Feminine examines sun-goddess myths from around the world; Working Wisdom is a book on the application of spiritual teachings to the workplace. ''Winterburning'', Monaghan's first book of poems, is set in her native Alaska; ''Seasons of the Witch'' is a cycle of poems comparing a woman's life to the seasons of the year. She lectures widely on women and spirituality. Monaghan teaches at DePaul University's School for New Learning. Her current work involves exploring the intersections of spirituality and contemporary science, especially chaos theory. She can be reached by email at [].


Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Patricia Monaghan on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Magical gardens :
ISBN: 1567184669 OCLC: 37437452

Llewellyn Publications, St. Paul, Minn. : 1997.

  O Mother Sun! :
ISBN: 0895947234 OCLC: 30594115

Crossing Press, Freedom, CA : ©1994.

Seasons of the witch :
ISBN: 0738701807 OCLC: 48544731

Llewellyn Publications, St. Paul, Minn. : 2002.

The book of goddesses & heroines /
ISBN: 0875425739 OCLC: 20826604

Llewellyn Publications, St. Paul, Minn., U.S.A. : 1990.

The goddess path :
ISBN: 1567184677 OCLC: 40632492

Llewellyn, St. Paul, Minn. : 1999.

The new book of goddesses & heroines /
ISBN: 1567184650 OCLC: 36949738

Llewellyn Publications, St. Paul, Minn. : 1997.

Includes information on "more than 1,500 goddesses from Australia, Africa, North and South America, Asia, Europe."--Cover.

  Winter-burning :
ISBN: 0914221108 OCLC: 26153861

Fireweed Press, Fairbanks, Alaska : 1991.

Working wisdom :
ISBN: 0062510746 OCLC: 29753279

HarperSanFrancisco, [San Francisco, CA] : ©1994.