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Monday, November 12, 2012

Farewell Patricia Monaghan

Into the arms of the Goddesses, November 11, 2012

Yesterday, I read the extremely sad news that author Patricia Monaghan, author of The Book of Goddesses and Heroines, had passed away earlier in the morning. I, among many others, felt very shocked, disbelieving at first; some mistake, some other Patricia Monaghan, not our Patricia. Her other works included, The Goddess Companion, The Goddess Path, and The Red Haired Girl From the Bog. 
The original Book of Goddesses and Heroines has been a sort of bible to me over many years, referred to often. Now, with yellowed and worn pages, it will become even more of a treasured book. I have studied her other books and shared their wisdom with many women, as well.

Patricia, I wish you beautiful and exciting adventures. I send your family healing and loving blessings in this difficult time. You will be missed beyond your knowing. May the Goddesses you loved so much guide you as you continue on, on this new journey, but always in our hearts.

I will be sitting down later today with her books, not only to remember, but to prepare for my monthly discussion group. Funny, I decided last week to begin a series on heroines of mythology, pulling her books off the shelf, ready to peruse in my quest to share stories of those heroines. We will remember Patricia at the gathering, placing her photo on our altar, hoping she will be there, in some way, to lend her guidance.

Blessings nine! 


  1. Hi E,
    Thank you for posting this piece of news, sad as it may be.
    You mentioned you might be preparing some lectures on the goddesses for your group. My question is Would you consider sharing these lectures? I would really like to hear someone else's ideas concerning P.M.'s books.

  2. Send me a private email and we can discuss what you are looking for. Patricia's books have been a wonderful resource for me over the years, I highly recommend them.