The following review of the 2008 anthology edited by Sorita d’Este appeared in “The Equinox” (British Journal of Thelema, VII 9) recently:
Priestesses Pythonesses Sibyls
Reviewed by Sophie Zumm, The Equinox: British Journal of Thelema
An exploration of trance work, both historically and practically. Written by twenty-one women involved in magic and neo-paganism; this is an intriguing collection of essays and articles. There are many highpoints, and every reader will have their own favourites; mine include the history of the Delphic Oracle by Caroline Tully, and Janet Farrar’s account of her work with oracular trance techniques. Looking at visionary experience through many different eyes, I was at times reminded of Scarlet Imprint’s collection Devoted. Although a gentler collection, mental and physical challenges are confronted in this book. All in all a fascinating and inspiring insight into the interior world of modern magic through the eyes of experienced and capable female practitioners.
For more information on this very thought provoking and provocative work please see http://www.avaloniabooks.co.uk/catalogue/titles/priestesses.htm – for details of the contributors and an extract from the foreword please visit http://pythoness.avalonia.co.uk