This is a wonderful book. Caitlin Matthews shares wonderful stories about the life and history of female deities from around the world and throughout history, revealing them all to be facets of The Goddess energy and power in the world. This book is worth reading just for her "Glossary of Goddesses" which is an great, simple list of female deities and their specific aspects. And this isn't a huge, cumbersome, encyclopedic tome that is difficult to get through - it's a simple 130 pages. She also includes simple but powerful exercises in how to work with The Goddess energy and has wonderful exercises to bring that energy more deeply into your life. This was published in 1989, but it still holds up and has meaning today.