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Barbara G. Walker (born July 2, 1930, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a U.S. author and feminist. She writes about religion, cultural anthropology, spirituality, and mythology from the viewpoint of Pre-Indo-European neolithic matriarchies. She often uses the imagery of the Mother Goddess to discuss these Neolithic Matriarchies. Her most important book is The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets (1983). She also is an influential knitting expert and the author of several classic encyclopedic knitting references.

Barbara G. Walker describes herself as an atheist. In the book, The Skeptical Feminist: Discovering the Virgin, Mother, and Crone, she writes about her belief that there is no deity. However, she believes that people, and women in particular, can use the image of the Goddess in their day-to-day lives. Her book Woman's Rituals: A Sourcebook is an attempt to show how she puts her "meditation techniques" into practice, and is meant as a guide for other women to do the same thing.

In the 1960s and 1970s, she authored several volumes of knitting references which have become landmarks for their comprehensiveness and clarity. Her knitting treasury series documents over a thousand different knitting stitches. Other books considered mosaic knitting, for producing multicolored designs while knitting only one color per row, and constructing knitted garments from the top-down rather than the usual bottom-up method used in western knitting tradition. Her legacy continues with the reprinting of most of her knitting books, starting in the mid-1990s, as well as the publication of new contributions to the knitting literature.

Barbara G. Walker studied journalism at the University of Pennsylvania and began working for the Washington Star in Washington, D.C. While serving on a local hotline in the mid 1970s, helping battered women and pregnant teens, she became interested in feminism. The American HumanistAssociation named her "Humanist Heroine" in 1993, and in 1995 she received the "Women Making Herstory" award from the New Jersey NOW.

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Total Books: 52
BELIEF  UNBELIEF
2015 - Belief Unbelief (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780931779565
ISBN-10: 0931779561
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Man Made God A Collection of Essays
2010 - Man Made God a Collection of Essays (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780979963148
ISBN-10: 0979963141
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Mosaic Knitting
2006 - Mosaic Knitting (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780942018158
ISBN-10: 094201815X
Genres: Arts & Photography, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

Das geheime Wissen der Frauen
2003 - Das Geheime Wissen Der Frauen (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783935581264
ISBN-10: 3935581262
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I Ching of the Goddess Divination Kit
2001 - I Ching of the Goddess Divination Kit [Boxed Set with Cards] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781931412728
ISBN-10: 1931412723
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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The Essential Handbook of Women's Spirituality
2001 - The Essential Handbook of Women's Spirituality (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781931412643
ISBN-10: 1931412642
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 1

Die Weise Alte
2001 - Die Weise Alte (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783881041553
ISBN-10: 3881041559
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A Fourth Treasury of Knitting Patterns
2000 - A Fourth Treasury of Knitting Patterns (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780942018202
ISBN-10: 0942018206
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 3

Die geheimen Symbole der Frauen Lexikon der weiblichen Spiritualitt
2000 - Die Geheimen Symbole Der Frauen Lexikon Der Weiblichen Spiritualitt (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783453162587
ISBN-10: 3453162587
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Restoring the Goddess Equal Rites for Modern Women
2000 - Restoring the Goddess Equal Rites for Modern Women (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781573927864
ISBN-10: 1573927864
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 2

A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
1998 - A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780942018172
ISBN-10: 0942018176
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 11

Charted Knitting Designs A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns
1998 - Charted Knitting Designs a Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780942018189
ISBN-10: 0942018184
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 10

A Treasury of Knitting Patterns
1998 - A Treasury of Knitting Patterns (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780942018165
ISBN-10: 0942018168
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 13

Learn-To-Knit-Afghan Book
1997 - Learn-to-knit-afghan Book (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780942018134
ISBN-10: 0942018133
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2

Feminist Fairy Tales
1997 - Feminist Fairy Tales (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780062513205
ISBN-10: 0062513206
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 12

Knitting from the Top
1996 - Knitting From the Top (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780942018097
ISBN-10: 0942018095
Genres: Reference, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 10

Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets
1995 - Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780044409540
ISBN-10: 0044409540
Genres: Reference, Politics & Social Sciences
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Amazon
1993 - Amazon (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780062509444
ISBN-10: 0062509446
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Gay & Lesbian
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 5

Amazon A Novel
1992 - Amazon a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780062509758
ISBN-10: 0062509756
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Women's Rituals  A Sourcebook
1990 - Women's Rituals a Sourcebook (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780062509390
ISBN-10: 006250939X
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2

The Book of Sacred Stones  Fact and Fallacy in the Crystal World
1989 - The Book of Sacred Stones Fact and Fallacy in the Crystal World (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780062509215
ISBN-10: 0062509217
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 3

1973 - The Craft of Multicolor Knitting [The Scribner library. Emblem editions] (Other)
1972 - Charted Knitting Designs [Charted Knitting Designs SL] (Paperback)Paperback
1971 - The Craft of Cable-stitch Knitting [The Scribner library, SL294 Emblem editions] (Other)