Goddess 2.0: Advancing A New Path Forward
an Anthology by Karen Tate
“Bob Fisher and Elizabeth Fisher, great role models of partnership in an anthology – another example of collaboration and cooperation. I am blessed to have you two as partners! Thanks for your wonderful essays and your dedication to the community and making a better world.”
~ Posted by Karen Tate July 3, 2017
Elizabeth comments: I believe we model our actions and thoughts on the imagery we see in art, novels, movies and religions. In my essay Lilith Meets the Green Man, included in this fine anthology, I offer a vision of the way women and men can become equal partners. Tying together ancient pre-patriarchal times and modern day social change efforts, with reference to key developments in-between, this tale encourages the global shift of humanity away from misogyny.
Bob comments: In my essay in this stimulating collection entitled “Goddess 2.0: Advancing A New Path Forward” I share how the Goddess has been active throughout in my life. Coming of age in the 1960s, from an early age through the decades, She has encouraged my intuitive side and supported my non-hierarchical relationships. As a pro-feminist man, to be in association with others who appreciate inter-dependence, nurturing and creativity across the gender spectrum has allowed me to deepen my spiritual life and expand my activism for human rights. There are many other wonderful essays in this compact, beautifully produced and insightful volume.
Our comment at the launch party:
Greetings from Central California. We’re glad to be able to celebrate with you the publication of this incredible anthology. In preparation for writing a review of this wonderful volume for SageWoman Magazine, we read all the essays which was like having two dozen heartfelt conversations. Each contributor uses an intimate voice which makes their ideas accessible and compelling.
It’s remarkable how the work of a wide range of authors flows together and creates a sense of unity. And because of the relevance of each essay, we sense the visions invoked will be applicable for a long time to come. We love the mix of past, present and future with many solid examples which inspire us to continue taking action to make the world a better place.
Not only useful as a guidebook to animate group discussion, this slim volume is a true bedside companion that helps us rejuvenate our moral compasses. Each offering is a pleasure to read and think about. Discovering insights into the social, political, religious and economic institutions makes us feel good about using our minds. The Love of the Goddess that comes through is uplifting, truly “advancing a new path forward.”
Short statements on our essays:
From Liz: Partnership has been very important to me. Lilith Meets the Green Man is a story I devised that models shifting humanity away from misogyny as we form relationships that are egalitarian, loving and respectful of each other.
From Bob: As a man, I appreciated the opportunity to relate how the Goddess came into my life at an early age, encouraging my intuitive ethical side that supports non-hierarchy, interdependence, and nurturing.