The Holy Wild

A Heathen Bible for the Untamed Woman
Narrated by: Danielle Dulsky
Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (73 ratings)

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This provocative audiobook invites you to create your own spiritual path based on often-suppressed ancient principles and contemporary practices. Using the elements (earth, water, fire, air, ether) rather than traditional patriarchal hierarchies, this "holy book" is designed to connect each individual to their universal - but often denied - powers. 

Wild woman Danielle Dulsky takes you deep as she explores and embraces sacred feminine archetypes such as the mother goddess, the crone, and the maiden. Join her as she guides you to envision and explore a world that enriches and supports your spirit, body, and mind as well as our global community and the earth.

©2018 Danielle Dulsky (P)2019 Tantor

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"With conviction, defiance, and a broad, inclusive definition of womanhood, Dulsky...calls on women to reconnect with their wild, instinctual feminine power in this poetic yet practical guide of heathen rituals and observances." (Publishers Weekly)

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If you dislike Christianity in a Non Obsessive Way then this is NOT the book for you!

If you dislike Christianity in a non obsessive way then this book is NOT for you!
I listened to the book half way through and stop because I was tried about hearing about all the rebel bible characters!
I’m pagan for f@&$ sakes!
Yeah I grew up in a strict Christian mother but even I’m not obsessing and looking towards rebel bible characters for inspiration in my life.
If Christian references don’t drive you nuts then you might enjoy the book.
Otherwise I just feel like the author is proclaiming straying away from her Christian faith just for the spite of it.

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Too poetic to enjoy(?)

The content is good(?) -hard to tell. It’s just too poetic for my taste to actually follow? I don’t mind the narration, and I actually thought it was refreshing to hear a narrator woman without the same soft feminine voice you always hear.
She also calls the reader “my love” literally almost after every other sentence which is annoying/distracting.... almost like having someone younger then you call you “hun”....

Disappointed and left feeling confused

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Good and Bad, we got both here!

Overall: 3/5⭐ would recommend

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The poetic language was excessive and hard to get through at times. I feel like if the flowerly language was cut down on, the book could be half the size it is
She calls the reader "my love" so often and it's really a turn off
As a heathen/pagan, it was tiresome how often she related things to Christianity
I'd say half to 3/4 of the rituals I more or less disregarded entirely. Some however I do want to try and can see the use in

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The language was beautiful still and the voice really "made it"
A lot of the things she brought up really made me think (not all I agreed with, not all I disagreed with but all I had something to "say" about). Overall, the book always made me pause to really think about something or feel one way or another
There are a few journal prompts I'm inclined to actually do
Where a lot of the book relates back to figures in Christianity, its easy enough to substitute a different figure or archetype in and still have the same "point" (really, still more of a Con tho..)
She hit on so many issues within feminism including death which I feel too often gets overlooked completely
There are rituals included for both solitary and group practices
The appendix is seems useful. I haven't read any other books recommend, but quite a few titles peaked my interest.

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Sweet water from the ground

About to listen the 3rd time. Different parts speak loudly to me each time around. This truly is the Feminine Bible your soul has been thirsting for.

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A Must Read for all the wild souls!

does your every fiber tell you that the "rules" forged by others are not the path your feet were meant to be on? Do you know there is more to your instincts than you're allowing yourself to follow? This amazing book will help you set yourself firmly on your path.

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love it! definitely going to buy this treasure.

love it! definitely going to buy this treasure. all females should definitely read this book. to be an reach greatness. blown away!

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Excellent!

Wild witch wordsmith. I cried at finally being understood and silently thanked the author and Mother Earth.

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Sisterhood on the Spiral Path

I loved the wisdom offered to all who seek the spiral path of the witch. There is much here for those who are new to this journey or many years along. The rituals are accessible to all. Danielle reads in an easygoing manner as though you were listening to a true sister.

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so wonderful so intense

this is something I could listen to over and over , listening to the words , or just or just feeling the words like music.

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Poetic Archetypal Download

I really enjoyed the connection of the elements and archetypes with the storyteller feel.

I consider myself an Animist and seek spiritual meaning in things around me rather than in specific deities. I appreciated the Divine Feminine emphasis and how it relates to me as an artist and creator.

I’m looking forward to doing the rituals and seeing what unfolds from my journey.

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  • 02-05-20

Wild and wonderful!

This book spoke to me from the beginning. Danielle's writing and voice is completely enchanting. It really opens up a world of goddess and elemental connections to provide the listener with the tools and the knowledge to create a holy wild magically filled life. Thank you.

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  • 06-12-19

The call to active healing we most need!

A poetic, dynamic reclamation of the devine and wild feminine as a process of personal and spiritual growth and healing - and a call to redress the devastating consequences patriarchy has had on humanity and nature. Read this and reconnect with you innate power. A gift!