<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Home</TITLE> <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"> <META NAME="Generator" CONTENT="NetObjects Fusion 8 for Windows"> <LINK REL=STYLESHEET TYPE="text/css" HREF="./style.css"> <LINK REL=STYLESHEET TYPE="text/css" HREF="./site.css"> <STYLE> .style2 {font-size: 24px} .style3 { font-size: 14px; font-style: italic; } </STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY NOF="(MB=(ZeroMargins, 150, 0, 0, 720), L=(HomeLayout, 1144, 2500))" STYLE="text-align: center;" TOPMARGIN=0 LEFTMARGIN=0 MARGINWIDTH=0 MARGINHEIGHT=0> <TABLE BORDER=0 CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 WIDTH=700 NOF=LY> <TR VALIGN=TOP ALIGN=LEFT> <TD HEIGHT=18></TD> </TR> <TR VALIGN=TOP ALIGN=LEFT> <TD HEIGHT=44 WIDTH=700><IMG ID="Picture338" HEIGHT=44 WIDTH=700 SRC="./assets/images/autogen/a_frieze_54003_1.jpg" BORDER=0 ALT="frieze_54003" TITLE="frieze_54003"></TD> </TR> </TABLE> <TABLE BORDER=0 CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 WIDTH=700 NOF=LY> <TR VALIGN=TOP ALIGN=LEFT> <TD WIDTH=700 HEIGHT=20><IMG SRC="./assets/images/autogen/clearpixel.gif" WIDTH=700 HEIGHT=1 BORDER=0 ALT=""></TD> </TR> <TR VALIGN=TOP ALIGN=LEFT> <TD WIDTH=700 CLASS="TextObject"> <P STYLE="text-align: center;"><B><A HREF="./index.html"><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">Home</SPAN></A><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="./html/list_of_works.html">List of Works</A> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <A HREF="./html/msg.html">Matriarchy Study Group</A> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <A HREF="html/guestbook.html">Tribute Guestbook</A> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <A HREF="./html/memorial_service.html">Memorial Service</A> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <A HREF="./html/photo_gallery.html">Photo Gallery</SPAN></A> <A NAME="top"></A></B></P> </TD> </TR> </TABLE> <TABLE CELLPADDING=0 CELLSPACING=0 BORDER=0 WIDTH=604 NOF=LY> <TR VALIGN=TOP ALIGN=LEFT> <TD> <TABLE BORDER=0 CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 WIDTH=137 NOF=LY> <TR VALIGN=TOP ALIGN=LEFT> <TD WIDTH=17 HEIGHT=63><IMG SRC="./assets/images/autogen/clearpixel.gif" WIDTH=17 HEIGHT=1 BORDER=0 ALT=""></TD> <TD></TD> </TR> <TR VALIGN=TOP ALIGN=LEFT> <TD HEIGHT=162></TD> <TD WIDTH=120><IMG ID="Picture114" HEIGHT=162 WIDTH=120 SRC="./assets/images/chariot02.jpg" BORDER=0 ALT="chariot02" TITLE="chariot02"></TD> </TR> </TABLE> </TD> <TD> <TABLE BORDER=0 CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 WIDTH=326 NOF=LY> <TR VALIGN=TOP ALIGN=LEFT> <TD WIDTH=8 HEIGHT=63><IMG SRC="./assets/images/autogen/clearpixel.gif" WIDTH=8 HEIGHT=1 BORDER=0 ALT=""></TD> <TD WIDTH=318><IMG SRC="./assets/images/autogen/clearpixel.gif" WIDTH=318 HEIGHT=1 BORDER=0 ALT=""></TD> </TR> <TR VALIGN=TOP ALIGN=LEFT> <TD></TD> <TD WIDTH=318 CLASS="TextObject"> <P STYLE="text-align: center;"><B><SPAN STYLE="font-size: x-large;"><span class="style2">ASPHODEL P. LONG</span><br> </SPAN><span class="style3">1921-2005<br> </span></B><B>Goddess activist,&nbsp; Writer, Teacher, Feminist Theologian</B></P> <P STYLE="text-align: center;"><I><SPAN STYLE="color: rgb(0,0,128);"><B>&quot;When we raise Her, we raise ourselves,<BR>When we raise ourselves, we raise Her.&quot;<BR></B><SPAN STYLE="font-size: x-small;">Asphodel P. Long</SPAN></SPAN></I></P> </TD> </TR> </TABLE> </TD> <TD> <TABLE BORDER=0 CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 WIDTH=141 NOF=LY> <TR VALIGN=TOP ALIGN=LEFT> <TD WIDTH=10 HEIGHT=64><IMG SRC="./assets/images/autogen/clearpixel.gif" WIDTH=10 HEIGHT=1 BORDER=0 ALT=""></TD> <TD></TD> </TR> <TR VALIGN=TOP ALIGN=LEFT> <TD HEIGHT=162></TD> <TD WIDTH=131><IMG ID="Picture118" HEIGHT=162 WIDTH=131 SRC="./assets/images/demeter_pers02.jpg" BORDER=0 ALT="demeter_pers02" TITLE="demeter_pers02"></TD> </TR> </TABLE> </TD> </TR> </TABLE> <TABLE BORDER=0 CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 WIDTH=700 NOF=LY> <TR VALIGN=TOP ALIGN=LEFT> <TD HEIGHT=30 VALIGN=MIDDLE WIDTH=700>&nbsp;</TD> </TR> </TABLE> <TABLE BORDER=0 CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 WIDTH=701 NOF=LY> <TR VALIGN=TOP ALIGN=LEFT> <TD WIDTH=701 CLASS="TextObject" STYLE="background-color: rgb(255,255,255);"> <table border="0" align="left"> <tr> <td><span style="text-align: left;"><img id="Picture121" height=155 width=200 src="./assets/images/asphodel_202.jpg" vspace=8 hspace=10 align="LEFT" border=0 alt="asphodel_202" title="asphodel_202"></span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="text-align: left;"><IMG ID="Picture341" HEIGHT=25 WIDTH=142 SRC="./assets/images/copyright_3.jpg" VSPACE=0 HSPACE=38 ALIGN="LEFT" BORDER=0 ALT="copyright_3" TITLE="copyright_3"></span></td> </tr> </table> <P STYLE="text-align: left;"> Born in 1921 in the U.K. of refugee Polish Jewish parents, Asphodel (formerly Pauline) Long&nbsp; has been called a grandmother of the Goddess Movement in Great Britain.&nbsp;</P> <P STYLE="text-align: left;">She was a founder member of the <B> European Society of Women in Theological Research</B>, the <A HREF="./html/msg.html"><B> London Matriarchy Study Group</B></A> (1975) and the <B> Matriarchy Research and Reclaim Network</B> (1980). She received a <B> degree in&nbsp; Theology at London University in</B> 1983 at the age of 62.&nbsp; In 1996 she was the <B> first Sophia Fellow</B> at the University College of St. Mark and St. John, Plymouth.</P> <P>Her course <B> &quot;Female aspects of deity&quot;</B> was offered by the Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Sussex in an unbroken cycle from 1987 to 1994. The syllabus, included Goddesses of the World, Goddesses of Britain, and Goddesses of the Ancient Near East. She was joined by Magenta Wise who gave several classes on ritual and celebration in the same series.<BR> <BR>From 1993 to 1996 she was a tutor in <B> the Feminist Theology outreach programme</B> of the University of Wales at Lampeter, again focusing on &quot;Female aspects of deity&quot;; the programme led to the award by the university of the Certificate in Feminist Theology, and was accepted at various colleges as credit towards a BA in Religious Studies.&nbsp; She taught a similar course in 1996 at the University College of St. Mark and St. John in Plymouth.</P> <P>Asphodel is an author of numerous writings on Goddess topics and also on Jewish women's history and on antisemitism. Her book, <B><I>In a Chariot Drawn by Lions: the Search for the Female in Deity </I></B>(The Women's Press, London 1992; Crossing Press, Freedom CA 1993) is a discussion of Wisdom Goddesses, looking at goddesses in Hebrew and Ancient Near Eastern traditions, researching into the background of Western culture with emphasis on Hochma/Sophia - her reign, her banishment and return. The book also addresses a theme, now commonplace among biblical scholars, though not yet known to the general public, that the ancient Hebrews were not monotheists, but worshipped both the god Yahweh and the goddess Asherah. Scholarly material is used in an accessible manner and analyses the causes of misogyny. Although out of print from the original publishers, this book is available in the UK from Daniel Cohen, 77 Parliament Hill, London NW3 2TH, as is <I><B> Athene Revisited </I></B>(Asphodel`s complete set of poems). </P> <B><I>In</I></B> <B><I>a</I></B> <B><I>Chariot Drawn by Lions </I></B>-<B><I> </I></B>6.50 incl. p and p <B><I>Athene Revisited </I></B> -7.50 incl. p and p. Cheques to be made payable to Daniel Cohen. Enquire for non-UK prices.</P> <P><B><I>In a Chariot Drawn by Lions</B></I> has just been republished in an <a href="http://store.goddess-ink.com/inachariotdrawnbylions.aspx"> electronic format</a> free of charge by Goddess Ink as one of their legacy pdf series.</P> <P><B>All copyright enquiries should be made to Sara Longova at <a href="mailto:tonylong_645@hotmail.com">tonylong_645@hotmail.com</a><SPAN STYLE="font-weight: normal; font-style: normal;"></SPAN></B></P> <P><IMG ID="Picture123" HEIGHT=140 WIDTH=136 SRC="./assets/images/tanit02.jpg" VSPACE=5 HSPACE=5 ALIGN="LEFT" BORDER=0 ALT="tanit02" TITLE="tanit02">&nbsp;Asphodel's articles on <B><I> &quot;The Goddess Movement in Britain Today&quot;</I></B> (Feminist Theology, a scholarly journal published by the Sheffield Academic Press, January 1994) and <B><I> &quot;The One and the Many: the Great Goddess Revisited&quot;</I></B> (Wood and Water 53, Winter Solstice 1995 and Feminist Theology, May 1997) have also been influential. &nbsp;</P> <P STYLE="text-align: left;">&nbsp;Asphodel's book of collected poems <B><I>Athene Revisited</I></B>&nbsp; (Writers Workshop, Calcutta 1999) is bound in sari fabric and handcrafted in India. Some of these poems have appeared in <B><I>Voyages,</I></B> Women's Poetry Publishing Collective, London 1977;&nbsp; <B><I>If Women Want to Speak what Language do they Use?,</I></B> Beyond Patriarchy Publications, London1977;&nbsp; <B><I>One Foot on the Mountain,</I></B> Onlywoman Press, London 1979;&nbsp;<B><I> Panakeia,</I></B> London 1980;&nbsp;<B><I> Bread and Roses,</I></B> Virago, London 1982;&nbsp; <B><I>Arachne,</I></B> Matriarchy Research and Reclaim Network, London 1984-91;&nbsp; <B><I>Wood and Water,</I></B> London 1985-99;&nbsp; <B><I>Lunar Calendar,</I></B> Luna Press, Boston 1990-2015; <B><I>GoddessingRegenerated,</I></B>Malta, 1997-9;&nbsp; <B><I>Gravesiana,</I></B> Oxford 1998.</P> <P STYLE="text-align: left;">A 1992 video by her has recently been digitised and can be found on <A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNiTgCQmQzA&context=C359a301ADOEgsToPDskIuTAI0HUSRFTGn-vpEUYNn">YouTube.</A></P> <P STYLE="text-align: left;">Read the <a href="html/elegy.html">Elegy</a> by Joe Winter, Asphodel's elder son.</P> <P STYLE="text-align: left;"><SPAN STYLE="font-size: xx-small;">Chariot photograph by Eahr Joan</SPAN></P> <P STYLE="text-align: center;"><B>All works &#169; Asphodel P. Long</B></P> <P STYLE="text-align: center;"><I><SPAN STYLE="color: rgb(128,0,128);">Website by <a href="http://www.designwithavision.co.uk"> <span style="text-decoration: none">www.designwithavision.co.uk</span></a><br> <BR><IMG ID="Picture339" HEIGHT=44 WIDTH=540 SRC="./assets/images/frieze_54004.jpg" VSPACE=0 HSPACE=0 ALIGN="TOP" BORDER=0 ALT="frieze_54004" TITLE="frieze_54004"></SPAN></I></P> <P STYLE="text-align: center;"><I><SPAN STYLE="color: rgb(128,0,128);"> <TABLE WIDTH="100%" BORDER=0 CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 NOF=TE> <TR> <TD ALIGN="CENTER"> <TABLE WIDTH=212 BORDER=0 CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 NOF=TE> <TR> <TD CLASS="TextObject"> <P STYLE="text-align: center;"><B><A HREF="./index.html"><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">Home</SPAN></A><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="./html/list_of_works.html">List of Works</A><BR></SPAN></B>&nbsp;</P> <P STYLE="text-align: center;"><B><SPAN STYLE="font-size: small;"></SPAN></B>&nbsp;</P> </TD> </TR> </TABLE> </TD> </TR> </TABLE> </SPAN></I></P> </TD> </TR> </TABLE> </BODY> </HTML>