WomanSpirit: Issue 9. Ruth Mountaingrove, Jean Mountaingrove.
WomanSpirit: Issue 9
WomanSpirit: Issue 9

WomanSpirit: Issue 9

Issue #9 (Vol. 3 No. 9, Fall Equinox) of the quarterly periodical originally published at various lesbian intentional communities based in Southern Oregon and later from the land that Ruth and Jean Mountaingrove purchased in Wolfcreek, Oregon, which they called "Rootworks". Although collectively produced, the WomanSpirit publishing project was largely coordinated and edited by Ruth and Jean. It is said to be the first periodical dedictated to lesbian feminism and spirituality, and was a central part of movements and ideas that continued to grow throughout the 1970s: the Goddess Movement, Womyn's Land, radical feminism and rural feminist separatism, among others. WomanSpirit ran for 40 issues between 1974-1984. In Issue 3 (1975), part of a vision statement reads: "We feel this is the time for searching and sharing, for something is stirring the inner space of women. We do not know, cannot guess, what direction it will take...WomanSpirit is a magazine to make space for sharing the deepest questions of women now".

Along with poetry, drawings, artwork, fiction and song this issue features a pagan calendar, a vision of a coven, European woman culture and art, dreaming through clay, full moon rituals, Suzanne Benton's ritual sculpture, fertility control, and more. Item #1039.

Condition: Very Good, bump to top right corner visible on most pages; bulk rate stamp plus mailing label affixed to back cover addressed to Lesbian Voices of San Jose, CA; .75" square areas of tape residue on front/back cover from when item was taped shut for mailing.

Periodical
WomanSpirit
8.25" x 10.75"
64 pages
Staplebound
Wolf Creek, OR: 1976

Price: $35.00