Merlin Stone Remembered

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Discover Merlin Stone, author of When God Was A Woman, through the eyes of her life partner of 34 years, Lenny Schneir.  Merlin Stone Remembered is a tribute to his love for Merlin, his passion to keep her legacy alive and his journey converting from chauvinist to feminist. 

Learn more about the extraordinary life and profound contributions of Merlin Stone, the renowned feminist, author, artist, historian, and speaker. With unparalleled access to Merlin’s unpublished writings, photos, and personal stories, Merlin Stone Remembered is a significant contribution to women’s studies, spirituality, and the ongoing struggle for gender equality. 

Known for her groundbreaking book When God Was a Woman, Merlin Stone was a pioneer of the Women’s Movement and the reclaiming of the Great Goddess tradition of the Western world. In this phenomenal book, new light is shed upon Merlin’s philosophy and methodology as you take a memorable journey through her life.

This is their touching true story—part love story, part memoir, and part transformation of a diamond-in-the-rough gambler.  Published by Llewellyn Worldwide Publishing, soft back, 331 pages with 12-page color insert.


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It is so great to remember Merlin—to remember the time when I first read When God was a Woman and Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood. It is great to have so much detail about her life and her work. Thank you for this remembrance.” — Olympia Dukakis, Oscar-winning actress and author.

A Note about Lenny Schneir: Lenny Schneir, Merlin Stone’s life partner for 34 years, passed away on May 31, 2017.

You can click this link to read a tribute to him.

To honor Merlin’s memory and keep her legacy alive, he invited his friend, author/poet Dr. David B. Axelrod, to curate Merlin’s papers, write and edit a book that documents and celebrates Merlin’s life. It includes many unknown facts about Merlin as well as previously unpublished writings and a reprinting of “Unraveling the Myth of Adam and Eve” from  When God Was a Woman, which Merlin designated as the best chapter to represent her million-selling book. Dr. Axelrod invited the noted feminist author/teacher Gloria Orenstein to write the introduction, and feminist author/psychologist Carol Thomas to add chapters to the book.


2014 FLORIDA BOOK AWARDS GOLD MEDAL WINNER, best non-fiction book.


2015 Coalition of Visionary Resources, COVR AWARD for Best Autobiography/Biography.