Praise

”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 beautiful work of love … celebrating the life of Merlin Stone, [including] Lenny's loving memoir of his years with this extraordinary woman—a delight to read!” —Miriam Robbins Dexter, Ph.D., author of Whence the Goddesses: A Source Book.

“Merlin Stone Remembered is a touching tribute to a remarkable woman.” Barbara G. Walker, author of The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths & Secrets, Man Made God, the Crone, Feminist Fairy Tales, et al.

“This book is paradigm-shifting. It should be read by all those who yearn for miracles, as well as by those who still need proof to believe that they are possible. It gives us hope for the regeneration of compassionate and nurturing relations between all forms of interconnected life on our planet, now and in the future.” —Gloria Orenstein, Prof. Emerita, Comparative Literature and Gender Studies, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

 “If you don't yet know of Merlin Stone you'll be amazed by this book. If you think you know Merlin Stone—perhaps by reading When God Was a Woman or Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood—you will be amazed by this book. Either way, it's amazing, heartfelt, funny, romantic and an enduring testament to a woman who changed the world (and my life).” —Susun S. Weed, author of Wise Woman Herbal Series.

“A lovely and loving tribute to the late Merlin Stone, a foremother of Goddess feminism. … What a gift to those of us familiar with Stone’s work, as well as those who want to know more about her life, both personal and professional.” —Judith Laura, author of Goddess Spirituality for the 21st Century: From Kabbalah to Quantum Physics.

“Lenny Schneir’s tribute to Merlin Stone—her life, her person, her work—touched me to the core. The book is both humble and powerful, proclaiming as it does his unconditional (and undying) love for a creative, independent woman, who expressed her own mind and lived out her destiny. A fine archival gathering of photos, as well as his stories and poems, plus her unpublished writings, the book is a peek into the mysterious, private world of this iconic feminist woman who changed history.” —Vicki Noble, Feminist shamanic healer and author of The Double Goddess: Women Sharing Power

“Here is an easy to follow book about Merlin Stone, who gave us back women's global spiritual heritage. The Goddess is alive! Merlin Stone is alive! She holds our hands from the other side.” —Z Budapest, feminist author and activist.

“Merlin Stone is a great inspiration for those of us who want to know not just about history, but also about herstory. Her [work] continues to influence the Goddess movement today. Her life partner Lenny was an inspiration for her and this book about Merlin’s life will inspire many.”

 —Linda Perry Barr, Journalist, WBAI News, Pacifica Radio, New York.

“A beautifully crafted tribute to a remarkable person. Merlin Stone, a pioneering scholar of the Women's Spirituality movement, figured it all out early on and made the case. Even more, she was gracious and kind.” —Charlene Spretnak, author of Lost Goddesses of Early Greece.

“This book is a loving tribute to an Illustrious Ancestress. It is written in people's language, punctuated with affection, and illustrated with photos of everyday life. This book will be recommended reading for my college classes. It will be my gift to those who want to know the true story of the Women's Spirituality Movement. And certainly, it will find its place among the volumes of sacred writing and art adorning my ancestor shrine.” —Luisah Teish, author of Jambalaya: The Natural Woman's Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals.

“Lenny’s chronicle of their life together was extremely touching. His adoring vision of Merlin enlarged my admiration and respect for her as a supremely principled person who truly walked her talk and lived her ideals. She was an exemplary role model. May we live up to her shining example.” —Donna Henes, author of The Queen of My Self.

“A fascinating, intimate look at the life of Merlin Stone, sculptor, writer, independent scholar and feminist. Merlin's important work, When God Was A Woman, was one of the earliest foundational writings for the feminist spirituality movement and she helped birth the contemporary Goddess movement as well as ecofeminism. Merlin's great contributions deserve to be remembered, and this tender memoir by her long-term partner is a fitting tribute to a remarkable woman.” —Starhawk, feminist author of The Empowerment Manual.

“This new book is not only a beloved tribute to Merlin Stone, it is an opportunity to know more about her, her life's journey, and her visionary spirit through photographs, letters, and memoirs by loved ones, plus some of her own writings, previously unpublished. Merlin Stone Remembered reveals the magic of Goddess Intuition, the power of Ecofeminism, and the love of Nature which Merlin expressed in life and inspired in others.” —Selena Fox, priestess, author, environmentalist, and Senior Minister for Circle Sanctuary.

“Sitting in our Goddess Temple in Glastonbury, England I picked up The Paradise Papers again and they are still so relevant today. Merlin was such a pioneer in remembring Goddess spirituality, and an inspiration for us all, especially in the 1980s when there was so little written about Goddess for us to read here in Britain. It is great to read something more personal about Merlin's life.” —Kathy Jones, feminist author and Priestess of Avalon.