"Women's Rites, Women's Mysteries is a well written, thoughtful, and useful book that can help women with important passages in our lives, as well as with everyday life. The book is well grounded in research and analysis. Ruth Barrett provides a level of insight seldom found in books of this genre."
—Riane Eisler, best-selling author of The Chalice and The Blade and Sacred Pleasure
"Ruth is a great priestess. It is wonderful to have some of her vast experience captured on pages at last. With this book she has brought the Dianic tradition forward, clarified its Goddess-centered premise, developed its thealogy, and provided strong material for ritual building. Women will use this book and the world will change. Most importantly, she has emphasized sisterhood and shared power; the soul of our movement."
—Shekhinah Mountainwater, author of Ariadne's Thread
"Ruth Barrett brings her many years of experience in teaching and priestessing in the Dianic tradition to this book. Her thoughtfulness, intelligence and depth of understanding make it a valuable resource and will open a new perspective for many Pagans."
—Starhawk, best-selling author of The Spiral Dance and The Fifth Sacred Thing
"Even though this book was written for women, its lessons can be applied in any ritual context. Ruth Barrett challenges the reader to think about the process of creating rituals. This is no 'cookbook.' Ruth covers many angles that are missing in previous books on ritual and fills in important details that other authors leave out. Definitely the best book on creating rituals that I have read."
—Kerr Cuhulain, author of The Wiccan Warrior and Full Contact Magick