Author Barbara Walker
Barbara G. Walker is a researcher, lecturer, and author of twenty-four books and numerous articles on comparative religion, history, mythology, symbolism, mineral lore, the Tarot, the I Ching, a collection of original Feminist Fairy Tales, an autobiography, a novel, and her latest, Man Made God. Her Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets has been continuously in print since 1983 and was named Book of the Year by the London Times. She has received the Humanist Heroine of the Year award from the American Humanist Association, the Women Making Herstory award from New Jersey NOW, and the Olympia Brown award from the Unitarian Universalist Association. She is also listed in that prestigious publication,Who’s Who in Hell.
As an artist, she created seventy-eight original paintings for the Barbara Walker Tarot Deck, and 64 more for her I Ching of the Goddess card deck, both published with companion books. She has also worked as a professional knitwear designer, and her books on knitting patterns are American classics. She personally invented more than a thousand original pattern stitches, more than any other single person known to history, and created a new technique that she named "Mosaic Knitting."
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she has worked as a journalist, dance teacher, painter, designer workshop leader, and mentor of women’s spirituality groups as well as a wife and mother, and has presented many talks for Humanist, Unitarian, and Freethinker organizations.