Hecate, the crone, who knows the world and can see past exteriors.Artemis, the athlete, androgynous and attentive, whose independence iscountered by a sense that the world is against her. Isis, the goddess ofthe interior world, spiritually inclined and always a little distant fromharsh reality, inclined towards pretension. Radha, the embodiment offeminine adoration and forgiveness, the misguided dreamer.

These are just a few of the characters introduced in Kala Trobe's "Invokethe Goddess." Though the book is full of "magickal" exercises andvisualization techniques which the reader can use to channel the power ofthe goddesses in her own life, its most interesting, memorable aspect isits description of the character types represented by goddesses around theworld, the innumerable feminine archetypes. Trobe does a wonderful job ofdescribing the multifaceted female character types embodied by thegoddesses, and sometimes her efforts to update the goddesses to the modernworld are nothing short of delightful--as when she describes Kali as ateenager, who "enjoys fierce music and pours scorn on her peer group'sproclivity toward boy bands." Who wouldn't like to be her friend--or atleast visualize her for company every now and again?