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You know ‘the Goddess’ as a divine feminine figure of myth, art and faith – but are you aware that, in truth, the goddess is a life force that lives in you? Did you know that your multi-faceted experiences of life as a woman are influenced by Goddess consciousness? Do you sense that you have a hidden feminine energy that longs to be seen, accepted, valued – and used for a healing purpose? In this highly engaging book, leading intuitive Sophie Bashford takes you on a journey to meet nine Goddess archetypes, which will help you to understand: your emotions and cycles of life, uncover your feminine healing gifts, learn to work with each Goddess for self-healing, positive change and empowerment, and get in touch with divine feminine support and healing systems. Sharing intuitively channelled messages, beautiful guided meditations and moving personal experiences, Sophie leads you into safe territories where your darkest fears can be healed, your deepest dreams awakened and your entire life transformed.

A revolutionary revisioning of the feminine divine. Where the traditional maiden, mother, and crone archetypal system is tied to female biology and physical stages of life, the fivefold model presented here welcomes all women and seeks to liberate the female experience from the shackles of the reproductive model and other patriarchal constructs. Supports a co-creative, collaborative process of reclaiming your divine nature.

In this book Francesca De Grandis brings years of experience as a shamanic counselor and traditional spiritual healer to reveal how you can cultivate and celebrate the secret, magical side of your nature. Includes practical exercises, rituals, and prayers to you heal inner blocks, feel energized, strong and capable, and discover your innate wisdom. An enriching journey deep into the heart of shamanism and goddess spirituality.

From ancient Babylon, Egypt, Ireland, Greece, and India there has always been a Great Goddess. In this comprehensive exploration of the Goddess figure, Jean Markale examines how over time patriarchal societies tried to force the preeminent power of the feminine into an obscure and subservient position, shifting her solar association onto masculine deities and discrediting those of her symbols, such as the serpent. Extensively researched into myths, sites and sanctuaries.

Jean Shinoda Bolen brings the Greek pantheon to life as our inner archetypes and applies the power of myth to our personal lives. Once we understand the natural progression from myth to archetype to personal psychology, and realize that positive gifts and negative tendencies are qualities associated with a particular goddess within, we gain powerful insights. Bolen teaches women how to decide which qualities to cultivate, which to overcome, and how to become a better heroine in their own life stories.

HOLY GRAIL book. A unique and comprehensive source book focused on mythology, anthropology, religion, and sexuality to uncover precisely what other encyclopedias leave out or misrepresent. Fascinating stories behind word origins, legends, superstitions, and customs. Over 1350 entries on magic, witchcraft, fairies, elves, giants, goddesses, gods, psychological anomalies, mystical meaning of the sun, moon, earth, sea, time and space, ideas of the soul, reincarnation, and so much more. Endlessly resourceful.

This book complements the HOLY GRAIL encyclopedia. Classic guide to the history and mythology of women’s symbols. It is especially important for women to learn more about the language of symbols, because many common religious symbols were stolen from ancient woman-centered systems and reinterpreted in the contexts of patriarchy. As women struggle out from centuries of patriarchal oppression, they find it necessary to reclaim their symbols and reapply them to feminine interests. Learn the power of your female ancestors.

You need no longer be affected by other people’s moods or negativity. You can recognize when you have taken on other people’s energy and easy release it. You can learn to stay centered and balanced, know who you are, increase the positive energy around you, and help and heal others. Learn to create immediate and profound change in relationships, self-image, and the ability to love and be loved.

Spiritual Growth teaches you how to be your higher self in everyday life, create a vision of your higher purpose, and manifest what you want rapidly and easily. You will learn to work with light for healing and growth, to connect with the Universal Mind for enhanced creativity, and to link the Higher Will to carry out your higher purpose. Offers tools to lift the veils of illusion, see truth, and achieve higher states of conciseness. Open your heart & know yourself in new ways.

A systematic course in spiritual growth that will help you transform your life, discover your personal power, and awaken you to the truth of who you really are. See immediate results when you learn to: open your heart, create what you want without struggle, discovery your life purpose, take quantum leaps, change negatives into positives, gain clarity in relationships and increase your sense of aliveness and wellbeing.

Long ago before the patriarchal period, in many places on Earth, the Goddess was worshipped. Circle of Stones draws us into a meditative experience of the lost Feminine and creates a space for us to consider our present lives from the eyes of women’s ancient culture and ritual. Incorporating the most ancient symbol of spirituality-the circle of stones-Duerk weaves stories, dreams, and visions of women to lead each reader into a personal yet archetypal journey, posing the reflective question, “How might your life have been different if?” What if we had all had wise women to consult as we grew into adulthood?

Can you be a feminist and lead a spiritually fulfilling life? Does your hearing for spiritual connection often feel caught in a tug-of-war with your desire to be strong, independent, and valued? Flinders answers these questions in a personal, poignant exploration of the conflicts and tensions between feminism and spirituality. She unveils her discovery that a life of meaning, self-knowledge, and freedom absolutely depends on the realization that feminism and spirituality are not only compatible, they are necessary.

Gender roles have been debated for centuries, and now Sarah Bessey offers a clarion freedom call for all who want to realize their giftedness and potential. Through a thoughtful review of biblical teaching and church practices, Bessey shares how following Jesus made a feminist out of her. Let’s be done lobbying for a seat at The Table of patriarchal decision making. Bessey states: Turn around and face your life, and never, never give up / I set you apart in your right-now life for the daily work of liberation and love.

When you look in the mirror, do you see a Goddess? For anyone who’s experienced a “fat day” or wished a doctor could make them younger, Wiccan Dianne Sylvan speaks candidly about overcoming body hatred and offers a spiritual path back to Divine femininity.
Sharing her own struggles with poor body image and self-acceptance, Sylvan explores how the impossible standard of female beauty has developed and endured. Emphasizing the Mother, the Healer, the Lover, and other archetypes of one’s relationship with the sacred body, the author provides a uniquely Wiccan approach to achieving a healthy, new self-perception as Goddess.

In Beauty Sick, Dr. Renee Engeln reveals the consequences of our obsession with girls’ appearance on their emotional and physical health and their wallets and ambitions, including depression, eating disorders, disruptions in cognitive processing, and lost money and time. Combining scientific studies with the voices of real women of all ages, she makes clear that to truly fulfill their potential, we must break free from cultural forces that feed destructive desires, attitudes, and words—from fat-shaming to denigrating commentary about other women. She provides inspiration and workable solutions to help girls and women overcome negative attitudes and embrace their whole selves, to transform their lives, claim the futures they deserve, and, ultimately, change their world.

With A Woman’s Worth, Marianne Williamson turns her charismatic voice–and the same empowering, spiritually enlightening wisdom that energized her landmark work, A Return To Love– to exploring the crucial role of women in the world today. Drawing deeply and candidly on her own experiences, the author illuminates her thought-provoking positions on such issues as beauty and age, relationships and sex, children and careers, and the reassurance and reassertion of the feminine in a patriarchal society. Cutting across class, race, religion, and gender this book speaks powerfully
and persuasively to a generation in need of healing, and in search of harmony.

After twenty-five years consulting and advising tens of thousands of people from all over the world, Tosha Silver realized that almost all of us have similar concerns: “How do I stop worrying? How can I feel safe? Why do I feel so alone?” and often, “Who am I really?” For the passionately spiritual and the bemusedly skeptical alike, she created Outrageous Openness. This delightful book, filled with wisdom and fresh perspectives, helps create a relaxed, trusting openness in the reader to discover answers to life’s big questions as they spontaneously arise. By allowing the Divine to lead the way, we can finally put aside fears and opinions about how things should be and enjoy the show that is our life.

Tosha Silver, with her characteristic wit, charm, and mix of passion and humor, shows you how to invite the Divine into your life to create change and transform from the inside out. Covering a variety of topics—from work to finances to self-worth—Change Me Prayers reveals how to truly surrender to a Divine plan in the most joyous and uplifting way.
At its heart, this book is a spiritual guide for anyone open to living in union with Love, even in times of difficulty or crisis. A profound, unique, and often hilarious guide to awakening.

In a very real sense, we define ourselves through our stories. If we an truly understand the stories that made us the women we are, including the motivations behind our actions and thoughts, we can take charge of how our future unfolds. What is at the heart of your story? Follow the prompts, tools, questions, and advice through this book of self-discovery to reach the center of your voice, your power, your truth. Then learn how to share that story – and your Feminine Power – with a world that needs to hear it.

Ask any woman whose mother has died, and she will tell you that she is irrevocably altered, as deeply changed by her mother’s death as she was by her mother’s life. No book has discussed the profound, lasting, and far-reaching effects of this loss until this book. Building on interviews with hundreds of mother-loss survivors, the author’s own story, and recent research in grief and psychology, this book reveals shared experiences and core identity issues of mother-less women. Grief is not a linear passage but an ongoing journey. Come heal your heart.

For over a decade Motherpeace has been an inspiration and oracle for women all over the world. This book recovers the positive, nurturing, peace-oriented values of prepatriarchal times, and brilliantly combines art, history, mythology, folklore, philosophy, and comparative religion with an informed spiritual and feminist perspective. Noble challenges us to celebrate our ancient peaceful heritage and reclaim our right a s people to a life without war.

If you long to know your soul’s purpose, Soul Vows is a place to begin. Your soul vows describe how you chose to walk this earth, in every moment of every day. They are how you receive and spread grace. As you live your soul vows, you become a fertile container in which your purpose can take root and prosper. Your soul vows are your personal path to the peak experience seekers want most: the vibrant presence of the Divine. Soul vows are a living construct of a whole and holy divine in you that build collectively into the expression of the Divine in us, through us, and as us. This is how we create peace on earth.

Dhyani Ywahoo is a member of the Cherokee Nation. She is the twenty-seventh generation to carry the ancestral wisdom. Charged with the duty to rekindle the fire of clear mind and right relationship she is a guide to all who walk the Beauty Road. This book gives practical ways of transforming obstacles to happiness, fulfilling one’s life purpose, manifesting peace and abundance, and renewing the planet. Included: healing rituals and working with crystals for harmony. Learn to be a Peacekeeper as we move into the cycle of Thirteen Heavens and help others let go of fear and aggression.

The Rock and The Tower is a search for the identity of the shaman – the one that brings revelations from a divine figure, “a visitor from heaven”. It uses the earliest sources to look for the signal of historical truth that has been lost under the noise of storytelling and theological elaboration. The conclusions are extraordinary; The shaman was a woman called Mary who has always been the object of adoration. This book uncovers the story of a remarkable woman who was both the Rock and the Tower.

This book demystifies the complexities of archetypes and clearly outlines the steps of a Virgin’s Journey to realize her dreams. The Virgin’s Promise describes structural beats that feel incredibly familiar but have not been illustrated in any other book. It explores the yin and yang of the Virgin and the Hero as they journey to embrace their power as individuals, and includes a guide to putting this new theory into action.

Native American storytelling stands out for its distinctive honoring or womanly power. Though the details may change over time the message is constant – women, and the female forces of the universe, have the power to change the very course of the world. Gathered here are versions of stories and songs that portray the strength and vitality of women. Read to explore human behavior, healing, and transformation. Compelling and Empowering ancient wisdom.

A probing account of the honored place of older women in ancient matriarchal societies restores to contemporary women an energizing symbol of self-value, power, and respect. The Crone – Woman of Age, Wisdom, and Power is by Barbara G Walker, author of the HOLY GRAIL of women’s studies; The Women’s Encyclopedia of Myths & Secrets as well as The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects.

A playful sense of humor and keen insight combine to offer women thirteen qualities to cultivate. Engage in these small practices and you’re bound to be a happier person who’s doing her bit to make the world a better place. Crone years are “growing” years, when women can devote their time, energy, and creativity to what really matters to them. Blueprint: Crones are juicy, and trust their instincts. And they chose the path with heart.

Was Magdalene a woman or a title? A companion or the leader? Historical detective work on the hidden archives and lineage. Mary Magdalene had a very special place and is a primary person of importance during the time of Jesus. Was she a priestess of Egypt, a Phoenician, the resurrector? This book will help you begin to dip your toes into what is the start of a great legacy and mysterious existence. Warning – once you begin to ask and see with new eyes you will become a life -long seeker.

The Unexpected Adventure of Growing Old questions attitudes that characterize aging as a time of deprivation rather than a time of enrichment. Drawing on recent research as well as candid accounts of personal experience, Leah Friedman explains that by embracing our aging, adjusting to its challenges, and focusing on its advantages, we can transform ourselves and help demolish the ageism so prevalent in our society. Especially important is realistically facing end of life issues and acknowledging the mystery of life after death, offering unparalleled opportunities to strengthen our character and deepen our emotional and spiritual outlook.

AMAZING JOURNALING. This journal guides you thought your emotions and connects you with your body. Then, one step at a time, it leads you through the Three Cs Process to tap into your curiosity, creativity, and courage. Find your next step and do it from and place of centeredness and alignment with your inner wisdom. Includes lists of powerful statements for you to use if you feel stuck or want to expand beyond your current belief system.

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