The Book of SHE

Your Heroine's Journey into the Heart of Feminine Power

Author: Sara Avant Stover

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608682900

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 465

Women face many challenging transitions on the pilgrimage from girlhood through womanhood: menses, love and heartbreak, motherhood, menopause. Devoid of a central narrative, these rites of passage too often happen in shame and secrecy, leaving women doubting their personal power and self-worth. Bestselling author and founder of The Way of the Happy Woman®, Sara Avant Stover saw how women erroneously viewed these initiations as “curses” and sought to present a new model that reflected the power and wisdom unique to the feminine path. The Book of SHE celebrates all that it means to be a woman, from mythological underpinnings to the cycles of our day-to-day lives. Drawing on archetypes including Mary Magdalene, the Dark Goddess, and Green Tara, Stover will guide you on a journey home to psychological wholeness, personal empowerment, and, ultimately, full feminine spiritual Awakening. Brimming with mystery and magic, this provocative book makes ancient wisdom and healing practices accessible to every woman who is ready to revel in her full femininity — the dark and the light — through joyfully becoming the heroine of her own life.

Into the Heart of the Feminine

An Archetypal Journey to Renew Strength, Love, and Creativity

Author: Massimilla Harris,Bud Harris, Ph.D.,Ph. D. Massimilla Harris

Publisher: Daphne Publications

ISBN: 9780692311448

Category: Psychology

Page: 210

View: 9888

INTO THE HEART OF THE FEMININE: AN ARCHETYPAL JOURNEY TO RENEW STRENGTH, LOVE, AND CREATIVITY Into the Heart of the Feminine: An Archetypal Journey to Renew Strength, Love, and Creativity Massimilla Harris, Ph.D. and Bud Harris, Ph.D. Daphne Publications 978-0-692-31144-8 $ 16.99 In their new book, Into the Heart of the Feminine: An Archetypal Journey to Renew Strength, Love, and Creativity, Jungian analysts and authors Massimilla and Bud Harris dynamically weave their own personal and professional experiences in the form of rich and compelling stories, providing a down-to-earth book available to a wide audience. A Book for Women...and for Men Imagine within each of us, there is a deep, powerful source for living lives of love, creativity, and fulfillment. To imagine this foundation for life and the energy it produces is to imagine ourselves and our world filled with the influence of the archetypal feminine - her passionate creativity, love, and ageless knowing. Personally and culturally, this force - which lives at the heart of our lives - has been diminished and wounded until it seems to have retreated beyond the horizon, in a world filled with rationalism and an anxious search for the material "good life." This is a powerfully moving book that goes beyond gender roles into the soul of the archetypal feminine, exploring how it has been damaged and traumatized, and finding out how this condition affects all of us. ..".an intimate tone that makes the volume accessible and inspiring, even for those unfamiliar with Jungian psychology." - FOREWORD REVIEW, Spring 2015 "In this compelling book, Jungian analysts Massimilla and Bud Harris explore the power of the Death Mother complex that 'drains our energy, saps our vitality, and drags us down.' Drawing upon personal experience, clinical practice, archetypal stories, and the myth of Medusa, the authors describe not only the paralyzing effects of the Death Mother complex, but the steps needed to transform it into healing and vitalizing energy. This engaging, moving work offers wisdom to both men and women who seek to liberate their deepest creative potential." - Susan Olson, Jungian analyst and author of By Grief Transformed: Dreams and the Mourning Process "Transforming the Death Mother's influence within ourselves for the sake of healing and wholeness will take courage, perseverance, and time. Fortunately for the reader, Massimilla and Bud prove themselves to be trustworthy and compelling guides who help you to travel safely." Caren Goldman, author of Restoring Life's Missing Pieces and Healing Words For The Body, Mind and Spirit ABOUT THE AUTHORS Massimilla Harris, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst with a practice in Asheville, North Carolina for the past 25 years. She holds a doctorate in Psychology and is a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. She is also an author, teacher, award-winning quilter, and certified Solisten Provider. Developed by Dr. Alfred A. Tomatis, Solisten is a special kind of music therapy that, along with Jungian analysis, enables Dr. Harris to help people bring mind and body together to release their full potentials. Bud Harris, Ph.D., originally became a businessman and successfully owned his own business before returning to school to become a psychotherapist. After earning his Ph.D. in psychology and practicing as a psychotherapist and psychologist, he experienced the call to further his growth and become a Jungian analyst. He then moved to Zurich, Switzerland where he trained for over five years and graduated from the C. G. Jung Institute. He is the author of ten books, lectures widely, and practices as a Jungian analyst in Asheville, North Carolina. For additional information about their practice and their work, visit their website: www.budharris.com and https: //www.facebook.com/BudHarrisPh.D."

The Feminine Spirit

Recapturing the Heart of Scripture

Author: Lynne Bundesen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787984957

Category: Religion

Page: 201

View: 6393

The second edition of this popular text has been thoroughly updated to reflect contemporary developments in small business and entrepreneurship and its applications to Australasian organisations. Entrepreneurship and small business management are two very close and often overlapping disciplines. If entrepreneurship specifically refers to the dynamic process of creating a new business venture, small business management generally addresses various issues in organising and operating a small business. In practice however, a large part of the textbooks contents from both disciplines tend to cover similar issues such as small business start–up (starting from scratch, buying an existing business or operating a franchise), developing a business plan, selecting a legal form of organisation, marketing research and organising and financing the new venture. Features New! Four end–of–book cases profiling Australasian entrepreneurs. Each case represents a different region covering Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore. The companies profiled are within industries of interest to students including branded fitness programs, automatic video production and specialist healthcare. Each case is accompanied by comprehensive teaching notes. New! Accompanying local video cases and activities for instructors. The videos are closely tied to each end–of–book case, providing visual support to assist students’ understanding. Comprehensive text website including Instructor’s Resource Guide and Power Point slides The geographic markets for the book are both Australasia (Australia and New Zealand) and South East Asia (Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore). As an increasing amount of goods, capital and people move between these two regions, this text will provide the reader with a better regional understanding of this environment. The ‘What would you do?’ feature presents a scenario in which an entrepreneur/small business manager needs to respond to a problem or situation. The ‘Entrepreneur profile’ in every chapter profiles Australian, New Zealand and Asia–Pacific entrepreneurs and small business leaders. The end–of–chapter case study profiles an entrepreneurial approach and/or small business management issue in the Pacific Rim.

Journey Into the Heart of Bipolarity

An Artistic Point of View

Author: Philippe Nuss,Marie Sellier,Jean-Paul Bath

Publisher: John Libbey Eurotext

ISBN: 2742005781

Category: Art and mental illness

Page: 91

View: 2046

This is both a book on art and a psychiatric manual and at the same time it is neither. It takes a radically different approach by setting out to describe subjective viewpoints: those of works of art, those of patients and those of the reader. The aim is to achieve an understanding of the psychological world of bipolar patients through a subtle interplay of connections between the subjectivity of those three protagonists. Subjectivity also prevailed in the authors' choices: which clinical aspects of bipolarity to present, and which works of art to select. So far from setting out to be exhaustive and definitive, the book proposes a number of openings. Doctors will view these openings differently depending on their own sensitivity and practice. But the book is not just for doctors; it is aimed at a wider readership. It is important for the general public to be aware that subjective movements in the psychological life of bipolar patients have their own specific identity, which is as much a subject worthy of attention as it is a source of suffering. Sensitive reading of this book will also guide bipolar patients and their families to a better understanding of the nature of the condition, and therefore to play a fuller part in the treatment offered to them.

Varieties of Postmodern Theology

Author: David Ray Griffin,William A. Beardslee,Joe Holland

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791400500

Category: Religion

Page: 164

View: 1003

This book sorts out the confusion created by the use of the term "postmodern" in relation to widely divergent theological positions. Four different types of postmodern theology are distinguished in the preface: constructive, deconstructive, liberationist, and conservative. Two forms of each type are discussed in the book. Writing from a constructive, postmodern perspective, the authors enter into dialogue with the deconstructive postmodernism of Mark C. Taylor and Jean-François Lyotard, with the liberationist postmodernism of Harvey Cox and Cornel West, and with the conservative postmodernism of George William Rutler and John Paul II.

Wild Feminine

Finding Power, Spirit & Joy in the Female Body

Author: Tami Lynn Kent

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451610211

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 400

View: 347

Includes a preview of Mothering from Your Center, the next book from Tami Lynn Kent. Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit, & Joy in the Female Body offers a unique, holistic approach to reclaiming the power, spirit, and joy of the female body and to understanding its connection to creative energy flow. By restoring physical and energetic balance in the pelvic bowl, women can learn to care for themselves in a nourishing and respectful manner, heal spiritual fractures, and renew their relationship with the sacred feminine. Although the feminine body is an access point to the greater realm of the spirit, many women have lost their connection to this source. Author Tami Kent, MSPT, has an answer. Drawing from her experiences as a woman's health physical therapist who works with the physical body and female energy system, Kent provides a framework for healing the body and navigating the realms of feminine spirit. Through pelvic bodywork, healing stories, visualizations, rituals, and creative exercises, women can explore the deep and natural wisdom inherent in the female body. Wild Feminine reveals the amazing potential of the female body: the potential to create, to heal, and to transform the energy of a woman’s everyday life. Journey deep into the heart of your body. Travel the terrain of feminine wounds. Go to your root place, the center of all womanhood and radically shift your relationship with your body and spirit. Wild Feminine gives you the tools to awaken and retrieve your ancient wild self, restore your creative energy, and reconnect to your sacred center.

A Pathway to Union

The Marriage of the Feminine (Heart) and Masculine (Mind) in the Twenty-first Century

Author: Ariana Khent

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440193355

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 220

View: 8221

Reunite your feminine and masculine selves and create personal and global transformation A Pathway to Union challenges a five-thousand-year old masculine-dominant belief system, which fosters division, separation, and death and offers an in-depth look at a new, balanced feminine and masculine perspective that promotes wholeness, interconnectedness, and respect for life. Learn how you can facilitate this evolutionary transition by observing, tapping into, and trusting the data streaming from your feelings (heart/feminine), thoughts (mind/masculine) and the physical body. In this transformative step-by-step guide you will: See how the masculine qualities of action, leadership, and thinking must always contain the feminine characteristics of compassion, creativity, and feeling. Probe the benefits of setting healthy boundaries, utilizing left- and right-brain functions, living in the present, and much more. Discover your invaluable worth and the contribution personal transformation makes to humanity's collective shift. Raise your awareness through practical, supportive exercises, and narrative stories. Marrying the feminine (heart) and masculine (mind) requires a radical shift in consciousness. A Pathway to Union serves as a blueprint to awaken, and explore what it means to fully integrate feminine and masculine attributes into your life in the twenty-first century.

Captivating Heart to Heart Participant's Guide

An Invitation Into the Beauty and Depth of the Feminine Soul

Author: John Eldredge,Stasi Eldredge

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418555967

Category: Religion

Page: 80

View: 1213

Every little girl has dreams of being swept up into a great adventure and of being the beautiful princess. Sadly, when women grow up, they are often swept up into a life filled merely with duty and demands. Many Christian women are tired and struggling under the weight of the pressure to be a "good servant," a nurturing caregiver, or a capable home manager. What Wild at Heart did for men, Captivating will do for women. By revealing the core desires every woman shares- to be romanced, to play an irreplaceable role in a grand adventure, and to unveil beauty-John and Stasi Eldredge invite women to recover their feminine hearts, created in the image of an intimate and passionate God. Join us as we journey into the deep mysteries of our feminine souls in order to recapture our hearts. Let this study guide accompany you through your great adventure of coming alive as a woman . . . God's captivating woman.

The Laughter at the Heart of Things

Selected Essays

Author: N.A

Publisher: Morning Light Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 128

View: 4767

These essays explore the nature of feminine and masculine psychology and the role of story and myth in human culture, and offer insight into the spiritual meaning within modern and classical literature. Several previously unpublished essays are collected here -- including an analysis of two of Shakespeare's greatest plays, "The Merchant of Venice" and "Antony and Cleopatra." The title essay reflects on the vital importance of a sense of humor on the spiritual road to freedom and joy. "Laughter at the Heart of Things" combines Christian spirituality with Jungian psychology to discuss the importance of openly and consciously facing the suffering that is part of being human.

Der Weg des wahren Mannes

Ein Leitfaden für Meisterschaft in Beziehungen, Beruf und Sexualität

Author: David Deida

Publisher: J. Kamphausen Verlag

ISBN: 3899018176

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 221

View: 3053

Der ultimative spirituelle Wegweiser für Männer. Was ist meine wahre Bestimmung im Leben? Was wollen die Frauen wirklich? Was macht einen guten Liebhaber aus? David Deida untersucht die wichtigsten Themen im Leben eines Mannes von Karriere und Familie über Frauen und Intimität zu Liebe und Spiritualität um Männern einen praktischen Wegweiser für ein Leben in Integrität, Echtheit und Freiheit zu geben. Mit klaren Hinweisen, stärkenden Erkenntnissen, Körperübungen und vielem mehr unterstützt Sie der international anerkannte Experte für Sexualität und Spiritualität, ein erfülltes Leben zu verwirklichen jetzt sofort und ohne Kompromisse! "Es ist an der Zeit, sich über das Macho-Ideal nur Rückgrat und kein Herz hinauszuentwickeln," schreibt David Deida. "Es ist aber auch an der Zeit, sich über das sensible Softie-Ideal, nur Herz und kein Rückgrat, hinauszuentwickeln."

Sachet Mixte

Author: Simon O'Corra

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291150935

Category:

Page: N.A

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Days of Vintage, Years of Vision

Author: Midge Sherwood

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465325859

Category: Reference

Page: 367

View: 1094

Days of Vintage, Years of Vision is the living, breathing story of one of the most important periods in American history. This three-volume series records the development of the State of California from its admission into the Union in 1850 to the turn of the 20th Century. It is a family narrative that chronicles both the personal and political lives of those who settled the southern section to bring in railroads, build harbors, and establish a world commercial centre that would one day send favorite sons to the White House. The author skillfully presents this family within the context of the times of not only the State, but the country and the world. The story evolves with the lives of Benjamin D. Wilson and his sons-in-law, George Smith Patton, Sr. father of the famous Generaland James De Barth Shorb, whose San Marino Ranchonce the queen property of Southern Californiais today the site of the Huntington Library, Art Galleries and Botanical Gardens. Volume I narrates the Los Angeles arrival of Wilson in 1841, a former Indian trader who became the new communitys first elected mayor and was twice-elected State Senator. Quiet, unassuming, committed to honor and duty, Wilson established a harbor, railroad facilities, a university and other advancements to secure his citys place on the world map as a cultural and commercial center. Mt. Wilson was named for him in appreciation and recognition of all that he did for the State. James De Barth Shorb arrived in San Francisco in 1864 with the first oil excitement and joined Wilson to manage his 14,000-acre San Pasqual ranch that extended from the foothills of Mt. Wilson to what is today the City of Alhambra. He became a member of Wilsons family by marrying his first daughter, Sue. He began a relentless political career, plunging into every major aspect of the States development after the death of Wilson in 1878. Volume II continues the Shorb narrative in 1879. He could have become Governor of the State, had he only accepted the nomination, but he, himself, admitted that his hands were full. Not only was he the father of nine children, but he was busy with his many business and civic endeavors. He built the largest winery in the world, helped develop water and irrigation projects, and was very influential in the establishment of laws governing such in the agricultural State of California. Shorb also pioneered an interurban railroad, the forerunner of Huntingtons network throughout Southern California. The Patton family is also introduced in Volume II. They arrived in 1865 as Civil War refugees. George Patton grew up in Los Angeles, became the citys district attorney, and developed a reputation as an explosive, fiery orator, who could hold a political convention of The Democracy spellbound for two hours. He married Wilsons daughter, Ruth, in 1884, and their son, George Smith Patton Jr., born November 11, 1885, was destined to become the famous World War II General. Volume III continues the narrative of this unusually vigorous and visionary family in 1889. Times were hard in the fin de sicle of the 19th Century, and they faced an awesome political battle to keep Los Angeles Harbor at San Pedro. The opposition? Collis P. Huntington, determined to establish the harbor at Santa Monica. This battle, recorded in national headlines, would call forth all of Pattons political energy. However, Volume III begins with more than hard times. While retaining the reverent spirit, the celebration of Thanksgiving Day in 1889 included a remarkable event. Heralded as the great Valley Hunt,a wildcat and fox huntit consisted of a hunting party of nearly 50 prominent members, and featured Shorbs famous hounds, the Australian blues. As a result of this successful activity, December 12, the president of the Valley Hunt Club wrote an article in the Los Angeles Times suggesting: A tournament

Wisdom of the heart

working with women's dreams

Author: Karen A. Signell

Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 325

View: 1124

Destined to become a classic work on women's psychology, consciousness, and dream interpretation, Wisdom of the Heart presents new insights into the special language of women's dreams and leads the reader to discover her own feminine nature and attain a true inner wisdom of the heart.

Mary Magdalene Beckons

Join the River of Love (Book One of The Magdalene Teachings)

Author: Mercedes Kirkel

Publisher: Mercedes Kirkel

ISBN: 0984002952

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 306

View: 553

"One of the most profound books of our day." --Flo Aeveia Magdalena, author of "I Remember Union." In July 2010, Mary Magdalene began "beckoning" to humanity through Mercedes Kirkel, coming to her daily with essential instructions for our evolution into higher consciousness. MARY MAGDALENE BECKONS contains the full series of Mary's heart-opening and mind-expanding messages, together with Kirkel's illuminating commentary. These universal teachings help us: Open our hearts; Experience our bodies, sexuality, and emotions as pathways to the Divine; Allow pain to take us to God; Understand God as Masculine and Feminine; Free us from judgment, blame, and limiting beliefs; Experience the sacred partnership of the Divine Masculine-Feminine. While most books about Mary focus on her life in past times, MARY MAGDALENE BECKONS presents Mary as a wellspring of contemporary wisdom and a shining example of the Sacred Feminine. WINNER: Spirituality, Books of the Year Award; WINNER: New Age Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards; WINNER: Body Mind Spirit Book, Southwest Book Design Award; HONORABLE MENTION, Religion/Philosophy Book, Readers Favorite Award Contest; FINALIST, Spirituality Book, National Indie Excellence Awards. *** "MARY MAGDALENE BECKONS offers helpful insights for creating balance and harmony between the Masculine and Feminine within all of us. " -John Gray, author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus *** "If you want to hear the real voice of Mary Magdalene, buy this book." -Stuart Wilson and Joanna Prentis, authors of "Power of the Magdalene" and "The Magdalene Version" *** "An uplifting guide to finding our hope and redemption throughout our lives, MARY MAGDALENE BECKONS has a strong and positive message, highly recommended."-Midwest Book Review *** "Mercedes gives us an intelligent and 'feelingful' Magdalene who can guide us through transformative processes into greater light and deeper love."-Joan Norton, author of "The Mary Magdalene Within" and (with Margaret Starbird) "14 Steps to Awaken the Sacred Feminine" *** "An incredible gift to help those who are going through difficult times. . . . A great deal of insight into ... spiritual beliefs." -Seattle Post-Intelligencer Book Review *** "An outstanding spiritual, self-help book. . . . [Reading the book, ] I felt love, surrender, forgiveness, and an acceptance of myself such as I have never experienced. A must-read for everybody." -Readers' Favorite Book Review

Notions of the Feminine: Literary Essays from Dostoyevsky to Lacan

Author: M. Axelrod

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137502932

Category: Fiction

Page: 98

View: 5029

Approaching the question of how male novelists perceive their female characters, this collection of creative yet analytic literary essays unwinds the complexities of male authorship versus narration. Mark Axelrod looks at a wide range of male authors including Fydor Dostoevsky, D.H. Lawrence, Carlos Fuentes, and the theories of Jacques Lacan.

Weißt du nicht, wie schön du bist?

Was geschieht, wenn Frauen das Geheimnis ihres Herzens entdecken

Author: Stacy Eldredge,John Eldredge

Publisher: Brunnen Verlag Gießen

ISBN: 3765570230

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 406

"Sanfte Schönheit" oder "wilde Frau" Was macht das Wesen echter Weiblichkeit aus? Wie kann eine Frau heute selbstbewusst und erfüllt leben? John und Stacy Eldredge zeichnen ein neues Bild authentischer Weiblichkeit. Tatkraft, Mut und Selbstbewusstsein haben darin ebenso Platz wie das Bedürfnis, zu lieben und geliebt zu werden. Und welche Rolle spielt die Schönheit für das "schöne Geschlecht"? Schönheit ist keine Frage von Diätplänen und Fitnessprogrammen. Sie ist ein Wesensmerkmal jeder Frau seit Eva, oft genug verborgen hinter den Schutzmechanismen, mit denen wir uns vor den Verletzungen des Lebens schützen. Aber sie kann wieder ans Licht treten, dort, wo eine Frau ihre ureigene Bestimmung entdeckt.

The Redemption of the Feminine Erotic Soul

Author: Rachel Hillel

Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.

ISBN: 9780892545735

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 151

View: 6073

Rachel Hillel brings the skills, discipline, & understanding of a therapist trained in clinical psychology & Jungian analysis to the service of the redemption of the erotic soul by looking into women analysand's dreams. The exiled terrain of female passion, erotic & sensuous, is explored in chapters such as "The Vulva Dream," "Healing the Wounded Vulva Dream," "The Holy Communion Dream." The Sacred Priestess, a votary of the goddess divinity, & the ordinary prostitute are themes in Hillel's search for feminine balance. The sacred transformative principles of the love goddess point to an ultimate reality to be restored in human consciousness. Hillel's penetrating insight reveals ways that modern day women can relate to their own erotic-sensual energies & regain soulful unity.

The Most Holy Trinosophia and the New Revelation of the Divine Feminine

Author: Robert Powell

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880104807

Category: Religion

Page: 159

View: 6578

The rising interest in goddess spirituality expresses our current need to understand the feminine side of God, the Sophia (or Divine Wisdom), and her relationship to the masculine aspects of God. Offering a new perspective, the author draws on his own research and on the teaching of Russian philosopher Pavel Florensky, according to whom Sophia has a relationship to the masculine Trinity as an independent spiritual being. Robert Powell discusses Sophia as a Trinity-as Mother, Daughter, and Holy Soul- and as the feminine aspect of Divine Godhead. He connects our reawakening to the feminine aspect of God with many of the changes now taking place in the world. Also included is an introduction to the Divine Feminine by Daniel Andreev, author of The Rose of the World.

The Great Goddess

Reverence of the Divine Feminine from the Paleolithic to the Present

Author: Jean Markale

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892817153

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

View: 8417

A leading authority on pre-Christian civilization explores Goddess worship through the ages as revealed in myths, shrines, and sanctuaries.

Figuring the Feminine

The Rhetoric of Female Embodiment in Medieval Hispanic Literature

Author: Jill Ross

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802090982

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 305

View: 3687

Figuring the Feminine examines the female body as a means of articulating questions of literary authority and practice within the cultural spheres of the Iberian Peninsula (both Romance and Semitic) as well as in the larger Latinate literary culture. It demonstrates the centrality in medieval literary culture of the gendering of rhetorical and hermeneutical acts involved in the creation of texts and meaning, and the importance of the medieval Iberian textual tradition in this process, a complex multicultural tradition that is often overlooked in medieval literary scholarship. This study adopts an innovative methodology informed by current theories of the body and gender to approach Hispanic literature from a femininst perspective. Jill Ross offers new readings of medieval Hispanic texts (Latin, Castilian, and Hebrew) including Prudentius' Peristephanon, Gonzalo de Berceo's Milagros de Nuestra Señora, Shem Tov of Carrión's Battle Between the Pen and the Scissors, and several others. She highlights ways in which these texts contribute to the understanding of gender in medieval poetics and foreground questions of literary and cultural import. Figuring the Feminine argues that the bodies of women are crucial to the working out of such questions as the unsettling shift from orality to literacy, textual instability, cultural dissonance, and the resistance to cultural and religious hegemony.