Leaving My Father's House

A Journey to Conscious Femininity

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: Shambhala Publications


Category: Psychology

Page: 377

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The life stories of three women--Kate, a professor's wife; Mary, a dancer; and Rita, a sculptor--provide clear examples of the individuation process of women in a patriarchal society.

Evelyn Underhill

Spirituality for Daily Living

Author: Annice Callahan

Publisher: University Press of America


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

View: 931

This book explores Evelyn Underhill's spirituality for daily living by describing aspects of her life and writings that are relevant for contemporary Christians in their daily living. It combines scholarly research and pastoral applications. The first part focuses on three influences on her life: experiences and images, her study of the mystics, and her work with spiritual guides. The second part discusses Underhill's spirituality for daily living based on a study of her letters, retreats, and other spiritual writings. The third part presents her legacy for the third millennium: her study of mysticism, her spiritual guidance, and her spirituality for daily living. This work highlights aspects of her life with which readers may identify, for example: her own return to the Anglican communion after fourteen years; her ecumenical dialogue with the Orthodox church and her lifelong attraction to the mystical and sacramental aspect of Roman Catholicism; her study of Sufi mystics bringing her into interfaith dialogue; her pacifist stance in World War II; and her prophetic contribution to the Anglican church as a woman spiritual director, retreat preacher, theologian, spiritual writer, and spiritual resource for today.

Red Hot and Holy

A Heretic’s Love Story

Author: Sera Beak

Publisher: Sounds True


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 282

View: 751

When one person dares to speak her truth, it challenges us all to live our own. With Red Hot and Holy, Sera Beak offers a provocative and intimate view of what it means to get up close and personal with the divine in modern times. With a rare combination of audacious wit, scholarly acumen, and tender vulnerability—vibrantly mixed with red wine, rock songs, tattoos, and erotic encounters—Sera candidly chronicles the highs and lows of her mystical journey. From the innocence of her childhood crush on God; through a whirlwind of torrid liaisons and bitter break-ups with Christianity, Buddhism, Sufism, Hinduism, and the New Age; and finally into committed monogamy with her own Red Hot and Holy Goddess, Sera shares transformative insights, encouraging us all to trust our unique path and ignite our own spiritual love affair. Sera Beak's luscious writing and renegade spiritual wisdom that slices through religious and new age dogma made her debut book The Red Book a breakout success. With Red Hot and Holy she offers a far more personal book—an illuminating, hilarious, and above all utterly honest portrait of the heart-opening process of mystical realization. This hot and holy book invites you to embrace your soul, unleash your true Self, and burn, baby, burn with divine love. Excerpt As a child, I was madly in love with God. Gaga for God. In grade school, I used to write “I (heart) God” at the top of all my homework assignments and in the margins of the notes I passed to my girlfriends about which boys we thought were cute. Next to The Little Princess, a children’s bible was kept on my bedside table for nightly reading. Miracles? Prophetic dreams? Angels? Healing the sick? Sign me up for those gigs! And every Thursday I believed J.C. dropped by my bedroom so I could ask him personal questions and tell him which sister was annoying me the most. I was magnetized to rosaries, prayers, and pyramids the way other kids were to doughnuts, MTV and the Cabbage Patch Kids, and every time I saw a religious figure (priest, nun, Buddhist monk, Hare Krishna) out in public, it would take an enormous amount of willpower not to stalk them. When Career Days at school would come around, my questionnaire would look a little something like this: Favorite subject? God Favorite hobby? God What do you want to be when you grow up? God (Okay, there was a brief time when I was six years old when the answer to that last question was “an albino.” I thought albinism would make me glow in the dark.) When I was a child, God was not a belief of a magical Santa Claus type. He was as real as my heart. I felt Him (inside me). I recognized Him (everywhere). I knew Him (personally). We hung out together, and I never wanted our rendezvous to stop. I only wanted us to draw closer. I assumed I was experiencing what many Catholics refer to as “the call” to be a priest, so I matter-of-factly informed my parish priests and Sunday school teachers of my future vocation. They laughed, patted my head, and told me I couldn’t have heard the call to be a priest because I had a vagina. Okay, they didn’t say that last part, but believe me, it was implied. They did tell me that only men were allowed to be priests because Jesus only had male disciples (to which Mary Magdalene juts out her left hip and slaps her round cheek with The Gospel of Mary Magdalene). But, of course, I could always be a nun.

Wise Women

Reflections of Teachers at Mid-Life

Author: Phyllis Freeman

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Social Science

Page: 286

View: 773

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Wise Women

Reflections of Teachers at Midlife

Author: Phyllis R. Freeman

Publisher: Psychology Press


Category: Education

Page: 273

View: 655

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Writing: A Manual for the Digital Age, Brief, Spiral bound Version

Author: David Blakesley

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 640

View: 455

WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE, BRIEF 2nd Edition, is the rhetorical handbook for composing in the 21st century. Blakesley and Hoogeveen place students' writing front and center with an innovative page format that keeps students' attention focused on their own writing and on activities, checklists, projects, and visual aids that help them write. The page design and innovative visuals make information about writing, reading, research, documentation, technology, and grammar easy for students to access and understand. To accomplish their writing tasks, students are taught to ground their rhetorical decisions in the specific context in which they are writing. Because writing and reading occur both in print and online, WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE, BRIEF 2nd Edition, prepares students to work with images, audio, video, and print. Technology Toolbox features throughout, as well as two dedicated parts of the book (Parts 6 and 7), teach students how to compose with technology intelligently. A new chapter on Writing in Online Courses, the first of its kind in a handbook, will guide students in addressing this new but increasingly common context for writing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Coming Home to Myself

Reflections for Nurturing a Woman's Body and Soul

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: Conari Press


Category: Self-Help

Page: 358

View: 406

Half a million readers have found substance and sustenance in Marion Woodman's previous landmark works such as Addiction to Perfection and Leaving My Father's House. Now, even more readers will have access to Woodman's brilliant insights through this volume, in which 365 of her core teachings have been formatted for daily contemplation. The result is a series of sacred reminders to help readers connect to their feminine essence and gain a higher vision for the day. With chapter introductions, watercolors, and selections by Jill Mellick, Coming Home to Myself helps women connect to their feminine essence. Poet, artist, and writer Jill Mellick, Ph.D., is the co-author of The Worlds of P'otsunu, and author of The Natural Artistry of Dreams. She travels and teaches internationally, focusing on the use of the arts for psychospiritual dimensions and has been in private practice for many years as a Jungian-oriented clinical psychologist and registered expressive arts therapist. She lives in Palo Alto, California.

Papa and Me! The Perils of Patriarchy

Stories Told by American Women from Their Journeys to New Feminine Consciousness and Empowerment

Author: Catherine Mich

Publisher: BalboaPress


Category: Self-Help

Page: 108

View: 844

CAUGHT IN THE CONFINING CHRYSALIS OF PATRIARCHY? Five American women candidly share their transformative experiences of moving through the stifling culture of patriarchy out into the fresh air of their uniquely authentic, sparkling selves. The journey may seem long and daunting, but the destination is worth the trip. Making a commitment to the process is the first step of the journey toward being the person you came here to be with all the gifts you possess. You are a piece of good news! Be glad and rejoice in it! • The brave women who share their stories here may inspire and motivate you to reflect on your own life, plumbing your depths for aspirations denied, plans deferred, and intuitions ignored, in the context of patriarchal relationships. • This storytelling process often ignites an individual process unique to each woman who pursues it. The benefits of this process are enhanced by coupling it with a journaling practice. • Should you feel alone in your struggles with the reality of patriarchal relationships, these women aim to point you in the direction for overcoming that feeling of isolation. As a woman, you are one of a multitude of women searching for creative, healthy, freeing responses to patriarchy. You have caring companions and these women are some of them.

Conscious Femininity

Interviews with Marion Woodman

Author: Marion Woodman



Category: Psychology

Page: 159

View: 633

Candid and wide-ranging interviews dating from 1985 through 1992 with the best-selling author and Jungian analyst, Marion Woodman. Touches on sexuality, creativity, relationships, addictions, healing, rituals, and the environment.

Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Women's Writing

Author: Glenda Norquay

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 362

By combining historical spread with a thematic structure, this volume explores the ways in which gender has shaped literary output and addresses the changing situations in which Scottish women lived and wrote.