Author: Judith Duerk
Publisher: New World Library
Release Date: 2011-02-08
Genre: Social Science
This is the tenth anniversary edition of the classic bestseller for women seeking their sacred connections. 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 . . . ?" Reading group guide included.
In tribute to the thousands of women who have been drawn to the evocative reflections, images, and meditations of Judith Duerk, this beautiful 10th anniversary hardcover celebrates women's sacred connections.
Author: Anna Lee Waldo
Release Date: 2000-03-15
The author of Sacajawea returns with a tale of Druids and Welsh princes, telling the story of Brenda, a naive girl who becomes a Druid healer in order to protect her son, who has been prophesied as a messiah figure. Reprint.
From Jewish to Christian, Mormon and Pagan, women's sacred circles are sprouting up everywhere, in astonishing variety providing a haven where essential female values can be discussed and embraced.This much-needed guide celebrates the rich diversity of women's spiritual lives and offers practical, step-by-step advice for those who want to create and sustain a spirituality group of their own. Sacred Circle shows us how we can use a group to explore our relationship to the sacred, and honor the divine in everyday life. The authors, drawing from their own group experiences as well as those of many diverse groups around the country, share the model they've developed, while offering wise advise on how and why groups work. They propose circle basics, such as listening without an agenda and rotating leadership, and also offer reflections on the power of personal storytelling and thoughts on reclaiming and reinventing ritual. Women longing for a powerful and supportive feminine community in which to thrive spiritually will find vital wisdom here.
Author: Judith Duerek
Publisher: New World Library
Release Date: 2011-02-09
Companion to the beloved bestselling classic Circle of Stones, I Sit Listening to the Wind invites women everywhere to tap into the powers of interiority, regain the sacred, and create communities of support — in the process reimagining and remaking the modern world. Without coming to terms and seeking balance with their masculine side, Judith Duerk says, women can never reach the full potential of their feminine side. For those seeking balance between the masculine urge to do and the feminine desire to be, Duerk’s mixture of prose, poetry, and reflective questions creates a model for integration. Includes a reading group guide.
The original small-press edition of Calling the Circle has become one of the key resources for the rapidly-growing "circle" movement. This newly revised edition brings Christina Baldwin's groundbreaking work to an even broader audience ranging from women's spirituality groups to corporate development teams. 50,000 years ago, women and men gathered around campfires to decide the key issues in their lives. Today, groups everywhere are discovering a new form of this ancient ritual for communication, mutual support, teamwork, and social change. Now, in a book as consciousness-changing as Riane Eisler's The Chalice and the Blade or Peter Senge's The Fifth Discipline, Christina Baldwin offers this powerful new tool to everyone who longs for a community based on honesty, equality, and spiritual integrity. In this simple, profound practice, participants sit in a circle, pass a talking piece from person to person, and speak and listen from the heart. Christina Baldwin gives detailed instructions and suggestions for getting started, setting goals, and solving disagreements safely and respectfully. She also offers inspiring examples of circles in action: a women's spirituality group, a father and son in crisis, a PTA group that averts a school strike and a work project team that accesses a new level of creativity and caring. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A Circle of Stones, originally published in 1995, offers a unique approach to meditation and Otherworld journeying in a Celtic Pagan context through the use of prayer beads as a focus for understanding early Gaelic cosmology and ways to journey through its three realms of land, sea, and sky. With chapters on ritual, altars, journeying, and communicating with deities, this short book has provided seekers with tools for their spiritual work for nearly twenty years. This new edition offers a much improved pronunciation guide for the Irish and Scots Gaelic in the text, and a new foreword that offers context for the book's historical place in the emergence of Celtic Reconstructionist Pagan spirituality.
Author: Maria Harris
Release Date: 2009-07-22
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Each woman has a special spiritual destiny, as unique and inalienable as the rhythms that govern her life. Maria Harris teaches women how to dance to the music of their own souls and discover the spiritual steps that can transform their lives.
Author: Sherry Ruth Anderson
Release Date: 2010-07-07
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
With contributions from Maya Angelou and Marion Woodman, this pioneering look at women’s spirituality has helped thousands of women redefine traditional beliefs and rediscover their own unique spiritual heritage. Drawn from workshops and interviews conducted across the country, The Feminine Face of God features one hundred women sharing their stories of spiritual awakening.
By taking a sacred journey into the woman within you, you may discover hidden and unknown parts of yourself. To know the fullness of your potential as a woman is a gift to yourself. By stepping into your sacred place within, you can discover your potential, your strengths, and learn how to work with your limitations. In this book you have the opportunity to expand this knowledge of yourself and get unstuck from old patterns that may be blocking you from moving forward.
Caught in the everyday reality of household life, fifteen-year-old Tsomo is suddenly called upon to travel when her mother dies. She makes her first journey to a faraway village to light the ritual butter lamps in her mother's memory. Beginning here, her travels take her to distant places, across Bhutan and into India. As she faces the world, a woman alone, Tsomo embarks on what becomes a life journey, in which she begins to find herself, and to grow as a person and a woman. The first novel by a woman to come out of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, The Circle of Karma, written in English, is rich in detailed descriptions of ritual life in Bhutan. The measured pace of its prose, the many nuances of the story, the different levels at which the narrative works, weave a complex tapestry of life in which the style and content are closely interwoven, each informing and enriching the other.
Author: Susan Griffin
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2015-07-28
Genre: Social Science
A brilliant and provocative exploration of the interconnection of private life and the large-scale horrors of war and devastation. A Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, and a winner of the Bay Area Book Reviewers Association Award, Susan Griffin’s A Chorus of Stones is an extraordinary reevaluation of history that explores the links between individual lives and catastrophic, world-altering violence. One of the most acclaimed and poetic voices of contemporary American feminism, Griffin delves into the perspective of those whose personal relationships and family histories were profoundly influenced by war and its often secret mechanisms: the bomb-maker and the bombing victim, the soldier and the pacifist, the grand architects who were shaped by personal experience and in turn reshaped the world. Declaring that “each solitary story belongs to a larger story”—and beginning with the brutal and heartbreaking circumstances of her own childhood—Griffin examines how the subtle dynamics of parenthood, childhood, and marriage interweave with the monumental violence of global conflict. She proffers a bold and powerful new understanding of the psychology of war through illuminating glimpses into the personal lives of Ernest Hemingway, Mahatma Gandhi, Heinrich Himmler, British officer Sir Hugh Trenchard, and other historic figures—as well as the munitions workers at Oak Ridge, a survivor of the Hiroshima bombing, and other humbler yet indispensible witnesses to history.
"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Doubleday, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, in 1989, and in paperback by Plume, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., New York, in 1990"--Title page verso.