Today, it’s all about… The Spiritual Feminist
This book is available @ Amazon
in Print or KindleThe Spiritual Feminist helps today’s woman reconnect to The Mother Goddess, through a wide variety of pantheons and cultures from around the world, from the author’s personal experiences, and from the magick inherent in our ancient connection to the Wise-Woman ~ Women…you will be touched, you will be inspired, you will be re-empowered, you will find healing and a sense of spirituality like nothing you’ve ever experienced. You will reconnect with the Goddess in so many magickal ways, and you will connect with the Goddess in YOU!
“So many people throughout my life have told me who I am, what I must do, what I can’t do, what I have to complete, and what I will never be able to accomplish, and then I met the Goddess.” (From The Spiritual Feminist)… The Spiritual Feminist empowers today’s modern woman through the Goddess, connecting her to ancient matriarchal divinity and spiritual practices which invoke this energy. It embraces the essence of womanhood in its entirety, through mental, physical, and spiritual affirmations, connecting personal energy and lives through the four elements–Earth, Air, Water, & Fire, with affirmations and invocations.
And now, let’s address a couple of the reviews for anyone who doesn’t get it…
- I love the maiden mother and crone and it works well for me however it leaves out a huge group of people (unable to bear children, lesbians and transgender communities) I with there were an alternate group for them sets of people so they didn’t feel left out as they are also people…
The aspect of the goddess as mother (or maiden & crone for that matter) is not a literal interpretation, and I’m always stunned that people view it so literally and in such a human physical way. When we refer to the goddess as mother, we are talking about Divine Energy here, not a physical female form.
So, when you refer to the goddess as “mother”, you are not referring to human females who have given birth, or the idea of birth at all. You are referring to a loving, nurturing energy and our ability to harness this energy and gift it to others.
It’s that simple.
- I thought this was going to be a book about spiritual feminism.
It is. If honoring and acknowledging the Feminine Divine in a world of mostly patriarchal spiritual practices is not a form of spiritual feminism, I don’t know what is. If it’s something more dramatic, more attune with mundane and worldly feminism, like bra-burning, marching to protest for equal and fair wages, or donning a corporate suit while balancing home and family, you’re not going to find that here. That’s not what this book is about. Those things may embrace a form of feminism, but they are not spiritual feminism.
With that said, I don’t think that everyone who’s read, or reviewed, this book truly understands just what spiritual feminism really is…
Case in point:
Feminist spirituality is a grassroots religious movement inside and outside established religions that reclaims the power, value, and dignity of women. It is a commitment to bringing about in oneself and in the world an alternative vision of justice and equality for all. It focuses on women’s heritages, women’s body as the locus of the divine, and women’s work of replacing patriarchal, hierarchal societies with equality for all. This empowering spiritual quest starts with women’s search for meaning rooted in women’s experiences. It is Earth-centered and embodied and oriented toward global justice. Feminist spirituality stands at the heart of human transformation, challenging accepted ways of knowing and being. It includes feminist knowledge, rites, religious practices, prayers, and beliefs.
The term “feminist spirituality” emerged during the second wave of the modern feminist movement in the United States in the 1970s. Feminists charged that Judaism and Christianity were sexist religions with a male God and male leadership that legitimized the superiority of men in family, religion, and society. They began to examine traditional arguments for female subordination, deploring the exclusion of women from the ministry, and rejecting teachings that denied women’s selfhood. Some gathered in consciousness raising groups to voice their own experience, critique patriarchal culture, and work to transform it. Some recovered a Goddess-centered religion that grounded women in a sacred, embodied self….
Although feminists hold a variety of beliefs about feminist spirituality, there is agreement about empowerment (healing) for women as the goal and reward, ritual as a tool of empowerment and a means of communication with the sacred, and nature as sacred.
A Book Review
of The Spiritual Feminist
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The back cover blurb [excerpt]:
Cover Art: The Apple Heart,inspired by the Adam & Eve myth, was created by Nebraska artist Anne Turrell Thome. It’s part of her “Broken Hearts” collection…
The Spiritual Feminist @Amazon
Back cover photo:
Amythyst Raine ~ Spiritual Feminist