By Jalaja Bonheim

Incorporating a big range of women's voices and relationships, including historic goddess archetypes, this designated quantity takes an intimate examine the transformative energy of women's sexual experiences. unique. 25, 000 first printing".

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The dream had the feeling of a real event, as real as the familiar walls of my room in the faint light of the moon. I turned on the light, wrote the dream down, and tried to go back to sleep. But I was too shaken. Like many of the dreams I was having, it seemed to point to a past world without showing me how to build a bridge to my present reality. The challenge of bridging the vast gap between ancient India and modern America continued to haunt me for many years. India had given me priceless gifts, but was it possible to share these gifts with my community, and how could that happen?

3. Women—Communication. I. Title. ” In Robert Bly, News of the Universe. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1980. Reprinted by permission. Marion Woodman’s story of ritual for Krishna’s birthday from Marion Woodman, The Pregnant Virgin: A Process of Psychological Transformation. Toronto: Inner City Books, 1985. Reprinted by permission. Poetry by Lalla from Lalla: Naked Song. Translated by Coleman Barks. : Maypop Books, 1992. Reprinted by permission. Verse by Hildegard of Bingen from St. Hildegard of Bingen: Symphonia; A critical Edition of the Symphonia armonie celestium revelationum.

Yet in its very simplicity, Roseanne’s story describes perfectly the transition we are all trying to make. Her two relationships have taken her from repression to liberation, from inequality to equality, and from sexual frustration to sexual fulfillment. She has done what women are collectively attempting to do, which is to leave the patriarchy behind and empower themselves to live in ways that honor the feminine spirit and the equality of men and women. Once an unhappy, frustrated wife, Roseanne is today a confident, radiant, joyful lover who knows her own value and takes obvious delight in her femininity.

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