As always I have several books on the go.
I’m loving Manda Scott’s Boudica series. Currently on the 4th book, the fourth and final novel in the magnificent saga of Britain’s warrior queen (Boudica – “Bringer of Victory” and the last defender of the Celtic culture) will capture readers’ hearts and minds, as Manda Scott brings the series to a stunning close.
For my year long apprenticeship with Jane Hardwicke Collings this months reading list includes:
Demetra George ‘Mysteries of the Dark Moon. The healing power of the dark goddess’
Exploring the mystery, wisdom, and power of the dark phase of the moon’s cycle–a lunar-based model for moving through the dark times in our lives with understanding, consciousness, and faith in renewal.
The moon’s dark phase has traditionally been a time of fear and superstition, a time associated with death and isolation. The mythical embodiment of these fears is the Dark Goddess. Known around the world by many names–Lilith, Kali, Hecate, and Morgana–the archetypal Dark Goddess represents death, sexuality, and the unconscious–the little understood, often feared aspects of life.
Demetra George combines psychological, mythical, and spiritual perspective on the shadowy, feminine symbolism of the dark moon to reclaim the darkness from oppressive, fear-based images. George offers rites for rebirth and transformation that teach us to tap into the power of our dark times, maximising the potential for renewal inherent in our inevitable periods of loss, depression, and anger.
Elizabeth Davis and Carol Leonard, The Women’s Wheel of Life
Thirteen Powerful Archetypes For Your Whole Lifecycle!
Maiden, Mother or Crone–where does a woman in her midlife years fit in?
Women who have turned to feminist spirituality for appreciation of women’s ways of knowing will revel in the thirteen archetypes presented in this book. From Daughter to Blood Sister, Mother to Amazon, Sorceress to Crone, this groundbreaking work reveals the grand pattern of women’s lives, rich and complex, beautiful and mysterious.
Elizabeth Davis and Carol Leonard, licensed midwives with sixty-five years’ combined experience as health care providers and healers, developed the Wheel as a synthesis of their work in women’s health, spirituality and psychology. The Women’s Wheel of Life draws on more than a hundred interviews with women of all ages who have found the Wheel to be an inspiring and revolutionary path for more powerful living.