Empowering the Dreams and Spirit of Women
Author: Kris Steinnes,Jean Houston
Publisher: Wise Women Pub Llc
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
In an inspiring book of spiritual, academic and artistic contributions, women celebrate the power of the feminine spirit. Contributors include bestselling authors Jean Houston, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Marion Woodman, Isabel Allende, Angeles Arrien, and Nicki Scully.
Author: Tsultrim Allione
Women of Wisdom is an exploration and celebration of the spiritual potential of all women, as exemplified by the lives of six Tibetan female mystics.
Lessons for Living from the Book of Proverbs
Author: Myrna Alexander
Publisher: Discovery House Pub
This in-depth guide to the Book of Proverbs by a master Bible teacher and veteran author helps women discover how to make wise choices by applying the principles of Proverbs to the issues they face today.
Author: Dee Brestin
Based on Proverbs, this study explores ten characteristics of honorable character, including awe of God, discretion, trust, faithfulness, and honesty.
Embracing the Call to Be a Woman of Wisdom and Discernment
Author: Michelle McClain-Walters
Publisher: Charisma Media
Deborah was unique among women of her time. No other could describe herself as a mighty combination of judge, intercessor, prophetess, mother of Israel, and military strategist. She governed God's people with a nurturing heart and a soldier's strength. Deborah broke outside of her culture—not out of rebellion—but in obedience to God to set her people free. Rise up in your area of influence and be a pillar in the kingdom of God. Imagine the outcome if women in today's society boldly took hold of the same discerning spirit, courageous heart, and nurturing gift to see transformation in their homes and workplaces.The Deborah Anointing is available to you to overcome the cultural and social pressures and prejudices that women encounter. Through prophetic teaching and applicable prayers you will experience freedom, healing, and deliverance from: Fear and control issues Dry seasons in personal life, career, or ministry Disappointment, doubt, and indecision Delays on the promises of God And much more!
Insights from the Priestesses of the Ifa Orisha Tradition, Their Stories and Plight for the Divine Feminine
Author: Ayele Kumari, Ph.d.,Ayele Fa'se'guntunde' Kumari Ph D,Yeye Gogo Nana,Kpojito Aina Olomo,Verda Olayinka,Vassa Olufadeke
Category: Social Science
Iyanifa means Mother of Wisdom or Mother of Ifa. It is the position of the High Priestess in the Ifa Orisha tradition . The Ifa Orisha tradition of Africa is thousands of years old and was so strong, it was able to survive the slave trade to go on in the new world. What didn't survive the slave trade ,but remained in Africa was the position of Iyanifa. In a world where women have lost much of their ancient mysteries to patriarchy and slavery, a tradition is presented here that went underground but did not die. Iyanifas, Iyami, and Queen mothers of Africa resurface now to continue a legacy for new generations across the globe. This book is a collection of stories, essays, and explorations of the position of Iyanifa and its resurgence in the Diaspora. Gleaned from the perspective of the elder mothers who broke the glass ceiling to reclaim the tradition , they share their divine wisdom teachings, candid personal experiences, joys, and growing pains drawn from their lives as Iyanifas and women in the tradition. This volume of work features authors such as Luisah Teish, Iyanla Vanzant, Aina Olomo and many other powerful healers, diviners, and counselors. It is offered as a gift to women in the tradition and to those interested in Woman's and African Studies to explore the path of Iyanifa and to be a resource for years to come.
Women's Spiritual Power and How it Serves
Author: Hilary Hart
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A chakra in our breasts that emits spiritual nourishment into life… a secret substance in our bodies to heal the earth… a direct connection from our wombs to the creative center of the universe… In Body of Wisdom, Hilary Hart identifies nine hidden powers alive in women’s bodies and instincts, waiting to be used in contemporary challenges such as the creation of community, healing of the earth, and the restoration of life’s spiritual nature. Based on interviews with the world’s most visionary spiritual teachers and women's dreams and experiences, Body of Wisdom ushers in a new spirituality in which the body and the shared body of the earth are known as a seat of mystical power and women take responsibility for spiritual work that only they can do.
Real Women, Real Stories
Author: Women of Women of Wisdom
Many women have mastered the art of hiding sins, hurt, and fears behind perfectly worn masks. We wear the church mask on Sunday, the perfect employee mask during the week, the good wife mask, the parent-of-the-year mask, and the everything-is-ok mask. Sadly, as the layers and layers of masks start to pile on, we lose our identity. Unmasked and Unashamed is a collaborative work-different authors, different stories, yet are all connected. Nothing is fabricated. Every sentence bleeds, and every word cries out. The writers share how, through the Holy Spirit, they have overcome some very dark places. These are real women with real life issues whom God is using to do great things. Unmasked and Unashamed is a book for the woman who has found herself hurt, disappointed, and wondering if God will ever use her for His glory. He can. He will. Here are nine women's stories to prove it.
women of the twentieth century
Author: Anne Bancroft
Publisher: Penguin Books
Traditionally most gurus, philosophers, and religious leaders have been men. But in this fascinating and thought-provoking book, Bancroft provides the feminine approach to mysticism by examining the methods and teachings of fifteen women who have developed their own insights into what the author calls the "truth that goes beyond the ordinary".
The Journey of the Sacred Feminine Through the Ages
Author: Paula Marvelly
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
An inspiring collection of writings from women visionaries and mystics from an array of religious faiths and traditions.
A Devotional Journal
Author: Anita Higman,Marian Leslie
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
How God Grows a Woman of Wisdom is designed to enhance your spiritual journey. Featuring two hundred–plus devotional readings complemented by scripture selections and prayers, this lovely collection offers a powerful blend of inspiration, encouragement, and motivation for every area of your life. Touching on topics like beauty, blessings, conversation, joy, patience, prayer, relationships, work, and more, you will find yourself drawn ever closer to your heavenly Father as you meditate on each reading and open your heart and mind to God’s Word.
How the Book of Proverbs Speaks to Everything
Author: Lydia Brownback
Advice books are no short-lived trend. They continue to top bestseller lists even though much of the “wisdom” being offered proves shallow in the long run. People are looking for practical, proven advice for life and the book of Proverbs is the wisest place to start. Unpacking the book of Proverbs, Lydia Brownback shows how the Bible speaks to real life issues such as money, purity, marriage, and the day-to-day grind. Writing with a familiar yet knowledgeable tone, Brownback draws in the busiest of readers and asks realistic questions for personal reflection or group study. This well-conceived, twelve chapter book contains three parts: What Is Wisdom and Why Does It Matter? Six Things Wise Women Know A Portrait of Wisdom A Woman’s Wisdom gives women—a way to be wise, to know the very Author of wisdom, and to understand how to apply his relevant, riches.
Tales of Wisdom From an Unconventional Woman
Author: Joan Anderson
Publisher: Broadway Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
From the author of the bestselling A Year By the Sea, comes the inspiring story about how her and Joan Erikson's friendship pushed them to remember the importance of transformation and sustained them through their unique challenges. Shortly after arriving on Cape Cod to spend a year by herself, Joan Anderson’s chance encounter with a wise and astonishing woman helped her usher in the self-discoveries that led to her ongoing renewal. First glimpsed as a slender figure on a fogged-in beach, Joan Erikson was not only a friend and confidante when she was most needed, but also a guide as Anderson stretched and grew into her unfinished self. Joan Erikson was perhaps best known for her collaboration with her husband, Erik, a pioneering psychoanalyst and noted author. After Erik’s death, she wrote several books extending their theory of the stages of life to reflect her understanding of aging as she neared ninety-five. But her wisdom was best taught through their friendship; as she sat with Anderson, weaving tapestries of their lives with brightly colored yarn while exploring the strength gathered from their accumulated experiences, Joan Erikson’s lessons took shape on their small cardboard looms as well as in her friend’s revitalized life. In writing about their extraordinary friendship, Anderson reveals a need she didn’t know she had: for a mentor to help navigate the transitions she faced as she grew beyond middle age. And when Joan Erikson had to face her husband’s death and the growing limitations of her own body, Anderson was able to give back some of the wisdom she had gleaned. To this poignant, joyful account, Joan Anderson brings the candor and sensitivity that have made her an acclaimed speaker and writer on midlife and its possibilities. A Walk on the Beach is an experience to savor and treasure, a glimpse of the exuberant spirit that can be sustained and passed on in all our friendships.
Author: Carmelia Bivins
Opals from the Outback is a sweeping novel that takes the reader from sub-tropical Florida through Hong Kong's sampan city into the broad, expansive spaces of Queensland, Australia's outback. Casey Thorpe, a geologist by training, but international jeweler by trade, at a pro-am golf tournament in sunny Florida, Casey's home, meets Matti Stewart, a professional golfer from Queensland, Australia. Little does he know that this friendship will lead him into the middle of a family feud and place him in harm's way of pride and greed. Opals from the Outback is also a story of love: nonjudgmental love between two sisters, one of whom suffers from nymphomania; love between distant neighbors in Australia's outback; love with what nature has to offer; love of life; and, most of all, love between men and women. As with all of Jim Henry's novels, the main function of Opals from the Outback is to entertain. Hopefully the reader will laugh a little, cry a little, and think a little while reading this novel.
The Code-One Powerful Words of Encouragement To Rekindle Your Heart and Soul with the Word of God Unlock the Mystery of God in Your Life to Be Blessed Beyond Blessing
Author: Amazing Faith
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"Unlock the mystery of God in your life to be blessed beyond blessing!"
Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine
Author: Lama Tsultrim Allione
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Through her own story of loss and spiritual seeking, paired with mandala meditations and rituals, bestselling author of Feeding Your Demons Lama Tsultrium Allione teaches you how to embody the enlightened, fierce power of the sacred feminine—the tantric dakinis. Ordained as one of the first Western Buddhist nuns and recognized as a reincarnation of a renowned eleventh century Tibetan yogini, Lama Tsultrim nonetheless yearned to become a mother, ultimately renouncing her vows so she could marry and have children. When she subsequently lost a child to SIDS, she found courage again in female Buddhist role models, and discovered a way to transform her pain into a path forward. Through Lama Tsultrim’s story of loss and spiritual seeking, paired with her many years of expertise in mandala meditation, you will learn how to strengthen yourself by following this experiential journey to Tantric Buddhist practice. The mandala was developed as a tool for spiritual transformation, and as you harness its power, it can serve as a guide to wholeness. With knowledge of the mandala of the five dakinis (female Buddhist deities who embody wisdom), you’ll understand how to embrace the distinct energies of your own nature. In Wisdom Rising, Lama Tsultrim shares from a deep trove of personal experiences as well as decades of sacred knowledge to invite you to explore an ancient yet accessible path to the ability to shift your emotional challenges into empowerment. Her unique perspective on female strength and enlightenment will guide you as you restore your inner spirit, leading you toward the change you aspire to create in the world.
Author: Emily K. Abel
Publisher: Harvard University Press
The image of the female caregiver holding a midnight vigil at the bedside of a sick relative is so firmly rooted in our collective imagination we might assume that such caregiving would have attracted the scrutiny of numerous historians. As Emily Abel demonstrates in this groundbreaking study of caregiving in America across class and ethnic divides and over the course of ninety years, this has hardly been the case. While caring for sick and disabled family members was commonplace for women in nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century America, that caregiving, the caregivers' experience of it, and the medical profession's reaction to it took diverse and sometimes unexpected forms. A complex series of historical changes, Abel shows, has profoundly altered the content and cultural meaning of care. Hearts of Wisdom is an immersion into that "world of care." Drawing on antebellum slave narratives, white farm women's diaries, and public health records, Abel puts together a multifaceted picture of what caregiving meant to American women--and what it cost them--from the pre-Civil War years to the brink of America's entry into the Second World War. She shows that caregiving offered women an arena in which experience could be parlayed into expertise, while at the same time the revolution in bacteriology and the transformation of the formal health care system were weakening women's claim to that expertise. Table of Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction Part One: 1850-1890 1. "Hot Flannels, Hot Teas, and a Great Deal of Care": Emily Hawley Gillespie and Sarah Gillespie, 1858-1888 2. An Overview of Nineteenth-Century Caregiving 3. "Tried at the Quilting Bees": Con'icts between "Old Ladies" and Aspiring Professionals Part Two: 1890-1940 4. A "Terrible and Exhausting" Struggle: Martha Shaw Farnsworth, 1890-1924 5. "Just as You Direct": Caregiver Translations of Medical Authority 6. Negotiating Public Health Directives: Poor New Yorkers at the Turn of the Century Reviews of this book: This excellent historical review of female caregiving within families as a transformative experience identifies conditions that make this form of human connectedness rewarding and meaningful. --J.E. Thompson, Choice This is a breathtaking work in terms of its depth and its breadth. Emily Abel's research is impressive in its time frame, wide range of topics, and wonderful source material. What she has given us, for the first time, is a full-length study of the female support network, not only for childbirth but for a whole range of health issues. With her pleasing writing style and clear, readable prose, she gives us much more than mere glimpses of anonymous people--she provides the reader with a sense of the texture of human lives. --Susan L. Smith, University of Alberta The reader of Hearts of Wisdom is surprised by the topic and content, but is left with the sense that the most central story of human possibility has been left out of all other history books. The work offers a substantive contribution to history, feminist scholarship, caregiving professions, and informal caregivers. --Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D, University of California, San Francisco
Threads of Covenant Woven through the Pages of Ruth
Author: Ruth Coghill,Alma Petersen
Publisher: Word Alive Press
What does it mean to live “in covenant” with the Living God? Woman of Wisdom guides you to discover the answer to that question. Ruth Coghill and Alma Petersen utilize the book of Ruth to emphasize covenant’s practical application for today. You’ll be drawn into God’s eternal purpose for us to enter into an intimate relationship with Him. Expect to be transformed as you enter into a profound and life-changing covenant relationship with the Lord God Almighty through this WOW study of His Word. — Lisa Elliott, inspirational speaker and award-winning author of The Ben Ripple and Dancing in the Rain
Words of Wisdom from Women of Spirit and Power
Author: Lynne Namka
The Wit, Warmth and Wisdom of Feisty, Older Women So who are you now that you have lived the first fifty years of your life? Who are your role models for becoming a healthy older woman? What rites of passage assist you into your Feminine Elderhood? Are you living your passion? Who are you becoming? Who do you want to be? This anthology addresses becoming one’s true self in the second half of life. The stories are written by women celebrating their aging through connection to two national women’s movement groups—The Gathering of Grandmothers and The International Council of Crones. Wildly-different women, ages 50 to 101 who have found richness in their aging process, share their wisdom. They write about aging with zest and enthusiasm with much to give to older women and the younger generation. They share a collection of laughter, stories, poems, dreams and visions, fairy tales and wise sayings. These are pioneer women working to change themselves and the world. You will find originality, creativity, and meaningful pain in their stories. You will laugh and cry at these gutsy, opinionated women who have something to say about the deeper essence and mysteries of life.