Earthwalking Sky Dancers: Women's Pilgrimages to Sacred Places, Issue 56

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Leila Castle
Frog Books, 1996 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 224 pages
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In this collection, Leila Castle has gathered together women writing about spiritual initiation, identity, and transformation. Their pilgrimages are inspired by places sacred to many traditions worldwide—among them Old European Goddess, geomancy, Tibetan Buddhism, Native American, Peruvian shamanism, and Mayan. Their stories explore interdependence and autonomy, connection to the earth, and developing a new spiritual voice. They relate journeys to far-off Australia, Hawaii, and Africa, as well as to rural England and New Mexico. Sometimes they write and about becoming a person vastly different from the wife, mother, artist student, or academic individual who started the journey. Inspiring and illuminating, these are adventures stories into the unknown and deeply felt. Honoring the sacred feminine energy of the earth, these women are also working towards rebalancing male and female energies in culture and relationships.
  

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User Review  - kylljoi - LibraryThing

These essays were not as inspirational as I'd hoped. But the book is still worth a read and pass around to some of your goddess minded friends. Read full review

Contents

Sensing Sacred Space
3
A Daughters Initiation in Crete
13
A Woman and a Mountain
23
Dancing with Gaia and Seeking an Oracle
57
A Woman in Glastonbury
69
Ancestral Voices of the Land
79
Listening to Gaia
87
Journey to
95
A Cailleach in the Antipodes
133
Wuti Axis
153
Her Song Changes Everything
163
A Personal Journey
185
Journey of the Mothers
195
Earth as Sacred Space
213
Bibliography
221
Copyright

The Flesh of the Dakinis
111

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About the author (1996)

Leila Castle has studied and taught Goddess traditions for over 25 years, and made journeys to sacred sites since 1975. As former co-director of Spotted Fawn Geomantic Arts she taught and produced many geomantic events and exhibitions. She lives near the Point Reyes National Seashore in California where she creates natural botanical fragrances. Castle is a contributor to The World of Aromatherapy (Frog, Ltd.).

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