The Return of the Feminine: Honoring the Cycles of Nature

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AuthorHouse, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 316 pages
Women are Lifegivers who understand the feminine because cycles of life and death run in our blood. All things in Nature move in cycles, yet women's cycles have been ignored, dismissed, or pathologized, affecting our place in society and preventing us from truly being who we are. Premenstrual Syndrome, a culturally induced condition resulting from a suppression of women's emotional vision, has led us to stop listening to the wisdom of our own cycles, and caused us to approach Menopause in a welter of confusion. This boo k explores the cycles that define our lives, offers ways to heal our relationships, and beckons us to return to Nature. It is time to awaken to the value and power inherent in another way of seeing the world, through the eyes of feminine vision. It is time to return to the feminine and heal our relationships through living in harmony with Nature. "This rich timely work clearly rises from the depths of a woman's soul. It is, indeed, an invitation into Life's Mystery. This work is a "must" for all those who seek the healing of the human condition." -Kenneth Hamilton, M.D., author of The Circle of the Soul "The minute I started reading this book, I got chills. My body said a big "yes" to this information. Yours will too!" -Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause, and Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom "Rebecca Orleane is a talented researcher and writer with a feel for people and their lives. I strongly encourage you to consider her book. Here is a strong, unusual, and inspiring study valuable for many. Rebecca helps open magic to us." -Ruth Richards, M.D., Ph.D., author of Everyday Creativity "Dr. Orleane writes with passion and conviction. The Return of the Feminine is an antidote for the stress and depression so prevalent in today's tattered cultures." -Stanley Krippner, Ph.D. co-author, Extraordinary Dreams and How to Work with Them
 

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Contents

The Power of Words
1
Religion Replaces Spirituality
13
The Cyclic Nature of Life
31
Blood Mysteries
51
Clearing and Cleansing
69
Biology and Medicine
95
Deep Listening
111
Relationships of the Heart
131
Creativity Cycles
175
Women and Water
191
Menopause Magic
207
Mary Energy
223
Epilogue
243
MayJoWootten CHAPTER 1 Donna Hertz CHAPTER 2 Silvia Trujillo CHAPTER 3 Paula Fong CHAPTER 4 Donna Hertz CHAPTER 5 Paula Fong ...
286
References
288
Acknowledgments
294

Dreaming Cycles
165

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Rebecca Smith Orleane holds a Ph.D. in the Psychology of Consciousness and Spirituality. Renowned authority on women's issues and winner of the prestigious Gerald Bush Award for Creative Solutions to Community Problems, Orleane lectures nationally about the importance of honoring cycles, reminding us that cycles are vital to every aspect of life and offering suggestions to bring ourselves and our planet back into balance. A Spiritual Counselor and an I.S.M.E.T.A. Registered Somatic Educator and Therapist who guides people through the mysteries of healing, she believes our main avenue to health is through understanding our connection with the natural world, deep listening, and acting with love and compassion. Dr. Orleane shares her life and a healing practice with her heartmate on America's beautiful West Coast.

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