The Spiral Path: Explorations in Women's Spirituality

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Theresa King
Yes International Publishers, 1992 - Religion - 318 pages
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This treasure of diverse and visionary writings explores the sacredness of women's everyday lives. Twenty-two contemporary spiritual teachers'including Irina Tweedie, Brooke Medicine Eagle, Swami Radha, Bernadette Roberts, and Mary Giles'probe aspects of their lives from sexuality, work, and cooking, to relationships, prayer, and mysticism. A vision then emerges of women as extraordinary sacred beings, their lives sources of personal and community transformation. This book is a guide for those seeking a practical, workable spiritual life.
 

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This splendid, updated version of an earlier collection ( LJ 2/1/88) offers 22 essays, written mostly by women and by a few men from diverse religious traditions and professional specialties, that ... Read full review

Contents

What is Spirituality? The Spiral Path
3
First Steps to the Spiritual Life
17
Coming Home to Our Bodies
29
An Interview with
41
Time of the New Dawning
57
God the Father and Freud
77
Archetypes and Biology
91
Sexuality as Holiness
103
The Gemini of Greatness
169
Womens Words
181
Women and Power
195
Tools for Womens Spiritual Quest
209
The Voice of Prophet Woman
221
Mary Giles Ph D 240
256
Bemadette Roberts 258
275
For all the Secret Dancers
303

Taking Each Other to Enlightenment
119
Revisiting the Marriage Covenant
129
An Interview with
157

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About the author (1992)

Theresa King is a writer, publisher, and teacher of spirituality. Her work is the expression of a lifetime of study, practice, and worldwide travel. A religious from her teens, she earned a B. S. in education and taught children in Chicago area schools. She left the convent and moved to Europe to study theology in the Netherlands and England. In 1972 she became a disciple of the saint, Swami Rama of the Himalayas and became his personal assistant. She helped establish the Himalayan International Institute and its press, published thirty-eight books and numerous periodicals, and taught yoga. King lived with the saint in the U.S., Nepal, and India, and assisted in conferences on spirituality and wellness in England, Japan, Nepal, and the United States. After receiving an M.A. in Human Development and Spirituality from St. Mary's University, she served as spiritual director at Seattle University, and served on the core committee of the Theological Insights Program of the College of St. Catherine. She founded Yes International Publishers in 1986 and continues to produce award-winning books. Her poetry has won international awards and her books, The Spiral Path: Essays and Interviews on Women's Spirituality and The Divine Mosaic: Women's Images of the Sacred Other, are also recipients of publishing awards. She now serves as core faculty of the Institute of the Himalayan Tradition

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