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Jaffa Frank transmutes her decades of suffering from endometriosis by engaging the mythic imagination to craft a narrative of hope and empowerment. Firmly grounded in the physical realities of the disease, she evokes its archetypal wisdom as a visitation of the Gorgon Medusa revealing healing and wisdom, even when medical cure is unavailable. Frank mythopoetically weaves together threads of endometriosis, Medusa, and Athene on the loom of her own lived experience of the disease, imaginative and embodied reflection the weft and warp of a life tapestry. By personifying endometriosis as Medusan, pathology is rendered sacred. By contemplating what it means to be human in embodied relationship with the divine, Frank provides a mythos of healing while living with chronic illness.
Eyes of the Gorgon will be of interest to anyone who has been touched by endometriosis and longs to expand the story of the disease beyond the limitations of socio-cultural taboos and the medical model. It will be illuminating reading for analytical, somatic, and depth psychologists; students of myth and mythopoesis; and medical professionals.
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From the introduction of Everyday Reverence:
"Everyday reverence is an attitude we bring to the world that seeks to see the spiritual everywhere, in all our values and activities and experiences, in all people, and in the whole of the sensual and natural worlds. To practice everyday reverence is to see all of nature as an altar, to perform any activity as worship, to hear the sensual world as a hymn, to view people as fellow pilgrims on a holy path, to seek experience rather than dogma, and make of our values a creed."
After offering an introduction to each of the one hundred ways, Selig curates a selection of quotations from wildly divergent sources meant to inspire and encourage us to experience the sacred every day out in our every where world.
Somewhere in the gap between the sacred and the profane, Deborah's poetry emerges to bring us into a more intimate relationship with the divine presence within and all around us. Her debut collection, SOUL BIRD, evokes a natural and accessible form of mysticism--each piece a poetic song of the soul, encouraging the heart of her readers (as well as her own) to awaken and take flight.
This book will bring the magic of mysticism back into your everyday life, help you to rise above self-imposed limitations, and cultural conditioning, and (re)inspire a holy pursuit of love and wonder that is only yours.
What others are saying:
"Deborah's words cut through our armor because a place within our souls, previously hidden, is revealed; because, for a few suspended dream-like moments, protected truths peek out, wide eyed and hopeful, only to more boldly dance their way out, draw us close and wrap us in an embrace like no other."
"Inspiring, healing, nurturing, calming and beautiful!"
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