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The Circle of Nine

An Archetypal Journey to Awaken the Divine Feminine Within
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Weiser Books
 | 
August, 2018
ISBN:
9781578636327
In stock now: 
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$24.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

As women cultivate an understanding of their lives, a mythological model can provide a tool for self-discovery and realizing individual potential. The Circle of Nine presents nine archetypes that represent different, but equally important aspects of the feminine psyche. They portray both the life of the individual and the story of woman as a whole—a circle of ever-changing patterns that is a source of wisdom and inspiration.

Three mothers, three queens, and three ladies form the circle. The Great Mother nurtures her children with a love that embraces the cycle of life, the Queen of the Night transforms the raw energy of instinct into skill and vision, and the Lady of the Hearth brings warmth and creativity into the home. By recognizing these and the other six archetypes of the circle, women can hold up a mirror to their souls to gain new perspectives and unlock their potential.

Queen of the Earth / The Weaving Mother / Lady of the Dance / Queen of the Night / The Just Mother / Lady of the Hearth / Queen of Beauty / The Great Mother / Lady of Light…
 

To make our discussion more concrete, the final chapter of the book describes specific ways you can work with the archetypes, either as an individual woman or in a group. It also takes up the theme of inter-generational work, with suggestions for activities to engage in with daughters or granddaughters.

Drawing from history, her work with women's groups, and contemporary insights, Cherry Gilchrist’s analysis, interpretations, and poetic/practical advice help to unravel the mystery of the divine feminine.

My final recommendation is to encourage and maintain a sense of play and pleasure in what you do… Joy and sorrow may mingle in your work, but if the archetype touches something true in your own nature, you will gain rich experience from both emotions…
 

You can find further stories about and additional material on the archetypes and working with the Circle of Nine at www.circleofnine.org.

“Change happens when women gather together. The Circle of Nine is a beautiful book that assists women coming together to consider the feminine from a spiritual perspective. It provides poetic portraits of nine archetypes… It's a wonderful source for women's interests and needs.”—Carol Pearson, author of Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within

Publisher’s Description: 

As women seek to cultivate an understanding of their lives, a mythological model can provide a tool for self-discovery and realizing individual potential. The Circle of Nine presents nine archetypes that represent different, but equally important aspects of the feminine psyche. They portray both the life of the individual and the story of woman as a whole - a circle of ever-changing patterns that is a source of wisdom and inspiration.

Three mothers, three queens, and three ladies form the circle. The Great Mother nurtures her children with a love that embraces the cycle of life, the Queen of the Night transforms the raw energy of instinct into skill and vision, and the Lady of the Hearth brings warmth and creativity into the home. By recognizing these and the other six archetypes of the circle, women can hold up a mirror to their souls to gain new perspectives and unlock their potential.

Drawing from history, her work with women's groups, and contemporary observations, Cherry Gilchrist presents a mythology that explores the psychology of the modern woman. Her analysis, interpretations, and practical advice help to unravel the mystery of the divine feminine and provide a useful guide for daily life.

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