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Secrets of the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses

Meditations on Desire, Relationships and the Art of Being Broken
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Skylight Paths
 | 
May, 2016
ISBN:
9781594736186
In stock now: 
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$22.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Everyone experiences brokenness at some point in their lives—a romantic relationship fails, a job ends, a dream dies, an illness emerges. During these times it is easy to focus on our human frailty and to want nothing more than to be whole again. But what are we missing when we overlook the ugliness, fear, anger and vulnerability of being in pieces? The Nityas, or the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses of Tantric philosophy, teach us that we miss the empowerment of the full human experience and the growth that comes from renewing ourselves again and again.

The patron saint of being broken is a goddess named Akhilandesvari, or She Who Is Never Not Broken. She is a goddess from the Shakta Tantra tradition, a branch of Indian philosophy that worships the divine feminine as god.

This introduction to Tantric mythology as a contemporary resource for personal and spiritual growth guides you to reach into your pain and ask the larger questions about your relationships, not only with your lover but also with your community and with yourself. Each goddess (there are 16 in all, each connected to a unique night of the lunar cycle) prompts you to explore some aspect of relationship, such as loneliness, true love, equality, instinct, learning from the other, and learning to be alone. In seeking answers to these questions—supported by yogic wisdom, modern research into psychology and sociology, and nightly meditation and journaling practices—you will find empowerment in discovering who you are and what you truly desire.

In my brokenness, each of these goddesses reflected back to me a different version of my own face… to help me see the beauty in all my fragments…
 

These goddesses want us to explore who we are right now, not who we could or should be… They want us to be broken, to get whole, and to be willing to break again.

“Beautiful… worth reading slowly again and again… Guides us to live more by the erotic principle and by play rather than with a heavy, tragic sense of life.” —Thomas Moore, author of Soul Mates

“Refreshingly honest… invites us to consider the light and dark aspects of human relating through vibrant mythology, personal revelations, heart-opening meditations and free-writing exercises.” —Jenny Ferry

Publisher’s Description: 

Everyone experiences brokenness at some point in their lives—a romantic relationship fails, a job ends, a dream dies, an illness emerges. During these times it is easy to focus on our human frailty and to want nothing more than to be whole again. But what are we missing when we overlook the ugliness, fear, anger and vulnerability of being in pieces? The Nityas, or the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses of Tantric philosophy, teach us that we miss the empowerment of the full human experience and the growth that comes from renewing ourselves again and again.

This introduction to Tantric mythology as a contemporary resource for personal and spiritual growth guides you to reach into your pain and ask the larger questions about your relationships, not only with your lover but also with your community and with yourself. Each goddess prompts you to explore some aspect of relationship, such as loneliness, true love, equality, instinct, learning from the other, and learning to be alone. In seeking answers to these questions—supported by yogic wisdom, modern research into psychology and sociology, and nightly meditation and journaling practices—you will find empowerment in discovering who you are and what you truly desire.

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