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Secrets of the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses: Meditations on Desire, Relationships, and the Art of Being Broken (SkyLight Paths/ Turner Publishing)

 

WHOLENESS MAY BE COMFORTING, BUT IT’S ALSO LIMITING

According to Tantric mythology there is a unique goddess for each of the sixteen nights of the moon phases. They are the Nityas, or Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses. Part Tantric teachers, part self-help coaches, these goddesses will encourage those practicing to embrace the full spectrum of human experience—from beauty and success to ugliness and adversity—and better understand who they already are. The goddesses want people to see the possibilities that emerge when their lives are in pieces.

“Difficult times in our lives can break up our story of ourselves and reveal colors we didn’t know were there, like our resilience, our compassion, or some great desire that has thus far never been fulfilled,” writes Julie Peters, in SECRETS OF THE ETERNAL MOON PHASE GODDESSES: Meditations on Desire, Relationships & the Art of Being Broken (SkyLight Paths / August 2016 / Quality Paperback Original / $16.99). “Suddenly we realize how oppressive it is to have to be whole all the time. When we learn to snuggle up with the experience of brokenness, we are able to face our fears.”

In this introduction to these goddesses and yogic wisdom, readers will use this cycle metaphorically to ask the larger questions about their relationships, not only with their lover but also with their community and with themselves. Each goddess will guide them in exploring 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, they will find empowerment in discovering who they are and what they truly desire.

REVIEWS

“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, Care of the Soul and Soul Mates: Honoring the Mystery of Love and Relationship

“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, MA, creator, Intro to Soul Sex workshop

“A treasure trove. A tremendous resource that will inspire, uplift and empower…. Bravo!”

Eric Stoneberg, teacher of Tantric philosophy; yoga instructor

“Within the rich tapestry of Hindu mythology, Peters weaves wisdom and gifts from these goddesses. She masterfully offers practices for connecting deeply with our wounded, broken, secret aspects of ourselves.”

Ruth Sharon, MS, coauthor, Secrets of a Soulful Marriage: Creating and Sustaining a Loving, Sacred Relationship

“A must-read for anyone looking to explore Tantra, dance with all the aspects of feminine energy or simply be enchanted by the stories these goddesses have to tell.”

Kate Bartolotta, the founder of beyoumediagroup.com; author, Heart Medicine

“[This] book will transform the leaden delusions under which you live to the golden realizations of the Goddess in all Her forms. And if you want to engage in this transformation fully, you need this book.”

Rabbi Rami Shapiro, author, Embracing the Divine Feminine: Finding God through the Ecstasy of Physical Love—Annotated & Explained

Julie Peters is a yoga teacher and writer on topics of yoga and wellness. She is a biweekly columnist for Spirituality & Health. She has represented Vancouver twice in the Women of the World Poetry Slam. She is co-owner and operator of Ocean and Crow Yoga Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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