The Feminine Face of God: The Unfolding of the Sacred in Women

Sherry Ruth, Author, Sherry Ruth Anderson, Author, Patricia Hopkins, With Bantam Books $20 (0p) ISBN 978-0-553-07561-8
The authors interviewed women across the country about ``the unfolding of the sacred in their lives.'' A Seneca elder in upstate New York tells how the stones speak to her. ``I'm just a vessel that God works through,'' says a community worker in Watts, Los Angeles, who radiates love to her ``extended family.'' Other interviewees include a massage therapist, a professor of English, a rabbi, an ex-nun, artists, a Jungian analyst, Maya Angelou and members of a feminist spiritual community in Maine. Anderson, a Zen teacher, and Hopkins, coauthor of Good-bye to Guilt , conduct workshops across the country on feminine spirituality. If their writing has a rosy New Age tinge, the in-depth personal stories they relate are insightful, and their illuminating narrative is structured like a spiritual journey (childhood, leaving home, gateways, entering the sacred garden, relationships) to assist women in defining for themselves what is sacred. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 09/02/1991
Release date: 09/01/1991
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