Aphrodite's Daughters: Women's Sexual Stories and the by Jalaja Bonheim

By Jalaja Bonheim

Incorporating a large choice of women's voices and relationships, including old goddess archetypes, this special quantity takes an intimate examine the transformative energy of women's sexual experiences. unique. 25, 000 first printing".

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We have all seen beautiful women who have no sensual radiance. We have also seen other, less attractive women who are definitely wearing Aphrodite’s girdle. They cast a spell, an enchantment, and men swarm around them like bees around the honey pot. Such women are truly beautiful and will be seen as such by those who have eyes to see, regardless of their physical appearance. Though my initial assumption that Roseanne would not have much to say about sexuality proved wrong, her story is indeed a simple one.

I entered into the interviews that provided the bulk of material for this book with little more than the intention to listen with all my heart and to hold sacred space for each woman. Together, we envisioned ourselves sitting in a temenos, a sanctuary space created of our intention to be truthful, respectful, compassionate, and open to the sacred presence. Traditionally, a temple priestess always begins her dance by invoking the sacred presence. Then she proceeds to tell the stories of how god and goddess appear within our world.

The priestess shrugged. ” I woke up, instantly wide awake. The dream had the feeling of a real event, as real as the familiar walls of my room in the faint light of the moon. I turned on the light, wrote the dream down, and tried to go back to sleep. But I was too shaken. Like many of the dreams I was having, it seemed to point to a past world without showing me how to build a bridge to my present reality. The challenge of bridging the vast gap between ancient India and modern America continued to haunt me for many years.

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