Resources for Awakening

Recommended Resources for Women Waking UP


 

I've put together a list of the books and other resources that have been THE most influential on my own feminist spiritual awakening over the last 18 months. There are no affiliate links on this page; I don't have any financial interest in any of the resources I have included in this list. I have recommended each of these items because they have had a profound impact on me and my quest for womanhood, and I hope there is something here for wherever you are on your own journey. If you have any questions, just email me.

xx JD

 

Recommended

Reading

Dance of the Dissident Daughter
  by Sue Monk Kidd

❝ In these pages I've tried to tell you about the deep and immense journey a woman makes as she searches for and finds a feminine spirituality that affirms her life. It's about the quest for the female soul, the missing Feminine Divine, and the wholeness women have lost within patriarchy. It's also about the fear, anger, pain, questions, healing, transformation, bliss, power, and freedom that come with such journeys. ❞

FIND IT ON:  GOOGLE | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE

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Reading

The Heroine's Journey
  by Maureen Murdock

❝ Women do have a quest at this time in our culture. It is the quest to fully embrace their feminine nature, learning how to value themselves as women and to heal the deep wound of the feminine. It is a very important inner journey toward being a fully integrated, balanced, and whole human being. [...] The model of the heroine's journey is derived in part from [Joseph Campbell's] model of the heroic quest. The language of the stages, however, is particular to women ... ❞

FIND IT ON:  GOOGLE | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE

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Reading

When God Was a Woman
  by Merlin Stone

❝ How did it actually happen? How did men initially gain the control that now allows them to regulate the world in matters as vastly diverse as deciding which wars will be fought when to what time dinner should be served? This book is the result of my reactions to these and similar questions which many of us concerned about the status of women in our society have been asking ourselves and each other. ❞

FIND IT ON:  GOOGLE | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE

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Women Who Run with the Wolves
  by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

❝ This is a book of women's stories, held out as markers along the path. They are for you to read and contemplate in order to assist you toward your own natural-won freedom. [...] I'll tell you right now, the doors to the world of the wild Self are few put precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. [...] If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door. ❞

FIND IT ON:  GOOGLE | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE

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Goddesses in Everywoman
  by Jean Shinoda Bolen

❝ This book describes a new psychological perspective of women based on images of women — provided by the Greek goddesses — that have stayed alive in human imagination for over three thousand years. This psychology of women differs from all theories that define a 'normal' woman as a woman who conforms to one 'correct' model, personality pattern, or psychological structure. It is a theory based on observing the diversity of normal variations among women. ❞

FIND IT ON:  GOOGLE | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE

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Marias: Faith in Womanhood

Marias is a film about the feminine. Visiting celebrations of the many images of the Virgin Mary (the Marias) from Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Peru and Nicaragua, Marias observes the similarities and disparities among their cultures, and hears women's particular stories about life, faith, and devotion. The result is a singular film that shows that the image of the Virgin Mary is much more than a religious figure or the mother of Christ. ❞

FIND IT ON:  Netflix | iTunes

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Beyoncé at the 2017 Grammys

❝ Do you remember being born? Are you thankful for the hips that cracked the deep velvet of your mother, and her mother, and her mother? You look nothing like your mother, everything like your mother. You desperately want to look like her. [...] Your mother is a woman, and women like her cannot be contained. ❞

FIND IT ON:  YouTubeBeyoncé.com

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The Code of the Flowers
  by Ayla Nereo

❝ The Code of the Flowers came in a vision almost exactly one year ago, asking me to walk in more grace and balance with this planet and all the beings of our world, especially those who give us Life. ❞

FIND IT ON:  Spotify | Soundcloud | iTunes

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Wild Soul Medicine Podcast
  with Jody England

❝ A depth-filled, revolutionary talk show for soulful women to participate in meaningful inquiry, inspired conversation, and the excavation of Essence. We challenge prevailing paradigms, lean into our tender places, and explore the edge of Becoming. ❞

FIND IT ON:  iTunes | Spreaker

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Literally Any Meditones Album
  by Tahlee Rouillon of Sonesence

❝ meditones – an audio phenomenon that actually stimulates relaxed neural activity with a simple pair of headphones. Soothing modern music + meditones = an exquisitely powerful personal transformation tool. ❞

FIND Them ON:  Sonesence.com

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Julie Parker

❝ To understand what a modern day Priestess is and does, one needs to firstly dive deep into historical realms, stories, myths and legends. Hundreds, thousands and tens of thousands of years ago.  To times when the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine were a great deal more equal and aligned than they are today. ❞

FIND Her at:  JulieSuzanneParker.com