Treat Yourself to this Delicious New Book—Goddess: When She Rules

download-1I want to let you all know about a new book release: Goddess: When She Rules – expressions by contemporary women

I want to let you know about it, not only because I have a piece in it, but because I have been reading it and enjoying it and think you may as well. It is a beautiful collection of some 150 women’s poems and essays about who the Goddess is to them and how she plays a role in their lives.

The book is a myriad expression of female devotion to the Goddess which displays the multiple ways women interact with the Goddess and the varied roles and entryways she makes into their lives. The poems and writing are rich and inspiring. It’s a pleasure to pick it up and read a bit each day; a gentle prayer or a dip into the sacred.

Goddess: When She Rules is the brainchild of Catherine L. Schweig, who has published many poetry anthologies on various topics. It is published by Golden Dragonfly Press and is a high quality book with original cover and internal illustrations.

The book is divided into three different sections based on the theme of the piece.

Part one: The Eternal Goddess

Part two: The Mythical Goddess

Part three:  The Goddess Within

When Catherine approached me to write a piece for this anthology, I found it an interesting challenge. Write a piece about who the Goddess is to me and how she plays a part in my life? I had to really think about how I wanted to articulate that. My piece is called Aligning Ourselves with the Paradigm of the Goddess as for me the Goddess is a way of life and a belief system vastly different then the one we currently find ourselves within. The Goddess is a paradigm of embeddedness and oneness; the multi-dimensional loom onto which our individual experiences create the texture and patterns of reality. Well… I guess you have to buy the book to find out more.

More about Catherine:

Catherine L. Schweig (formerly Catherine Ghosh) is passionate about inspiring women to honor their voices. In 2012 Catherine founded the Journey of the Heart: Women’s Spiritual Poetry Project, for which she edited four poetry anthologies. the latest a volume of essays and poems on women’s relationships with the Goddess. As a bhakti yoga practitioner since 1986, Catherine serves as the director of the Vaishnavi Voices Poetry Project through which she published the first book of contemporary poetry by bhakti yoginis, under her Sanskrit name: Krishna Kanta Dasi. Catherine’s regular treks into nature, and relationships with others, are a valuable part of her spiritual journey. As co-founder of The Secret Yoga Institute, she designs yoga workshops and publishes in various yoga magazines. Catherine lives in Virginia with her partner and cat, where she also makes vegan, Waldorf-style dolls.

~Catherine’s bio from the goodreads site

All profits from sales of the book go to the Malala fund, created by Malala Yousafzai to help girls all around the world have access to quality education. If you do not know about Malala, the young Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for pursuing and speaking out about girls’ rights to education, click on this link to her website.

Book Description of Goddess: When She Rules

This is the fourth anthology to emerge from the “Journey of the Heart Poetry Project.” Contributors to this volume share moving personal stories, reflections and poetry exploring and defining the role the goddess plays in each of their lives. Through diverse and evolving relationships with archetypal goddesses, mythical goddesses and the inner goddesses they identify with most, women reveal when and how they feel intimately connected with the sacred feminine. Together, their words echo worldwide efforts aimed at ushering in a new paradigm for peace in which the feminine principles of creativity, receptivity, intuition and wisdom—independent of gender—rise to prominence. As we hear the authors reclaim might and magic, the resurgence of the goddess is unmistakable in their impassioned writings.

You can find out more about Catherine’s work here. Or find more out about the book by  joining the facebook page here. Or buy the book here.

Enjoy and have a wonderful new year.

~Theresa C. Dintino

©Theresa C. Dintino 2018