San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2008
Each of us is born with a connection to a divine essence. When we look at women's lives across cultures and life-stages, we can see that spiritual essence. Yet, in our everyday lives, we often lose connection. For each of us, rediscovering our shared and particular essence is our true life's work. "Remember Who You Are "(Conari Press, November 2008) is a book to help us do just that.
In Remember Who You Are, Linda Carroll shares her own discoveries and wisdom gleaned from other women's lives and art, especially poetry, to guide us on a seven-stage journey of recollection, reconnection, and recovery.
"The book is light, a feather, a promise. It hopes to reveal footprint and path, to offer a practical guide to exploring the spiritual dimension, including its difficulties and pitfalls. The book navigates seven stages on this journey. Often the stages overlap, circle back, and intertwine, forming a pattern that reflects the multifaceted quality of the feminine spirit." ~ Linda Carroll, from the Introduction
The seven stages: Forgetting, Remembering, Exploring, Practicing, Shadows on the Path, Reclaiming, all lead to Accepting, a condition woven throughout the stages. It is the knowledge that we never completely "arrive." We are always on the path. We are always forgetting, exploring, practicing, struggling, becoming, and remembering who we are.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
"A lovely, timeless meditation on what it means to be a sentient, spiritual woman at home in one's own body and mind."
--Kaja Perina, editor-in-chief of Psychology Today
"Remember Who You Are is an exquisitely beautiful book, a deeply nourishing and a reflective resource. This book ignites poignant memories and stimulates individual insights for everyone's own journey. It is timeless, archetypal, poetic, and meaningful."
--Angeles Arrien, Ph.D., cultural anthropologist and author of "The Second Half of Life"
"Linda Carroll's Remember Who You Are offers rich guidance, encouraging companionship, and essential wisdom, both original and gathered. This book's pages hold many treasures. Yet its most generous and most useful wisdom is this: it restores the reader continually to the spiritual source-spring that matters most -- herself."
--Jane Hirshfield, prize-winning poet and author of "After and Given Sugar, Given Salt"
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Linda Carroll was adopted at birth, raised in San Francisco, and only later discovered that her biological mother is the writer Paula Fox. Married at eighteen and twice more before she was thirty, she is now the mother of five grown children, including singer/songwriter Courtney Love. She is a therapist and writer and lives in Corvallis, Oregon with her husband of seventeen years