Women of Wisdom: A Journey of Enlightenment by Women of Vision Through the Ages by Paula Marvelly

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Too often the words of enlightened women have fallen upon deaf ears—but this fascinating anthology restores their wisdom to the world. Paula Marvelly leads us on an inspiring journey as she analyzes the insights of women from various cultures and eras, with particular emphasis on the theme of non-duality—the experience of losing one’s individuality and becoming one with the universe. As a prelude to the profiles, Marvelly defines mysticism, examines the feminine within the major world religions, discusses what it means to be a woman mystic, and explains why she chose these particular figures. The profiles, presented in chronological order and illustrated with a photograph or artist's impression, include Sappho, Rabi'a, Yeshe Tsogyal, Catherine of Sienna, Emily Dickinson, Sharada Devi, Anandamayi Ma, and many others.

Watkins, 2005.
ISBN: 9781842931622. 320 pp.
Softcover. Near fine.