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Publisher: Date:11/4/1997 - Shambhala
By: Maren Tonder Hansen
A tender and funny exploration of the sacred dimension of motherhood. — When a woman becomes pregnant, she is suddenly carried far beyond the self she previously knew. She becomes a vessel through which life proceeds, and she begins to learn something of the spiritual forces that ignite all of life. Maren Hansen's book explores this inner experience of motherhood as a timeless and universal expression of feminine spirituality. Drawing on the experience of her own three pregnancies in chapters like "Raging Hormones" and "The Venus of Willendorf and Me," she takes the reader on an amusing but thought-provoking tour through morning sickness, amniocentesis, preparing a nest, birth, postpartum depression, nursing, and working outside the home. The deepest spiritual realities, she shows, are intertwined with the commonest daily events. "Maren Hansen is nothing less than a multi-mythic momma. Hers is a brilliant, intuitive grasp of the essential myths of Mother/Goddess." --Jean Houston, author of A Mythic Life "The mythic, the wondrous, and the holy are woven together in the most ordinary details of an ordinary life. This honest, profound, and readable book captures the mystery, without dry explanations or pushy political agendas. Maren Hansen writes from the heart and soul with appropriate blood, guts, and humor. Her words offer pleasure and support for women and men who courageously choose to let life happen to them." --Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and The Re-enchantment of Everyday Life