I have got to say this is going to be a quick review of the Shakti Woman. It was a book I have read in the past for Priestess school, and I remember now why I did not pick it back up. It was not a book I thoroughly enjoyed when I had to read it the first time and I struggled again this time.
She does go into many cultures and shaman traditions and history very nicely. The book has some great references and definitely will make me want to look up more. The book goes into the female shaman and how her body connects with the earth and elements, planets and animals etc.. All very lovely. Learning to trust your intuition and just really listening to the environment around you. It gets deeper than that, however what I have a hard time getting past are some of the imposed theories. I sat with strained eyes just feeling like I was not connecting at all and just finally allowed myself to put the book down.
So while I looked at the book on my shelf and wondered why did this book stand out to me, well it needed to be reviewed again so that I may rehome it off the shelf of my favorite spiritual books to a different shelf for future referencing. I am sure in a few more years I will pick it up again and who knows maybe this time I will love it. It’s Happened before.
I do suggest if you are into female shamanism definitely pick it up and try it out. Many of my Priestess sisters enjoyed the book and gained much insight from it.
If you are interested in joining in on our book club for February, pick up a copy and join us every week as we discuss our readings and exercise results.
Please reach out with any questions or comments I’d love to hear from you.