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Voices of Light: Spiritual and Visionary Poems by Women Around the World from Ancient Sumeria to Now

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These are the voices of women who, throughout the ages, yearned for self-realization and union with the divine. The words of the first known poet were chiseled on cuneiform tablets four thousand years ago. Her name was Enheduanna; she was a moon priestess and daughter of the king of Sumeria, a woman of power and privilege who wrote, From the doorsill of heaven comes the word: 'Welcome ' Millennia later, Emily Dickinson would write, Why — do they shut Me out of Heaven?/ Did I sing — too loud? Voices of Light brings together spiritual poems by women from around the world and allows these women to sing loudly, whether or not they were welcomed by the heavens or their own social situations. Though often deprived of public position, women have long practiced the personal art of writing and so have been prepared to be our spiritual and visionary voices of light.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570622830
Subtitle:
(spiritual and visionary poems by women from around the world : from ancient Sumeria to now )
Editor:
Barnstone, Aliki
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Inspirational & Religious
Subject:
Religious poetry
Subject:
Visions
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
FS-081-98
Publication Date:
1999
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xxiv, 287 p.
Dimensions:
9.40x6.28x1.20 in. 1.27 lbs.

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