Synopses & Reviews
At this very moment over fifty million women are going through menopause. Pharmaceutical companies are mass marketing hormones as fast as doctors can prescribe them, and menopausal seminars sponsored by these companies are crisscrossing the country in an effort to educate women on easing the physical pains of hormone deficiencies.
Books like The Silent Passage, What Your Doctor Won't Tell You About Menopause, and Listening To Your Hormones are flying off the shelves because women are desperate to learn even more. And yet, these doctors, seminars, and books still haven't addressed what every transitional woman instinctively knows: Menopause is much more than just a list of physical ailments, menopause is a spiritual journey.
The Seven Sacred Rites of Menopause: The Spiritual Journey to the Wise-Woman Years is a groundbreaking work that will usher in a new way for women to cope with the emotional and physical challenges of menopause.
Venturing into uncharted territory, Kristi Meisenbach Boylan takes an intriguing and original look at the seven rituals that menopausal women move through on their voyage to the wise-woman years. Author Meisenbach Boylan believes that these seven ceremonial milestones should be viewed as celebrationsnot as symptoms of an illnessand that the menopausal life passage isn't just about a woman's body fighting to correct hormonal imbalances, but is really about the soul trying to find its spiritual balance.
“A truly uplifting and refreshing treatment of the frequently misunderstood and misinterpreted menopausal transition . . . Highly recommended.” —Ann Louise Gittleman, N.D., C.N.S., M.S., author, Before the Change and Super Nutrition for Menopause
“A unique book that takes women on a fascinating journey into their spiritual and biological being . . . will give them a new insight into the nature of womanhood and the history of women, and will foster the links with their sisters who are passing through this experience all over the world.” —Dr. Sandra Cabot M.D., author, Smart Medicine for Menopause
The vast majority of books on menopause do not address what every transitional woman instinctively knows: menopause is much more than just a list of physical ailments; it is a spiritual journey. This book outlines the seven rituals, or stepping stones, that a woman moves through on her menopause voyage, marking her way through midlife. These stepping stones lead her from the childbearing years to the wise-woman years and draw her attention to her changing body. More importantly, they draw attention to a womans changing spirit. Also included is information on the latest holistic remedies and traditional treatments for menopausal symptoms.
About the Author
Kristi Meisenbach Boylan, author of both The Seven Sacred Rites of Menopause and The Seven Sacred Rites of Menarche is the former publisher of The Parent Track magazine. She began writing about women's issues and the relationship between spiritual growth and fluctuating hormones after her own menopausal transformation, resulting in the widely praised The Seven Sacred Rites of Menopause. For The Seven Sacred Rites of Menarche, Meisenbach Boylan drew upon her experiences as the mother of a twelve-year-old girl. She lives in Richardson, Texas.