Synopses & Reviews
Many women feel alienated from the spiritual paths outlined by traditional religions and by those described by popular spiritual alternatives. This "ode to the Feminine Wild" speaks to those women. Here are patriarchy-free ideas and practices based on the elements (earth, fire, water, air, ether) and designed to connect individual women to their universal — but usually denied — powers. While goddesses and heroines from Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, and Norse mythology are drawn upon to illuminate uniquely feminine virtues, the author deftly dismantles indoctrinated belief systems that limit women's spiritual autonomy. Why "heathen"? The ancient Germanic definition of the word refers to inhabiting uncultivated land, being wild and nourished by the natural world. Dulsky embraces the word as an invitation to experience the exhilaration of being fully what we are, rather than what we are told we should be.
"In Dulsky's bright debut, the women's spirituality movement of the early 1990s, as exemplified in books like Women Who Run with the Wolves and Goddesses in Everywoman, is reoffered with a gentle nod to 2017's conception of gender, while still retaining the aesthetic of an imagined birthright of feminine power from an earlier time." Publishers Weekly
"In this engaging, bold, and intimate book, Danielle Dulsky provides keys to unlock ancient portals behind which perilous and pivotal treasures await." Bill Plotkin, author of Soulcraft
"Danielle Dulsky has brewed another deliciously soul-gasmic book filled with truth. The Witches are waking, and it is teachers like Danielle that will help guide this wild rising into the depths of realms hidden within us all." Juliet Diaz, founder of The School of Witchery
About the Author
Danielle Dulsky's work is rooted in the wild feminine, or humanity's deep and embodied connection to the natural world, which she explores through writing, multimedia art, motherhood, Witchcraft, yoga teaching, and energy-healing.