Aphrodite's Daughters: Women's Sexual Stories and the by Jalaja Bonheim

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By Jalaja Bonheim

Incorporating a good selection of women's voices and relationships, including historic goddess archetypes, this precise quantity takes an intimate examine the transformative strength of women's sexual experiences. unique. 25, 000 first printing".

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The second is her current lover, Jack, with whom she has been living for twelve years, and whom she describes as her soul mate. Yet in its very simplicity, Roseanne’s story describes perfectly the transition we are all trying to make. Her two relationships have taken her from repression to liberation, from inequality to equality, and from sexual frustration to sexual fulfillment. She has done what women are collectively attempting to do, which is to leave the patriarchy behind and empower themselves to live in ways that honor the feminine spirit and the equality of men and women.

I offer Aphrodite’s Daughters into your hands as a piece of your own flesh, a spark of your own soul, and a mirror in which to contemplate your own miraculous nature. Writing this book has been much like giving birth—exciting and tedious, terrifying and exhilarating. I was fortunate to have the help and encouragement of a number of good midwives. Special thanks to Sherry Anderson, Betsy Blakeslee, Virginia Logan, Rose Najia, and Rosanne Annoni for their invaluable support and feedback. Gratitude to Natasha Kern for her enthusiasm, faith, and commitment, and to Cindy Gitter for her dedicated editorial support.

MOTHER, LOVER, PRIESTESS Sexuality is the way we are intimate with our own feeling states; the way we are moved by the diamonds of rain on a spider web; our paintings and letters; our laughter and stews; our persuasions and politics. Sexuality is our moment-by-moment, changing relish for who we are. Sexuality is our willingness to let ourselves really show in the world. Carolyne Edwards Roseanne is a heavy, motherly woman in her late fifties, with a kind face and a deep passion for family and children.

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