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Food blessings connect all humankind in reverence for the Almighty.
Sharing food is the most universal cultural experience. Expressing thanks for food was humankind’s first act of worship, for food is the gift of life from above. In every culture there are sacred beliefs or divine commandments that require honoring the giver of life — God or the divine principle — through acknowledging the sacred gift of food.
Nurturing children is no easy task. How do we guide them without harm and without losing our integrity? Vimala McClure addresses these questions with poetic wisdom in The Tao of Motherhood, which we recently republished in a twentieth anniversary edition.
But poetry can raise as many questions as it answers. When family-management blogger Katina Ferguson interviewed Vimala, we found the discussion fascinating, and we’re reprinting part of it here to share more of Vimala’s unique perspective on mothering. Enjoy!
In his new book, John Selby offers a new way to quiet your mind, brighten your mood, and set yourself free.
March is Women’s History Month, and March 8 was the 100-year anniversary of International Women’s Day, a global celebration of the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future. In some places, such as China, Russia, Vietnam, and Bulgaria, International Women’s Day is a national holiday.
I have seen tremendous change in the past fifty years, and the opportunities for my daughters and granddaughters are quite different from what faced me when I graduated from college. Today, a resurgence of the sacred feminine is sweeping the planet, and I wanted to know who the Goddess really is.
365 Readings and Meditations That Celebrate the Mystical Path
As a member of the Catholic Dominican Order for 34 years, Matthew Fox held closely to the mystical teachings of Christianity, teachings that embraced the feminine, the natural world, and social justice in their vision of the sacred. Fox's approach continually put him at odds with the Vatican, and in 1998, he was expelled from the Order by Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI.
Goddesses for Every Day
Exploring the Wisdom and Power of the Divine Feminine around the World
By Julie Loar
Throughout time, people have turned to goddesses as symbols of what they seek — from abundance to healing, from protection to passion. In Goddesses for Every Day: Exploring the Wisdom and Power of the Divine Feminine around the World, spiritual teacher Julie Loar presents the qualities and origins of an international array of these deities.