Ahavah Ehyeh (ahavah) wrote,
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The Woman in the Shaman's Body, by Barbara Tedlock, PH.D.

The Woman in the Shaman's Body, by Barbara Tedlock, PH.D., is my 'Nonfiction book about feminism or dealing with feminist themes' choice for my 2017 Reading Challenge.


Woman in the Shaman's Body


This was an excellent, well-researched book about shamanism in general and women's roles in shamanism in particular. Tedlock shows us the lost history of women as spiritual leaders through examples and first-hand accounts. This book covers women shamans' roles and sacred wisdom, including our menses and connections with both the moon and each other, sexual energy, midwifery, sacred herbs, weaving, leading, fighting, and much more.

There's also a frank look at gender and gender roles, including the importance of experiencing both genders as a shamanic practitioner. Tedlock herself has a wealth of first-hand knowledge and experience in Mayan shamanism and culture, but she covers a vast area looking at shamanic practices around the globe and throughout history.

I really enjoyed this book, and I think it's a must-have for anyone interested in shamanism, women, &/or gender roles. I learned a lot and enjoyed doing so.
Tags: 2017 books, books, reviews, shamanism
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