Today's post is about a book, not just any book, an awesome book. I am in love with this book. I had read a couple of articles by the author previously and it made me want to own this book to the point I had it on order ready to ship the day it was released and I have to say I have not been disappointed thus far.
Journey to the Dark Goddess: How to Return to Your Soul by Jane Meredith is definitely going on my 'to recommend to others list'. The writing style is easy to read and truthful, there is no BS but there is also such power in her words. I was reading the intro of the chapter "Preparing for Descent" and I could feel the dark mother talking through the words.
This book isn't just about Shadow Working it is about embracing and working with the Dark Mother, of learning to let her into your life in a partnership and the benefits of such workings. The activities that are given include some of my favorite spiritual practices - but most importantly she encourages you to explore it all through crafty/artistic activities - something I believe taps into our subconscious far better than 'talk'.
Better yet, the journey is explored through various mythologies, the story of Inanna, Psyche, Persephone are all explored throughout the various journey stages. The connection is made that myth is a teacher, a link to the human subconscious and universal conscious that is so important to understand.
I am working through the book still - exploring deeper. I may choose to journal some of that journey here, I don't know yet. There is definitely a certain power to owning your experiences by voicing them, but the experience will dictate whether it is suitable for public consumption. I will update more on the book as I journey through it though.