Publisher: Womancraft Publishing
ISBN 10: 1910559164
ISBN 13: 978-1910559161
NAUTILUS SILVER AWARD 2017 in 'Women' category
Burning Woman is a breath-taking and controversial woman’s journey through history— personal and cultural—on a quest to find and free her own power from Amazon bestselling author Lucy H. Pearce.
Uncompromising and all-encompassing, Pearce uncovers the archetype of the Burning Women of days gone by—Joan of Arc and the witch trials, through to the way women are burned today in cyber bullying, acid attacks, shaming and burnout, fearlessly examining the roots of Feminine power—what it is, how it has been controlled, and why it needs to be unleashed on the world during our modern Burning Times.
Burning Woman explores:
- Burning from within: a woman’s power—how to build it, engage it and not be destroyed by it.
- Burning from without: the role of shame, and honour in the time-worn ways the dominant culture uses fire to control the Feminine.
- The darkness: overcoming our fear of the dark, and discovering its importance in cultivating power.
This incendiary text was written for women who burn with passion, have been burned with shame, and who at another time, in another place, would have been burned at the stake. With contributions from leading burning women of our era: Isabel Abbott, ALisa Starkweather, Shiloh Sophia McCloud, Molly Remer, Julie Daley, Bethany Webster ...
"Lucy H. Pearce's Burning Woman carries the torch of the sacred Feminine into the dark corners of women's unexpressed and unfulfilled desire and power. She dares us to burn down that which does not serve life, to use our fire to transform the world." Oriah "Mountain Dreamer" House, bestselling author The Invitation; The Dance; What We Ache For
"Lucy Pearce has given voice to what a generation of women are feeling and burning to express.I celebrate this book and celebrate and acknowledge Lucy Pearce as a wise, wild and courageous woman who has written a very important book of our time. A must-read for all women! A life-changing book that fills the reader with a burning passion and desire for change!" Glennie Kindred, author and illustrator of 11 books on celebrating the Earth and ourselves.
"Burning Woman is a passionate call to wake up both to our present reality and to entrance ourselves to the remembrance of our power. Lucy's prose is poetic, raw and dances on the edge of outrageous - where outrageous means to defy what we have been taught and have accepted to our detriment. I am proud to call myself a burning woman..." Jane Meredith, author of Journey to the Dark Goddess and Circle of Eight:Creating Magic for Your Place on Earth
"Lucy Pearce is a gifted writer, a gentle way-shower, and a fierce pioneer in these times of global transformation. This book is a true gift and, if you are a woman ripe for transformation, it can fan the inner flames, sparking you to own that fire and let it burn all that is false within you, revealing the power that was yours all along." Bethany Webster, Healing the Mother wound
"Burning Woman is a marvellous, impassioned, emotional read. This book will root you back to your woman power and inspire you to rise up with other burning women to change the world. I encourage you to read Burning Woman TODAY! The world needs our collective female flames right NOW. Thank you Lucy Pearce for this tremendous book." Trista Hendren, author, The Girl God series
"Gripping, grounded, affirming and real. I wish I could gift every girl and woman I know a copy of this book. We deserve more than a bland flat surface description of ourselves as women - or airy fairy feminine metaphors - we are vast beyond measure and complex and we are indeed burning." Clare Campbell, artist and creative activist, founder of Big Love Sista CIC and Wild Woman
"In an era when Western feminism seems too often about loudly celebrating woman as victim, this is a refreshing book. Yes, sometimes we get burned, but allowing the fire to fuel our strength is a far more intelligent response. Lucy's vibrant words are a sound reminder, and a joy to read." Emma Restall Orr, author, Kissing the Hag
"This book is initiation by ignition. Lucy Pearce has reached into the hearth of womanhood, pulled out the hottest coals, and given us Burning Woman, a text and feminine archetype channelled just for these times. If you're no longer willing or able to play it safe, if you're aching to burn bright, if you're already dancing in the fire, read this book and source the fuel of Burning Women from every time,everywhere." Autumn Weaver and Baraka Elihu, authors, Birthing Ourselves into Being