Friday, January 29, 2016
Wild Feminine - Tami Lynn Kent
Since I've been tracking my cycle with the help of Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) since I was 17, I'm familiar with how my reproductive organs and hormones effect my every day life in a natural way on a personal level. This isn't just a personal experience, but biological fact that it does so. A person's attitude toward her body definitely influences how she feels, as well, according to many psychological texts.
This book takes it a step farther and states that there is an additional spiritual element to it. The book, unfortunately, repeats many of the common pseudoscience falsities, like Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) being caused by bad attitudes toward the feminine or breast cancer being caused by denying ones truth. While the encouragement, personal experiences, and exercises found within the pages are useful for personal growth, I'm not sure that it outweighs the damage of perpetuating known myths. I'd caution readers to read this in conjunction with more biologically based books to balance it out.
Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom - Christiane Northrup
Her Blood is Gold - Lara Owen
Red Moon - Miranda Gray
Taking Charge of Your Fertility - Toni Weschler
Warrior Goddess Training - HeatherAsh Amara
Women Who Run with the Wolves - Clarissa Pinkola Estés