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At the Root of This Longing: Reconciling a Spiritual Hunger and a Feminist Thirst

by Flinders, Carol L.




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Paperback. Pub Date: 1999. Pages: 384 in Publisher: Harper Collins Identifying the four key points at which the paths of spirituality and the term feminism seem to divide - vowing silence or finding voice. Resisting desire relinquishing ego or establishing self. 1 or reclaiming the body. and enclosure or freedom - the author sets out to discover not only the sources of these conflicts. but how they can be reconciled. Flinders deals with the alienation that women have experienced not only from themselves and each other. but from the sacred. She finds inspiration in the story of 14th-century mystic Julian of Norwich and her direct experience of God. in India's legendary Draupadi. ??who would not allow a utal physical assault to damage her sense of personal power. as well as in Flinders's own experiences as a meditation teacher and practitioner. Flinders reveals that spirituali...

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