"secrets Of The Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses: Meditations On Desire, Relationships And The Art Of Being Broken": Meditations on Desire, Relationships  by Julie Peters"secrets Of The Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses: Meditations On Desire, Relationships And The Art Of Being Broken": Meditations on Desire, Relationships  by Julie Peters

"secrets Of The Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses: Meditations On Desire, Relationships And The Art Of…

byJulie Peters

Paperback | May 16, 2016

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Wholeness Is Limiting-Possibilities Emerge When We're in Pieces

Everyone experiences brokenness at some point in their lives-a romantic relationship fails, a job ends, a dream dies, an illness emerges. During these times it is easy to focus on our human frailty and to want nothing more than to be whole again. But what are we missing when we overlook the ugliness, fear, anger and vulnerability of being in pieces? The Nityas, or the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses of Tantric philosophy, teach us that we miss the empowerment of the full human experience and the growth that comes from renewing ourselves again and again.

This introduction to Tantric mythology as a contemporary resource for personal and spiritual growth guides you to reach into your pain and ask the larger questions about your relationships, not only with your lover but also with your community and with yourself. Each goddess prompts you to explore some aspect of relationship, such as loneliness, true love, equality, instinct, learning from the other, and learning to be alone. In seeking answers to these questions-supported by yogic wisdom, modern research into psychology and sociology, and nightly meditation and journaling practices-you will find empowerment in discovering who you are and what you truly desire.

Julie Petersis a yoga teacher and writer on topics of yoga and wellness. She is a biweekly columnist forSpirituality & Health. She has represented Vancouver twice in the Women of the World Poetry Slam. She is co-owner and operator of Ocean and Crow Yoga Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Title:"secrets Of The Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses: Meditations On Desire, Relationships And The Art Of…Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 22.86 × 6 × 1.17 inPublished:May 16, 2016Publisher:Skylight PathsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1594736189

ISBN - 13:9781594736186


Table of Contents

Prologue: Lying Broken
Introduction: Nityas-The Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses

Part One: Desire
First NightKamesvari Nitya-The Goddess of Loneliness: Discovering Loneliness as a Source of Power
Second NightBhagamalini Nitya-The Goddess of Disruptive Desire: When Desire Ruins Everything (and That's a Very Good Thing)
Third NightKlinna Nitya-The Goddess of Embodiment: The Healing Power of Sex, Sweat, and Tears
Fourth NightBherunda Nitya-The Goddess of Vulnerability: The Hidden Power of Vulnerability
Fifth NightVahnivasini Nitya-The Goddess of Choice: A Call to Action: Learning to Make Our Own Choices

Part Two: Connection
Sixth NightVajresvari Nitya-The Goddess of Intoxication: The Intoxication (and Danger) of Passionate Love
Seventh NightShivaduti Nitya-The Goddess of Equality: Loving the Self, Loving the Other: Communication in Relationship
Eighth NightTvarita Nitya-The Goddess of Instinct: Tapping into the Secrets of Our Own Wild Instincts
Ninth NightKulasundari Nitya-The Goddess of Learning: Learning the Love Stories (and Learning to Love)
Tenth NightNitya Nitya-The Goddess of the Death Light: Life Lessons from Death

Part Three: Separation
Eleventh NightNilapataka Nitya-The Goddess of the Blue: The Nectar of Adversity
Twelfth NightVijaya Nitya-The Goddess of Ugliness: The Value (and Power) of Ugliness
Thirteenth NightSarvamangala Nitya-The Goddess of Freedom: Finding Freedom in Boundaries
Fourteenth NightJvalamalini Nitya-The Goddess of Breakups: Fiercely Protecting the Treasures of Being Alone
Fifteenth NightCitra Nitya-The Goddess of Storytelling: Becoming the Artists of Our Own Lives

Part Four: Play
Sixteenth NightLalita-The Goddess of Playfulness: The Dance of Connection and Separation
Suggestions for Further Reading

Editorial Reviews

"Beautiful . worth reading slowly again and again.. [Guides us to] live more by the erotic principle and by play rather than with a heavy, tragic sense of life."-Thomas Moore, author, Care of the Soul and Soul Mates: Honoring the Mystery of Love and Relationship"Refreshingly honest . invites us to consider the light and dark aspects of human relating through vibrant mythology, personal revelations, heart-opening meditations and free-writing exercises."-Jenny Ferry, MA, creator, Intro to Soul Sex workshop"A treasure trove. A tremendous resource that will inspire, uplift and empower.. Bravo!"-Eric Stoneberg, teacher of Tantric philosophy; yoga instructor"Within the rich tapestry of Hindu mythology, Peters weaves wisdom and gifts from these goddesses. She masterfully offers practices for connecting deeply with our wounded, broken, secret aspects of ourselves."-Ruth Sharon, MS, coauthor, Secrets of a Soulful Marriage: Creating and Sustaining a Loving, Sacred Relationship"A must-read for anyone looking to explore Tantra, dance with all the aspects of feminine energy or simply be enchanted by the stories these goddesses have to tell."-Kate Bartolotta, the founder of beyoumediagroup.com; author, Heart Medicine"[This] book will transform the leaden delusions under which you live to the golden realizations of the Goddess in all Her forms. And if you want to engage in this transformation fully, you need this book"-Rabbi Rami Shapiro, author, Embracing the Divine Feminine: Finding God through the Ecstasy of Physical Love-Annotated & Explained "Secrets of the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses invites us to explore and embrace the full spectrum of being human, with all its confusion, tumult, loneliness, anger, and despair, as well as its beauty, joy, and hope. Peters calls us to see that life, all of it, is a gift."-Michelle Schlinger, Foreword Magazine