Part introduction to Tantric traditions, part personal growth guide, this exploration of the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses—with nightly meditation and journaling practices—is for anyone who wants to embrace the confusion, loss, loneliness, desire and pleasure that make up the spectrum of human experience—and better understand who they already are.
6 x 9, 176 pp | 978-1-59473-618-6
Wholeness Is Limiting—Possibilities Emerge When We’re in Pieces
Everyone experiences brokenness at some point in life—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.
“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
"Not for the faint of heart, [...] Secrets of the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses, introduces sixteen beautiful, fierce, playful, and even horrible goddesses that take us out of our comfort zones and into our shadow selves to learn about desire, connection, and separation. The story and meaning of each goddess is followed by deep practices, including meditations, journaling prompts, and more, designed to follow the moon’s cycle."