Embracing the Divine Feminine: Finding God through God the Ecstasy of Physical Love-The Song of Songs Annotated & Explained

Embracing the Divine Feminine: Finding God through God the Ecstasy of Physical Love-The Song of Songs Annotated & Explained

by Cynthia Bourgeault PhD (Foreword by)

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ISBN-13: 9781594735752
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/27/2014
Series: SkyLight Illuminations Series
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 873,331
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Rami Shapiro, a renowned teacher of spirituality across faith traditions, is an award-winning storyteller, poet and essayist. He is author of The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness: Preparing to Practice, Recovery—The Sacred Art: The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice and The Divine Feminine in Biblical Wisdom Literature: Selections Annotated & Explained (all SkyLight Paths), among other books.

Rami Shapiro is available to speak on the following topics:

  • Writing—The Sacred Art: Beyond the Page to Spiritual Practice
  • Stop Playing God: 12 Steps as Spiritual Practice
  • Biblical Wisdom for Post-biblical Times: An Exploration of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Job
  • The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness: Cultivating Compassion in Daily Life
  • Hasidic Wisdom: An Exploration of Hasidic Storytelling, Theology and Contemplative Practice
  • Saints and Sages: Biblical Prophets, Ancient Rabbis and the Building of a Just World


Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, PhD, is an Episcopal priest and retreat leader focusing in Christian Spirituality. She is principal teacher for the Contemplative Society in Victoria, British Columbia, and founding director of the Aspen Wisdom School in Aspen, Colorado. Her books include Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening, The Wisdom Way of Knowing, Encountering the Wisdom Jesus, Mystical Hope and Love Is Stronger than Death. She serves on the core faculty for the Spiritual Paths Foundation whose mission is to promote curiosity, respect and acceptance between people of diverse spiritual traditions.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Cynthia Bourgeault ix


Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction
The Song of Songs as the Holy of Holies 1

God's Daughter
Wisdom as the Divine Feminine 17

Back to the Garden
From Eve to the Shulamite 29

Through My Flesh I See God
The Song of Songs as Jewish Maithuna 41

Chapter One 57

Chapter Two 67

Chapter Three 79

Chapter Four 87

Chapter Five 95

Chapter Six 103

Chapter Seven 109

Chapter Eight 117

The Path of Ecstasy
How to Use the Song of Songs 131

Notes to Front and Back Matter 143


Bibliography 147

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