This book serves as a guide to the cross-generational journey of finding the archetypal feminine soul; a journey to heal the psychological schism between the maternal and the sexual that patriarchal society has inflicted on women. Lowinsky, psychotherapist and faculty member at the Women's Therapy Center in El Cerrito, California, offers us her own motherline story as well as other women's experiences. Drawing upon Jungian ideas and goddess-worshipping beliefs, she tells us how the feminine body and spirit are joined through the identification and acceptance of the most terrible, sensual, and nurturing traits of the old and young women in a family. This is a book about reclaiming the power of the feminine by acknowledging what patriarchy has denied women, the totality of their identity: the crone, the maiden, and the mother, not just the innocent girl. A combination of years of scholarship and recordings of personal journeys, this book belongs in every women's psychology/spirituality collection. Recommended for public and academic libraries.-- Paula N. Arnold, Norwich Univ. Lib., Northfield, Vt.