One need not look far to notice the disconnect between who we are and who our society implies we are supposed to be. For this reason and particularly for women, dissatisfaction with our physical selves seems inevitable. Yet, asserts Wiccan author Sylvan (The Circle Within), we can stop this constant cycle of negation by recognizing our inherent sacred nature. In this book, she addresses how we might begin to dismantle the choke hold that body image "ideals" have over much of womankind. Utilizing a uniquely Pagan/Wiccan approach, she appreciatively explores six timeless female archetypes: the Reflection, the Mother, the Healer, the Lover, the Dancer, and the Crone. Accompanying insights, exercises, and meditations are designed to honor these elements of ourselves, and additional suggested reading, music, and resources are provided at the conclusion of each chapter for those who wish to explore themes further. This topical guide to reclaiming a positive self-image, which builds on foundations presented in Sylvan's earlier work and is written in a very personal and approachable style, is not imbued with self-help jargon and platitudes but with the author's hard-won self-respect and perspective. Appropriate for public libraries with alternative spirituality and women's studies collections.-Dina Komuves, Collingswood, NJ Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.