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Journey Through Menopause: A Personal Rite of Passage Hardcover – Oct. 1 1987

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In a personal account of her own journey through menopause, Downing, past president of the American Academy of Religion, combines religious studies with psychology to "understand menopause as soul-event . . . regarding its symptoms as symbols." Her "hunger for a more symbolic connection to these mysteries of feminine life" led her initially to explore her dreams. Finally, at the end of a low-budget journey around the world that served as a metaphor for her own rite of passage, she rediscovered Hestia, goddess of hearth and home, whom she describes as "a soul-guide." Downing's experiences and reflections may illuminate the experience of menopause for other women, but the religious framework of the book will limit its appeal. For feminist collections. Cynthia Widmer, Williamstown, Mass.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Crossroad Pub Co (Oct. 1 1987)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 082450836X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0824508364
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 458 g
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