by Shelley Silver Whizin

Sacred Voices: Essential Women’s Wisdom Through the Ages

I read Sacred Voices: Essential Women’s Wisdom Through the Ages, edited by Mary Ford-Grabowsky (Harper Collins, $24,95), with a mixture of resistance and curiosity. I opened the book to its publicity blurbs, and discovered that half of them were from men! The foreword, by Andrew Harvey, expresses his longing to honor the divine feminine as something sacred that has been missing for too long. True enough. The editor’s introduction reminds us that for thousands of years, it has been men who wrote history as we know it—Religious doctrines, governmental regulations, societal rules. Ford-Grabowsky is determined to bring forth “the sacred voice of the feminine.”

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