Foreword by Marion Woodman.. Introduction by Barbara Mowat.
Foreword - Marion Woodman. Introduction - Barbara Mowat. Part 1. The bridge of humility. The perennial feminine. The life of the spirit in women. Part 2. Inner relationship and community. Money and the feminine principle of relatedness. Suffering. The marriage vow. Levels. The sense of humor. The cat archetype. Part 3. The inner story. An African trale. Mother and daughter mysteries. Straw and gold: consciousness and tghe mature woman. Eowyn. Orual. Part 4. A freedom to be oneself. Letting go
'Why do so many women now feel so conflicted about their roles, so cut off from sources of spiritual nourishment in their lives? More important, what can they do about it?...Helen M. Luke has brought six decades of experience to bear in answering these two questions, and in gently, clearly, and thoughtfully guiding women on a path to the lasting personal fulfillment that can only come through understanding one's essential feminine nature. The equality of the two sexes should be a given, for it is an eternal truth, but equality and similarity are not the same thing: men and women are psychically and spiritually different--profoundly so. A woman must live her life as a woman, with a wonan's values, or she will fail....'