WOMEN in RECOVERY – Women Seeking Spirituality, or visa versa?


Women Seeking Spirituality, or visa versa?



Women today are on a definite shift of energy, connecting day by day with each other both physically and spiritually, more than in many years past. This wonderful phenomenon is expanding our universe, all the while bringing women closer and closer together.

God’s chosen women, in our opinion, are all the Women in Recovery around our world that are not only seeking to heal, their search and prayers for help, are strengthening the universe as One; and we here at A Celebration of Women are elated to share in this new paradigm of spirit.

Keeping today’s RECOVERY page simple, we offer to you some very interesting reads, from the world of medical science, psychiatry, psychology through to the healers, spirituality teachers and any woman seeking active participation in her own spirituality.

As the Women of our World know, you know that our philosophy is:

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The following books offer different approaches from different worlds; and yet they all have the same message, don’t they?

 Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., is a medical scientist and psychologist. She received her doctorate from Harvard Medical School, completing three post-doctoral fellowships. She is co-founder and past director of the Mind/Body clinical programs at Boston’s Beth Israel/Deaconess Medical Center, and taught at Harvard Medical School. Joan’s work focuses on creativity, women’s issues, relationship-centered healing, spirituality, and the inter-religious dialogue.

Shift in Action: http://www.shiftinaction.com/

Joan’s Website: http://www.joanborysenko.com/

GOOD READS: http://www.amazon.com/Fire-Soul-Psychology-Spiritual-optimism/dp/0446670154




A practical, thought-provoking resource for healers, spirituality teachers and any woman seeking active participation in her own spirituality. This unique book illuminates options for spiritual action in diverse areas such as increasing personal vitality, dealing with male-female balances of power, healing sexual trauma and past relationships, and more.

Book: http://www.amazon.ca/Return-Spirit-Womans-Spiritual-Action/dp/images/1558743855

Josie RavenWing, MA, MFCC, has made the study of multi-cultural healing systems and spirituality her life’s work. An internationally known workshop presenter and author (The Book of Miracles: The Healing Work of Joao de Deus, (John of God), The Return of Spirit: A Woman’s Call to Spiritual Action and A Season of Eagles), Josie began working 40 years ago as a pioneer in dance therapy and later as a psychotherapist with an eclectic and holistic approach. She spearheaded the holistic healing movement in Seattle in the early 1970s and co-created the first Masters level degree program in holistic healing in the U.S. at Antioch University in 1976, and was on the teaching faculty in that program.

In addition to her academic background, Josie is a strong channel of healing energy, and has studied energy healing (including Polarity Therapy, Reiki, and is certified as a Matrix Energetics practitioner) as well as shamanic and other spiritual healing methodologies since the late 1960s. As part of her spiritual training, she also has participated in a variety of ceremonies and spiritual initiations over the years.

Josie has been teaching workshops in the fields of healing and spirituality since 1984 throughout the US and abroad, combining her background in psychology and her own inner guidance with knowledge and training from many world traditions. In addition to her workshops she offers powerful individual healing work and spiritual training upon request.

Josie is also a poet (see one of her poems – “Song for the Journey” -in Michael Harner’s classic book on shamanism, The Way of the Shaman), a songwriter (three recorded music tapes/CDs) and a ceremonial leader. She has been widely interviewed by the media and has written numerous articles for various spiritual publications.

In her workshops and her books, RavenWing tends to focus on solutions rather than problems. “Energy follows our attention and intention,” she says, “and we can choose to direct our energy in ways that leave us endlessly recycling our problems or in ways that facilitate harmony and healing.”

Called a “practical visionary” by well-known author and speaker Joan Borysenko, Josie RavenWing offers a grounded spirituality which appeals to people of diverse backgrounds because of its applicability to contemporary life and needs.

Josie teaches her unique workshops throughout the U.S. and abroad, and has spent about half of the past ten years in Brazil – where she acts as a guide for people coming to see – and works with – John of God/Joao de Deus. Her book, “The Book of Miracles: The Healing Work of Joao de Deus” details the rich and sometimes miraculous experiences she and others have had at John of God’s spiritual healing center in central Brazil.


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