Resources

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We want to share with you resources we believe will be helpful as you journey on your spiritual path.

Relevant books written by spirituality writers that we believe may be of interest to you  may be listed below.  Books written by international speakers who have presented for Spirit of Sophia are listed below.  Poems written by women who were inspired while attending our events may also be posted.

We hope you find this page of some assistance or guidance as you “find your way” on your spiritual journey.

Poem written by a participant of “Sacred Thresholds with Paula D’Arcy”

Women Are Walking
Mary Mac
June 29, 2020

We were actually sitting.
Yet each one is walking to, from, around, or through thresholds.
My love showed through quiet tears.
Words spoken early went through my ears.
Straight to my heart.
Her words have a way of doing that.
My arms hurting without anyone in them.
I touched her shoulder and placed a soft kiss.  She couldn’t have felt them.
Wi Fi isn’t that strong.
Through  zoom…
I had goosebumps from the love.
I had prepared the room.
Barefoot in the sacredness of the moment.
We lingered afterwards.
Just to be with each a little longer.
I couldn’t leave the room for hours.
I could sleep.
Then, I slept all through the night and most of the morning.
It’s time for another sacred event.
Nothing compares.
I no longer try.
I prepare my heart as I leave the room.
Never the same…
Thresholds are calling…
Tears are rolling….
Women are walking…

Poem written by a participant of  “Spaciousness of Trust” workshop

Spiritual Books recommended by women of Spirit of Sophia

Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature by Kathleen Moore
Wisdom Distilled from the Daily by Joan Chittister
Radical Amazement by Judy Cannato
Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor
A Star in My Heart by Joyce Rupp
Dance of the Spirit by Maria Harris
The Inner Voice of Love by Henry Nouwen

Books written by International Authors/Retreat Leaders/Speakers hosted by Spirit of Sophia

Dr. Christine Page

The Handbook of Women’s Mysteries

Frontiers of Health

The Healing Power of the Sacred Woman: Healing, Creativity and Fertility of the Soul

The Mirror of Existence: Stepping Into Wholeness

Beyond the Obvious:  Bringing Intuition into Our Waking Consciousness

Paula D’Arcy

Winter of the Heart: Finding Your Way through the Mystery of Grief

When People Grieve

Seeking All My Heart

stars at night

Sacred Threshold

Song for Sarah

Gift of the Red Bird

The Divine Spark

Rivers of Sorrow, Currents of Hope

Waking Up to This Day

A New Set of Eyes

Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.

The Tao of Psychology, Synchronicity and the Self.

Goddesses in Everywoman: Powerful Archetypes in Women’s Lives.

Gods in Everyman: Archetypes that Shape Men’s Lives.

Ring of Power: Symbols and Themes in Wagner’s Ring Cycle and in Us:

Crossing to Avalon: A Woman’s Midlife Quest for the Sacred Feminine.

Close to the Bone: Life-Threatening Illness and the Search for Meaning.

The Millionth Circle: How to Change Ourselves and The World. The

Goddesses in Older Women: Archetypes in Women Over Fifty–Becoming a Juicy Crone.

Crones Don’t Whine: Concentrated Wisdom for Juicy Women.

Urgent Message From Mother: Gather the Women, Save the World.

Like a Tree: How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet.

Moving Toward the Millionth Circle: Energizing the Global Woman’s Movement.

Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman