M and Meena journey through the heavenly existence that once was, and the hell it became, riding the waves of transformation through the light and shadow of death and rebirth. Their multi-dimensional reality allows them to receive guidance, wisdom, and healing from the natural world, as they embrace their symbiotic relationship with the Great Mother. Through her guidance they discover their authentic sexual nature, love, sisterhood, belonging—and the consequences of feeling cut off from her.
“Mary Lane has crafted a beautiful tale, weaving the ancient times when women were revered for their wisdom, healing and priestessing roles, to a modern day woman, seeking her purpose. We recognize ourselves in this story of Meena, as she rebels, resists, and discovers her path, which parallels the older story of a priestess’s journey to accept her leadership role in the community. It’s a message for today’s women to lean into that role of priestess/spiritual leader, however that may look for each of us.” Kris Steinnes, founder ~ Women of Wisdom Foundation ~ Author of the award winning book –Women of Wisdom, Empowering the Dreams and Spirit of Women
“A page-turning powerhouse — destined to be a movie. Meena will grip you and take you on a journey of cosmic proportion.”
“A page-turning powerhouse — destined to be a movie. Meena will grip you and take you on a journey of cosmic proportion. Mary Lane’s description of a life lived in harmony with the natural world, and the union of a fully realized male and female, is breathtaking. It wakes up a part of us that needs to remember this possibility. This book took me to my core and touched a deep longing for connection.” ~ Amara Pagano, founder ~ Azul Conscious Movement
“A beautiful evocation of a matriarchal world, and a shocking revelation of how much the human spirit lost when men started calling the shots.”
A cry from the heart.
“A beautiful evocation of a matriarchal world, and a shocking revelation of how much the human spirit lost when men started calling the shots. A pagan must-read for all women and girls—hell, for men, too, if they’re man enough to take it.” ~ Paul Wood, editor
“Mary Lane holds us captive from the first word to the last as the story reassembles a shattered mirror of remembering for our souls.
“Mary Lane holds us captive from the first word to the last as the story reassembles a shattered mirror of remembering for our souls. I dare say it was magical to feel my own body/heart as I read it. The juxtaposing of these feminine tales in time and place offer us a chalice to drink from and be transformed by. Thank you, Mary, for listening deeply enough, and for luring us back into our innate Earth wisdom and feminine ways of health, beauty, and relationality.” ~ Jade Sherer, nature-based soul guide
“A gripping tale which balances interesting and vivid details with the big picture of why we are all here on this planet”
“Mary Lane clearly draws from her personal experience as a plant spirit healer and shaman, as she presents a portrait of loss of soul and its recovery. She weaves a gripping tale which balances interesting and vivid details with the big picture of why we are all here on this planet. Among the many quotable passages in the book, my favorite is ‘The door was opened by the unsuspecting gatekeepers who had come for their own healing.’” ~ Robert K Dubiel ~ past-life regressionist and author of The Practical Shaman
“Mary Lane gives readers an intimate experience of traditional female shamanic connection through an exciting journey with ancient rituals and beliefs that still are relevant today!” ~ E.W Fleming ~ Dakini’s Lover