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A workbook to guide readers through the different stages of The Heroine’s Journey—healing deep wounds of one’s feminine nature on a personal, cultural, and spiritual level.
Maureen Murdock’s modern classic The Heroine’s Journey explores woman’s mythic quest for maintaining feminine values and a sense of wholeness in a society that’s been defined according to masculine values. Womankind undertakes this spiritual and psychological journey by integrating all parts of her nature. This workbook, based on workshops conducted by Murdock herself with women of all ages, can be used individually or in a group to guide readers through The Heroine’s Journey. With exercises and reflection questions for each chapter, readers will embark on profound self-exploration and gain a new sense of clarity and understanding of their own life quests. The skills learned on this archetypal journey prepare women to work toward the larger pursuit of bringing consciousness to others and preserving the balance of life on earth.
About the Author
Maureen Murdock is a licensed family therapist in private practice in Venice, California, and teaches in the UCLA Extension Writer's Program. She is also the internationally published author of The Heroine's Journey, Spinning Inward, and Fathers' Daughters. The Heroine's Journey Workbook grew out of her work with women in therapy and workshops conducted throughout North America over the past twenty years.
"This 'map for every woman's quest, with guided imagery, dreamwork, and creative exercises,' a companion workbook to Murdock's best-selling Heroine's Journey , is an eye-opener. My first jolt came while addressing the author's initial "Question for . . . Reflection," which was, "Who are the heroines in your life . . .?" I could have reeled off a whole list of heroes, but even one heroine was a stretch. There's message enough in that, yes? We'd better get working! And this workbook is a great tool, for individuals or for groups. Skillful prompting and multiple techniques guide readers through various stages of recognition, acceptance, healing, and integration of the feminine. Others' experiences, myths, and fairy tales further combine with personal realizations to produce a much-needed antidote to an affliction of the spirit that haunts us more than we know."— NAPRA ReView.