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Womancraft Publishing Book Club

Womancraft Publishing Book Club

What’s even better than books?
Sharing them with like-minded people.

WELCOME to the Womancraft Book Club!

Womancraft was founded on the idea of community-building around books. We have heard from book clubs around the world that have enjoyed reading and discussing our books…so we’ve decided to host our own virtual Book Club – and you’re invited!

Now’s your chance to read along with the Womancraft community and join our authors for exclusive Book Club events. They will read from their book, give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how and why they wrote it, as well as the opportunity to ask them your own burning questions about it.

#14: Creatrix
with Lucy H. Pearce

‘She Who Makes’

September 12, 2024
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#13: Wild & Wise
with Amy Wilding

‘The Power of Meditation with the Sacred Feminine’

July 2024

#12: The Way of the Seabhean
with Amantha Murphy

‘Finding Spiritual Connection from our Ancient Roots’

May 2024
Replay now available ↓

#11: Descent & Rising
with Carly Mountain

‘Embodying the Inanna Myth in the 21st Century’

March 2024
Replay now available ↓

#10: The Other Side of the River
with Eila Carrico

‘Women and Water – Finding our Flow’

January 2024
Replay now available ↓

#9: Cycles of Belonging
with Stella Tomlinson

‘Cycles of Belonging – living cycle wise’

November 2023
Replay now available ↓

#8: Walking with Persephone
with Molly Remer

‘Stepping into Everyday Priestessing’

September 2023
Replay now available ↓

#7: Muddy Mysticism
with Natalie Bryant Rizzieri

‘Modernity, Mysticism and Everyday Women’

July 2023
Replay now available ↓

#6: The Heroines Club / The Hero’s Heart
with Melia Keeton-Digby

‘Raising our Children in Circle’

May 2023
Replay now available ↓

#5: Mother in the Mother
with Pippa Grace

‘Our Mothers, Our Selves, creative approaches to generational healing’

March 2023
Replay now available ↓

#4: Dirty & Divine
with Alice B. Grist

‘Unlocking the Wisdom of the Tarot to guide you in Daily Life’

 January 2023
Replay now available ↓

#3: The Mistress of Longing
with Wendy Havlir Cherry

‘Learning to Say Yes to your Longing’

 November 2022
Replay now available ↓

#2: She of the Sea
with Lucy H. Pearce

‘Diving into the Depths of the Sacred Feminine’

September 2022
Replay now available ↓

#1: Sisters of the Solstice Moon
with Gina Martin

‘Priestessing in the Future: the loss of goddess culture and rise of patriarchy’

July 2022
Replay now available ↓

How it works

Book Club will run every two months, featuring a different Womancraft book and author each time. We have a fabulous line up planned. Join Womancraft Publishing founder Lucy H. Pearce in conversation with our featured authors, as well as an insightful discussion of how and why the book was written and its themes, the author will read from their book, offer a ritual, exercise or meditation and give an opportunity for you to ask questions.

Book Club is FREE to attend, but you must book ahead. Places are limited to 100 each time, on a first come, first served basis. We hope to offer a recording of each Book Club for those who cannot attend live.

We will email you around 6 weeks before to let you know which book is featured and offer you a 10% discount off a signed copy in the Womancraft shop. You are more than welcome to join the club if you have the book already or if you purchase it elsewhere.

So to take part follow these steps:

  1. Order the book (if you don’t have it already.)
  2. Sign up to the individual mailing list for each book club (see below). You will receive three emails in total – one with the invitation link to for the Zoom call with our featured author, one reminder (you may reply to either of these to submit your questions to the author), and finally one with a replay link in case you are unable to attend live.
  3. Receive and read the book.
  4. Submit your questions for the author to us by email.
  5. Attend the virtual book club via Zoom. We welcome you to join the Zoom with your video turned on or equally turned off if you prefer to just listen in unseen. (But we do ask you to have your microphone muted.)

Book Club #14: September 12, 2024

Lucy H. Pearce, Creatrix
— She Who Makes

Up next for the Womancraft Book Club is Lucy H. Pearce on

Thursday September 12, 2024 at 7pm (GMT).

Get your copy HERE with a limited time 10% discount.

Sign up to the Creatrix Book Club mailing list HERE to receive the Zoom link.

Creatrix is having another moment, especially with the launch of the Creative Sanctuary last autumn and the Reclaim Your Creative Magic e-course and Lucy’s new podcast ‘Creative Magic’ (Listen on Apple Podcasts HERE or Spotify HERE or wherever you get your podcasts). So it felt fitting to do a Creatrix book club!

We’d love for you to join us at September’s live virtual Book Club.

Once you sign up you will receive an email with the invitation link for the Zoom call and a reminder email. You may reply to any of these with your questions to submit to Lucy.

We will also email you a replay link the day after.

We welcome you to join the Zoom with your video turned on or equally turned off if you prefer to just listen in unseen. But we do ask you to have your microphone muted.

We can’t wait for you to join us!

Wild & Wise Book Club July 2024

About the Book

Creatrix by Lucy H. Pearce, Womancraft PublishingCreatrix is more than just a fancy name for a female artist. She is artist plus… artist plus priestess, artist plus healer, artist plus activist: her work has both sacred and worldly dimensions. She is an energy worker first and foremost, weaving energy into form, colour, words and sound, in order to transform herself and those her creations touch.

What does it mean to live a life in service to your creativity, and in direct connection to the creative source?

In this, her ninth book, Lucy H. Pearce, award-winning author of Burning Woman, Medicine Woman and The Rainbow Way shares…

  • Powerful practical insight into all parts of The Creative Way.
  • The unique challenges for women artists and writers.
  • How to align with your authentic voice and The Work that calls you.
  • Techniques for harnessing your powerful creative energy and dealing with fear, anxiety, creative blocks.
  • How to earn your living creatively: building a social media platform, working sustainably, creating multiple income streams, networking when socially anxious…
  • How our creativity can be our most potent transformational medicine.

With Creative Inquiries and Practices, this interactive book is written for all those that must create in order to live: for the Highly Creative, the Highly Sensitive, the multi-passionate, for those that shake when they share…

Soulful, serious-minded, irreverent and authentic, let Creatrix take you on a journey to the heart of your creative soul.

Meet the author

Lucy H. Pearce

Lucy H. Pearce is the author of multiple life-changing non-fiction books, including Nautilus Award silver winners Medicine Woman, Burning Woman, and Creatrix: she who makes.  Her other titles include: Moon Time, Reaching for the Moon, Moods of Motherhood, The Rainbow Way, Full Circle Health, She of the Sea, Crow Moon and she is the co-author and illustrator of The Kitchen Witch Companion. Her writing focuses on women’s healing through archetypal psychology, embodiment, historical awareness and creativity. Her work has been shared internationally in online and print media.

An award-winning graduate in History of Ideas with English Literature from Kingston University, and a PGCE from Cambridge University, Lucy founded Womancraft Publishing, publishing paradigm-shifting books by women for women, in 2014. 

Lucy is a multi-faceted creative whose work spans the expressive arts, exploring the lost archetypes of the feminine and symbols of the soul. Her visual art has been used as book covers, book illustrations, in magazines, greetings cards, logos and even on a wine label. She has had several exhibitions and her art sits in collections in the UK, US, Ireland and the UAE. She is a much in demand teacher at international events and teaches regular e-courses on creative writing, editing and publishing.

The mother of three children, she lives in a small village by the Celtic Sea in East Cork, Ireland..

Book Club #13: July 11, 2024

Amy Wilding, Wild & Wise
— The Power of Meditation with the Sacred Feminine

Thank you to everyone who attended the Womancraft Book Club featuring Amy Wilding on

Thursday July 11, 2024 at 7pm (GMT).

A replay will appear here shortly.

 

Wild & Wise Book Club July 2024

About the Book

Wild & Wise is not merely a collection of guided meditations, but a potent tool for personal and global transformation. The meditations within beckon you to explore the powerful realm of symbolism and archetypes, inviting you to access your wild and wise inner knowing. These compelling meditations are suitable for reflective reading, or to facilitate healing and empowerment for women who gather in red tents, moon lodges, women’s circles and ceremonies. 

Part I: The Sacred Feminine is comprised of thirteen meditations, inviting you to dive deep into the feminine psyche and catalyze healing. Meditations include: Coming Home, The Power of No, Hunger, Your Inner Warrior and The Mother Code.

Part II: Your Inner Goddess is comprised of thirteen goddess-centered meditations from many traditions around the world, inviting you to connect with and cultivate the qualities each goddess embodies. Meditations include: Artemis (authenticity), Brigid (inspiration), Sekhmet (rage), Durga (boundaries), Gwenhwyfar (sovereignty), and Lakshmi (abundance). 

Part III: The Wheel of the Year is comprised of five seasonal meditations, marking the cycles of life. Meditations include: Rebirth and Renewal (spring), Tending Your Garden (summer), Preparing for the Dark (autumn), and Winter Spiral (winter).

Meet the author

Amy Wilding author of Wild and Wise, Womancraft Publishing

Amy Wilding is the founder of Red Tent Louisville, a sacred interfaith women’s community. She has been leading women’s circles, mother-daughter circles and retreats, and rite-of-passage ceremonies for over a decade. Called to share her medicine with girls and women throughout the lifespan by helping them to reclaim their inherent power and wisdom, Amy is a trained and loving guide in the areas of the Goddess archetype, sacred self-care, sexuality education, the mother-daughter legacy, rites of passage, grief and loss, breastfeeding, and the menstrual cycle. Passionate about empowering girls and women, Amy is devoted to witnessing and inspiring the reawakening of the Sacred Feminine from the individual to the global level.

Amy offers women’s circle leadership training as well as private mentorship and private event facilitation. Connect with Amy on via email at amy@redtentlouisville.com or on her website, www.redtentlouisville.com.

Book Club #12: May 9, 2024

Amantha Murphy, The Way of the Seabhean
— Finding Spiritual Connection from our Ancient Roots

Thanks to everyone who joined our May 2024 live virtual Book Club where Amantha and Lucy discussed ‘Finding Spiritual Connection from our Ancient Roots’.

If you missed the live event, you can watch a replay of Amantha’s book club here shortly.

About the Book

The Way of the Seabhean by Amantha Murphy Book ClubWhat if we didn’t have to look to other traditions for our spiritual practice?

What if we could connect to the roots of our own ancestors’ rituals?

Amantha Murphy was schooled in the ancient and hidden lore of wise women and healers, rooted in the Irish landscape and guarded over the years by her female forebears. In The Way of the Seabhean, she brings to life shamanic practices from the Irish tradition, combining story, ritual, energy teaching and the insights gathered from her own shamanic journeying.

At its core lies the pre-Celtic understanding of the Tree of Life and the Wheel of the Year, containing the seasonal turning points such as Samhain and Imbolc, their attendant festivals and the role and powers of long-suppressed Irish goddesses. Along with the better-known goddesses, Medb, Brigid, Áine and the Cailleach, we also meet a pantheon that includes Tailtiú, Boann, Macha, Tlachtga. These goddesses are archetypes, aspects of ourselves, which can help us to understand and embrace our many facets.

The Way of the Seabhean outlines a range of shamanic practices as well as rituals and rites of passage. It explains the chakras as they are understood in the Irish tradition and how to balance them.

Amantha’s shamanic teaching in Ireland, the US and Canada has already opened the Way of the Seabhean to an eager audience.

As the material for this book is rooted in the oral tradition, it is perhaps fitting that dyslexia prevented Amantha from writing it alone. She turned instead to her chosen ‘scribe’, writer Orla O’Connell, whose work initially involved transcribing from more than 200 recordings of Amantha’s lectures, workshops, shamanic journeys and rituals.

Meet the author

Amantha Murphy, author of The Way of the Seabhean, Womancraft Publishing

Amantha Murphy is a mother and grandmother, celebrant, storyteller, Seabhean teacher, seer, and healer in the traditional Irish way, initiated by her grandmother.

She lives in County Kerry, Ireland, and began her spiritual work publicly in 1970 as a clairvoyant before moving into trance mediumship and healing.

Amantha’s first book is Drinking from the Source. Guided by her spirit and ancestral teachers, Amantha works with individuals and groups. She delivers apprenticeship training in Ireland, Canada and the United States on The Way of the Seabhean and Ancient Irish Shamanism. She leads sacred pilgrimages in Ireland since 1995. Her passion is the land – working through the Grandmothers, the Tuatha Dé Danann, and the Ancient Ones.

Amantha’s website is: www.celticsouljourneys.com

Book Club #11: March 14, 2024

Carly Mountain, Descent & Rising
— Embodying the Inanna Myth in the 21st Century

Thanks to everyone who joined our March 2024 live virtual Book Club where Carly and Lucy discussed ‘Embodying the Inanna Myth in the 21st Century’.

If you missed the live event, you can watch a replay of Carly’s book club here:

About the Book

Descent and Rising by Carly Mountain Book ClubThe heroine is one who has remembered, reclaimed and reconnected with her unfettered red thread. She has been initiated into the spirit of the depths by her dark sister, and walks with newfound, embodied authority into the upperworld.

When our lives fall apart, we often feel broken, ashamed and deeply alone. But what if you knew, as you experienced this descent, that it was mapped out in a myth thousands of years old? What if, despite the uniqueness of your own life and experiences, each stage of the process was universal? The journey of descent and rising is the core initiation of the feminine – the heroine’s journey – one travelled by billions of women before you.

Descent & Rising explores real stories of women’s descents into the underworld of the psyche – journeys of dissolution, grief and breakdown precipitated by trauma, fertility issues, loss of loved ones, mental health struggles, FGM, sexual abuse, birthing experiences, illness, war, burnout…

This is territory that Carly Mountain, psychotherapist and women’s initiatory guide, knows intimately, and guides us through with exquisite care and insight, using the ancient Sumerian myth of the goddess Inanna as a blueprint. She maps not only the descent but the rising and familiarises us with a process of female psycho-spiritual growth overlooked in patriarchal culture.

The heroine’s journey is an erotic, mystical initiation that revivifies our place in the shape of things…The fodder of our descents provides the compost from which the richest fruits of our lives can grow. If only we can turn towards our pain and let it work in us.

Meet the author

Carly Mountain, author of Descent and Rising, Womancraft Publishing

Carly Mountain is a women’s initiatory guide, a psychotherapist, a psychosexual somatic therapist, yoga teacher, breathworker and writer. For the last twenty years she has worked with sacred embodied practices. Carly stumbled across the Inanna story during her own descent to the underworld and was astonished by the symmetry it held with her own lived experience. Since then she has devoted to working with the myth and specialises in beholding others as they traverse the depths of initiation; both in therapy, breathwork and within courses that support women’s awakening and unfolding. 

In 2019 Carly self-published her first poetry pamphlet Jouissance – Poetry of the Deep FeminineDescent & Rising: Women’s Stories and the Embodiment of the Inanna Myth is Carly’s debut non-fiction book. She lives in Sheffield, England with her husband and two daughters.

Book Club #10: January 2024

Eila Carrico, The Other Side of the River
— Women and Water – Finding our Flow

Thanks to everyone who joined our January live virtual Book Club where Eila and Lucy discussed ‘Women and Water – Finding Our Flow’.

If you missed the live event, you can watch a replay of Eila’s book club here:

About the Book

The Other Side of the River by Eila Carrico, Womancraft PublishingThe Other Side of the River: stories of women, water and the world is a deep searching into the ways we become dammed and how we recover fluidity. It is a journey through memory and time, personal and shared landscapes to discover the source, the flow and the deltas of women and water.

Rooted in rivers, inspired by wetlands, sources and tributaries, this book weaves its path between the banks of memory and story, from Florida to Kyoto, storm-ravaged New Orleans to London, via San Francisco and Ghana. We navigate through flood and drought to confront the place of wildness in the age of technology. Part memoir, part manifesto, part travelogue and part love letter to myth and ecology, The Other Side of the River is an intricately woven tale of finding your flow … and your roots.

A person belongs forever to the land that clains her most persistently, calls her obsessively, shatters her conceptions of self, shapes her, and loves her so radically that her own heartbeat is felt in the soil.

Eila Kundrie Carrico is a mesmerising new female voice in the American canon of nature writing. Her writing is a celebration of wild nature and cultures that has the power to awaken a felt sense of our collective human story as deeply embedded in the natural world.

 

Meet the author

Eila Kundrie Carrico, author of The Other Side of the River, Womancraft Publishing

Eila Kundrie Carrico grew up in rural central Florida. Her curiosity led her down a meandering path of discovery from a young age. She was inspired by her studies in journalism, anthropology and religion to travel around the world and teach in Paris, Ghana, Thailand and India. She studied yoga and embodied archetypes for nine years before completing a master’s degree in Engaged World Psychology and then an MFA in Creative Writing and Consciousness in San Francisco.

Eila is a weaver and wordsmith who delights in the mystery and magic of landscapes and memory. She lives in Berkeley with her partner and their little boy where she teaches yoga and weaves stories. The Other Side of the River is her first book.

Book Club #9: November 2023

Stella Tomlinson, Cycles of Belonging
— Cycles of Belonging – living cycle wise

Thank you if you joined our Book Club in November with Stella Tomlinson who was discussing her book Cycles of Belonging and Living Cycle Wise with Lucy H. Pearce.

If you missed the live event, you can watch a replay of Stella’s book club here:

About the Book

Cycles of Belonging by Stella Tomlinson, Womancraft PublishingCycles of Belonging: Honouring ourselves through the sacred cycles of life is a guide to unlocking the powers of cyclic living to lead a more fulfilling, meaningful, and wholehearted life. It offers an embodied feminine and feminist psycho-spiritual path for women to reclaim their inner wisdom, follow the callings of their soul, and come home to a profound sense of belonging to the seasons and cycles of life.

Cycles of Belonging guides you through six sacred temples of belonging:

  • Presence – the breath cycle
  • Daily Rhythms – the circadian cycle
  • Sacred Blood – the menstrual cycle
  • The Moon – the lunar cycle
  • The Sun – the solar cycle, exploring the seasons and the wheel of the year
  • The Life Cycle & Goddess Archetypes – exploring the life cycle archetypes of Maiden, Lover, Mother, Queen and Crone

Each Temple explores the energies of each cycle, their healing gifts and shadows/challenges, together with practical suggestions on how to work with the cycles, including journal prompts, rituals and blessings, as well as magical words of poetry and soul guidance.

Meet the author

Cycles of Belonging by Stella Tomlinson Book Club November 2023

Stella Tomlinson is a Priestess, author and restful meditation guide, sharing a healing path honouring life’s sacred cycles and the callings of the soul. Her work has evolved from over twenty years’ experience in personal and spiritual development through meditation, yoga, mindfulness, energy healing, and Goddess and Earth-based spirituality and she has been teaching and writing in these fields since 2011.

Book Club #8: September 2023

Molly Remer, Walking with Persephone
— Stepping into Everyday Priestessing

At the September 2023 live virtual Book Club, Molly Remer discussed her book Walking with Persephone and ‘Stepping into Everyday Priestessing’ with Lucy H. Pearce.

If you missed the live event, you can watch a replay of Molly’s book club here:

About the Book

Walking with Persephone by Molly Remer, Womancraft PublishingWalking with Persephone: A Journey of Midlife Descent and Renewal

Midlife can be a time of great change – inner and outer. How do we journey through this…and what can we learn in the process? Molly Remer is our personal guide to the unraveling and reweaving required in midlife. She invites us to take a walk with the goddess Persephone, whose story of descent into the Underworld has much to teach us. This book is a journey of soul-rebuilding, of putting the pieces of oneself back together.

Walking with Persephone weaves together personal insights and reflections with experiences in practical priestessing, family life, and explorations of the natural world. It advocates opening our eyes to the wonder around us, encouraging the reader to both look within themselves for truths about living, but also to the earth, the air, the animals, and plants we share our lives with.

Part memoir, part poetry, part soul guide, Molly’s evocative voice is in the great American tradition of sacred nature writing.

Meet the author

Walking with Persephone Book Club with Molly Remer

Molly Remer, MSW, D.Min, is a priestess, mystic, and poet in central Missouri. Molly and her husband Mark co-create Story Goddesses at Brigid’s Grove. Molly is the author of ten books, including Walking with Persephone, Whole and Holy, Womanrunes, the Goddess Devotional, and 365 Days of Goddess. She is the creator of the devotional experience #30DaysofGoddess and she loves savoring small magic and everyday enchantment.

Book Club #7: July 2023

Natalie Bryant Rizzieri, Muddy Mysticism
— Modernity, Mysticism and Everyday Women

At the July 2023 live virtual Book Club, Natalie Bryant-Rizzieri and Lucy H. Pearce discussed ‘Modernity, Mysticism and Everyday Women’.

If you missed the live event, you can watch a replay of Natalie’s book club here:

About the Book

THC-Book-ClubMuddy Mysticism: The Sacred Tethers of Body, Earth, and Everyday is a heartfelt response to the lack of mystical literature by those who have chosen to be bound by the eros and gravity of family, love, work, and the world. It is a lyrical articulation of an emergent feminist mysticism. Through prose and poetry, Natalie explores the possibility of direct experience with the divine beyond the bounds of a particular belief system. She advocates that ordinary life in the modern world is not something to be transcended or escaped but is a mystical path in its own right.

Muddy Mysticism offers consolation and a way forward for those who feel the truth and bewilderment that the German Jesuit priest, Karl Rahner, touched upon when he said that the only way a person would survive with an intact faith in this century is by being a mystic.

Meet the author

Natalie Bryant Rizzieri author of Muddy Mysticism, Womancraft Publishing
Natalie Bryant Rizzieri is a poet, writer, activist, mother and mystic. Her poetry has appeared in journals such as Denver Quarterly, Pleaides, Terrain.org, and Crab Orchard Review. She is the winner of the Hackney Literary Award. She is the founder and director of Friends of Warm Hearth, a movement of forever homes for abandoned Armenians with special needs.

She spends her free time, at least in spring, digging for earthworms, watching for ravens and collecting moss. She is making a home deep in the forest near Flagstaff, Arizona, with her husband and three sons. This is her first book.

Book Club #6: May 2023

Melia Keeton-Digby, The Heroines Club /
The Hero’s Heart

— Raising our Children in Circle

Thanks to everyone who tuned into our May 2023 book club featuring Melia Keeton-Digby, author of the beautiful and much-needed The Heroines Club and The Hero’s Heart.

If you missed the live event, you can watch a replay of Melia’s book club here:

About the Books

The Heroines Club: A Mother-Daughter Empowerment Circle offers nourishing guidance and a creative approach for mothers and daughters, aged 7+, to learn and grow together through the study of women’s history.THC-Book-Club

Each month focuses on a different heroine, featuring athletes, inventors, artists, and revolutionaries from around the world including Frida Kahlo, Rosalind Franklin, Amelia Earhart, Anne Frank, Maya Angelou and Malala Yousafzai as strong role models for young girls to learn about, look up to, and be inspired by.

Offering thought-provoking discussion, powerful rituals, and engaging creative activities, The Heroines Club fortifies our daughters’ self-esteem, invigorates mothers’ spirits, and nourishes the mother-daughter relationship. In a culture that can make mothering daughters seem intimidating and isolating, it offers an antidote: a revolutionary model for empowering your daughter and strengthening your mother-daughter relationship.

The Hero’s Heart – A Coming of Age Circle for Boys (And the Mothers who Love them) is a groundbreaking new approach to raising healthy, compassionate, and emotionally intact young men. Innovative and timely, this mother-son curriculum is an answer to what our boys need in order to thrive – rather than just survive – in the current culture of traditional masculinity. With genuine encouragement and invaluable insight, Melia inspires mothers to create the intentional communities, character-shaping opportunities, and rite-of-passage experiences that adolescent boys crave. The Hero’s Heart is a gift to anyone involved in raising or nurturing boys.

By sharing The Hero’s Heart together, your son will:

  • Develop a strong sense of self and values.
    Learn to be comfortable with intimacy, authenticity, and vulnerability in relationships with others.
    Develop a solid working relationship with his own inner guidance system.
    Be well-prepared to safely navigate peer-pressure, drugs, alcohol and sex.

A revolutionary twelve-month journey for mothers and sons, ages 9–14 to explore the core values and themes our boys need most in their passage to healthy young manhood.

Meet the author

Melia Keeton-Digby author of The Heroines Club and The Hero's Heart, Womancraft Publishing
Melia Keeton-Digby is a writer and speech-language pathologist specializing in dyslexia. She is the founder and creator of The Nest, a sacred gathering space in Georgia, USA, where she first birthed her mother-daughter and mother-son empowerment circles, on which her books are based. Melia is passionate about supporting mothers in raising confident and connected children.

Book Club #5: March 2023

Pippa Grace, Mother in the Mother
— Our Mothers, Our Selves, creative approaches to generational healing

Thanks to everyone who attended our March 2023 Womancraft book club, featuring the beautiful Mother in the Mother by Pippa Grace.

Watch a replay of the Mother in the Mother book club here:

About the Book

Mother in the Mother by Pippa Grace, Womancraft PublishingWhen a woman becomes a mother, it is often a time she reflects back upon the way she herself was mothered. Our maternal inheritance from our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and beyond can have a great influence upon the ways in which we choose to bring up our own children.

Whilst much has been written about the complexity of the mother/daughter relationship, Mother in the Mother explores new territory by looking at the three-way relationship between grandmother, mother and child. Featuring the voices of over 50 mothers from a diverse range of ages, cultural backgrounds and experiences exploring themes of: love, stress, loss, healing, belonging, infertility, mental and physical health issues, twin pregnancy, adoption, pre-maturity, sexuality, single motherhood, young motherhood, abortion, maternal ambiguity and long-distance relationships with families of birth.

This is a personal and her-storic exploration of maternal lineage by project creator, Pippa Grace. Guidance on creating your own healing, creative projects based on the activities used in Mother in the Mother workshops. Diverse, rich, celebratory, challenging, sometimes painful and ultimately uplifting together the stories in Mother in the Mother illuminate how the strength of maternal love can have the power to heal and overcome adversity.

Meet the author

Pippa Grace author of Mother in the Mother by Pippa Grace, Womancraft Publishing

Pippa Grace is a socially engaged artist, writer and sculptor. Her work brings together over 24 years of training and working in the worlds of holistic health, body work, dance, creative writing, journalism, film, photography and sculpture.

She has run participatory arts projects with a diverse range of communities since 2001. She facilitates the sharing of stories and the creation of ‘visual narratives’ at beautifully held workshops. Participants tell their story using a combination of media including textiles, book-making, creative writing and digital storytelling. Pippa is particularly interested in helping to give voice to the quiet, every-day stories that may otherwise be overlooked or forgotten. Where voices have been silenced, her practice helps them find a creative way to speak out.

A passionate feminist for as long as she can remember, Pippa specialises in working women, exploring issues including motherhood, grand-motherhood, menarche, the female body and trauma. In her sculptural practice, she investigates the ways in which our personal and collective stories are frequently embedded within our bodies. All of her work is grounded by an ongoing fascination with, and research into, the healing qualities of literature, myth, fairytale, storytelling, dream and archetype.

Pippa lives in Bristol and is a mother to two amazing daughters.

Book Club #4: January 2023

Alice B. Grist, Dirty & Divine
— Unlocking the Wisdom of the Tarot to guide you in Daily Life

Our first Book Club of 2023 featured our resident tarot expert, Alice B. Grist, author of many books including Dirty and Divine: a transformative journey through tarot. In conversation with Womancraft Publishing founder Lucy H. Pearce, they shared cards and a reading from her stunning book, Dirty & Divine, as well as answering your questions.

Watch a replay of the Dirty & Divine book club here:

About the Book

There is something sacred within you, in all that you are and all that you do. In a mix of you that is everyday dirty, and spiritually divine, there is something so perfect, something more. Welcome to your journey back home; to your dirty, divine passage back to you.

Wherever you are, whether beginner or seasoned tarot practitioner, Dirty & Divine is written for you, to accompany you on a powerful personal intuitive journey to plumb the depths of your existence and encompass the spectrum of wisdom that the cards can offer.

Dirty & Divine is a tarot-led vision quest to reclaiming your femininity in all its lucid and colourful depths.

Meet the author

Alice B. Grist, author of Dirty & Divine, Womancraft Publishing

Alice B. Grist is a soulful mama with a passionate belief in the divine that resides in us all. Her approach is refreshingly gritty with a huge focus on the darker, dirtier, and amusing side of a spiritual, human experience. Alice has four previously published books garnering awards and international acclaim as the perfect bridge for a modern reader to a more soulful life. She lives in Leicestershire, UK, with her musician husband and two daughters.

alicegrist.co.uk

Book Club #3: November 2022

Wendy Havlir Cherry, The Mistress of Longing
— Learning to Say Yes to your Longing

November’s live virtual Book Club will feature Wendy Havlir Cherry talking about her hauntingly beautiful book, The Mistress of Longing, and giving you a chance to ask questions.

Watch a replay of our The Mistress of Longing book club now:

About the Book

It is only through entering our longing that we can also unlock the door of belonging.

The Mistress of Longing is…

  • An invitation to listen and trust the deep feminine that longs to be heard.
  • A love letter from, and for, devotion.
  • A prescription for a passionate and creative life.
  • A sacred reclamation.
  • A liberation of desire.
  • A hymn to kindness.
  • The voice of a modern mystic.

Meet the author

Wendy Havlir Cherry, author of The Mistress of Longing, Womancraft Publishing

Wendy Havlir Cherry, is a poet, mindfulness instructor, and spiritual mentor. She holds three Master’s Degrees, in Eastern Classics, Western Philosophy and Counselling from a Contemplative Psychotherapy approach. She has worked for many years as a psychotherapist with individuals and groups, adults and children, using mindfulness, play therapy, poetry, and storytelling.
Wendy has been a continuing student of Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, PhD, and author of Women Who Run with the Wolves, taking advanced trainings in Curanderismo in The Heart of the Wounded Healer series, and the integration of storytelling and the healing arts for helping professions in The Mysterium series

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Book Club #2: September 2022

Lucy H. Pearce, She of the Sea
— Diving into the Depths of the Sacred Feminine

At September’s live virtual Book Club you will hear Lucy read from and talk about the book and have a chance to ask your questions. Some of the contributors to the book will also be present and there will be a short She of the Sea ritual. It is going to be really lovely and we hope you can come!

Watch a replay of our She of the Sea book club now:

About the Book

The tenth book from bestselling author of Burning Woman, Medicine Woman, Moon Time and Creatrix, Lucy H. Pearce.

She of the Sea is a lyrical exploration of the call of the sea and the depth of our connection to it, rooted in the author’s personal experience living on the coast of the Celtic Sea, in Ireland.

This book spans from coastal plants to the colour blue, pebbles to prayer, via shapeshifting and suicidal ideation, erosion and immersion, cold water swimming and water birth, seaweed and cyanotypes, from Japanese freedivers and Celtic sea goddesses, selkies to surfing, and mermaids to Mary.

She of the Sea is a strange and wonderful deep dive into the inner sea and the Feminine, exploring where the real and the magical, the salty and the sacred meet, within and without, and what implications this has for us as both individuals…and a species in these tumultuous times.

Dreamlike, meditative, poetic, She of the Sea is a love song. To the ocean. To becoming. To magic. To freedom.

With contributions from thirty sea-loving artists, musicians, cold water swimmers, mothers, environmental educators, witches, mermaids, priestesses and writers from around the world, who share their love for the stretch of sea they call home, from the Irish Sea to the Caribbean, via the Mediterranean and the North Sea, the Pacific and the Atlantic.

Meet the author

Gina Martin author of the When She Wakes trilogy

Lucy H. Pearce is the author of ten life-changing non-fiction books for women, including her best-selling Burning Woman – an incendiary exploration of women and power – written for every woman who burns with passion, has been burned with shame, and in another time or place would be burned at the stake.

Lucy’s work is dedicated to supporting women’s empowered, embodied expression through her writing, teaching and art. She lives in East Cork, Ireland, where she runs Womancraft Publishing – creating life-changing, paradigm-shifting books by women, for women.

She blogs on creativity at: dreamingaloud.net

Book Club #1: July 2022

Gina Martin, Sisters of the Solstice Moon
— Priestessing in the Future: the loss of goddess culture and rise of patriarchy

Thank you so much to all who joined the first Womancraft Book Club.

We so enjoyed hearing Gina talk about her book Sisters of the Solstice Moon and thank you for all your questions.

Watch a replay of our first book club now:

About the Book

On the Winter Solstice, thirteen women across the world see the same terrifying vision. Their world is about to experience ravaging destruction. All that is now sacred will be destroyed. Each answers the call, to journey to Egypt, and save the wisdom of the Goddess:

She who is Kali Ma from the jungles of Arya, Tiamet from the Roof of the World, Badh of the Cailleach from the land of Eiru, Awa from the Land of Yemaya, Uxua of Ix Chel from the Yucatan, Parasfahe from the Land of Inanna… all racing against time and history to bring us their story.

This is the history before history. This is herstory, as it emerged.

Sisters of the Solstice Moon is the first book in the ‘When She Wakes’ trilogy, followed by Walking the Threads of Time and the newly released finale She is Here. All available to buy now from our webshop and all good booksellers.

Meet the author

Gina Martin author of the When She Wakes trilogy

Gina Martin is a founding mother and High Priestess of Triple Spiral of Dún na Sidhe, a pagan spiritual congregation in the Hudson Valley. She is a ritualist, teacher, healer, mother, and writer of sacred songs.

Gina is a practitioner of Classical Chinese medicine and a Board certified licensed acupuncturist.

She lives as a steward of the land that previously held a village of the Ramapough Lenape where people can come together now to remember the Old Ways. She is kept company by her husband and dogs, as well as the Sidhe who live in the hills.

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