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Cycles of Belonging

honouring ourselves through the sacred cycles of life

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A guide to unlocking the powers of cyclic living to lead a more fulfilling, meaningful, and wholehearted life.

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Cycles 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.

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.

Additional information

Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 216 × 140 mm
Sub-title

honouring ourselves through the sacred cycles of life

Author

Stella Tomlinson

Pages

278

ISBN

978-1-910559-73-4

Release date

January 2022

Signed?

Signed by the author

eBook ISBN

978-1-910559-48-2

Cover artist

Katja Perez

Praise

Praise for Cycles of Belonging

A beautiful book on flowing in rhythm with the sacred cycles of life.
Rebecca Campbell, bestselling author of Rise Sister Rise

Sometimes, when we feel tired, stressed, disconnected or frustrated we just need a friend, like Stella Tomlinson and her beautiful book. Cycles of Belonging takes you gently by the hand, guiding you into and through great temples of the seasons, the moon and the goddess. This book is an invitation to find the possibilities of presence and healing we can all benefit from. Practical and beautiful magic indeed! Thank you, Stella!
Sarah Robinson, bestselling author of Yoga for Witches, Kitchen Witch and Yin Magic

Cycles of Belonging is a beautifully compiled book that captures the essence of the feminine energy, the energy of Goddess, which is part of everyone’s life, whether you know it or not. The awareness of the cyclical (opposed to linear) nature of life is a gift which invites a different way of being than we are used to in our patriarchal society. With welcoming us into the different ‘temples of belonging’, which range from the intimate (breath/sacred blood) to the communal (seasons/archetypes), Stella offers both valuable insights and practical tools to explore these different cyclical ways of how we can experience our lives. Offering reflections on the shadow side of each of the cycles, journal work and rituals to perform, Cycles of Belonging can be a reference book as well as a useful tool to help you build a daily practice… either way, well worth having on your bookshelf!
Marion Brigantia van Eupen, tutor of the Brighde-Brigantia trainings, co-organiser of The Glastonbury Goddess Conference and co-founder of The Temple of Avalon in Glastonbury, UK

Cycles of Belonging is a beautiful reminder of our innate connection to nature ? our nature ? and a remembering of the ever-present energy of the feminine. With awareness of the cycles in us and around us, Stella guides you to flow with life rather than compete against it. It’s a book for any woman who feels out of alignment in this overly masculine energetic world and craves a return to herself.
Lyn Thurman, author, oracle creator and priestess

Cyclical rhythms structure our lives and Stella’s book offers simple everyday practices to support your reconnection to vital cycles. In friendly sisterly style this book shows you how to integrate the embodied rhythmic patterns of your own experiences with the wider seasonal cycles of the living Earth and the turning moon: a simple way to live in sacred harmony with life herself. For those beginning to tread this path I recommend this guide.
Uma Dinsmore-Tuli PhD, author of Yoni Shakti – a woman’s guide to power and freedom through yoga and tantra and Nidra Shakti – the power of rest: an encyclopaedia of yoga nidra

Meet the author: Pippa Grace

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.

Meet the artist: Katja Perez

KATJA PEREZ, creator of Magic Hands on the cover of Cycles of Belonging by Stella Tomlinson, Womancraft Publishing
Magic Hands by Katja Perez on the cover of Cycles of Belonging by Stella Tomlinson, Womancraft Publishing
Womancraft Publishing is proud to celebrate not just the words, but the images of talented women too.

KATJA PEREZ, creator of the image ‘Magic Hands’ used for the cover of Cycles of Belonging, is a German-American illustrator, graphic designer, and web designer currently living in Germany with her husband, twin boys, dog Ralph, and cat Princess Arthur. She loves creating artwork traditionally with pen, ink, watercolor, or oil paint just as much as drawing and painting digitally. Her art style is often described as playful and feminine with a cosmic vibe. She pulls inspiration from everyday chaotic life, balancing motherhood, a day job, and freelancing but also loves exploring otherworldly themes and stories like fairy tales, folklore, and fantasy.