Book Review: Goddesses Never Age by Christine Northrup, M.D.
Hay House , Health , Uncategorized , Women Studies / April 30, 2015

Book Review: Goddesses Never Age by Christine Northrup, M.D. Review by Dawn Thomas Publisher: Hay House Release date: February 24, 2015 408 pages This is an amazing book and I know I will go back and reread it many times. The author writes with her heart and soul. You can tell she really wants women to see themselves in a positive light. The book is divided into 12 chapters. Chapter 1 Goddesses are ageless breaks the myths of aging and helps you understand what it means to be ageless and a goddess. Chapter 2 Goddesses know the power of pleasure and indulgence. Chapter 3 Goddesses use the healing power within this chapter and the following chapter to address different perspectives on women’s bodies and physical health in regards to menopause. Chapter 4 Goddesses understand the causes of health concerns. Chapter 5 Goddesses grieve, rage, and move on. This chapter will help teach you to release old emotions dealing with grief, anger and shame. Chapter 6 Goddesses are sexy and sensual. This chapter will help you reclaim your sexuality. Chapter 7 Goddesses love without losing themselves. This chapter continues where chapter 6 left off. We learn how to release toxic emotions…

Book review Merlin Stone Remembered, Her Life and Works by David B. Axelrod, Carol F. Thomas, and Lenny Schneir
Biography , Feminism , Uncategorized , Women Studies / November 2, 2014

Book review Merlin Stone Remembered, Her Life and Works by David B. Axelrod, Carol F. Thomas, and Lenny Schneir By Dawn Thomas Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd 9780738740911 Before I began reading this book, I did not know Merlin Stone for the woman she was.  The book has several authors but the most important to me was Lenny.  He was her partner for more than thirty years and knew her better than anyone.  Lenny describes himself at the beginning of the book as someone we could easily despise.  But he tells the story of how his life changed all because of meeting Merlin.  She changed his life and his way of thinking and seen the world. Merlin was a very quiet woman and did not need the limelight that comes from being famous.  There are stories in the book of how she touched other women’s lives with her writing.  She brought the goddess back from obscurity.  She was one of the front runners for the feminist movement in the 1960s and 1970s. She was a carefree spirit and did not have a need for worldly things.  She spent years hitchhiking through Europe, traveling with only a backpack, while researching her first book. …

Book Review: The Tree Mothers, Living Wisdom of the Ogham Trees By Mut Danu
Faeries , Nature , Ogham , Trees , Uncategorized , Women Studies / August 25, 2014

  Book Review: The Tree Mothers, Living Wisdom of the Ogham TreesBy Mut DanuCover design and illustrations by Alexis Umowski Review by Dawn Thomas Print Length: 212 pages When I heard there would be a second edition of this book I rushed to get my copy. The details of each tree show the depth of Mut Danu’s knowledge. Her writing style is easy to follow and provides insight into the Ogham and the trees they represent. Each chapter is dedicated to a tree represented by the Ogham with the B-L-N version of the Ogham alphabet. Each chapter provides a background on the Ogham along with a story.  She also includes references to the world of Faery and provides visualizations and meditations for the reader. Each chapter has several elements – prepare the circle, going underground, returning to the world above, journaling, and share your unique findings with others. I will use Duir as an example of what the reader will experience with each chapter. The chapter begins with a description of the Ogham letter and the number of moons relative to a Solstice. In the case of Duir the summer solstice occurs during this Ogham cycle. Mut Danu includes the…