From one of the leading
spiritual practitioners writing and working today, a landmark
book that celebrates a new mythic model for the middle years
of a woman's life — the Queen! |
Millions of women are now entering or in the midst of midlife.
With unprecedented freedom, education, longevity, and wealth,
they hold positions of unheard of responsibility and stature.
No longer Maidens, nor Mothers, and not yet old Crones, the
question arises: Where do these dynamic, accomplished middle-aged
women fit into the traditional description of the three stages
In The Queen of My
Self, Donna Henes proposes
a completely original paradigm — that
of the midlife Queen, a woman in her prime who has achieved
wisdom, mastery, and
self-esteem — that reflects more accurately the realities
and needs of women today.
Henes draws on history, mythology, and literature, her own
life experience, as well as stories from women in many different
societies, situations and stations to provide upbeat, practical,
and ceremonial inspiration for all women who want to enjoy
the fruits of an influential, passionate, and powerful maturity.
"Finally, an archetype of midlife power and maturity that
I can relate to — The Queen. Thank you Donna for providing
this much-needed missing piece of women's wisdom."
—Christiane Northrup, M.D.
— Author of Women's
Bodies, Women's Wisdom and
The Wisdom of Menopause