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We menstruate more now than at any time in human history. Girls are starting to menstruate earlier due to protein-rich diets and hormones in food; women are less likely to die young; we have fewer children and therefore spend less time not menstruating. Increased work and family stresses, in addition to more periods, mean that women are more physically and psychologicallyWe menstruate more now than at any time in human history. Girls are starting to menstruate earlier due to protein-rich diets and hormones in food; women are less likely to die young; we have fewer children and therefore spend less time not menstruating. Increased work and family stresses, in addition to more periods, mean that women are more physically and psychologically vulnerable to negative attitudes to menstruation. So it is more important than ever that we investigate ways to make our periods physically, emotionally, and spiritually healthy....

Title : Her Blood Is Gold: Celebrating the Power of Menstruation
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ISBN : 9780062506412
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 187 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Her Blood Is Gold: Celebrating the Power of Menstruation Reviews

  • Sophie Knightly
    2019-03-19 16:59

    As a right of passage, every young girl on the brink of womanhood should read this book. When we, as women, understand our bodies and the magic within us , only then can we use our power to help the world and bring back into balance the sacred feminine.

  • Theresa
    2019-03-20 16:56

    What an empowering read! I especially enjoyed the historical references and comparisons of cultural rituals. This book inspired me to analyze the misogynist culture we live in today and to recognize, despite the improvement of the treatment of women over the centuries, there is still a great deal of shaming against women in society. The "convenience" of tampons and media portrayal of menstruation-- who really is uncomfortable, whose comfort are we really addressing? Certainly society wants us to ignore and/or suppress our menstruation, cover it up and don't talk about it... how crazy! A natural, normal, biological process unique to women should be revered and respected, not used to shame women. With an open mind, the author will guide you towards accepting, appreciating, and honoring your monthly cycle.

  • Rosa Ramôa
    2019-03-12 20:43

    "Com a era industrial, muitas associações feitas com a lua desapareceram da vida quotidiana. Mas só precisamos voltar cem ou duzentos anos para encontrar evidências do relacionamento crucial entre as fases da lua, a agricultura e os costumes. Muitas culturas perceberam o relacionamento das fases da lua com o crescimento das plantas, e este conhecimento persiste até hoje. Em algumas regiões da índia e em várias regiões do Mundo, ainda é comum a prática da agricultura seguindo os ciclos lunares.A importância da lua para os antigos sobrevive em várias tradições. Os bolos de aniversário modernos tem a sua origem no costume grego de homenagear todos os meses o dia do nascimento de Artémis, a deusa da lua, com bolos iluminados no formato de lua cheia. Na Gália,a lua crescente era um símbolo importante, e as pessoas faziam seus bolos de comunhão acompanhando seu formato. A França moderna ainda faz esses bolos,e os chamas de Croissants (crescentes), coloquialmente conhecidos como Moon-teeth( dentes da lua). A lua governa a noite,e por isso a escuridão - aquela que não pode ser imediatamente percebida. a lua possui beleza luminosa que nos impulsiona a um estado diferente de consciência. Enquanto o sol ilumina o dia para o trabalho e para a actividade da vida quotidiana, a lua ilumina para um aspecto diferente da experiência humana - a vida interior, a imaginação os domínios fluidos e difusos do inconsciente."

  • Jane Bennett
    2019-03-05 15:33

    I've just finished reading Her Blood is Gold for the second time, the first being about 12 years ago. I was even more impressed the second time around and have been recommending it in the strongest terms to everyone, men and women, since. Her Blood is Gold is a seminal, thoughtful and enlightening book that explores this most deeply female experience and why it needs attention, gentle consideration and curiosity. Thank you to Lara Owen for her deep contemplation, her scholarship and her vision.

  • Andrea
    2019-03-01 15:49

    Great resources and powerful info on connecting with your menstruation!

  • Cathy
    2019-03-10 15:36

    I skimmed this book and found it pretty dull and mostly a rant about how women should be more respected. I understand and appreciate the idea that we could change our thoughts/actions to revere our cycles more instead of trying to make our bodies fit in to the rest of our lives. I also value the concept of women's bodies being in touch with the moon cycles and nature in general. But overall, the author seemed to have a chip on her shoulder and I didn't like the book.

  • Sidney Davis
    2019-03-11 17:33

    Every woman who is searching and wanting to discover her true innerself should read this book often and then have it for reference material. They should read and own this book. This book inspired the Facebook group Blood Moon Sabbath Woman's Cave where the page administrator ofter puts up qoutes from this book.

  • Kathleen Everett
    2019-03-17 15:47

    there are just a few books that i can say definitely changed my life. this is at the top of the list. can be hard to find, but is well worth the effort. a historical and philosophical discussion of menstruation

  • Christi
    2019-03-03 23:46

    Oh my militant high school/college days...

  • Lia
    2019-03-16 22:57

    Excellent book to invite women to see their monthly blood as sacred and welcome rather than as a mess and bother.

  • Ness
    2019-03-14 22:52

    Was a bit more woo-woo than I was expecting, but I was kind of into it.

  • Alicia
    2019-02-24 18:57

    Women's empowerment at it's finest. a MUST read for all women.

  • Anna
    2019-02-23 15:41

    Gives a really positive and uplifting perspective on the menstrual cycle. Also great tips for taking care of ourselves and listening to our bodies. I recommend for anyone who menstruates!