Positing that modern society is an adolescent culture, driven by greed and power and lying on the cusp of an era of spiritual growth and shifting values, this book explores mythic themes in various historical eras to explain the past, present, and future of the human experience. It suggests that the world is facing a rite of passage into adulthood and that a time of cooperation, stabilization, and sharing is approaching. With an original theory of history based on developmental psychology, including an analysis of masculine and feminine archetypes, this thoughtful guide weaves the narratives of human history and individuals' experiences into a path of enlightenment and a way to catalyze social change.
About the Author
Anodea Judith, PhD, is the founder and director of Sacred Centers and a groundbreaking thinker, writer, and spiritual teacher. She holds master's and doctoral degrees in psychology and human health, with lifelong studies of alternative medicine, yoga, mythology, and mystic spirituality. She is considered the country's foremost expert on the interpretation of the Chakra system for the Western lifestyle.
"A powerful guide through the violence and brilliance of the past up to the present and beyond. . . . It's a beautiful piece of work." —Barbara Marx Hubbard, author, Conscious Evolution
"Read this book and help save our world." —Bruce Lipton, author, The Biology of Belief
"A thoughtful guide for the perplexed. Accessible, well wrought, and insightful." —Leonard Shlain, author, The Alphabet Versus the Goddess
"Judith's book looks ahead with hope and celebrates relationships revitalized by the dynamic feminine." —Duane Elgin, author, Promise Ahead