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Free ePub ✓ mobi Soul and Shadow õ 9781872983431 ´ ✭ Soul and Shadow Books ✯ Author Kathy Jones – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk A Journey of Transformation withinthe sacred Landscape of Glastonbury AvalonThe small country town of Glastonbury in Somerset England is a physical expression of the SacreA Journey of Transformation withinthe sacred Landscape of Glastonbury AvalonThe small country town of Glastonbury in Somerset England is a physical expression of the Sacred Isle of Avalon the Otherworldly Paradise where Goddess dwells always and forever Here She is known as the La In several ways this book amazed me First I was blown away by Kathy Jones’ utter honesty about profoundly personal parts of her life her deep fears her screw ups her cancers and her confusions about her own life motivations and leadership abilities Second whatever she herself felt about it I was struck by Kathy’s remarkable ability to lead others The sheer number of outstanding Goddess workshops classes presentations field trips conferences plays and other activities she has lead created andor organized is overwhelming After finishing the book I am in awe of her energy dedication and creativity Third Kathy describes her years long battle with certain members of the UK Goddess community her attempts to understand and heal the ancient wounds she feels caused this friction wounds not only in the others but also in herself Despite all her painful and laborious work however the abuse continued mostly on social media What’s amazing to me is that Kathy didn’t give up At one point driving in her car she looked at a wall ahead of her and had thoughts of driving into it She didn’t and she didn’t desert the Glastonbury Goddess community either As someone who’s organized and lead Goddess and other women’s groups myself I can attest that almost every leadership issue Kathy experienced was an issue I experienced myself As Kathy notes some women drawn to women’s groups seem a bit likely to be those extra damaged by the patriarchy The uestion is how do we deal with this? Kathy thinks one way Goddess devotees can heal their wounds is by reliving the experiences they suffered during past lives when they were connected to Goddess temples while these temples were being obliterated by patriarchal men and possibly women too A fourth amazing part of this book consists of Kathy’s attempts to help readers relive the closing of the ancient Goddess temples She does so in 10 15 short “stories” that pepper the second half of her book I call them stories because they have characters dialog settings action and all other aspects of literature but Kathy says many came to her as visions In each story Kathy is a central character as if she herself is actually going back in time and reliving her lives in several ancient Goddess temples as each was decimated this temple destruction was a long drawn out process beginning around 4000 BC and ending around 400 AD – plenty of time for someone today to have lived through countless closings What follows are short excerpts from two of these visions I“We are inside the Sanctuary of the Temple the door to the outer Courtyard is bolted There is noise and shouting outside We the Priestesses of Her Temple are gathered together in circle They are dressing me in an old cloak hiding my hair and face beneath a hood We sing praises to the Lady with tear filled eyes and fear trembling our voices I am the one who has been Chosen by Lot to leave by the secret exit to run from the invaders to escape taking with me the Lady’s Treasures all that we revere and honour to hide deep in the land These Her most Sacred Objects – the Maiden Grael the Sacred Cup of Love the Mother’s Chalice all are wrapped in leather or hessian cloth to protect them through time and placed in the basket I now hold I shall guard these Treasures with my life” II“I AM HERE AGAIN in another time at another ending “I AM RUNNING running so hard My lungs are bursting My heart is pounding Fear filled adrenalin courses through my veins I can barely breathe but I keep going I am running for my life Away away from the Temple of Artemis away from that Sacred Place which has been my home since I was a child “I have learned the practices of invisibility but my fear overwhelms the centre ground and I know that I can be seen as a whirl of colour and energy rushing by Heads turn to watch the frantic woman pass veils streaming I glance backwards and there on the far hill the stone Temple gleams in the sunlight I see the spiral of smoke reaching upwards to the sky a tiny tendril of flame curling out through a window By the gate there are men in strange garb looking towards the town“I duck down to hide Voices around me have also noticed the smoke “’Look look Is our Temple on fire?’ “’Mystress can we help you?’Especially those leading Goddess groups will want to read this book It’s comforting to read someone who’s shared your difficult experiences the book provides ideas about how to cope in such a role and Kathy herself serves as a superb role model re Goddess leadership

text Ì Soul and Shadow Ò Kathy Jones

Dy of Avalon Nolava of the Sacred Land Goddess of love compassion discernment deep healing and transformation The Path of becoming Her Priestess or Priest is not easy as the Lady opens our hearts to our Soul’s energies and brings us also to meet the Shadow places within so that This book is a shocking display of everything that is wrong with women groups I found it to be a tell all book of slander and fingerpointing When a person puts themselves out there as a spiritual leader whatever they create is their responsibility If the women she had problems with giving her feedback she didn't like rather than owning it and listening she feels betrayed and needs to write a thick book complaining about it? I was completely turned off by Kathy making the women around her out to be some kind of conspiracy Making herself out to be the crucified matriarchal Messiah birthing a 'motherworld' was just such a bizarre thing for her to try and sell In fact Hasn't this always been the Great Mother's world? The Goddess birthed it into being not Kathy Jones I cannot swallow the idea that the divine feminine is somehow driven from the world until Kathy could midwife her back Many great women and men for that matter have preserved traditions and the underground stream of knowledge at even at greater costs But I guess that is the way of people who get caught up in being the chosen one when really you were only passed the baton I don't know how anyone can read this book especially those who have known the author and not find it disturbing Previous to this book I had respect for the author I found this to be a very strange thing to put out into the public eye She obviously was having a bad day for a long time I have compassion for her but It is too bad she used this medium to air out hers and other peoples dirty laundry I wonder if the people she named in her book have read it because I am honestly surprised she has not been sued yet Disturbing bizarreVery Very disappointing and plain sad

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Soul and Shadow Our wounds might be healedIn this book Kathy Jones describes her own Priestess journey as her Shadow wounding revealed itself in experiences of cancer accident and voracious personal attacks on social media All so that she might heal herself of the wounds of this and previous live Hard to stop reading story when you once started reading A book with many layers describing the healing in today the story of the past and of how things can connect from yesterday til today when you walk the path of being an priestess of the Goddess Also a story about how the Glastonbury Goddess Temple came to be in the early days and the process of an organisation until today