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What happens when a former Zen Buddhist monk and his feminist wife experience an apparition of the Virgin Mary? "This book could not have come at a more auspicious time, and the message is mystical perfection, not to mention a courageous one. I adore this book."--Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit Before a vision of a mysterious "Lady" invited Clark Strand and Pe What happens when a former Zen Buddhist monk and his feminist wife experience an apparition of the Virgin Mary? "This book could not have come at a more auspicious time, and the message is mystical perfection, not to mention a courageous one. I adore this book."--Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit Before a vision of a mysterious "Lady" invited Clark Strand and Perdita Finn to pray the rosary, they were not only uninterested in becoming Catholic but finished with institutional religion altogether. Their main spiritual concerns were the fate of the planet and the future of their children and grandchildren in an age of ecological collapse. But this Lady barely even referred to the Church and its proscriptions. Instead, she spoke of the miraculous power of the rosary to transform lives and heal the planet, and revealed the secrets she had hidden within the rosary's prayers and mysteries--secrets of a past age when forests were the only cathedrals and people wove rose garlands for a Mother whose loving presence was as close as the ground beneath their feet. She told Strand and Finn: The rosary is My body, and My body is the body of the world. Your body is one with that body. What cause could there be for fear? Weaving together their own remarkable story of how they came to the rosary, their discoveries about the eco-feminist wisdom at the heart of this ancient devotion, and the life-changing revelations of the Lady herself, the authors reveal an ancestral path--available to everyone, religious or not--that returns us to the powerful healing rhythms of the natural world.


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What happens when a former Zen Buddhist monk and his feminist wife experience an apparition of the Virgin Mary? "This book could not have come at a more auspicious time, and the message is mystical perfection, not to mention a courageous one. I adore this book."--Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit Before a vision of a mysterious "Lady" invited Clark Strand and Pe What happens when a former Zen Buddhist monk and his feminist wife experience an apparition of the Virgin Mary? "This book could not have come at a more auspicious time, and the message is mystical perfection, not to mention a courageous one. I adore this book."--Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit Before a vision of a mysterious "Lady" invited Clark Strand and Perdita Finn to pray the rosary, they were not only uninterested in becoming Catholic but finished with institutional religion altogether. Their main spiritual concerns were the fate of the planet and the future of their children and grandchildren in an age of ecological collapse. But this Lady barely even referred to the Church and its proscriptions. Instead, she spoke of the miraculous power of the rosary to transform lives and heal the planet, and revealed the secrets she had hidden within the rosary's prayers and mysteries--secrets of a past age when forests were the only cathedrals and people wove rose garlands for a Mother whose loving presence was as close as the ground beneath their feet. She told Strand and Finn: The rosary is My body, and My body is the body of the world. Your body is one with that body. What cause could there be for fear? Weaving together their own remarkable story of how they came to the rosary, their discoveries about the eco-feminist wisdom at the heart of this ancient devotion, and the life-changing revelations of the Lady herself, the authors reveal an ancestral path--available to everyone, religious or not--that returns us to the powerful healing rhythms of the natural world.

30 review for The Way of the Rose: The Radical Path of the Divine Feminine Hidden in the Rosary

  1. 5 out of 5

    Cynthia

    As a Protestant, I had never understood the Catholic preoccupation with Mary. This book not only helped me be open to Marion spirituality, it also set the concept of a feminine God into a context of worldwide, pre-Christian beliefs. I found this book fascinating, and I'll have to admit, I've started using Rosary beads in my prayer life. The authors of this book alternate the narratives and devotionals, and I found them both fascinating. Neither of them is Roman Catholic, and neither of them is a As a Protestant, I had never understood the Catholic preoccupation with Mary. This book not only helped me be open to Marion spirituality, it also set the concept of a feminine God into a context of worldwide, pre-Christian beliefs. I found this book fascinating, and I'll have to admit, I've started using Rosary beads in my prayer life. The authors of this book alternate the narratives and devotionals, and I found them both fascinating. Neither of them is Roman Catholic, and neither of them is affiliated with any particular church or religion. However, they both have a close affiliation to Mary and a dedicated practice of praying the Rosary. This book covered a lot of territory - the idea of a feminine deity, an urgency to protect the earth, and a passionate interest in praying with Rosary beads. Those interested in theology and ways in which religion and spirituality are evolving will find much in this book to ponder. Highly recommended for those serious about spirituality.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Val Ely

    This book is based on total bunk theology. Not accurate information regarding the beautiful prayer devotion that is the Rosary. If you’re into new age, private revelation superstitions and making up your own religion, you may like this book. But it’s not orthodox in any way, this couple is not an authority on Catholicism, they are not even Christians nor are they affiliated with anything close to the Church. And claiming that the woman who appeared to them is anywhere close to being the BVM is n This book is based on total bunk theology. Not accurate information regarding the beautiful prayer devotion that is the Rosary. If you’re into new age, private revelation superstitions and making up your own religion, you may like this book. But it’s not orthodox in any way, this couple is not an authority on Catholicism, they are not even Christians nor are they affiliated with anything close to the Church. And claiming that the woman who appeared to them is anywhere close to being the BVM is near blasphemous, but definitely ludicrous considering their beliefs and what they claim she said to them. Sacred Scripture in the Bible says that even if an angel from heaven should appear to you and preach a gospel different to this let them be anathema! This book is a distraction, at best, to teach idolatrous love of the earth while twisting the use of an ancient means of prayer. Don’t even get me started on the Divine Feminine crap that is touted. The Rosary is centered around using prayer beads to connect you to the heart of God, the Father, through the power of the Holy Spirit, by meditating on the life, death and resurrection of Christ. This book is not about that in any way. So, please don’t waste your time but at least know what you’re getting into: paganism. Catholics do not worship a feminine god, nor do we worship the earth, nor do we worship Mary. We worship the Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They are the only ones who can claim Divinity. This was extremely disappointing and even appalling in many areas throughout. Untruths abound and it’s obvious in many places where political ideologies are heavy, laced with anti-church agendas and third wave feminism which is woven into pretending this is all about some liberating kind of spiritual practice that is supported by the Blessed Virgin Mary. Total trash. As a practicing Catholic and devout Christian, I know my history, I know my Rosary, I know my Church, I know my beliefs and to pretend this book is in any way connected to Catholicism or Christianity is highly offensive to me.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    I definitely enjoyed this book, even though I am no longer Catholic and never had instruction in how to pray the rosary. I am a big believer in the Divine Feminine and found this book freeing as well as informative about Mother Mary and how other cultures perceive and worship the Divine Feminine. I learned a LOT and have been inspired to create my own set of prayer beads along with my own prayers as a daily ritual. Thanks to NetGalley, the author and publisher for an advanced reading copy of thi I definitely enjoyed this book, even though I am no longer Catholic and never had instruction in how to pray the rosary. I am a big believer in the Divine Feminine and found this book freeing as well as informative about Mother Mary and how other cultures perceive and worship the Divine Feminine. I learned a LOT and have been inspired to create my own set of prayer beads along with my own prayers as a daily ritual. Thanks to NetGalley, the author and publisher for an advanced reading copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    Such an important book for our times. A feminine shift is sweeping the planet. Philosophically, women’s voices are finally being heard within important discourses. Understanding the importance of this work is essential if we are to sustain the human race. A perfect book for people who care about humanity.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Namrata

    First, this comes out a day before my birthday. Second, LOOK AT THAT COVER. And third, this book sounds like heaven to me.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Gerry Dee

    Enjoyed this book and the way it wove strands of Mother Earth mythology, Christian practice and ecological angst together into a believable (well, I believed it) philosophy/theology for our modern times. The ritual of the rosary with it's soul satisfying Ave Maria chanting prayer has always appealed to my heart as a way to enter into deep conversation with The Divine. This book helped me see why the practice was so appealing and comforting. I suggest you will enjoy this exploration beyond old co Enjoyed this book and the way it wove strands of Mother Earth mythology, Christian practice and ecological angst together into a believable (well, I believed it) philosophy/theology for our modern times. The ritual of the rosary with it's soul satisfying Ave Maria chanting prayer has always appealed to my heart as a way to enter into deep conversation with The Divine. This book helped me see why the practice was so appealing and comforting. I suggest you will enjoy this exploration beyond old concepts of spiritual experience. I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Zemirah

    This book opened my heart and mind to the mystical Divine Mother. The Rosary, for me, has undergone a metamorphosis of sorts and taken on a completely new meaning. The Way of the Rose introduces prayer, in all forms, as a way of connecting with devotion to Mother Earth and awakening us to Interconnectedness of Everything and the Wisdom of Mother Earth. As I read, I had a deep sense of resonance with the natural world.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Mary Lea

    This is a totally different and amazing approach to the rosary! I am loving it, because up to now, the rosary had been the same set of prayers since my childhood. This book opens up all kinds of new ways to think about what it is and what its benefits are for all people, Catholic or not. Highly recommend it for those wanting to take a new look at a 1,000 year old spiritual practice. After all, whatever's old is new again.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Monet

    A beautiful tapestry of a story! This read was more magical realism than anything else. It was a multi-genre adventure about what it means to be human. There's mystery with Clark trying to interpret his visions, realistic observations of the world and magical with its insight and hopefulness. What I loved was reaching the end of the story and then realizing that the characters were the authors. I realized that the names didn't just match up, but this was Clark and Perdita's true story. Even if t A beautiful tapestry of a story! This read was more magical realism than anything else. It was a multi-genre adventure about what it means to be human. There's mystery with Clark trying to interpret his visions, realistic observations of the world and magical with its insight and hopefulness. What I loved was reaching the end of the story and then realizing that the characters were the authors. I realized that the names didn't just match up, but this was Clark and Perdita's true story. Even if the story feels far-fetched, I believe that something magical and or powerful was working alongside them. This is a one of a kind books that you can't explain. You can't talk about this book with someone, mainly because the plot is obtuse. The story switches narration styles and there's a religious history section every other chapter. At first, this description doesn't make much sense. Yet once you dive into the story, everything comes together. The history melded perfectly with the family's story and it was an enriching account of world religions. With the divided state of the world nowadays, this book was a breath of fresh air. It discusses problems of climate change, religious adversity and quarrels, sexism, harassment and privilege. Specifically, I admired that Clark was able to point out the negative aspects of both Buddhism and Catholicism. It needed to be said when he said it. More than anything this books needs to be shared! A book club would be the perfect atmosphere. This is the sort of unusual book that makes sense as you compare notes on it with friends. It's an excellent buddy read.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Alisa Moore

    This isn't just a book, it's a movement, a community, a prayer for the divine feminine, a tender antidote to our toxic patriarchy, and a much-needed call to action. I was a life long Buddhist but aside from some basic tenants, was feeling drawn to "Mother Mary" and other female saints and icons to whom I'd started praying and developing "personal relationships" with the last few years (thanks to many trips to Mexico and it's churches, I think). I truly appreciated Clark and Perdita providing a h This isn't just a book, it's a movement, a community, a prayer for the divine feminine, a tender antidote to our toxic patriarchy, and a much-needed call to action. I was a life long Buddhist but aside from some basic tenants, was feeling drawn to "Mother Mary" and other female saints and icons to whom I'd started praying and developing "personal relationships" with the last few years (thanks to many trips to Mexico and it's churches, I think). I truly appreciated Clark and Perdita providing a historical context for the Rosary that predates Catholicism and explores the use of prayer beads in other cultures. After reading WOTR during a very challenging personal period, I would say that my spirituality has become beautifully focused on praying the Rosary in a non-traditional, personal way that works for me. While teaching the traditional way to pray the Rosary, Clark and Perdita also invite you to pray the Rosary in whatever way works best for you. I've since joined their lovely Facebook community and it's greatly enriched my life. They also have a call in weekly Rosary prayer group. I feel I've made new friends and am looking forward to meeting some of them in person as Clark and Perdita travel the country on their book tour.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Ll (PG PRESS)

    I LOVE THIS! Will write more about why later, but just finished it *sigh* after winning it in a Goodreads giveaway. So thankful!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    My relationship with the Catholic church has been good, bad, indifferent: it's ritual, pomp, history, art has drawn me, its history has repelled me, as a place for spiritual growth, it's never even been on my radar. I would have never independently picked up a book about the rosary. However, I heard Clark and Perdita interviewed on my favorite podcast: Janet Conner's The Prayer Artist. And I was blown away by their content. Before I went to bed that night, I ordered the book. Once I opened it, I My relationship with the Catholic church has been good, bad, indifferent: it's ritual, pomp, history, art has drawn me, its history has repelled me, as a place for spiritual growth, it's never even been on my radar. I would have never independently picked up a book about the rosary. However, I heard Clark and Perdita interviewed on my favorite podcast: Janet Conner's The Prayer Artist. And I was blown away by their content. Before I went to bed that night, I ordered the book. Once I opened it, I could hardly put it down. Like the podcast, the content was compelling and powerful and opened up a whole new door of spiritual exploration. The information that was life changing for me is found in the Prologue on page 7: "As a mystical practice, meditation has always been a primarily masculine discipline.... it evolved from hunting behaviors -- the need for radical stillness and silence, for focused awareness, for the pinpoint readiness to act when the moment is precisely right. Bead practices.... evolved from the gathering practices of women as they collected seeds and nuts and berries. If the hunter is quiet and concentrated, the gatherer is a multitasker -- chattering, muttering, moving about, and communing with others. Legions of grandmothers have wrapped their rosaries around their wrists, sneaking in a prayer or two between the dishes and the laundry. Children can be tended, old people cared for, and the carrots chopped for dinner, all while staying in conversation with the Lady." This concept answered longtime questions of mine, such as: Why are all the great yogis and meditation masters men? Is my instinctive practice of constant mental conversation with the divine a legitimate prayer practice? The light went on when I read the above paragraph and I knew this book held a treasure for me. It did not disappoint. I love discovering new angles, new windows, new perspectives on things which often change the entire picture. And this book was one of those luscious reads. My copy has many highlights, notes and exclamations shared with friends. I am very glad that I was unexpectedly introduced to this book and the concepts in it.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Janet

    When it is hot as heck outside and there is nothing cool to do but reading as everything else makes you end up a sweaty mess, it is the perfect day for a speed reader. I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸. What happens when a former Zen Buddhist monk and his feminist wife exper When it is hot as heck outside and there is nothing cool to do but reading as everything else makes you end up a sweaty mess, it is the perfect day for a speed reader. I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸. What happens when a former Zen Buddhist monk and his feminist wife experience an apparition of the Virgin Mary? When a vision of a mysterious “Lady” invited Clark Strand and Perdita Finn to pray the rosary, not only were they disinterested in becoming Catholic, they were finished with institutional religion altogether. Their main spiritual concerns were the fate of the planet and the future of their children and grandchildren in an age of ecological collapse. But this Lady barely even referred to the Church and its proscriptions. She spoke of the miraculous power of the rosary to transform lives and heal the planet, revealing the secrets she had hidden within the rosary’s prayers and mysteries—secrets of a past age when forests were the only cathedrals and people wove “rose garlands” for a Mother whose loving presence was as close as the ground beneath their feet. She told Strand and Finn: The rosary is My body, and My body is the body of the world. Your body is one with that body. What cause could there be for fear? Weaving together their own remarkable story of how they came to the rosary, their discoveries about the eco-feminist wisdom at the heart of this ancient devotion, and the life-changing revelations of the Lady herself, the authors reveal an ancestral path—available to everyone, religious or not—that returns us to the powerful healing rhythms of the natural world. I am not Catholic but my husband is so I thought that this would be an interesting read - maybe for someone else. It was too "out there" for me - although it was well written and an interesting concept (2 stars for that) it was just too eco-feminist-"huh?" for me. My niece would love this book and some of your patrons would, too, but it was not for me. #isaidthatiwouldbehonest

  14. 4 out of 5

    Rhonda Kirschmann

    I started praying the Rosary when my cherished only child was abducted (Parental Kidnap in 2011 and non-parent child abduction in 2013). The disempowerment and anxiety was so great that I feel that I simply didn’t know what to do. The grief and fear were so great that it was a mystery why I was even still breathing. I went to a Catholic Church, not far from the JDR court that had illegally trafficked my son. I went into the office on a weekday where lady gave me a little plastic rosary and some I started praying the Rosary when my cherished only child was abducted (Parental Kidnap in 2011 and non-parent child abduction in 2013). The disempowerment and anxiety was so great that I feel that I simply didn’t know what to do. The grief and fear were so great that it was a mystery why I was even still breathing. I went to a Catholic Church, not far from the JDR court that had illegally trafficked my son. I went into the office on a weekday where lady gave me a little plastic rosary and some pamphlets. Since then, I’ve prayed the a Rosary, studied the Rosary, read about the Rosary. In February 2020, I found this book. Then in March 2020, when the pandemic caused me to transition to working at home, I began to study the Catechism. Using words from the Catechism, I’d describe this book as a private revelation. In my kindle collection of Rosary books, I’ve grouped it with others like: Ann Catherine Enmerich’s “Mysteries of the Rosary,” John Edward’s “Practical Praying,” Shane Kapler’s “Marrying the Rosary to the Divine Mercy Chaplet,” Christin Lore Weber’s “Circle of Mysteries, the Women’s Rosary Book,” and Fr. Dwight Longenecker’s books, “Praying the Rosary for Spiritual Warfare” and “Praying the Rosary for Inner Healing.” The Rosary is for everyone. It’s not just for Catholics, although it might draw you towards Catholicism.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Megan

    I would say this book was just okay. I really wish I could give half stars for it, so it could be right in the middle at 2.5, so let’s just say my 3 is generous. I found myself doubting a lot of the authors’ experiences. As you will find, they do not practice any religion, and hey, that’s okay—but it was quite hard to believe that non-Christians would receive an apparition of Mary. Their argument is that Mary is more than just the virgin Mother of Jesus and that she is as old as the beginning of I would say this book was just okay. I really wish I could give half stars for it, so it could be right in the middle at 2.5, so let’s just say my 3 is generous. I found myself doubting a lot of the authors’ experiences. As you will find, they do not practice any religion, and hey, that’s okay—but it was quite hard to believe that non-Christians would receive an apparition of Mary. Their argument is that Mary is more than just the virgin Mother of Jesus and that she is as old as the beginning of time, so in their eyes, I suppose the apparitions without being religious make sense. It does not make sense to me and it is a little bit frustrating. I think your reaction of this book depends on you as a person. I, as a practicing Episcopalian, had a hard time with it but was intrigued by the act of praying a rosary and maybe will do that in the future. If you’re like me, you may be just okay with it. If you are Catholic, you’d probably hate this book. If you don’t practice any religion, but see yourself as spiritual, you may like it.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sabin Bailey

    Have you ever longed for safe haven, sanctuary and Home? Have you ever ached for solace and comfort and the unconditional love of The Mother? Has your soul told you that there is God the Mother? She who kisses your wounds, wipes away your tears, holds you when you wake in the night in fear? Then this book is for you. The words written here will put you in touch with your roots. It will guide you to creating your own garden of prayer and contemplation and connection with others who also know the Have you ever longed for safe haven, sanctuary and Home? Have you ever ached for solace and comfort and the unconditional love of The Mother? Has your soul told you that there is God the Mother? She who kisses your wounds, wipes away your tears, holds you when you wake in the night in fear? Then this book is for you. The words written here will put you in touch with your roots. It will guide you to creating your own garden of prayer and contemplation and connection with others who also know the Truth of Her. It is the antidote to the feelings of isolation and of abandonment so prevalent in this age. The authors are friends of mine. They are real, and down to earth, literally. I have witnessed this book from its conception, through its gestation, and now on the day of its birth. It is a brilliant, lovingly created work of the Heart.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    Interesting book on Mary and praying the rosary. I'm giving the book 4 stars because it did drag on a bit. The book is full of history on the mother goddess, the rosary, the Virgin Mary and much more, very thorough but like I said it does drag a bit. It's really an interesting look at the above, which may not seem connected but really it is through a grand web. As a Christian who has always struggled praying to a heavenly father, I loved how this book brought the femine to light. And I think any Interesting book on Mary and praying the rosary. I'm giving the book 4 stars because it did drag on a bit. The book is full of history on the mother goddess, the rosary, the Virgin Mary and much more, very thorough but like I said it does drag a bit. It's really an interesting look at the above, which may not seem connected but really it is through a grand web. As a Christian who has always struggled praying to a heavenly father, I loved how this book brought the femine to light. And I think any religion could gain something from this book, if you accept the femine aspect in creation and you aren't totally brainwashed with the prominent male description of God. If you are all about the man, you probably won't like this book or if you don't believe in climate change, which is a big theme in this book.

  18. 4 out of 5

    David Rickert

    A book about the rosary by an ex-Catholic and an ex-Buddhist, both of whom pray the rosary daily and one of whom has frequent visions of Mary. I learned a lot about the rosary and how it can be placed in a larger context of spiritual traditions and as a call for ecological mindfulness. However, the set up of the book was a little hard to get used to. The chapters alternate narrators without a pattern so it’s hard to tell who’s speaking. Eventually you get used to the writing styles and it’s no p A book about the rosary by an ex-Catholic and an ex-Buddhist, both of whom pray the rosary daily and one of whom has frequent visions of Mary. I learned a lot about the rosary and how it can be placed in a larger context of spiritual traditions and as a call for ecological mindfulness. However, the set up of the book was a little hard to get used to. The chapters alternate narrators without a pattern so it’s hard to tell who’s speaking. Eventually you get used to the writing styles and it’s no problem. I also wasn’t sure what all the passages in italics were. Is this what the Virgin said to Clark? That’s what I’m led to believe, but I was never entirely sure.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kayla

    I really enjoyed this take on Mary and the rosary. As a non-catholic I’ve always felt a draw more toward Mary than the god/Christ I learned about in the evangelical southern Baptist churches of my childhood. Now as an adult my fascination with Mary as an a incarnation of a mother goddess has reached a tipping point. I love Mary and her image and what a place of comfort she is for many. This book felt very spiritually cozy and comforting to me. That Mary Mother of God and all can be sought out by I really enjoyed this take on Mary and the rosary. As a non-catholic I’ve always felt a draw more toward Mary than the god/Christ I learned about in the evangelical southern Baptist churches of my childhood. Now as an adult my fascination with Mary as an a incarnation of a mother goddess has reached a tipping point. I love Mary and her image and what a place of comfort she is for many. This book felt very spiritually cozy and comforting to me. That Mary Mother of God and all can be sought out by anyone. That the rosary can be a source of comfort for anyone, catholic or no.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Abby

    It is a bit new agey/radical with the apparitions so take it with a pinch of salt! However there was also a lot that I found interesting and resonated with. The cyclical nature of life, our connection to the earth and the motherly energy..yeah I’m still processing but as someone who is trying to connect with their spirituality and coming from a Catholic upbringing this gave me food for thought.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Rose

    This was an okay book. I liked the wisdom it had about connecting to the earth and the Divine Feminine in different cultures. It seemed a bit slow to me at first, but I enjoyed it. I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a copy free of charge. This is my honest and unbiased opinion of it.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Janet James

    I am no catholic but this book has been beautifully written by the author. Although, I don't accept some of the ideologies shared, I would definitely get convinced with the way they have been represented if I wasn't so stringent towards my beliefs. It also promotes feminism which is refreshing to read for a woman. A good read overall and would recommend to a believer

  23. 5 out of 5

    Yvonne Glasgow

    A deep look into praying with the rosary, with magnificent stories and ideas. I liked that you're invited to use the rosary even if you're neither Catholic nor Christian. Learn the history. Learn the concept of the rosary. Learn to be open to new ideas. I feel more confident now, as a pagan left in charge of my deceased mother's rosary.

  24. 5 out of 5

    David Allen White

    I wouldn't take everything quite literally in this book but it gave me a lot to think about. I am a Christian believer, and I'm sure the reality of the universe is far beyond anything that we humans can imagine. We don't know how everything fits into it, but this book offers some suggestions that I hadn't thought of. I'm recommending it in a big way.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jacky

    I'd seen this book recommended a few places before I picked it up. The "radical path of divine feminine" interested me. As someone raise Catholic and no longer practicing, the rosary part did not. I'm so glad I gave this book a chance. This book draws a connection between Mary/mother/the earth that was refreshing and beautiful.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Amy Barrick

    Very thought provoking book. One of the few non-fiction books I have actually read cover to cover. I recommend it, but you need to keep an open mind. I'm not sure I agree with everything they talk about in the book, but I enjoyed reading about their experience in France.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Danna

    Quick read but I enjoyed it and found it interesting. Got a bit weird. And am I going to drop everything and follow some guys revelations from the divine? No. But I enjoy reading others experiences with the divine. And anything on the divine mother is always good.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Joan Brower

    Profound and fascinating g A very engaging read . Once I started it I couldn't stop. I plan on practicing and rereading this book many times

  29. 4 out of 5

    Georgia Udas

    Brilliant. An important read in this age of ecological disaster.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Liana

    3.5 A unique, ecofeminist view of the rosary and Mary.

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