Follow the Moon Goddesses through an empowering practice that embraces relationship, desire, change, grief and brokenness in all its forms.

There is a unique goddess for each of the sixteen nights of the moon phases, according to Tantric mythology. They are the Nityas, or Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses, and they trace a sexual narrative that moves from desire to connection to the moment afterward where you must separate again from your lover. Metaphorically, this cycle asks larger questions about our relationships, not only with our lovers but also with our communities and with ourselves. We seek answers to these questions―and find more questions―by bringing together ancient yogic wisdom and modern research into psychology and sociology.

This book will also introduce you to the Goddess Akhilandeshwari, whose name means “She Who Is Never Not Broken.” Through her you learn about the secret empowerment of feeling totally broken down, because this is the moment you get to choose how to put yourself back together. Then, through the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses―and nightly meditation and journaling practices―you will explore the spirituality of desire, the vulnerability of intimacy, the possibilities of healing from trauma within intimate relationships, the anxiety of instinct and more.

Part spiritual practice handbook, part introduction to Tantric traditions, part personal growth guide, this book is for anyone who wants to embrace the confusion, loss, loneliness, desire and pleasure that make up the spectrum of human experience―and better understand who they already are.

Julie Peters is a yoga teacher and writer on topics of yoga and wellness. She is a biweekly columnist for Spirituality & Health. She has represented Vancouver twice in the Women of the World Poetry Slam. She is co-owner and operator of Ocean and Crow Yoga Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Julie Peters is available to speak on the following topics:

Yoga and Feminism
Spirituality and Desire
Bringing Yoga Philosophy into Modern Western Spirituality
The Sixteen Moon Phase Goddesses
Myth and Narrative in Spiritual Practices

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