Jul 12 2008

Book Review: Women of Wisdom

Published by at 6:51 am under Books

Women of Wisdom: A Journey of Enlightenment by Women of Vision Through the Ages
by Paula Marvelly

I found this among the sale books at my local bookstore (the Boulder Bookstore always has such an excellent collection of books that even the sale books are excellent), and I’ve been reading chapters at random. Brief biographies and writing selections from such women of wisdom as Sappho, Rabi’a, Yeshe Tsogyal, Andal, Hildegard of Bingen, Sun Buer, Mirabai, Teresa of Avila, Emily Dickinson, and several others. I would have liked a little more depth with each section, but this book is a very nice introduction and sampler.

Table of Contents

Makeda, Queen of Sheba
Therigatha Nuns
Mary Magdalene
Chinese Nuns
Rabi’a al-‘Adawiyya
Yeshe Tsogyal
Hildegard of Bingen
Sun Bu-er
The Beguines
Julian of Norwich
Teresa of Avila
Grace Aguilar
Emily Dickinson
Sharada Devi
Mirra Alfassa
Irina Tweedie

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