I am so excited to be selling this book in the UK! I’ve been a fan of Gails since reading her Gifts from the Elders (which inspired me and a group of women to start a mother and daughter lodge!) and I’ve been using her life spiral and 9 passages format in my work for over a year now. This long awaited book takes you through the life spiral and the 9 passages of womanhood, sharing stories of ceremonies and beauty. It’s a must read for all women!!
“Nine Passages reveals, through ceremonies for women and girls, how the evolving crossroads of life may meet a Soul’s longing and a woman’s spiritual needs . As change comes through each human being, shaped as much by seasons and winds as by events and relations, Rites of Passage ceremonies are a human right, rituals to claim maturity and inspiration to dream a new dream. In Nine Passages for Women and Girls, author Gail Burkett uses her mentor/teacher voice, gently guiding you to uncover your gifts and find ways to offer those gifts back to the Earth and her peoples. Girls becoming women and women remember our girl-selves, both seek to explore the shine of individuality and feel belonging. Women need to be seen; all of the ceremonies for Rites of Passage follow concentric rings of relationship from a small group, to a larger Circle, nestled inside of a Village. Eventually the whole community needs to be seen through these ceremonies for Rites of Passage to become a powerful change agent in our lives. Nine Passages for Women and Girls is an uplifting and guided journey through life. From Birth to Death, environments and events shape us but the question lingers, is this who we are born to be? Ceremonies and Stories of Transformation as the second half of each Passage, describing how women and girls have used ceremony to find the compass of their true selves.”