JOURNEY OF THE HEART
Journey of The Heart: An Anthology of Spiritual Poetry by Women, edited by Catherine Ghosh and published in July 2014 by Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, has woven together the voices of over 70 women of diverse ethnicities, nationalities and traditions. In meditative and insightful poems they offer us revealing glimpses of their sensitive souls engaged in meaningful dialogue with the world, others, themselves and divinity. This spiritual poetry draws from the timeless wisdom, power and beauty residing deeply within the hearts of all women. Emerging within archetypal themes that deliver valuable messages, the inspiring and uninhibited chorus of voices beckons us to journey along with them into the wild, mysterious and uncharted territory of a woman’s heart. This book emerged from an online project created by Catherine Ghosh, dedicated to encouraging and facilitating women to freely share their hearts, as they learned to express themselves through poetry. It is dedicated to the spirit of really listening to, and honoring, all women’s voices.
"This beautiful book of verses speaks of the longings of the heart, of the habits of the mind, of the prayers often unspoken, silent cries in the dark to God, to the universe, to life itself--anyone who may listen and be moved. It is an ode to the muzzled yearnings of half of humanity."
Rita D. Sherma, Ph.D.
The Swami Vivekananda Visiting Professor
University of Southern California
New Anthology of Women's Spiritual Poetry by Be You Media Group
Poetry in Motion: The Seductive Expressions of Soulful Women by Gerry Ellen for Rebelle Society
Three Ways Poetry Shapes Women's Lives by J.Dana Trent , author of the interfaith memoir Saffron Cross
WHERE JOURNEYS MEET
The members of the Journey of the Heart Poetry Project released their second volume of poems on the Blue Moon of July 31st, 2015. Produced by several members of the project, and edited by Catherine Ghosh, Where Journeys Meet: The Voice of Women's Poetry, combines artistic and creative talents to weave together the voices of over seventy women from all over the world. Featuring poems that poured in from countries like India, Japan, Canada, the United Kingdom and Iran, just to name a few, this book is a testament to the inspiring bonds of sisterhood that women can create between themselves even across the seas. This new anthology paints a portrait of the sacred spaces women share with each other when their paths intersect. A collaboration of love, impassioned expression and courage, the authors invite you to join them on their moving and heartfelt journey. Published by Golden Dragonfly Press, August 31, 2015.
"The voice of the Goddess is the most ancient voice of world cultures. It is the voice of expression, intelligence, nurturing, caring, emotion and loving. Now, more than ever, the voices of the feminine must be lifted up and celebrated. The book Where Journeys Meet: The Voice of Women's Poetry goes far too bring to all men and women voices of the feminine for healing a world in great need."
Graham M. Schweig, Ph.D., Author, Dance of Divine Love: India's Classic Sacred Love Story-
A Haven for Shining Women Sharing Words by Gerry Ellen of The Tattooed Buddha
POETRY AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
In this reflective collection of personal essays, poems and meditations, women writers illuminate the powerful role poetry plays in unleashing their spirits. Juxtaposing the waxing and waning of the moon phases, with cycles of concealing and revealing their own voices, the authors tap into an ancient theme to explore the mystical experience of birthing a poem.
What is it about the unique nature of poetry that draws fullness of expression from female hearts? How do poems become conduits to what is most sacred within us? This third book to emerge from the Journey of the Heart Poetry Project lifts the veil on these, and other mysterious subjects, surrounding women who spontaneously engage poetry writing as part of their spiritual practice.
Edited by Catherine Ghosh and the Journey of the Heart Poets, Poetry as a Spiritual Practice: Embracing the Awakened Woman is to be released on the summer solstice of 2016 (June 20th) by Golden Dragonfly Press. All proceeds from the book will be donated to a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering women to express themselves through writing.
"Some stories and poems make the edges of the paper curl with the heat of their power and passion. Poetry as Spiritual Practice is book filled with words that could start a fire. The kindle and add fuel to your love of life, poetry, and the mystery that is what we are."
Oriah "Mountain Dreamer" House, author of The Invitation
Gerry Ellen, for The Tattooed Buddha