Divining the Body: Reclaim the Holiness of Your Physical Self by Jan Phillips. Discover a new way to view the female body - as a path to the divine. "A journey of awe and reverence through the body's sacred terrain to understand the roles each part plays in manifesting the sacred within. Jan Phillips has traveled through the hidden countries of our soul to return with wisdom to awaken the world.Exercise and meditations that show how to climb back into your body and honor it as the temple of God that it is. (The Messenger 2006-06-01)
Divining The Body: Reclaim The Holiness Of Your Physical Self by award-winning author Jan Phillips is a spiritual self-help guide specially for women. Written to counter a negative culture of self-hatred by cultivating appreciation for the holy qualities of the physical body as God's temple, Divining the Body focuses on different physical parts chapter by chapter: the feet, legs, hands, back, generative organs, belly, heart, breasts, throat, ears, eyes and brain. Exercises and reflections offer means to dwell upon the sacredness in the body as a gift from God, and spiritual quotes in the margins from a wide assortment of authorities enrich this guidet of life-affirming personal contemplation.(Betsy L. Hogan The MidWest Book Review 2005-08-01)
"Potent insight, profound information, spirited practices, all wrapped up in sumptuous prose make this work a gift that will keep on giving. The author has traveled deep into the hidden countries of body and mind and returns with wisdom to awaken the world and time. Each page sings the truth of ourselves as embodied spirit."
—Jean Houston, PhD, author of A Passion for the Possible
“If you have ever wondered how the human body went from being a 'temple of God' to being ‘dirty,’ read this book. Richly researched, embodied in full, this book befriends our bodies and souls.”
—Rev. Donna Schaper, author of Sacred Speech: A Practical Guide for Keeping Spirit in Your Speech
“A wonderful meditation on the body as the temple of God, from our feet to our brains. The exercises are excellent and help us understand the roles each part plays in manifesting the sacred within.”
—Ana Hernández, author of The Sacred Art of Chant: Preparing to Practice, and member of HARC
From the Inside Flap
What impact can your hands have on the world around you? How can you feel the energy of the earth in your back? What would God see if God saw through your eyes?
This joyful and liberating exploration of the human body allows youwhatever your religious backgroundto delve into the mystery and spirituality of your physical self. Award-winning author Jan Phillips examines the ways we view our bodies and helps you to unmask and embrace the holiness of your physical self, allowing you to walk confidently, speak with authority, and connect with the Divine in new and surprising ways.
Divining the Body takes a practical approach to the work of debunking years of societal and religious myths about the human body, leading you step by step through the major centers of the body and offering meditations, writing exercises, and suggestions for group activities along the way. At the end of this spiritual pilgrimage you will find yourself more in tune with your body and the people around you, for when we embrace the Divine within ourselves, it becomes natural to find and love the Divine in others.