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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Celestial Arts (May 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587612674
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587612671
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #365,463 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"I have long awaited a book that can guide any woman into the sweet depths of sacred ceremony..." -- Suzanne Arms, internationally acclaimed author, founder and director of Birthing the Future®

"I love this book! Absolutely brilliant and original...[Mother Rising] is a treasure chest, an cyclopedic cookbook for Blessingways..." -- Pam England, midwife and author of Birthing from Within

"Indeed, [Mother Rising] will help our culture gestate a better way to welcome life and thus transform us all." -- Jeannine Parvati Baker, midwife and author of Prenatal Yoga & Natural Childbirth, Hygieia: A Woman's Herbal and Conscious Conception: Elemental Journey Through the Labyrinth of Sexuality

"Mother Rising helps women remember the power and support they can give each other. It speaks to a woman’s soul." -- Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause

"Mother Rising is exactly the step-by-step gorgeous, loving resource mothers-to-be and those who love them are hungry for...Highly recommended." -- Jennifer Louden, author of The Pregnant Woman's Comfort Book and creator of www.comfortqueen.com --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

From the Publisher

* A resource for planning and hosting a blessingway ceremony—a woman-centered celebration of the journey into motherhood. * Ideal gift for or from an expectant mother who wants a more meaningful and transformational experience than the traditional, gift-focused baby shower. * Outlines the five stages of the blessingway ritual, from establishing a safe and sacred space to honoring and pampering the mother-to-be. * Finalist in both the 2004 Independent Publisher Book Awards and Foreword magazine’s Book of the Year Awards. * Features sidebars, inspirational quotations, resources, and checklists.

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This book is very well organized and offers lots of great ideas for planning a blessingway.
L. Feldman
It also was written for any religious belief system to create a blessingway, honoring your guest of honors' beliefs is easy with this book!
H. Ward
I highly recommend this book, even if you aren't planning a blessingway - it can be useful for any women centered activities!
Brittany Richardson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Christina J. Crago on January 13, 2009
Format: Paperback
This is such a helpful book and is easy to read. If you are planning on throwing a blessingway at your house....this is the best book to make sure it is a success!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Spirit of the Rose on September 7, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book is very good! This book has some very good ideas to celebrate the incoming life-to-be. It is pagan-based, and rather on the "hippy" side of things. The biggest boon is the pages instructing on how to make the belly-cast.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Feldman on September 10, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book is very well organized and offers lots of great ideas for planning a blessingway. There are lots of suggestions to choose from, and to inspire your own ideas. A very valuable resource and highly recommended!
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I was looking for a comprehensive guide to planning my first in depth blessingway ceremony for my dearest friend and this book sealed the deal. I used it like a bible for planning the ceremony and it helped me to keep all my supplies, logistics and planning extremely organized. It also offered fantastic background on why we practice ritual ceremony, sitting in circles, the importance and sacredness of the four directions, the Divine, why blessingways matter and so much more. I highly recommend this book, even if you aren't planning a blessingway - it can be useful for any women centered activities!
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I am a birth doula, and was thing about adding blessing ways to my services. I ordered this book to help me get started, and I'm so happy that I did. This book gives a great outline on how to plan a blessing way, and gives great food and activity ideas. I'm very happy that I purchased this book and will recommend it!
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