The Wisdom of the Body: A Contemplative Journey to Wholeness for Women

The Wisdom of the Body: A Contemplative Journey to Wholeness for Women Author Christine Valters Paintner
ISBN-10 1933495820
ISBN-13 9781933495828
Year 2017-03-03
Pages 224
Language English
Publisher Ave Maria Press
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The distorted view of the perfect female body created by popular culture television movies and the media often causes women to become uncomfortable with their own bodies Christine Valters Paintner popular author of nine books and abbess of the online retreat center Abbey of the Arts draws from Celtic desert and Benedictine traditions to help women connect with their bodies through writing visual art and movement In The Wisdom of the Body Christine Valters Paintner focuses on the true meaning of the IncarnationGod became fleshand points to the spiritual importance of appreciating the bodies God gave us Each of the books ten chapters is a mini workshop designed to lead us to new ways of being in relationship with our bodies Starting with the senses and shifting toward emotions and desires Paintner explores their role as thresholds to discovering the bodys wisdom She draws from Christian tradition to offer principles and practices such as stability hospitality and gratitude to lead us on a journey that ends with a sense of deep peace and self acceptance Through expressive arts and creative movement Paintner demonstrates a new a language and way of integrating and sharing our discoveries By exploring the lives of women in the Bible and in the Christian traditionincluding Eve Mary Hildegaard of Bingen and Amma SyncleticaPaintner introduces us to companions that accompany us on our journey

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