Why Do I Think I Am Nothing Without A Man
My Mother My Self
Women Who Love Too Much
The Feminine Mystique
The Female Eunuch
If these book titles mean nothing to you, then you may be on the wrong site. If they irked you and thought they were stupid, then you’re probably a man, and you’re definitely on the wrong site!
These were all seminal books for me in the 1980′s. I remember going through a period of devouring books like these, and doing a whole lot of crying and readjusting of my thinking. It was also a period when I was in therapy to find a reason to continue living, when a whole lot of dysfunctional patterns in my thinking were investigated.
They say out of pain comes wisdom. And, in hindsight, I can see that this period of time for me was my alchemical crucible, where a lot of dross was burned away from my psyche.
Now, as we come to this point in time, there is a familiar calling, reminiscent of this earlier time. More tears from fears looming on the horizon. More dross to burn away from our psyches.
(to be continued …)