Blessings, Prayers, Art, Songs, Poetry
and Sacred Stories by Women
edited by Carolyn Brigit Flynn, Wild Girl Publishing, 2009
With poems, stories and art, the chapters "White Lotus" and "Ode to the Mother" begin with touching the luminous, invocations to deity, entering silence, the power of the elements, pilgrimage to sacred sites, honoring Earth Goddesses, the blessings and challenges of motherhood, and midwifery magic. The other chapters spiral through women-generated connections to the holy energies of eros and sexuality, everyday offerings, the pleasures of food, the acknowledgment of gifts, the hidden blessings of illness, going into the darkness, self-healing and the arrival of grace. Memories, prayers, dream archaeology and requiems honor our Beloved Dead and share a women’s way of saying goodbye, while the songbook section has the most uplifting and amazing tunes!
"In the Oak Grove" draws us into wild nature with prayers and poems of praise and earth-love, and features stories about sacred trees, fairy circles, the joy of gardens, the beauty of flowers and our beloved Gaia. Sisters support each other and the entire web of life, and the importance of water is detailed as the healing elixir of life, as well as a chapter on the human/animal relationship, our companions on the journey. The final chapter "Prayers for my World" is an invocation for the healing of society and the earth, with women writers, artists and poets as the frequency-holders for peace activism, and hope for a viable thriving future.
To “sister the world” is to align with beauty and restore much-needed balance and wholeness to our society. Carolyn Brigit Flynn says that the production of Sisters Singing was guided by the spirits of the grandmothers and the Ancestors. This can truly be felt coming through in the soul songs and sacred writings that focus on manifesting the spirit of the Divine Feminine into the world. Highly recommended for countless hours of enjoyment and contemplation.
Carolyn Brigit Flynn and many gifted contributors went on tour to celebrate the voices of sacred creativity, music, prayer, art and praise from the amazing compilation Sisters Singing.
Pegi Eyers is the author of Ancient Spirit Rising: Reclaiming Your Roots & Restoring Earth Community, an award-winning book that explores strategies for neurodecolonization, social justice, ethnocultural identity, building land-emergent community & resilience in times of massive change.