Suzanne Anderson MA and Susan Cannon, PhD
The Way of the Mysterial Woman
She Writes Press, 2016, 306 pages, $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-63152-081-5 pbk 978-1-63152-082-2 ebk
Nonfiction, Self Help
“The Mysterial Sequence suggests that collectively we are due to return full circle, next touching into the Vessel Yin essence of the archetype Mother.”
When I received this book for review, I had no idea what to expect. I never thought of myself as a mysterial woman. Once I started reading through it the book drew me in so much so that it was hard to let go. I didn’t have time to work through the many exercises within to help women achieve small parts leading to the whole.
Anderson and Cannon have a unique insight into the topic and write in a manner that any woman could understand. Much of the explanations given for the various Yins and Yangs, including the shadows opened my eyes for sure. I could relate with many of them.
The authors’ use of charts, tables, and diagrams further help the woman understand the points they are making. The exercises start out as short ones slowly building in length.
Overall, I enjoyed the book very much. The only regret is that I never easily grasped the topic of Yin versus Yang.
The authors’ style of writing is simplistic, talking to the reader as if they were sitting somewhere together having a chat. The language used is easy to understand especially for a confusing topic such as the one discussed in this book.
I liked the overall layout of the book. The smaller divisions of the material made it easy to put it down in between readings. The exercises are there for women who are ready to jump in and follow the map to the new you. I didn’t like the invocations, but that’s just me, I’m just not into things like that. It isn’t a flaw on the authors’ part nor a flaw in the book, rather a personal opinion.