Book Study

2018 Celestial Path Book Study

Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth: Her Stories and Hymns from Sumer  by Diane Wolkstein ,‎ Samuel Noah Kramer 

"This is an admirable translation, a great masterpiece of universal literature."--Mircea Eliade

"A splendid mutual accomplishment and a great gift ot mythology...."Inanna "is a book to be cherished."--P.L. Travers

"In the myth of Inanna, Wolkstein and Kramer give us back the totality of woman, the ruler-wife-lover-redeemer, whom all worshiped and from whom all life flowed. It is a thrilling rediscovery."--Olivier Bernier

"Wolkstein has been able to convey in English the rich metaphor, the erotic fullness, and the ritual pacing of these ancient stories....Taken together with the illustrations, historical discussions, and textual commentaries, this book is worth a tower of scholarly tomes....Such a feat is remarkable and rare."--Barre Toelken, Director of Folklore and Ethnic Studies, University of Oregon

"I felt shivers of recognition reading these ancient lines that proclaim Inanna's discovery of her prowess....Kramer and Wolkstein make us love their awesome goddess whose stormy complexities have been concealed in cuneiform tablets for thousands of years."--Nor Hall  

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2017 Celestial Path Book Study

Elemental Psychology: Using Jungian Psychology and the Sacred Elements for Spiritual Development by Katrina Messenger

"...applying the principles of an elementary psychology is not straightforward or simple. Just like its sources within Jungian psychology and the wisdom traditions, we need to remain open to new information, new ideas, and resurfacing truths from living indigenous traditions worldwide. We must take into account not only a person's elemental type but also their real world experiences and their developmental stage. And as always we need to separate what a culture has projected onto a person from what actually calls to their heart.” 

- Excerpt from Chapter 11: An Elemental Psychology

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