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When the goddess culture was stolen and buried, so too were women's rites of passage into our wild, intuitive femininity and maturity.

With Maiden to Mother, Sarah Durham Wilson excavates these ancient rites, guiding us through a sacred and crucial initiation from the immature Maiden into the archetypal Mother—the powerful, safe, compassionate, full-bloom feminine life force that exists within all of us.

Becoming the Mother is every woman's birthright—regardless of whether or not she raises children. The Mother is who we needed as a child, who we were meant to be in this life, and who the world needs us to be now.

Wilson teaches that while pre-patriarchal cultures honored women's natural cycles, today's society infantilizes women, idolizing youthful traits such as "pretty, pleasing, and polite" in order to keep us distracted and dependent.

In this journey, you will travel with Inanna—the ancient Sumerian goddess who ventured through the Underworld to meet her severed, dark sister and emerged fully integrated and empowered.

Wilson helps women heal the Mother Wound and dismantle our internalized patriarchy, so we may live with authenticity and feast on the richness of life.

©2022 Sarah Durham Wilson (P)2022 Tantor

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A book that reaches into the deepest parts and pulls you towards a mirror to show you the key to your freedom. Weaves myth and real life so that we all may see ourselves in the journey from Maiden to Mother.

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This book is life changing. Describes to a tee the process I have just been through & has given me language now to cement the understanding of this process. Honoured to read this book. It will be read for centuries to come.

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  • 22-07-22

A must read/ listen

For all those lonely and lost or recovery from burnout or abuse. This is a powerful and beautiful book to remind you, you are powerful and everything you need is within you! I love the stories, messages and exercises in this book. It truly helped me embrace my mother and new chapter in my life.

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  • Molly Hamilton
  • 04-07-22

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I like the idea of the book and where she could have taken it, but there is an underlying current of victim energy woven through out it. She is a strong feminine voice for the Mother and I love that, but she’s left out the marriage between the divine masculine (patriarchy) and divine feminine (matriarchy) that needs to happen for balance. Matriarchy unbalanced is just as unhealthy as patriarchy. I didn’t like all the bashing.