Sunday, August 31, 2008

Check out Caroline Ward's The Four Faces

There is so much great stuff in Caroline Ward's The Four Faces of Woman, that it's tough figuring out where to start. The concept of the four faces is powerful, and Caroline does a fantastic job of educating and enlightening us about each of these. She provides stories that give us a sense of what it's like to wear each face, outlines what you get, what you sacrifice with each, as well as the relationship to time, power, emotion and God.

If the book had only covered the Four Faces, it would be a remarkable accomplishment, yet Caroline gives us even more. She covers the 8 Powers of the Shakti (the fourth face) in brilliant detail with specific ways of relating to the eight powers. She shares exercises used in the Four Faces workshops along with stories from the workshop.

The third segment of the book covers a variety of topics incuding Answering the Why are we Here question, some reflections About Men (since this is primarily a book for women), Energy in Relationship (how to protect yourself from the negative energy of others), dealing with fear, and reflections, provocations and questions about sex.

I probably would not have picked up this book had I not had an earlier connection with Caroline Ward (we both started companies named About People at about the same time and met via email some time ago), but I'm so glad I did. It had a powerful impact on me and I have just ordered a dozen copies to share with friends.

In a strange but wonderful sort of a way, we seem to be traveling a similar path and I feel especially blessed to know that Caroline is out there leading the way for me (and many others). I love the Hopi Elders' Prophecy she includes at the end of the Four Faces, and most especially the last line - We are the ones we've been waiting for.

Thank you Caroline for a great book!

You might also want to check out Caroline's website -

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