Cakes for the Queen of Heaven

An Exploration of Womenýs Power Past, Present and Future

by Shirley Ann Ranck



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/10/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 193
ISBN : 9780595388561
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781475915174

About the Book

Cakes for the Queen of Heaven explores the relationship between women's religious history and the personal issues that arise in women living in this patriarchal society. Women struggle with issues of body image, troubled mother-daughter relationships, sexual freedom and access to power. We need to know that there was a time when the female body was sacred; that there once was a long-lasting religion in which the chief divine actors were a mother and her daughter; that in very ancient times women had significant power in their societies; that although patriarchal societies have oppressed women for centuries, there have always been strong and talented women. Our female history has been erased and trivialized for too long. In this book we meet ancient goddesses and their stories from around the world, real women in ancient Sumer, in Greece, in Judaism and in Christianity. In Cakes for the Queen of Heaven the past is before us, the women are there, and they help us change our lives.

About the Author

Dr. Shirley Ann Ranck is a Unitarian Universalist minister, a Crone of wisdom and power who has touched the lives of many women. Trained in education, psychology and ministry, she has drawn upon all these disciplines to create the female spiritual journey contained in Cakes for the Queen of Heaven.