Title: Creatrix Rising
Author’s Name: Stephanie Raffelock
Publisher: She Writes Press
Page Count: 176 Pages
Author or Book Website:
Link to Amazon purchase page: Creatrix Rising: Unlocking the Power of Midlife Women: Raffelock, Stephanie: Amazon.com: Books
Link to Goodreads: Creatrix Rising: Unlocking the Power of Midlife Women by Stephanie Raffelock | Goodreads
Release Date: N/A
How I Got the Book: Review Copy
Summary of the Book:
Ever since Eve was banned from the garden, women have endured the oftentimes painful and inaccurate definitions foisted upon them by the patriarchy. Maiden, mother, and crone, representing the three stages assigned to a woman’s life cycle, have been the limiting categories of both ancient and modern (neo-pagan) mythology. And one label in particular rankles: crone. The word conjures a wizened hag—useless for the most part, marginalized by appearance and ability.
None of us has ever truly fit the old-crone image, and for today’s midlife women, a new archetype is being birthed: the creatrix.
In Creatrix Rising, Stephanie Raffelock lays out—through personal stories and essays—the highlights of the past fifty years, in which women have gone from a quiet strength to a resounding voice. She invites us along on her own transformational journey by providing probing questions for reflection so that we can flesh out and bring to life this new archetype within ourselves. If what the Dalai Lama has predicted—that women will save the world—proves true, then the creatrix will for certain be out front, leading the pack.
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. This book was broken up into four different sections. I was excited that the archetype of the crone was replaces with Creatrix. I got the impression this was all about women’s empowerment and the coming together of women. That they are no longer remaining silence but using their voices for the betterment of the world. This just made me feel good as a woman. It did give me the feeling that this is only the start of a journey like this one. It makes me want to look into archetypes and more on this subject.
My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars