Womb Awakening: Initiatory Wisdom from the Creatrix of All Life (Paperback)
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Rediscover the lost ancient mystery teachings of the Cosmic Womb
• 2017 Nautilus Silver Award
• Explains how each of us has a holographic blueprint of the Womb of Creation, our spiritual Womb
• Offers practices to help awaken your spiritual Womb, experience the Womb of God within, and activate the Womb’s sacred magic of creation and manifestation
• Looks at the power of the moon and its connection to sacred Womb Consciousness
• Explores how the lost Womb mystery teachings were encoded in folk and fairy tales, the legends of the Holy Grail, and the traditions of Mary Magdalene and Sophia
• Includes access to three guided Womb Awakening audio journeys
The Ancients lived by a feminine cosmology of creation, where everything was birthed and dissolved through a sacred universal Womb. Within each of us, whether female or male, lies a holographic blueprint of this Womb of Creation, connecting us to the Web of Life. By awakening your spiritual Womb, the holy of holies within the temple of your body, you can reconnect to the transformative energy of Womb Consciousness and reclaim your sacred powers of creation and love.
Drawing on mythical and spiritual traditions from almost every culture, Dr. Azra and Seren Bertrand reconstruct the moon-based feminine mystery teachings of a lost global Womb religion, tracing the tradition all the way back to the Neanderthals and beyond. They explore how these teachings were encoded in the symbolism of folk and fairy tales; the legends of the Holy Grail; the traditions of Mary Magdalene and Sophia; the maiden, queen, and crone archetypes; and the teachings of alchemy and the chakras. They show how sages and shamans across the globe all secretly spoke of the Cosmic Womb and the sacred creative powers of Moon Blood. The authors look at the power of the Moon and its connection to sacred Womb Consciousness, offering meditations and practices to help awaken your spiritual Womb and activate its sacred magic of creation and manifestation. They explain how to activate the energetic gateways of the Womb and merge the heart and Womb to make sexual union the highest sacrament of love. Access is also provided to 3 audio journeys.
Revealing how we must reconnect with the Divine Feminine to rebirth the Divine Masculine and restore balance to our world, they show how, as we reawaken the powerful ancient path of the Womb Mysteries, we help return our world to harmony with the wild, untamed creative flows and cyclical rhythms of the cosmos.
About the Author
Azra Bertrand, M.D., has a degree in biochemistry and studied at Duke University School of Medicine, with research at the NIH. He has been a pioneering doctor and mystic for over two decades, following the feminine pathway of alchemy. The coauthor of Womb Awakening and Magdalene Mysteries, he lives in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina.
Seren Bertrand is a visionary creatrix and spirit keeper with a degree in English literature and modern philosophy who is dedicated to restoring the lost global feminine wisdom traditions. The coauthor of Magdalene Mysteries and Womb Awakening, she lives in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina.
“Womb Awakening gave me total body chills the moment I turned the first page. Here is a masterwork of beauty, power, and mystical truth--long buried but now rising as both women and planet Earth heal and assume their full potential and grandeur.”
— Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Godesses Never Age
“Womb Awakening is a magnificent achievement that gives new life to the vision of tantra, with women as spiritual power-holders and initiators who celebrated the womb as a treasury of knowledge and source of bliss, compassion, and liberating wisdom. With radiant prose, the book ushers us to the original altar and holy temple within us all, guiding us into the womb realm of magic, transforming power, and healing grace of sacred union with ourselves, our partners, and the earth.”
— Miranda Shaw, Ph.D., author of Passionate Enlightenment
“A brilliant and heartfelt book, I believe this work has the potential to forever change our ideas about the womb. I was enthralled from the very first pages. A beautiful and timely body of womb wisdom that will be shared for generations to come.”
— Rosita Arvigo, D.N., Sastun: My Apprenticeship with a Maya Healer
“An extraordinary book that is both a revelation and a priceless shamanic guide to the Divine Wisdom of the Feminine--obliterated and obfuscated by patriarchal religion for five millennia--a wondrous, generous, astonishing, deeply researched, and utterly extraordinary gift to women and men who are searching for the true meaning of the Holy Grail and the deeper purpose of their lives on this planet.”
— Anne Baring, author of The Dream of the Cosmos
“Womb Awakening is a comprehensive and unrivaled guide to the hidden wisdom of the womb. More than just a book, it is an initiation into the sacred feminine mysteries, opening a portal to the possibility of embodying ancient insight. Allow yourself to be transformed by the deep feminine wisdom contained in this powerful book.”
— Lucy H. Pearce, author of Moon Time, Burning Woman, and Full Circle Health
“Azra Bertrand, M.D., and Seren Bertrand have captured the spirit of this deeply important journey we must all go on at some stage of our lives. Together they compel, inspire, guide, and encourage both men and women into Womb Awakening. I highly recommend this book for everyone!”
— Anaiya Sophia, author of Sacred Sexual Union
“The Bertrands have gathered a compendium of historical information to illustrate how we have lost our connection to nature. By relying upon ancient and reverent womb wisdom, we can move away from the current human crisis of separation that has been imposed upon us through a polarization of masculine consciousness. This book points the way to recover our wholeness through inviting the feminine consciousness of unconditional love into our lives as a necessary guiding force.”
— Pia Orleane, Ph.D., author of Sacred Retreat
“Womb Awakening is both a mystery school and a portal. It is a reclamation and celebration of the womb as adytum within the temple of a woman’s body. Through story, mythology, history, poetry, ritual, and lush imagery, the authors deftly induct the reader into the heart of the feminine mystery. A stirring and heartfelt offering whose pages shimmer with wisdom and magic.”
— Shonagh Home, author of Ix Chel Wisdom: 7 Teachings from the Mayan Sacred Feminine
“This book is to be read in exactly the same way you should eat dark chocolate: slowly, intentionally, and with complete devotion. Its pages are encoded with the wisdom of the ancients--the womb bodhisattvas and menstrual mystics--it’s a full-bodied remembrance of who we really are, which is so ‘bloody’ necessary when navigating these interesting times we’re currently living in.”
— Lisa Lister, author of Love Your Lady Landscape and Witch: Unleashed. Untamed. Unapologetic.
“Azra and Seren Bertrand have woven together a convincing theory of ancient myths and practices to help us understand that womb wisdom has been honored and preserved throughout the millennia of time. The nonlinear presentation accentuates the necessity of a return to living by nature’s rhythms. Their work should become a model for understanding the wisdom and the depth of the Divine Feminine.”
— Cullen Baird Smith, coauthor of Remembering Who We Are and Conversations with Laarkmaa