Aphrodite's Daughters

Women's Sexual Stories and the Journey of the Soul
Author: Jalaja Bonheim
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439134995
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 400
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An intimate look at the transformative power of women's sexual experiences. Based on the stories of ordinary American women, Aphrodite’s Daughters explores the central role of sexuality in women's spiritual journey. Witty, wise, entertaining, and compassionate, Aphrodite's Daughters quickly became an underground classic, and has changed the lives of thousands of women.

Aphrodite's Daughters

Women's Sexual Stories and the Journey of the Soul
Author: Jalaja Bonheim
Publisher: Touchstone
ISBN: 9780684830803
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 400
View: 8756
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Incorporating a wide variety of women's voices and relationships, this volume takes a look at the transformative power of women's sexual experiences

Aphrodite's Daughters

Three Modernist Poets of the Harlem Renaissance
Author: Maureen Honey
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813572797
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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The Harlem Renaissance was a watershed moment for racial uplift, poetic innovation, sexual liberation, and female empowerment. Aphrodite’s Daughters introduces us to three amazing women who were at the forefront of all these developments, poetic iconoclasts who pioneered new and candidly erotic forms of female self-expression. Maureen Honey paints a vivid portrait of three African American women—Angelina Weld Grimké, Gwendolyn B. Bennett, and Mae V. Cowdery—who came from very different backgrounds but converged in late 1920s Harlem to leave a major mark on the literary landscape. She examines the varied ways these poets articulated female sexual desire, ranging from Grimké’s invocation of a Sapphic goddess figure to Cowdery’s frank depiction of bisexual erotics to Bennett’s risky exploration of the borders between sexual pleasure and pain. Yet Honey also considers how they were united in their commitment to the female body as a primary source of meaning, strength, and transcendence. The product of extensive archival research, Aphrodite’s Daughters draws from Grimké, Bennett, and Cowdery’s published and unpublished poetry, along with rare periodicals and biographical materials, to immerse us in the lives of these remarkable women and the world in which they lived. It thus not only shows us how their artistic contributions and cultural interventions were vital to their own era, but also demonstrates how the poetic heart of their work keeps on beating.

Aphrodite

Book 1 Aphrodite Trilogy
Author: Kaitlin Bevis
Publisher: ImaJinn Books
ISBN: 1611946948
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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It's not easy being perfect . . . But Aphrodite is determined to prove that she's more than just a pretty face. So when she's asked to investigate strange events occurring on cruise ships, she's all over it. Little does she guess just how much this mission is going to cost her . . . The problem--demigods are mysteriously disappearing. Prepared to investigate, Aphrodite manages to charm herself into the best room on the ship. Unfortunately, the room is already taken. It belongs to the one demigod immune to her charm: Adonis. Aphrodite doesn't know what to make of Adonis. He obviously disapproves of her . . . yet he saved her life. And he's hot! Then again, Aphrodite is still reeling from a disastrous--yet incredible--fling with Ares. Gods, these men are going to be the death of her. But then Aphrodite realizes that Adonis could be the next target, and her investigation becomes personal. Only the more she uncovers, the clearer it gets that she's in over her head. Confronted with a strange and powerful new opponent, Aphrodite realizes she might not be as immortal as she thought. And Adonis may not be the one who needs saving . . . "Everyone needs to check this book out. I can't rave enough about it. Bevis is definitely a new talent to keep an eye out for. I give this 5/5." Sarah Brown @ Head Stuck in a Book "This story will completely suck you in . . . This book is the first of a trilogy, and I can't wait to see what's in store for these amazing characters." Amazon Top Reviewer, Melissa Groeling, Author of Beauty Marks "I congratulate Kaitlin Bevis on completely fooling me with such clever plotting. I await the third book, The Iron Queen, with great anticipation."--Rally the Readers Review on Daughter of Earth and Sky "This is a series that has really taken me by surprise. Persephone and Hades will work their way under your skin, and their story will keep you addicted from beginning to end."--Readers Live 1000 Lives on The Iron Queen Kaitlin Bevis spent her childhood curled up with a book and a pen. If the ending didn't agree with her, she rewrote it. Because she's always wanted to be a writer, she spent high school and college learning everything she could to achieve that goal. After graduating college with Masters in English, Kaitlin went on to write The Daughters of Zeus series. kaitlinbevis.com

Venus Rising

Book 3 Aphrodite Trilogy
Author: Kaitlin Bevis
Publisher: ImaJinn Books
ISBN: 1611947529
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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The final battle . . . Aphrodite is in big trouble this time. She's stranded on the island of the DAMNED--without powers and without her beloved Ares. Worse, she knows it's only a matter of time before the demigods figure out she's a goddess. If that happens, she'll wish she were dead. Help arrives in the form of an unlikely ally. But Medea has her own demands, and if Aphrodite wants to survive--not to mention find Hades and the weapons cache--she has to meet them. But all their plans take a back seat when they find themselves in even more pressing danger. When Medea moved the island, she rendered it unstable. Now it's breaking apart and sinking. In the chaos, the demigods have risen up, blaming the gods for their misfortune. Nobody is safe from the demigods . . . especially a Pantheon sympathizer like Aphrodite. And they've come up with a deadly test to uncover any imposters. Aphrodite knows she can't do this alone. It will take the whole Pantheon to get her out of this mess. Unfortunately, they'll have to find her first . . . Kaitlin Bevis spent her childhood curled up with a book and a pen. If the ending didn't agree with her, she rewrote it. Because she's always wanted to be a writer, she spent high school and college learning everything she could to achieve that goal. After graduating college with a BFA and Masters in English, Kaitlin went on to write The Daughters of Zeus series.

Aphrodite's Trade

The Hidden History of Prostitution Unveiled
Author: Lochlainn Seabrook
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780983818502
Category: Prostitution
Page: 170
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In "Aphrodite's Trade: The Hidden History of Prostitution Unveiled," award-winning historian & author Colonel Lochlainn Seabrook covers everything from the biological foundations of prostitution among early humans to its modern religious aspects, making a great case for the legalization & decriminalization of prostitution in all its many forms.

Aphrodite's Kiss


Author: Julie Kenner
Publisher: JKInk
ISBN: 0988684462
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Zoe Smith might look like your average, ordinary elementary school librarian, but she’s about as far from normal as a girl can get. Because Zoe is descended from a line of superheroes … and as her twenty-fifth birthday approaches, she has to decide if she’s going to embrace her heritage (including all the wackiness that comes with X-ray vision and her extraordinary senses) or submit herself for mortalization and be that average, ordinary girl.Considering how lousy she’s done so far on all the Council-imposed tests, chucking the whole superhero thing might be very best thing … especially when she realizes that sexy, private investigator George Bailey Taylor is more than a little interested in her—and he’s more than a little convinced that Zoe is one-hundred percent “the girl next-door”. An ex-cop turned PI, George Bailey Taylor’s had one hell of a life being bounced around from foster home to foster home. All he wants now is a normal life with a normal wife in a normal neighborhood. The typical American dream—and when he meets Zoe Smith, he’s certain she’s the typical American girl. Except she does have an overprotective brother who seems able to appear and disappear at will. And a creepy cousin who’s always lurking about. And why does everyone in her family pretend to actually talk to the pet ferret? With her super powers, Zoe can do just about anything … except make Taylor fall in love with her. For that, they’re both going to need a different kind of magic …

Unrestrained


Author: Joey W. Hill
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425260682
Category: Fiction
Page: 403
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Longing to explore her submissive desires, beautiful widow Athena, who has always played the role of dominatrix, finds a Master in a retired Navy SEAL who helps her live out her fantasies and teaches her how to let go of her control. Original.

Marked

A House of Night Novel
Author: P. C. Cast,Kristin Cast
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429953894
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 320
View: 1087
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The House of Night series is set in a world very much like our own, except in 16-year-old Zoey Redbird's world, vampyres have always existed. In this first book in the series, Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where, after having undergone the Change, she will train to become an adult vampire--that is, if she makes it through the Change. Not all of those who are chosen do. It's tough to begin a new life, away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school's most elite club, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny--with a little help from her new vampyre friends.

Conflict and Consensus in Early Greek Hexameter Poetry


Author: Paola Bassino,Lilah Grace Canevaro,Barbara Graziosi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107175747
Category: History
Page: 238
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A fresh and wide-ranging exploration across the whole of early Greek hexameter poetry, focusing on issues of poetics and metapoetics.

Aphrodite's Island


Author: Hilary Green
Publisher: Robert Hale
ISBN: 0719814723
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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In 1955, Cyprus is torn apart by EOKA and Ariadne's family is deeply involved, but her heart skips the divide on seeing the young officer, Stephen Allenby, when her house is searched by the British military. They have an affair, but when it becomes known, he is sent home. In 1974 Stephen exists in a strained marriage and miserable job, but resurgence of EOKA activity affords him the opportunity to return to the island, but with his wife and young daughter in tow, where he searches for remembrances of his youth. In 1998, his daughter, Cressida, is now thirty-six and at a crossroads: her mother has died and her relationship has failed. She travels to Northern Cyprus to seek answers to the pain-filled memories of her father's disappearance. Two islands, two generations, and the duality of lovers. Aphrodite's Island gives us the eternal cycle of birth, procreation, death and regeneration through blood sacrifice.

Artemis the Brave


Author: Joan Holub,Suzanne Williams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 144246139X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
View: 1617
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Well-researched and true to the classical Greek myths, each volume in the Goddess Girls series addresses contemporary issues like friendship and relationships from a classically accurate--and entertaining--perspective.

Daughter of Earth and Sky


Author: Kaitlin Bevis
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
ISBN: 1611946522
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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""Bevis has done a wonderful job building the worlds that the gods occupy as well as giving them a place in the modern world." Amazon Top Reviewer and author, Margaret Lesh "I stayed up way too late, again! I had to know what happened! You might call me irresponsible, and that may be true. But when a series comes along and grabs you like Daughters of Zeus, it really can't be helped." Amazon Top Reviewer and author, Rachel Wagner "I need to calm down before I write this review because I am still reeling from the book. OMG! I thought book 1: Persephone was good, but this was WAY BETTER! Lastly, OMG!!! I need book 3 so badly . . ." Amazon Top Reviewer and author, Mary Smith The Daughters of Zeus Series, Book Two Some vows can never be broken, especially when you've recently found out you're a goddess. In the flick of a eyelash Persephone has gone from being a high school junior in Athens, Georgia to the wife of Hades, god of the Underworld. Under his platonic protection, she's waiting for springtime, when Boreas, the sinister god of winter, will stop stalking her. But even Hades can't keep Boreas and his minions from threatening her. Finally she escapes back to the world of the living. Maybe she can just go back to normal--and forget that she's fallen in love with Hades. She's wrong. Thanatos--a friend from the Underworld, has betrayed her. Persephone can't tell anyone about Thanatos' betrayal, and it drives a wedge between her and Hades. And then there's Aphrodite, the gorgeous goddess who was born among the ocean waves with more charm than she can control. Persephone's dearest ally, Melissa, is furious and jealous when Aphrodite starts winning Persephone's friendship. Persephone turns to a human boy for friendship. But will their relationship put him in danger? Persephone must choose between her human life and her responsibilities as a goddess. If she doesn't, she could lose that life and Hades, too. But either way, she may not survive her father's schemes. After all, she's Zeus's daughter. Kaitlin Bevis spent her childhood curled up with a book and a pen. If the ending didn't agree with her, she rewrote it. Because she's always wanted to be a writer, she spent high school and college learning everything she could to achieve that goal. After graduating college with a BFA and Masters in English, Kaitlin went on to write The Daughters of Zeus series. www.kaitlinbevis.com"

The Sacred Ego

Making Peace with Ourselves and Our World
Author: Jalaja Bonheim, Ph.D.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583949445
Category: Self-Help
Page: 304
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Why have we failed to create the happy, peaceful world that we all want? And what can we do about it? For more than three decades, Jalaja Bonheim has explored these questions in her work with women leaders, activists, and spiritual seekers from around the world. In The Sacred Ego, she tackles one of the core myths of popular spiritual culture—the myth of the ego, supposedly responsible for our greed, selfishness, and violence. In contrast, Bonheim approaches the ego as a sacred function worthy of honor and gratitude. With riveting stories from her work, she guides us into the depths of our collective psyche to pinpoint the real sources of our problems and illuminate our path to wholeness. Firmly grounded in a lifetime of practical experience, The Sacred Ego is a visionary, uplifting book that explains why our world is in crisis and how we can support the unprecedented transformational process that’s underway. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Daughters of Men


Author: Brenda Leifso
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Poetry
Page: 119
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Vivid accessible poems revealing the mythic proportions of a seemingly simple, rural childhood and the passions that course through every life. what do you do with other people's memories when they are carved into this land the land offering up proof — from “Prayer for Rain” Brenda Leifso's first volume of poetry is a stunning debut: haunting, disturbing but resolutely beautiful. With an unflinching eye, Leifso explores the uncertainty of memory, the legacy of place, the powerful dynamics of sexuality and secrecy, and the violence inherent in family relations. Her central section, "The Theban Women," is a multi-voiced re-imagining of Euripides"s The Bacchae; this drama in verse gives voice to women long silent, and together with Leifso's more personal poems, it forms a book of exceptional power from a poet whose voice is as honest as it is beautiful. "In Daughters of Men, Brenda Leifso demonstrates a subtlety of heart, mind and soul that represents a new level of maturity for poetry in the West. Her book encompasses, among other things, a Greek tragedy of inherited crime within the family… which, for the one who does not share in it, provokes a slow-burning jealousy and sorrow at the exclusion. Is this a mind-set and verse that only a mad Alberta poet or Greek tragedian could invent? Or is it as simple as wanting to have one's rightful share — of the abuse and of the beauty, of a land and of a family. Brenda Leifso looks for the gold in the tar, and remarkably extracts it for her readers." — George McWhirter (Inaugural Poet Laureate of Vancouver)

Aphrodite's Tortoise

The Veiled Woman of Ancient Greece
Author: Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones
Publisher: Classical Pressof Wales
ISBN: 9781905125425
Category: Design
Page: 358
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Greek women routinely wore the veil. That is the unexpected finding of this major study. The Greeks, rightly credited with the invention of civic openness, are revealed as also part of a more eastern tradition of seclusion. Llewellyn-Jones' work proceeds from literary and, notably, from iconographic evidence. In sculpture and vase painting it demonstrates the presence of the veil, often covering the head, but also more unobtrusively folded back onto the shoulders. This discreet fashion not only gave a priviledged view of the face to the ancient art consumer, but also, incidentally, allowed the veil to escape the notice of traditional modern scholarship. From Greek literary sources, the author shows that full veiling of the head and face was commonplace. He analyses the elaborate Greek vocabulary for veiling and explores what the veil meant to achieve. He shows that the veil was a conscious extension of the house and was often referred to as "tegidion", literally "a little roof". Veiling was thus an ingeneous compromise; it allowed women to circulate in public while maintaining the ideal of a house-bound existence. Alert to the different types of veil used, the author uses Greek and more modern evidence (mostly from the Arab world) to show how women could exploit and subvert the veil as a means of eloquent, sometimes emotional, communication. First published in 2003, Llewellyn-Jones' book has established itself as a central - and inspiring - text for the study of ancient women.

Betrayed

A House of Night Novel
Author: P. C. Cast,Kristin Cast
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429915991
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 320
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Fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird has managed to settle in at the House of Night. She's come to terms with the vast powers the vampyre goddess, Nyx, has given her, and is getting a handle on being the new Leader of the Dark Daughters. Best of all, Zoey finally feels like she belongs--like she really fits in. She actually has a boyfriend...or two. Then the unthinkable happens: Human teenagers are being killed, and all the evidence points to the House of Night. While danger stalks the humans from Zoey's old life, she begins to realize that the very powers that make her so unique might also threaten those she loves. Then, when she needs her new friends the most, death strikes the House of Night, and Zoey must find the courage to face a betrayal that could break her heart, her soul, and jeopardize the very fabric of her world.

Aphrodite's Passion


Author: Julie Kenner
Publisher: Dorchester Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781428511637
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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A plain young woman learns that when she wears the girdle of Aphrodite, she becomes irresistible to all men-including the virile superhero who will steal her heart!

Color, Sex & Poetry

Three Women Writers of the Harlem Renaissance
Author: Gloria T. Hull
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253204301
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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Offers profiles of three poets, examines their writings, and assesses their role in the Harlem Renaissance movement

The Hunger for Ecstasy

Fulfilling the Soul's Need for Passion and Intimacy
Author: Jalaja Bonheim
Publisher: Rodale Press
ISBN: 9781579541163
Category: Self-Help
Page: 233
View: 7920
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A collection of anecdotes, examples, and exercises draws on diverse spiritual and cultural traditions to explain how to fill life with physical and emotional passion.