Faces of the Mother: A Journey, a Collaboration, a Feminine Restoration

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Faces of the Mother is a therapeutic and cathartic literary rites of passage; this book deconstructs the archetype—and even at times—too surreal feminine presence that is manifested in a product driven society. The feminine condition has long been a debilitating set-up of “pigeonholing…existence” to impossible methods for self-actualization (5); Sharon Ann Rose thereby writes “I witnessed a generation working to uphold the ideal of a chaste, all compassionate, never fully fulfilled Feminine. Or the can-do-it-all, self-sustaining, face it head-on woman” (4). Nevertheless, Rose and the featured Feminine Life Artists speak out against the perpetual say-sos of a patriarchal culture “etched into our genetic codes” (xii). The wave of sheroic narrative passageways “No longer are…choosing to clamp down” remarkably marked by a time when a woman is a strong running lead for president (5). Faces of the Mother is daring and auspicious; a pivotal journey of reclaiming Her—a womb-wisdom energy—and this revolution in the modern day world (5).

Sharon Ann Rose probes into the age-old, commercial obsession for the ethereal woman and dutifully reveals the radical core of self-acceptance. Through a series of meditative and self-searching vignettes, Sharon Ann Rose uncovers the many faces of the ‘mother’ in a profound masterpiece that allows the reader to engage in public discourse. This prose reads like an ontological study into multiple sisterhood roles that serve as mystic, artist, healer, distiller, decomposer, midwife, creatress, leader, regenerator, priestess, bestower, beloved, and unifier. Each mother: an authority and tour de force swapping the overused fabric of society for her own.


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Author Sharon Ann Rose
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 280 pages
Publisher Inkwater Press
Publish Date 2016-06-14
ISBN 0978162901355
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Issue November 2016
Category Spirituality & Inspiration
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