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Arching Backward: The Mystical Initiation of a Contemporary Woman

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Arching Backward is the story of an American woman who found herself suddenly and violently immersed in a mystical initiation for which she was not consciously prepared. For four years, Janet Adler's life was dominated by the transforming experience of a primal energy and the visions that were created by it. She was not seeking spiritual experience, nor was she a student ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Inner Traditions (first published October 1st 1995)
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Mish Middelmann
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Searing, poetic, inspiring, frightening. The story of what happens when spiritual energy builds up so much pressure that a person can do nothing but answer its call. Janet Adler describes the buildup, the intense and terrifying experiences over a period of years as she tries to take care of work and family in the midst of spiritual emergence.

Poetry is her way of illuminating the indescribable and she does it well. The impact on me was to make my own experiences more normal, to give me courage
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