[bksvol-discuss] Just submitted three books

  • From: "Donna Smith" <donnafsmith@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 11:57:57 -0500

One fiction, two nonfiction.  


Witchlight by Marion Zimmer Bradley, fiction and in the same series of a
wish list book I submitted previously


Don Juan and the Art of Sexual Energy:  The Rainbow Serpent of the Toltecs
by Merilyn Tunneshende, nonfiction


Reclaiming Goddess Sexuality:  The Power of the Feminine Way by Linda E.
Savage, Ph.D., nonfiction and a wonderful book IMHO


All are clean scans with my usual prep.  Synopses follow.  Enjoy!




Witchlight by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Except for a few memories of her childhood and of her few years as a
successful trader on Wall Street, Winter Musgrave's life seems to have
vanished from her mind. She fears she has gone mad-but if so, it is a
peculiar sort of madness, for objects shatter when she passes by. Doors and
windows unlock and open while she sleeps. The mutilated corpses of small
animals appear on the doorstep of her isolated mountain farmhouse, with no
indication that anyone human has been near. And inside Winter's mind, all
the time, is the feeling that something deadly is hunting for her.

Is this paranoia or something more? Desperate, Winter seeks help at the
Bidney Institute for Psychic Research, where she encounters Truth
Jourdemayne and her partner, Dr. Dylan Palmer. With their help, Winter
recovers a few of her shattered, memories, including the surprising
revelation that while in college Winter had been a member of a magickal
circle, or coven. Truth, the daughter of a medium and a powerful magician,
is no stranger to the paranormal, but she isn't prepared for the strength
and fury of the thing that wants to claim Winter for its own.

Winter is certain that the members of her old coven will be able to identify
and defeat the menace she now faces. But they are scattered across the
continent, and the thing that pursues her is eager to destroy her old
friends as well.

Once before Winter Musgrave believed in magic. It nearly killed her. Now, to
stay alive, she must believe again, with all her heart.. .and all her soul.

Not just the story of a woman's search for her missing past, Witchlight is a
powerful novel that should appeal to New Age readers, fans of contemporary
fantasy and contemporary fiction, and the legions of readers who have
already discovered the strength and beauty of the novels of Marion Zimmer


Don Juan and the Art of Sexual Energy:  The Rainbow Serpent of the Toltecs
by Merilyn Tunneshende

Readers of Carlos Casteneda have often complained that his work in ancient
Meso-american shamanism never covered sexual practices beyond celibacy. With
his death in 1998 it seemed that these practices might never be revealed,
but fortunately Merilyn Tunneshende has stepped in. Set against the backdrop
of the golden deserts of Sonora, Mexico, Don Juan and the Art of Sexual
Energy recounts Tunneshende's initiation into the ancient sexual energy
practices of the Toltec-Mayan tradition. Under the tutelage of don Juan
Matus, -Chon Yakil (whom Castenada referred to as Don Genaro), and dona
Celestina de la Soledad, she learns to reclaim her minine power and balance
the masculine and feminine sources within herself.

At the heart of the book is the mythical Rainbow Serpent: le phallic energy
within women, the creative power within men. Each chapter focuses on a
particular technique for awakening the serpent and connecting with its
energy. Twenty-two sequential practices are covered, providing a powerful
program for serious spiritual transformation.


Reclaiming Goddess Sexuality:  The Power of the Feminine Way by Linda E.

most women seek individual self-expression and yearn for intimacy in
relationships, yet they do not want to have to choose between the two. The
desire to know and be known by another person intimately is intrinsic to the
feminine way. In this fascinating book, Linda E. Savage brings you a road
map to finding your uniquely female sexual expression and creating deeply
satisfying and balanced relationships. It provides a blueprint for your own
self-healing, and a clear step-by-step guide to building intimacy in

Reclaiming Goddess Sexuality presents a model of female sexuality that
blends the ancient wisdom of the Goddess cultures with current clinical
findings to create a completely different view of sexual expression. The
ancient matrilineal societies offer valuable insight into the mysteries of
sexuality that can result in renewed sexual interest for contemporary women.
The knowledge gained will change how women perceive themselves; and provide
a new vision for healing individuals, couples, and communities in the
dawning millennium.


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