Friday, July 2, 2010

Goddess Durga and Sacred Female Power

Jai Maa! It is complete! Goddess Durga and Sacred Female Power will be released October 1, 2010. Just in time for Durga Puja! Divine timing indeed! It has been quite the journey with this book. After ten years of working on it, I finished writing in August! I have not posted in the Temple of Female Consciousness because I have been deeply immersed in proofreading, wrestling with diacritics and other textual details and creating an index since September! So I have not been writing in that all-possessed way since last summer and I have missed that state of consciousness where everything was related to my book. No matter what I was doing or thinking about, I was writing. And I could hardly keep away from my computer. The words would flow, and sometimes they would get stuck, but each impasse ultimately led to a breakthrough in consciousness. The whole experience was very blessed. The technical details came with a strong Saturn transit to my natal moon and forced me to really focus on all the pieces. The index was quite a beast to tackle and proved to be a challenging learning experience. But I did it! And it helped me to see the book through another lens. It was a very insightful process. It has truly been a pilgrimage of mind, heart, and soul--one that has been both incredibly challenging as well as deeply liberating. I can't wait to share it with all of you, and I look forward to hearing about  the myriad journeys Goddess Durga and Sacred Female Power takes you on. Pre-order info is below!

Here is a short synopsis of my book:

Goddess Durga and Sacred Female Power is an exploration of the many faces of the Goddess Durga in ancient and contemporary culture. As we learn through a 5th century myth narrating Durga's victorious battles over corrupt forces destroying the equilibrium of Mother Earth and all Her creatures, Durga and Her entourages of South Asian Goddesses offer us the wisdom, grace, inner strength and divine power needed to restore balance to a conflict-ridden world. This book takes us on a pilgrimage to Goddess temples and natural shrines, to visit shamans and living Goddesses in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal, and to India for the annual ten-day Durga festival. The mythology, rituals, philosophy, and spiritual practices of this distinctly female-centered and millennia-old tradition of Durga offer an alternative model of female potential and empowerment, focusing on peace, healing, spiritual liberation, and realization of inherent divinity.



My publishing contract requires that I purchase the first 100 copies of my book. I would so appreciate your support in pre-ordering a book for $46.15. The pricing break down is below. You can send me a check today that I will put toward the order, and I will mail you a signed copy of Goddess Durga and Sacred Female Power in early October. This is the perfect way for you to directly support the author, and I thank you.

Goddess Durga and Sacred Female Power by Laura Amazzone. ISBN # 978-0-7618-5313-8: Published by Hamilton Books, an imprint of University Pres of America d the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, October 2010.

$37.50 List Price
$3.65 California Sales Tax
$5.00 Shipping and Handling ($1.00 per additional book if ordering two or more)
$46.15 Total

Checks can be made out to Laura Amazzone. Please contact me at

1 comment:

Ravi said...

Congratulations on completing the book as planned.