The Luminous Heartbeat
Wendy Victor
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The Luminous Heartbeat
Wendy Victor
Ovation Books
176 pages
August 2008
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The Luminous Heartbeat examines the inexplicable societal deviation from respecting the value of both sexes to the patriarchal dominance that we still struggle against today.

Gone are the days when female deities were worshipped (easy guys, I’m not saying that women should be worshipped today) as goddesses that could advise and lead petitioners who believed in them.

Even the Christian Bible has been excised to reduce disciples to harlots and women in general to positions of less importance than camels. No one hump or two jokes, please.

Author Wendy Victor’s hypothesis is that once the stories of the power and success of women began to be written down, they became distorted and turned into repudiation of women’s innate abilities to work hand-in-hand with men. Once that trend began, more men began to twist the past into pretzels of male dominance in order to justify the subjugation of women.

The Luminous Heartbeat explains ways that the equal distribution of respect and power can be regained through recognizing our unique abilities and figuring out how to meld them.

This not a “femi-nazi” demand for the complete reversal to women being solely dominant. It is instead a thoughtful and convincing argument that we must value ourselves enough to free our voices for the role we were meant to hold in connection with God.

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at © Camden Alexander, 2009

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