The Way of the Rose: The Radical Path of the Divine Feminine Hidden in the Rosary

The Way of the Rose: The Radical Path of the Divine Feminine Hidden in the Rosary Details

What happens when a former Zen Buddhist monk and his feminist wife experience an apparition of the Virgin Mary?

"This book could not have come at a more auspicious time, and the message is mystical perfection, not to mention a courageous one. I adore this book."--Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit

Before a vision of a mysterious "Lady" invited Clark Strand and Perdita Finn to pray the rosary, they were not only uninterested in becoming Catholic but finished with institutional religion altogether. Their main spiritual concerns were the fate of the planet and the future of their children and grandchildren in an age of ecological collapse. But this Lady barely even referred to the Church and its proscriptions. Instead, she spoke of the miraculous power of the rosary to transform lives and heal the planet, and revealed the secrets she had hidden within the rosary's prayers and mysteries--secrets of a past age when forests were the only cathedrals and people wove rose garlands for a Mother whose loving presence was as close as the ground beneath their feet. She told Strand and Finn:

The rosary is My body,
and My body is the body of the world.
Your body is one with that body.
What cause could there be for fear?

Weaving together their own remarkable story of how they came to the rosary, their discoveries about the eco-feminist wisdom at the heart of this ancient devotion, and the life-changing revelations of the Lady herself, the authors reveal an ancestral path--available to everyone, religious or not--that returns us to the powerful healing rhythms of the natural world.

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  • Cynthia

    As a Protestant, I had never understood the Catholic preoccupation with Mary. This book not only helped me be open to Marion spirituality, it also set the concept of a feminine God into a context of w...

  • Val Ely

    This book is based on total bunk theology. Not accurate information regarding the beautiful prayer devotion that is the Rosary. If you’re into new age, private revelation superstitions and making up...

  • Anne

    I definitely enjoyed this book, even though I am no longer Catholic and never had instruction in how to pray the rosary. I am a big believer in the Divine Feminine and found this book freeing as well ...

  • Alisa Moore

    This isn't just a book, it's a movement, a community, a prayer for the divine feminine, a tender antidote to our toxic patriarchy, and a much-needed call to action. I was a life long Buddhist but asid...

  • Lisa

    Such an important book for our times. A feminine shift is sweeping the planet. Philosophically, women’s voices are finally being heard within important discourses. Understanding the importance of th...

  • Namrata

    First, this comes out a day before my birthday. Second, LOOK AT THAT COVER. And third, this book sounds like heaven to me....

  • Gerry Dee

    Enjoyed this book and the way it wove strands of Mother Earth mythology, Christian practice and ecological angst together into a believable (well, I believed it) philosophy/theology for our modern tim...

  • Zemirah

    This book opened my heart and mind to the mystical Divine Mother. The Rosary, for me, has undergone a metamorphosis of sorts and taken on a completely new meaning. The Way of the Rose introduces praye...

  • Mary Lea

    This is a totally different and amazing approach to the rosary! I am loving it, because up to now, the rosary had been the same set of prayers since my childhood. This book opens up all kinds of new w...

  • Monet

    A beautiful tapestry of a story! This read was more magical realism than anything else. It was a multi-genre adventure about what it means to be human. There's mystery with Clark trying to interpret h...