How I Discovered My Mother Was A Goddess

A Daughter's Story

by Beverly Charles



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/18/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781452092195
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781452092201
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781452092218

About the Book

In How I Discovered My Mother Was A Goddess, Beverly Charles, tells the poignant story of aging and dementia from the point of view of both the parent and child. At some times troubling and other times darkly comic, it provides a vision of a spiritual journey, one that is healing, authentic, and satisfying. In addition to offering us the story of a mother and daughter as they struggle with old age and death, Beverly moves more deeply into the psyche to understand the goddesses at work in herself and her mother during the various phases of life. We journey through the author’s and her mother’s relationship to each other and to eight goddesses - Artemis, Hestia, Aphrodite, Athena, Demeter, Persephone, Hera, and Mary. By taking us on this odyssey with her, she not only deepens our understanding of the feminine and the goddesses that personify it, but reveals how these goddesses manifest in everyday life. This story enhances our understanding of the divine feminine. This book is for all those who have loved ones experiencing any form of dementia – as our intellectual connection diminishes, may we become more connected in our hearts. This book is also for women and the men who love them – may we never be ashamed of the journey that brings us home to the goddess within.

About the Author

Beverly Charles is a learner, personally and professionally. After a career that included public and private school teaching and church ministry, she started her own consulting business, CONNECT. She developed and marketed a community building process and a leadership development course to public and private sector organizations here and abroad, served two terms on her local city council, and she currently serves as a leadership development coach to individuals. Being a mother (sometimes a single one) to three children while pursuing a career that would support her family and nurture her own vocational calling, she discovered she had been searching for the meaning of life and her place as a woman in this life since she was a child. Writing has been a part of Beverly’s life since she began keeping a diary at age eight. She began teaching memoir workshops ten years ago and continues to enjoy facilitating memoir retreats where people tell and write their stories. She is an avid reader. Her interest in spiritual psychology and writing led her to attend workshops and retreats to deepen her understanding and broaden her knowledge. She lives with her husband, Larry Charles, in rural Texas. This is Beverly’s first book. She is now working on a second book with one of her daughters. She can be reached at