An immersion experience for seekers, healers, and dreamers. This story is real, gut-wrenching and a timeless story of woman's search for the Divine Feminine. It is a birth, death and rebirth story for maiden, mother and Crone.
A surprising story of the desperation of and final release from seemingly endless depression, this book is for those who have found no relief either in talk therapy, the medical establishment, pharmaceuticals, or conventional religious and cultural institutions.
An immersion experience for seekers, healers and dreamers, this book is a journey into the dark feminine. This is a real, gut-wrenching and timeless story of woman's search for the Divine Feminine.
A surprising story of the desperation and final release from seemingly endless depression, this book is for those who have found no relief either in talk therapy, the medical establishment, pharmaceuticals, or conventional religious and cultural institutions. It will appeal to many resting in an uncomfortable church pew or those who have abandoned the pew but suffer with, flashbacks and the longing for communion with All.
No matter what gender, most people are living deep patriarchal consciousness with no awareness of its presence.
"A century ago Sigmund Freud said, 'Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious.' Carl Jung agreed but was more subtle. 'The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the psyche.' Working deeply with dreams, he went on to describe the collective unconscious. Dreams have been noted and found important in every culture on this planet; babies dream; animals dream. Pearl Gregor had a dream in 1988 that changed her life. This is the story of the dreamer and the dreams. Pearl sets aside her skills learned as an educator and administrator to forge a brand new path into the dark forest with the light of dreams to guide her.
This book's main task is a plummeting within and a thorough examination of the plummeting and rising process. There's also an invitation to the reader to go on her own journey. This work is a revelation (of immanent and transcendent Being), a psychoanalysis and an extended meditation on being human. Oh, and it's a memoir."
-Michael Kenyon, author and poet
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WOMAN, PLANTED, SPEAKING WITH AUTHORITY
“I would rather that you doubt than be blinded by your certainty,” writes Pearl, giving voice to an inner whisper. Indeed, the opposite of faith is not doubt but certainty! Pearl, with an attentive ‘ear’ nestled in her precious one syllable name, saunters skillfully along a path of dreams, reams of them, listening generously and radically with the ears of the heart, the ears of the mind, the ears of the body and above all, the mostly forgotten ears of the sub-conscious. I would describe “I, the Woman, Planted the Tree” as one arduous and ardent exercise in radical, generous and continued listening, gradually freeing aspects of her true self that have for long been held captive.
I learnt a long time ago, that what is not expressed is always depressed. Pearl digs deep with tearful patience, exploring caves and caverns, nooks and crannies of her inner geography, expressing what has been depressed.
In this painful, birthing process, laced with both anguish and hope, Pearl engages the process of dismantling the dangerous and abusive pedestal of unhealthy ancient patriarchy and the often insensitive, violent and toxic masculinity that have stunted her growth and stifled her spirit, making space for the maternal and the repressed feminine to re-emerge.
Ultimately, “I, the Woman, Planted the Tree” is the bold story of Pearl finding her voice, fearlessly "speaking with authority."