Release: May 2016
Paperback: ISBN 978-1910559-161 | $15.99 | £10.99 | 8.5″x 5.5″ | 216x140mm | 284PP
eBook: ISBN 978-1910559-178
Categories: Feminist Theory / Gender Studies
Burning Woman is a breath-taking and controversial woman’s journey through history — personal and cultural — on a quest to find and free her own power.
Uncompromising and all-encompassing, Lucy H. Pearce uncovers the archetype of the Burning Women of days gone by—Joan of Arc and the witch trials, through to the way women are burned today in cyber bullying, acid attacks, shaming and burnout, fearlessly examining the roots of Feminine power—what it is, how it has been controlled, and why it needs to be unleashed on the world during our modern Burning Times.
Burning Woman explores:
- Burning from within: a woman’s power—how to build it, engage it and not be destroyed by it.
- Burning from without: the role of shame, and honour in the time-worn ways the dominant culture uses fire to control the Feminine.
- The darkness: overcoming our fear of the dark, and discovering its importance in cultivating power.
This incendiary text was written for women who burn with passion, have been burned with shame, and who at another time, in another place, would have been burned at the stake. With contributions from leading burning women of our era: Isabel Abbott, ALisa Starkweather, Shiloh Sophia McCloud, Molly Remer, Julie Daley, Bethany Webster …
Lucy Pearce has given voice to what a generation of women are feeling and burning to express. This book is filled with our collective calling, and inspires women to burn with our wild, fierce wisdom and creativity, and to push forwards to fully occupy our equality.
I celebrate this book and celebrate and acknowledge Lucy Pearce as a wise, wild and courageous woman who has written a very important book of our time. A must-read for all women! A life-changing book that fills the reader with a burning passion and desire for change!
Glennie Kindred, author and illustrator of eleven books on celebrating the Earth and ourselves
Lucy H. Pearce’s Burning Woman carries the torch of the sacred Feminine into the dark corners of women’s unexpressed and unfulfilled desire and power. She dares us to burn down that which does not serve life, to use our fire to transform the world.
Oriah ‘Mountain Dreamer’ House
Burning Woman is a passionate call to wake up both to our present reality and to entrance ourselves to the remembrance of our power. Lucy’s prose is poetic, raw and dances on the edge of outrageous — where outrageous means to defy what we have been taught and have accepted to our detriment. I am proud to call myself a burning woman…
Jane Meredith, author of Journey to the Dark Goddess and Circle of Eight: Creating Magic for Your Place on Earth
Lucy Pearce is a gifted writer, a gentle wayshower, and a fierce pioneer in these times of global transformation. In her new book, she reveals potent information to the woman reader, reminding her of her true heritage, kindling the fire within, to more fully claim our truth and embody it in our daily lives. This knowledge has been hidden from us, and we are now ready to receive it. This book is a true gift and, if you are a woman ripe for transformation, it can fan the inner flames, sparking you to own that fire and let it burn all that is false within you, revealing the power that was yours all along. Every woman should read this book! Thank you Lucy!
Bethany Webster, Healing the Mother Wound
Gripping, grounded, affirming and real. I wish I could gift every girl and woman I know a copy of this book. We deserve more than a bland flat surface description of ourselves as women — or airy fairy feminine metaphors — we are vast beyond measure and complex and we are indeed burning.
Clare Campbell, artist and creative activist, founder of Big Love Sista CIC and Wild Woman
Are you a woman who yearns for something more? Do you feel the seed of a hot, rebel, spirit hidden inside somewhere? A wildness you’re not sure how to set free? With Burning Woman, author Lucy Pearce brings us a living, breathing manifesto for real women. A burning hot antidote to the vague and cool tones of the endless wave of self-help and development books on the market. Digging deep into herstory, showing us the roots of our blocks and fears, sharing her own burning story, Lucy blazes the way for every woman to free the burning soul within. Take a deep breath and dive in.
Awen Clement, founder MoonWise Woman
In an era when Western feminism seems too often about loudly celebrating woman as victim, this is a refreshing book. Yes, sometimes we get burned, but allowing the fire to fuel our strength is a far more intelligent response. Lucy’s vibrant words are a sound reminder, and a joy to read.
Emma Restall Orr, author of Kissing the Hag
This book is initiation by ignition. Lucy Pearce has reached into the hearth of womanhood, pulled out the hottest coals, and given us Burning Woman, a text and feminine archetype channelled just for these times. Within these pages, she dares to ask and answer fundamental questions about feminine power – why are we afraid of it? How can we claim it? What is at risk if we do? What is at risk if we DON’T? With torch held high, Burning Woman carries us across the threshold of inquiry and fear, guiding us toward our own flame of inner truth. If you’re no longer willing or able to play it safe, if you’re aching to burn bright, if you’re already dancing in the fire, read this book and source the fuel of Burning Women from every time, everywhere.
Autumn Weaver and Baraka Elihu, Birthing Ourselves into Being
Lucy burns a hole right through the fabric of our societal programming and identifies the true source of why even the most empowered women attempt to walk in their power only to hold back from fully stepping into it. Heal the Burning Woman and we’ll see a radical shift and healing in every aspect of our world.
Suzanne Mathis McQueen, author of 4 Seasons in 4 Weeks
Burning Woman is a marvellous, impassioned, emotional read. This book will root you back to your woman power and inspire you to rise up with other burning women to change the world. I encourage you to read Burning Woman TODAY! The world needs our collective female flames right NOW. Thank you Lucy Pearce for this tremendous book.
Trista Hendren, author of The Girl God series