Cycles of Belonging: honouring ourselves through the sacred cycles of life
Release: January 2022
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-910559-73-4 | $15.99 | €13.99 | £11.99 | 8.5″x 5.5″ | 216x140mm | 278pp
eBook: ISBN: 978-1-910559-72-7
Categories: Health & Fitness / Women’s Health
Cycles of Belonging guides you through six sacred temples of belonging:
- Presence — the breath cycle
- Daily Rhythms — the circadian cycle
- Sacred Blood — the menstrual cycle
- The Moon — the lunar cycle
- The Sun — the solar cycle, exploring the seasons and the wheel of the year
- The Life Cycle & Goddess Archetypes — exploring the life cycle archetypes of Maiden, Lover, Mother, Queen and Crone
Each Temple explores the energies of each cycle, their healing gifts and shadows/challenges, together with practical suggestions on how to work with the cycles, including journal prompts, rituals and blessings, as well as magical words of poetry and soul guidance.
Stella Tomlinson is a Priestess, author and restful meditation guide, sharing a healing path honouring life’s sacred cycles and the callings of the soul. Her work has evolved from over twenty years’ experience in personal and spiritual development through meditation, yoga, mindfulness, energy healing, and Goddess and Earth-based spirituality and she has been teaching and writing in these fields since 2011.
A beautiful book on flowing in rhythm with the sacred cycles of life.
Rebecca Campbell, bestselling author of Rise Sister Rise
Sometimes, when we feel tired, stressed, disconnected or frustrated we just need a friend, like Stella Tomlinson and her beautiful book. Cycles of Belonging takes you gently by the hand, guiding you into and through great temples of the seasons, the moon and the goddess. This book is an invitation to find the possibilities of presence and healing we can all benefit from. Practical and beautiful magic indeed! Thank you, Stella!
Sarah Robinson, bestselling author of Yoga for Witches and Yin Magic
Cycles of Belonging is a beautifully compiled book that captures the essence of the feminine energy, the energy of Goddess, which is part of everyone’s life, whether you know it or not. The awareness of the cyclical (opposed to linear) nature of life is a gift which invites a different way of being than we are used to in our patriarchal society. With welcoming us into the different ‘temples of belonging’, which range from the intimate (breath/sacred blood) to the communal (seasons/archetypes), Stella offers both valuable insights and practical tools to explore these different cyclical ways of how we can experience our lives. Offering reflections on the shadow side of each of the cycles, journal work and rituals to perform, Cycles of Belonging can be a reference book as well as a useful tool to help you build a daily practice…either way, well worth having on your bookshelf!
Marion Brigantia van Eupen, tutor of the Brighde-Brigantia trainings, co-organiser of The Glastonbury Goddess Conference and co-founder of The Temple of Avalon in Glastonbury, UK
Cycles of Belonging is a beautiful reminder of our innate connection to nature – our nature – and a remembering of the ever-present energy of the feminine. With awareness of the cycles in us and around us, Stella guides you to flow with life rather than compete against it. It’s a book for any woman who feels out of alignment in this overly masculine energetic world and craves a return to herself.
Lyn Thurman, author, oracle creator and priestess
Cyclical rhythms structure our lives and Stella’s book offers simple everyday practices to support your reconnection to vital cycles. In friendly sisterly style this book shows you how to integrate the embodied rhythmic patterns of your own experiences with the wider seasonal cycles of the living Earth and the turning moon: a simple way to live in sacred harmony with life herself. For those beginning to tread this path I recommend this guide.
Uma Dinsmore-Tuli PhD, author of Yoni Shakti – a woman’s guide to power and freedom through yoga and tantra and Nidra Shakti – the power of rest: an encyclopaedia of yoga nidra