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ELDERWOMAN: reap the wisdom, feel the power, embrace the joy

"In our youth-orientated culture, this book is a breath of fresh air for those of us over the age of fifty."
 - Christiane Northrup, MD
"The genius of Marian McCain's book replaces apprehension with a sense of the rightness and
naturalness about the whole process of life from beginning to end."  
- Gay Luce
"Blending ancient wisdom with down-to-earth common sense,science with spirituality and humor with poetry, Marian Van Eyk McCain leads us  beyond conventional thinking
and into a new world of possibility ....A wonderful new book.."  
Natural Life
Magazine May/June 2002

 "A powerful and uplifting message of strength, balance, and love"
 - Midwest Book Review August 2002

"Always years ahead of others in her field, Marian has done it again."  - John W. Travis, MD


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".. a rare and beautiful gem of a guidebook.. precious nectar for a booming generation."  
- Brooke Medicine Eagle
"I will use it as a map for years to come."  
- Chellis Glendinning

"An inspiring and uplifting book for those of us who are entering the afternoon of our lives. "
 - Satish Kumar

 "McCain's second book is an articulation of her vision for the healing of the planet's damaged ecosystems and an answer to modern women's angst about aging"
 - Intuition for Women May 2002

"This book is truly an inspiration "
 - Gladys Taylor McGarey MD

"...this book is a bible for our time, when the postwar girls are reaching maturity"
 - New Times November, 2002
Elderwoman is more than just a book about aging gracefully. Along with titles like Rabbi Schachter-Shalomi's From Aging to Sage-ing, Ram Dass's Still Here and Theodore Roszak's America the Wise, it endorses the idea that elderhood is an important time of wisdom, responsibility and service and that Western society is ripe for a massive re-empowerment of its older members so that they may become true elders. This book, however, is written specifically for women, since I believe their role in this cultural shift is a crucial one.

It joins Jean Shinoda Bolen's  Goddesses in Older Women in providing the post-menopausal woman of the 21st Century with a map to guide her steps as she moves into this third leg of the female journey and discovers that it is, in many ways, the best bit of all.

This is an interactive book, inviting its readers to reflect on their own experiences as they read. It includes self-help exercises drawn from my years as a therapist and workshop leader. It draws on developmental and Jungian psychology, ecopsychology, deep ecology, spirituality, and ecofeminist philosophy, yet is written in a clear, jargon-free language which renders it accessible to all, regardless of educational standard, color, race, belief system, socio-economic level or sexual persuasion.

Ruth Dempsey, Editor of the 'Aging Horizons Bulletin', interviewed Marian about the book
Click here to read the interview, entitled 'Elderwomen of the World, Unite.'

(click on the gold button to read about Marian's book on menopause)


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