the book ...
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."
"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.."
"A powerful and uplifting message of strength, balance, and
Midwest Book Review August 2002
years ahead of others in her field, Marian has done it again." - John W. Travis, MD
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"I will use it as a map for years to come."
"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
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
book is a bible for our time, when the postwar girls are reaching
- New Times November, 2002
Elderwoman is more than
just a book about aging gracefully. Along with titles like Rabbi
Aging to Sage-ing,
Ram Dass's Still
and Theodore Roszak's America
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.
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.
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.'
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