Sailing My Shoe to Timbuktu : A Woman's Adventurous Search for Family, Spirit, and Love
Joyce ThompsonISBN: 0060530634;
Amazon.comNovelist and Northwest native Joyce Thompson ( Bones ) offers an excellent spiritual memoir, blending the contemporary challenges of middle age into a profound mystical awakening through the Afro-Caribbean religion of Santeria. More than amemoir about finding a religion that works for her, Thompson speaks to a familiar American dilemma?how do we integrate an ancient, native spirituality into modern Western life? Like many contemporary seekers, she was drawn to a spirituality that offered a more loving, empowering and non-judgmental God along with meaningful rituals and teachings. "This theology assumes that you have an essential right to prosper, to be the best and most successful person you're inherently capable of becoming, to livein harmony with your fellows and with the earth itself," she explains. As she grows more devout in Santeria, she must learn how to incorporate her spiritual growth into daily living. In her case, Thompson is a divorced, single mother,...
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