Dear Friends, Jungians, Poets and Dreamers,
Here on Twelfth Night (or Epiphany, dependent on where you live in the world) under the resplendent light of the Full Wolf Moon, I’m so happy and excited to announce that my new book, Soror Mystica: Balancing the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine is now available! This still feels unreal as I never imagined that I would write and publish a book, let alone three. Deepest gratitude to the Goddess Sophia, my dear friends, generous clients and Jungian studies that all helped dream this manuscript into being. As seems tradition in birthing a new book of mine, here’s my postscript, covers and blurb. I hope you enjoy!
Part sun, part moon, I journey towards Sophia. My destination, unity consciousness.
Amusingly, this book began in my wardrobe seven years ago! The day the doors flew open and out marched my heels. As I waved goodbye to tight, youthful clothes and hello to flat sandals, well-being and comfort, I found myself forever changed and rearranged. Thereupon, my archetypal Animus Diet guided me to find balance and harmony between my masculine and feminine sides, and so much more!
A journey of love and healing began which resulted in welcoming the genderless soul.
Ring out the old, ring in the new! Becoming Sophian over the next five years allowed this poet to spiritually transition and detransition all at the same time. Hence, I finally understood my lifelong attraction to androgyny. For I am both masculine and feminine, my soul holding no gender, complete with the understanding that everyone is born this way, an awareness that allowed integration to follow.
I began to weave my journal notes, dreams and poems into an open book of the heart.
A new body of poems awoke within, as Persephone stirred three springs back, three months before my mother’s death, flowing for several months before I carried my grief down a Jungian rabbit hole. Nine months later my father died and my orphan status was complete. Yet still the poems ascended with an illuminating dream that instructed me to follow the healing light of Mother Moon throughout February.
Meeting Sophia within the Mirror Ball of the Self, I discovered Her timeless wisdom.
Soror Mystica, the title I had sought for seven years came in a quiet moment last year. As the voice of my body and voice of my soul came together, I became stronger in my broken places. No longer did I choose a life of duality and separateness, instead I merged with each mystical sister I met on my journey. Sisters whose kindness helped me find myself, in the depths of my own heart.
Much love Dear Poets,
And now for the back cover and blurb …
‘Soror Mystica’ is Deborah Gregory’s third book. Weaving memoir, poetry and dreams together in a unique text, we follow her journey as she brings her inner feminine and masculine aspects into balance and harmony. By sharing her ‘Animus Diet’, ‘Divine Hermaphrodite’ and ‘Becoming Sophian’ adventures she invites the reader to also seek a sense of union between these opposites.
Drawing on her rich experience as a psychotherapist of twenty five years and a lifelong poet, Deborah encourages us to reconnect to the deep magick and mystery of our inner selves. In the ancient language of symbol and metaphor she meets with the Divine Hermaphrodite and the Goddess Sophia, and in doing so encounters Soror Mystica, the mystical sister she has been searching for her whole life.
“The privilege of a lifetime
is to become who you truly are.”
For those interested in purchasing a copy of Soror Mystica: Balancing the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine or either of my poetry collections, A Liberated Sheep in a Post Shepherd World and The Shepherd’s Daughter please click on the links above to be taken to Blurb Books. Once there, hover your cursor over the flag in the top right-hand corner and click on the option for your country which will automatically change the currency – any problems please let me know in the comments below. Please note that post and packaging will be added to your total cost, however, do look out for a discount code for ‘trade books’ on the website.
Lastly, another wonderful thing to howl about is the beautiful art of Catrin Welz-Stein! “The Moon” (taken from her Tarot Card series) brings ‘tame’ and ‘wild’, ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’, ‘spirit’ and ‘matter’ together under the artist’s Full Wolf Moon. This image for me illuminates so well the Divine Hieros Gamus, the Sacred Marriage – a place where the light of the soul opens to the light of spirit … a place my soul and spirit yearn to Be. ♥
© Deborah Gregory 2023