Item description for Giving Birth To God: A Woman's Path To Enlightenment by Mother Clare Watts...
"Giving Birth to God" tells of one woman's journey through yoga ashrams and Sufi training to finding a mystical Christian school with Master Teachers. After 12 years of transformational training, Mother Clare was ordained a Priest, and four years later a Master Teacher. Mother Clare was married, raised four children, and was a practicing midwife and psychotherapist while receiving her mystical and esoteric training. Without being celibate, without going to India and joining a foreign religion, Mother Clare received complete spiritual training, including initiations and ordinations, in the midst of leading the full life of an American woman. Wonderfully moving stories give an in-depth rendering of the Inner Christian Path. Some accounts will induce laughter and some tears, while the stories of women giving birth and the transformations the author experienced as a midwife and mother will move hearts and open minds to the great reality of the spiritual world.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.38" Width: 6.46" Height: 0.73" Weight: 0.92 lbs.
Release Date Nov 26, 2003
ISBN 0595748376 ISBN13 9780595748372
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A Moving Story Apr 30, 2008
I should mention at the outset that I am a 74 year old grandfather, roots in India, over half a century in the US, background in literature, social work, psychotherapy and law. I am a sceptic as to religious groups and gurus. However, all groups, including universities and corporations have their leaders. Mother Claire Watts story, to me, is an account of one woman's journey from a teenage mother to a person who found God, to a teacher. I found it a book I could not put down and refreshing in its honesty. As to the Order of Christ Sophia, what I find appealing is its acceptance of other mystic beliefs such as taught in Zen, Sufism and in Swami Yogandana's teachings.
For any person seeking a spiritual journey Mar 19, 2007
Mother Clare has done a fabulous job of journaling her spiritual journey! For anyone who has thought about "making a move" or feels a higher calling, this book is a must read.
For me, it's all about the journey. And this book revels in just that ~ the journey. Mother Clare has very personally shared her spiritual quest, and shared her thoughts along the way with the reader. What one will get from this book, is that it's not what journey you take ~ rather, it is that you take "a" journey to find your higher spiritual self.
Rev. Paula T. Webb ~ Author, "Creating Perfect Relationships," "An Independent Ministry," "Cooking with Grace"
Real People finding God May 25, 2005
If you have ever wondered if real people can seek and find God, then this book is for you.
Mother Claire Watts demystifies the process of finding a true spiritual path and gives countless bits of excellent advice on trusting your heart and your own sense of ethics in the process. She speaks to the paradox of needing a teacher to guide you on the inner path and the modern distrust of authority, especially spiritual authority.
In an age when most spiritual books make huge promises and deliver little, Giving Birth to God firmly sets itself apart as a practical and authentic description of one woman's journey back to God. Mother Claire succinctly outlines the steps that a beginning student must take in order to prepare for a having a true teacher.
In short, this book is unlike anything that you have read before.
If you are seeking a spiritual teacher and have had questions about how far they can lead you and what they can show you, then read this book. It will change your life.
spiritual hope for a modern mother Jan 31, 2005
This book is about the spiritual quest of a woman living a modern life in the western world. The thing I like most about it is that, even though some of her story seems more adventurous than that of the average woman, her life seems real and her seeking and finding seem real. I felt totally encouraged by the fact that she was seeking, in a very serious way, a spiritual path and life that would be as real and meaningful as the ones we read about in novels (like Sidhartha), and that she found one that was real and transformative and all the while she was living a regular life as a wife, mother, and career woman. I was especially surprised and delighted to read that what she found was in the Christian tradition, which is the last place I would have expected it to be. This book is good because it not only tells the author's own story, but it also contains some of the teachings of the path she found, which show its relevance and applicability to real life, not just lofty spiritual ideas. It's a quick read, entertaining, enlightening, and holds out a hopeful possibility that there actually is a genuine spiritual path that is for people with regular lives.
Inspirational and Empowering Jan 30, 2005
Mother Clare's book is a joy to read, her life is filled with adventure and devotion to seeking truth and refinement of her self and her relationship with God. She has experienced what many people hope for. This book has a great balance of true stories with Teachings of Christian Mysicism. The teachings are similar in style, truth and purity to Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thich Nhat Han, in that it is simple to read and life changing at the same time.
I recommend this book for everyone, seekers and non seekers. I thoroughly enjoyed it as it broadened my perpective about Love and relationships with people and with God.
I hope everyone who reads this will enjoy it as much as I did.