Vol.5, No. 1, Fall 2006

Book Review: Sekhmet Rising: The Restlessness of Women's Genius

Sekhmet Rising: The Restlessness of Women's Genius (2006) Created and edited by Louise LeBrun, "with 17 Amazing Women" as contributing co-writers including Karina Evangelista, Dorothy Spence, Eva Marsh, Harjit Shokar, Susan Griffin, Koreen Kimakowich, Anita Allen, Theresa McKeown, Carole Maclnnis, Dominique Dennery, Gwen McCauley, Jackie Zirpdji, Patricia Donihee, Celine Levasseur Burlock, Susan Bremner, and Lorna LeBrun.

Published by The WEL-Systems Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Reviewed by Heather Lee Kilty and Barbara Dewar

Louise LeBrun, author and founder of The WEL-Systems Institute invited seventeen women participants and facilitators of the WEL-Systems growth experience to contribute narratives about their personal journeys and transformations to become more authentically themselves. "Each has had to come face-to-face with herself; not just who she wanted to be but who she has already become" (p.2). The introduction aptly warns the reader: "Be well warned: these women are highly contagious!"(p. 4). Each courageous and challenging story invites the reader to awaken to their own potential testimonies and to actively choose their own meaningful life opportunities.

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