The Power of Women
Instinctual Birth Stories

From as long as we can remember…
the oral tradition embroidered the past
with the present,
bringing forward
wisdom,
knowledge
and
strength
so later generations could thrive.

When women embarked on their journey into womanhood and motherhood, stories from their grandmothers, great-grandmothers and ancestors came forth through songs, stories and what appeared as mythological tales. Upon hearing these stories, women became empowered to do what all women from which they came were able to do: give birth instinctually.

In this day and age, those oral traditions are viewed more as cultural curiosities than practical solutions.

But are they really?

Sister MorningStar's life-long service to women in their transitions into motherhood witnessed not only the power of story but the power of women who share their stories—her/stories. Her calling brought her to the cultures of Native and Rural Americans, Mennonites and Mexican Pueblos. Within the pages of this book, Sister MorningStar reveals to the reader compelling, enlightening and touching tales from her experiences with the women who opened themselves to trust their inner knowing of life giving.

So may the tradition continue: may you, your daughters and granddaughters find your voices too.

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The Power of Women

The Power of Women: Instinctual Birth Stories.
Sister MorningStar, Author.
2009. Motherbaby Press. ISBN 978-1-890446-43-7
201 pages, paperback, $29.95

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