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Summary

Nautilus award winning Burning Woman is a breath-taking and controversial woman’s journey through history - personal and cultural - on a quest to find and free her own power.

Uncompromising and all-encompassing, Pearce uncovers the archetype of the burning women of days gone by - Joan of Arc and the witch trials, through to the way women are burned today in cyber bullying, acid attacks, shaming and burnout, fearlessly examining the roots of feminine power - what it is, how it has been controlled, and why it needs to be unleashed on the world during our modern burning times.

Burning Woman explores:

  • Burning from within: A woman’s power - how to build it, engage it, and not be destroyed by it.
  • Burning from without: The role of shame, and honour in the time-worn ways the dominant culture uses fire to control the feminine.
  • The darkness: Overcoming our fear of the dark, and discovering its importance in cultivating power. 

This incendiary text was written for women who burn with passion, have been burned with shame, and who at another time, in another place, would have been burned at the stake. With contributions from leading burning women of our era: Isabel Abbott, ALisa Starkweather, Shiloh Sophia McCloud, Molly Remer, Julie Daley, Bethany Webster...

©2016 Lucy H. Pearce (P)2020 Lucy H. Pearce

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Fiery encouragement

I love this book. It’s both a poetic reclaiming of the history/herstory of women and fire and an invitation to a personal journey of discovery, burning away all the masks the world has given me until I stand burning with fierce passion for my authentic life. I wondered what it would be like to hear it as an audiobook. I usually prefer listening to the author read as it can give insight into their meaning and with Lucy Pearce’s clear and expressive voice I heard Burning Woman speak with new depth and resonance. As if I had spent the time sat with a beloved old friend whispering in my ear all the things I needed to remember about myself. Highly, highly recommended. Also a great introduction to the idea of the divine feminine for the curious.

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Beautiful

amazing beautifully written. Inspiring and comforting.
must read for wild women.
will defo read it again

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  • kj
  • 17-06-22

Incredible!

An absolute must listen. Such an empowering and inspiring audio book. Lucy narrates the book beautifully too

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Transformational

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I became so engrossed in it I didn't want it to end. In fact, when I got to chapter 8 I started it all over again to make it last longer 🙈

If you want to be seen, validated and empowered then read this book.

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Life changing

Every woman should read it. I wish I had it 40 years ago, it really would have changed my life.

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Powerful and Emotive, fantastic!

Every woman should read this book, it's the best I've read in a long time!

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Quite enjoyable

really enjoyed it overall, felt it was a little repetitive in places however I will try more from this author

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wow, what a book!! Please listen to it

I absolutely love this book so much. Every woman needs to read this book. We all need to start to make a change for our children's future and this book can help us all to do that. Lucy reads this book so well too. I thoroughly enjoyed it all x

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beautiful book

I loved this Book. It is such powerful narrative. narrated by it author in utter passion. so powerful and healing ✨

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Controversial yet true

This book has said the words I felt inside has answered question. Made me very sad yet given me strength

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  • Alecia
  • 25-08-21

Amazing!

Definitely recommend this book to all. Fell in love with this book right away and will be listening to it over and over!