The Cross Symbol is a spiritual journey of self-discovery. The book embraces Primal Religious Concepts, Hinduism, & the Judeo/Christian tradition and shows how each interconnect and use the Cross Symbol. The goal is to unfold and experience the Divine Feminine roots of this symbol. In so doing, the book opens up new perspectives for the Divine Feminine in the West and at the same time connects Christianity to Hinduism. Each section of the book has specific meditations using mantras from downloadable audio files and Creative Journal Exercises you must complete in your own journal that will facilitate understanding and experience.
• Audio meditations using Ancient mantras are embedded into the book.
• Creative Journal exercises included in the book will grow your creativity.
• Your understanding of religion will expand by leaps and bounds.
• You will experience the Divine Feminine through sound.
• You will discover how the Cross Symbol is connected to Christianity as well as primal religion and Hinduism.
• The world of symbol will come alive for you. This book is your ticket to experience a true intercultural, creative, spiritual makeover.
An examination of the symbolism of the cross from a feminine perspective that encompasses a wide range of ancient religions.
For many, the cross is synonymous with Christianity, but there are many other cultures that consider the symbol a sacred part of their religions. This book aims to explore the often overlooked and forgotten history of this powerful icon, and debut author Cafarelli is the perfect guide for such a journey. A dynamic artist with a master’s degree in theology and art, Cafarelli is passionate about phenomenology and the spiritual concept of the “Divine Feminine.” This comprehensive overview successfully weaves together theological discussion, feminist theory, and ancient mythology, resulting in a soul-stirring reading experience. Initial chapters introduce the origins of cross symbolism in ancient and modern civilizations. Prominent legends and myths of Hindu and Christian traditions are given their own lengthy chapters with detailed drawings, diagrams, and illustrations. The author deeply analyzes Hinduism for what she sees as its intimate relationship with the Divine Feminine and addresses more common elements of the faith, such as Ganesha and the law of karma. The book also contains full-color artwork that addresses such concepts as “The Trinity as Female,” and there are color photos of women participating in art workshops that center on similar themes. The author’s extensive knowledge is evident in her writing style, which is both friendly and authoritative. Although it’s not meant to be a textbook, it can often seem like one with its exhaustive research and meticulous comparisons. Cafarelli states that her aim is to give readers a broader intercultural awareness with this work: “This is not a text book on the religions of the world, but rather the journey of one soul...to embrace a larger world view.” In order to make the learning process more tangible, she includes meditation and journal exercises with most chapters.
A scholarly, passionate, and holistic inquiry that encourages personal growth.