Eating in the Light of the Moon

  • by Anita A. Johnston PhD
  • Narrated by Arika Rapson
  • 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Weaving a rich tapestry of multicultural myths, ancient legends, and simple folktales, Anita Johnston, PhD, inspires women to free themselves from disordered eating by discovering the metaphors that are hidden in their own life stories.
"Storytellers speak in the language of myth and metaphor," Johnston explains. "They tell us a truth that is not literal but symbolic. If we hear the stories with only the outer ear, they can seem absurd and untrue, but when listened to with the inner ear, they convey a truth that can be understood and absorbed on a deeply personal level. In this way stories help us connect with our inner world, to the natural rhythms and cycles of the earth, and to the power of our intuitive wisdom."
An immensely enjoyable book, Eating in the Light of the Moon is filled with practical exercises and profound insights. Twenty chapters explore different themes of self-discovery and empowerment on core issues such as intuition, symbolism, feelings, sexuality, and recovery.

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What the Critics Say

"This beautifully-written book sheds new light on struggles with eating...and offers hope for all who want to be free." (Kim Chernin, author of The Hungry Self)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Good insight, keep an open mind.

Although the beginning of the book seemed to take a slow start for me, I liked the different storytelling throughout. Some things are a little far fetched for me, yet other things made perfect sense.
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- Shawn

Immensely helpful

I wasn't sure what to expect when I bought this book, but it has been exceptionally helpful in my recovery from my eating disorder.
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- Ann S Ford

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-15-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio