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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.
©1996 Anita A. Johnston (P)2016 Tantor
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"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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By Ann S Ford on 05-23-17

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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By Susan P. on 06-06-16

Inspiring and Uplifting!!!

I loved the personal stories and the meaning that was gained by each person on their journey. I felt that all their stories were easy to relate to!

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By Izz on 08-08-17

Every women should read this book

This beautifully written book talks to the woman and the child in us. You travel the world, time and space throught the different stories. It is all relevant to who we are today. Thank you

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By Edyta on 06-12-17

A milestone for my understanding of eating problem

This book really opened my eyes and explained a lot about why eating can be such a complicated part of my life. The stories are beautiful and it is so lovely to look at the problem through them. The explanation of their meaning is very clear so I didn't have to invent my own interpretation. Although at first, I was a little bit concerned whether it is not some contrived approach, it turned out to be really down-to-earth.
It was a milestone for my understanding of eating problems.

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By Susan on 08-12-17

Every Single Woman in the World needs to listen to this!

This book is so so so enlightening. It uses stories and metaphors to help us understand how to read our feelings, instincts, intuition and gain our inner wisdom. She offers really useable strategies to heal by finding our voice in being true to our authentic self. Thank you so much. I'm
So keen to listen again as this book is so insightful and packed with messages that resonated with me. I applaud this author for a truly guiding and healing book.

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By Alia on 12-10-16

life changing!!!!

This book should be part of the national curriculum. every woman and girl should read it /listen to it regardless of whether they have an eating disorder. at some stage all women have body/food issues. This book covers essential and non traditional issues integral to life as a woman in general

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