Women—religious and secular, medieval and modern—have always demonstrated their own unique approach to matters of the spirit. Limited in their public roles throughout much of history, women have been compelled to turn inward, developing rich interior lives in uniquely feminine ways.
This anthology brings together women's writing from classic religious literature—Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, and Hindu—as well as many passages of fiction and poetry that are truly undiscovered treasures of women's spirituality. With writers ranging from Helen Keller to Aung San Suu Kyi, from Agatha Christie and Ursula K. Le Guin to Rabi'a the Mystic and Hildegard of Bingen. Sarah Anderson's collection proves beyond a doubt that "the exploration of 'the hidden seas within' is a journey on which we can all embark."
"Limited in their public roles throughout much of history, women have often found outlets by developing their private, spiritual lives, exploring in depth what St. Teresa of Avila called "the interior castle." Heaven's Face Thinly Veiled is a gorgeous compilation of the spiritual ruminations of a wide range of women—from Julian of Norwich, whose mystic visions gave her a glimpse of the feminine side of God, to tenth century Afghan poet and mystic Rabiah Balkhi, to novelist and activist Alice Walker."—Yes! A Journal of Positive Futures
"An idiosyncratic, fascinating collection that will introduce readers to many new voices reflecting on 'the hidden seas within."—Holly Hammond, Yoga Journal