Women Writers Constructing Spirituality

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Women Writers Constructing Spirituality

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1emily_dickinson
Mar 6, 2007, 1:13pm

No matter where the Saints abide,

They make their Circuit fair;

Behold how great a Firmament

Accompanies a Star!

~ Emily Dickinson (J-1541)

For online commentary on this poem, all of which is adapted from Dickinson's own poems and letters, see:

Emily Dickinson's Nature Mysticism: A Photo Poetic Labyrinth
http://earlywomenmasters.net/dickinson/ed_1541/

For a fascinating book on Literature, Women and Mysticism, including an essay on Emily Dickinson, by Roxanne Hardy, see:

Things Of The Spirit: Women Writers Constructing Spirituality - ed. by Kristina K. Groover, 2004
Also includes a very sensitive, provocative and affirmative essay on St. Teresa of Avila, by Elizabeth J. Adams. (There's a review on this book available at LibraryThing).

Please add any interesting/recommended book(s) on women and mysticism here.
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