My Search for the Woman Within
An authentic 21st-century heroine’s journey, Unearthing Venus is a powerful, intelligent and frequently funny life story that shatters the current sexual status quo.
From the contented suburbs of post-war America to a primitive cabin in the North Georgia mountains, from New Age cult to the camps of ayahuasqueros in the Amazon, Unearthing Venus is a gripping story straddling cultures, ideologies, two centuries and several generations of change. An evolutionary everywoman tale and true hero’s journey, the book jousts with the deepest soul questions facing women and men today with humor, wisdom and compelling humanity.
Driven, highly successful television editor and journalist Cate Montana was raised in a man’s world to be “just one of the guys.” While on assignment a chance encounter with a shaman sets her on the path of unearthing the illusive power of the feminine.
In a raw and wrenching recapitulation of her life Cate discovers the devastating absence of feminine values and qualities within herself and the withering personal and global consequences of having only one paradigm available for her to express through: the masculine “P” values of Power, Possessions, Profit, and Progress. An intelligent, compellingly honest and frequently funny memoir of a modern woman’s search for her own unrecognised feminine spirit, Unearthing Venus is both a visionary and everywoman story that brilliantly captures what it is to be a woman today and everyday.
Praise for Unearthing Venus:
“Raw, real, heartwarming and at turns hilarious, here is an authentic heroine’s journey for the 21st century. Inspiring and utterly entertaining, I couldn’t put it down and didn’t want it to end!”
– Kathleen McGowan, author of New York Times bestseller The Expected One
“Empowering and a total page-turner. I wish to God I’d read this book in my 20s … or my 30s.”
-Betsy Chasse, filmmaker What the Bleep Do We Know!?
“Every woman will be inspired and empowered by reading this book.”
– Stephanie Gunning, editor, author of The Writer’s Book of Inspiration
“A stunningly adventurous inner journey and a fresh new perspective on the question of femininity, this book will keep you riveted all the way. I can’t recommend it enough.”
– Arielle Ford, author of The Soul Mate Secret