5 books for navigating the complexities of love
This is part 3 in a 3 part series.
Read Part 1 here: 9 books that could deeply influence how you live
Part 2 here: 9 books for deepening how you create + work
Reflections on the Art of Living: A Joseph Campbell Companion
Campbell’s theories on romantic love (it is potentially “superior” to familial love because it is intentionally chosen,) and the ego (it will get necessarily crucified on the way to true communion and intimacy,) bolster my faith and courage.
Women Who Run With The Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
(This one is required reading for Goddesses of all ages.)
Initiation, by Elisabeth Haich
An autobiography that connects the European life of beloved yoga teacher Elisabeth Haich and her lucid memories of initiation in mystical teachings of the priesthood in ancient Egypt. A wild ride.
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert, by John Gottman
Based on Gottman’s “Love Lab” research, this book analyzes the break downs in communication that kill love. Read it before you fall in love.