Spiritual Book Review: Daughters of the Goddess: The Women Saints of India by Linda Johnsen

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If you are a fan of saints and you love reading sacred stories, you will LOVE this book!

Daughters of the Goddess: The Women Saints of India by Linda Johnsen is an oasis in the often male dominated field of books about spiritual teachers from India. Although this book was first published in 1994, four of the six women saints portrayed are still alive and well and sharing their unique wisdom!

In this episode, I will share how I discovered this book, and how you can easily connect with several of these powerful women saints. I will also read a few excerpts from the book, which chronicles the author’s own time with each of these saints and offers a rare glimpse into their daily lives.

Have you ever spent time with a saint? How has it impacted you? I’d love to know about your own experiences! Feel free to share and leave a comment.

Key learnings:

  1. The great women saints of India are often hidden from public view, doing their daily spiritual practices at home and passing their wisdom from mother to child.
  2. Over the past century, some of India’s foremost spiritual giants have acted to redress a seeming gender imbalance in their tradition. One after another, major Indian teachers have passed their spiritual mantle to women disciples.

  • The six women saints in this book are all amazing, but this is not an exhaustive list. Sri Ma, Anandi Ma, Anandamayi Ma, Shakti Ma, Gurumayi Chidvalasananda and Ammachi are the six saints profiled, four of whom are still alive today.

Over the past century, some of India’s foremost spiritual giants have acted to redress a seeming gender imbalance in their tradition. One after another, major Indian teachers have passed their spiritual mantle to women disciples.” Linda Johnsen, author of Daughters of the Goddess

Click here to purchase the book Daughters of the Goddess: The Women Saints of India by Linda Johnsen

To learn more about Shree Maa, visit https://www.shreemaa.org/

To learn more about Anandi Ma visit https://dyc.org/

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