1. Your new book is titled Jailbreaking the Goddess. What
exactly does that mean?
"Jailbreaking" means to break something or
someone free. With Jailbreaking the
Goddess, we are breaking the goddess free of the bonds of
biology. Or, at least breaking our perception of her free. I mean, I
have a hunch that at heart she is absolutely liberated, and has always
The book was originally titled The
Fivefold Goddess. To be honest, Jailbreaking the Goddess was at
first kind of a joke-title in my head, because the material that was
coming forward was so radical. When my editor asked me to reconsider a
title though, Jailbreaking the
Goddess was what I first offered. And to my great surprise, the
team loved it. So we went with it.
After we had settled on Jailbreaking the
Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality as
the new title, I had a few days of complete terror that I had chosen a
name that might be too strong for people. But again my editor soothed
my fears, and invited me to bring the most strong, radical,
transformational material in as I wanted to.
It was an amazing experience. The new
name allowed the book to radicalize in ways that offer opportunities
for true transformation on both personal and collective levels.
did you feel such a new vision of feminism and female spirituality was
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