Growing into MySelf—New eBook by Thea Euryphaessa
In January 2011 writer, Thea Euryphaessa signed up ‘consciously/unconsciously’ for Shakti Tantra’s Women’s Invitation women’s workshop. Her plan was to write an article about it and leave it there. Little did she know, over the course of the next eighteen months, she’d go on to complete the entire women’s training programme which would transform her life from the bottom-up and forge a woman of substance out of her.
Growing into MySelf continues straight on from Thea’s debut memoir, Running into Myself: A Journey through the Soul of the Feat. This educational, down-to-earth, and often laugh-out-loud-funny book is essential reading for anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the women’s training programme from someone versed in depth psychology, mythology, and spiritual alchemy, and/or for those who’d like to learn more about Shakti Tantra’s workshops from a participant’s perspective.
What Shakti Tantra’s originator, Hilly Spenceley says about Growing into MySelf:
‘Thea Euryphaessa’s book is an amazing journey of her soul and truly stands alone in her understanding of what Tantra is about from a deeper perspective. I would put her up there amongst other great writer such as Thomas Moore, Joseph Campbell, Marion Woodman and many others that can reach into the deeper parts of ourselves and find true meaning…. it’s a book to read from cover to cover and then dip into over and over again…. Wonderful.’
What Shakti Tantra’s co-founder, Sue Newsome says about Growing into MySelf:
‘A wonderful book that is an honest and intelligent description of Thea’s soul journey and her work with Shakti Tantra. I encourage both men & women to read it; be touched, be informed and be inspired to take a further step towards your truth and authenticity. Thank you, Thea’.
Available to download as an eBook (only) from Troubador Publishing here: http://www.troubador.co.uk/book_info.asp?bookid=2367
Also available from Amazon, iBookstore, and all good eBook retailers.
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So, it’s finally here (a little earlier than expected) — Growing into MySelf, the follow-up to my debut memoir, Running into Myself: A Journey through the Soul of the Feat.
As with the first book, I’ve self-published. I enjoy bringing a book to fruition and retaining full control of the creative process from conception through publication. My next goal is to become a mind/body/soul publisher à la Louise Hay. That, however, depends on the success of this book. In 2006 I was a budding blogger who hadn’t written much, if anything, since secondary school. Never did I imagine that, seven years later, I’d be the author of two books. Who knows what the next several years will bring?
One of the advantages of eBooks is you get to catch any kinks and knots before it (fingers crossed) goes to print. Thanks to last minute ‘fettering,’ a few minor typos sneaked through (that’ll teach me for mucking about with the text after the sub-editor and proofreaders have looked it over). Still, considering the book is 127,285 words long, I guess I should go easy on myself. So, I’m well aware an ‘s’ is missing off the end of a word, that I change tense halfway through a paragraph, that there is an ‘is’ rather than an ‘as’ in a quote, an ‘of’ rather than an ‘or,’ and a ‘who’ rather than ‘how.’ Minor stuff, but still pins in my perfectionistic eyes!
All I ask is, if you enjoy it, (please) tell your friends. Word of mouth is an author’s best friend. And, wherever possible, please purchase the book direct from my publisher’s website:
You have no idea how the likes of Amazon screw authors over — especially self-published ones. For those with Kindles, the book will be available on Amazon in the next couple of days and will gradually roll out across all eRetailers over the coming days and weeks.
Thanks for your support.
Growing into MySelf synopsis:
Do you have the courage to explore yourself with total honesty; to accept yourself, soul through bone; to ignore conventional expectations and be true to your inner Self, no matter what?
In her debut memoir, Running Into Myself: A Journey Through the Soul of the Feat, Thea Euryphaessa revealed how a seemingly random impulse to sign her unfit, overweight body onto three marathons helped her to overcome depression and abandon the well-worn road of the mundane 9-to-5 for the rockier path of the more meaningful unknown.
Now, Growing into MySelf follows her as she comes full circle in her transformational Hero’s Journey, submitting to the deeper, darker realm of soul, sex, and an uncertain relationship, framed by a series of five Tantra workshops that Thea undertakes over the course of eighteen months.
Continuing to explore myth, archetypes, dreams, and depth psychology, Thea learns to surrender to the body’s wisdom while also embracing intellect in her quest to become sexually confident and psychologically whole—in short, a woman of substance.