🏆 2023 BIBA® Non-Fiction: New Age/Spirituality Winner!
Calling the Daughters invites us to step into a sacred wisdom circle of mothers, elder women, and daughters as they journey together and dive into the essential, yet often difficult conversations of womanhood – spirituality, sexuality, purpose and death. Through inspiring stories, poetry and heartfelt ceremonial guidance, Judy brings to life the powerful experiences of young women – the daughters – who volunteered to be guided, mentored and initiated into womanhood by their trusted and chosen circle of elders.
South African Judy Bekker has spent over 30 years working with modern day passage rites and initiation for daughters. The life stages between birth and death are many, and most pass without due attention or marking in our modern world. Yet the soul is calling for rituals to honour these times.
Calling the Daughters is part memoir, rich in narrative and serves as a handbook and a reflection tool enabling others to bring this ritual and process into their homes over a ten-week guided journey.