Finding Inspiration in Every Turn
The world needs a shift of consciousness to save our Mother Earth from a fateful future. A compassionate style of leadership should replace the current patriarchal model. The Power of the Feminine: Facing Shadow Evoking light discusses the accumulative malaises that have brought us to the present crisis where Nature revolts and warns us of its destructive forces if we – human beings – continue in the same way.
The exploitation of Nature and the demeaning of women are inseparable.
Women have been degraded, humiliated worldwide and since the inception of the hierarchical structure of societies.
To return the balance, we need to face our shadow and bring it to the light. The feminine power does not belong to women alone; it is the spirit of love, compassion that we need most in our time. Under the auspices of the Human Foundation, the authors invite you to a Webinar on October 15, 2021, at 7 pm Cairo/ Egypt time.
Sharon Mijares, Aliaa Rafea, Dhardon Sharling, Joshua Amponsem & Mary Malory
The authors of this book represent different nations, continents, ethnicities, and religious backgrounds. They stand as an example that it is possible to embrace differences rather than opposing them. They deem a message to be timely and relevant. They have explored numerous shadowed behaviors; mythological, religious, and political occurring throughout written history. The goal is for readers to see how patriarchal ideologies impacted psychology, mythology, religions, and politics, supporting land-grabbing and culture-dominating behaviors associated with colonialism and the rise of the corporate world.
The authors respect various ways of expressing spirituality as a core of human life. They are conscious that Mother Nature's life responds to the aggression of human beings with rage and power. They believe that all beings are interconnected. This approach differs from the tendency to claim superiority over others according to national, ethnic, cultural, or religious affiliations. Humanity has been unable to ground its spiritual and religious ideals because people fail to see that Allah, God, Brahma, the Great Spirit, Tao are symbols for the same reality.
Dr. Sharon G. Mijares’ primary focus is joining with like-minded others focused on creating healthier humanity and the world. She is the Director of Psychology for the California Institute for Human Science. Sharon has been a visiting professor at the UN University for Peace. She helped to develop National University’s new Integrative Psychology undergraduate degree program and is Adjunct Faculty at Brandman University. Sharon created six books focused on psychological and spiritual development. She serves on the boards of the Anthropology of Consciousness, the One Light Institute, and the Church of Sacred Nature. In 2017 she received a woman of the decade award from the Women’s Economic Forum in India for contributing to community leadership and social change. Her edited book, A Force Such As the World Has Never Known, brought women together from around the planet to share their concerns and efforts to bettertheir communities and the world. Modern Psychology and Ancient Wisdom: Psychological Healing Practices from the World’s Religious Traditions, revised, brings experts representing various religious and spiritual traditions together to demonstrate deep transformative practices inherent within spiritual practices.
Tenzin Dhardon Sharling Dhardon is the former Secretary for the Department of Information and International Relations of Central Tibetan Administration, the de-facto Tibetan government in exile based in Dharamsala, India. She is a former member of the Tibetan Parliament in exile. She served as the executive member of Tibetan Women’s Association, the single largest Women’s NGO in Tibetan history. She functioned as the co-chair of International Tibet Network (a global coalition of Tibet groups) and as the General Secretary of the Tibetan-Chinese PEN Association. Dhardon has been published as a contributing author in the book ‘A Force Such as the World Has Never Known: Women Creating Change,’ published by Inanna Publications and Education Inc., in 2013. She earned a master’s degree in Communication studies from Madras University and a further master’s degree in Counseling studies from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She recently moved from Dharamsala to the United States to work on her doctoral degree in Communications at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst., along with a Graduate Certificate in Feminist Studies.
Mary Mallory, Ph.D. Mary grew up in the mountainous rural reaches of far northern California, immersed in the beauty of Nature. Her parent’s careers and family life emphasized service to people in need and preservation of natural resources, two areas where the Power of the Feminine spirit is strong. A career in research psychology and teaching was balanced with dedication to motherhood and community service. Mallory studied fine arts at Shasta College, and Russian language during enlistment in the US Army during the Vietnam era. She received her BA in psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and her MA and PhD from U.C. Davis. Her scholarly works concern personal identity, emotion processes, and motivation. She has taught at the University of California, Davis, Fresno State, Chapman University, Shasta College, Brandman University, and National University. As a consultant with Abbott & Associates, she provided keynotes, workshops, and seminars on tolerance, diversity, sexual harassment prevention, conflict resolution, downsizing, and communication. In her free time, Dr. Mallory (Rogers) volunteers in natural resource preservation and habitat restoration, voter registration, free libraries, and various organizations which advocate for women’s rights and education (AAUW), foster youth (CASA), hunger prevention (RCFB), racial justice (SPLC) and many good causes through the 264 The Power of the Feminine International Order of Odd Fellows, Davis Lodge. She lives in Carmichael, CA, with her husband, Dr. Ron Rogers. Together they have 5 children and 9 grandchildren of whom they are very proud.
Professor Dr. Aliaa R. Rafea is a professor at Ain Shams University, Women’s College. She established the Human Foundation in 2011, of which she is currently a president. and president of the Human Foundation (HF), which she established in 2011.
In the early nineties, she co-established women’s activities within the Egyptian Society for Spiritual and Cultural Research (ESSCR). She designed a training program, using depth psychology as a base.
This project serves the Oneness of Humanity and Unity of Life. She wrote chapters included in books, published in India, Japan, Morocco, Canada, the USA. She wrote numerous academic articles. She authored and co-authored several books. She shared in editing and wrote a chapter in A Force Such as the World Has Never Known: Women Changing the World (2013). She participated in a cultural project, initiated by Master Ali Rafea and co-authored with him and Aisha Rafea several books. Professor Rafea translated and commented on C. J. Jung Memories, Dreams and Reflections (2015), and wrote about her spiritual development in an autobiography Insight and Contentment (2016), and an autobiography of her father. She worked as an expert for an Arab League Project for Youth empowerment. She wrote numerous articles for the Egyptian Newspaper. In 2002 Prof. Rafea was a visiting professor at Randolph-Macon Women’s College. Under The Human Foundation’s auspices, she organized an international conference in collaboration with Bibliotheca Alexandrina in 2016, supported by the International Association of Sufism. She is a member of several academic societies. She presented with the Global Peace Initiative of Women’s gatherings in Japan, Kenya, Morocco. She was awarded a prize from the All Ladies League (2016) for her contribution to Human Unity.
Joshua Amponsen is an environmental activist with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He has over four years’ experience in environmental advocacy and organizational management. He is the founder and Executive Director of Green Africa 263 Youth Organization (GAYO), a gender-balanced, youth-led organization which serves as an advocacy anchor in environmental sustainability. Joshua has completed his MSc degree in Environmental Risks and Human Security with the United Nations University in Bonn. Prior to this, he served as Business Development Manager and lead environmental consultant for Challenges Group Ghana providing business development services to over 300 enterprises within the Technology, Environmental, Agribusiness, and Renewable Energy sector across Ghana. He was a Samsung Eco-Generation Tunza Ambassador for 2 years and in 2016 was named World Climate Ambassador by Climate Interactive after using digital tools to build the capacity of higher education students and young professionals on climate change and organizing multiple mock-UN Climate Conferences across Africa. He is an Earth Charter Youth Leader - having completed the University of Peace’s Earth Charter program on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and delivering several workshops on ESD for young people. Due to his environmental experience in both civil society and the private sector, Joshua sustains local and international dialogues on climate mitigation and adaptation, fostering collaboration between people and organizations. He is part of diverse local and international networks working toward a cleaner and healthier environment for the future. For more info, visit www.amponsem.wordpress.com