The Other Side of the River

Stories of Women, Water and the World

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"Evocative and beautifully written."
—Craig Chalquist, author of Terrapsychology and Professor in Ecopsychology

"This book is an instant classic for the new paradigm."
—Lucia Chivola Birnbaum, award–winning author and Professor Emeritus in Women's Spirituality

"Beautiful, important, wise work! This is fluid writing ... Eila deftly transitions between matters of family, culture, race, geography, mind and body. The river is a wonderful metaphor."
—Carolyn Cooke, author Amor and Psycho

"Eila's words flow as water, and these stories quench the thirsty soul like a much–needed walk to the river."
—Viviane Dzyak, PhD, Professor in Women's Spirituality

"What you hold in your hands is not just a book, but a mytho–poetic portal. A portal into the humble truths and sacred ecstasies of one woman's journey into the elemental, eternal and everyday mysteries of Life. It is also a vast and wise articulation of all of humanity's great work in this raw and potent time on the Earth.
We are living in a crucial epoch, a time of radical culture change and evolution. We need to prioritize the feminine values of poetry and beauty, of magic and soul. Eila's book shows us the way, her words weaving a watery and wonderful spell. Her affinity for water as the great primal connector and conductor of life force seeps out of every page and you will find yourself remembering ancient truths of belonging and destiny. If you are one who has come to re–imagine and create the world anew, you will find your own journey and soul illuminated and inspired with each page you turn. The world is aching for a new paradigm and this book is a delicious, intelligent and elegant feast for our hungering hearts."
—Holly Hamilton, PhD, Teacher, Priestess, Founder, Awakening Avalon School of Earth Wisdom
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Book Details

Pages

284 Pages

Size

5.5 x 8.5

Format

Trade Paperback

Pub. Date

01/22/2016

ISBN

978-1-910559-10-9

Publisher

Womancraft Publishing

Authors

Eila Kundrie Carrico is a mesmerising new female voice in the American canon of nature writing. Her writing is a celebration of wild nature and cultures with the power to awaken a felt sense of our collective human story as deeply embedded in the natural world.

Eila grew up in rural central Florida. Inspired by her studies in journalism, anthropology, and religion, she has traveled around the world and taught in Paris, Ghana, Thailand, and India. She studied yoga and embodied archetypes for nine years before completing a master’s degree in engaged world psychology and an MFA in creative writing and consciousness.
 

A journey through memory, time, and personal and shared landscapes to discover the source—the flow—and the deltas of women and water.

The Other Side of the River: Stories of Women, Water and the World is a deep searching into the ways we become dammed and how we recover fluidity.

Rooted in rivers, inspired by wetlands, sources, and tributaries, this book weaves its path between the banks of memory and story, from Florida to Kyoto, storm-ravaged New Orleans to London, through San Francisco and Ghana. We navigate through flood and drought to confront the place of wildness in the age of technology.

Part memoir, part manifesto, part travelogue, and part love letter to myth and ecology, The Other Side of the River is an intricately woven tale of finding your flow . . .and your roots.

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"Evocative and beautifully written."
—Craig Chalquist, author of Terrapsychology and Professor in Ecopsychology

"This book is an instant classic for the new paradigm."
—Lucia Chivola Birnbaum, award–winning author and Professor Emeritus in Women's Spirituality

"Beautiful, important, wise work! This is fluid writing ... Eila deftly transitions between matters of family, culture, race, geography, mind and body. The river is a wonderful metaphor."
—Carolyn Cooke, author Amor and Psycho

"Eila's words flow as water, and these stories quench the thirsty soul like a much–needed walk to the river."
—Viviane Dzyak, PhD, Professor in Women's Spirituality

"What you hold in your hands is not just a book, but a mytho–poetic portal. A portal into the humble truths and sacred ecstasies of one woman's journey into the elemental, eternal and everyday mysteries of Life. It is also a vast and wise articulation of all of humanity's great work in this raw and potent time on the Earth.
We are living in a crucial epoch, a time of radical culture change and evolution. We need to prioritize the feminine values of poetry and beauty, of magic and soul. Eila's book shows us the way, her words weaving a watery and wonderful spell. Her affinity for water as the great primal connector and conductor of life force seeps out of every page and you will find yourself remembering ancient truths of belonging and destiny. If you are one who has come to re–imagine and create the world anew, you will find your own journey and soul illuminated and inspired with each page you turn. The world is aching for a new paradigm and this book is a delicious, intelligent and elegant feast for our hungering hearts."
—Holly Hamilton, PhD, Teacher, Priestess, Founder, Awakening Avalon School of Earth Wisdom