“MAGICAL and UTTERLY COMPELLING. If you are a woman who has ever felt exhausted or thwarted, despite your best efforts to succeed, finally we have the stunning explanation why. I recognised myself (as well as many of my professional Sisters) amongst the 5 typical female archetypes us ‘power’ women are subconsciously drawn into – none of which are truly empowering – and finally understood how & why my life had always felt like such a battle. In this wonderfully liberating book, Anne also offers a series of beautiful and powerfully transformative practical tools to assist us in our collective journey towards the ‘Evolved Feminine’.
I’d like to explain why I have described this book as MAGICAL and UTTERLY COMPELLING.
But first, some context.
I’d agreed to review the draft and write a testimonial, provided a hard copy was sent to me, and then forgot all about it – coming back from holiday to a card asking me to collect a ‘to be signed for’ delivery at the sorting office – which I did, en route to the doctor, to be tested for a persistent infection.
I then headed up to the local Church and sat in stillness for a while, offering up a few silent prayers. ‘Why did it feel like my life was in the Doldrums?’ ‘Where along the way had I so spectacularly lost my Mojo?’ ‘How come the only tasks I felt able to complete competently and without anxiety these days were housework and cooking?’
‘Please send me some help and guidance’.
The answer was sitting right there – in the unopened envelope, on the pew next to me.
Once I started reading the manuscript later that day I could not stop until I had reached the end. This book perfectly explained ‘The Beast’ I had been up against my entire life – without me even having conscious awareness of it!
And I am someone who has truly gone deep with all sorts of transformational processes… exploring every aspect of childhood trauma, delving into the various Shadow aspects of myself, even going on spiritual pilgrimages to Peru to experience plant medicine with the shamans.
I knew there was SOMETHING I had to be missing, but I didn’t know what.
My life as a professional woman has always been in the world of money and business – working my way up in accountancy, and then creating my own company Red Letter Days at the age of 24, building it up into an award winning £multi-million turnover market-leading brand, only to lose it 14 years later to a series of calamities, and thanks to my TV fame as one of the ‘Dragons’ on the first two series of BBCTV’s acclaimed business show ‘Dragons’ Den’, being pretty much annihilated by the media.
Despite many and varied attempts to get my life back on track, everything seemed to turn to dust – especially as I started to unplug from the masculine warrior energy which had been driving me for so many years (I grew up with 4 brothers, so had a training in battle).
I also trained in trauma healing skills, and it dawned on me just how many years I had been living in full ‘predator alert’, in a soup of adrenaline.
It seems to me that we are currently at a crucial turning point, where it is vital that women root out every last piece of old patriarchal programming – the deeply ingrained legacy of so many years of male dominance.
Yet we will not achieve that unless we realise just how radically our power has been undermined.
This book explains ‘The Beast’ we are up against – and how we can transmute and transcend it.
This is precious, essential reading for every woman striving to be successful in a man’s world – and I am so grateful for the many hours of meticulous, logical research Anne has put in to create it.
I know that it will inspire you as much as it did me.”
6th August 2019