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To Nurture and Protect

Bly and Murdock agree that the heroine and the hero need one another in order to move beyond duality to unification.

They suggest that a celebration of the diversity of the feminine and masculine is the prerequisite to the future of our planet. It is only through the hieros gamos, or what translates as the sacred marriage, that a new harmonious consciousness can emerge, and the cultural wounding couched in the male ethos can heal and transform.

As the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. conveyed in his 1967 Christmas `Sermon on Peace,’

“It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied together into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. We are made to live together because of the interrelated structure of reality.”

The extinction or survival of our planet depends on the manifestation of this vision.

Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW, is a NYC psychotherapist and and playwright, and the founder of The Sistah Tribe – Phoenix Project, a therapeutic theater event for at-risk women and girls in the public sector of NYC.

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To Nurture and Protect


Rev Sheri Heller, LCSW

Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW, is a seasoned NYC psychotherapist with 25+ years experience in the addiction and mental health fields. Sheri is also an interfaith minister and playwright, and the founder of The Sistah Tribe - Phoenix Project, a therapeutic theater event for at-risk women and girls in the public sector of NYC. For more information, visit www.sheritherapist.com

 

APA Reference
Heller, R. (2016). To Nurture and Protect. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 10, 2020, from https://pro.psychcentral.com/to-nurture-and-protect/

 

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