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Are you feeling...
(or noticing these signs in a person you care about)
Burned out, tired of constantly giving to everyone else and having nothing left for yourself, wondering where your playful spirit went and how life became such hard work.
A longing for a relationship where you can feel met and received for all of who you are.
Overwhelmed by everything that you are responsible for and are wondering how you will survive, let alone thrive.
Anxiety or depression that doesn’t fully subside even when things are going well.
Pulled to discover and share your unique gifts, make a contribution, be a role model for your daughter, but are not sure how.
Do you ever wonder:
How can I be all of myself?
How do I resolve a deep inner tension between two differing parts of myself—one that is more Masculine (able to achieve, focus, create order, control, and powerfully bring things into form in the world)
and the other part that is more Feminine (receiving, wild-spirited, intuitive, embodied, creative, loves the mystery and speaks the language of the heart)?
And how can I be of most service to the world without losing myself?
You are not alone.
What if these feelings are signs that your innate Mysterial potential is calling you to stop seeing your suffering and longing as a sign of failure, and instead to recognize that you are pressing up against a conditioned way of being that no longer includes all of who you are.
About the Book
The four-time award-winning book The Way of the Mysterial Woman: Upgrading How You Live, Love and Lead is for every woman who feels the call into greatness, authenticity and meaningful living—women who are finally ready to step into their lives with mind, body, heart and soul fully engaged.
Grounded in 15 years of research in their university certificate women's leadership programs, readers are guided through a step-by-step sequence. This process accelerates the emergence of our Feminine and Masculine strengths in order to liberate profoundly new levels of wisdom, love and power.
It is a fascinating blend of cutting-edge transformational psychology, ancient wisdom, and visionary evolutionary thinking, delivered in a warm, down-to-earth style. Full of engaging insights, compelling stories and daily practices to encourage genuine growth, this book contains the elegant code you’ve been searching for to finally unlock your greatest potential.
The authors share grounded and inspiring predictions about what our collective future could be like, ten to fifty years from now, when Mysterial Woman are leading the way.
When you order The Way of the Mysterial Woman, you will receive access to the Masterclass recording:
In this 90-minute Masterclass recording, Suzanne offers perspectives, practices and teachings to emerging Mysterial women. This event will support you in beginning to unhook from the beliefs and voices that tell you that you are not enough and that you do not belong.
The current models for living, loving, and leading were formed from a cultural worldview that for more than five thousand years has been continuously tilted in the extreme toward Masculine values, styles, and ways of making sense of reality. And it is not just Masculine, but has become Hypermasculine.
Driven by fear and greed, the Patriarchy has an insatiable need for endless growth and achievement, keeping it on the treadmill 24/7 without any sense of natural restorative cycles. Nothing is ever good enough for it, and it is highly suspicious of women’s ways of knowing.
Its messages are: “You are not enough! You do not belong! There is something wrong with you!”
We often recognize these voices coming at us from others, but we don’t as easily recognize how deeply and unconsciously they are encoded inside ourselves. And like the underwater portion of an iceberg, our subconscious is what actually determines the direction that we move in and how our life unfolds.
The Hypermasculine paradigm is no longer sufficient for the full emergence of our potential as women today who can help to shape a positive world for all beings. We need another image of the future that includes both the healthy Feminine and healthy Masculine values if we are going to have a future.
Let's awaken out of the current hypermasculine culture and be empowered to create a very different life and world.
"A friend and I just watched the Masterclass recording; it was brilliant. As we had our morning tea, we paused to converse and do the work together. She was brought to tears several times as your images and languaging gave voice to her longings and experience.
Suzanne Anderson MA, is a global citizen who has worked in the field of transformational leadership development as a senior management consultant, educator, executive coach, and motivational speaker working with Fortune 500 executives in North America and Europe for the past thirty years. She has dedicated the past 15 years, in her university certificate women's leadership programs, to decoding an integral, embodied, developmental pathway that unlocks the next level of women's innate potentiality. She is the owner of Kore Evolution and a Pioneer of Rising Women Rising World. Combining her graduate studies in women’s developmental psychology together with her well developed intuitive, artistic, and soulful sensibilities, she is a change agent for the change agents of the world.
Praise for the Book
"...listen up, ladies, you HAVE GOT TO READ THIS BOOK ... If you have ever felt like you have talent or skills that are overlooked then this book is for you. If you have ever felt like you have the energy to move the world but you’re bogged down by the obligations of family and career then this book is for you. If you are wandering through a phase in life trying to “find yourself” then this book is for you. If you feel like you are an agent of change but you don’t know where to start then this book is for you.” "
—Sarah Cottrell, Huffington Post
"In The Way of the Mysterial Woman, Suzanne Anderson and Susan Cannon present their brave, pioneering, richly informed proposals for the advance of womankind. This is a BIG and unique set of proposals that’s bound to enlarge our thinking about both the thwarting and liberation of our greater potentials."
—Michael Murphy, co-founder of the Esalen Institute and author of The Future of the Body
“This book provides a compelling, overarching theory of human, and particularly women’s, development. It weaves multiple psychological, sociological, futurist, and philosophical systems into a stunning arc of individual and societal development. But the book goes beyond theory. This is a working manual. You can feel the traction given this work by the ten years of on-the-ground training, coaching, and consulting that were the cauldron from which the vision and methods emerged. As a man, I learned more about myself and about women, and I completed this book inspired and hopeful. There is little doubt that the emergent feminine power is sadly and deeply needed in our atomized and hierarchically damaged world. If there is one thing to take from this book, it is the confident and well-etched vision of feminine capacity fully realized and its potential influence on our world’s future.”
―Gregory Kramer, co-creator of Insight Dialogue, founder of the Metta Foundation, and author of Insight Dialogue: The Interpersonal Path to Freedom and Dharma Contemplation: Meditating Together with Wisdom Texts
“In their excellent book, The Way of the Mysterial Woman, Susan Cannon and Suzanne Anderson describe sophisticated yet user-friendly leadership models and techniques that are empowering for women and men alike. The Way of the Mysterial Woman reveals the full complexity of the mature Feminine essence, providing a new source code―a fundamental set of inner instructions for personal and professional growth.”
―Steve McIntosh, author of The Presence of the Infinite, and president of the Institute for Cultural Evolution
"In their new book, Suzanne Anderson and Dr. Susan Cannon engage a recognition that could not be more timely and significant: current images of realization for women, those that in recent decades have provided more equal roles and essential new freedoms, while important, are not in themselves enough. The book’s sensitive inquiry into what more must lie ahead is richly pertinent not just to the lives of women, but also to broader questions of what will be needed if humanity as a whole is to progress in ultimately rewarding ways.”
―Charles Johnson, M.D., author of Cultural Maturity: A Guidebook for the Future, and founder of the Institute for Cultural Maturity
“The Way of the Mysterial Woman presents a code, a sequence of experiences that, if followed in order, delivers a woman to a place of wisdom, love, and power beyond any prior accomplishments in business or service or personal life. This transformational pathway is rooted in the co-authors collective years of graduate studies, coaching, research, and leading cohorts of intelligent and soulful woman. Anderson and Cannon have mapped what could be called a rite of passage for women who are ready to draw up the love of being from the well of the Feminine and combine that with the creative action of the Masculine in ways that are both powerful in the world and nourishing in their personal lives.”
―Vicki Robin, author of Blessing the Hands that Feed Us and Your Money or Your Life
“The Way of The Mysterial Woman is an amazing compilation of wisdom and practice. Our most successful leaders will recognize this book’s guidance as akin to what they follow. What Anderson and Cannon provide is a well-researched, practical roadmap for how woman can consciously develop this capacity to positively guide the future. Men should read this―and not enough of us will. We all, male and female, need to lean in this book’s direction and become our deeper, truer selves. The next generation will be very grateful that we did!”
―Geoff Bellman, consultant and author of Your Signature Path
"The Way of the Mysterial Woman brings health, depth, and clarity to the rising feminine voice. Flip through it, you’ll catch the vision. Read it, you’ll feel the challenge. Work through it and you will grow."
―Rev. Samuel G. Alexander, author of Evolving Christianity, Life After Faith Crisis
"Ever longed for a more fulfilling, joyful life, enriched by deep relationships and satisfying accomplishments? Anderson and Cannon offer an original roadmap for achieving such a dream. Derived from their own life journeys, years of research and work with women, they draw together myth, psychology, complexity science, and more. The resulting alchemical mix is a nuanced, comprehensive, and actionable approach that changes how women live, love, and lead, with exciting implications for us as individuals and as a society."
―Peggy Holman, author of Engaging Emergence: Turning Upheaval into Opportunity and co-author of The Change Handbook
“The Way of the Mysterial Woman is a powerful, resonant, and original offer to the world. I loved every chapter―especially when I followed the “Mysterial Sequence” and found myself in all the archetypes and their fascinating shadows. Think of this as a transformational guidebook―as life changing as The Artist’s Way, anchored in a conversation as groundbreaking as Women Who Run With the Wolves. This is our time and this is our book.”
―Gail Hudson, writer, life coach and co-author with Jane Goodall of Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species are Being Rescued From the Brink and Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder From the World of Plants
“The Way of the Mysterial Woman at once heralds, activates, and incarnates a worldview shift of inconceivable proportions. If that sounds exaggerated, we would do well to submit ourselves to Suzanne Anderson and Susan Cannon’s tutelage here, which transmits the Mysterial disposition and capacity they describe and gives such superbly realized, informed, and tested guidance for achieving it. Though it fiercely celebrates and serves women, this book has much insight for both the Feminine and the Masculine in men too. If anyone wants a viable path beyond chronic Hypermasculinity, take off your spurs and your helmet, press your palms together before your heart, enter in, and go all the way through this book, doing the work you find here that really calls to and challenges you. The journey may change you more than you can presently imagine.”
―Saniel Bonder, author of Waking Down: Beyond Hypermasculine Dharmas, co-founder, Human Sun Institute
"The Way of the Mysterial Woman is a new map for women in the midst of an evolutionary move between mystery and manifestation at the edge of a new world. With great compassion and wisdom, we are guided through dynamic steps toward a new level of wholeness. Highly recommended."
—Barbara Marx Hubbard, author of Conscious Evolution
“Let's face it. The masculine leadership that has run the world for millennia is a double-edged sword. Its focus on hard science, economic growth, military might, and political dominance has left us a world that, despite the consumer cornucopia produced by its powerful technologies, is coming apart at the seams from war, greed, climate change, and over-exploitation of resources. And until now, much of the world’s female political leadership has gotten where it has by governing in the same way and with the same priorities. But The Mysterial Woman―using carefully developed new paradigms and illustrative case studies―uncovers a new way of female leadership capable of bringing about the ‘great transformation’ our world so deeply needs. In this book, Susan Cannon and Suzanne Anderson bring all of their insight together in one volume. Beautifully written and clear, this is a book for both men and women who believe that another world is possible and much needed."
―John de Graaf, co-author of Affluenza and What’s the Economy for, Anyway?
“Original, dynamic, compelling, and eminently practical, The Mysterial Woman is a blessing of a book for any women whose inner guidance system is nudging her to grow into her authenticity and wisdom to make a powerful contribution to the world, one that is hers alone to make. Rich with lyrical content, as well as down-to-earth action, Cannon and Anderson’s book is a step-by-step guide to recognizing and freeing ourselves from our limiting beliefs and patterns. This is one of those books you’ll want to keep as a reference, but also one you’ll recommend to others, so buy several copies!”
―Kerul L. Kassel, author of The Thinking Executive’s Guide to Sustainability
“Anderson and Cannon had me when they used the expression ‘the long emergency.’ They were talking about the world situation, but I felt they were looking at my life. And so it continued, page after page. They were by my side on a journey through the book―my companions as I saw through a new lens, analyzed from a new perspective, and made choices using a new way of knowing. Perhaps you, yourself, are experiencing ‘the long emergency.’ Perhaps you are at one of life’s critical intersections and unsure which way to go. Perhaps you are feeling stuck without even knowing why. The Way of the Mysterial Woman will help you answer the question: What next? It can help you to decide mindfully and spiritually, and then to move forward with confidence, courage, and hope.”
―Ruth Middleton House, EdD, president of Middleton-House & Company and author of It’s Time to Change the Way You Change
“The Way of the Mysterial Woman offers a ground-breaking look at women’s leadership that is beautifully written and deeply thought provoking. Susan and Suzanne draw from the worlds of mythology, leadership theory and proven practice to create a path for women to EVOLVE. This book inspires the reader to think bigger and make the changes required to revolutionize the way we lead. If we do this, it will have a profoundly positive impact on society.”
―Maureen Metcalf, author of the award-winning Innovative Leadership book series
"The Way of the Mysterial Woman offers women leaders a pathway to inner discovery through multi-dimensional self-evaluation, understanding of mythological prototypes, and common sense. The well-researched, beautifully written book gives its readers an approach that is both intelligent and compassionate. It allows them to embrace their inner strengths as women and unique human beings."
―Julie Benezet, founder of The Journey of Not Knowing® and Academic Advisor, Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education, Challenges of Leadership
"The Way of the Mysterial Woman is an elegant, deep, and personal call for women to arise at this moment in history and activate their power to lead humanities’ story forward. This is more than a book―it’s a repository of wisdom that evokes a new way of being, and offers a detailed path forward called the mysterial sequence to open the doorway. If you are a woman who wants to love herself, or a man wants to bring the full life of your woman into the world, this is your guidebook."
―Ross Hostetter, author of Keepers of the Field, and lead teacher of the Fieldwork School
"When the Dalai Lama famously suggested that the world will be saved by Western women, he was talking about the kind of 'Mysterial women' who emerge from the processes that inform this deeply wise guidebook. It details a powerful alchemical journey of spiritual and psychological integration that manifests in real-world wisdom and leadership. Usefully, it’s grounded with real-life examples from participants in the authors’ leadership academy. It also offers a profoundly insightful integral lens that enables the reader to understand all the dimensions of each step of her transformation, inner and outer, personal and relational. This guidebook sets a new standard of excellence, depth, thoroughness, and systematic clarity."
―Terry Patten, author of Integral Life Practice
“What if it were no accident that we came to earth at this time to bring a particular presence into the challenges of the day? What if women were especially needed now, with our strength, beauty, unique instincts, and affinity with the earth? What if the discontent, yearning, confusion, depression, and exhaustion we are feeling signal the awakening of our full Self, pressing to be set free? The Way of the Mysterial Woman answers these questions with hard-won experience, decades of research, workshop by workshop, client by client. What Suzanne and Susan offer is no less than an initiation into our true nature and personal calling. Highly recommended to any woman who feels like she is cracking out of an old shell!"
―Barbara Cecil, author of Coming Into Your Own: A Woman’s Guide Through Life Transitions
“What a rich book! Like the wise women they are, Anderson and Cannon take us by the hand and guide us confidently through the transformation that is already underway for thousands of women―and men―who have felt the tug of the Mysterial potential within. In delineating five clear stages and multiple practices to support the maturation of integral capacities at each stage, the authors have created an elegant map for a brave new emerging model of leadership. Brava!”
―Belinda Gore, PhD, senior faculty at The Deep Coaching Institute, author of Ecstatic Body Postures: An Alternate Reality Workbook and The Ecstatic Experience: Healing Postures for Spirit Journeys