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The Way of the Mysterial Woman: Upgrading How You Live, Love and Lead is a book 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 Suzanne Anderson and Susan Cannon guide readers through a step-by-step sequence to accelerate the emergence of our Feminine and Masculine strengths and 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 practical, engaging, and compelling insights, as well as daily practices to encourage genuine growth, this book contains the elegant code you’ve been searching for to finally unlock your greatest potential.

About The Authors

Suzanne Anderson and Susan Cannon met in the waning days of the 20th century at an Open Space conference for women’s leadership. They didn’t set out to invent a new source code for the way women live, love, and lead. Rather, they shared a fundamental inquiry:

“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?”

They had no quick and easy answers, but were willing to live into the questions together. In the fifteen years after their first chance encounter, and through much trial and error, they uncovered the Mysterial Woman.

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.

Susan Cannon PhD is a visionary scholar-practitioner, executive coach, futurist, and artistic intuitive who loves the intimacy of guiding innovative influencers. Her trans-disciplinary career includes engineering management and executive positions in the semiconductor, defense, construction industries and historic global change projects; co-creating highly successful university certificate women’s leadership development programs, as well as producing and co-hosting a weekly radio show for TalkSpot Studios. She is a media guest and presenter, a certified Integral Master Coach,™ founding affiliate of Kore Evolution, senior associate with Vollett Executive Coaching, the owner of Evolucent Consulting, and a professor of Organizational Development and Leadership at Fielding Graduate University.

What People Are Saying

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
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
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.
— Ohn 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
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
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 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
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