What does it mean to be spiritually mature, particularly for modern-day women? Anderson and Hopkins traveled the United States and Canada, interviewing women who were described as having a direct inner connection with the sacred. In this interview they share the stories of some of these remarkable women and the conclusions they reached about spirituality in the daily lives of us all. “There isn’t only one gate to the sacred,” says Anderson, “there are ten thousand gates, there are infinite gates.” (Hosted by Justine Willis Toms)
Hopkins is a consultant with nonprofit organizations.
Sherry Ruth Anderson writes and teaches about spiritual development, with a special interest in women’s experience and aging as awakening. Her documentary film A Woman’s Descent to the Sacred was an official entry in the Mill Valley Film Festival in 2011.
She’s the author of:
- The Feminine Face of God: The Unfolding of the Sacred in Women (co-author Patricia Hopkins) (Bantam 1991)
- The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World (co-author Paul Ray) (Crown 2001)
- Ripening Time: Inside Stories for Aging with Grace (Changemakers Books 2013)
To find out more about the work of Sherry Ruth Anderson go to www.sherryruthanderson.com.
Topics explored in this dialogue include:
- What are some common threads of women’s spiritual experiences
- How does relationship relate to the inner sacred
- How women relate to nature as sacred
- What are some of the many routes to spiritual maturing
Host: Justine Willis Toms Interview Date: 7/24/1991 Program Number: 2272