Lara Owen has been writing on spirituality for over twenty years. Her first book, Her Blood Is Gold: Awakening to the Wisdom of Menstruation, was published in 1993 and is considered to be a classic in the field of women’s spirituality. Drawing from ancient indigenous wisdom along with the experience of her own retreats over several years, the book illuminates the role the menstrual cycle can play in actualizing female power, self-healing, and self-knowledge.
Lara’s most recent book, Growing Your Inner Light: A Guide to Independent Spiritual Practice explores the practicalities of the independent path, psychological issues of self-designed spirituality, and time-honored techniques found cross-culturally that help us develop our innate wisdom, compassion, social responsibility and natural sense of the divine.
Lara grew up in England and has traveled the world to study with traditional Chinese doctors, Native American and Mexican shamans, Tibetan lamas, Swiss and American psychologists, and many other teachers. She has worked as a doctor of Chinese medicine, a psychotherapist and an astrologer. She lived in the US for many years, then in France, and is now based in SW England. She teaches internationally on women’s spirituality and independent spirituality.
For more information on Lara’s books and teaching schedule please visit her web site, laraowen.com.