About the Book and About the Author

About the book 

Virgin Birth is a natural process of the soul. It comes from the ancient agrarian cultures that honored the spiritual transformation of women. Archeologists have found many representations of a pregnant matriarch. Archeologists have named these little stone statues, "Venus." Many cultures have retained the ancient knowledge of Virgin Birth. In the Buddhist tradition, the alchemy of giving birth to the divine child within is located in the text known as "The Secret of the Golden Flower." Christianity has also retained this ancient knowledge. We find it in the beloved story of the Nativity. The Nativity is the lost path of female transformation that Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell proclaimed to exist but could not find. 

Experiencing the Nativity Within takes its inspiration from the Christmas Eve service created by Reverend Karyn Bradley. This beautiful service combined the biblical account of the Nativity with traditional and contemporary Christmas carols.

Experiencing the Nativity Within unwraps the mystery of Christmas and provides an illuminating spiritual experience. The playlist is designed to take the listener on a mystical journey through the story of the Nativity. These songs, when played in order, provide a deep, emotional experience that will transform the spirit and bring you to a profound understanding of the birth of the divine child within.

In addition to a playlist of seasonal favorites, Experiencing the Nativity Within contains historical tidbits, details of the mystical journey, and suggested spiritual practices. There is also a candle lighting ceremony that you can create for yourself or share with your friends.

Come, celebrate the Nativity in a way that will transform the spirit.

 

About the Author

Mischa V Alyea is a jack-of-all-trades and loves all things ecological and environmental. She has done everything from developing an inventing workshop as the elementary science fair coordinator, to directing Day Camp for 300 girls, to refinishing the wood floors in her home. She is an accomplished seamstress, event planner, DIY’er, and cat herder.

Mischa got her first real taste of religion when she spent a brief time as a Catholic. She was confirmed in 1984, but soon after left the church. It was fourteen years before she again looked into the teachings of the church. In 1998, Mischa was introduced to meditation when she joined Unity. It was at this time that she became deeply interested in religion, psychology, and spiritual practice. It was here that she delved deeply into the Christian religion. Later, she was initiated into Sufism and empowered by a Tibetan Rinpoche. She furthered her studies by reading the works of the mystics, as well as studied, Buddhism, Taoism, and Zen. When she was introduced to the practice of Qi Gong, her interests turned to energy practice and theory. 

As the founder of Aashni Spiritual Living, Mischa writes and publishes books on meditation and integrated spiritual philosophy. Mischa lives in Kansas City with her husband Tom and Sushi the infamous House Monster.

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