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Obsidian Mirror

Healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse



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The Obsidian Mirror: Healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse by Louise M. Wisechild
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Affirming and inspiring, The Obsidian Mirror explores the vivid and personal journey of an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse. Drawing on the power of creativity, Wisechild listens to and learns from her inner voicesthe critical judge, the rebel, the scared and needy children of various agesand uses evocative imagery to describe the emotional settings of her interior landscape. This is both a stirring testimony of one woman's passage from fear and grief to rage and resolve and a moving portrayal of a spiritual reawakening and reclamation of self. "For survivors who want validation and hope, there is no better literary companion than The Obsidian Mirror. "Laura Davis, co-author, The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse "In her highly creative, remarkable book, Louise Wisechild describes how ...she was gradually able to free her childhood from repression. " Alice Miller, author of The Drama of the Gifted Child"

Author Biography

Louise Wisechild is the author of two memoirs The Obsidian Mirror and The Mother I Carry. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, including The Sweet Breathing of Plants and A Woman Alone, and in publications including The Christian Science Monitor and the Seattle Times. She is currently working on a collection of travel writing. She lives in Vashon, Washington.
Release date NZ
January 30th, 2003
Foreword by Laura Davis
Country of Publication
United States
New edition
black & white illustrations
Seal Press
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