Women who are yearning "to explore, express, and develop their experience and understanding of spirituality" will find this to be an invaluable resource. Robin Deen Carnes and Sally Craig lead workshops on creating women's circles. They identify some of the hallmarks of women's spirituality as a movement to celebration, practice rooted in real-life experience, reverence for the earth, respect for the beauty and wisdom of our bodies, interest in creating rituals, and an emphasis upon egalitarianism.
The authors outline circle basics, creating the circle, different kinds of circles, first meetings, the power of storytelling, and strategies for keeping your group healthy (including a self-assessment questionnaire). Perhaps the most helpful section is a thematic one with excellent resource and activity suggestions. Some of their topics include Childhood Religion: The Faith of Our Fathers; Creativity as a Practice; Our Mothers, Ourselves; Menopause: The Wisdom Years; and Our Spiritual Foremothers.