Fear or Be Feared: Fantasies: John Walters
Nancy Friday´s taboo-shattering best seller My Secret Garden is the most popular and controversial book of women´s sexual fantasies ever published. Women who feared their erotic fantasies called it scandalous. Women who recognized their own fantasies in its pages, rejoiced. Outspoken, graphic, vulnerable and shameless, My Secret Garden is a classic study of female sexuality. Friday interviewed hundreds of women from every part of the country to learn their sexual private thoughts, and she listened like no one else. Now in audio for the first time, a multi-cast group of top actors dramatize the real voices of women speaking freely like they never had before. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cindy Harden, Annie Hinkle, Raquel Harris, Elle Finoh, Phil McCraken, Yvonne Sin, Douglas Berger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033564/bk_adbl_033564_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1954, two preteen boys, with opposite personalities, electrify Glenwood, a small African-American section of a town called Chesterville, when one, a feared bully with homicidal fantasies, becomes terrified of the other, a mild-mannered bookworm who would hardly shoo a fly. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Len Phillips. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026988/bk_acx0_026988_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On the day Nora discovered that her husband, Hugh, had gotten another woman pregnant, she made a vow: I will come back to life no matter how long it takes.... It´s taken Nora three years. With the help of her best friend, she fled New York City for a small resort town, snagged a job as the advice columnist for the local paper, and is cautiously letting a new man into her life. But when Hugh and his perfect new family move into a house nearby, Nora backslides. Coping with jealousy, humiliation, and resentment again is as hard as she feared. It´s harder still when Hugh and his wife are shot to death in their home. If only Nora could account for the night of the murders. Unfortunately, her memories have gone as dark as her fantasies of revenge. But Nora´s not the only one with a reason to kill - and as prime suspect in the crime, she´d better be able to prove it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Bennett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009828/bk_brll_009828_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is not easy to quickly or simply answer the question of what the Black Madonna actually represents. One answer leads to more questions which in turn demand more explanations. A possible reason for this turmoil lies in the difficulty our culture has always had in consciously integrating the feminine side of life, and especially its dark side. Another reason is the nature of the dark feminine itself, which defies attempts to give eternally fixed limits to what she represents. Still, she reflects herself in our personal and collective lives and gives intimations of her most essential meaning through images, myths, dreams, and fantasies. If we are willing to receive and be open to such phenomena, we stand a chance of not only knowing in part what she might represent but, more so, experiencing the healing force she embodies in our time. This darker aspect of the feminine has throughout history been both feared and sought after, both hated and admired. The Black Madonna of Einsiedeln stands among the many Black Virgins that seem to imagistically express this dark side of the feminine in a creative transformational manner for both the individual and the collective. Beginning with a history of the Einsiedeln Madonna, Dr. Gustafson broadens his analysis into a psychological and historical examination of the Black Madonna, from her roots in the pagan deity Lilith and the archetype of the Great Mother, to her resurgence as the Virgin in the Middle Ages, to her life today as the unheeded unconscious archetype of the feminine.