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Heroic Female Spirit

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A collection of tales

In the tradition of Joseph Campbell, these stories employ many of the moral virtues found in every religion. The heroes in each tale strive to reshape and improve the world around them, showing the qualities of the heroic female spirit at work. Myths and legends have traditionally been the domain of men and boys. The gallant hero is almost always male.

In The Heroic Female Spirit: A Collection of Tales, author, performer, and storyteller Phyllis Peterson shows women and girls at the center of each story—discovering their inner gifts, defying restrictive customs, and creating peace between seemingly implacable foes.

These young women demonstrate that heroic qualities are not only the domain of young men and boys, but rather these qualities are within each of us, regardless of gender. Each tale shows a young woman making a difference by acting fearlessly to improve the world around her. The Heroic Female Spirit brings together enjoyable, inspiring stories that will appeal to people of all ages and will redefine the prototypical hero.



Author: Phyllis Peterson.

Format: Softcover book, 189 pages.

Publisher: Bahá'í Publishing, 2006.

About Phyllis Peterson

Phyllis Peterson, a Life Skills Educator and international speaker, has traveled widely throughout Asia, Africa, and the Pacific to facilitate workshops to children, adults, and trainers. Her programs have been adopted by the governments of Botswana and Swaziland in Africa. Her workshops cover themes such as:

  • Protective Behaviours for Children
  • Boundaries Sculpting
  • Development of a Feeling Language
  • How to get rid of Stultifying Roles for Men and Women
  • How Acknowledgement Heals
  • Anger Alternatives
  • Conscience Development in Children

Her teaching environments include Family Violence Shelters, Women’s and Men’s Prisons, Universities, Community Colleges, Schools, Pre-schools, Nursing homes, Child Abuse Prevention Conferences, Community Centers, Orphanages, and Catholic Social Service Agencies.

Works by Phyllis Peterson