Join the Spirituality Book Group for Lesbians! We’re a group of friendly older lesbians who explore spirituality. We meet monthly to discuss the book and unpack issues like motivation, psychology and symbolism. Afterwards, we do a check-in, then sometimes go out for dinner. Some of us have been members for years.
Even if you haven’t finished the book, your insights are welcome additions to our wide-ranging, engaging conversations.
We will explore many spiritual paths and ideas by reading fiction, biography, non-fiction, and also books by spiritual leaders. We read books on the subject of the spirituality of women. "Spirituality" is broadly defined as we choose and read women authors from many different cultures, and include legend, myth, mysticism and the supernatural in our literary net. Please join us!
Some titles we have read:
Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
Conjure Women by Afia Atakora
The Dyke and the Dybbuk by Ellen Galford
Affinity by Sarah Waters
Santora, The Good Daughter by Resurreccion Cruz
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn West
The World We Knew by Alice Hoffman
Sor Juana's Second Dream by Alicia Gaspar de Alba
Lesbian Nuns, edited by Nancy Manahan and Rosemary Keefer Curb
In search of Buddha's daughters: a modern journey down ancient roads by Christine Toomey
Tara and the Black Madonna by China Galland
My journey to Lhasa: the classic story of the only western woman who succeeded in entering the forbidden city by Alexandra David-Neel
And every now and then, books by men, especially when they're really good, as these were:
Our Lady of the Forest by David Guterson
Lying Awake by Mark Salzman
The Spirituality Book Group for Lesbians is for women-born-women who identify as lesbian and want to explore spirituality and express ourselves in a safe space for sharing our unique thoughts, insights, and experiences.