Don't Take It Lying Down:
Life According to the Goddess
Dr Kaalii Cargill
This book evolved from my
PhD in which I explored
power, choice and control in
Reproductive technology has
given us birth control methods
that claim to offer control and autonomy. Many women do not, however, experience modern birth control methods as empowering. On the contrary, they speak of feeling controlled and without choice.
There are women who practise birth control through a mindbody process. In the tradition of ancient women's mysteries, these women control conception through a process of internal regulation, without using drugs, synthetic hormones, or physical devices, and without abstaining at any time during the fertility cycle. The result is true reproductive autonomy, a reclaiming of deep inner wisdom and power. It is a practical experience of what can happen when we look beyond the prevailing beliefs about mind and matter, and question the underlying attitudes to the life-giving power of the feminine.
This book is, however, about more than birth control. It is also about the collective forces that work against a practice like mindbody birth control, and the implications of the historical loss of women's power, choice and control.
Don't Take It Lying Down explores the historical and cultural conditioning that denies women power, choice, and control in may areas of their lives. Even if you decide not to change the way you practice birth control, this book can change the way you walk in the world.
Soul Centred Psychotherapy - Healing the Soul. Paper presented at the ASPA 2015 Conference, Sydney.
The Emperor’s New Clothes:
Possibility as a Way of Thinking
Dr Kaalii Cargill
This keynote presentation for the 2012 SCAPE Conference, explores some of the possibilities that are gained and lost through different approaches to training psychotherapists and counsellors . . .