Pages: 320 pages
Size: Paperback, 6 X 9 inches
This book demonstrates a revolutionary type of healing work between men and women, known as “gender reconciliation.” Based on 15+ years of development, this process has created remarkable results within groups as diverse as nuns and priests in the Catholic Church, and most recently with members of the South African Parliament. The creative and compassionate methods designed by the author and his team at the Satyana Institute (of Freeland, Washington) take a broad leap beyond other approaches that are more oriented to addressing the needs of the couple. They also go further than traditional psychological/dialogue forms of interaction between the sexes. Rather, Divine Duality describes what can happen when a transpersonal/spiritual dimension underlies such work. By setting a context of forgiveness and mutual appreciation of the sacredness of life, the women and men of a group or institution are empowered to jointly confront the realities of gender oppression and conditioning. No other book currently deals with this subject with the depth of insight and proven results presented here.
I have been looking a long time to find a way to bring healing and reconciliation between women and men here in South Africa. This work is the answer. We need much more of this work in South Africa.
– Nozizwe Madlala Routledge, Deputy Minister of Health and Member of Parliament, South Africa
Will Keepin’s pioneering, passionate, deeply thoughtful work has been on the cutting edge for years. Now his book gives us all access to his profound insights and effective methods. This is crucial work.
– Andrew Harvey, author of 20 books including Son of Man and The Direct Path.
This is the first workshop I have experienced that fully integrates educational and spiritual components in a balanced manner.
– Ela Gandhi, founding director of Satyagraha Center, Durban, South Africa; granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi
[The] profound crisis in relations between men and women in today's world causes enormous suffering. … Divine Duality is an extraordinary and ground- breaking book … that holds great promise as a way to its alleviation.
– Stanislav Grof, M.D., author of Psychology of the Future and The Ultimate Journey
an extraordinary contribution to fostering gender reconciliation . . . practical and empowering.
– Angeles Arrien, Ph.D., cultural anthropologist, author of The Four-Fold Way and The Second Half of Life
That rarest of books -- it challenges and changes your mind, but only after it penetrates your heart.
– Peter Rutter, M.D., Jungian psychiatrist and author of Sex in the Forbidden Zone and Understanding and Preventing Sexual Harassment.
Reflecting nearly a hundred years ago on the same wrenching, age-old disconnections that would drive Will Keepin to undertake the work of Gender Reconciliation, the poet Rainer Marie Rilke envisioned a time in the distant future - "a great revival of the world" -- when men and women would no longer be drawn to each other as opposites, but rather, "freed of all misconceptions and antipathies" and able at last "to share the heavy sexual burden that has been laid upon them, simply, seriously, and with patience." Rilke would be enormously heartened, I believe, by the pioneering work of the Satyana Institute and by the simplicity, seriousness, and tremendous patience of those who are leading it.
– Carol Lee Flinders, Ph.D, author most recently of Enduring Lives: Portraits of Women and Faith in Action
At the heart of humanity’s present evolutionary challenge is the need to heal and transform the relationship between women and men. Not only does this relationship affect all the other social, political, and economic realities of our world, it influences the larger relationship of humanity with the Earth, with the larger whole of life. It is a crucible for the entire drama. For just this reason, Divine Duality is a crucial book for our time. This is a courageous work, describing the profound journey of transformation that Will Keepin and his colleagues have been skillfully facilitating and undergoing with hundreds of pioneering men and women. Its message is both unflinching and full of hope. May this book send its ripples into the world far and wide.
– Richard Tarnas, author: The Passion of the Western Mind and Cosmos and Psyche; professor of philosophy and psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies.