by Richard Axial


“Awakened women with the consciousness and capacity to positively shape our world have never been more needed. Woman, Goddess & Savior calls on us to liberate our spiritual essence so that we can set ourselves and the world free from the trance of the separate ego. How rare to have a ‘man with heart’ such as Richard Axial dedicate himself to awakening the sleeping goddess in women today. His book is a powerful invitation to accept ourselves just as we are and allow our unique Divine Feminine energy to stream into the world. It is time for women to show up in their fullness, and Richard’s book lays out a pathway to do just that.”
—Suzanne Anderson, founder of Mysterial Woman and co-author of The Way of the Mysterial Woman: Upgrading How You Live, Love and Lead

Woman, Goddess & Savior conveys a deep and important message for our time: awakening the feminine and restoring our reverence for the sacred female, a message critical to the health of our species and to the nourishment of our bodies, hearts and souls. Richard offers himself as a wayshower and witness to women seeking awakening. His teachings are at once practical and sober, as well as infused with intimate devotion and surrendered service to the Goddess. This book is not about transcending to the mountaintop, but about awakening in and through daily life, reveling in the splendor of the feminine creation and using it as the crucible for enlightenment.”
—Stacey Lawson, entrepreneur, author, spiritual teacher, Executive Vice Chairman, Ygrene Energy Fund, Former Board Chair, the Institute of Noetic Sciences

 “If you’re skeptical about a man offering spiritual lessons to women, you may naturally think twice about reading this book. I say read it anyway! You’ll love it as much as me. This is a sincere and clearly written book that describes a path to spiritual cultivation for Western women. The author works from the wise insight that the conventional spiritual curriculum has been intended primarily for men.  Something different is required for women, in part because we more easily awaken in our daily lives and also because Life needs women at this point in history to awaken! Richard is an unusually committed champion of Awakened Women and offers this timely gift in book form. I read the book over the course of a few days, genuinely hungry for what it shared, namely: a narration of Everywoman’s journey to know herself as Awake. For this alone, the book is very helpful to the spiritually curious woman. What makes this a truly valuable book, however, is that it is also a call to awakened action by women in general.”
—Hilary Bradbury, Ph.D., Member of the Teaching Circle at the Zen Center of Portland, author of Eros/Power: Love in the Spirit of Inquiry—Transforming how Women and Men Relate 

“Richard Axial has written a profound book. In clear and practical language he illuminates the journey of women awakening to their divine feminine. In my therapy practice, I see women who are longing to be more free, embodied and alive. This book will enhance the lives of all women who read it, offering tools to free us from self-limiting beliefs and setting us on the path of awakening. Here is to more awake, alive and embodied women!”
—Alice Treves, LCSW, Co-Founder, Stepping Stone Project

“I’ve always been curious about who I am, what I’m doing here on planet Earth, and I have studied many spiritual practices in order to find a way to live a fulfilling, loving and joyful life. It has sometimes been a lonely journey, and the answers haven’t come easily. As a pediatrician of 35 years I have had the honor of listening to parents, especially mothers, who ask these same questions and who are desperately seeking answers in order to find meaning in their lives. Woman, Goddess & Savior revealed a path to me that resonated with my spirit as a woman. This path of embodied love for others and myself has helped return me to my heart, my joy and a sense of connectedness and purpose. I recommend this book to any seeker wishing to explore the path of love as a means to enlightenment.”
—Lindy Woodard, MD, Pediatric Alternatives, Mill Valley, CA, integrative healthcare for children and adolescents

“Human awakening is at hand… a journey through the spiritual eye of the needle. What’s the impetus for such a journey? A powerful energetic in which both women and men evolve beyond ideas of separation, nurture their unique strengths, and step together into an undivided human consciousness, participating in the evolution of Consciousness itself. Richard’s life work invites women into their powerful place in this awakening, not as bystanders, but rather as the long-awaited propulsive force of transformation. Read this book… if you are ready.”
—Deborah Jones, Executive Director, Nine Gates Mystery School