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Cate Montana was a liberated woman. Beginning a career in broadcasting after college in 1973, within four years she broke into the elite male bastion of sports television as a freelance editor for NBC, ABC and CBS. By 1981, she was living the ultimate vision of the second-wave feminist: fabulous career, gorgeous condo, an attentive lover and all the freedom in the world. But what she didn’t know, and was soon to find out, was that being a successful woman didn’t necessarily mean being a success as a woman.
A long dark period of soul searching followed the break-up of her second marriage. Then a chance encounter with a shaman changed everything. Challenged to plumb the depths of her own feminine nature, she began a quest that would take her from her comfortable home in rural Washington into the heart of the Amazon jungle, up staggering peaks in the Andes, and halfway across the globe to the consecration of a temple to the Great Goddess in southern India.
“Raw and real, yet also heartwarming and at turns hilarious, Cate Montana writes like the sister you wish you had. She is the wise voice of experience and insight that will push you to examine and explore while wrapping you in the warmth of the divine feminine.”
- Kathleen McGowan, The New York Times bestselling author of The Expected One
“Every woman will be inspired and empowered by reading this book.”
- Stephanie Gunning, editor and author of The Writer’s Book of Inspiration
“A stunningly adventurous inner journey and a fresh new perspective on the question of femininity, this book will keep you riveted all the way.”
- Arielle Ford, book publicist and author of The Soul Mate Secret
“Original and captivating! Unearthing Venus is both visionary and an everywoman story that painfully, brilliantly and eloquently captures what it is to be a woman today and every day.”
- Peggy Holman, author of The Change Handbook
“A glorious and compelling view of a woman coming into her power, Unearthing Venus not only has me rethinking my relationships with the women in my life, it’s inspired compassion for women and given me a clearer view of how easy I’ve had it as a man in a man’s world.”
- Bruce Smith, editor at The Mountain News