"Her Blood Is Gold is a graceful and empowering book on menstruation, filled with insights that are equally valuable to both men and women. This book should be included in the curriculum of every school on this planet." -- Christiane Northrup M.D., author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause
"Lara Owen presents a viewpoint on menstruation which is startling in its reversal of conventional attitudes. Her presentation is so lucid and convincing that after reading it one wonders how one could ever have regarded menstruation as a problem. This book is a must for any woman seeking wholeness. This is the rare kind of book that creates culture rather than merely commenting upon it. Lara Owen has sketched the outlines of a new social norm." -- Steven Bratman M.D., author of The Alternative Medicine Sourcebook
"Lara Owen's well-researched, beautifully crafted and elegant book offers the reader a profound perspective on the role of menstruation in the life of women and society. It explores the physical, emotional, spiritual and practical dimensions of menstruation and provides a new and powerful view on this still taboo topic. Owen's book is a classic and a must read for every woman and every man who wishes to understand this powerful part of feminine life. Her book changes lives. You will never look at menstruation in the same way again. Everyone should read this innovative, thoughtful and powerful book. A major contribution." -- Gemma Summers, Ph.D., author of A Woman's Guide to Resolving Conflict
"Like the wise-women whose memory she celebrates, Lara Owen is both scientist and poet. In this wonderful book, she shows how "the curse", when ritually respected and restored to its ancient position, becomes every woman's crock of gold." -- Chris Knight Ph.D., author of Blood Relations: Menstruation and the Origins of Culture (Yale Univ. Press), Professor of Anthropology, University of E. London
"This fascinating exploration into the rich underworld of the female body is a well-written, passionate and thoughtful plea for a return to body-consciousness and acceptance of what it is to be female." -- Lyn Webster Wilde. author of On the Trail of the Women Warriors
"Like the wise-women whose memory she celebrates, Lara Owen is both scientist and poet. In this wonderful book, she shows how "the curse", when ritually respected and restored to its ancient position, becomes every woman's crock of gold."