Fleshing the Spirit : Spirituality and Activism in Chicana, Latina, and Indigenous Women's Lives / edited by Elisa Facio and Irene Lara. - 1 online resource (xxiii, 272 pages) : illustrations - JSTOR eBooks .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

""Contents""; ""A Mindful Invitation / Una invitación consiente -- Inés Talamantez""; ""Foreword: A Meditation -- Inés Hernández-Avila""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction: Fleshing the Spirit, Spiriting the Flesh -- Irene Lara and Elisa Facio""; ""Part 1. The East: New Beginnings""; ""The East -- Cinthya Martinez""; ""Writing with Crooked Lines -- Laura E. Pérez""; ""Toward a Spiritual Pedagogy along the Borderlands -- Maria Figueroa""; ""Spiritual Roots of Chicana Feminist Borderland Pedagogies: A Spiritual Journey with Tonantzin/Guadalupe -- C. Alejandra Elenes"" ""Spirit Journey: “Homeâ€? as a Site for Healing and Transformation -- Elisa Facio""""Part 2. The West: Feminine Energies""; ""Queeranderismo -- Berenice Dimas""; ""Methodologies of the Spirit: Reclaiming Our Lady of Guadalupe and Discovering Tonantzin Within and Beyond the Nepantla of Academia -- Brenda Sendejo""; ""Saints in the Cuban Heat -- Oliva M. EspÃn""; ""Sensing the Serpent in the Mother, Dando a Luz la Madre Serpiente: Chicana Spirituality, Sexuality, and Mamihood -- Irene Lara""; ""Part 3. The North: The Direction of the Elders""; ""Sacrificios -- Felicia Montes"" ""Chicana in the Zendo: Love and Power on the Spiritual Path -- Alicia Enciso Litschi""""“Pero tu no crees en diosâ€?: Negotiating Spirituality, Family, and Community -- Michelle Téllez""; ""Healing Introspections: Reaching Inside and Reconstructing Myself -- Rosa MarÃa Hernández Juárez""; ""Nepantla Spirituality: My Path to the Source(s) of Healing -- Lara Medina""; ""Part 4. The South: The Direction of Youth""; ""The Woman Within -- Sarahi Nuñez-Mejia""; ""Creosote and Lavender -- Angelita Borbón""; ""Coming Full Circle -- Beatriz Villegas/Ilhuicatlahuili-Bea"" ""Living La Vida Santa: My Chicana Spirituality and Activist Scholarship -- Norma E. Cantú""""Anatomy of Learning: Yauhtli, Peyotzin, Tobacco, and Maguey -- Patrisia Gonzales""; ""References""; ""Contributors""; ""Artistâ€?s Statement""; ""Index""

"Fleshing the Spirit brings together established and new writers to explore the relationships between the physical body, the spirit and spirituality, and social justice activism. The anthology incorporates different genres of writing--such as poetry, testimonials, critical essays, and historical analysis--and stimulates the reader to engage spirituality in a critical, personal, and creative way"--

0816598916 9780816598915

22573/ctt183dqx1 JSTOR

Hispanic American women--Religious life.
Indian women--Religious life.
Spiritual life.
Social justice.

BL625.7 / .F556 2014