Susan Schachterle, Director of the Ahimsa Group, believes that we have only scratched the surface of the power and possibility inherent in the human mind and heart. She has spent over two decades assisting individuals and organizations to find and implement their inherent power, wisdom, and joy. She has worked with a wide variety of organizations, including the government of Singapore, Ticino International Women's Club, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Her work is based on the fierce and unwavering belief that just about everything is possible for just about everyone, once they focus their energy in the most appropriate and powerful direction, and align their internal images, goals, and self-talk. Susan uses a wide range of cutting-edge tools, including Thought Field Therapy (TFT) and neurolinguistic programming (NLP), to ensure that her clients can access their own natural excellence in any situation. In her new book The Bitch, the Crone, and the Harlot ( Elite Books, November 2006, paperback, $15.95, www.BitchCroneHarlot.com, ISBN 1-60070-018-7 ), she uses her wisdom to present a compelling new vision of the possibilities for women at midlife.
Schachterle describes three archetypes that guide women's unfoldment after midlife. The first is the Bitch, which she defines as a woman who can make things happen — but without visiting devastation on the people and situations around her. The second is the Crone, a woman who is a repository of all the wisdom and experience she has won in her earlier struggles; who is able to live from that wisdom herself, and whose acumen is generously offered in the service of others.
The third is the Harlot. With luscious words and images, Schacterle conjures up a world in which every delightful sensory experience is noticed, and absorbed fully. Rather than being distracted by the frantic pace of her youth, the Harlot gives herself time to absorb the beauty around her — as well as reveling in her deep store of sexual knowledge. For a generation of women who are healthier, wealthier, and more attuned to their spiritual fulfillment, this book engages the heart and the senses to offer a grand new image of the rich possibilities available to women at midlife.