Womb Awakening is a heavy tome about feminine cosmology of creation. This book is daunting from the esoteric advanced language used  to the vague yet convoluted sentences. The back of the book talks about awakening your spiritual womb and that the authors “reconstruct the moon-based feminine mystery teaching…” They talk about awakening the “Divine Feminine to rebirth the Divine Masculine” in order to rebalance the world. It seems the Bertrands are trying to reawaken ancient power in order to return harmony to the world. Fundamentally, however, the concepts described are lost in the way the message is presented.

The Bertrands write the spirals (chapters) in short essays which makes getting through one concept easier. However, the sentences, words within the sentences, and the structure makes the reading and comprehension of the concepts. They use a lot of big words to say a lot of nothing. The writing is lyrical but it seems more concerned with how it sounds than actually saying anything logical. They attempt to link science with esoteric beliefs and concepts. This can be done but the authors make sweeping statements like “Inside the black hole the laws of physics as we know them no longer apply…” This is a broad statement which cannot be proven. This attempt to mix science and new age concepts falls short. Additionally, the talk about DNA as though we can change it with our thoughts and emotions. While environment can play a part in genetics, thoughts and emotions have not been proven to. They try to use science to justify beliefs but their science is shaky which then makes their beliefs shaky by association. When scientific claims are made, they need to back up the claims. The Bertrands did not do this which, in my opinion, invalidates the concepts. They did this enough times, their message begins to be nullified.

The Bertrands mix Christian mysticism with new age concepts. Christianity is very much a patriarchal belief system and is difficult to relate to feminine ways and beliefs. They do discuss goddesses from a variety of pantheons but it feels like they are scattered across beliefs not settling into a core belief system.

Using phrases like “my beloved” comes across as pretentious and affected. Additionally, they switch from an academic style to a first person account which breaks the rhythm of the book. The exaggerated way they write swallows up the message they are trying to get across. From one essay to the next, it is unclear what they want the reader to take away from the book. They sound pompous and self-aggrandizing. In all of the conceit and double talk, the message of this book gets lost. The lessons the Bertrands try to get across is not communicated in a clear and concise manner. They speak tapping into the creative forces and cyclical rhythms. However, the message is lost in the showy language and lengthy descriptions which lose the reader after two lines of a three or four line sentence.

The Bertrands may be true believers of their path but haven't done a very good job of enticing the reader. Their message is lost.

~review by Eileen Troemel

Authors: Azra Bertrand, M.D. & Seren Bertrand
Bear & Company, 2017
pg 524