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Become the Hero of Your Own Spiritual Journey

Available wherever books are sold with Penguin Random House TarcherPerigee

Inviting you on a transformational voyage to reclaim your power at

all levels, this book guides you, step-by-step, on a universal hero's journey

that anyone can benefit from, regardless of your gender or religion


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You Can Benefit From This Book If...

  • You want to evolve on your spiritual journey, step-by-step (this book guides you in an accessible, systematic way to apply universal spiritual knowledge to your daily life, relationships and situations, regardless of how much time you have)

  • You seek to deepen your faith in any religion (you need not leave behind any faith you believe in to benefit from the mythological empowerment stories of the goddess tradition of India)

  • You wish to heal from any form of trauma or abuse (with real life as well as mythological examples you can draw inspiration from, and practices to transform deep ancestral cycles by loving yourself as a way to love all others)

  • You wish to gain more clarity on your life purpose (this book's guidance will help you take inventory of your gifts to find and follow your soul's calling)

  • You are ready to know your full, true Self (and to learn how to be true to yourself, no matter what)

  • You are interested in gaining new tools to help yourself and others reconnect with your unique paths, voices, hearts, and higher selves (this book will inspire you with an abundance and variety of ancient practices you can easily apply to your daily life - and share with those you love and serve)

  • You wish to finally love and accept yourself and feel more confident in your own skin (you will learn how to heal and feel good about yourself from the inside-out)

  • You seek to gain more mastery over your emotions (this book's practices will support you to fully honor and accept your current reality, feel your feelings, digest and get informed by, but not remain at the mercy of your emotions)
Who Can Benefit?

About the Book

In this book, I share with you my personal journey of overcoming trauma with the spiritual power of love. The Way of the Goddess also contains simple everyday rituals ranging from chakra balancing and spiritual reflection to journal prompts, creativity challenges, and more. It is designed to help you deepen your daily spiritual practices and reconnect to your highest Self and the purpose, pleasure and freedom that lives inside us all.


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6 Root Chakra Exercises To Relieve Stress & Connect With Mother Nature
6 Root Chakra Exercises To Relieve Stress & Connect With Mother Nature

They are inspired by the Goddess Shailputri, who is known as Mother Earth in Indian traditions.

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Connect to Your Higher Self & Divine Feminine Power
Connect to Your Higher Self & Divine Feminine Power

Ananta joins Dr. Avanti to beautifully share the details of her new book, The Way of The Goddess. She takes us through the nine Indian Goddesses, the chakras each is connected to, and how we can cultivate their energies—like courage, intuition, and transformation—within us. It’s a fascinating conversation on nurturing our connection to Self and deepening our sense of purpose through the Divine within us.

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The Perfect Dinner Recipe for Your Dosha, According to an Ayurveda Pro
The Perfect Dinner Recipe for Your Dosha, According to an Ayurveda Pro

Just like we dress according to the weather, Ayurvedic cooking is a way of preparing food in harmony with what we need during each season, says Ananta Ripa Ajmera, director of Ayurveda at The Well. “Ayurvedic cooking focuses on spiritually charged foods that support the quality of purity and balance in your mind, a term known as sattva in Sanskrit,” she adds. “Sattvic foods are light and easy to digest and give your body strength and stability, both mentally and physically.”

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6 Root Chakra Exercises To Relieve Stress & Connect With Mother Nature
6 Root Chakra Exercises To Relieve Stress & Connect With Mother Nature

They are inspired by the Goddess Shailputri, who is known as Mother Earth in Indian traditions.

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What People Are Saying


"This beautiful book radiates with the light and compassion of the mother goddess herself. With clear language, an empathetic voice, and a vibrant vision for what is possible for any of us, Ananta shows us the many faces of love. For what is that power within us to survive, to thrive, to overcome, to rise and rise again, but the power of love saying yes and yes and yes to life. Inviting you on an enchanted journey from embattled darkness to hope-filled illumination, this is a hero’s journey from a deeply poetic, profound feminine point of view."


Author of the bestselling Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners cookbook, Vedic practitioner, teacher and storyteller, founder of VedaWise


"Ananta is a generous and authentic practitioner of Vedic spiritual traditions, and this book leads you on a transformational journey of ritual, reflection, and rejuvenation at all levels."


New York Times bestselling author of How to Be Well, The New Health Rules, Revive and Total Renewal, trailblazer in integrative medicine, Chief Medical Officer at THE WELL


"Reading The Way of the Goddess is like taking a deep dive into the divine feminine, finding our own power and precious gems of self-worth, and awakening to the goddess within. Ananta brings the esoteric powers of Goddess Durga to life in the most accessible way, making something ancient so relevant to our lives and inspiring the belief that this can help us live a more meaningful and spiritually connected life. A powerful read.”


Author of Prajna and bestselling cookbook Saffron Soul, health coach and founder of Chai by Mira


"The Way of the Goddess is a stunning and special invitation to learn about nine Indian goddesses and put their wisdom into practice in your daily life. The rituals Ananta shares are fresh, approachable, and—most of all—impactful.”


Author of Return to Nature and The Spirit Almanac, Senior Sustainability Editor at

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The 9-Step Hero's Journey You Can Take to Cultivate 9 Spiritual Superpowers


Each chapter of The Way of the Goddess outlines how you can cultivate a specific spiritual superpower with the inspiration of mythological stories of 9 different avatars of the warrior Goddess Durga. These mythological stories exist to make you aware of and reclaim powers you already possess deep within your being, in your 9 chakras (energetic centers).

1: The Power of Stability

Getting Grounded (when you're feeling anxious and scattered) with Goddess Shailputri, an embodiment of Mother Nature


2: The Power of Creativity

Channeling Your Energy (when you're feeling excited) with Goddess Brahmacharini, the one who follows brahmacharya (the path of self-control)


3: The Power of Transformation

Asserting Yourself (when you need to take a stand) with Goddess Chandragantha, the one who burns away fear, sorrow, and resistance


4: The Power of Love

The Healing Power of Love (to practice self-love as the key to giving and receiving love) with Goddess Kushmanda, who created the world through heartfelt laughter


5: The Power of Voice

Liberating Your Voice (when you're ready to speak your truth) with Goddess Skandmata, the mother of the powerful warrior Skanda

6: The Power of Intuition

The Unifying Power of Intuition (when you're done settling for less in relationships) with Goddess Katyayani, the granter of blessings

7: The Power of Truth

The Freeing Power of Truth (when you're tired of all the lies) with Goddess Kalaratri, the destroyer of illusions

8: The Power of Rejuvenation

Rejuvenating Your Spirit (when you need a fresh start) with Goddess Maha Gauri, the bestower of eternal youth

9: The Power of Intention

The Power of Intention (to fulfill your soul's purpose) with Goddess Siddhidhatri, the granter of siddhis (supernatural healing powers)

About the Hero's Journey

Meet the Author

ANANTA RIPA AJMERA is a spiritual teacher, Ayurveda practitioner, yoga instructor, co-founder and CEO of The Ancient Way, an educational organization that serves as a bridge between ancient wisdom and modern living. She serves as Advisor of Ayurveda at THE WELL, a modern integrative wellness space. She is author of The Way of the Goddess: Daily Rituals to Awaken Your Inner Warrior and Discover Your True Self (Penguin Random House TarcherPerigee). Ananta is also author of the award-winning book The Ayurveda Way: 108 Practices from the World’s Oldest Healing System for Better Sleep, Less Stress, Optimal Digestion and More (Storey Publishing). Her work has been featured on Fox News, ABC News and in Forbes Magazine, Vogue Magazine, Yoga Journal, Reader’s Digest, Spirituality & Health Magazine, New York Magazine, MindBodyGreen, and Elephant Journal. Ananta introduced Ayurveda to Stanford Medicine and led staff trainings at prisons throughout California. She’s also taught at UNICEF, California Department of Public Health, New York Insight Meditation Society, Sedona Yoga Festival, NYU, SFSU, ABC News and Mother Earth News Fairs.

The Way of the Goddess is available wherever books are sold, starting September 13, 2022.

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