Tash Hildebrand-Lockie leads women to reclaim their power and self-worth from the energetic impacts of patriarchy, and is a writer, speaker and facilitator of women’s circles and healing retreats.
Tash has a unique background, completing bachelor’s degrees in English literature and chemical engineering, an interdisciplinary master’s degree in environmental studies, and intensive study over two years into the body’s chakras and energy systems. She drew on this diverse training to ‘de-engineer’ the system of patriarchy in a new way – to see how it works from an energetic perspective to make us feel inadequate and needlessly competitive. Tash is on a mission to help people, especially women, have a better understanding of their unique patriarchal shadows, and to develop the tools to break free from them.
Tash grew up believing women could be and do anything they wanted. It wasn’t until attending her first women’s circle in her early thirties that she realised she had been held down by shadow energies of patriarchy, in particular toxic comparison, without realising it. In a single moment, she changed her life direction completely. Tash recognises that when women come together there is an enormous opportunity to heal not just each other, but our entire society as well.
Tash spent the first decade of her career working with large corporates, councils and organisations to improve their environmental sustainability practices. She is also a graduate of the nationally recognised Centre for Sustainability Leadership’s Fellowship Program. She is known for her authenticity, youthful spirit and calm nature. The Patriarchy Illusion is her first book.
Do you ever feel not quite good enough, despite how successful you are? Are you tired of striving and working so hard? Do you think that even when you’re succeeding in one area of your life, you’re behind in another?
The Patriarchy Illusion offers a compelling guide to discovering hidden yet powerful energetic influences hindering your happiness and true success.
Patriarchy has been the dominant social structure in the West for thousands of years. Yet underneath patriarchy’s basic premise – that men are superior to women – lies an even greater illusion. This book points out that the essence of patriarchy is hierarchical, and that this has resulted in artificial hierarchies not only between genders, but between us all. Hierarchical thinking can result in shadow emotions, such as toxic comparison, shame or feeling inadequate. Despite being unnecessary and ultimately a mirage, shadow energies of patriarchy can keep you stuck when you’re not aware of them.
In this book, author Tash Hildebrand-Lockie shares her concept of the patriarchal shadow in a relatable and down-to-earth way. She reveals to you how you may be unknowingly placing your worth on invisible, or sometimes quite visible, hierarchies in certain areas of your life. Equipping you with practical tools, interviews, and case studies of inspiring women and men, The Patriarchy Illusion will reconnect you with your true worth and power within.
You can begin to be free from your patriarchal shadow by recognising which hierarchies you have been attaching to your sense of self-worth. The Patriarchy Illusion helps you to understand how your patriarchal shadow may be operating in different areas of your life:
Unravelling common unconscious thinking patterns, The Patriarchy Illusion brings to light the truth: you are already worthy and powerful, right here and now.