Women’s Power

What does that mean? Women who openly display their power, knowledge, and skill, receiving public recognition and honor. But also, females who manage to wield power in societies that try to limit it or decree female submission; where their leadership is stigmatized and their creativity disdained. And women who resist and overthrow oppressive traditions and … Continue reading Women’s Power

Crones Counsel Today

The word Crone, in its most simplistic sense, designates an old woman, a woman past her childbearing years, a post-menopausal woman. Today, the most common definition of a Crone is a “wise old woman.” Thus, a Crone is a woman who has moved past mid-life and who acknowledges her survivorship, embraces her age, learns from … Continue reading Crones Counsel Today

The Spirit Of Natural Sanctuaries

For love of the spirit ever persisting, O Caticatona, be thou for thy servants   a powerful wave, for thy servants worship thee.  —Gaulish Goddess inscription [Markale, 120]             Celtic deities were venerated as indwelling spirits of natural sanctuaries: the waters, rocks and peaks, groves, the land itself. A multitude of names in Roman-era inscriptions … Continue reading The Spirit Of Natural Sanctuaries