In ancient times, before the dominant culture of patriarchy, the Divine Feminine, the Goddess was worshiped. Throughout time, the neglected female psyche witnessed the death of the Great Mother. This led to much suffering. Being coerced into rigid roles, women lost the connection with their own instinctual nature. The lack of legitimacy suppressed woman's own deep, life-giving messages and sense of belonging.
“Buried inside all of us is an indigenous soul who is longing for harmonious livelihood, longing for spirit-self, longing for warmth of community, the joy of expression, the holiness of ceremony. Ignorant of this hidden hunger we stay restless and searching.”
-Shirley Tassencourt, founding member of the Arizona Council of Grandmothers
Modern culture is witnessing the Sacred Feminine rising with more momentum than what's been seen for generations. More and more women are gathering in circles for collective healing, empowerment, and to reconnect with their authentic selves. We believe this along with the Conscious Aging and Elder Women Wisdom movements are helping create a living net through which all beings and the natural world will thrive. We as elder women have a responsibility to discover and teach each other and the world the ways and means of wisdom.
Many of us also participate with other women's circles and gatherings. Below is a list of websites to those other groups.
The Silver Tent
Women of Wisdom (W.O.W)
Crones Counsel: https://www.cronescounsel.org/
International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers https://www.grandmotherscouncil.org/
Gather the Women: https://gatherthewomen.org/
Net of Light Gatherings; Sharon McErlane https://www.netoflight.org/
Foremothers of the Women’s Spirituality Movement: Elders and Visionaries:
The Women's Foundation of California:: https://womensfoundca.org/
Global Sisterhood: https://www.globalsisterhood.org
Wild Woman Sisterhood: https://www.wildwomansisterhood.com/
Tree Sisters: https://treesisters.org
Woman Soul Gathering: https://womansoulgathering.com
The Elderwoman: www.elderwoman.org
Becoming Women of Wisdom: Marking the Passage into the Crone Years, www.cronecurriculum.net