They should be as familiar to us as Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks…what do you know about them?
In 1851, Elizabeth Cady Stanton was introduced to Susan B. Anthony which began their historic friendship that was to have a marked effect on the subsequent progress of American Feminism.
It should not be a surprise to any woman or girl that the list of pejorative words for females may be as much as four times longer than a comparable list for men or boys. How do we change this?
Anne Langford, a health professional who became a cancer patient, describes what she learned through her journey through the medical system, sharing definitions of both the feminine and masculine approaches to healing and how she combined them to create her own path.
Practical exercises to increase your Intuitive abilities or just to remind yourself to be open to how your are reacting or feeling in certain situations.
An introduction to five resources relating to Intuition and a Questionnaire to help you evaluate your style of thinking.
More practical ideas and resources for increasing your Intuition.
This post includes several exercises and a Guided Meditation if you and/or your group or class would like to increase your own powers of Intuition.
Three quotes from Nelle Morton: “Thus ‘spiritual’ is experienced profoundly as sisterhood in its loftiest and most universal sense and, we may add redundantly, political action of the most radical sort on behalf of and ultimately including all of humanity--women, children and men.”
“For anyone to experience solidarity in world sisterhood is to break out of the patriarchal mindset that cannot think in global terms (outside the box of separation) and dualism.”
“Women are seeking to harmonize, to bring to wholeness again, something that has been torn apart and has deprived men and women of humanness.” p. 98.
An exploration of what elements a feminine spirituality might include.
The image of Eve, created for her husband, from her husband, the woman who was supposed to have brought about the downfall of humankind, in many ways has become the image of all women. How did this come into being?
Five significant historical events that suppressed the Feminine Principle: 1. The invasion of Europe’s matrilineal cultures by “Kurgan” tribes, 2. The Codes of Hammurabi that certified Patriarchal laws, 3. Hyskos tribes took over matrilineal cultures in Minoan Crete, Homer’s myths, 5. Whoever wrote Genesis in the Bible.
Follow this meditation and find yourself now where only a few have journeyed, in the place of an ancient civilization now forgotten. It is a place of joy, of serenity and peace.
“It was quite apparent that the myths and legends that grew from and were propagated by a religion in which the deity was female and revered as wise, valiant, powerful and just, provided very different images of womanhood from those we are offered by male-oriented religions of today.”
Merlin Stone was the first person to bring a full-bodied consciousness to the fact that there was a time when veneration of a female deity was central to an extraordinary number of cultures of the world. When it was first published, her book, When God Was a Woman, shocked many women into imaging that they could be included in images of the divine.
It should not be a surprise to any woman or girl that the list of pejorative words for females may be as much as four times longer than a comparable list for men or boys, but seeing the list for ourselves hits home.
Guided Images allow intellectual information that you read about to be transformed through an experiential experience into a deeper knowing within your body. Trust whatever comes to you—you may not understand its meaning at first.
Who will you invite to your Wisewoman Council once you understand how ancient mythological figures, if we reclaim their significance, have wisdom to share with us?
Naming ourselves as wisewomen helps to counteract the limiting belief pervasive in our culture that as women “we are not enough.” When we reject the male-indentified model of competing with other women and instead join together to celebrate our strengths, support and encourage each other, the feminine principle begins to re-emerge It’s necessary! There are over 1000 negative labels for women in English and far fewer for men. Together we have the power to change our culture.
In a dualistic culture, one group may prescribe what is a normal, natural self and exclude all others. This is what has happened to the feminine principle and explains why we need to return the wisewoman archetype to our consciousness.