By Caryn MacGrandle At the moment, it is so apparent to me how dangerous popular social media and video games are. For the most part, I don’t use Facebook or Instagram or Twitter as I did in the past. I check it once in the morning and once at night and use it mainly to […]
Are We “For Giving”?
By Sid Reger, The Association for the Study of Women and Mythology I’d like to propose an alternate to the “market economy” paradigm that infects almost all of modern society. Let’s not talk about paying back or paying forward. Instead, let’s consider the model of the matriarchal Gift Economy, based on Genevieve Vaughan’s book, “For […]
Finding a Women’s Circle in the Divided State of Alabama. Part II.
By Caryn MacGrandle I am in the process of moving from Illinois to Alabama. After seven years of hosting small, intimate women’s circles in Illinois, usually three to five of us, I am now trying to find that here in Alabama. To help form these small, intimate community Circles was the passion behind why I […]
On Leaving Social Media and Facebook
“Where we focus our time and attention really matters.”Avalon Darnesh talks about why she’s leaving Facebook … hearing this more and more! I so agree. The purpose of the divine feminine appis to connect us so that we can meet IN PERSON, heart to heart. Bealtaine Cottage – Collete O’Neill… Environmentalist, Author, Publisher, Photographer. Creator […]
Interpreting Matricultural Patterns: Female Icons, Ancestral Mothers
By Max Dashu of Suppressed Histories Archives As women re-examine the entire cultural record, our search reveals recurring patterns, deep continuities, in female iconography across space and time. Among these recurring patterns are the ancient female figurines (in stone, ivory, ceramic, bone and wood); rocks engraved with vulvas; ceremonial vessels in the form of women […]
Centering Directions for a Sacred Circle or Women’s Circle
Great Spirit of Light, come to me out of the East with the power of the rising sun. Let there be light in my words, let there be light on my path that I walk. Let me remember always that you give the gift of a new day. And never let me be burdened with […]
What is a Sacred Circle? From Gather the Women
What makes a Sacred Circle (aka Women’s Circle) special? And of course, it does not have to be only Women, or Womyn, or Womxn, but yes, there is more of a feminine structure to this than a traditional male-led, pulpit style meeting. And yes of course there are Pagan Circles and Native American Circles. I […]
The Last Circle: Stories from a Catholic Witch. Part I. The End is the Beginning.
Last night, we held the most incredible Circle. By Caryn MacGrandle They’re all incredible really, but last night’s was very special to me as it may be the last one held here at my home in Illinois. I have hosted Circles for seven years, and there were seven of us in the Circle last night. […]
Lucy Pearce, Burning Woman and the ‘W’ word
By Caryn MacGrandle theDivineFeminineApp.com Instagram Photo Challenge for Womancraft Publishing I am in the midst of a move that has stretched out since about June, all my precious books are still in boxes in one state, and I am in another. And so even though I would love to support Lucy H. Pearce by participating […]