Welcome to yOni.com
yOni is the most utterly feminine part of woman, mysterious and
hidden, soft, receptive and embracing.
In the ancient languages the word for yOni also means 'sacred
Barbara Gordon Walker writes in her excellent book "A Womans
Dictionary of Signs and Symbols" ( see the
"The sign of the yOni
was meant to convey the shape of the external female genitalia,
which the ancients clearly recognised as the seat of female sexual
power. Tantrics viewed that power as the source of all creative
action. Far from describing female sexuality as "passive" in the
Western manner, Tantric Hindus regarded female orgasm as the energizing
principle of the universe."
yOni.com is a celebration and exploration of the many faces of
the Feminine. We offers articles on a wide range of subjects.
Topics include mothering, intuition, sexuality, menstruation,
shamanism, aging and much more. We feature profiles of women who
are experts in their fields, wisdom from our elders, sections
on erotica, creativity and music. There are interactive discussion
forums, an on-going book list, a sharing circle and links to a
wide variety of other resources for women on the Internet. The
magazine also acts as a vehicle for women to share their creative
work with the world and we are happy to present some very beautiful
art work in our galleries, short stories, prose and poems by women
and girls. yOni also offers exposure for products and resources
for women (and men) reclaiming their feminine power.
Women today often find that to 'compete' and 'succeed', they
have to act like men. This can be at the expense of their feminine
nature, at the expense of their intuition, their feelings and
their creativity. This was my experience. A successful computer
professional, I was proud of the fact that I could hold my own
in a 'man's world'. I had no idea that there was a whole part
of me that I rarely listened to, never explored. The Byron Bay
area which I have made my home is a creative cauldron, an incredibly
fertile environment which has attracted a huge number of very
talented people. It is also a place which is particularly
empowering for women. Since arriving here I have been on a path
of discovery of my feminine. It has been a wonderful journey and
one which I want to share. I have created yOni as a vehicle for
women and men to offer their understandings and experiences about
the feminine and to express their creativity.
Your input to yOni is welcome.
It is a place to learn, to share your truth, express your dreams
and experiences, your fears and your hopes, with the goal of creating
understanding, wholeness and union of the masculine and feminine
within and without us. In sharing our experience
much healing is possible.
It is important to me that men feel welcome and
included. I experience the feminine principle as energy quite independent
of our body's gender.
I welcome both men and women into this exploration.
I also feel it important to acknowledge the immense healing that
I have experienced in the safety of a group made up only of women.
It is an unfortunate legacy of the centuries of patriarchy that
the feeling of sisterhood amongst women has been eroded. We no
longer learn the mysteries of the feminine from our mothers and
grandmothers, from our sisters, aunts and the elder women of our
tribe. We do not learn
to celebrate our bodies,
our fecundity. We are not
flow with the rhythm of our
emotional feeling body nor to access and to trust our deep
intuitive knowing. We have
how to feel, watch and listen
to the great mother Gaia. We blame man and we have forgotten
how to love man.
I believe that some of the wounds of the feminine need a
sacred circle of women in sisterhood
to heal them. I would like to encourage all women to find a gathering
of sisters with whom they can meet, to create a safe space to
share, learn, dream, and explore the essence of that feminine
principle that we embody. I see these circles as a valuable but
temporary separation of those in a feminine body from those in
a masculine body, a stepping stone to union, to the harmony of
man and women meeting and being together in wholeness.
If you enjoy what you find, feel free to to use our address or
logo as a link on your site. yOni's continued
success depends on people that are willing to support her. You
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Welcome to this exploration of the feminine...
....please dive in.
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