crone ~ wise woman ~ elder
At the time of menopause,
the pause of the flow of the menses, the Sacred Blood of Wisdom
is finally retained inside the body and the woman herself
can partake of its Wisdom. At this time, in older societies, she
becomes known as crone or hag, words whose original meaning is 'wise
one', revered elder of the circle.
We have lost our respect for the wisdom and understanding of age.
yOni would like to contribute to re-establishing a reverence
and appreciation for the elders in our society and to learn from
these wise ones.
- Visions of a Dreamer’s incomparable wisdom - an interview with ‘tsanti Maria Yraceburu Dreamer of Quero Tlish Diyan by Joe Montoya
- More than just a journey to another country,
the 2009 Mother India tour with
wise woman Atmo Meyer will take you to the depths of the mystery
- Dark Mother
- A journey into darkness - 'birthing, dying, all is as it is'-
in the Sacred Feminine - Shekinah Morgan speaks so eloquently
about Women's Sprituality and the importance of respecting our
cyclical nature in this article taken from her address at the
2006 Goddess Conference
the Crone - Layah Bennan writes about her work facilitating
'a celebration of the restoration of a woman to herself'
- Heart Mother
Crone - a song in honour of Innana the Crone by the Voices
to yOni - yOni receives many letters seeking support or information
related to the feminine. As both questions and answers may be
of value to other readers we offer them here with responses from
yOni's beloved "crone in residence"
- Signs of
menopause - a comprehensive list compiled by the women of
the Menopause mailing list
Support - yOni's ongoing discussion board where women can
share their experiences of menopause, their concerns and their
- Estrogen: The
wonder drug of our generation? - This article explores the
pros and cons of taking estrogen to counter the effects of menopause.
- The Truth about
HgH - Is Human Growth Hormone really the Fountain of Youth?
A Women's Rite of Passage - The first in a series of articles
on this important change in a woman's life.
- Wisdom of
There is much to be learnt from the elders of the indigenous peoples
around the world.~ The Australian aboriginal people have lived
in harmony with their land for many thousands of years. Nganyinytja,
an elder of the Pitjantjatjara people of Central Australia invites
women and men from all over the world to come and learn her wisdom
and her law.
- Peace in my aloneness
- Wet season days in the rainforest by Sagarpriya
Much of our disrespect for our elders can be traced to our fear
- An electronic
tribute. ~ This page is a memorial to a beloved friend,
- Facing Death
- Embracing Life looks at the possibility of overcoming
this fear and using the knowledge of the inevitability of
Death to live life more fully. An article by Nirado Griffin.
of my Heart' is a beautiful series of poems written by
a woman as her lover lay dying and in the days that followed.
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friend indeed - a newsletter that provides information and
support to women in menopause and mid-life. It is a respected
source of understandable and reliable information about the menopausal
transition, independent of any vested interests.
has a some useful information on natural supplements for menopause.
Click on the healing center and then menopause
Chronicles - a quarterly magazine by and for those who wish
to move through the aging process in a conscious manner.
is a the website of the The North American Menopause Society,
a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting women's health during
midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause
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