An Invitation to Honor Your Ancient Crone Wisdom through stories, ritual, painting & holy play!

April 17th – 10:00 – 4:00 p.m.

  

We will come together to place our medicine in the great cauldron of creation: stirring, dreaming, chanting, dancing, singing, painting, writing, re-dreaming the world through the ancient wisdom of the crone that lives in our bones!

WILD WISE WOMAN

I am the ancient well of wisdom
Come drink from my waters
Come take your fill
Not in tiny dainty sips
But in full-bodied joy
And innocent delight Of the heart
I am the crimson fire of passion
Come dive into my flames
And rise from the ashes reborn
Not in small tentative flutters
But in wholehearted abandon
And free flowing flight
Beyond the sun
I am the ancient standing stone
Beneath the full moon
Come rest your cheek upon my coolness
And know the gentled peace of your belonging
Not in fear or hesitation
wildness
Come dance in my ecstasy
Until you disappear
Not with controlled steps of caution
Or terror and shame
But with the widespread wing
Of formless flight
I am the darkness of the void
Come love within my mystery
And know the earth’s secrets
Not through conditions and limitations
But in wise and ancient knowing
I am Mother of All I am Crone

Roslyne Sophia Breillat © 2010

 

Cost – 100.00– lunch included and all art supplies.   (Please let me know of any dietary restrictions.)

Bring your drums, bells, rattles, & sacred objects for the shrine!

For more information please email redarack@sbcglobal.net. 

To reserve your space – payment can be made through paypal – redarack@sbcglobal.net or a check mailed to Reda Rackley 65 Middle Canyon Road Carmel Valley Ca 93924

BoneWoman aka Reda Rackley, M.A., is a cultural mythologist, author, educator, storyteller, certified expressive artist by  medium and shamanic counselor. She lectures and facilitates women’s retreats bridging mythology, depth psychology, and spirituality. Reda was initiated into the indigenous medicine of the Dagara tribe in Burkina Faso, West Africa and teaches ancient shamanic traditions through storytelling, ritual, art and divination. Published selections are included in The Circle Continues Women Respond to the Circle of Stones, Judith Duerk, ed. Kiss me Goodnight, Stories and Poems by Women Who Were Girls When their Mothers Died, Ann O’Fallon & Margaret Vaillancourt, eds, The Anthology of Monterey Bay Poets, Ryan Masters, ed & . Reda’s C.D. “Mud, Blood, and Blackberries: Fictional Memoirs.”

Reda received her B.A. in Psychology with a special focus on Women’s Spirituality . She graduated from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara with an M.A. in Mythology and Depth Psychology.

 

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I  want you to…
… have a tribe of wild, wise, hag, witches, crones to call upon for the rest of your days. I want you to feel safe in your bones. I want you to not feel alone. I want you to have a tribe of women to tell your stories to and to listen to theirs. I want to know the deep howl in your belly! I want all parts of you. I want your rage, your sadness, your beauty, your sensuality, your power, your gifts, your wounds, your fears, your ecstasy. I want your wisdom! We will make sacred medicine from it all. I want to stir up the wisdom of all-wise women through all times, to call upon their power in these times we are living to leave a legacy of beauty for the next generations!
  BoneWoman