The BoneWoman @

Standing Stones Sanctuary

The BoneWoman welcomes you…

Who is BoneWoman – She’s been around since the beginning of time! She wants you to know the deep truths of your soul.  She wants to get down to the bone, to the heart of the matter! She wants to know the promise you made before you were born!  She wants to help you deliver that promise!  BoneWoman sees right through you and straight into the Spirit that follows you.  You know you got something special inside.  BoneWoman is here to bring you on home to that ancient howl in your soul! You ready to meet BoneWoman! Bone Woman been down a long long road.  She been around.  The Spirit that follows her took her to the Motherland of Africa to sit in the caves and talk to the ancient ones.  She traveled to the lands of her ancestors: England, Wales, Ireland to make offerings on their behalf.  She placed her ear against the mama and heard the stories that have yet to be told.   She tells stories, she paints, she divines, she dances, she howls and she initiates women to return to reclaim their ancient, primal, powerful feminine medicine!

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Ways to Work With the BoneWoman…

Divination

Divination is a form of deep consultation with the “other world.”  It is a sacred container of addressing questions of relationship, health, purpose and unresolved issues in one’s life. I work with individuals and groups.
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Rituals & Ceremonies

Ritual is a sacred enactment through which we can connect to the spiritual realm. The need for ritual is a basic human instinct. Ritual channels our need as individuals to be part of something greater than ourselves.
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Handprints on the Cave Walls

A year long training to immerse ourselves in the ancient wisdom of the paeolithic goddesses and the rock art images found on the cave walls.   This is an invitation to surrender to the great unknown!
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About Reda, the BoneWoman…

cropped-IMG_71081.jpgBoneWoman she got credentials, but mostly she got a whole lot of soul and fierce commitment to  remembering what has been forgotten,  to remembering the wisdom that got left on the cave walls thousands of years ago! 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.
“Bone by Bone, hair by hair, Wild Woman comes back.  Through night dreams, through events half understood and half remembered.  Wild Woman comes back.  She comes back through story!” ~ Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Este’

Recent Messages from the BoneWoman…

Rebirth, Ritual & Remembering

She was carried to the river by her sisters, singing, we all come from the goddess, unto Her we shall return, over and over again we chanted.    I stepped forward, looking into her eyes, speaking the words, are your ready to be reborn, are you ready to be reborn, are...

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Letting Go Surrendering to the Brush

Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps, Painting 1848 - oil on Canvas They say just let go, just let go, you don’t understand, letting go meant your tender new born wings would flap & flap & flap in the wind, pushed out of the nest way before you were ready to fly, but ...

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The Invocation – 1/1/2015

Old Ones  - You have called, we are listening.  Willing to enter into the Great Mystery of The Ancient Feminine!   I know that you know why you have called us together, this sacred configuration of wise woman, witches, healers, and shamans. Offerings have been made...

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Change and Beginnings

The threshold, the liminal place, the in-between the worlds place leaving behind looking forward!   Laying to rest the old story that has rattled your bones for eternity: the disappointments, the betrayals, the loss, the not enough…. Leave them behind in 2014!  Fling...

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Winter Solstice & The Crone

Her head is bowed, her bones are crooked, her staff is crooked, she's  walking a crooked path leading her into the cave of remembance.    She moves like turtle woman - slow steady cane tapping  frozen ground -  nothing growing under her crooked toes, ain’t the time to...

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Breaking Earth – Jeanne d’Orge

This poem was written by Jeanne d'Orge - the woman that built my home in 1957 for her art studio!   She was a wild woman with a wild spirit! I can feel her wandering around the Standing Stones sometimes.  Whispering in my dreams, continue on daughter the road is open!...

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