Grandma Crone Speaks

Awakening

"I am drawn to intimate, often uncomfortable portraits of a woman persevering and awakening" Vera Farmiga "Listen to my words, little niece", said Grandma Crone: "The path to Awakening is not made of unicorn glitter as most New Age gurus make us believe. Walking the spiral -inward and outward - is a constant challenge for… Continue reading Awakening

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Lughnasadh: First Harvest

 "As cornfields ripple in the late summer breeze and whisper golden promises of the grain harvest to come, we know deep within our psyche that the darkness is but a heartbeat away.” (Carole Carlton) A bonfire was roaring on the shore when the little girl emerged from the wood. The air smelled of fresh baked bread.… Continue reading Lughnasadh: First Harvest

Grandma Crone Speaks · Initiation

Initiation: Mask of Patriarchy

"Until Woman looks at herself through the eyes of Man, She will never be free" (Cit.) "Little niece, gather your masks and come by the fire." said Grandma Crone. "Wear your favorite mask and look at the world through its eyes.What do you see?". " I see a bird of great beauty. She lives in… Continue reading Initiation: Mask of Patriarchy

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Summer Solstice

"This is the longest day, niece.", Grandma Crone said. "The most glorious time. The Mother-of-All releases all Her power and prepares for Her journey back to the Underworld. The Light becomes a Seed The Ground becomes a Womb Bathe in the fresh water of a pond at sunset.Let the Sun infuse you with its immortal… Continue reading Summer Solstice

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The Mother-of-All

"In the beginning of time", said Grandma Crone, "the Mother-of-All ruled alone over the Worlds.  A majestic and luscious tree She was. Her roots diving deep into the Abyss; her trunk, rising higher than the highest mountains; Her luxuriant branches reaching the Outer Space. A gigantic snake She was. Her spiralling coils forming hills, valleys… Continue reading The Mother-of-All

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Acceptance

"Volo ut sis" ("I want you to be what you are") Augustine of Ippona Have you ever felt like you were living on a totally different plane of existence than that of the people around you? Can you see a lizard sleeping under the sun, but also a dragon coiling around the roots of a… Continue reading Acceptance

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Initiation: Flesh

"Now, Voyager, sail thou forth to seek and find" (Walt Whitman) The young girl was lying inside the soft, humid womb of the Earth. Time went by. The seasons left their marks on that belly that protruded from the ground. The young girl dreamed the dreams of the Land and the Sky; she dreamed the… Continue reading Initiation: Flesh

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Initiation: Bones

"All transformations involve a process of death and rebirth" (Carl Greer) Grandma Crone was heating a big cauldron over the crackling fire when the little girl stepped out of the woods. "Take off your clothes, niece, and enter the cauldron.", she ordered. " But I will get burned!", cried the girl, terrified. "Your physical body… Continue reading Initiation: Bones

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Initiation: The Commitment

"We all admire what we know of <>, but how many of us are truly ready to face the awesome realities of exterminating our desires?" (Stephen Larsen) "Lay down by the fire, niece.", said Grandma Crone. " Close your eyes and listen to my words. The Path you are following is one of great sacrifices.… Continue reading Initiation: The Commitment

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Dancing with the Goddess

​"A new world is not only possible, She is on Her way." (Arundhati Roy) "Welcome, dear niece.", greeted Grandma Crone, puffing from a wooden pipe. "Sit down here by the fire and listen to my words. Dancing with the Goddess is not enough if you do it only on certain occasions. Dancing with the Goddess… Continue reading Dancing with the Goddess