Welcome the Wisdom of Winter
Winter is often the most hated season of the year.
Lacking the hope of Spring, the warm sunshine of summer, and the crisp beauty of Autumn, Winters cold days and harsh nights have often been thought of as something to simply endure. To tolerate. To survive.
Through an archetypal lens, Winter is represented by the Spirit of the Crone.
The wise old woman who has lived past her season of fertility and has transitioned into her final season of barrenness.
And just like the Winter, the aging Crone is too often regarded in modern culture as a burden. Something to endure, To tolerate by a society that does not see value where there is no fertility or productive function.
In a society that has long glorified the Maiden in her youth, the Mother in her nurture and function, and the Enchantress as the whore, the appreciation and the understanding of the importance of the Crone has been lost on us.
In the menstrual cycle, this same archetype is represented by the time of bleeding.
Yet, in a Solar world that makes no room for the cycles of lunar wisdom, no concessions are made for the wisdom of the body and the sacred time of shedding and stillness.
In every which way, the world at large has taught us to ignore, to override, to avoid and escape, to cast aside, and devalue the energy and wisdom of the Crone.
THE CRONE AND HER WISDOM ARE CALLING
The ignorance of the wisdom of Mother Nature and the cycles and seasons of life, has been inherently damaging to those who bleed, to the social value, understanding, and health of women, and to the health and richness of our culture and the world at large that has been denying and throwing away a vital part of the lifeblood of our society.
When women feel ashamed of their bodies and of growing old...
When we overemphasize the value of youth and beauty...
When we stop listening to the wisdom of our bodies and our aging...
When we deny ourselves the rite of eldership and the knowledge of the sage...
We become a society and a people obsessed with production, proving, and material gains.
We become a society obsessed with youth and beauty.
We forget to learn from the past.
We forget to honor where we have been.
We forget that there is more to life than sex, money, and success.
And when Winter comes and old age arrives, as it always, inevitably does, we are left empty, alone, and forgotten.
THE WISE OLD WOMAN.
THE WINDS OF WINTER.
THE BLEEDING WOMB.
THE DARK NIGHT OF THE MOON.
DARK MOON is a an invitation to slow down,
sink in a little bit deeper,
and uncover the wisdom
of the wise sage that lives within us all.
In the cold darkness of winter, we honor and look to the season of stillness, the season of our bleed, the season of growing old - and the depth of experience, knowledge, intuition, and freedom that comes from a life well lived.
Over 8 weeks together, we will explore:
- The Archetype of the Crone
- Representations of her in ancient and modern cultures
- How crone energy is expressed on solar, lunar, and physiological levels
- The vilification of the Crone in modern society and the damage that this has caused
- How to embrace and reclaim Crone energy
- Syncing with Crone Seasons and Cycles
- Rituals and Ceremonies to embody Crone energy
- The wisdom of reclaimation in yourself and in the world
With Channeled Lectures
and thought provoking community conversations
DARK MOON is an opportunity to:
Seek the Wisdom of Winter
Embrace parts of yourself that have been hard to love
Find the flow in cycles of creativity and rest
Nourish your body, mind, and soul
Enter a gentler way of living
Expand your access to the Wise Woman within
NO MATTER WHAT AGE YOU ARE, THE WISE OLD WOMAN LIVES INSIDE OF YOU.
FIND HER UNDER THE DARK MOON.
Self-Qualifying Scholarships are now available for Dark Moon.
Choose a one time payment or a payment plan and use the drop-down menu to choose between Standard Payment for those who can afford to enter and support others in this work, Scholarship Payment awarding 50% off to those who need financial support, or Community Care Scholarship which will reduce the cost of the program by 70%.
All scholarships are self-qualified and acceptance is based on your own understanding of your needs for financial assistance.
Participants of color are encouraged to choose a scholarship option regardless of ability to pay as a form of reparations.