Female Archetypes Illuminate the Wisdom of Women

Female archetypes illuminate the wisdom of women.

Archetypes are nodes of energy, great themes that run through the experiences of being human.

The details of the themes may change from culture to culture, and from era to era, yet we recognize ourselves in them.

From the hunter on the cave wall, to the shaman-priest in the Egyptian pyramid, from takes of the Children's Crusade of the middle ages to our children today raising money and their voices for some great cause, we know these people.

As women, we know the roles of being a mother, an oracle who predicts great things for the child, the physician who binds up others' wounds, the child of our own mother, perhaps an orphan when they die, a warrior goddess, and a goddess of hearth and home.

Over the course of a year, I allowed the rhythms of the seasons to shape my research and meditation on female archetypes.

These original essays are the products of those 12 months.

12 Months of Female Archetypes for You

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The Winter Mother
Mother Light
Hope & the Feminine
Mother Rain
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Dance & Spring SymbolsMother
Feminine Makeover
Value of Storytelling
The Truth Seeker
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Liminal Space & the In-Between
Crone Re-Emerges
Crone Character & Healing
Croning Ritual

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