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Blood Mysteries

The Connection Between Menarche and Childbirth

From one rite to the next Spring 2012 The connection between a woman’s experience of menarche and therefore what she takes with her to her experience of childbirth, is not often taken into account. Knowing of this inherent connection can enhance a woman’s attention to her life journey, as a whole, rather than simply her…

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Waratah Project Research Report

I’m just back from the Australian Goddess Conference held in Sydney this month, where I gave two presentations – following is an excerpt from the second one. * * * The Waratah Project is compiling its findings from the data collected from over 3500 women about their experiences of menarche, menstruation and menopause.  We are in the…

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The Bleeding Obvious

I’m just back from the Australian Goddess Conference held in Sydney this month, where I gave two presentations – following is an excerpt from the first one. * * * The menstrual cycle as an ‘entity’ is screaming for attention…. Are we paying attention? The menstrual cycle is the ‘barometer of our wellbeing’, so what…

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Operation Gentle Birth

I call myself an Agent of the Goddess, and what that means to me is that I am on assignment, carrying out missions for the greater good. Decades ago I drew myself a mission mud map (see above). It held all the places that I felt could be places for positive intervention to shift the…

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A Shamanic Perspective on Eating Disorders

Recently in Mullumbimby, NSW, Australia, we held a Project Pomegranate community gathering dedicated to contributing healing energy, as a group, to one of the faces of the wounded feminine and wounded masculine of our culture – Eating Disorders. Eating disorders are classified as mental illnesses.  There are a lot of scary statistics about eating disorders.  And a lot of ways to…

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Menstrual Shame

The menstrual cycle has been taboo for thousands of years, for many, many, many generations, across most cultures. When something is seen in a negative light, relegated to the ‘shadow’, we know what happens, situations occur to bring attention to it in order for it to be seen, known, embraced and healed. The effect of…

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