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Blood Mysteries

Menstrual Workplace Policy

(For the purpose of introducing this concept, I will be using language including words like woman and man and pronouns like she, he, and we, and I will be referring to menstruation and menopause as the experience of a woman.  My apologies if that upsets or disturbs anyone.  My mission here is to introduce this needed concept…

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With Woman Retreat 2018

On 7-9 December, over the Dark and then New Moon, I with five Sisters from the School of Shamanic Womancraft, Sequoia Krop Rachel Reed Jessie Johnson-Cash Marie-Louise Lapere & Judy Mort held the first With Woman Retreat for birth workers, in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia. (The next one in Australia is planned for December 2019…

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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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