We’d like to show the side of the world you don’t normally see on television.
What I see ... is that the age old wisdom held by women has been marginalized and put aside from today’s culture for many years now... along with the teachers and healers… enslaved into the drudgery and monotony of life…
The word crone conjures up old decrepit and obsolete. Let’s do a little research … google says ugly, old withered woman, hag, Old North French… cantankerous, ill-tempered, quarrelsome and difficult to handle. Obviously written by a man… (to note I am not a man hater at all ~ just know the out of balance world we live in right now)
The old wise woman, sage, muse and other terms used over time have been destroyed to leave us with a powerless definition that does not fit our soul. We are kept busy and distracted to even be able to understand the complete loss of our birthright and our sacred position in this dimension.
No one is going to give us back our personal power or rights. The lost esoteric knowledge has not been handed down from one generation to the next. Innately we know the truth. Our desires and abilities are strong. It’s time to listen to our heart and re-establish our position in this world.
I believe strongly that only by listening to our selves, uniting with other women and sharing in the healthy reformation of our truest beings can we re-empower our core essence. This world needs us not to be the yoked caretakers that can manage to keep everything going like a mule on the grinder. We need to release all that binds us and refocus who we are and all that has been … withheld from us for a very long time.
I see the path… I feel the weight of the burden for so many years… the beauty of the wise woman and all that she offers to bring balance, health and wellbeing to this world is long overdue.
I believe that in this time is the time to remember and forge a new path for our sacred origins. We need to focus on empowering ourselves and our children to stand firmly in who they are and not accept all that is.
Being made the fool, the emotionally weak and incapable is a lie. The only power of the lie is if we personally accept the lie as truth. Actually we are very powerful beings and do have the ability of creation. The sickness and ugliness is a curse set long ago. Youth and beauty only feed who? Actually remember Canterbury Tales… What do woman really truly want… we want the freedom to use and choose our gifts… and when we do… life is so much more!
Woman united can do so very much… you know… you remember… when you try… I saw a wonderful video on youtube last year of wise woman all over the world coming together… I will try to find it and post it.
I needed to add that I saw this in my minds eye.....not in my room. Hav'nt reached that level of spiritual advancement yet. Or insanity?! Question #2 I was moved to join because it had a unique name & I saw Melanies pic w/the smiling orbs & cigarette & thought wow this looks like it might be fun. #3 I really don't have a clue except it would be nice to have some like minded real live people to talk with. I think people are lonely for this since the techno age came along. #4 Being a clown at a very young age I would entertain my family w/my unique albeit strange sense of humor. Still have it but not many places at the moment to express it. I love genuinely funny people. Tragedy is I've lost my whole family due to death or betrayal. Never had children which I don't see as a tragedy. So I tutor children as there energy is great for a compassionate, caring person.. the wise crone likes this & as Marion I too love talking to my cat, hearing birds, hugging trees. I'm wafflling again. Stop.
1- The image that comes to mind is that of the witch of the west in the Wizard of Oz. In reality, a few years ago while looking for information on surviving menopause, I came across information about crones, as a natural extension of womanhood after the change.
2- My mother recommended checking the group out. It seemed natural to join, because it is an opportunity to share with others that have reached a level of maturity and wisdom (although I swear I haven't grown up yet) through the simple fact of having survived and thrived this long. As a matter of fact, Mom(Violette) and I were writing back and forth on Facebook and I asked her "at what age does one become a crone"
3- The possibilities of an online crone community are totally realistic, its a matter of letting other like minded souls to know of its existence. The question would be, what projection to the society could it have? I mean, it should not be a closed group in the sense that it would be a shame if all that wisdom and experience is not put to good use.
4- I cannot say that I have had any personal experience either with comedy or tragedy regarding crones. However, it is both tragic and comic for a woman of a certain age to try to act as if she were still a teenager, rather than accepting gracefully the changes that come with physical maturity. Each period has its enchantments and age is something that can't be removed. The only one that is really deceived is the person that trys to appear what can no longer be logically sustained. Thats the point where I'm at now, but it was part of a gradual process, I couldn't do it overnight. I had to get to the point where is hurt more to go back than to go on. I think that if a woman has inner beauty it with be transmitted no matter what her age. I made a video last year for a friend on her birthday about the reality of being a woman of a "certain age"--we are both 55--but it is in italian, maybe I'll redo it for this group in english.
1.What image does the word ‘crone’ conjure up in your mind?
I don't recall having any kind of an "image" of crone, although I know that some may toss the word at another, as almost an insult. To me, The Crone has represented achievement, perseverance and victory.
2.What moved you to join an online crone group? (if you did...)
You read my mind and started the group---what could I do? ;-)
3.What possibilities do you see for global online crone communities – a concept unheard of until only a few years ago?
I see endless possibilities! It's nothing short of amazing to me, the number of women, older-seasoned women---like Violette, who are so communication savvy. And, their willingness to share, be uplifting and supportive.
4.Describe your personal experience with:
a.the comedy of crone
I think I'd best end this---
Lest I get carried away...