There are two new cards in the Divine Muses Oracle's 2nd edition. Today, I'm introducing Crone Magic. This card was inspired by the Power of the Crone by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés.
For the past few months, I gathered with two of my favorite people (safely of course!) to talk about the stories, poems, and blessings that Dr. Estés shared in her wonderful and compelling audiowork: The Dangerous Old Woman, Myths & Stories of the Wise Woman Archetype.
Half book club and half spiritual healing group, the three of us would reflect, give space, listen, and ask questions about the wisdom & magic of the Crone, and how she was showing up for us in our lives. We'd read poetry and stories to each other, revealing our deep truths, the warts and all—so beautiful they are too!
We saw the archetype surfacing for each of us in unique, yet powerful ways. For instance, one of us is entering early crone-dom, and she's acknowledging it as an important rite-of-passage for herself. She's a grandmother now, loving her silver hair and honoring her aging body, yet still in touch with her sexy self and the creative flow in her life. The rest of us are witnessing her beautiful process of recognition, and even though we are not officially crones yet, we are realizing this archetype's significant lessons in our own middle-aged lives.
The Old Woman, who acknowledges no master, may be our best guide in this long, dark, labyrinthine spiritual journey. -Barbara G. Walker
We quickly knew how essential the Crone archetype is to work with—for people of all ages! The Wise Woman holds such deep, inspiring, honest, fun & beautiful magic. I love how Dr. Estés calls on younger folks to explore the Crone, saying there are little “cronettes” within all of us.
She's been lost in our culture, but has been resurfacing in some interesting ways like in the younger generations who have been rocking the "granny hair" trend for a few years and now we're seeing "granny chic" fashion! "Cronettes" embodied!
The Crone is not always what we think! She's a spellbreaker for our society. >>>>>>
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