About Amazonian Arts

 

The Amazonian Arts are a shamanic way for women[1] to consciously connect with, strengthen and express the fierce feminine. 

Why do we need Warrioresses?

In this moment, at this time in the world, humans and the greater community of Earth stand poised on a precipice. We have reached an impasse. If we continue on the same destructive path that we have been on we face imminent demise. And alongside our own, that of countless other beings on the planet. Yet, it is still possible that this time can instead become known as what is called The Great Turning.[2] Many of us believe that the key to this shift is in fully re-membering, reclaiming and embracing the forgotten, exiled and suppressed feminine. The great urgency required to restore wholesome balance at this time can be heard as a banshee cry in the hearts of all those listening. A call to awaken the fierce feminine and the Warrioress within.

 

What is the fierce feminine exactly?

What it’s not.

Let us begin with what it is not. It is not about perpetuating a toxic masculinity in women. It is not about competition nor trying to ‘get ahead’ by playing the game of the patriarchy. 

What it is.

The the word ‘fierce’ in this context empowers the many faces of the feminine. It is therefore devoted to and in service of, the inherent nature of woman. Firstly, it relates to an inherent aspect of the feminine. This aspect has long been suppressed and denied but is now itself being reclaimed. Secondly, it relates to the urgency of these times. And; thirdly, to how much there is to reclaim, and the courage and will required for each of us to do this work. It’s a much bigger job than for women alone, but it begins when women reclaim the feminine within. And given the resistance that remains in these times, a passion and fervour that translates as fierceness is the essential catalyst required.

 

What is the work of the Warrioress?

The work of the Warrioress requires each of us to face with honesty and love what we find inside ourselves. Fierceness is required to say ‘the buck stops here’ and to do the inner work of rendering our wounds sacred. Our task? To heal our red (motherline) and white (fatherline) threads on behalf of all our relations. To heal all of the ancestral lines. This work requires absolute vulnerability, resilience, and to yield without breaking: hallmarks of the fierce feminine. And for those of us who feel broken already, take solace in Hannah Gadsby’s[3] words, ‘there is nothing stronger than a broken women who has rebuilt herself’.

 

This is the work of the Warrioress.

[1] I acknowledge that there are people who no longer identify with the binary of woman/man and although I use these terms throughout I value gender diversity and the spectrum that exists between the binary.
[2] This term was first coined by Depth Ecologist, Joanna Macy.
[3] Gadsby, H. (2018) Hannah Gadsby: Nanette, filmed live at the Sydney Opera House, Netflix, California.