The Archeress spoke to me before I even knew who she was.
Her fortifying strengths of expanded awareness, curiousity and taking risks have in some way always been part of my make up.
At the beginning of 2021 I was in a highly stressful and highly intense job, doing something I had long lost my passion for. I was working seven days a week, sometimes up to 14 hours a day. And then one day I knew I had to remove myself from this. I resigned with no other job to go to. I set the intent that for whatever time I was not in paid employment I would spend healing my nervous system, looking for ways to know myself more deeply and embrace more of my shadow self. And there was a very clear knowing that I just needed to be more curious. This, I know now, was the Archeress whispering to me.
I spent my time on nature walks, attending healing workshops, reading books and listening to podcasts. One experience led onto the next, opening new insights...
Working with the Medicine Woman Archetype, Aether is my element. I perceive Aether as the bridge between our embodied earthly experience and the wholesome blueprints of All that Is, containing all wisdom of the ages gone and to come and where our allys, guides and teachers in Spirits exist. It is pure potential, where time and space does not exist.
I imagine it as the womb of the universe, dark, fertile and spacious. And I believe that it is our wombs that are the anchors and portals to this space. Where we feel a deep knowing and when we are connected to our womb space (and we don’t need a physical womb to do this), we are in connection with the Earth Mother and the Sky Father connecting the physical with spirit.
While there are many ways to tune into this connection, one way I find particular potent is through drumming. There is just something primal about the beat of the drum, something that resonates way back...
I know that my answer to this question has constantly evolved through the various aspects and ages of my life. Different celebrities, activists, entrepreneurs, healers, teachers, family members and friends have all held the 'mantle' for being powerful and strong influencers in my life. As I reflect on this question at this point in time my answer is somewhat different.
Without any hesitation or doubt..... Me! Last month we called in the Grandmother of the Warrior Queen Lineage and anchored this powerful Warrioress. At this gathering I chose to step onto my Warrior Queen path of Self-Sovereignty, releasing the stories and the wounding of times in my life where I wasn't in my power. The physical, emotional, mental and energetic releases that have taken place since have been profound, but what has been ecstatically surprising is a deep acknowledgment of all the interactions and experiences where I have been in my...
"I am your Mother and I am the Mother of All within form. Life is, and only ever was possible through me: through the Mother."
What if you were faced with the opportunity right now, to go back to your time of birth and re-choose who your Mother will be…. Would you make the same choice again? OR Would you choose your current self, the woman you are now to be your Mother?***
It has been a whole astrological year since the Amazonian Arts Circle for the Protectress Warrioress, where we grounded the energy of the Mother. Through the held support of the Journey Women present, I embodied the role of Clan Mother for the Protectress into our physical realm.
Embodiment is no easy task. I had to wade my way through the toxic pain, suffering and torment of my ancestral generational wound, in order for my physical being to create space for the Protectress energy. The Drum Journey I...
I recently had a beautiful experience which demonstrated to me the powerful transformation that is occurring on the planet at present. As many are so aware, we are facing unprecedented times of growth and evolution as we stand in the face of the world's 6th greatest extinction. Our top soil has been washed away from monoculture farming practices as we’re pumping numerous chemicals into our food production and bodies. The waters are polluted as is the blood in our veins, our air is hard to breathe as we drive our cars, praise commercialism and industry growth. These stories are growing very stale and old as so many are fully waking up to chronic physical, mental, spiritual, and environmental crises we can’t ignore any longer. Everything is signalling to us something isn’t right. s so many of us humans have lost connection to self, love of self and others, and of the Earth we live – so are we being presented with countless opportunities to...
In the Southern Hemisphere where I live, the wheel has turned and Autumn is upon us. It is also the time of the corresponding element of Metal. If we relate this to the cycle of life for a woman it is the Maga phase.
One of the many gifts of the Amazonian Art Huntress archetype is that She stands for the rights of women and honors the Cycles of the Moon. I believe that this archetype has called me to hold women’s circles for the purpose of honoring the Moon cycles and the women in my life who sit each month witnessing each other. I feel called to create space for connection and to honor the sacred feminine. As I personally have been dancing into the Maga phase of life (with a lot of foot stomping) and have been seeing women around me experiencing these changes, I felt inspired to hold a circle for women in my community to help women explore their beliefs around this phase of life. Also with the intention of better preparing ourselves for this transition.
Magic is faith in the as-yet-unmanifest. It is the invocation of the large, while praising the small. Magic is the redoubling of our vow when disappointment befalls us, a shoulder to the wheel of our intent.
Excerpt by Toko-pa Turner
The Ether that permeates the entire Cosmos is the infinite, unmanifest potential of creation, the plasma field within which literally anything is possible. Look up at the stars and know the immensity of this truth. Feel the Earth beneath our feet and the miracle of her life giving soils, rocks, plants and creatures, her flowing nourishing waters, the warmth and light of the sun and fire and the air we breath, so rich in life force. Look within our own bodies and sense the intelligence of the Universe at work within this Body/Soul Temple.
Magick* is all around us in every moment. It is only our conditioning and the scientific filter of our culture that has belittled it to the realm of...
As we enter the new year so comes the time of deep reflection. Looking back on the past and measuring how far we have come. What decisions we made that rippled into our present moment. This time of year simultaneously projects us into the future with the setting of goals, aspirations and intentions.
I wonder if it truly is reflecting how tight the grip of time is on our lives. When our minds spend their time swinging endlessly between the past and future. Not to say its a bad thing by any means, reflecting on the past and its stepping stones to our present moments can be extremely enlightening and insightful. Just as planning our next steps are equally as fruitful. But where the greatest treasures lie are here in the present moment as it opens a doorway to the depths of self.
As we transition between 2 things, past and future, last year and this one, there is a lure to go so deep within and...
Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea and frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Hona Lee…
Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton 1963
Dragon myths and legends have been around almost for as long as humankind. Oral histories of dragons with glistening scales fluorescent in colour, to terrifying fire-breathing winged creatures, often identified as dwelling in caves and guarding treasure and slain by knights.
In Greece the word dracon, from which the English word was derived, was used originally for any large serpent (sea serpent) and the dragon mythology, in which ever shape it later assumed, remained essentially a snake. Many Drakaines and Sea Monsters were female and in service to Poseidon.
Jormungandr, one of the most iconic mythical sea dragons in European lore, the great serpent of Norse mythology, comprised the most dangerous elements from sea dragons around the world. Jormungandr was said to be so large that he...
Among my treasures is a Gold bracelet from another life and I recently contemplated letting it go. But as I held it and considered its value, put it on and contemplated it, the word Gold kept arising. I could change it, melt it down... I haven’t worked with Gold, but I am collecting little pieces to melt. So it's time to start the transformation of the Gold!
I had a feeling of worthiness of being a Creator in Metal that started to build and the Alchemist within me decided to transform the bracelet for myself and see how it felt.
It had been transformed years ago but now it was time for my hands to transform it, to make it fit more snuggly, and now it feels so nice! I love the Coin like Charm; it hangs in a perfect position.
So now the CHARM… looking at the Charm and what will I imbue into it. Will I pierce my spirit animal into this Charm? And what is a Charm?