I would love to share some of my journey with the pathways and a recent insight with my ally, the Medicine Bowl.
In the past, spending time in the wild and deeply connecting with nature has always been an amazing resource to me for grounding support and transformation. At the beginning of the year, I embarked on a journey to deepen this connection. As part of following my soul song and stepping up into the role of World-Bridger in the Amazonian Arts Vision Weavers, I am participating in a course this year - learning to facilitate programs in deep nature connection and primal bush skills. Something I have great passion for, but never dared to think that I could possibly teach.
Working with the Priestess, prior to the course, helped to embrace my inner critic and self-doubts. I ventured out of the safety and comfort of my hermitage into the vulnerability of authentic being in service to...
I feel drawn to writing about so many different topics, it's honestly hard to choose.
In honour of the Messenger, I will share my current experience where she walks beside me and weaves her magic still.
I recently discovered I have been in a form of survival my whole life until now. I had no frame of reference as to what thriving felt like. To call this word into my body felt so foreign, I didn't know where to place it. I had heard this word thrown around, "thriving" but I never applied it to my own life. It took a dear friend to very directly say to me that she wanted me to thrive. I felt numb. Thrive?
I played with this word for days, weeks. The more I meditated and ruminated on this word, the more attention I payed to the power this word had on my body. Things were starting to shift. I started thinking about things differently. I gleaned a new way of looking at my life lived so far. After a day of disorganisation, being on the back foot with the kids,...
Hello dear Sisters—seekers of the Fierce Feminine.
As Banshee Clan Mother I say hello and greet you as JaneOwl. This birthing—this ‘coming out’ of Banshee to you right here, right now, has been quite something. Quite a process. Like a birth of sorts. I have been writing this through the waxing moon to full Scorpio super moon of April 2021 and just days out from Samhain when the veils are thin between worlds.
Firstly, I would like to share with you some words that Banshee spoke one day when I was beside the ocean in March. I am in a constant place of questioning…
Who am I ?
And what am I here to do ?
What is my purpose ?
Life has no meaning... No reason to stay. If there is no purpose
I Am that I Am
I Am that I Am
I Am that I Am
It feels as simple as that. It's taken a life journey to this age of my 60th year to get to this clarity; to this simplicity. Or perhaps even its taken lifetimes...
I am Banshee
I am an anchor for her medicine. She yearns...
From the Mother of the Shield Maidens, Brony Marshall
Today in the west, most children are programmed and taught how to ‘be’ in the world. Our freedom of expression is inhibited by what society values, our fragmented educational systems and the expectations of those around us.
If we drop the layers of ‘who we should be’, or ‘how we should express ourselves in the world’… what is left?
What are the values and beliefs that permeate and encircle the communities and community in which you live? What are they and when did you agree to them?
I wrote these words several years ago when I was connecting deeply to my youth and early adult years.
I am the shepherd of my herd
Lost in the roar of the city streets
A robotic human
Societies fear defeats
I am the custodian of the Earth
A slave to the supermarket aisle
An uneducated worker
The power of corporate denial
As I run ideas through my mind on where to begin my story, a narrated voice ponders random memories. I regress to past experiences of powerful, spiritual shifts as a young woman during my university years. Having an outspoken, feminist mother who, in my teens, presenting a bumper sticker proudly stating, “Girls can do anything,” led me down a path of rights for women. Bless her for this. I also recall a childhood knowing, steeped in Christian teachings, that I would one day do work in some spiritual aspect. Of course, I have reached far beyond my religious upbringing and have explored many philosophies of life and beyond—which is where I truly believe this story goes back even further—to past lives.
I feel I have lived a life as a Georgian woman feeling betrayed by her lover and living a lonely, unmarried life without children. Women only felt their worth was reliant upon having a husband and her ability to...
You could say I came into the Amazonian Arts, the Shamanic Way, with its founder, Akhalita, crossing my path in May 2019, and due to the sequential alignment of signs that followed our first meeting. At the time, my Women’s Circle was staying at Ningendo, near Dorrigo in NSW, on a Woman’s Retreat. Our Inner Goddess weekend closed, with her sharing the ancient bones of all 13 Amazonian Warrioresses with us, around the opened hearth. I heard a new story emerging …
I didn’t know then why, but we were destined to cross paths.
What pulled me further into the Amazonian Arts was a yearning to learn more about this Fierce Feminine, as the Vision Mother spoke of Warrioress Archetypes. You see, I was familiar with the Mother energy, having been diving deep into her mythology through Demeter, the Amazonian Arts Matron Goddess for the Protectress energy. Yet my experiential journey has been one of that through her daughter,...
Calling all those ‘new paradigm path finders’ to step forward please, with six planets and one asteroid in Aquarius at this new moon, the flavour is bold, inventive and future oriented.
Are you feeling the weight of mainstream heaviness and the relentlessness of media barrage? Open the door to Wildling energy and sense the possibilities of the ‘new’, awaiting birth. She is the significator of transformation; sniffing out the underbelly of our societal decay and alerting us to the need for change.
Wildling/Aquarius energy can have a ‘shock’ affect; ripping away the fabric of our reality and waking us to greater potential and expanded consciousness. This feeling is not always comfortable as it challenges our complacency and known security structures.
At this moon you may be feeling restless and...
From the Vision Mother, Akhalita Makoto
Although a deep knowing of the bones of this project was established long ago, it was only in the last few years that the name Amazonian Arts was received, and only many moons post that time that both a Christian and Egyptian theme to this work began to inexorably emerge …
For a pancultural project, perhaps I should not have been surprised at these seemingly incongruent connections. Yet, even though I was, I decided to foster curiosity and follow the doors that were opening for the Amazonian Arts, as is the shamanic way…
It all began with the Priestess circle – the Virgo Warrioress. We were curious as to why it should begin with her because she does not represent any particular beginning point on the Zodiac wheel, but it was clear that she was to be first. And because of Covid and the large group we had, it ended up being the only circle we held for the clear...
The call came. I heard it. But I waited.
I didn’t move. I didn’t make a sound.
I let the call be there, in the air, but I made no quick answer.
I took my time.
And then: yes.
I didn’t know, then, why the yes, why then, or even what I was saying yes to.
My steps toward that yes have been slow. To be slow is not to be tentative, but rather, a slowness that makes room to know each step of the way is sure, is bold.
The experience of finding oneself here, on this Amazonian Arts path, I’m sure is varied and unique for all of us, and the value of sharing is only to recognise that rich diversity among us.
So far the experience of hearing other women’s stories, paths that brought them here, and passions that they seek to realise has felt a privilege and a process of understanding why we need this space, now. I see the Amazonian Arts...
The Capricorn structures that hold the power in our world have been teetering for quite a while now, revealing their under belly of rot and distortion, and this process is set to accelerate. The Tower symbol from the Tarot deck is an evocative image that speaks to this lunar month. The banshee howl of Pluto alerts us to the immediate necessity to address all that is shadowed within us, will we continue to invest in this present (eroding) paradigm? Or will we ally with the death crone who reminds us that new life can only arise from the ashes of the old, born from the place of ‘letting go’.
There is clearly a significant message occurring at this new moon; the dark moon ‘ending’...