The Sacred Masculine in the Wake of Feminism

Feminism has encouraged a narrow definition of what might be deemed “acceptable” masculinity.  Throughout history, women have had to undermine their own truth to fit, societal expectations of the “perfect female” and it has led to problems on both an individual and social scale. To ask men to do the same may create some cathartic sense of justice but will only further compound the original problem of inequality. Rather than seeking after further diminishing we should rather be consciously seeking the best for one another by constantly striving to be the best version of our selves. … More The Sacred Masculine in the Wake of Feminism

Sehnsucht

Over the winter solstice, my young daughter came along with me to a red tent gathering for the first time. As is practice, a wool yarn bracelet was woven between us in acknowledgement of the deep interconnection and interdependence with have with one another and the earth. This bracelet became very special to my daughter … More Sehnsucht

Folktale and Myth for Modern Times – The Handless Maiden

The Handless Maiden is a European folk tale that I first read in the Jungian analyst Robert Johnson’s wonderful book on the archetypal male and female wounds: “The Fisher King and the Handless Maiden.” It is fascinating to me how relevant these ancient stories are to the contemporary world. Below is the story. There once lived … More Folktale and Myth for Modern Times – The Handless Maiden