Women, Aging, Wisdom and Power

A Day-long Workshop and Ritual for Women

With Cerridwen Fallingstar

Sat, Feb. 8th, 2014, 10am to 7pm

$60-$90 sliding scale

Workshop location in San Geronimo to be announced.

(Introductory evening for both men and women – Fri, Feb.7th, 7-9pm – $20)

San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo, CA 94963

In our culture, most women fear growing/looking old more than they fear death. For a woman to age—and therefore to come into her true power, to distill to her deepest essence—is taboo in our modern world.

But in earth-centered cultures, elder women are revered as avatars of the Crone, the most powerful aspect of the Goddess. In such traditional societies, elder women are considered wise and powerful, valued leaders, spiritual advisers.  As the flavor of fruit intensifies as it dries and wrinkles, an aged woman is not seen as frail or helpless, but as potent and powerful.

Useless older or wise elder?  The choice is ours.  Age can be the great liberator, the time when it becomes obvious that there is nothing to be lost, and everything to be gained by harvesting the rich fruit of our hard-won wisdom and sharing it with our communities.

Where there is fear, there is power.  To become elder women of power and influence will take courage and determination.  To be truly outrageous old women will take practice.  Women of all ages are welcome to gather at this workshop honoring the Crone, to ritually celebrate and reclaim the wise woman who waits inside each of us.

To reserve your spot at this year’s retreat, or for more information,