Shekhinah Mountainwater - Musician, Faery Bard, Teacher, Radical Muse, Author of Ariadne's Thread, and Foremother of the Womanspirit Movement
I seek to rebuild the ancient Rim, the magic circle that we have lost...
I am a priestess of change. I envision a world where every Being on the Rim is special, important, and necessary to the Whole.
WHAT IS MAGIC?
Magic is how everything comes to be... Magic is knowing you make a difference. Magic is working with heart and mind and psychic energy: Fire (Will), Water (Desire), Air (Thought), Earth (Body), and Spirit. Magic can be done together or alone, in a temple, at home, or in the wilderness - any place that feels special and sacred. Magic is myth and vision, casting spells, understanding herbs, trees,
planets and stars.
It is the Mysteries of Woman, our deep ties to Earth, Blood, and Moon. Magic can be done in pure innocence or great knowing. "An it harm none, do as thou wilt" is the cardinal rule of magic. Use it for good and good will come; use it for ill, and ill will befall. Magic is the oldest Wisdom - folk knowledge. It belongs to everyone.
WHAT IS FEMINISM?
Some have a distorted view of the word feminism and we have lost a lot of support for the real needs of women because of it. It's about reinstating reverence and love, respect, freedom, and fulfillment for women, so we can bring back health and peace to the world for all: women, men, children, animals, plants, faeries... and to the beautiful earth. We are growing a strong circle of sisters to enact this change. We believe that men are women too, and if they only knew this, the human world would do a flip-flop of transformation. We're into sharing power and mutual regard, and building bonds of love and trust. It's about heart politics, ending masculation (which affects everyone), and returning to the Goddess.
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