Chapter 4: The Mother of All Gods

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Tonight’s fire explores stories; the power of story to empower or silence, to inspire or subordinate. Tonight we talk about the two lineages of stories; the ones that serve the dominant culture’s prioritization of profit and the ones that serve the vast and beautiful expression that is this Earth and all its beings. Tonight we introduce one of the oldest living stories from our female heritage; a story that reminds us that as women, we are endowed with the power to lay down the foundation of another world cycle.

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Action Steps:

  1. Tell five women about the OneWoman Movement and OneWoman Radio. We will succeed if enough of us wake up and stand together. Together, we can accomplish the unimaginable.
     

  2. Join us for these free monthly calls, ‘Reweaving Women’s Community’ designed to support you to create and sustain a vibrant woman’s group.
     
  3. Begin to read about our silenced and stolen women’s history and the rich mythology and stories of our heritage (see the Bibliography & Resources section).
     
  4. Engage in ancestral lineage healing work to heal your family lines and cultivate relationships with your well ancestors, remembering the unique wisdom and blessings nested in your blood and bones – wisdom and blessings the world requires for its wellness.
     
  5. This is the most subversive Action Step. But it could easily be misunderstood. This is not mediation as we have been taught to meditate. This is deep listening. Set aside 15 minutes in your day to be quiet, inviting awareness of, and permission for, your authentic emotional, soulful experience; listen to your deeper thoughts and connect with the wild world around and within you. This is essential, as unspecific as it may sound. If we cannot quiet ourselves – slipping beneath the cultural noise with its erroneous, deadening narratives – we will not rekindle the wisdom ways that are the antidote to our current human dilemma.

 

Bibliography & Resources:

  • Max Dashu’s Suppressed Histories Archive at www.suppressedhistories.net
     
  • Dashu, M, Witches And Pagans, Veleda Press, 2016
     
  • Griffin, S, The Roaring Inside Her, Sierra Club Books, 1978
     
  • Atwood, M Strawberries, an essay
     
  • Walker, B, The Women’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, Harper Collins, 1983
     
  • Walker, B, The Women’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects, Harper Collins
     
  • Yuknavitch, Lidia; The Book of Joan, Harper, 2017

  • Livingstone, G., Hendren, T., & Daly, P.; Re-Visioning Medusa: from Monster to Divine Wisdomwww.girlgod.com, 2017

  • Garber, M. & Vickers, N.; The Medusa Reader, Routledge, 2003

 

Gratitude & Appreciation:

The deepest gratitude and appreciation go to the ancestors, to the ancient ones, the blood and bone ancestors and the Earth ancestors of place, of person, the ones who are the keepers of the true stories, the beauty and possibility that human culture has largely forgotten; the ones who have never stopped loving or believing in us. May we awaken, remember and return to the central fire of our responsibility to cherish and tend all Life.

 

OneWoman Radio Show Production Credits:

Narration written and spoken by Christiane Pelmas

Musical score composed, engineered and mastered by Henry Giebler

 All logos, artwork, layout and technology by Alyssa Morin (Alyssa.a.morin@gmail.com)

Grandmother illustration for OneWoman by Kelly Green Porterfield of www.KellyGreenGallery.com

 

 

OneWomanRadio Theme Song Credits:

Composed by Henry Giebler

Ancestral Chant created and sung by Angela Blueskies, www.AngelaBlueskies.com

Opening Invocation channeled and spoken by the Reverend Teri D. Ciacchi, www.LivingLoveRevolution.com

Spoken word vocals contributed by:

Maria Bailey

Laure Emlen

Helena Palmq

Alyson Lanier

Chris Muse

Jolene Monheim

Kai Ping Wu

Julie Daley

Kassandra Brown

Margot Hawk

Feliz Tilek

Adriana Giammaria

Michele Pimenta