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Day 2 (Dec. 15): “Mothers and Daughters”
Host: Trista Hendren
This episode will explore how to bring alive Goddess traditions, spirituality and activism with our daughters (young or old). We have pre-recorded a lively conversation between me and Katharine Krueger of Journey of Young Women – and special guests Gina Loughrige and Jody Kalpernos.
I will speak specifically to the mother-daughter relationship and how to foster Goddess traditions with your daughter as she grows into a woman. We will incorporate the wisdom of each of our guests into the conversation.
Katherine will speak to collectively mothering and mentoring our daughters. Her perspective applies to parenting, but more broadly and potently to all the things that the collective sisterhood does to help girls and all genders respect and honor our bodies, our bleeding, our sexuality, the Earth. Katharine will also speak to goddess-y things like collaborative (as opposed to hierarchical or competitive) initiatives and so on which Starhawk works tirelessly for.
Even if you don’t have a daughter or any children – and even if you’re not a worshiper of the Goddess – you can be part of helping the next generation embody facets of what the Goddess offers.
Tune in to our pre-recorded cozy conversation from our homes around the world. Join us for a cup of tea and lots of love and wisdom.
Katharine Krueger is the Founding Director of Journey of Young Women, whose mission is to empower girls, support parents, and train women to mentor girls, lead Girls’ Circles and offer Coming of Age Circles to girls.
Gina Loughrige co-leads the Maiden Discovery Circle, a two year Coming of Age Circle whose culminating ceremony was recently filmed by Warrior Films in collaboration with Journey of Young Women. She raises four children in Fort Collins, CO, USA
Jody Kalpenos is the author of “Finding Freedom… Finding Me,” a story of personal healing that invites every woman to explore her shadow and love who she is – and to imagine a world where children are raised and mentored to embrace their Whole Selves. She raises two sons in Melbourne, Australia.
The Verbal Code as a Sign of Living/Loving Gynocentric Reality: During these 9 days, we proclaim the Gynocentric Reality (Mago Time/Space), that is, the Background Reality, to borrow Mary Daly’s word. It is the Way of the Universe (The Mago Way). We propose the idea that we treat each other beyond/beneath one’s identity defined by race/ethnicity, sex/gender, sexuality, nationality, religion, spirituality, class, education, and etc. We will read/listen to WHAT people say NOT who say that, so to speak. For nine days, we intend to disrupt the usual MENTAL habit of labeling the speaker into a category such as “white woman,” “Asian woman,” “African American woman,” “Native American,” “lesbian,” “white man,” “person of color,” “Christian,” “Muslim,” “middle-class,” “U.S. American,” “British,” “Chinese,” “Third World,” “Ph.D.” and so on. Our identities are all good in nature, enriching the Goodness of Life on Earth. However, it is the patriarchy that attempts to colonize us by dividing and ranking people. When we are consciously undoing the mental habit of patriarchal labels among ourselves, we are preparing a direct path to Gynocentric Reality. How do we do that? As a sign of undoing patriarchal mental labels, we propose the Verbal Code, which is “In Mago Time/Space.” We begin our talk/comment by using the Verbal Code. For example, this can be one’s comment on a Facebook post, “In Mago Time/Space, (whatever one wants to say).” We are neither suggesting that we should remove all all self-referential titles in our talks during this period. Nor that we take someone’s talk uncritically. Rather, we propose a mental/linguistic practice that will affect OUR MIND/Tongue/Language. When we use the Verbal Code, “In Mago Time/Space,” we mean that “I see you the way who you are not by the label that patriarchy places on you. And you are my Sister or Brother in the Primordial Mother.” Change begins in our mind AND manifests in our action/life. There is no dualistic thinking here. Change in thinking is the key to the change in our action.
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