Patriarchy got you down? Feminism got a bad rap? Maybe it’s time to harness your inner mountain CRONE…
“the crone is a stock character in folklore and fairytale, an old woman in some stories, she is disagreeable, malicious, or sinister in manner, often with magical or supernatural associations that can make her either helpful or obstructing. The crone is also an archetypal figure, a Wise Woman… in some forms of neopaganism, particularly Wicca, in which she symbolizes the Dark Goddess, the dark of the moon, the end of a cycle.”
Barbara G Walker, “The Crone: Woman of Age, Wisdom and Power”, Harper and Row 1985.
Jean Shinoda Bolen, “Crones Don’t Whine: Concentrated Wisdom for Juicy Women”, 2011.
I find it is important to reclaim certain words. It’s a way for me to get back at least a little of the power that has been stolen from my sex.