What We Do
Rites of Passage & Repair Rituals
There is a deep sense of longing and loss when life is lived without guidance, acknowledgement and celebration for the events and experiences that mark the stages of our life. Rites of Passage ceremonies honor and fortify the strength of our spirit and are “honey to the heart.”
Repair rituals uplift our soul and provide a safe and loving space to bring what is broken, to find rest from the scars of life’s battles, to express unfathomable pain and sorrow. These ceremonies are transformational in effect and our Sisterhood makes them an integral part of our daily life. From birth to transitioning in death, from maiden to mother to crone, we honor, love and acknowledge each other through life. Many of our ceremonies have been passed through oral tradition and are indigenous in origin, from wisdom keepers of the earth’s ancient cultures. Others are inspired by our own knowing and gifts, and all are always from the heart! We share them with each other, and in service to our family, friends and local communities.
Archives of Ancient Feminine Traditions and Knowledge
A large part of our vision and purpose is to retrieve, preserve and integrate the teachings, traditions, songs and dances of the ancient Divine Feminine from all parts of the planet. Fragments of these teachings and practices have been held and passed through oral tradition, through songs and chants, through sacred dance, and through the world’s ancient mystery school traditions. Each lineage, each culture holds their unique piece of the ancient feminine. There are elders, crones keepers of their respective lineage alive today who are guardians of the old wisdom and ways. They lovingly share their stories, their ceremonies, their sacred songs and knowledge with us and for future generations to come.
Solar and Lunar Ceremonies
Each circle gathers in community celebration and ceremony for the equinoxes, solstices and lunar cycles, connecting across the distance as one heart! These four great annual solar festivals commemorating the equinoxes and solstices are times of power when direct communication is made with the cosmos and it is a time of sharing sacred songs and prayers for the planet and all humanity! Many of our celebrations are open to all in our communities. It is a meaningful and joyous gathering of men and women, children and grandparents creating altars, honoring the cardinal directions, the elements and nature, and becoming active participants in creations’ song. It is a time of making all things beautiful!
International Circle Gatherings
Once every other year we hold a grand reunion and great heart-to-heart celebration as all of the community circles from different regions and countries come together for our International Circle of the Ancient Sisterhood Gathering. These events are magical and the sisters deepen into their love for one another and their respect for other cultures and traditions. Through these gatherings we realize there is so much to learn from each other and how we are all the same no matter where we call home. Our next gathering will be hosted by the Costa Rican Sisterhood in their amazing country in 2021! Pura Vida! We also reconnect in strength and purpose to discuss and implement new agreements towards the collective vision of the sisterhood.