Women Rising

“In Irish and Scottish mythology, the Cailleach is the divine hag, the Old Woman of the World, the creator-goddess of the land…She is the geotectonic power of the land itself, who gives shape to the Earth throughout all its ages. Stories tell of how she constructed enormous mounds, megaliths and towers in a single night. Like the natural world over which she presides, she renews herself constantly: each year in spring, or every hundred years, by bathing in a certain body of water, depending on the story…
In Scotland, she is known as Beira, Queen of Winter, a fearsome character with white hair, a dark blue face, rust-coloured teeth, and a single eye in the middle of her forehead. She created the mountains; they formed when, striding in giant steps across the land, she accidentally dropped rocks from her creel. In some stories she is said to have built the mountains intentionally, pouring them from her apron to serve as her stepping stones as she walked; in others she created rivers and lochs, and carried a hammer which she used to shape the hills and valleys. She leapt from hilltop to hilltop followed by herds of deer and families of wild pigs; sometimes she rode a wolf. She is a wilderness spirit who protects wild animals; she is a seasonal deity too, the elemental power of storms and of winter…
In Ireland…as folklorist Gearóid Ó Crualaoich declares in his extensive study of Cailleach traditions, she personifies the ‘proactive, female creativity and power . . . seen, in Irish ancestral culture, to be the major source from which emerges both the general form of the physical universe and the security and wellbeing of the social order in times of stress.'”
~ Sharon Blackie, “If Women Rose Rooted: A Life-Changing Journey to Authenticity and Belonging”
🎨 Art of Jane Brideson – SHOP, “The Hag of the Mill”

Author: GreatCosmicMothersUnited

I have joined with many parents affected with the surreal , yet accepted issue of child abuse via Pathogenic Parenting / Domestic abuse. As a survivor of Domestic Abuse, denial abounded that 3 sons were not affected. In my desire to be family to those who have found me lacking . As a survivor of psychiatric abuse, therapist who abused also and toxic prescribed medications took me to hell on earth with few moments of heaven. I will share my life, my experiences and my studies and research.. I will talk to small circles and I will council ; as targeted parents , grandparents , aunts , uncles etc. , are denied contact with a child for reasons that serve the abuser ...further abusing the child. I grasp the trauma and I have looked at the lost connection to a higher power.. I grasp when one is accustomed to privilege, equality can feel like discrimination.. Shame and affluence silences a lot of facts , truths that have been labeled "negative". It is about liberation of the soul from projections of a alienator , and abuser ..

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