In response to the need for a revolutionary way of being and healing, I developed a system for living the Wheel of the Year as an earth-based psychology. Its time has come! … This is my give-back to my foremothers. For the last twenty-five years, I have been practicing, learning and sharing the Wheel as you will encounter it here…
Some dread the word “psychology” but when wrested back from patriarchy, we return the word to its original meaning: the study of the soul. The basis of my practice honors both the seasons of nature and the corresponding season of women’s lives.
Wheel of the Year circles and rituals are not only about the seasons and agricultural traditions, they are remnants of an ancient nature-based psychology and spiritual path. It is easy to imagine our foremothers using the same observable realities – the cycle of changing light, the growing seasons of animal and plant life – to illustrate their own inner lives and the dynamics among themselves in human relationship and community, just as we do now….
Expect surprises! For example, we are fierce about not equating the Divine-Girl-Child with the Maiden, nor the Maiden and her Bleeding with reproduction. We have added a number of holy days, no longer crowding the Amazon in at Summer Solstice, short-changing both her and the Creatrix in the process. The same is true for the Crone, whom we do not associate with Samhain and death, the barren time of Winter. We explore and strengthen the ways we women and girls resist, heal, grow and thrive outside dominator consciousness.
Climate. Weather. Seasons. Nature. Our very foundations as earth-based creatures are threatened as our globe warms. It’s more important than ever to have a spiritual psychology to walk with during these challenging times. Enjoy the Journey! Live! Defy! Thrive! Shine! Blessed Be!
All excerpts from We’Moon 2017, by Kim Duckett © Mother Tongue Ink 2016
Altars by Barb Lutz/Tribas