Make way for the Crone: No more invisible women
Why is ageism the only widely accepted ‘ism’ in society?
Why do women feel like they need to lie about their age?
Why do women in their twenties begin worrying about aging?
Why is it considered a compliment when someone tells you look good for your age?
Why is aging seen as a problem that needs to be corrected, prevented, and avoided at all costs?
How does youthfulness seem to trump life experience, individuality, and natural cycles at all costs, reducing a woman’s worth to nothing more than her appearance?
Ageism is a form of censorship, social exclusion, and violence. Judging age spots, wrinkles, sagging, physical softening against a woman are all forms of violence and is anti-feminist at its core. Even if we know this intellectually, we all still have internalized biases against aging and against the Crone as an archetype. (Simply begin to list the various stereotypes that “an old lady” carries!). In fact, when individual women choose to not play into the cyclical fear of anti-aging (a form of capitalism), and her appearance naturally no longer fits into the “youthful beauty” paradigm, we often respond by unconsciously marginalizing and infantilizing her, rendering her irrelevant and invisible.
To bring this to the realm of esoteric practises, the Divine Feminine, also known as the Triple Goddess, is a braid of three sacred archetypes – Maiden, Mother, and Crone. In Lunar Mysteries, she is known as the Full (Mother), Crescent (Maiden), and Dark / New Moon (the Crone). In Menstrual Mysteries, menstruation is equated with the New Moon. Without menstruation, ovulation would be without meaning, and without which conception would not be possible. Mimi Young, shamanic intuitive and witch, invites you to identify your ageist biases and release them in this On-Demand pre-recorded e-course, DECOLONIZING AGEISM. It is by making way for the energy of the Crone so that the biases and stigma around aging can be addressed and released.
Unpacking the very real effects of ageism is a deeply spiritual act that involves reclaiming one’s natural and supernatural states as a human being in the Universe, and is very part of a magickal and shamanic practise.
What to expect:
Step out of the old paradigm of rejecting the Crone
Learn how capitalist systems have corrupted society’s views around aging and have replaced it with the anti-aging machine designed to enslave us
Discover with clarity what your fears around aging are bringing you as medicine
Via guided shamanic journeying, step into conscious relationship with the Crone so you can receive her medicines and other gifts
Participate in a sacred online invocation circle, embracing the presence of Crone and integrate her power into your being
Learn practical wisdom on how to continually integrate her energy and medicine into your life, and in other women, too!
Discover plant medicines that support resilience, radiance, and a sense of self-cherishing.
Supplies to have on hand:
Notebook and pen
Scarf / bandana / or eye cover
Purifying plant smoke (suitable plants include sustainably sourced White Sage, Common Sage, Frankincense, Rosemary, Cedar, Mugwort. A smokeless, mist option is also available HERE).
Geranium essential oil (optional, but helpful!)
A small Clear Quartz crystal (optional)
Duration: ~2 hours