Croning

Enter­ing the Age of Wisdom

A Cron­ing Rit­ual is a cel­e­bra­tion of wom­an­hood.  It is an ancient rite of pas­sage.  Tra­di­tion­ally a woman passes through three arche­typal phases in her life, the maiden, the mother and the crone.  The crone is the glo­ri­ous cul­mi­na­tion of a life’s work, it is the age of wis­dom.  The lessons of maid­en­hood, moth­er­hood or the mid­dle years are con­tained in the crone.  She has come to her own!

Often a Cron­ing Rit­ual is done at the onset of menopause or in com­bi­na­tion with a woman’s fifti­eth birth­day, but it can also be asso­ci­ated with other life events like the emp­ty­ing of the nest as the last child leaves the home, becom­ing a grand­mother or the end­ing of a career.   Only the woman her­self can feel the end­ing of one phase and the begin­ning of the next.  Only the woman her­self knows when she is at the thresh­old of the Age of Wisdom.

Your Cron­ing Cer­e­mony will be based on the your life jour­ney and lessons.  We will focus on your plans for the future and how you feel about this phase of your life.  There is no one way to cel­e­brate this tran­si­tion.  We are not lim­ited by any tra­di­tions or pre­con­cep­tions about what this means to you.  This is your cer­e­mony, your way!  It is a unique expres­sion of the cul­mi­na­tion of your wisdom!

As Tzi­pora Klein says, “You pos­sess more than just the answers. You have learned the questions.”

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