The Wisdom of the Crone
To really embrace Crone, let's step back and discuss the meaning of Witch. Witches are the Wise Ones, the seekers of truth and knowledge. Witches understand that we are all connected through energy. Some people call it magic. Within Witchcraft there is a triple Goddess of Maiden, Mother and Crone. Each one acknowledging and respecting the times of a women's life.
Crone Goddess comes from Crown, meaning wisdom.
Historically, Crones were the healers, leaders and midwives within their community.
There was a time in history when Crones were revered and respected.
As the patriarchy took over, the meaning of Crone became one of hag, a miserly woman or ugly. Even today, when you look up the term in the dictionary, it gives a negative definition.
With the shift came the hysteria and The Burning Times, to target strong ,wise women, the knowledgable, the healers and the helpers. The torture and murder of innocent women was a dark time in history.
Move forward and there is a new movement. The Crone movement. Crones are awakening to their Divine power. No longer will they sit in the shadows.There is a movement of women honouring and helping other women. Women are reclaiming the original term of Crone and embracing the beauty of transformation, healing and taking back our power. It's a beautiful thing to see.
Today, I celebrate the work I have done to reclaim my own power. To embrace all that I can achieve as a healer and a Wise One. I am a Crone. I am a Witch and I deeply honour the women in my life. I am embracing the Crone movement and honoured to lift up all women on this life journey.
Winona - Two Hawks Woman
Water/Dragon/Shamanic Crone Witch