Originally published on Rebelle Society to help spread the message of the Be Woman Project and Women’s Circles. Our blog manager Katie Ness created a beautiful article discussing the history of goddess gatherings, why they are making a come back in the West, why they’re important to women’s well-being and what are they?
“Women and men have been gathering in circles since time immemorial. Women in particular would come together during certain lunar and menstrual cycles throughout the month or for special events in the year.
“Women have a sacred bond with each other, a bond of trust, which has broken down and been forgotten by societies over the last decades. Women’s circles help us to rediscover and re-establish that bond and the value of being a woman, having a sisterhood and being a mother in and of the universe.” ~ Be Woman Project
This is an ancient practice the West has forgotten… until now. These circles are making a comeback in Western societies. Tribes all over the world still participate in sharing circles that also include ceremony and ritual, thus creating a safe, sacred space for women of all ages, allowing women to witness the Divine Feminine in and around themselves.
It is a powerful force when women come together to support, embrace, and inspire one another as we move through life’s cycles.
At its core, women’s circles and relating to goddesses is deeply psychological and very healthy. The Sacred Feminine in psychological terms is the archetypal imagery within and around us all, much like dream symbolism. Through the power of story and metaphor, they bring our psychology to life so that we can better understand our thoughts, feelings, and behavior…”
Read more of the article here: The Healing Powers of Women’s Circles on Rebelle Society