The Power of Community

One source on the etymology of the word “community” has it related to Old French comunete meaning “reinforced by its source”.  When we access community we are, in essence, being reinforced by our source.  In this context our source can be our extended family and cultural communities – our biological source, or communities based on […]

Reframing the Patriarchy – The Goddess in Winter

For approximately the past five thousand years, Western culture has been dominated by the values of the masculine, what Joseph Campbell calls a “masculine accent” to the culture and what is popularly called the patriarchy.  The elevation of the masculine and the suppression of the feminine in culture has led to the same state within […]