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Donna Henes is an internationally renowned urban shaman, ritual expert, award-winning author, popular speaker and workshop leader whose joyful celebrations of celestial events have introduced ancient traditional rituals and contemporary ceremonies to millions of people in more than 100 cities since 1972. She has published four books, a CD, an acclaimed Ezine and writes for The Huffington Post and UPI Religion and Spirituality Forum. Mama Donna, as she is affectionately called, maintains a ceremonial center, spirit shop, ritual practice and consultancy where she works with individuals, groups, institutions, municipalities and corporations to create meaningful ceremonies for every imaginable occasion.

The word, “cunt,” comes from the name of the ancient Oriental Great Goddess, Kali-Cunti or Kunda, The Yoni of the Universe. In ancient writings the word “cunt” is often interchangeable with that for “woman.” In no way was this meant […]

Regular sex, according to medical research, has the same benefits as regular exercise. It increases the flow of certain chemicals that naturally boost and strengthen the immune system, improves cholesterol levels, stimulates circulation, invigorates the heart, diminishes the intensity of […]

I have pretty much always had a current love interest, a paramour, an inamorata of the moment in my life. Ever since elementary school, I have been involved in a series of crushes, flirtations, romances, relationships, and marriages of varying […]

By Mary Sharratt The Western world’s first known description of the female orgasm was written by the 12th century abbess and Doctor of the Church, Saint Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179): When a woman is making love with a man, a […]

On the surface of the world right now there is war and violence and things seem dark. But calmly and quietly, at the same time, something else is happening underground An inner revolution is taking place and certain individuals are […]

By Mama Donna Henes  The Queen Heals Her Wounds and Draws Strength From Her Scars I loved the mothering years of my thirties. I did not bear children, but we don’t need to have given birth to be a mother. […]

Crisis? What midlife crisis? How women are seeing it as a rebirth Forty was once the age we died. But middle age has been redefined for many women By Alana Kirk in The Irish Times Middle age is now being redefined by […]

Maeve Haran Here is a new Voice of liberation! From the Daily Mail London – For her 60th birthday last October, Theresa May probably splashed out on some more of those nice leopard-skin shoes. For my own 60th, I did […]

I have been inundated lately by article, poems and stories about the so-called “Midlife Crisis.” Clearly it is subject very much on the minds of many, many women. Mid Life Crisis: What is it? Is it inevitable? Is it even […]

By Joan Chittister We are a culture of misfits—not because there is anything wrong with us as a people but because we are accustomed to becoming things we aren’t. So, we don’t fit into our own souls. Our schools put […]