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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.

by Sandra Lee Schubert “My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I’m happy. I can’t figure it out. What am I doing right?” –Charles M. Schulz US cartoonist (1922 – 2000) We might disagree […]

By Denise Andrews Party Doll is in the house with a big old mouth and butt to match, don’t give me no trouble till you hear my rap. I’ll get you “In the Mood” and we’ll “Rock around the Clock” […]

  I am fascinated, obsessed really, by women’s relationship to power. I have been doing workshops on the subject for several years now and am working on a book about it. The more I see, the more women I speak […]

Forty years ago when I was a very young artist, I moved into a 5000 square foot loft with my boyfriend. The space was completely raw, with no heat, no hot water and no electricity, but tons of matted dust […]

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 […]

Betsy DeVos < be ashamed! Be VERY ashamed! Dr. Maria Montessori was born in the provincial town of Ancona, Italy in 1870, the same year that it became a unified, free nation. The energy of that confluence permeated her personality, […]

The secret to living fully By Joan Chittister Being where we are—immersed in it, aware of it, alert to it—may well be the secret to living well, to living fully. It is a lesson to be learned. In a culture […]

I am. I am from and of The Mother. I am as I am. Wilfully harming none, none may question me.  As no free-growing tree serves another or requires to be served. As no lion or lamb or mouse is […]

If you have not already gobbled up the books in The Maeve Chronicles by Elizabeth Cunningham, I urge you to do so instantly. The trilogy begins with The Passion of Mary Magdalene, which is a wonderful re-envisioning of Mary Magdlene […]

Dr Susan Corso, a sister wise woman Queen from Boston publishes a weekly inspirational gem. She calls this series “Seeds.” This one struck me as being a perfect and perfectly delightful description of the sovereign Self. Seeds XII, 23 Ducklings By […]