2015 was an especially, devastatingly, brutal year for so many people everywhere. So much anger, so much illness, so many disasters, so many deaths. An astonishing array of exceptionally vicious violence perpetrated upon untold millions of innocent folks going about their business, their shopping, their bus rides, their studies, their movies. So many victims: entire peoples,…

–excerpts from “Peace” in Uncommon Gratitude by Joan Chittister and Rowan Williams (Liturgical Press) …in my mind is the memory of one lone Chinese student who, rising from the midst of the protesters in Tiananmen Square, stood in front of a moving tank whose orders were to sweep the square empty of anyone who dared…

As we gather our information, facts, feelings, knowings, hearts, minds, energies, dreams, visions, intentions, actions and vibrations for the direction of the elections that are upon us, please review this poem by one of the US’s prominent contemporary poets.  She echoes the Mother, Queen, GrandMother, Goddess, Ingenue, Amazon, AnimalPackMother, StarWoman and Crone in all of us.  Mahalo…

I don’t know about you, but I am so glad and relieved that we are finally in 2016 And just in time, is all I can say. The house-of-cards-culture of deception, cynical exploitation, excess and greed that has prevailed for the past decades has collapsed under the weight of its own consumption, crushing the lives…

Donna Henes
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Donna Henes

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.

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