MoonTime Wisdom from Ethiopia – Part 2

A treasure of stories from an Ethiopian living tradition of the Women's House with Aveva Bat Mahari. Hebrew with English Subtitles How was it to go to the Women's House every month, from your first period? To share monthly time with women in your village? To have a secret language? Aveva generously shares her memories [...]

Coming of Age Secrets from your Grandmother

“Grandma, I don't remember what it's like in the Red Tent...” At age 5 or 6 you only vaguely remember your sister's Coming of Age ceremony. There were soft flowing veils in many shades of red... your Mom and sisters all dressed in red, but... what did you do there...? “You know, child” grandma says [...]

Red Tent Wisdom: Susun Weed

Red Tents, Moon Lodges, and Herbs to Nourish your Womb: watch my interview with Susun Weed   Susun Weed is a powerful presence, with an encyclopedic knowledge of herbs and health, Susun is the voice of the Wise Woman Way! Learn about how your life might have been different if you had a place where [...]

Red Tent Secrets from your Grandmother

- “Why can't I go to the Red Tent too? Why can Mayra and Shelly go, and not me? It's not fair!” At 5 or 6 years of age you weren't very patient, and you demanded an answer. You couldn't understand how come your grandmother, who told you about Moon Magic and about being a [...]

Women or Menstruators

I like reading all comments on my social media posts. Two of my recent posts gave rise to many passionate comments that span a full spectrum of opposite convictions. These comments came in response to two different posts: the first wove stories a grandmother might tell a 5-6 years old girl, beginning with: 'I am a [...]

Are you Lunar or Solar?

Our Wombs cycle with the Moon. Yet there is Yang within Yin, and Yin within Yang. Lets begin by embracing our Lunar nature as menstruators, and then look for the hidden Solar within us. Lets discover our respective gifts as they enrich us internally, and bring Balance to the Whole. Menstruators are Lunar: expressing and [...]

If Grandmother Told you Moon Secrets

“I wonder when Grandma will tell me about the Magic of the Moon, like she promised” you ask yourself. At 5 or 6 years of age -- you see Magic all around you, and you can't wait! As dusk settles-in, you spot the Moon up in the sky. “Granny, granny,” you call running to her, [...]

Imagine Hearing Womb Secrets as a Girl

Imagine yourself as a young girl of five or six years old. Your mother calls you to come to her special place by the alter, asking you to bring your favorite dolls with you. Your Grandmother is already there, together with your two aunts, your older sister, and your three girl cousins. Your Grandmother invites [...]

MoonTime Wisdom from Ethiopia

Yuvi Tashome was born in a small village in Ethiopia. She left with her family when she was 6 years old, as part of the mass migration of Ethiopian Jews to Israel, but she remembers the village ways, and especially the ways of the women... (* see my video interview with Yuvi at the bottom [...]

In praise of our Womb

In Hebrew, the words WOMB and COMPASSION come form the same root: R.H.M. while in Aramaic, WOMB and LOVE are the Same Word: Rahimu! In English, on the other hand, the word WOMB, is traced by Wiktionary as coming “From Middle English wombe, wambe, from Old English womb, wamb (“belly, stomach; bowels; heart; womb; hollow”), from [...]