Embracing Your Moon Time

RachadminMenarche, Menstrual Health, Moon Lodge/Red Tent, Musings

Embracing your Moon Time Rachael Crow reflects on positive menstruation published in Juno Magazine Autumn 2011  Imagine living in a culture that honoured women’s bleeding time (moon time) as sacred. There used to be a time when women’s sexuality was not separated from spirituality. These cultures understood that a woman’s bleeding time was a sacred time, a time of deep introspection, … Read More

A Simple Ceremony from Jeannine Parvati Baker

RachadminMenarche, Moon Lodge/Red Tent, Musings

I was reminded today of a simple womens’ ceremony that originally came from Jeannine Parvati Baker…. Sitting in a circle One woman turns to her left – the woman on her left faces her- they have eye contact She touchers her own eyes and says ‘Sister…. I see you’ and touches the womans’ eyes She touches her heart and says … Read More

Gifts to celebrate a first period!

RachadminMenarche, Menstrual Health

If you have wondered what to buy the young woman in your life – take a look at the Moon Times Moon Maiden Menarche Celebration Kit £35.00 Designed for young women new to menstruation. Celebrate the rites of passage by sharing this wonderful gift with the special young women in your life. Includes: 1 calico drawstring pad bag 1 Moon … Read More

Recommended Books for menarche

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as listed in ‘Menarche a Journey into Womanhood’ by Rachael Hertogs. The Seven Sacred Rites of Menarche: The Spiritual Journey of the Adolescent Girl by Kristi Meisenbach Boylan The vast majority of books on menarche-the first menstrual cycle-do not address its effect on a young girl’s spiritual journey from maidenhood to womanhood. This book outlines the seven rituals, or stepping-stones, … Read More

[guest blog] A young woman’s description of her menarche

RachadminGuest Writings, Menarche, Menstrual Health, Moon Lodge/Red Tent, Musings

This article is published in ‘Menarche a Journey into Womanhood’ by Rachael Crow (Hertogs). My Menarche Ceremony at Sacred Arts Camp by Ro Ocean 2006 My Menarche Ceremony this year was truly beautiful. I just wish every girl could experience what I did. The sweat lodge the night before the ceremony was just as important as the actual thing, as … Read More

Menarche- a Journey into Womanhood

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Menarche- a Journey into Womanhood Published in Juno Magazine issue 20, Spring 2010, and an excerpt from the book  ‘Menarche a Journey into Womanhood’ by Rachael Hertogs. Rites of passage have begun to reappear in our society as we recognise the importance of honouring our young people and guiding them gently into adulthood. Ceremonies, vision quests, men’s and women’s lodges, … Read More

[guest blog] Be Creative with your Cycle by Dominique Sakoilsky

RachadminGuest Writings, Menarche, Menstrual Health, Moon Lodge/Red Tent, Musings

This article is published in ‘Menarche a Journey into Womanhood’ by Rachael Hertogs. Be Creative with your Cycle by Dominique Sakoilsky Our bleeding time is a time to turn inwards- its nice to have a special place to go (this is where the tribal moon lodges came from)…here’s some ideas for you! Give yourself a space, especially for your bleeding … Read More

Celebrating your First Moon

RachadminMenarche, Menstrual Health, Moon Lodge/Red Tent, Musings

Celebrating your First Moon (an exerpt from Thirteen Moons and Menarche ‘a journey into womanhood’ – both available here ) The word ‘celebrate’ comes from an ancient Greek word ‘melpo’ which means to sing, dance and praise! There are many ways to celebrate your first blood- here are a few suggestions- • Have a RED PARTY! Invite your friends and … Read More

Workshops

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The Power of Menstruation Course A space for women to explore feelings about their cycle, to reconnect, share and heal. The course will run over 8 weeks and will cover; * Charting your cycle * Making a menstrual medicine belt * Natural remedies * Chanting * Visualisations * Journaling * Body consciousness * Healing * Ceremony This course is run … Read More