Content Warning: There is a lot of swearing in this speech about reclaiming the Dark Woman Archetype. It’s…passionate.
This special episode is a recording of an hour-long keynote address I gave in the fall of 2016 at the Women’s Health and Fitness Summit Presented by Bellyfit.
The title of the talk is, “Learning To See In The Dark: Reclaiming Our Power, Transforming Our World”.
It’s a deep dive into the Dark Woman archetype, how she shows up in our lives, why she is so feared and what her purpose is in transforming our lives and our world.
In addition to re-framing the Dark Woman, I also re-tell one of her stories, The Myth of Demeter and Persephone, as researched by Charlene Spretnak. (Hear her talk more about her research in a subsequent episode, Reclaiming Pre-Patriarchal Goddesses.) Spoiler alert: I make myself cry.
Finally, I go more deeply into what the Dark woman archetype wants to teach us about her cardinal values: Truth, Freedom, Justice and Healing.
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