(Prose Part 1) Woman Spirit, Woman Soul by Susan Morgaine

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Woman Soul. Close your eyes and mentally repeat those words. Woman Soul. Just thinking it brings me to my happy place. I first came across this term in “Mother Wit, A Feminist Guide to Psychic Development” (Subtitle: Exercises for Healing, Growth and Spiritual Awareness). It was written by Diane Mariechild in the early 1980’s. I have carried this book with me, off and on through the years.

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(Essay) The Gift Economy by Genevieve Vaughan

Gen VaughanTwo basic economic paradigms coexist in the world today. They are logically contradictory, but also complementary. One is visible, the other invisible; one highly valued, the other undervalued. One is connected with men; the other with women. What we need to do is validate the one connected with women, causing a basic shift in the values by which we direct our lives and policies.

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(Meet Mago Contributor) Ayele Kumari PhD

Ayele Kumari

Ayele Kumari

Over 25 years of experience in Healing and in Indigenous knowledge systems. 15 years as a college professor… an author of 3 books and publisher of 15 books. Offers a dynamic blend of western and indigenous training from common sense mother wit to high spiritual science. Offers retreats, lectures workshops and personal training and mentoring. Mother of 4 adult children, 2 cats, a dog, bird and fish. Grandmother of 5. Lives in St. Louis, Mo.

http://www.ayelekumari.com/about.html

(Meet Mago Contributor) Shiloh Sophia

Shiloh Sophia

Shiloh Sophia

Shiloh Sophia lives life as a great adventure narrated by the creative fire of her Muse! She has been painting, writing poetry, publishing books and teaching at universities, the United Nations and in her own programs and around the world for over twenty years.

Her soul work is inspired by the idea that self expression is a basic human right. That each person has a right to know how they think, and feel, and the freedom to express that in the world. Her research and development around this idea has focused on serving women and girls through giving them access to methods of transformational art making through stories, symbols and inquiry. Continue reading