Becoming Women of Wisdom: Marking the Passage Into the Crone Years - thirteen circles' curriculum
This is a curriculum for women who are entering or have passed through menopause. With the image of the triple spiral labyrinth to guide their progress, participants will share the stories and photographs from of each of the decades of their lives as they move into the center of the labyrinth to discover their inner wisdom and out again as they explore ways to share this wisdom with the world. Each circle includes poetry, story, art, music and dance to help women connect to the profound meaning of this life passage. Participants are invited to recall and record memories of their lives in WOW (Women of Wisdom) books. The curriculum concludes with a croning celebration as participants celebrate their new status and name themselves crone, queen, elder, or grandmother. The resource section includes sample decade stories, resources for songs and music for use with the curriculum, and a list of recommended books for crones. The curriculum, which includes a CD for easy distribution of handouts to participants, can be ordered through the UU W&R online store.