Women's Goddess Retreat
September 10 - 12, 2010



Coming of Age
The Independant Maiden Bursts Forth

Maiden Symbol

"You are growing up so fast!" say all of your mother's friends, but to you it feels like the transition into womanhood has taken a lifetime. It has. Now you stand on the edge of the circle of women, ready to be admitted as an equal into their community of sisterhood. These women gase at you with mist in their eyes. They can still see the little girl who picked flowers for them and danced in the rain. They can also see the radiant beauty that you have become as a young woman. They know that the journey is hard. There will be tears. There will be pain. There will be loss. Such is the way of all women. But you must come into their circle, for there will also be joy, and new life, and growth beyond reckoning.

You are the Maiden at her peak, full of juicy lust for life, pure potential. Come now, and enter the circle of women. Take your place by your mothers, sisters, and grandmothers. Hear the wisdom that they have to share with you. Feel the love that they pour out for you. Take your place in the eternal circle.

Maidens who have just been welcomed into the Circle of women pose with their mothers at the 2010 retreat.

Womaning Information Links

All Things Yoni: The Maiden

Anisoptera: Coming of Age Ceremony

Tryskilion: Female Rite of Passage

Wikipedia: The Triple Goddess

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