Morphogenesis - Priestessing on the edge of chaos
Morphogenesis from the Greek morphe, form and genesis, coming into being

Friday, March 7, 2003day link 

 Women for Peace
picture 7 Mar 2003 @ 22:07
Tomorrow is International Women's day. Around the globe women will be gathering to celebrate the day. Gather the Women

Beginning the week of March 3-8, 2003, linked globally by our interactive website, we are inviting women to demonstrate their courage to risk leaving old conformities by joining with millions of others throughout the world in thousands of unique events celebrating woman's true worth, expressing shared concern for our human family, and creating and supporting actions that will enable humanity to live together in a world based on life-affirming values.


Gather the Women is a project of Women of Vision and Action, a nonprofit, 501c3 organization established in 1994. Please click on the links below to learn more about the individuals and organizaitons who are working behind the scenes to make this initiative successful.

WOVA is a network of established and emerging women leaders who share the following beliefs:

We believe in the qualities of compassion and courage, and that spirit-based social action can change the world. We believe in the creative ability of all people as part of one human family, who are united in one global community. We believe in the positive uses of technology for peace, information services, communication and cooperation for all people. We believe in the right of all individuals to a healthy, safe and productive life. We believe in the methods of dialogue and mediation to resolve disputes both personal and global. We honor the sacredness of ALL life and the gifts of diversity in ethnic, racial, religious backgrounds, beliefs and ideologies. We embrace all children of the world and seek to create a world where they can thrive.


I first became aware of WOVA shortly after doing a project for the UN Conference of Women in 1995. Check here for more information.

Women around the world are gathering to celebrate Peace. Check these links to participate in actions near you:

Global Women's Strike
United for Peace
Code Pink
Women In Black
Peace Women
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Women's Action for New Direction
Grandmothers for Peace

 Female Anatomy Inspired Stonehenge?
picture 7 Mar 2003 @ 14:32
I am a huge stone circle fan. When this story appeared from the Discovery Channel. I had generally heard that Stonehenge was more associated with men more than women. According to Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News:

Feb. 28, 2003 —The design of Stonehenge, the 4,800-year-old monument in southwestern England, was based on female sexual anatomy, according to a paper in the current Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

The theory could explain why the ancients constructed Stonehenge and similar monuments throughout the United Kingdom.

Anthony Perks, a professor emeritus of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of British Colombia in Vancouver, and a doctor at the university's Women's Hospital, first thought of Stonehenge's connection to women after noticing how some of the stones were smooth, while others were left rough.


OK, so then Anthony goes on to say:

Thinking how estrogen causes a woman's skin to be smoother than a man's, the observation led Perks to further analyze the monument in anatomical terms.

He noticed how the inner stone trilithons were arranged in a more elliptical, or egg-shaped, pattern than a true circle. Comparing the layout with the shape of female sexual organs showed surprising parallels.

Perks believes the labia majora could be represented by the outer stone circle and possibly the outer mound, with the inner circle serving as the labia minora, the altar stone as the clitoris and the empty geometric center outlined by bluestones representing the birth canal.


I honestly had not considered these details about stonhenge before. Next time I am across the pond, I will be more inclined to check it out for myself.

I understand there is some concern about a roadway that is being built near the site that might cause damage to this ancient site. Check here for more details and how you might help to preserve this ancient sacred site.

If you are not inclined to travel, perhaps you might like to visit America's Stonehenge:

Built by a native American culture or a migrant European population? No one knows for sure. A maze of man-made chambers, walls and ceremonial meeting places, America's Stonehenge is one of the oldest man-made construction in the United States. (over 4000 years old). Archaeological Excavation at the site has uncovered an amazing range of historic and pre-historic artifacts-from stone tools, pottery and ancient old world scripts to 18th and 19th century house wares, and manacles (possibly removed from slaves who used the site as a stop on the underground railroad in the 1830's and 1840's.

Along with it's astronomical alignments, America's Stonehenge continues to be one of the most fascinating archaeological discoveries of the century


You can actually rent out the henge for your next event.

Take a look at this link to learn more about Archeoastronomy.

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