Initiation into Womanhood ceremony in HImba Tribe Culture http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-15/gallery-himba-women-namibia-alegra-ally/
In Western culture, our women do not have the societal right to hold menstrual traditions while functioning in society. Whereas in many cultures, women have the foundation of cultural heritage to remove themselves for the “ceremony of bleeding”, our women simply go to work, business as usual. However, in many of the lineages that I have studied with, and now often teach the essence of their “woman medicine” in my work, this “ceremony of woman”, or “ceremony of bleeding” is considered a sacred time. In order for women to channel the cosmic energies present during this time of “death & rebirth”, a woman needs her isolated space, to which she may conduct any rituals, prayers, or meditations, accordingly.
How many women in our society are fully aware of the 4 phase cycle that occurs each month? Has our society made it…
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