THE ALCHEMY OF MENOPAUSE – ALTERNATIVES LONDON (ONLINE) SEPTEMBER 6, 2022
6 – 7.30pm UK TIME
Menopause, like all times of transition, is a time between stories, when the old story fades and a new one is waiting to emerge. Its invitations are manifold, as we hover on the brink of profound transformation. During this period of intense physical change, it’s also necessary to turn inwards, to embark upon the inner work of elderhood – the work of reimagining and shaping who we want to be in the world, of gaining new perspectives on life, of challenging and evolving our belief systems, of exploring our calling, of uncovering meaning. In the crucible of menopause, we can dream a new life into being.
In this event, we’ll explore the following questions:
– How can we find inspiration from archetypal women in our old myths and fairy tales to help us navigate this transition?
– How do we identify and let go of outworn roles and stories?
– How can we learn to orient ourselves to the changing landscape of our inner life, as we age?
HAGITUDE READING – BANYEN BOOKS (ONLINE) OCTOBER 16, 2022
7 – 8pm UK time.
Join me for a live conversation and Q&A about Hagitude at Banyen Books, Vancouver.
HAGITUDE EVENT – THE ROWE CENTER (ONLINE) SEPTEMBER 24, 2022
3.30 – 8pm UK TIME
In this workshop, we’ll unearth the stories of the little-known but powerful elder women in European myth and folklore, inspiring us to imagine that the last decades of our lives might be the most dynamic of all. Drawing inspiration from mythic figures and archetypes ranging from the Wise Woman and the Creatrix to the Truthteller and the Trickster, we’ll plot a liberating new path to reimagine the second half of our lives.
HAGITUDE IS EDITOR’S CHOICE IN THE BOOKSELLER – 18/06/22
On the threshold of elderhood, celebrating 60 years on this beautiful, troubled planet … I have no intention of being invisible. But I’m quite prepared to be inconvenient.” Blackie’s eco-feminist self-empowerment manifesto, If Women Rose Rooted, which I loved, has done brilliantly for September. Now this equally dynamic book sets out an approach to ageing, that is not about staying at all costs young but instead advocates harnessing your power, learning from myths, archetypes and role models, and plotting a liberating new path to an elder (as opposed to elderly) woman. Bring on inconvenience, I say.’
HAGITUDE COLLECTORS’ EDITION – 17/06/22
September Publishing are offering a collector’s edition of Hagitude, which comes as a luxury slipcased hardback with a unique design and with exclusive content: a new, original story from me, based on a character of mine that some of you might know – Old Crane Woman. Each copy will be signed and numbered, and will include a numbered, limited edition A5 art print by artist Natalie Eslick. The print features her beautiful portrait of Old Crane Woman. This limited edition is available to pre-order now only via this link.
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