The Sacred Blood

I’m truly worried by the attitude and perception that menstrual blood has in our society today. It’s surprising that this red substance can still conjure such strong emotions not only in men but also in women. Why are we still in the grasp of such an outdated outlook? Maybe the secret to it lies in the history of human perception of blood? In many cultures blood is considered as the dwelling of the life force, the most sacred of things. In many beliefs it’s an abode of divine energy or human soul. Some blood rituals can bring rain or fertility, […] Read more »

Closing the Bones Ceremony

Living life as a woman is filled with the experiences of opening and letting out – we menstruate, give birth, and let our hormones and emotions flow in, out and all around. We are opening ourselves into the world physically and energetically, but very often we forget to close ourselves at the end of things, which leaves us not only open at all times, but also very often empty. Is there anything out there that can help women change this state? Yes, there is. Closing the bones is a postpartum healing ceremony, from South American tradition, where the new mother […] Read more »

The story of The First Birth

We have just said good bye to December, a month in which some religions celebrate the birth of a new God or a God’s child. Using this opportunity, I would like to tell you a different story, for there is a miracle in every single birth. But the miracle has to start somewhere, and this one starts with the first birth. To tell you this story I will have to ask you to make a journey with me. We are going to journey to a place that stole my heart a very long time ago. We are going to travel […] Read more »

Birth in Ancient Egypt

The culture of ancient Egypt mesmerised people throughout the centuries. The pyramids, the tombs, the carvings brought thousands of tourists through Egyptian borders each year. The land of the pharaohs, life giving river Nile and stories of gods and goddesses captured the imagination of children and adults alike. From the first moment I’ve heard about Egypt I wanted to go there and see its wonder for myself. And like everybody else I’ve been captivated by its magic and magnificence. We know so much about the rulers of this country, the custom of mummification and death rites. What we don’t know […] Read more »

Freed by the Spirits

This blog is going to be about birth, femininity and spirit possession. The way we birth the new generation shows how free we really are; how we perceive our bodies and ourselves through them. We birth our children in cultural and social context – a place that is so very difficult to get out of. But it is also a place that gives us the diversity. Diversity in ways of birthing, diversity in belief systems and diversity in all the cultural and social contexts – and this is what fascinates me so very much. The way women gave and are […] Read more »