Detachment of the Crone

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© Helga

I’ve often struggled with how to adequately define my understanding of detachment. The definition given by Marion Woodman in her audio “Crown of Age” comes pretty close. She is talking about how many indigenous peoples had a council of women who made decisions about the men’s decisions thereby providing a balance of wisdom inserted into the ego-power situation. She says that:

“Crone consciousness is much, much wider [than ego-power]. It is more detached. And there is the move from the ego-power to the open heart. Detachment is not indifference. Detachment is: not having a personal agenda; that you can look at this [situation] without judgment, without blame.”

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