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A Crone is an older woman – who has been crowned with the Wisdom of the ages. She always remains the youth, the maiden and the mother . . . as well as crone. The secret hidden in this great mystery is that the first three stages of a woman's life bestow the power to create the kind of crone that she could become !
Modern Man has lost sight of the Matriarchal Society – in which the Mother, or female elder, was the literal and Spiritual Head of the Family or Tribe. The terms and images that define Crone today have come down through a male-dominated Patriarchal Society. In days gone by, Cronehood meant Women of age, wisdom and power . . . the wise Elder Woman. The Crone led the way to the balance, peace and understanding . . . as well as the preparation for Death, which led to the understanding of “Rebirth” for the tribe.
These Crones were revered . . . because they were grounded in the Wisdom and Love and because they understood the cyclical essence of Nature. They had harvested the experience of many cycles and would pass their Wisdom on to the tribe. They were the caretakers, a Sacred Trust !
As consciousness shifted and the Matriarchs were challenged by the men, the power shifted and slowly the men gained control of the Temple . . . and then the home. This power was won by genocide. Witch burnings and giving the women no rights . . . even owning women as property, became the accepted norm. That has been balanced to some degree as the consciousness of Mankind swings wildly . . . now heading in the direction of Wisdom again. In today's world the media and advertising industries still harbor some of the old mores . . . in their use of women as sex objects and by thriving on people's fear of being old, ugly and unimportant.
The patriarchal cycle – with its wars, unrest, imbalance of nature and relationships – is finally drawing to an end. Through a re-awakening of consciousness . . . the goddess is returning ! There is a concerted attempt to now bring the two halves of the whole back into balance . . . the God/dess Trinities.
Most have heard of the three phases of the women or the Goddess Trinity, most have not even thought of – or heard of – the man, or the God, Trinity.
Elder/khronos or chronus
The first stage of each Trinity is the Rite of Puberty - in which the testosterone in the man is released and the woman has her first menses, this signifies the rite of bringing sexuality into life.
The second stage is the first return of Saturn in one's astrological chart, around the 28th year. This is the period of becoming a man/woman, which follows into the rite of motherhood or fatherhood. Adulthood is fertility and nurturing.
The third and last stage of the Trinity is the rite of the elders, who are crowned with the wisdom of the age and are bringing their own life back into balance. It is a midlife wake-up call for both genders, be it menopause or andropause. This stage retains the innocence of youth and carries the vigor of wo/man through maturity to the consciousness of the elders – who are the caretakers of the “Sacred trust” (of wisdom and experience gained) and pass it to the next generation.
There is a saying: "Lose memory, lose all." It is the elder's responsibility to pass along knowledge. In some cultures the keepers of the history were put to death if they failed in their memory.
In the beginning, there were the God and the Goddess – not just one, but many . . . the male and female – equal, but each having their part. Some say they were star beings who came to this planet and ruled with the power that they brought with them.
Somewhere across the eons of time this equality was lost. We are finding that – during this “Cross-over” period – into the next age, the Golden Age of Aquarius – that humankind is re-balancing the male and female polarities – not only without, but also within.
~~ Isis Aquarian