THE SACRED CIRCLE
of Maidens, Mothers & Crones



Recovering & Reclaiming
Ancient Ways to Heal our Lives
Recovering & Reclaiming

The Sacred Circle is a self -supporting
sisterhood of recovering women,
dedicated to reclaiming the Goddess
& committed to the healing of our lives.

Founded in 1987 by Rev. JoAnna C. Medina,
the Circle brings like-minded women together to
Pass the Rattle; share experience, strength, hope;
honor Women's Mysteries and Rites of Passage,
and celebrate the power of the Feminine Spirit
by coming together for various Circles, Retreats,
Gatherings & Celebrations throughout the year.

Our vision is to provide a safe sanctuary   
for recovering sisters who embrace
the sacred ways of Nature and Spirit
and we welcome all who wish to join us
on our recovering & reclaiming path.

When the Women Heal, the Earth Heals!

We gather in the spirit of love & trust to share our
recovery, discovery & empowerment. Our purpose
is to provide unity & support to all who are healing
from soul fragmentation & spiritual void caused
by patriarchy & dysfunctional ways of the world.

We come together to share our personal stories,
identify common problems and solutions, and
pass on the many benefits gained by embracing
a true spiritual path for women. We acknowledge
there are many avenues of healing and many
paths to self discovery but we honor a path
that celebrates the Sacred Feminine because
it restores balance to our lives and mirrors
our many facets, gifts & mysteries as women.

In The Sacred Circle...
We recognize the many compulsive disorders
brought about by living in a unbalanced world.
Our personal stories reveal Internalized Oppression;
Codependency, Family Dysfunction and various
illusions, compulsions and addictions related to
people, food, money, sex, work or mind-altering
substances, but our common desire is to reclaim
our power and sacredness as we strive to live
in harmony with ourselves and others.

Blessed Be.
Our 13 Traditions
THE SACRED CIRCLE
BOOKS
by JoAnna Silverwitch

COMING SOON!

Passing the Rattle in
The Sacred Circle
Recovering & Reclaiming
Ancient Ways to Heal our Lives

13 Steps to the Goddess
Reclaiming the Power of
the Divine Feminine in Recovery

Sacred Wheel Dancing
Poetic Rhyme & Reflections of Time

The Recovering Goddess
Healing from Patriarchy in the
Lap of our Earth Mother


















Check out our Reading List Below!
Poetry by
Silverwitch
The 13 Step Path
Books for Purchase
Membership - Renewal
Love Offerings
Recent Gatherings
2012 - 2013
What is Patriarchy?
Grove of
The Sacred Circle
Memory Lane
Women's Spirituality







SUGGESTED READING
for Recovering & Reclaiming Women

THE SACRED CIRCLE
Recovering & Reclaiming
Ancient Ways to Heal our Lives
by JoAnna Silverwitch

13 STEPS TO THE GODDESS
Reclaiming the Power of the Divine Feminine in Recovery
by JoAnna Silverwitch

THE DISEASE OF  MORE
My 25 year Recovery from Alcoholism & Overeating
&
THE 12 PRINCIPLES TO WELLNESS
Burning Bushes and Other Epic Discoveries
on the road to Food and Alcohol Recovery
by Eleanor R.
www.Amazon.com

A SIMPLE PROGRAM
A Contemporary Translation of the
Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous
(Gender Friendly) -- by "J" -- www.Amazon.com

MY NAME IS CHELLIS
and I'M IN RECOVERY FROM WESTERN CIVILIZATION
by Chellis Glendunning

FOOD ADDICTION - the Body Knows  - From the First Bite:
Recovery from Food Addiction by Kay Sheppard

MANY ROADS, ONE JOURNEY... by Charlotte Kasl

A WOMAN'S WAY THROUGH THE 12 STEPS
by Stephanie Covington, Ph.D

THE 12 STEP BUDDHIST - Enhance Recovery from Any Addiction
& THE POWER OF VOW...  by Darren Littlejohn

ALCOHOLISM: the Biochemical Connection by Joan Mathews Larson

BEYOND THE TWELVE STEPS - by Lynn Grabborn

COMMON SENSE RECOVERY -
An Atheist's Guide to Alcoholics Anonymous by Adam N.

CODEPENDENT NO MORE  by Melody Beattie

WOMAN'S BODIES, WOMAN'S WISDOM
GODDESSES NEVER AGE  -- by Dr Christiane Northrup

HEALING YOUR LIFE FROM A TO Z  & others by Louise Hey

WISE WOMAN'S WAYS   &  all books by Susun Weed

GREEN PARADISE LOST  &  PATRIARCHY as a CONCEPTUAL TRAP
by Elizabeth Dodson Gray

WOMEN'S REALITY  & WHEN SOCIETY BECOMES AN ADDICT
by Anne Wilson Schaef

THE FEMININE MYSTIQUE by Betty Friedan

REVOLUTION FROM WITHIN -- A Book of Self-Esteem
by Gloria Steinem

THE LADIES OF SENECA FALLS
by Miriam Gurko

THE WOMAN'S BIBLE
The Christian Church & Women by Elizabeth Cady Stanton

WOMEN, CHURCH AND STATE... by Matilda Joslyn Gage

THE HOLY BOOK OF WOMEN'S MYSTERIES
Grandmother of Time... Grandmother Moon
Celestial Wisdom ... Summoning the Fates
by Dr. Zsuzsanna E. Budapest

IMAGINE A WOMAN IN LOVE WITH HERSELF
BE FULL OF YOURSELF & others by Patricia Lynn Reilly

MAN MADE GOD
RESTORATION OF THE GODDESS
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MYTHS AND SECRETS
THE CRONE --- & others by Barbara Walker

SWITCHING TO GODDESS - Humanity's Ticket to the Future
by J. Lyn Studebaker

THE GREAT COSMIC MOTHER... by Monica Sjoo & Barbara Mar

TRUTH or DARE --- DREAMING THE DARK --- THE SPIRAL DANCE ...
& all other books & films by Starhawk

FROM A HIDDEN STREAM
The Natural Spiritual Authority of Woman           by Vajra Ma

THE BURNED WOMAN - Book by Barbara Thomas
& HEALING BURNED WOMAN - DVD by Barbara Thomas

THE CHALICE AND THE BLADE ... by Riane Eisler

THE GODS AND GODDESSES OF OLD EUROPE
& others by Marija Gimbutas

REBIRTH OF THE GODDESS...& WOMANSPIRIT RISING by Carol Christ

THE POLITICS OF WOMEN'S SPIRITUALITY ... by Charlene Spretnak

WHEN GOD WAS A WOMAN... & ... ANCIENT MIRRORS OF WOMANHOOD
by Merlin Stone

URGENT MESSAGE FROM MOTHER
The Millionith Circle - Close to the Bone
The Goddesses in Every Woman .... The Gods in Every Man
& others by Jean Shinoda Bolen M.D.

LIVING IN THE LAP OF THE GODDESS
Feminist Spirituality Movement in America -- by Cynthia Eller

THE RED TENT -- by Anita Diamant

ARIADNE'S THREAD...by Shekhinah Mountainwater

WOMEN'S RITES - WOMEN'S MYSTERIES.. by Ruth Barrett

WOMEN'S SPIRITUALITY BOOK... & others by Diane Stein

GOD HERSELF --  the feminine roots of Astrology...
by Geraldine Thorsten

CHANGING OF THE GODS
Feminism and the End of Traditional Religions
by Naomi Golderberg

THE RECOVERY SPIRAL - A Pagan Path to Healing... Cynthia Jane Collins

RECOVEN -- The Wiccan Recovery Program.... Medicine Hawk Wilburn

SEASONS OF THE WITCH -- THE GODDESS PATH
by Patricia Monaghan

WILD WITCHES DON'T GET THE BLUES
& others by Ffiona Morgan

SHAKTI WOMAN.. by Vicki Noble

BEYOND GOD THE FATHER... & others by Mary Daly

THE DARK GODDESS... by Marcia Starck & Gynne Stern

WOMAN AND NATURE... Susan Griffin

MAPS TO ECSTASY ... & others by Gabrielle Roth

SISTERS OF THE DARK MOON.... by Gail Wood

THE WITCH IN EVERY WOMAN...  by Laurie Cabot

LIVING IN THE LIGHT.. by Shakti Gawain

BLOOD, BREAD AND ROSES:
How Menstruation Created the World... by Judy Grahn

DRAWING DOWN THE MOON... by Margot Adler

MAIDEN, MOTHER, CRONE ... by DJ Conway

THE CHEMISTRY OF CONNECTION.... by Susan Kuchinskas

WHEN THE DRUMMERS WERE WOMEN ... by Layne Redmond

WELCOMING SPIRIT HOME...
Ancient African Teachings by Sobonfu E. Some

JAMBALAYA -- Personal Charms & Practical African Rituals by Luisah Teish

BUFFALO WOMAN COMES SINGING..
Native Teachings by Brooke Medicine Eagle

THE 13 ORIGINAL CLAN MOTHERS
Native Teachings by Jamie Sams

DANCING WITH THE WHEEL
.. Black Dawn, Bright Day.... by Wabun Wind & Sun Bear

THE ONCE AND FUTURE GODDESS... by Elinor Gaden

THE SOUND OF THE SILVER HORN... by Kathleen Noble, Ph.D

EVERYDAY MOON MAGIC .... by Dorothy Morrison

THE WITCHES GODDESS ... by Janet Farrar



SUGGESTED FILMS or VIDEOS

Women and Spirituality  --- The Goddess Trilogy
purchase on Amazon.com

Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
& all other films with Dr. Christiane Northrup

NOT FOR OURSELVES ALONE
The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony
A PBS Home Video

MAKERS -- Women who make America -- PBS

GLORIA: In her own words
HBO Documentary with Gloria Steinhem

Gathering the Goddesses --- with Z. Budapest
purchase on zbudapest.com

Signs Out of Time --- Story of Marija Gimbutas
purchase on gimbutas.org

Weeds to the Wise or Menopause Metamorphosis
with Susun Weed   --- order from:
woodstockmuseum.org

Women's Power in Global Perspective with Max Dashu
order from:   www.suppressedhistories.net

Women of Wisdom and Power
A Lili Fournier Special order from:  QuestforLife.com

Bloodtime, Moontime, Dreamtime,
Women Bringing Forth Change by Roberta Cantow
order from:
  OriginalDigital.net

Wisdom Women of the 90's Series...
with Brooke Medicine Eagle

Stroke of Insight Video
with Jill Bolte Taylor PhD

THE RED TENT - Movie
starring Minnie Driver with Debra Winger

Beyond the 12 Steps -- Breaking Free of Addiction
Ester & Jerry Hicks - The Teachings of Abraham
Ageless Beauty - Passages - The Power Within

THINGS WE DON'T TALK ABOUT
Women's Stories from the Red Tent
a film by Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost


FEMININE DIVINATION
or ORACLE SYSTEMS

* Daughters of the Moon Tarot... created by Ffiona Morgan

* Motherpeace Tarot... created by Vicki Noble

* Taking up the Runes... by Diana Paxton

* I Ching of the Goddess... by Barbara Walker

* Kwan Yin Book of Changes... by Diane Stein

* The Goddess Oracle... by Amy Sophia Marashinsky

* Shekhinah's Runes... created by Shekhinah Mountainwater

* Amulets of the Goddess... Oracle of Ancient Wisdom by Nancy Blair

* The Oracle of the Goddess... created by Amy Zerner & Monte Farber

* Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards... created by Doreen Virtue, PhD

* Wisdom of Avalon Oracle Cards... by Colette Baron-Reid

* The Well Worn Path... created by Raven Grimassi & Stephanie Taylor

* Goddesses of the New Light... by Pamela Matthews

* Medicine Cards... the Way of Animals... by Jamie Sams & David Carson

* Sacred Path Cards... Native American Wisdom by Jamie Sams

* Archetype Cards... & other works by Caroline Myss

* Goddess Inspiration Oracle... by Kris Waldherr


NOVELS
* The Mists of Avalon ... by Marion Zimmer Bradley
* The Red Tent... by Anita Diamant
* The Fifth Sacred Thing... by Starhawk
* The Moon Under Her Feet... by Clysta Kinstler


RAISING CONSCIOUSNESS
* The Biggest Secret... by David Icke
* Earth... by Barbara Marciniak
* The Power of Now ... by Eckhart Tolle
*  A New Earth... by Eckhart Tolle
* Stroke of Insight... by Jill Bolte Taylor PhD
* Rule by Secrecy ... Jim Marrs

THE EARTH CRONICLES.... including:
* The 12th Planet...  * End of Days... * Genesis Revisited
* The Lost Book of Enki ... by Zecharia Sitchin





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775-882-1599
silverwitch@pyramid.net
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THE SACRED CIRCLE in Carson City
Rev. JoAnna C. Medina - UCM Minister





Recovery in The Sacred Circle

In the Circle we define Recovery as a return to the Authentic Self
through a transformational journey that restores us to wholeness
on every level of being... Physical, Mental, Emotional, Spiritual.
We discovered that our diseases & disorders, whatever the symptoms,
are caused by inner and outer disharmony rooted in illusions of
the mind and dysfunctional patterns of living. These mindsets are
a result of our conditioning in Patriarchy and a dysfunctional world
which disconnects us from our divine spirit within while severing
our ability to flow with the natural forces and cycles of life.

In the Circle we are reclaiming the deep wisdom of body & soul
by letting go of all beliefs that stand in the way of our wholeness and
by honoring an ancient path that reconnects us with our deeper
cycles & mysteries as women, and as living spirits of the Earth.

Blessed Be
Remembering
Linda Roberson
Remembering our
Dearly Departed
Remembering
My Mother
The Recovering Goddess
Passing the Rattle in The Sacred Circle
www.TheRecoveringGoddess.com
TheRecoveringGoddess.com
Remembering
Jen Furlong
Study Groups -- Tarot Classes  
A Woman's Way through the Big Book
Remembering Thomas

  * RIGHT OF REFUSAL

    JoAnna has the right to refuse participation to anyone
    who may not be compatible with our Circle environment,
    traditions, guidelines, principles or existing members.
    This includes anyone who has or may compromise the
    harmony, sanctity, or integrity of The Sacred Circle.

    Blessed Be
Serenity Seekers
Holiday Party, 2013
Serenity Seekers
Recovery Group
Upcoming Retreats &
Goddess Festivals