THE SACRED CIRCLE
of Maidens, Mothers & Crones



Recovering & Reclaiming
the Feminine Spirit 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 women
who honor our oneness with
Mother Earth & the great Spirit of all life
and we welcome all who
wish to join us
on the
Recovering & Reclaiming path.

When 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 women who are
healing from the soul fragmentation caused by
patriarchy & dysfunctional ways of the world.

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

In The Sacred Circle...
We recognize the many compulsive disorders
brought about by living in an unbalanced world.
Our personal stories reveal Internalized Oppression;
Codependency, Family Dysfunction and various
abuses, compulsions
or 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
the Feminine Spirit 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
the Great Mother

















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





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Sisterhood of the Sacred Circle
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For questions about the Circle...

Contact JoAnna
775-882-1599
silverwitch@pyramid.net
Upcoming Events
& Circles
Meet Mama J.  
Pass the Rattle Circles
12 Step Meetings
THE SACRED CIRCLE in Carson City
Rev. JoAnna C. Medina - UCM Minister





Recovering & Reclaiming
in the Sisterhood of the Sacred Circle

The Sacred Circle defines 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.

As women, we discovered that our underlying spiritual discontentment
and soul fragmentation
was caused by inner and outer disharmony
rooted in illusions of the mind and dysfunctional patterns of living.
These mindsets & internalized beliefs were a result of our conditioning
in Patriarchy
: mind-sets that disconnected us from ourselves & others,
from our divine souls and our natural spiritual reality as women
while severing our ability to flow with
the natural forces & cycles of life.

In the Circle we are reclaiming the
natural wisdom of body & soul by
letting go of all beliefs that stand in the way of our wholeness & well being;
by stopping all behaviors that are destructive or unhealthy; and by
honoring a
way of living that reconnects us with our other women and
our unique
mysteries, cycles, values, gifts and abilities as women.


Blessed Be
Remembering
Linda Roberson
Remembering our
Dearly Departed
Remembering
My Mother
www.TheRecoveringGoddess.com
TheRecoveringGoddess.com
Remembering
Jen Furlong
Tarot Classes
and Circles
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.

     Blessed Be

        THE SACRED CIRCLE  is proud to be part of the
           GATHER THE WOMEN GLOBAL MATRIX
  
Serenity Seekers
Holiday Party,
2013
Serenity Seekers
Recovery Group
Upcoming Retreats - Registration
Women's Festivals & Events
The Recovering
Goddess
Our 13 Traditions





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

THE PAGAN IN RECOVERY -
The 12 Steps from a Pagan Perspective -- by Deirdre Anne Hebert

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
and other books 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


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

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

SHAKTI WOMAN... & others 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 & all books and films 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 films by Dr. Christiane Northrup

GATHERING THE GODDESSES
with Z. Budapest
purchase on zbudapest.com

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

IRON JAWED ANGELS
Winning the Votes for women -- DVD


SUFFRAGETTE
New DVD about the Women's Movement in England
with Merly Streep ---  order from Amazon.com


MAKERS *
Women who make America -- PBS

GLORIA: In her own words
HBO Documentary of Gloria Steinhem


SIGNS OUT OF TIME
Story & Work of Marija Gimbutas
purchase on gimbutas.org

WEEDS TO THE WISE
& 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 & 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
Video Series with Brooke Medicine Eagle

MY STROKE OF INSIGHT
a CD by Jill Bolte Taylor PhD

THE RED TENT - Movie/DVD
starring Minnie Driver with Debra Winger

BEYOND THE 12 STEPS
Breaking Free of Addiction
Ester Hicks

FOR THE NEXT 7 GENERATIONS
13 Indigenous Grandmothers Weaving a World that Works
www.forthenext7generations.com

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

HALF THE SKY
Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
with Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn
amazon.com

THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE
Documentary about 23 million Americans in long term recovery
www.kinolorberedu.com

MY NAME IS BILL W. - DVD
Movie about the Founders of A.A.
with James Woods, James Gardner ---  amazon.com

WHEN LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH - DVD
Story of Lois Wilson - amazon.com

BILL W.
A New Documentary about the founder of A.A.
from 124 Productions  -- amazon.com


Jennifer Berezan and Friends:
PRAISES for the WORLD *
A Community Concert in Devotion to Earth & All People
A spiritual response to religious fundamentalism ~
Gloria Steinem ~

PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL*

How the women of Liberia brought peace to their war-torn country


FEMME *
Women Healing the World
A celebration of women around the world
transforming and healing our global society


* Available on amazon.com

FEMININE WISDOM
& 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 Kinstle


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