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 1985 by Rev. JoAnna C. Medina,
also known as Mama Silverwitch...
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 wish to heal from the dysfunctions
of Patriarchy 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 and trust to share
our recovery, discovery and empowerment.
Our purpose is to provide unity and support
to all women who are healing from the soul
fragmentation and spiritual malady 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 reclaiming our
natural spiritual authority and wisdom as women.
We acknowledge there are many avenues of
healing and many paths to self discovery but we
celebrate a spiritual path that honors the power
of the Divine Feminine because it restores truth
and beauty to our lives while mirroring our many
unique cycles, facets and mysteries as women.

In The Sacred Circle we recognize the many
compulsive disorders brought about by living
in a patriarchal world. Our personal stories
reveal Shame, Internalized Oppression,
Codependency, Family Dysfunction and
various abuses, compulsions, obsessions, and
addictions relating to people, money, security,
prestige, sex, work, food, alcohol or other mind-
altering substances, but our common desire is to
reclaim our power and sacredness as we strive to
live in harmony with nature, ourselves & 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
Sacred Feminine 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
Book Page
Membership - Renewal
Love Offerings
What is Patriarchy?
The Grove of
The Sacred Circle
Memory Lane
Women's Spirituality





To join the
Sisterhood of the Sacred Circle
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of
Fertile Ground...*
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Power on the
Sacred Wheel
In Northern Nevada
and California

For questions about the Circle...

Contact JoAnna
775-882-1599
silverwitch@pyramid.net
Upcoming Events,
Circles & Gatherings
Meet Mama J.  
Pass the Rattle Circles
Reclaiming the Divine
Feminine in Recovery
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 primarily a result of our
indoctrination and conditioning in systems of Patriarchy... mind-sets
that estranged us from our true nature and natural spiritual authority
while severing our ability to flow with the natural cycles of our life.

In The Sacred Circle we are reclaiming the natural wisdom of body & soul
by reclaiming our oneness with Nature & Spirit; by educating ourselves;
by letting go of self-defeating beliefs & behaviors that keep us unhealthy;
by sharing our experience, strength & hope in the circle as often as possible;
& by celebrating our unique mysteries, values & sacredness 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 Pot Luck
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Serenity Seekers
Recovery Group
Upcoming Retreats &
Women's Festivals
The Recovering
Goddess
Our 13 Traditions





SUGGESTED READING
for Recovering & Reclaiming Women

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

ENOUGH!  by Laurie McCammon, MS
How to Liberate Yourself and Remake the World with just one word

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 & other books by Patricia Lynn Reilly

FOREMOTHERS of the Women's Spirituality Movement
ELDERS AND VISIONARIES by Miriam Robbins Dexter f& Vicki Nobel

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
A SERPENTINE PATH by Carol P. Christ
also:  GODDESS & GOD in the WORLD  with Judith Plaskow

THE POLITICS OF WOMEN'S SPIRITUALITY ...
and others
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
URGENT CALL FROM MOTHER & others by Jean Shinoda Bolen M.D.

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

GODDESS IS CALLING  -- and other  books by Karen Tate

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... & other books 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
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