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 by Rev. JoAnna "Silverwitch" Medina
in 1985, the Circle brings like-minded women
together to Pass the Rattle; share experience,
strength and hope; honor Women's Mysteries
and Rites of Passage, and celebrate the power
of the Feminine Spirit by coming together for
various Circles, Classes, Gatherings and
Seasonal Celebrations throughout the year.

Our vision is to provide a safe sanctuary for
women who want to heal at deeper levels
and we welcome all who wish to join us
on our Recovering & Reclaiming journey.*

Let's Remember:
When Women Heal, the Earth Heals!
When Women come together, the World comes together!

ALL WOMEN WELCOME!

We gather together in the spirit of love & trust
to share our recovery, discovery & empowerment.
Our purpose is to provide unity and support to
all women who are healing from codependency,
and the underlying soul-fragmentation caused by
Patriarchy & the dysfunctional ways of the world.

We come together to share our personal stories,
common problems and solutions, while passing
on the many benefits gained by embracing our
natural spiritual gifts as the creators of life.
We acknowledge there are many avenues
of healing and many paths to self-discovery
but we celebrate a spiritual path that honors
the Divine Feminine because it restores truth,
beauty, wisdom and power to our lives and
mirrors our unique mysteries as women.

In The Sacred Circle we also recognize the many
compulsive disorders brought about by living
in a dysfunctional world. Our personal stories
reveal Shame, Internalized Oppression, Abuse,
Codependency, Family Dysfunction and various
illnesses, obsessions and addictions relating to
food, money, sex, security, fundamentalism,
alcohol and other mind-altering substances,
but our common desire is to reclaim our
power and sacredness as we strive to live in
harmony with all things in the great web of life.

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
Memberships - Renewals
FERTILE GROUND -- Donations
What's 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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Contact JoAnna
775-882-1599
silverwitch@pyramid.net
Upcoming Circles and Events
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The Founding Mother
Pass the Rattle Circles -- The
Goddess & 12-Step Recovery
Rev. JoAnna C. Medina - UCM Minister - High Priestess
Ministerial Services --- Studies --- Ordination --- Credentials





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 and internalized beliefs were primarily a result of our
conditioning in Patriarchy, mind-sets that estranged us from our natural
spiritual authority and affected our ability to function in a healthy way.

In The Sacred Circle we are restoring the natural wisdom of our body & soul
by reclaiming our oneness with Nature and Spirit; by educating ourselves; by
reclaiming Her-story rather than His-story, by releasing self-defeating beliefs;
by uncovering, discovering and discarding attitudes and behaviors that keep
us unhealthy; by sharing our experience, strength & hope in the Circle; by
celebrating our unique mysteries and rites of passage; by embracing our value
and sacredness; by belonging to a supportive community and by being of service.
Remembering
Linda Roberson
Remembering our
Dearly Departed
Remembering
My Mother
www.TheRecoveringGoddess.com
TheRecoveringGoddess.com
Remembering
Jen Furlong
Upcoming Tarot
Circles in C.C.
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

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GATHER THE WOMEN GLOBAL MATRIX
Upcoming Annual Retreats
Women's Festivals

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SUGGESTED READING
for Recovering & Reclaiming Women

THE SACRED CIRCLE - 13 X 13
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

FEMALE ERASURE
What you Need to Know ABout Gender Politics' War on Women,
The Female Sex and Human Rights Forward by Germaine Greer ---
Edited Anthology by Ruth Barrett --   www.femaleerasure.com

GODDESS CALLING GODDESS 2.0: Advancing a New Path Forward
AWAKEN THE FEMININE: Dismantling Domination
to Restore Balance on Mother Earth
Anthology by Karen Tate

FOREMOTHERS of the WOMEN'S SPIRITUALITY MOVEMENT   
Elders and Visionaries  --- Edited by Miriam Robbins Dexter and Vicki Noble

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

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 GODDESSES & GODS 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  -- by Karen Tate

THE RED TENT -- by Anita Diamant

ARIADNE'S THREAD...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... & MOTHERPEACE by Vicki Noble

BEYOND GOD THE FATHER... &  GYN ECOLOGY 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

THRIVE
What on Earth Will it Take?
watch it on:
WWW.THRIVEMOVEMENT.COM


* Most Films or DVD's are 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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