The Queen's Chronicles
Inspiration for an Influential, Passionate and Powerful Maturity
October 2010
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Donna Henes is an internationally renowned urban shaman, award-winning author, popular speaker and workshop leader whose joyful celebrations of celestial events have introduced ancient traditional rituals and contemporary ceremonies to millions of people in more than 100 cities since 1972. She has published four books, a CD, an acclaimed quarterly journal and currently writes for the Huffington Post, Beliefnet and UPI (United Press International) Religion and Spirituality Forum. Mama Donna, as she is affectionately called, maintains a ceremonial center, spirit shop, ritual practice and consultancy in Exotic Brooklyn, NY where she offers intuitive tarot readings and spiritual counseling and works with individuals, groups, institutions, municipalities and corporations to create meaningful ceremonies for every imaginable occasion.

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Throughout world mythology, the goddess of the good ground, the grain, the autumn harvest, has been appropriately portrayed as a knowledgeable mature woman of the world, mistress of all earthly domains. A matriarch. She is the Great Mother who sustains all her species. She was known as Astarte, Ishtar by the ancient Semites, Semele by Phrygians, Isis in Egypt, Demeter in Greece, and Ceres in Rome.
She is Tari Pennu to the Bengalis, Old Woman Who Never Dies to the Mandan and Mother Quescapenek to the Salish. To the Aztec, she is Chicomecoatl, to the Quechua Indians in Bolivia, she is Pacha Mama and the Huichol call her Our Mother Dove Girl, Mother of Maizea.
Oh Pachmama
Queen of the Universe
Mother to the Stars
You birthed time in Your great Womb
Oh Pachmama
Enlighten me with Your secrets
That I may know myself better
Guide me as I seek truths within and without
Oh Pachmama
Teach me to overcome my fears
Nurture my growth as I seek the unknown
Encourage me to face challenges
Oh Pachmama
I wish to share your knowledge
I am ready to learn without fear
Mother, Your daughter is here
-Incan Invocation
While the Earth, Herself, is seen as the fertile mother from whom all life has issued, Her aspect as the spirit of the grain is celebrated in many cultures as Mother Earth's child. This young one represents next year's crop curled like a fetus gestating within the seeds of this year's harvest.
Typically, she is the daughter, the harvest maiden, the corn virgin, although in Aztec Mexico and Egypt, the grain spirit was Her son. Also Aztec was Xilonen, Goddess of New Corn. The Cherokees called her Green Corn Girl. To the Prussians, she was the Corn Baby, to the Malays, the Rice Baby. In parts of India, the harvest maiden is Guari and she is represented by both an unmarried girl and a bunch of balsam plants.

Corn Dolly

The archetypal grain mother/daughter pair is personified in Greek mythology as Demeter and Persephone, also known as Kore, the Virgin Goddess. They illustrate two aspects, the mother and the maiden, of the same divine fertile spirit. Demeter is this year's ripe crop and Persephone, the seed-corn taken from the parent. Like the seed sown in autumn, she symbolically descends into the underworld, torn from the breast of her mourning mother. And, again like the seed, she reappears, reborn, in the spring.
The harvest is experienced at once as a festival of life and a drama of death. In the fall, we commemorate the seasonal demise of the light as well as the plants, which provide us sustenance. Even as we glory in the great yield, the reward of our diligence, we mourn the death of the deity residing in the grain, killed by the cutting of the crops. At harvest, we honor She who died so that we might continue to live.
Despite the clear and rational necessity, there is considerable and understandable reluctance to scythe the last sheath of grain. For here lives the Great Grain Mother and Her child - She who has always fed us, to whom we owe our existence. Can we slash Her body with a sickle? Can we allow Her to be tread upon and trampled on the threshing floor? Can we cook and eat Her seed and feed Her broken corpse to the animals?
Would that we still revered the gifts of life and living bestowed upon us by our mutual Mother Earth. Well, WE do, I know. So what will we each do to spread and share that reverence, so that it becomes the new (old) norm? It is up to us, you know.


It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility.
- Rachel Carson
With blessings for a plentiful and fulfilling harvest,


The Grandmothers' Message

In this time of environmental urgency, the Thirteen Grandmothers (see The Queens Chronicles archive, May 2009 issue) have sent a message asking for help in working to heal the wounds of Mother Earth.


You Are Desperately Needed

We ask you to cast, anchor, and hold the Net of Light steady for the Gulf of Mexico," the Grandmothers said. "This crisis is affecting the entire world, and humanity is asleep. Wake up!" they cried. "Animals are dying, plants are dying, and your Mother is writhing in agony. If you hold the Net of Light steady at this time you will help stave off further catastrophe. 
"You have been lulled into a false sleep," they said, "told that others (BP) will take care of this problem." "This is not so," they said. "And this is not the time for you to fall into oblivion." Determine now to stay awake, and once you have made that commitment, think of, cast, and hold the Net of Light.

Hold it deep and hold it wide. Amplify its reach to penetrate the waters of the Gulf and dive deep beneath the crust of Mother Earth. Anchor it at the earth's core and as you hold it there, ask it to unify with the mineral kingdom of this planet. It will do this and will harmonize with all the solid and liquid mineral states on earth-including oil and gas. The Net of Light will call these minerals back into harmony.
Mother Earth Henna

Men have wreaked havoc. They have abused the kingdoms of life on Earth for many years, but this time their destruction has reached crisis proportions. "Whatever human beings have damaged, human beings must correct," the Grandmothers said. "This is the law. We repeat: This is the law. You cannot sit back and ask God to fix the mess humanity has created. Each of you must throw your shoulders to the wheel and work.
We are asking for your help. Several years ago we gave you the Net of Light so you would be able to help the earth at times like this. Step forward now. This is the Net of Light that will hold the earth during the times of change that are upon you," they said. "First move into your heart and call on us. We will meet you there.

The Net of Light is lit by the jewel of your heart," they said, "so move into this lighted place within you and open to the Net of which you are a part. Bask in its calming presence. It holds you at the same time that you hold it. "Now think of magnifying your union with us. We, the Great Council of the Grandmothers, are with you now, and all those who work with the Net of Light are also with you. There are thousands, even millions now connected in light," they said.
Along with this union, call forth the power of the sacred places on Earth. These will amplify the potency of our joint effort. Then call on the sacred beings that have come to prevent the catastrophe that threatens to overwhelm your planet. We will work together," they said, nodding slowly. "Think of, cast and magnify the presence of the Net of Light in the Gulf of Mexico. See, imagine or think of it holding the waters, holding the land, the plants, the sea life, and the people. Holding them all!" they said. "The Net of Light is holding them steady; it is returning them to balance. Let the love within your lighted heart keep pouring into the Net of Light and hold, hold, hold.
Calmly and reverently watch as the light from your heart flows along the strands of the Net. It will follow your command and continuously move forth. As soon as you think of it, it will happen. We ask you to practice this for only a few minutes at a time, but to repeat it throughout the day and night. "We promise that this work with the Net of Light will do untold good," the Grandmothers said. "We are calling you to service now. You are needed. Do not miss this opportunity. We thank you and bless you."

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Earth Speaks

Earth speaks to those who listen:
Maternal lectures in shades of green,
Sisterly riddles in coy lagoons and comic swamps,
And her epic daughters,
Mountain covens meet to ponder immortality.
She thinks in seasons and paints in time:
Impressionistic springs give way to pointillistic
Drab and tattered autumns yield to ruthless winter 
As frost giants gnash through horn-blasted blizzards.

Earth speaks to those who listen:
The North Star is poised upon the axis of her turnings,
And steers her through tides of space and time.
The pulse of her journey thrums through sand and soil,
And her blood churns through rivers and streams.
Her body communicates with force and subtlety,
And few can penetrate her family secrets.
Her moon conducts exchanges with neighborly planets
And imports overseas from remote suns.
Light year accounts in her cosmic ledger
Score tallies that beggar all reckoning.
Contrivances may take her measure
But know not her meaning
Or delight in her passions.

Earth speaks to those who listen
In the oldest language of all;
With the nouns of creation,
With verbs of being,
And adjectives of multiplicity.
Hers is the greatest song
The deeps call to the heights
In a symphonic canon of sea and land;
And all hearts resound to her sonorous chords.
Earth speaks to those who listen.

Elizabeth Hazel, OH


The Queen's Court

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The Queen's Court is a gathering of sovereign women of a certain age - our dear peers - who graciously offer information, guidance, inspiration and encouragement to each other.

We Queens know what we know. And we know a great deal. Our experience has made us wise. So, feel free to consult with our cyber council/counsel when you are need of sage advice or wish to explore a particular topic of interest.

Greetings, Queen Donna,
First, a note of thanks for the work you've done, bringing the Queen into so many women's consciousness. It's such important work! Thank you.
I have been pondering the Queen aspect for some time now. I wrote this piece and I'm forwarding it to all the women I know. If you'd like to pass it along to others, please feel free to do so.
A Call to Queendom
Greetings women of my tribe -
When I was growing up in the 60s and 70s, I had the benefit of being surrounded by women of what I considered advanced age - 70s, 80s and 90s. Many of them had been widowed and had not been partnered for a long time. Some of them had never married, but stayed nurses and teachers and missionaries and lived lives of service, essentially lay nuns or priestesses, if you will (though had I called those devoutly Christian women "priestesses," they would have had my head on a Christmas morning platter ;).
I've sat at funerals amid the eldest women of the family, surrounded by literally centuries of accumulated life experience. What I have seen very clearly is that women can mature to very advanced ages, while staying lively and vital and full of fire and spunk. My great aunts were pistols. They didn't cause harm, but they didn't take guff from anyone. They stood their ground gracefully and powerfully with unmatched poise. They traveled the world - alone or in pairs - when the world expected them to be propped up in a chair at a rest home. They learned foreign languages "late in life". They taught rough-and-tumble college students twice their size how to conjugate verbs.

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They could fend for themselves. They could make their way unafraid in the world, and they weren't dependent on the approval of men or the dominant paradigm to validate their choices. They ruled their lives with an iron fist in a velvet glove, and they were deeply respected by all. Long before Donna Henes did us the wonderful service of voicing the vital concept of Queendom, these elder women of my youth were Queens. They were Queens, in the purest sense of the word, and they remained so, well into their 80s.

I look around me now, hoping to find women who are past 60, and still living life to the fullest, unfazed by their age and bound and determined to make the most of their talents at every turn. I am hoping to find elder women who are able to model the qualities of Queens for young women just entering adulthood, who haven't had the benefit of a family of elder wise women.
I am hoping that they will have the same kinds of models that I had, and that they will realize that they have more choices in life than graduating from high school or college, marrying, bearing and raising children, surviving divorce and/or disease, then fading away to a hidden world as their kids become parents themselves and their own parents pass on. What will the young women of today do, if they cannot find the sorts of women I grew up with? What will they do with themselves when they're no longer young? What will they make of their choices?
I need to see around me strongly mature women. Powerful women. Independent women. Elder women who are not elderly. Women of age who are not aged. Women who can own that they've been through hell and back, and no, it hasn't killed 'em off, and yes, they can coax a new life from the compost. Women who don't take crap. Especially them. Women who have worked for - and earned - the right to stand tall and proud and powerful, regardless of what the television has to say about it.
Not at your age

We need you to be Queens. We need you to model a different way of being and doing and living and loving and ruling, than what we've seen before. We need you to step up and take power. We need you to get out from behind the scenes and make a scene. Set the example so many people desperately need - an example of good and right and righteous indignation, of graceful power that doesn't need to dominate, even as it rules. That doesn't need to micromanage, even as it leads.
Yes, we need you to be Queens. We need you to not only do, but also to be. Be Royal. Be Regal. Be Venerable. Be Holy. We need you now to show the new generations of women that they have so much to look forward to, with their prodigious talents, their unprecedented education, their new found connections, their influence, their sway, their drive, their possibilities. They need someone to show them in living, breathing flesh.
For the sake of the next seven generations, thank you for listening.
Kay Stoner, MA

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Letters In Response To
The September 2010 Issue:

I'm sorry, glorifying human sacrifice is just disgusting. Whatever superstitions led to this behavior, or what religious impulses, real women and children were killed, innocents, along with male prisoners and warriors. Real human beings were murdered and suffered. That most societies have moved beyond this is a very good thing. There is no excuse for nostalgia for this kind of barbarism. It was not a metaphor or a analogy, but real murder, for no good reason. For feminists to excuse this behavior is really puzzling, as the victims were so often women and children. Paganism, like Christianity and all religions, has its dark, violent and bloody side, and this is it. It is to be regretted, not celebrated.
- Maryanne
Thanks so much for writing. I appreciate your feedback about the article on harvest sacrifice. It never occurred to me in a million years that it would be perceived as supporting or condoning violence of any kind, let alone murder. I absolutely abhor violence. I do not endorse, excuse or condone the multicultural ritual observances that I study. I am fascinated by the similarity of practice in so many different cultures and by their symbolism, which is often so universal. To me this speaks of a common, primal human connection. This basic human connection makes me believe that we humans can find ways to appreciate, respect and get along with each other WITHOUT violence.
Every time I write Mama Donna, I smile. I called my grandmother, with whom I had a very close relationship, Mama Nita. She lived to be 104 and was, truly, a Queen! I enjoyed this newsletter, as always! I'm especially inspired by the women in India who have figured out that nature works symbiotically. It would be great if more people would figure that out! Kind regards and many blessings,
- Robin, GA
Another triumph issue! You really keep us on our toes and remind us that we can make a difference. The examples of women who dare are just so inspiring. Many thanks for all your efforts.
- Susannah, NM
Mahalo for continuing to stand in your Divine Feminine power and lead the march to sovereignty!! You are an inspiration to all.  Blessings and light of Mother Kauai and Tutu Pele. I mua ka lahui o Hawaii-nui-akua. "Let us all move forward, all people of the world."
- Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer
With Sweet Aloha, 
- Luciana, HI
I'm so glad you're continuing Her work; the world is a better place because of you - your scholarship, your energy, your enthusiasm, your sweet spirit. It rubs off on us all here at the Center for the Sacred Feminine in Tucson. I'll continue calling you into the circle.
- Jo, AZ
I want to say that I have admired your articles. You have a way of fleshing out your writing and ideas with vivid and sensory detail. It's clear that you love life in this world and see all kinds of learning that nature gives us if we will only look and listen. Isn't autumn becoming gorgeous right now?!
- Chickee, WI
Thank you for the Queen. The concept and role model keeps me feeling good about myself, even when things are no going so great. It makes me feel that I, as Queen, should be able to thrive no matter what. That is major!
- Charlotta, LA

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Kudos to the Queens!

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We extend hearty congratulations to our multi-talented circle of Sister Queens for their impressive accomplishments and successes.

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do.
- Amelia Earhart

Nancy Azara, NY; Judith Bernstein, NY; Roslyn Drexler, NJ; Deborah Feller, NY; Karen Guancione, NJ; Barbara Hammer, NY; Carey Lovelace, NY; Linda Montano, NY; Beverly Naidus, WA; and Barbara Rosenthal, NY on the exhibitions of their work.
Carol Tandava Henning, NY; Annie Lanzillotto, NY; Alison Pou, NY; Rachel Rosenthal, CA; Miriam Sharon, Israel; and Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens, CA on their performances.
Julie Clark, SD, Inspirational Coffee Breaks for Women: 12 Ground Rules for Pouring Your Heart into Life (Book); Amy Ferris, PA, Marrying George Clooney: Confessions From a Midlife Crisis (Book); Sista Flame, GA; DONT NEED and Fashioneestaz (Audio recordings); Sonya Johnson, GA, The SisterWitch Conspiracy (Book) on their new publications.
Susan Arnot Heaney, NY, Global Director of Corporate Responsibility for the Avon Corporation on the Eighth Annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in New York that raised more than 9.4 million dollars for breast cancer research.
Stephanie Blackwood, NY on her new job.
Sarah Holland, NY on her new home.

Send your good news, achievements, accomplishments, successes and celebrations so that our international circle of sovereign sisters can send you blessings and accolades.
And we are glad to so. It is a joy and a privilege to share in the fortune of another woman. I recently heard Oprah say the saddest thing ever - "The hardest thing about being successful is having someone to be glad for you."

It takes a centered and confident Queen to break that pattern. There are 60 million thrones out there. One for each of us. There is plenty of purpose, passion and power for us all. May we use it well!

It is important that you recognize your progress and take pride in your accomplishments. Share your achievements with others. Brag a little. The recognition and support of those around you is nurturing.
- Rosemarie Rossetti

Circle of Concern

Helping Hands Circle 

Please Offer Your Purest Thoughts, Your
Prayers, Your Great Good
Feelings, And Your Very Best Blessings For Healing and Peace of Mind To:

Alice, NY; Amy, NY; Ann, NY; Annie, MA; Betty, AL; Carol, NY; Carol, PA; Cat, NY; Chrissie, NY; Dana, CA; Edie, PA; Ellen, NY; Erica, England; Gail, OH; Geraldine, ID; Glenys, Australia; Helena, NY; Jo, AZ; Kathy, RI; Kimberly, CA; Kimi, NJ; Laura, NY; Laurie, CA; Letitia, VA; Linda, NY; Lisa, PA; Lucia, TX; Matild Cathy, NY; Nancy, NY; Naomi, DC; Pearl, NY; Randy, MA; Sheri, NY, Sid, PA; Shirley, IN; Smriti, CA; Teresa, NY; Terry, CA
and Yvette, NY who are in the process of healing themselves from illness, accident, injury or surgery.

Kimberly, NY; Kimi, NJ; Linda, NY; Meryl, NY; Patricia, Australia and Regi, CA who would benefit greatly from some spiritual support.

Amy, NY; Chrys, NY; Erica, England; Gail, NY; Kayla, NY; Lee, NJ; Lois, NY; Nancy, NC and Roslyn, NJ, the caregivers who are in weary need of care themselves.

May Their Spirits Rest in Peace:
Dorsey "Feather" Dundee, MO
Rev. Roberta Herzog, NC
Stella Lopez-Armijo, CA
Jesss McVey, CA
Ina Mae Murri, CA
Barbara Stansbury, OK
Ari Up, Jamaica
Sally Vanderslice, NE
With Sincere Condolences:
Glenda Stansbury, OK
The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say, "What are you going through?"
- Simone Weil
Please send your requests for physical and spiritual healing and positive energy so that the powerful women of The Queen's Court might send their prayers and blessings to you in your time of need.

Where the Queens Are

moon goddess


A Special Evening with
Mama Donna Henes, Urban Shaman

Friday, OCTOBER 29 7:00 PM

Claim It!  Embrace It!  Use It!

We women are often afraid of our own power. Afraid to be thought of as pushy or bitchy if we assert ourselves willfully. But wise women wield power wisely and the planet is in desperate need of our wisdom. We have held back long enough. We must claim our rightful duties as healers, leaders, and visionaries. We have the whole world in
our hands!

Together let us:

Identify and release our fears of success,
   power and leadership.
Honor our strengths and hard-won wisdom.
Claim and celebrate our stature.
En-COURAGE ourselves and each other to embody 
   our mighty influence and exert the power of our
   moral convictions and authority.

Drum up and chant out our purpose, passion and

A Goddess Guide to Power
is the opening ritual of the

Three Sisters:
A Women's Weekend Retreat

October 29 - 31

A weekend of self-discovery, personal growth and conscious living at the historic Elkins Estate in Elkins Park, PA. This retreat is designed for women who want to nurture themselves physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Workshops include movement arts, drumming, journaling, meditation, and more. Enjoy delicious bodywork sessions, take a workshop, spend time in the meditation garden or walk the labyrinth. Embark on your own heroic journey.
Part of Seva Retreat's Women's Enrichment Series
Catherine Hall at Seva Retreat/Elkins Estate
1750 Ashbourne Road
Elkins Park, PA


For information and reservations:

Please Submit Your Royal Reports
Tell us about your Self and/or your Queen Group:
who, what, where, when, why?
What Queenly topics do you explore?
What projects do you engage in?
Describe some golden moments.
Send pictures!

It is my hope that as more and more women rise to reign in the fullest potential of our supremacy, we will harness our purpose, passion, and power and direct it toward creating a more balanced and peaceful world. This is the legacy of Her majesty.

Turn Your
Midlife Crisis
into Your Crowning Achievement!