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Assortment of Books

Wise Women Resources

This is a place for call-out boxes for the circle way, newsletters, recommended books, films, and list of sister groups.

"A village without elders is like a tree without roots."


Our Council of Grandmothers is dedicated to supporting women of all ages in their quest for inner peace, wisdom, and whole-hearted living. As we uphold the Divine Feminine in each other and in the world, we have compiled a list of wise women resources to keep our Grandmother energy burning brightly. If you have a recommendation of something you have drawn inspiration and guidance from over the years, we would love to hear from you! Send us a message with your suggestions to add to this ongoing list of wise women resources.

Reference Books, Writings, & Videos:

Grandmother Proclamation & An Anthem to our Global Family

by the original Arizona Grandmothers at Cielo en Tierra

Wise Women Video Series by Connie Spittler

The series is archived in Harvard University’s Library on the History of Women in America.

The Thirteen Original Clan Mothers by Jamie Sams

Grandmothers Counsel the World by Carol Schaefer

“It is time for the women of the world to own their innate wisdom. With the profoundly loving and sustaining power of the sacred feminine in the very marrow of our bones, women can return the world to the Garden of Eden it was meant to be.”

Calling the Circle by Christina Baldwin

The Circle Way: A Leader in Every Chair by Christina Baldwin

A Call to Power: The Grandmothers Speak by Sharon McErlane

Women who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés PhD

The Art of Holding Space by Heather Plett

Women Who Run With the Poodles: Myths and Tips for Honoring Your Mood Swings by Barbara Graham and Victoria Roberts

How to Be an Elder: Myths and Stories of the Wise Woman Archetype (The Dangerous Old Woman) by Clarissa Pinkola Estés
A Gathering of Grandmothers - edited by Lynne Namka

Soul Springs & The Grandmother Manifesto by Lotus Linton
Circle of Stones: Woman's Journey to Herself by Judith Duerk
Intimate Nature - Bond between Women and Animals by Deena Metzger
Wheel of Life by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight by Thom Hartman

Still Here by Ram Dass

Polishing the Mirror by Ram Dass


*The following are works written by Arizona Grandmothers:

The Landscape of Light - a book of poems by Robbie Lapp

Song of Freedom, My Journey from the Abyss by Judy Moore

We can Change the Story by Shirley Tassencourt

Our Turn, Our Time: Women Truly Coming of Age - (Kit Wilson was one of the writers)

Crones and Croning by Ruth Gardner

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