Because we aim to be inclusive of all women, and not exclusive of any one group, it is difficult to pick an area for activism. Which is why Circles work for us all. In 2014, a new Regional Coordinator asked: I was looking on the GTW Global Matrix site, hoping to find some info on …
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Our annual Gather the Women gathering ended with one last ring of the bells at noon on Sunday, September 21st. Our GTW Facebook pages glow with images of brilliantly colored scarves laid out like the spokes of a wheel around the center altar. In honor of the history of the Black Hills, there were times …
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In-Spire-Ation

August 18th, 2014 | Posted by Barbara Belknap in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

  By Barbara Belknap During our last Regional Coordinator call, I was asked to write a blog about how I get inspired. My subconscious has been working on it, and one unexpected thought was that the word “spire” is in the middle of inspiration. Technically, the word spire is from the Old English word “spir” …
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By Barbara Belknap Note: In my past blogs, I have felt that I needed to write about circles, women’s circles, circling circles – you get the idea. As a result, I have spent way too much time thinking about the blog as opposed to actually writing it. On June 26, I was in Heather Plett’s …
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Goddesses and Mortals

June 22nd, 2014 | Posted by Barbara Belknap in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

What if every boy and girl around the world learned about goddesses in their history classes? Would it make a difference in how women are regarded? Is teaching about the existence of goddesses too revolutionary? Would there be an uproar among religious leaders and PTAs? An entire ancient belief system has been “disappeared”. I never …
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Circle Spotlight – San Diego, Southern California, USA   Ana Couch-Regional Coordinator for So Cal GTW I was introduced to Gather The Women a few years ago from Sharon G. Mijares  Ph.D. (who is now the Regional Coordinator for Gather The Women in Costa Rica).  I jumped at the opportunity to be the Southern California …
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The Circle All is a circle within me. I am ten thousand years old. I am as young as a newborn flower. I am a buffalo in its grave. I am a tree in bloom. All is a circle within me. I have seen the world through an eagle’s eyes. I have seen it from …
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“Gather the Women. Save the World.” Those simple phrases caught my attention many years ago and hold it still. On May 13th, Ann Smith, GTW Regional Coordinator, Millionth Circle Convener and Circle Connections founder in Naples, Florida, posted a link to a short YouTube video on the GTW Facebook page called “Women of the World …
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Circle Spotlight – Liverpool, UK Circle Spotlight is a new feature of our blog… An opportunity to explore the many circles of Gather the Women worldwide by focussing on one at a time and learning about the circle’s history and members. The first circle we are visiting is in Liverpool, England, UK. —————————————— ♥ —————————————— This circle …
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