Wise Old Crones and Salty Old Sages


Wise Old Crones and Salty Old Sages

Old age is no place for sissies.-- Bette Davis Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative. -- Maurice Chevalier

Location: In the Hedgewoods,at the Crossroads,and in your heart
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Latest Activity: Oct 9, 2015


Wild Witch
Baba Yaga. Wild Woman. I walk in the forest and speak intimately with the animals. I dance barefoot in the rain without any clothes. I travel on pathways that I make myself and in ways that suit me. my instincts are alive and razor sharp. my intuition and sense of smell are keen. I freely express my vitality my sheer exuberant joyfulness to please myself because it is natural. it is what needs to be. I am the wild joyous life force. Come and meet me. Poem by Amy Sophia Marashinsky

SAGE: Companion of the Crone, the Sage has accumulated his wisdom through life experiences and is now at the peak harvest of his life. The Sage has seen his share of battles and these have shaped him. The Sage has been the youth, has raised the next generation of youth, and is now the bastion of wisdom and tradition for the grandchildren that follow. The Sage is elder to his people, holy man, cynic, truth-sayer, mystic, grandfather, and soul-shaker. His very archetypal title, Sage, means ‘wise‘. It should be remembered that wisdom comes with experience whereas knowledge does not need to take such an arduous route. Thus, the Sage has earned his place through action and is far more than a mere man of learning. He is the embodiment of the Masculine Mysteries, experience made manifest and dedicated to the service of family, clan, nation, and world community.

Discussion Forum

Mixed feelings about the good ol' days

Started by Christopher Blackwell. Last reply by Christopher Blackwell Sep 26, 2013. 8 Replies

Despite having visited the Witches Mil in the Isle of Mann back in 1968, it was a slow trip to becoming Pagan. I had been atheist with a small a, non aggressive, and later five years of being…Continue

"Shot messenger" seeks comfort!

Started by MoonCrone. Last reply by MJ Sep 25, 2013. 9 Replies

In recent days I have had reason to question whether my attempts to raise awareness and gain support over issues that concern me (such as fracking, badger culls, the pages on FaceBook supporting…Continue

Holy Crap, I'm old.

Started by Sutra. Last reply by Serafina Nov 17, 2012. 14 Replies

Alright, please don't mock me as the west coast folks did after the east coast earthquake that completely freaked me out. I know most of the people in this group have me beat in the age department…Continue

Making Mead

Started by Lady Bleu. Last reply by Kim Klink Oct 16, 2012. 4 Replies

Here is a picture of everything you need. This pic was submitted by Andy who is now officially a Mead Maker. Thanks Andy! Ingredients List to purchase from the Supermarket:1 Gallon of Spring Water…Continue

Tags: drink, mead, merry

Comment Wall

Comment by Draconis Saturn on November 27, 2010 at 10:05
Salty Sages-Lulz. At least you didnt say crusty old men. *Leans forward on cane* Greetings everyone!
Comment by Draconis Saturn on November 27, 2010 at 10:44
Ive got some really older videos of H. Spencer Lewis (a mid 1930s T.V. spot) and a few other various antiquities if I can get them to load Monday when Im back at a computer if youd like?
Comment by Pyewacket aka Catt on November 27, 2010 at 17:58
ROFL, I was just thinking the same thing Bree. Old? check Wise? Hmm, I'll get back to you on that one. :)
Comment by Pyewacket aka Catt on November 27, 2010 at 18:34
I looked up the word crone in an online wiccan dictionary. Here is what it said about Crone.
Aspect of the Goddess represented by the old woman. The Hag, the old Goddess. Frequently a death Goddess, usually wise and powerful. Also a woman who has passed menopause. Sometimes the Dark Moon Goddess. Symbolized by the waning moon, the carrion crow, the cauldron, the color black. Her Sabbats are Mabon and Samhain.
In the regular dictionary the definition of crone is an old, withered woman.
Both suggest that a woman becomes a crone when she can no longer bear children.
I've also heard the word crone used to describe a wise woman, the word wise meaning a woman who is knowledgable in healing, child rearing, cooking, gardening and other womanly duties.
So, my question to you is, are you a crone by these definitions?
Comment by Daniel O'Neill (Cat wrangler) on November 28, 2010 at 2:23
Duir,of endurance and faith Thank You for the Invitation.
Comment by gypsy ✪ on November 28, 2010 at 7:57
HI! yall... lucky 13th member here! :)

Im 47 an have grand kidz... do consider myself somewhere between mother an crone... tetter toterin I suppose...
happy to bee here!
an see a few familar faces :)
Comment by MJ on November 28, 2010 at 13:46
Blessings and best wishes..Thank you Hon for the invite.. hugs MJ
Comment by Pyewacket aka Catt on November 28, 2010 at 17:46
I like it, a crone in training. Yes, that suits you very well. :)
Comment by Lady Bleu on November 28, 2010 at 18:07
Blessings all my dear friends!!!!
Comment by Lady Bleu on November 28, 2010 at 18:21
Hugs to you Duir, I understand your concern about WT, I know I had mine even at the beginning. We are real and Brian does not realize that. We can't afford to get into trouble because of his ego. Sneaking in another hug!

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