Rewilding & Eco-feminism & The Reclamation of Magic

I have to share this post, since it calls to something deep within me that is bursting to break free… Honour the Maid, the Mother, and the Crone!

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Okay so lets start by going back to the very beginning – women and wild food. Because once upon a time all food was wild – and it was the women who gathered it. But what we’ve forgotten today was that no aspect of food, from harvest to preparation to consumption, was left untouched by magical ritual. And because the banning of magic, the subjugation of women, the domination of the earth – and the birth of agriculture – all went hand in hand, I see rewilding and food foraging as a site for eco-feminist intervention.

Many ‘rewilders’ seek to return to a more undomesticated state, a time when prehistoric hunter-gatherers lived “in harmony” with the earth. Roaming over the land, these ancestors foraged the food freely provided by the fields and woodlands, rivers and oceans.  Men were mostly in charge of hunting and women were largely responsible for the…

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One Response to Rewilding & Eco-feminism & The Reclamation of Magic

  1. I’ll have to read the rest of the article. Sounds like one I’d like too!

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