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I wasn’t able to make my regular circle’s Mabon event.  I am fortunate enough to have a wealth of options.  So I went to my first reclaiming circle.  It was exactly like I’d imagined, when I was thoroughly immersed in 70s feminist SFF, a ritual to be. 

It is a circle primarily of women.  There is spontaneous singing of Starhawk and T Thorn Coyle.  They are soothing and accepting and open smiled.  They use the language of people like Leo Buscaglia honestly, without derision, sarcasm, or shame.  They wear scarves and flowing skirts and capes and shawls.   They are deep and filled with love and dreams of empowerment.