Cronnie Wisdom

Crone is "a phase in which you can be more authentic, more capable of making a difference in your family and in the greater world. Life gives you experience, and when you draw from it, that's true wisdom. By the time a woman is in her crone years, she is in an amazing position to be an influence. To change things for the better, to bring what she knows into a situation, to be able to say, 'Enough is enough.' You don't have to just go along with things, which is often a part of the middle years. You're often something of a loose cannon."
Jean Shinoda Bolen


As books and media are referenced on this blog, I'll post them here.  They can all be found in public libraries or on Amazon new or used.

  • Bolen, Jean Shinoda, Goddesses of Everywoman (New York: Harper & Row, 1984).

  • Bolen, Jean Shinoda, Goddesses in Older Women: Archetypes in Women over Fifty (New York: HarperCollins, 2002). 

  • Chittister, Joan D., The Story of Ruth: Twelve Moments in Every Woman's Life. Grand Rapids, MI: John August Swanson.
  • Cohn, Norman. Europe's Inner Demons: An Enquiry Inspired by the Great Witch-Hunt. Sussex: Sussex University Press, 1975.

  • Coxwell, C. Fillingham, Siberian and Other Folktales.  London: The C.W. Daniel Co., 1925. 
  • Davies, Sioned, The Mabinogion. Oxford: Oxford University Press,  2008.

  • Dorn, Charlotte, Mother Holle.  Ontario: Quarry Press, 1993.

  • Garry, Jane, and Hasan El-Shamy, eds., Archetypes and Motifs in Folklore and Literature (New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2005).

  • Green, Miranda, The Gods of the Celts. Stroud, Gloucestershire: History Press, 2011.

  • Hillman, James, The Dream and the Underworld. New York, N.Y. : Harper & Row, [ca. 1989].

  • Huang, Lucia, "Chapter II: The Helper Motif." In American Young Adult Novels & Their European Fairy-Tale Motifs. n.p.: Peter Lang Publishing, 1999. Literary Reference Center. 

  • Jennings, Sue, Goddesses. Carlsbad, Calif. ; London : Hay House, 2005, ©2003.

  • Jung, C.G., The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious. 2nd ed. New York: Princeton University Press, 1968.

  • Jung, C.G. and Marie-Louise von Franz, "The Process of Individuation." In Man and His Symbols. London: Aldus Books Ltd., 1964.
  • Kerrod, Robin, Tales of the Night Sky: Revealing the Mythologies and Folklore Behind the   Constellations  (London: Quarto Pub., 2020).

  • Lurie, Alison. Clever Gretchen and Other Forgotten Folktales. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1980.

  • Le Guin, Ursula K., The Wave in the Mind. Boston : Shambhala, 2004.

  •  Macler, Frederic, "The Steel Cane," in The Olive Fairy Book, ed. Andrew Lang (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1907).
  • Manning-Sanders, Ruth, Peter and the Piskies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1958).
  • McKenna, Megan, Keepers of the Story: Oral Traditions in Religion.  New York: Church Publishing, 1997.
  •  Miller, Jessica, The Republic of Birds. New York: Abrams, Inc., 2021.

  • Muten, Burleigh, Grandmothers' Stories: Wise Woman Tales from Many Cultures. Cambridge, MA: Barefoot Books, 1999.

  • Peoples, James G. and Garrick Ann Baily, Humanity: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology.  9th ed. Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning, 2009.

  • Perrault, Charles, Tales of Mother Goose. New York, Pierpont Morgan Library, 1956.

  • Pierson, Carol S., Awakening the Heroes Within. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1991.
  • Propp, Vladimir, "The Morphology of the Folktale." In Introduction to Mythology,  2d ed. Edited by Eva M. Thury and Margaret K. Devinney. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Ramanujan, A.K., ed., Folktales from India. New York:The Pantheon, 1991.
  • Richardson, Jan L., In the Sanctuary of Women: A Companion for Reflection and Prayer. Nashville, TN: The Upper Room, 2010.

  • Sarton, May, Letters from Maine: Poems. New York: Norton, 1997.

  • Shaw, Martin, Scatterlings: Getting Claimed in the Age of Amnesia. Ashland, OR: White Cloud Press, 2016.

  • Snyder, Gary, Axe Handles: Poems. Emeryville : Shoemaker & Hoard, 2005.

  • Uchida, Yoshiko, The Wise Old Woman.  New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 1994.

  • Von Franz, Marie Louise, The Feminine in Fairy Tales. Boston, MA: Shambhala, 1993.

  • Warner, Marina, Once Upon a Time. Oxford: Oxford University, 2014.

  • Yolen, Jane, Gray Heroes: Elder Tales from Around the World.  New York: Penguin Books, 1999. 

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