Crone Chronicles #38(original)
Primal Motion


Crone Chronicles - Primal Motion

"Wake up! It's time for another shift." Thus begins Ann Kreilkamp's editorial for this issue of her original Crone Chronicles #38. In this issue, Ann collected stories of change, motion, and transformation; notably this is the issue in which Ann formally opened Crone Chronicles to the input of men -- a shift which ignited a great deal of controversy among readers. (But that was in the future at the time this issue was published.)

Ann continues her discussion of how we need a new transformation with her astrological article "Love Steers the Stars" in which she describes the influence of transit Pluto on the U.S. in the late nineties. Although the article is a bit heavy on astrological language, the astute reader who has followed the events of the last decade will find her predictions and analysis both astute and challenging.

To further flesh out the moving, exploring, expanding concept of primal motion, a quartet of articles ponder deep questions of personal identity and surrender to change. In "Primal Motion" Claudia Kimball deconstructs and analyses a power struggle which split a non-profit organization in which she was involved. Simone LaDrumma, a crone musician frequently featured at Crones Counsels, shares her personal journey into radiant cronehood in the interview "Selected by the Spirit of the Drum"; and in "Appointment with Destiny" Lauren Robbins describes how a moment of clarity at a Gulf Coast seashore illuminated her personal history and identity as a crone. In "Between Earth and Sky into Spring" is a joyous (and penetrating) romp through the spring planting season — beginning in late January and ending in late April — from the perspective of nursery worker, Katherine Nelson. (If you are a gardener, you'll love this article!) A different kind of motion — the peace-movement community of the Dances of Universal Peace — is described in Kay Rasch's illuminating profile "The Body Prays."

Ann's then-partner Jeffrey Joel (Mr. Joel died in 2003) then ruminates on the topic of how motion creates the world. Jeff's perspective is unusual for Crone for more than just gender — he was a mathematician by trade and his analysis is distinctly analytic in nature. This emphasis on analysis and science is further exemplified by an interview with NASA analyst Connie Van Praet by Carol Rosin, in which Carol focuses on the work of women working to de-militarize the space program.

This issue is challenging, intense, and full of starting points for reflection and analysis. 84 pages, edited and published by Ann Kreilkamp in Spring of 1999.

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