Book review: ‘Grandmothers Counsel the World’


If you’re wishing to journey deeper into the ancestral wisdom of our beloved Mother Earth, then I heartily recommend this book whose every chapter gives voice to one of the wise women who are (or have been) part of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, many of whom are living legends of their communities.

As they share their lives with us in detail, reading their words becomes a journey through the ancestral lands of five continents. They guide us into a fully interconnected world, a world of sacred rituals, of deep respect for all beings, of challenge and transformation, that embues us with a sense of the immense power and love each of them embodies.

Foretold by many prophecies, the story of how these thirteen women came together is remarkable and inspiring.

This book has had a special place on my bedside table for many years, like an oracle I turn to when I need to listen to and remember the voices of feminine ancestral wisdom.

I had the enormous privilege of spending a week with these wise grandmothers during their visit to Spain in 2007; an unforgettable experience.

I hope this book will be a great inspiration for you, as it has been for me.


Title: Grandmothers Counsel the World: Women Elders Offer Their Vision for Our Planet
Author: Carol Schaefer
Publisher: Trumpeter (2006)


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