An AK Reader: The Crone Chronicles experiment, 1989-2001

flowerBetween 1989 and 2001 I was deeply involved in a sociological adventure that went by the name Crone Chronicles: A Journal of Conscious Aging. This experiment in what I would call “energizing an archetype” started, literally, with a nighttime dream, fumbled in its beginnings, then took off, to become a national niche publication twice nominated by Utne Reader in its annual small press awards, featured on BBC and Good Morning America, and written up in a number of big city dailies.

A spin-off from the magazine, Crones Counsel, began in 1993 with an annual 5-day meeting of wonderful women who listen to each others stories, help each other grow, and immerse themselves in the rich turnings of ever-deepening community life. This year’s counsel will meet at beautiful Asilomar, on the central coast of California. All women welcome!

This article, called The Experiment, I wrote as my swan song for the second generation Crone magazine, which I also founded and edited, for its first three years, at the request of the publisher Anne Niven of bbimedia.

The Crone Experiment, p. 93ff

About Ann Kreilkamp

PhD Philosophy, 1972. Rogue philosopher ever since.
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