Social Circle, Georgia (PressExposure) October 02, 2007 -- The first MothaEagle Rites of PassageÂ© ("MEROP") was held at the MightyFine Equine Ranch. Eight initiates, women from various walks of life and from as far away as California, completed a weekend of rituals, graduating on Sunday, July 29, 2007.
About MothaEagle Rites of PassageÂ©
MothaEagle Rights of PassageÂ©, for women ages 18 to post-menopausal, is a nature-based weekend ritual program. MEROP is a venue for reclaiming and strengthening a woman's personal treasures through ritual, thus allowing clarity of her life's purpose.
This program features five rituals: Earth, Fire, Water, Mineral and Creativity.
As women seek their personal politics, explore their sexuality, express their creativity and re-create themselves, it is critical that we open ourselves to healing rituals as a necessity and once again see ritual as the optimum vehicle for self-realization.
MEROP was founded by Khadijah Abdullah-Fardan, mental health counselor and ritualist, living outside of Atlanta. Each ritual is facilitated by various indigenous ritualists and ritual processors, and overseen by NAACP Image Award Winning Actress Oyafumike Ogunlano, and Chief Iya N'Ifa Oshun Monife.
"After a lifetime of sharing, caretaking, working, child birth, pursuing careers, surviving guilt and exploitation ... the strongest woman amongst us is in need of ritual."