/Matron-eum: A matroneum in architecture is a gallery on the interior of a church, originally intended to accommodate women, which also symbolized the secret traditions of feminine wisdom. In magical circles, a Matroneum was a gathering of oracles.
At the root of feminine magic are the Earth Alchemies and Womb Mysteries —the taboo wisdom that grows in cycles and sheds blood and keens its ecstasies and griefs, that weaves and births life, that tends to death and whispers incantations to the new greening shoots of rebirth.
Feminine Magic: The Age of Notorious Women
Notorious means 'to be known' - to be revealed, or a revelation. Across time, Feminine Magicians have been notorious for their uncanny, oracular, wisdom, and embodiment of magnetic feminine power. Individuated feminine power is an energetic movement from the ‘good, nice’ girl of culture, into the self-born woman of power, enchantment, creativity and soul vision. The essence of this magic is shared in the legend of Inanna stealing her womb power back, and stories of self-created women such as Mae West, Frida Khalo and Anais Nin. We are entering the era of notorious women who birth their wild feminine energy, no matter what, to become icons, legends and trailblazers of Feminine Magic, who inhabit the feminine energetics of grief, abundance, pleasure, and feminine power rooted in the magic of earth.
I know of the leafy paths that the witches take,
Who come with their crowns of pearl and their spindles of wool,
And their secret smile, out of the depths of the lake.