Leslene della-Madre is a mother, priestess, “shemama”—shamanic spiritual midwife—author, poet, artist, ritualist, previous TV host of her own show, and holder of sacred female shamanic wisdom. She has traveled and taught both in the U.S. and internationally. As both student and teacher on the shamanic path of awakening for over 45 years, she has taught the womanist shamanic healing arts for over 30 years. She is an initiate in the metis Paiute medicine tradition of Grandmother Mahad’yuni, and is an initiated daughter in the Nepalese lineage of Ajima, protector of women and children. Leslene lived for nearly eleven years on The Farm in Tennessee where she apprenticed in health care and midwifery. Her groundbreaking book, Midwifing Death: Returning to the Arms of the Ancient Mother, has inspired many people to revision death and dying from a Sacred Female perspective.
Grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgrim, chairwoman of the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, says “Leslene has an important message and many people need to hear it.” www.midwifingdeath.com
2017 Session 3
1. & 2. Midwifing Death: Returning to the Arms of the Ancient Mother, Parts 1 & 2
High Crone Jill with Linda Glazier