The Wheel of the Year is a name used to describe the cyclical progression of the seasons
through time and most often described as part of Pagan, Goddess, and women’s spirituality
and/or Wiccan magical traditions. This article introduces the author’s conceptual model
of the Wheel of the Year as an earth-based psychology for women, one that is inherently
feminist and also based in transpersonal psychologies. Women explore the turning points,
or holydays of the Wheel, on both spiritual and psychological levels through a wide range of
modalities that engage body, mind, emotion, and spirit. The Wheel provides an overarching
psychospiritual framework for recognizing, understanding, and responding to experiences
and processes that may occur over the course of a woman’s life.
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Duckett, V. K. (2010). Duckett, V. K. (2010). The wheel of the year as a spiritual psychology for women. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 29(2), 137–151.. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 29 (2). Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.ciis.edu/ijts-transpersonalstudies/vol29/iss2/12