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Leslene della-Madre Leslene della-Madre has been a student of shamanism for 35 years and a student of Goddess spirituality for 15. She has a background in spiritual midwifery, community living, foster parenting, and psychology from UC Berkeley.

Blending her work with crosscultural spiritual traditions (including Wicca, Zen, Buddhism and Native American) and her studies with various teachers of shamanism, Leslene provides a rich nurturing environment for healing. She has coined the word “Shemama”– a midwife of the spirit – to describe herself in her healing work.

Leslene is founder of Winged Women Return, a center for empowerment through shamanism and shamanic healing in Sebastopol, California. She is the mother of two daughters, a stepson and a foster son. She maintains a private practice as a shamanic practitioner in Sonoma County.

Midwifing Death, Returning to the Arms of the Ancient Mother
art by
Monica Sjoo
Midwifing Death:
Returning to the Arms of the Ancient Mother
by Leslene della-Madre

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Tell-A-Vision for Womyn
Leslene della-Madre hosts this weekly broadcast to promote truth from a womyn-centered perspective. [more info]

Leslene will be a featured poet and inspriational writer for SIBELLA for 2012.

SIBELLA: Poetry Created to Set the Soul Aflame. SIBELLA is an internationally pubished bimonthly e-zine.

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She Is Everywhere! Volume 3

Fifty scholars, creative writers, and visual artists in this anthology share their vision for a world that reclaims the inviolability of the Divine Female in all Her many and varied manifestations.

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INTERVIEW AVAILABLE TO HEAR: What to do about the War on Women by Patriarchal Men
Janie Rezner's interview on KZYX radio on Women's Voices with Leslene della Madre...
Please take a moment to listen and ponder. Powerful women talking about deep things.
A listener said, "Excellent profound psychological analysis"

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Leslene della-Madre, Midwifing Death

"Leslene has an important message and many people need to hear it."
~ Grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgrim, Chairwoman, The Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers

The Mystery and Magic of Life and Death with Leslene della Madre and Michelle Peticolas
Grief Transformation Specialist and Death Educator
Secrets of Life and Death
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Australian Tour, hosted by The School of Shamanic Midwidery, April 2013
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