First Moon Rising
“First Moon Rising: A Girl’s Wisdom and Rite-of-Passage Journey” is a creative and spiritual collaboration between Cascade Creative Productions and Georgette Star, D. Min., teacher and spiritual guide and founder of the Life Blessing Institute.
“First Moon Rising” offers an inspiring glimpse into the heart of the Maiden Spirit Spirituality and Rite-of-Passage program, which is the gradual and intentional preparation for a girl’s conscious and celebrated rite of passage into sacred womanhood at menarche (first moon or period). This 22-minute video is now available to share widely on YouTube (above). If you’d like to purchase a full-featured DVD with more material, you can buy it from CreateSpace.com.
Society is beginning to shift the way we see and raise girls. We are beginning to recognize the value of honoring the feminine, both in the world and within ourselves.
This is an introduction to the innovative and deeply nurturing programs of Maiden Spirit, the Portland, OR-based creation of Georgette Star. Georgette’s ground-breaking work started as a vision more than ten years ago. It has now blossomed into a valued success in two major cities, touching many lives! And we’re excited about the prospect of touching many more! The video is designed to be a starting place for inspiring like-minded communities to start similar programs. We hope to engage parents and mentors to create structured groups that lift up the hearts and spirits of our precious daughters.
The First Moon Rising DVD is a creative and spiritual collaboration between John Jordan-Cascade of Cascade Creative Productions and Georgette Star, D. Min., teacher and spiritual guide and founder of the Life Blessing Institute.
This production is dedicated to those who struggle to bring greater appreciation of the Sacred Feminine into our culture and consciousness. You know who you are.
“First Moon Rising is a powerful and effective counter to the dehumanizing and harmful media images that focus so exclusively on the perfect female body and affect a girl’s self esteem and body image. Celebrating and honoring the transition a girls goes through at the time of her first period is so important to her sense of who she is and who she can become. The essence of femaleness has been defined so long by others. Participation in a program and celebration of all aspects of a girl’s growth and creativity will help a girl define her own femaleness. In the eyes of Emma I could see her growth, her strength and the change in her belief in herself and what she is capable of.”
– Helynna Brooke, Board President, Red Web Foundation
“First Moon Rising is a beautiful film that offers a window into the heart of the Maiden Spirit program for girls. In this film we find the vision and intelligence of Georgette Star, the impact the Maiden Spirit has on girls and parents, and the greater reason why empowering girls during their rite of passage into menstruation matters in our culture and world. It is clear that this work is allowing girls to claim their full power and wisdom – I wish the same had been available for me when I was 12.”
– Alison Burkett, Integrative Learning