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Feminist Wave Dynamics "" Sarah Bebhinn
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MatriFocus Cross-Quarterly is a seasonal web journal (zine) for Goddess Women and others interested in Goddess Lore and Scholarship, Goddess Religion (ancient and contemporary), Feminist Spirituality, Women's Mysteries, Neopaganism, Paganism, Earth-based Religions, Witchcraft, Dianic Wicca and other Wiccan Traditions, the Priestess Path, Goddess Art, Women's Culture, Women's Health, Natural Healing, Mythology, Female Shamanism, Consciousness, Community, Cosmology, and Women's Creativity.

matrix — the womb; the origin of anything, that which gives form
matrilineal — descent, inheritance, belonging based on the female line/ancestors
matrilocal — kinship/social system where a woman's daughters and their families live in or near her household, and where her adult sons move to and live in or near the households of their wives' mothers
matrifocal/matricentric — domestic/cultural form in which women, because of their roles as progenitors, nurturers and protectors of the people, take leading roles in decision-making, either in concert with men or as the ultimate decision-makers; women and their dependents are central to family/clan/community; adult males (sons, nephews, brothers, fathers, husbands) may be present or absent
matriarchal — social system where a mother is head of a family, clan, community, and/or where women govern society; adult males may be present or absent

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