Wisdom of the Crone

I have the privilege of serving as a Coach and Spiritual Director with several women who are in or approaching their 3rd chapter – “life after mid-life” – and am enjoying hearing how they discover their emerging new sense of self. They are looking for models or points of reference to help make sense of what they are experiencing. We are curious whether those of you who also fall into this category find the “wisdom of the Crone” to be helpful for your reflections? If so, do you have reading suggestions? I’m aware of Barbara Walker’s The Crone: Woman of Age, Wisdom, and Power and DJ Conway’s Maiden, Mother, Crone: The Myth & Reality of the Triple Goddess.

Alternately, do you have other images that might be similarly helpful?