medicine spoon Memorial
All the scottish Women's Names have been packaged up, assigned and posted off. There will be a pause in the memorial before moving on to honour the english, Irish and welsh women. please keep checking the facebook and instagram pages for updates, inspiration and progress.
Blessings caren thompson
Caren Thompson the curator of The Medicine Spoon Memorial has committed to a year long inner journey exploring the inherited trauma of the Burning Times. Where millions of women throughout Europe where persecuted, tortured and killed for being named as a witch. The journey is a collaborative one with a group of brave and amazing women. They are named the The Silver Spoons Collective. This group is being guided and supported by Cali White ancestral healer and creator of The Burning Times workshops which Caren attended back in 2019.
The Silver Spoons Collective are holding an intention throughout the year and have been invited by Cali to create a piece of work which will be shown in a touring exhibition around the U.K. in 2022.
Caren's creative piece is The Medicine Spoon Memorial.
The Medicine Spoon Memorial in its simplest form is a creative and collaborative art memorial. It intends to honour and acknowledge women who were persecuted as witches during the witch hunts in the United Kingdom.
Caren aims to individually honour and remember women who names lay forgotten in trial records. She is inviting others to join her in this creative project of remembrance. Opening the project up to others allows the healing of this feminine wound to spread and ripple out into the world. Using the symbol of a spoon printed on to pieces of fabric, a wise woman's (witch) name is written onto the fabric and decorated in whatever style or medium the collaborator wishes to use.
Alongside a fellow Silver Spoons Collective member Lynsey Tidbury, Caren is researching trial records and gathering the names of the women who where persecuted during the witch hunts in the U.K.
Caren has released the Scottish names first which there are 2719 women. In January 2021 she will be releasing the English, Irish and Welsh names. Please call back then if you would like to take part.
To stay up todate with how the project is progressing please follow the Instagram account and Facebook page. All ready involved! Please share your spoon and the project with others. Links are at the top of this page.
To learn the story of the Burning Times and the importance of healing this wound please visit Cali White's Website The Silver Spoons Collective - Love is our Power