The Becoming Podcast – Season 4; Episode 9: Sarah Durham Wilson on the rite of passage from maiden to mother, midlife, and other dangerous opportunities

Sep 27, 2022


Welcome to Season 4, Episode 9 of The Becoming Podcast!


Today on The Becoming Podcast, I’m sharing my conversation with Sarah Durham Wilson.

Sarah’s work and mine dovetail so beautifully; I knew I had to have her on the show.

You see, underneath so many of the individual radical transformations and rites of passage I support people with, I feel there is an undercurrent.  It’s a collective calling to question the conditioning of the culture we are steeped in and take up our own self-authority and sovereignty.

And this is exactly how one might describe the rite of passage from maiden to mother.

Before we dive in, let me tell you a little bit about Sarah.

Sarah Durham Wilson midwives women from the wounded, patriarchalized feminine across the bridge to the archetypal Mother, or mature feminine. Before her service to the Goddess, she was a rock journalist in New York City, beginning with an internship at Rolling Stone and culminating as an editor at Interview magazine.

This episode goes DEEP into the wisdom of the archetypes and how we are called to unearth the darkest, gnarliest parts of ourselves in order to fully become.  My conversation with Sarah covers:

>  What the maiden and mother archetypes are, and how to know which one is playing out in your life at any given time

> How Sarah is ever-undoing the patriarchal norms that she has internalized, and how we can do the same

> What it means to become mature, or to become elders in training, and how that’s different from just “getting older”

> Honouring initiatory seasons in our lives (aka the dark times), and a reminder that the word “crisis” means dangerous opportunity.

>  How to discern sovereignty from toxic individualism

> How Sarah’s midlife crisis made her who she’s been dying to be


I hope you enjoy listening to this episode!  Be sure to grab a pen and journal because Sarah drops some serious wisdom bombs, and they’re not to be missed!



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Show Notes…


Sarah’s Website


Sarah’s Instagram


Maiden to Mother:  Unlocking our archetypal journey into the mature feminine


Maiden to Mother Teacher Training


The Becoming Podcast Season 3; Episode 11:  Jen Berlingo on midlife emergence, following your intuition + speaking the truth of your life


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