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Donna Henes 22/10/09 Author of The Queen of My Self

“Unofficial Commissioner of Public Spirit of NYC.” The New Yorker
“Part performance artist, part witch, part social director for planet earth.” The Village Voice
“Globally significant theater-in-the-round.” Brooklyn Bridge Magazine
“The woman is balanced.” Paper Magazine
“Solstice Sister.” TimeOut New York
“The Original crystal-packing mama.” NY Press
“Frankly, I, for one, do not doubt her.” Dan Rather
“Insightful, funny, a treasure, from one of the best ‘goddess gals’ around.” Olympia Dukakis

DONNA HENES is an internationally renowned urban shaman, award-winning author, popular speaker and workshop leader whose joyful celebrations of celestial events have introduced ancient traditional rituals and contemporary ceremonies to millions of people in more than 100 cities since 1972. Mama Donna, as she is affectionately known, is the author of The Queen of My Self, The Moon Watcher’s Companion, Celestially Auspicious Occasions: Seasons, Cycles, and Celebrations, Dressing Our Wounds In Warm Clothes and the CD, Reverence To Her: Mythology, the Matriarchy, & Me. She writes a weekly column for UPI Religion and Spirituality Forum and publishes The Queen’s Chronicles Ezine. In addition to teaching and lecturing worldwide, she maintains a ceremonial center, spirit shop, ritual practice and consultancy in Exotic Brooklyn, New York, Mama Donna’s Tea Garden & Healing Haven, where she works with individuals and groups to create personally relevant rituals for all of life’s transitions.