When Women Gather


When Women Gather: A Decade With Spirit Weavers (published June 2023) chronicles ten years of sisterhood, ceremony, and skillshare.
This gorgeous coffee table book captures the intimate feminine experiences of living in community in the deserts of Joshua Tree, in the redwoods of Northern California, and realizing a dream at Cedar Bloom in Southern Oregon.
With contributions from celebrated SWG community members as well as over 300 pages of stories, photographs, recipes, songs, meditations, and poems from beloved sisters, When Women Gather commemorates the Weave’s enduring presence in our hearts long after the Hearth Fire fades to embers.

From the very beginning it was clear that we would not be doing any press. As the Gathering grew so did the inquiries from the media.  Major publications, interviewers, podcasters and influencers began to reach out, wanting all the details about the Gathering, its participants and its founder.  But, nobody would be giving anything away. The Gathering was too sacred to be reduced to words on a page or website. If someone wanted to know more, they would need to attend in person in order to understand, which was why the answer to press inquiries was always, “no thank you.”  What makes this book extra special is it’s the first time in ten years that our story is being told. We get to share a collection of our stories & experiences with our own voices, from our own perspective. The story is ours only to tell. This is the way.

“When Women Gather”

Authors: Spirit Weavers Community

Genre: Spirituality, Wellness

Price: $77 wholesale

320 pages

11 x 9 Hardbound printed sustainably by Hemlock Press in Canada

Published By SWG Publishing, June 2023

ISBN: 979-8-218-156679-4

Designed by Erica Ekrem of Loom Bound

Book Doula: Em-J Staples

Cover Photography: Leslie Satterfield

Book Includes:

• 530 photographs from the last decade including 36 double page spreads and 35 full page photographs.

• 18 pages of the Gathering’s origin story over the last decade

• Never before shared stories from new and long time attendees

• Recipes from our Camp Chef with a handful of the Gatherings favorite dishes

• Herbal recipes for outdoor living from our Wellness team as well as tea blends from our several tea spaces

• 12 different songs from our fire circles over the years with lyrics and links to song recordings online

• 12 selected poems written from women over the years while at the Gathering

• Ritual invocations for ceremony

• All original Gathering artwork from 2013-2023

• Treasured background history from the Takelma people of Southern Oregon, where we gather


There exists a place on Earth where women gather and are able to feel safe and free and be exactly who they are. Where babies are held so mammas can shower, where women are helping each other RELEARN and RECLAIM all that has been lost. Where we can heal our wounds and process our grief so we can REWEAVE the threads of our Reality.” 

Mijanou Montealegre, MYSTIC MAMMA


The convergence of feminine energy in the spirit of celebration, healing, transformation, true intimacy & the sharing of wisdom is a call too alluring bypass. To dance in & with nature is a dream made real at Spirit Weavers…..To sway with the trees and to be one with the wind…  bare feet on the ground being caressed by Mother Earth. This is the container of love Spirit Weavers is.  A co-created heaven on earth. A beautiful dance of the feminine.”

Fatima Robinson, Dancer and Choreographer

Mea is a mother, visionary, leader in the feminine arts, founder and producer of the Spirit Weavers Gathering. She is also the land steward of Cedar Bloom Farm, a 99 acre homestead, retreat center and wedding venue. The land was voted 2023 #1 Campground in all of Oregon through the well respected Hipcamp community. Raised on her family’s farm in Southern California, Mea has fostered a deep connection and reverence for nature through her relationship to plants, animals, community, preserving ancestral skills, and living in harmony with the land around her.