About the Wild Woman Initiation Series

The Wild Woman Project came to me in a flash, a vision & it wouldn’t let me go. So, I listened. The Wild Woman archetype has been initiating me ever since. Through various experiences, which have mostly been about untangling what is true & what is not true in my own being, I have come ever closer to the wild woman within. I am a student, servant, guardian to this project who’s mission is to to awaken women to their most authentic, undomesticated nature, so they may feel like themselves, all the time, no apologies. I am sharing the 13 most important lessons I’ve learned about the path of the Wild Woman over the next few months. May it be useful.


“Ouch. This hurts”, I think to myself.

The experience continues

“Huh? What is this?…
maybe hurt isn’t the right world…
there something happening to me,
in me,
I’m scared.
a burning, a heat,
a rawness in my being…
I’m opening,
being stretched…
With each action, with each step,
Some part is falling away like ashes at my feet
The limitation
the callousness of the armor I’ve been living in
The hurt
The losses
The pride

I stand naked
in the fire
of the fire
like a mighty heart,
than before.”


In my Wild Woman Initiation, I have often been asked to stand in the fire of rebirth. Every single time, I am scared. I have learned to go anyway.

This fire calls to me every so often, in waves, in cycles, as needed. Mind you, dear reader, there are always gentler times in between, full of softening, bliss, deep comfort & nourishment.

But the fire knows just when to call again.

And, every time, it asks me to stand in the nearly blinding & alchemizing fury of transformation. The fire calls me in so close each time, I fear I may disappear.

I do not vanish, but I am forced to shed – to lay to rest what has become too burdensome to carry forward. Even when I resist her, and go kicking and screaming into the fire, the Wild Woman holds me there until the fear fades and is replaced with something inconceivably mighty and honest:

a new me.


And I am grateful.


Lesson 11 When the fire of rebirth calls for you (and she will):

Step into the fire, endure the discomfort, and let her make of you someone truer, wilder & more magnificent.


~ On the Horizon ~

Here at the Project, WILD WOMAN FEST ’17 is in our heart and minds now. Ticket Sales Open with the FEST FRIDAY FLASH SALE on 3.31.1, when ticket prices will be at their lowest. I hope you join us for the celebratory, life changing event.




Chris Maddox is the founder of The Wild Woman Project where she teaches women how to utilize the gifts of the Wild Woman Archetype in their everyday lives & how to lead women’s circles in their local communities. She is the organizer & facilitator of the beloved annual WILD WOMAN FEST, a women’s retreat-festival hybrid which fosters a deep connection to nature, a direct experience of the divine feminine & profound spiritual sisterhood among the women in attendance.

An ever student of the great mysteries of existence and nature itself, Chris believes women are holding innate gifts & tools that society at large needs – now more than ever. She is committed to helping women remember their special magic and to bring it forward into every corner of their lives, for the greater good of the planet.

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