Why be a crone (or Senex) in-training?
Society denies aging and fights it as an enemy. This is a futile and damaging fight.
The reality is that aging is inevitable. However fear and the suffering associated with it is preventable. It is necessary to redefine aging, including senility, as natural versus pathological and embrace-worthy. With curiosity, one can be open to what aging has to teach.
CRONE AND SENEX ARE latin WORDS used often in FAIRYTALE AND MYTH To DEPICT THE ARCHETYPE OF A WISE ELDER IN THEIR FEMININE AND MASCULINE FORMS. To be a crone/Senex in-training is to be consciously embracing and valuing the aging process and to be cultivating elderhood.