"The Crone is a symbol of inherent wisdom....She has lived through love, sorrow, hope & fear, coming out of it all a wise & confident spirit. Through these experiences she has learned the secrets of life & death & of the mysteries beyond this world. She has tasted death...watched those she loved make the journey before her. It is through her mourning that she faces death, grows to understand it & becomes the gatekeeper between worlds." ---Lee Hutch.