Elisabeth P. Sikie, PhD

Shamanic Practitioner | Poet | Philosopher

Happy Spring! Wake Up!

Well it’s Spring 2016, and as the outdated modes of thinking and being are dying an undignified death, and as those who hold on to them in the public arena are increasingly being exposed as the distorted clown car demons that they are, let us take this opportunity to make a leap in consciousness powered…   Read More

Kali & the Kali Yuga

Writing a dissertation is a strange initiatory journey. You kinda don’t really understand what you are writing about until you are writing it. One thought leads to many others. It has been hard to rein in the many trajectories; one realization leads to another entire landscape of thought. It seems though that my focus has…   Read More

FOREMOTHERS of the Women’s Spirituality Movement: Elders and Visionaries

A new and unique offering from this field of study. Included in this anthology are women who have been my mentors, friends, and peers who have paved the way for women’s spirituality scholarship and who have expanded the areas of history, archaeology, the arts, psychology, religion, and science. This is DESPITE the horrific headwinds and…   Read More

Polish Wise Women

Just when I was feeling so alone in my dissertation work that is focused upon the retrieval of European women’s ancestral shamanic traditions, this wonderful Polish artist Katarzyna Maja published a photo essay on Polish Pagan women, Witches, Whisperers and Druids – Wise Women who feel the call to our ancestral ways and practice a…   Read More

Transsexual is not Female

Now I am all Aquarian and anarchist and all that. I was born with the attitude “Eff thee man!” So I support the exploration of the contents of one’s consciousness. A main part of my dissertation focuses on the phenomenon of consciousness, and how grand and big it is and how it wants to understand…   Read More

Neolithic Art

My academic career, as well as fundamental elements of my spiritual journey, has focused upon the sublime and potent Neolithic art of Old Europe. These images transmit ancestral memory through their sophisticated but masterfully simple patterns. I added these this week to my dissertation. Themes here are women’s trance states as well as states of…   Read More

Goddess Scholars Bringing it

Viviane Dzyak, Louise Pare, Elisabeth Sikie & Mary Beth Moser taken at the 2013 PNW Region AAR conference in Seattle. Creating webs of research and bringing into consciousness subaltern collective memory of women’s ancestral ways of being and knowing. Behind us is the visionary Gimbutas whose work on Neolithic art informs my research.