I wrote a post on Jenner recently (below the post on the Polish Women Shamans and Witches) before the drama with Rachel Dolezal broke. But I had been thinking exactly along these lines and wondering what the implications of the arguments supporting Jenner would be if they were applied to a white person identifying as… Read More
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
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
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
While reading Mary Beth Moser’s (PhD) most excellent dissertation “The Everyday Spirituality of Women in the Italian Alps: A Trentino American Women’s Search for Spiritual Agency, Folk Wisdom, and Ancestral Values“, I came across a citation that kicked my butt. But first let me explain that she, like me, is following the breadcrumbs as a… Read More
Writing: shitty first drafts. Butt in chair. Just do it. You own everything that happened to you. You are going to feel like hell if you never write the stuff that is tugging on the sleeves in your heart — your stories, visions, memories, songs: your truth, your version of things, in your voice. That is… Read More
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.
At the Mars Hotel
What I’ve come to understand is that a – the ideological war that is so extreme today is a psychic war and b – whomever controls the narrative controls consciousness and c- creation myths have the most quantum power – that is why fundamentalists created the false parallel between creationism and evolution. Evolution is not… Read More
At Lucia’s house… if you would like your picture removed, please just let me know. Namaste!