Suppressed Histories Archives

Visual talks and other events with Max Dashu

Europe - Fall 2015

Sun 4 Oct: Female Rebels and Mavericks
Frauen Museum, Wiesbaden, Germany

Wed 7 Oct: Title TBA 19:00 (7 pm)
Fabi, Albert-Schweitzer-Str. 66, 4th floor, 81735 München
(U5 and U7 stop Quiddestraße, output Life Centre, Plett Road)
Münich, Germany 

Fri 9 Oct: Female Icons, Ancestral Mothers 7 pm
Venue TBA. hosted by the MatriArchiv of the State Library in St Gallen, Switzerland

Sun Oct 11 Daylong with 2 visual talks and discussion
Women's Power in Global Perspective
and
Rebel Shamans: Women Confront Empire
hosted by Armonie Associazione di donne per le donne
Bologna, Italy

Wed Oct 14: Woman Shaman: Arts of Invocation
Vienna, Venue TBA

DATES STILL AVAILABLE

Oct 23-25: Women's Power, Women's Oppression, Women's HistorySaturday keynote at Feminism in London Conference

DATES STILL AVAILABLE

Sat 31 Oct, 11am - 4pm, 2 visual talks, invocations, and discussion
Witches and Pagans: Names of Goddess, Names of the Witch
and
Woman Shaman: the Ancients

Avalon Center, 1 King Street, Glastonbury, Britain

 

check back for updates and additional events on this tour

Thurs Nov. 12: Medicine for Women's Spirits Lydia Ruyle Annual Herstory Lecture
Guggenheim Hall Room 4, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley CO 7 pm

 


Northwest Tour -- March 2015

Friday March 13, 11:30 am -- near Portland OR

women from around the world

Women's Power in Global Perspective

Max Dashu presents a panoramic visual survey of female leadership, creativity, wisdom, and courage, around the world and over thousands of years. We look at female spheres of power in politics, economics, religion, medicine, technology (farmers, builders, weavers!), arts and letters. Feast your eyes on a rich tapestry of women famous and anonymous, ancient and modern. Free! Everyone is invited.

Mt Hood Community College Student Lounge
26000 Southeast Stark Street, Gresham, OR 97030


Sat Mar 14, 7 pm, in Olympia, WA

ancient female figurines

Medicine for Women's Spirits
Max Dashu brings her visual treasury of global women's history to Olympia. She'll present highlights from several of her most popular shows; then audience choice of topics. Ancient female figurines, mother-right cultures, the Magna Mater, Witches, Amazons, Rebel Shamans.

Suggested donation $15-20 to benefit the Suppressed Histories Archives
7638 58th Avenue NE, Olympia 98516


Sunday, March 15, 2-4 pm (near Seattle)
Woman Shaman: the Ancients

ancient women shamansMax Dashu screens excerpts from her video. A transformative visual (and musical) journey through female invokers, chanters, ecstatic dancers, shapeshifters, spirit-riders, oracles, diviners and healers. "Woman is by nature a shaman," says a Chukchi proverb from Siberia. But this knowledge has been held back from us. View a rare array of medicine women, drummers, and dreamers, of staff and serpents, and water your dreamscape with spiritual riches.

Soul Food Coffeehouse
15748 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA 98052
Donation. (425) 881-5309


Wednesday March 18, 7 pm
Eugene OR

Woman Shaman: the Ancients

Max Dashu presents a transformative visual journey through images: female invokers, chanters, ecstatic dancers; shapeshifters, spirit-riders, oracles, diviners and healers. "Woman is by nature a shaman," says a Chukchi proverb from Siberia. But this knowledge has been held back from us. You have an opportunity to experience a rare array of medicine women, drummers, and dreamers, of staff and serpents, to water your dreamscape with spiritual riches, and reconnect with Source.

The Garden Club, 1645 High St, Eugene OR 97401
Tickets $12-20 dollars sliding scale, at the door.
The new Woman Shaman video dvd will be available.


Australia tour Oct 23 - Nov 23, 2014

Sydney Oct 24-26th
Blue Mountains Oct 29th
Brisbane Oct 30, 31st & Nov 1st
Bundaberg Nov 2nd
Melbourne Nov 8, 9th, 13th, 22nd


legacies of the priestess

SYDNEY
24 - 26 October GAIA Conference: the Wellspring
Max presents two visual talks
Legacies of the Priestess, and Breasts! Ceremonial Founts.
At Baden Powell Scout Centre, Pennant Hills Sydney NSW



in Springwood, the BLUE MOUNTAINS
scandinavian valaWed 29 October Witches and Pagans - 7 pm

The spiritual heritages of pagan Europe: wisewomen, healers, seers, enchantresses and nightfarers. Female sacraments of spinning, weaving, herbcraft, divination, sacred dance, and incantation. Fatas, faeries, and the “good women who go by night” with the Old Goddess: Diana, Holle, Nicnevin, Abundia, Andra Mari, Perchta. Norns, Weird Sisters, Befana; Eorthan Mother and her serpents, Sapiente Sibillia, the Baba Yaga, Diana—and shamanic myths of the witches' flight and ecstatic dances.

   The Fates I fathom, yet farther I see  / See far and wide the worlds around.
Völuspá, Icelandic Edda

at the MoonCourt, Springwood, Blue Mountains
$20-45 sliding scale
For bookings, email Michelle Claire White: soror_aci@yahoo.com
(Address and directions provided after registration)



BRISBANE
Thursday 30th October, 5.30 - 7.30 pm.
Global Patterns of Colonization & Indigenous Resistance
Dialog with community Elders

images of conquest and resistance

Max shares her presentation on Indigenous resistance showing resilient spiritual women, cultural preservation and Original peoples who fought through the theft of land and people, ideologies of conquest and methods of manipulation. View evidence of religious, scientific, and political bias against Original peoples, and the prehistory of these attitudes in Europe, through images Max has collected over the past 45 years.

kurill dhagun, Cultural Precinct
State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane.
Cost: $10 Waged; free admission to Aboriginal Elders.



Friday October 31 7 pm Witches and Pagans

witches flying
(See description in listings above). With Beltaine ceremony, Tess Elliott & harpist Celtic Raven
Bardon Hall 247b Simpson Road (at Chiswick Rd, by Bowman Park) Brisbane 4065
Admission: sliding scale $15-40 Pre-paid bookings required : tesselliott@optusnet.com.au

Sat November 1, 1-5 pm, two visual talks:
Swiss witch burning of old womanWitch Hunts 12 noon

The witch-hunting Terror was the crucible of modern "Western Civilization." It had a profound impact on women's status -- and bodies, speech, mobility, sexuality. The witch craze was escalated through torture trials, targeting females, the old, disabled, queer, poor, minorities (and Indigenous people) on accusations of “devil-worship”. We still live with the legacies of this persecution and its misogynist and racist ideologies. Knowledge is power.

-- break for tea and bikkies --

ancient figurinesFemale Icons, Ancestral Mothers 3 pm

The ancient female figurines are classic icons of many world cultures, but are mostly ignored. In this visual talk, Max Dashú explores symbols of female potency in these primal images—and what they can tell us about women’s ceremonies long ago, in all their diversity and global relatedness.

Both events at Grange Library, 79 Evelyn St, Grange QLD 4051
Sliding scale: 1 show $15-40; $25-60 for both
Pre-paid bookings required : tesselliott@optusnet.com.au




BUNDABERG
Sunday 2 November, two visual talks, 1 to 6 pm
rebel leaders from Peru, Zimbabwe, New Mexico

Rebel Shamans: Women Confront Empire 1 pm

Did you know that holy women and female prophets led many rebellions to resist conquest, slavery, and colonization? They challenged systems of domination on multiple levels! Indigenous and African/Diasporic women have drawn on their cultural traditions to resist empire. Under an oppressive colonial order, these women’s direct access to transformative power makes the spiritual political, as they act to lead, defend, and protect their peoples.

--break for tea, bring your snacks--

Deasophy: Goddess Wisdom 3:15 pm

naqada goddess in riverboatA visual journey into female Divinity: as Mother, as Snake, Waters, Sun; as Spider and Tree and Corn, as Earth or Heavens. Creatrix, holy Wisdom, Tao, the Fates: the numinous, primal Mystery. We’ll view ancient figurines in clay and stone and ivory; statues, seals, ceramics, rock art, megaliths, codices, ancestor carvings and masks.

both events at Goddesses Garden & Studio
Innes Park, QLD (Bundaberg area) $25-60 sliding scale.
Contact Jassy to book in: 0427 825 045 or goddessesgardenandstudio@gmail.com (Address and directions given upon registration)



MELBOURNE
Saturday 8 November - two visual talks

Lesbians and Amazons 2-5 pm

lesbians from Anatolia, Thailand, USA,

We’ll track women-loving women (and Amazons!) across time and space

Community Hall 99 Leinster Grove, Thornbury
$15-30 sliding scale (cash only) Wheelchair Accessible.

two hour dinner break, then:

Female Icons, Ancestral Mothers, 7-9 pm

ancient figurines

The ancient female figurines are classic icons of many world cultures, but are mostly ignored. In this visual talk, Max Dashú explores symbols of female potency in these primal images—and what they can tell us about women’s ceremonies long ago, in all their diversity and global relatedness.

Community Hall 99 Leinster Grove, Thornbury
$15-30 sliding scale (cash only) Wheelchair Accessible.



Sunday 9 November - 8 pm

late mediterranean goddesses Roman wolf sculpture

Untamed Females vs. Imperial Roman Patriarchy

Event with Susan Hawthorne and Max Dashu
Susan shares new poems from her book Lupa and Lamb, drawing on the mythic archives
about wolves and sheep. Max presents a visual talk on the Magna Mater --
how
Goddess cultures of many countries were hybridized during the Roman empire

Susan Hawthorne’s Lupa and Lamb, her ninth collection of poetry, was written on an Australia Council residency in Rome. An award-winning poet, her work has been broadcast on national radio and published and performed internationally. Her books draw on her mythic, poetic, and linguistic researches.

Max Dashu is a historian who has created a vast collection of female iconography and over 100 visual presentations, video dvds (most recently, Woman Shaman: the Ancients) and a forthcoming book series, Secret History of the Witches. She is currently teaching an online course on Witches.

35 Whalley Street, Northcote
$15-20 sliding scale

Bookings: 03 9329 6088    Limited places: book early!



Thursday 13 November, 7-10 pm
Special Event: Conversation with Max Dashu

treasures of women's history picture of Max

A unique chance to attend a Q&A session with this renowned world expert on the suppressed histories of women. Bring your questions, or come for a wide-ranging discussion of women's real role in world culture. Instead of Max's usual presentation of images, you will have chance to ask questions about archaeology, witches and shamans, goddesses and ancestral mothers, mother-right, patriarchy, colonisations, or whatever you want to know. Also learn more about how Max assembled her unique world heritage collection of images. Don't miss this special chance to tap into the vast knowledge base that Max Dashu has been collecting for 45 years.

Moderated by Chris Sitka
Northcote Town Hall - 189 High St., Northcote

Wheelchair access. On No.86 Tram Route. Stop at Town Hall.

Price: $15-30 cash only



Saturday 22 November Two visual talks
Witches and Pagans 2-5 pm

witches flying
The spiritual heritages of pagan Europe: wisewomen, healers, seers, enchantresses and nightfarers. Female sacraments of spinning, weaving, herbcraft, divination, sacred dance, and incantation. Fatas, faeries, and the “good women who go by night” with the Old Goddess: Diana, Holle, Nicnevin, Abundia, Andra Mari, Perchta. Norns, Weird Sisters, Befana; Eorthan Mother and her serpents, Sapiente Sibillia, the Baba Yaga, Diana—and shamanic myths of the witches' flight and dances.

--two hour dinner break--

juana icha, medicine womanRebel Shamans: Women Confront Empire 7pm
Did you know that holy women and female prophets led many rebellions to resist conquest, slavery, and colonization? They challenged systems of domination on multiple levels! Indigenous and African/Diasporic women have drawn on their cultural traditions to resist empire. Under an oppressive colonial order, these women’s direct access to transformative power makes the spiritual political, as they act to lead, defend, and protect their peoples.

Both events at Community Hall, 99 Leinster Grove, Thornbury $15-30 per each session (cash only).