Suppressed Histories Events: visual talks by Max Dashu

witches and pagans

Online course: Witches and the Ways of Wyrd ONGOING through April 2015

We'll discuss advance readings from my forthcoming book Secret History of the Witches, see some new visual webcasts, and (new) have live discussions via teleconference. View a description of topics. Subscribe anytime; you can register here. Go month by month ($31) or get a discount by prepaying 3 or more months at once ($25/mo). Read more about how the course works at registration link above, and in more detail here (scroll down a bit.) The course runs from Sept 1 to May 1, 2015 (with a hiatus Oct 23 to Nov 23).


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 ecstatic 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). Wheelchair Accessible.

These Nov 22 events are the last in Max's 2014 Australian tour.

Her online course Witches is open by subscription through April 2015





PREVIOUS EVENTS - 2014

Sunday, August 10, 7:00 pm, at Spirit House

Max Dashú screens excerpts from her DVD WOMAN SHAMAN: the Ancients
with commentary and discussion

Woman Shaman uncovers a rich cultural record of medicine women, seers, oracles, healers, trance-dancers, shapeshifters, and dreamers—on a global scale. To experience the beauty, power and wisdom of these spiritual legacies is medicine for the spirit, especially for women who were pushed down, marginalized, denied, and silenced in the name of religion.
These most ancient spiritual ways have immense value for all of us—however far back, or deep, we have to go to recover our human birthright.


We’ll view seven chapters from the double disc DVD, including Invocation, Drums, Serpents, Healers, Mirrors—and two audience choices: perhaps Shamanic Goddesses? Entheogens? Shapeshifters, Animal Spirits, or Shamanic Staffs? You decide...

Sunday, August 10, 7:00 pm, at Spirit House
16550 Franklin Rd, Fort Bragg CA 95437
Sliding Scale Contribution: $15 - $25 at the door


Directions: http://spirithousehealing.org/about   

Info: (707) 961-0776


For more about Max’s work, visit her website and Suppressed Histories on Facebook



2013 Australia Tour

Brisbane - 15-16 Nov
  Bundaberg - 17 Nov
  Coffs Harbour - 20 Nov
  Newcastle - 21 Nov
  Sydney - 22/23/24 Nov
  Blue Mtns - 26 Nov
  Canberra - 27 Nov
  Melbourne - 29-30 Nov, 1 Dec

Bookings essential - space is limited

Friday, 15 Nov, 7:30-9:30 pm, Brisbane


Feminist historian Max Dashú presents her

Deasophy: Goddess Wisdom

A visual journey into the female Divine: as Snake, as Mother, as Waters, as Sun, as Spider and Tree and Corn, as Earth or Heavens. Creatrix, holy Wisdom, the Fates, the Tao: the numinous, primal Mystery. We’ll look at ancient figurines in clay and stone and ivory; statues, seals, ceramics, rock murals, megaliths, pipes, codices, ancestor carvings and masks. Ranging from Ecuador to Zimbabwe to Iran and China and the Balkans, to Spain, Nigeria, Mexico, Eurasia and Indiana, this show draws on the resplendent collection of the Suppressed Histories Archives.

VENUE: Chermside Library (all welcome) 375 Hamilton Rd, Chermside QLD 4032

Time: 1:00 - 4:30 pm

$45 (4 scholarships for low-income women only)

CONTACT: Tess Elliott: 0417 041 212 OR Email: tesselliott@optusnet.com.au


Saturday, 16 Nov, 9:30-4:30 Brisbane

Woman Shaman daylong (women only)

A transformative visual journey through images: female invokers, chanters, ecstatic dancers, shapeshifters, spirit-riders, diviners, oracles and healers.  “Woman is by nature a shaman,” says a Chukchee proverb from Siberia. But this knowledge has been held back from us. This is an  opportunity to experience a rare array of medicine women, drummers, and dreamers, of staffs and serpents, to water your dreamscape with spiritual riches, and reconnect with Source.

VENUE: The Long Room “Kupidabin Wilderness” at the Lyell Deer Sanctuary

LOCATION: 5 Lyell Crt, Mt Samson (10k from Samford off Dayboro Rd)

TIME: 9.30 for 10 am start -- 4.30 pm

COST: $90 /\/\/\ CONTACT: Tess Elliott: 0417 141 212 Email: tesselliott@optusnet.com.au

Please bring your own lunch or buy beautiful food at the venue ($12,50). Please confirm this when booking.

If you are staying for the evening ceremony, bring an evening meal or buy one ($15) at the venue.


Evening ceremony Celebrating SHE, Who is All (Open to all)

A ceremony incorporating sacramental dance, incantation and movement. Come prepared to be transported and transformed. With Max Dashu and Anique Radiant Heart.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 16 /\/\/\ LOCATION: Brisbane, same as above

COST: $45 (4 scholarships for low-income women only)

CONTACT: Tess Elliott: 0417 041 212 Email: tesselliott@optusnet.com.au

If you wish to stay the night, there's an additional charge of $10 per person

(Full catering menu / camping details available)


Sunday, 17 Nov, Bundaberg daylong / evening ceremony


Woman Shaman workshop 11:30-5 pm

WOMAN SHAMAN: THE ANCIENTS (women only - with Max Dashu)

A transformative visual journey through images: female invokers, chanters, ecstatic dancers, shapeshifters, spirit-riders, diviners, oracles and healers. “Woman is by nature a shaman,” says a Chukchee proverb from Siberia. But this knowledge has been held back from us. This is an  opportunity to experience a rare array of medicine women, drummers, and dreamers, of staffs and serpents, to water your dreamscape with spiritual riches, and reconnect with Source.

Venue: Goddesses Garden and Studio, Innes Park, QLD
(Please contact Jassy for address and directions)

Cost: $90.

Contact: Jassy 0427 825 045 or email goddessesgardenandstudio@gmail.com

Please bring your own lunch. If you are staying for the evening ceremony, bring a plate of food to share - please no dips, sweets or crisps. Tea and coffee provided. Thank you.

Evening ceremony Celebrating SHE, who is All (Open to all) - Bundaberg

A ceremony incorporating sacramental dance, incantation and movement. Come prepared to be transported and transformed. With Max Dashu and Anique Radiant Heart.

Venue: Goddesses Garden and Studio, Innes Park, QLD
(Please contact Jassy for address and directions)

Contact: Jassy 0427 825 045 or email goddessesgardenandstudio@gmail.com

Cost: $45. Tea and coffee will be served after the ceremony.


Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7 pm - Coffs Harbour


Max Dashú presents her Deasophy: Goddess Wisdom

A visual journey into the female Divine: as Snake, as Mother, as Waters, as Sun, as Spider and Tree and Corn, as Earth or Heavens. Creatrix, holy Wisdom, the Fates, the Tao: the numinous, primal Mystery. We’ll look at ancient figurines in clay and stone and ivory; statues, seals, ceramics, rock murals, megaliths, pipes, codices, ancestor carvings and masks. Ranging from Ecuador to Zimbabwe to Iran and China and the Balkans, to Spain, Nigeria, Mexico, Eurasia and Indiana, this show draws on the resplendent collection of the Suppressed Histories Archives.

Tea and coffee will be served afterwards and an opportunity to mingle with the presenter.

VENUE: 3 Corella Place, Boambee East, NSW

TIME: 7 pm /\/\/\/\ COST: $25.

CONTACT: Ann by email: ann.rayner@y7mail.com

Anique Radiant Heart begins the evening with a song and wraps it all up with more beautiful singing!


Thursday, 21 Nov, 7 pm - Newcastle

Max Dashú presents her Deasophy: Goddess Wisdom

A visual journey into the female Divine: as Snake, as Mother, as Waters, as Sun, as Spider and Tree and Corn, as Earth or Heavens. Creatrix, holy Wisdom, the Fates, the Tao: the numinous, primal Mystery. We’ll look at ancient figurines in clay and stone and ivory; statues, seals, ceramics, rock murals, megaliths, pipes, codices, ancestor carvings and masks. Ranging from Ecuador to Zimbabwe to Iran and China and the Balkans, to Spain, Nigeria, Mexico, Eurasia and Indiana, this show draws on the resplendent collection of the Suppressed Histories Archives.

VENUE: Temple of the Global Goddess Maitland

TIME: 7.00pm /\/\/\/\ COST: $45

CONTACT: Anique by email Anique@herwill.net


Friday, 22 Nov. 7 pm - Sydney

Max Dashú presents her Deasophy: Goddess Wisdom

A visual journey into the female Divine: as Snake, as Mother, as Waters, as Sun, as Spider and Tree and Corn, as Earth or Heavens. Creatrix, holy Wisdom, the Fates, the Tao: the numinous, primal Mystery. We’ll look at ancient figurines in clay and stone and ivory; statues, seals, ceramics, rock murals, megaliths, pipes, codices, ancestor carvings and masks. Ranging from Ecuador to Zimbabwe to Iran and China and the Balkans, to Spain, Nigeria, Mexico, Eurasia and Indiana, this show draws on the resplendent collection of the Suppressed Histories Archives.

VENUE: Earth and Sky Yoga Studio LOCATION: 1/137 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville

COST: $45 (4 scholarships for low-income women) TIME: 7 pm

CONTACT: Gemma Summers: 0417-298-370 OR Email: gemma@goodmind.com.au



Saturday, 23 Nov. 7 pm, Sydney - day & evening events

Woman Shaman day event 10 am - 5 pm

WOMAN SHAMAN: THE ANCIENTS (women only - with Max Dashu)

A transformative visual journey through images: female invokers, chanters, ecstatic dancers, shapeshifters, spirit-riders, diviners, oracles and healers. “Woman is by nature a shaman,” says a Chukchee proverb from Siberia. But this knowledge has been held back from us. This is an  opportunity to experience a rare array of medicine women, drummers, and dreamers, of staffs and serpents, to water your dreamscape with spiritual riches, and reconnect with Source.

LOCATION: the Centre 14 Frances Street (at Cook) Randwick NSW 2031

TIME: 10am -- 5,00pm /\/\/\ COST: $90

Contact: Gemma Summers 0417 298 370 or gemma@goodmind.com.au

Please bring your own lunch. Morning and afternoon tea will be served.

Evening ceremony Celebrating SHE, who is All (Open to all)

A ceremony incorporating sacramental dance, incantation and movement.
Come prepared to be transported and transformed. With Max Dashu and Anique Radiant Heart.

LOCATION: The Centre 14 Frances Street (at Cook) Randwick NSW 2031

TIME: 7.00pm - 9.30pm

COST: $45 (4 scholarships for low-income women)

CONTACT: Gemma Summers: 0417-298-370 OR Email: gemma@goodmind.com.au


Sunday, 24 Nov. Sydney daylong double shows

Breasts! visual presentation 10 am

 

Max Dashu will show ceremonial Breastpots from China, Tennessee, Nigeria, the Philippines, Central America, and Central Europe.
Rejoice in the symbolism of women’s life-giving breasts as depicted in wall murals, doors, pillars, funerary urns, even furnaces; and in votive plaques, figurines, megaliths, gold pectorals, carved drums, and stone fountains. A fun and inspirational exploration of this overlooked global iconography of the Female Divine.

Grandmother Stones of Megalithic Europe 1 pm

  The female statue-menhirs of France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Sardinia are Europe’s earliest monumental art, omitted by most histories. We’ll see these rarely-published monuments, with a few from Germany, Ukraine, and Greece. We’ll explore their recurrent symbols of breasts and necklaces, the “ancestor-face,” vulva signs, and note similarities to megalithic women in Algeria and Ethiopia. This hidden mother-right heritage lies at the foundations of European history.

VENUE: The Centre 14 Frances Street (at Cook) Randwick NSW 2031

TIME: 10.00am -- 5.00pm

COST: $90 (4 scholarships for low-income women)

Contact: Gemma Summers 0147-298-370 OR email: gemma@goodmind.com.au

Please bring your own lunch. Morning and afternoon tea will be served.


Tuesday, 26 Nov. 7 pm Blue Mountains

Max Dashú presents her Deasophy: Goddess Wisdom

A visual journey into the female Divine: as Snake, as Mother, as Waters, as Sun, as Spider and Tree and Corn, as Earth or Heavens. Creatrix, holy Wisdom, the Fates, the Tao: the numinous, primal Mystery. We’ll look at ancient figurines in clay and stone and ivory; statues, seals, ceramics, rock murals, megaliths, pipes, codices, ancestor carvings and masks. Ranging from Ecuador to Zimbabwe to Iran and China and the Balkans, to Spain, Nigeria, Mexico, Eurasia and Indiana, this show draws on the resplendent collection of the Suppressed Histories Archives.

VENUE: Mooncourt - Blue Mts - Details given upon booking

TIME: 7 pm /\/\/\/\ COST: $45

CONTACT: Glenys
pagaian@bigpond.net.au


Wednesday, 27 Nov. 7 pm - Canberra

Max Dashú presents her Deasophy: Goddess Wisdom

A visual journey into the female Divine: as Snake, as Mother, as Waters, as Sun, as Spider and Tree and Corn, as Earth or Heavens. Creatrix, holy Wisdom, the Fates, the Tao: the numinous, primal Mystery. We’ll look at ancient figurines in clay and stone and ivory; statues, seals, ceramics, rock murals, megaliths, pipes, codices, ancestor carvings and masks. Ranging from Ecuador to Zimbabwe to Iran and China and the Balkans, to Spain, Nigeria, Mexico, Eurasia and Indiana, this show draws on the resplendent collection of the Suppressed Histories Archives.

VENUE: 9 Horan Place, Spence TIME: 7 pm
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL 7.00pm Space limited
COST: $45 (4 scholarships
CONTACT: Lilitu 02 6230 2272 Mob 0478 838 768

Tea and coffee will be served afterwards and an opportunity to mingle with the presenter.


Friday, 29 Nov. 7 pm, Melbourne

Max Dashú presents her Deasophy: Goddess Wisdom

A visual journey into the female Divine: as Snake, as Mother, as Waters, as Sun, as Spider and Tree and Corn, as Earth or Heavens. Creatrix, holy Wisdom, the Fates, the Tao: the numinous, primal Mystery. We’ll look at ancient figurines in clay and stone and ivory; statues, seals, ceramics, rock murals, megaliths, pipes, codices, ancestor carvings and masks. Ranging from Ecuador to Zimbabwe to Iran and China and the Balkans, to Spain, Nigeria, Mexico, Eurasia and Indiana, this show draws on the resplendent collection of the Suppressed Histories Archives.

11 Munro Street Kew East

COST: $45 (some scholarships for low-income women)

CONTACT: Tricia Szirom tricia.gaiasgarden@gmail.com

Refreshments will be served after the discourse and you are invited to mingle with Max.


Woman Shaman day event 10 am - 5 pm

WOMAN SHAMAN: THE ANCIENTS (women only - with Max Dashu) Melbourne

A transformative visual journey through images: female invokers, chanters, ecstatic dancers, shapeshifters, spirit-riders, diviners, oracles and healers. “Woman is by nature a shaman,” says a Chukchee proverb from Siberia. But this knowledge has been held back from us. This is an  opportunity to experience a rare array of medicine women, drummers, and dreamers, of staffs and serpents, to water your dreamscape with spiritual riches, and reconnect with Source.

VENUE: Gaia’s Garden LOCATION: 11 Munro Street Kew East

TIME: 10am -- 5pm /\/\/\/\/\ COST: $90

Contact: Trisha Szirom tricia.gaiasgarden@gmail.com

Please bring your own lunch. Morning and afternoon tea will be served.

Evening ceremony Celebrating SHE, who is All (Open to all)

A ceremony incorporating sacramental dance, incantation and movement.
Come prepared to be transported and transformed. With Max Dashu and Anique Radiant Heart.

VENUE: Gaia’s Garden LOCATION: 11 Munro Street Kew East

TIME: 10am -- 5pm /\/\/\/\ COST: $45

Contact: Trisha Szirom tricia.gaiasgarden@gmail.com

Tea and coffee will be served after the ceremony.


Sunday 1 Dec day workshops Melbourne

Breasts! visual presentation 10 am

breasted pots  

Max Dashu will show ceremonial Breastpots from China, Tennessee, Nigeria, the Philippines, Central America, and Central Europe.
Rejoice in the symbolism of women’s life-giving breasts as depicted in wall murals, doors, pillars, funerary urns, even furnaces; and in votive plaques, figurines, megaliths, gold pectorals, carved drums, and stone fountains. A fun and inspirational exploration of this overlooked global iconography of the Female Divine.

Grandmother Stones - megalithic Europe 1 pm

megallithic woman   The female statue-menhirs of France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Sardinia are Europe’s earliest monumental art, omitted by most histories. We’ll see these rarely-published monuments, with a few from Germany, Ukraine, and Greece. We’ll explore their recurrent symbols of breasts and necklaces, the “ancestor-face,” vulva signs, and note similarities to megalithic women in Algeria and Ethiopia. This hidden mother-right heritage lies at the foundations of European history.

LOCATION: 11 Munro Street Kew East

TIME: 10.00am -- 5.00pm

COST: $90 (4 scholarships for low-income women)

Contact: Trisha Szirom tricia.gaiasgarden@gmail.com

Please bring your own lunch. Morning and afternoon tea will be served.

This is the last event planned for the Australian tour.



the online course
Spiritual Heritages of Ancient Europe

is on hiatus; Part III resumes Jan 2014. Register here.

 

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