2019 Goddess Conference Presenters

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From Australia

Maree Lipschitz, Priestess Aphrodena

Deborah Franco, Priestess Iphimena

Maree Lipschitz, Priestess Aphrodena and Deborah Franco, Priestess Iphimena are both fully ordained Priestesses of the Temple of the Global Goddess (Maitland and Sydney, Australia). They hold monthly services at the Goddess Temple in Redfern, Sydney and are part of the organising committee of the Goddess Conference Australia held every year in Pennant Hills, Sydney. They are also members of the Executive committee organising the International Priestess Convocation in Crete in 2020. Maree and Deborah take groups of Goddess-loving women to ancient Crete on sacred pilgrimage and delight in offering women the opportunity to walk in Her Ancient Footsteps. Maree is a Women’s Mysteries teacher and has been offering menarche and menopause ceremonies and workshops for many years. Deborah recently established Thea Books, a publishing company dedicated to the publishing and dissemination of Goddess literature.

 http://www.tours.goddess.net.au/crete/

Wendy Rule

Blurring the line between music, theater and ritual, Visionary Songstress Wendy Rule weaves her dark ambient mystical folk songs along magical paths of storytelling and mythology to create a uniquely beautiful, powerful and transformative live experience.

Wild, wise and empowering, Wendy’s music honors her deep spiritual and magical connection to Nature. Her extraordinary voice and insightful lyrics, combined with her passionate and personal storytelling, invite us to celebrate and connect with our own deep Magic.

Over the past two decades, Wendy has released 10 studio albums and numerous side projects, and has toured the world extensively as both a performer and an inspirational Magical Life Coach and workshop presenter. Alongside her busy touring schedule, Wendy also facilitates the online mystery school “Living a Life of Magic”, co presented with her husband and Magical partner Timothy Van Diest.

Originally from Melbourne Australia, Wendy relocated to the USA in 2014, and is now living in Santa Fe,  New Mexico –  allowing her an even stronger connection to her ever growing US fan base, and providing daily access to the wild Nature that inspires her unique and transformational work.

www.wendyrule.com

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The Larrakia Nation, Australia

Bilawara

Bilawara is an Elder of the Larrakia Nation of Darwin Northern Territory, Australia, she is acknowledged and respected as a healer and teacher of the ancient wisdoms of aboriginal spirituality and healing. Her life is dedicated to helping us discover the wholeness and boundless beauty within our spirits and hearts. Bilawara travels nationally and internationally to conduct special life-changing events and ceremonies of wisdoms of Star Dreaming and as a Grandmother of the oldest, continuous surviving cultures on Earth, she will share with you wisdoms from Ancestors for your spiritual journey to the stars. Bilawara is an internationally published author with two books: Star Dreaming and Healing from the Dilly Bag.

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From Canada

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Rosmarinus is a Living Work of Art in Perpetual Motion~ Oneiromancer, Shadow Worker, Fine Arts Visionary, Intergalactic Creatrix of Sight Sound and Movement, Cosmick Witch, Thelemic Priestess, Astrologer, Iconoclast, Feminist Futurist, Occult Practitioner, Conduit of the Mysteries, Martial Artist, and overall Oracular Warrioress. She is an Initiate of Many Secret Orders and Eclectic Paths spanning over two decades; she has seasoned experience unfolding within diverse Magickal contexts: some of which include such Honoured placements of Leadership and Practicum in Realms of The O.T.O, The Temple Serpentarius (a Canadian Grove of the Internationally respected Fellowship of ISIS residing under the umbrella of Olivia Robertson’s Vision), The Path of both Traditional and Dianic Witchcraft, and the Full engagement of Practice in the Ways of Shaolin Kung FU, culminating with her medal-award winning participation in the 10th Zhengzhou International Wushu Championship in China in October of 2014. Exhibiting refined levels of leadership, Rosmarinus has participated in many Martial Arts tournaments and demonstrations, and was selected by 34th Generation Shaolin Grand Master Warrior Monk, Shifu Shi Guo Song, to stand before a Global Athletic Council and swear an Oath of Integrity on behalf of an International Contingent of Athletes in Deng Feng for what is known as the Olympics of Kung FU before thousands of spectators, participants and judges. She is the student of Shaolin disciple Shi Chang Dao, and was selected to become an instructor of the Shaolin Temple Quanfa Institute, teaching Kung Fu empowerment to Adults and Children alike.  she is also a pioneering member of the Canadian Chapter of the International Association of Artists of Imagination, and an Active Facilitator of Sacred Space that serves to Invoke Humanity’s Deepest Soul Incarnation in accordance with the Higher Wisdom of the Universal Order of the Cosmos, everyday. Rosmarinus is a multidimensional Priestess whose Spirituality embodies a vast paradigm of Cosmick Consciousness. Her values reside in the capacity for Honouring the Sacredness and diversity inherent in the multifarious voices of the pagan world; co-creation, Humanitarian Unity, Freedom of Creative Expression, Occult Integrity, Feminist Spirituality, Cosmick Consciousness and living by Thelemic Philosophies are but a few aspects that are of primary importance to her, with a Vision of Reverence, and Gentle Loving Kindness at its center. Informed by a Spiritual Paradigm that is Cosmick, she fosters Interfaith dialogue within diverse Occult Spheres, motivated by a core ethos of Love and Mindfulness. Rosmarinus Stehlik is a Multidisciplinary Artist and graduate of McMaster University in Canada, holding two Honours B.A Degrees in Fine Arts and Art History, respectively; with a minor degree in Religious Studies- specializing in Cross-Cultural Spirituality, Feminist Witchcraft, Transpersonal Mysticism, Astrology and the Tarot.

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From The Chumash Nation

Julie Tumamait-Stenslie

Julie Tumamait-Stenslie traces her Chumash ancestry through her father, Vincent Tumamait, a leader or paha among the Chumash.  Julie’s family Chumash descendancy extends throughout Chumash historical homelands, from the villages of Hichimin, Lu’upsh and Swaxil on Santa Rosa and Santa Cruz Islands, to as far north as San Luis Obispo County, and as far south as Humaliwo (Malibu), and throughout Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties (including  Mishopshno, or Carpinteria, and Matilija, here in the Ojai Valley).  Julie’s kinship is traced  to at least 11 known Chumash villages, and as far back historically as the mid-18th Century, prior even to the Portolá Expedition of 1769 into Alta California.

Julie was trained by her father, Vincent Tumamait, and later assisted him in his cultural presentations until his death in 1992. She carries on the traditions of her family through programs and presentations of Chumash culture, history and song, within the tradition of Chumash storytelling and her personal family’s native roots and experience in the Ojai Valley. With the help of several elementary school students and teachers at Monica Ros Schoo, lJulie is currently building a traditional Chumash home, or ap, along in the Ojai Valley.

Julie is on the  California Indian Advisory Committee for the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and C.A.U.S.E. ,(CENTRAL COAST ALLIANCE FOR A SUSTANIABLE ECOMONY) , a non-profit agency . She is a former member of the University of California at Santa Barbara’s Committee on the “Repatriation” of Native American ceremonial artifacts. Julie also served on the board at the Oakbrook Park Chumash Interpretive center in Thousand Oaks .Ca.  In 1995 Julie was named Community Services Volunteer by the Ventura County Commission for Women and an Ojai Living Treasure in 1997. Julie is a commissioner of the Native American Heritage Commission, appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger. The mission of this agency is to protect Native American sacred sites and cemeteries.

As Tribal Chair of the Chumash Barbareno/Ventureno Band of Mission Indians, Julie is leading her band in their effort to  federal recognition and full Tribal status

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From Guatemala

Elizabeth Araujo

Grandmother Elizabeth is a warm, Compassionate person manifesting a discernment that crosses cultural boundaries.  She travels extensively throughout the world to wherever she is called to do ceremony and hold council with elders in the process of bringing unification, balance and harmony to Mother Earth.  Grandmother Elizabeth was born and raised in El Salvador and lives in Guatemala.

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From Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian)

Lani Kamauu Yamasaki 

Lani serves as a Native Hawaiian Cultural Practitioner, and received ʻūniki (traditional initiation/graduation) by Kahuna Hale Makua – her elder and spiritual mentor. This allows her to practice and share the lineal healing traditions of their family – the Lono and Pele clans. These esoteric traditions include lāʻau lapaʻau (plant medicine), which globally connects the ancestral star trails.

As a social business development consultant and established artist, Lani is credited with creating visionary social legacy programs including ʻAnoʻano Aloha and Live Lōkahi, which integrate traditional Hawaiian practices and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, agriculture and math)  with the intention of creating community resilience and self-sufficiency. She developed/piloted the premiere Hawaiian culturally-based curriculum for First Responders and survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse. She is a guest faculty with the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing and an invited lecturer for the Pacific Regional Indigenous Doctors Congress. She received her B.A. from Scripps College and is a Smithsonian Fellow and Ford Fellow. Contact: lani@laniyamasaki.com  www.laniyamasaki.com

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From The Mi’kmaq Nation

Windwalker

Windwalker is a Grammy nominated, multi-music awards winner and a third generation Medicine Woman/Shaman taught by her grandmother’s mother’s clan. Her mother’s tribe is Mic-Mac and her father’s tribe is Cherokee and Lenape. Since the age of four Windwalker’s grandmother taught her all the medicinal that will heal the inner waters within us that carries disease or known in the holistic medicine as dis-ease.
Through herbal remedies and full body work (also known as massage) the medicine women/Shamans would take the dis-ease out of the body primarily through the hands and feet. Also at the same time, heal the client mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually for future growth.
Through these ancient healings as a Medicine Woman, Windwalker has been known to remove different kinds of cancers; heal broken bones; assist recover drug and alcohol addictions; clients stop smoking; help mental disorders; assist veterans, battered women and children; healing all types of animals and many more. The miracles never stop to amaze Windwalker with what the ancestors have passed down from generation to generation. To this day it is great to see the modern medicine and ancient ways cohabitating most effectively with one another.
Windwalker’s goal is to help and heal everyone that she meets throughout this lifetime. Through these healings she can tell where the body is in distress and assist in removing these burdens the client may carry from not only the present but also from past lives. Through the Healing or Inner Waters Workshops conducted by Windwalker, she passes on these ancient ways to have them available for those generations yet to come. Some of these methods used in healing techniques not only include the hands but also shell medicine, drumming, flute, and ancient songs to name a few.
Also an active participant in assisting the homeless also known as “Earth Walkers”; Teenage Suicide Prevention; Assisting Elders on the reservations; participant in food, clothing and educational supplies; and a motivational speaker to name a few.
Windwalker also teaches the importance of understanding and helping to better Earth Mother and conducts ceremonies at oceans, rivers, lakes, ponds, and all bodies of water including the water that is consumed within. She has lent her talents in many documentaries as a healer and musician such as “We are the Land”, “Imagine a Place” (soundtrack) and several music videos.

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From The Penobscot Nation

Sherri Mithchell

Sherri Mitchell Whe’na Ha’mu Kwasser is an Indigenous rights activist, spiritual teacher, and transformational change maker.  She was born and raised on the Penobscot Indian reservation  (Penawahpskek).  She speaks and teaches around the world on issues of Indigenous rights, environmental justice, and spiritual change. Her broad base of knowledge allows her to synthesize many subjects into a cohesive whole, weaving together a multitude of complex issues and articulating them in a way that both satisfies the mind and heals the heart.

Sherri is the Founding Director of the Land Peace Foundation, an organization dedicated to the global protection of Indigenous land and water rights and the preservation of the Indigenous way of life.

She has been actively involved with Indigenous rights and environmental justice work for more than 25 years.

Sherri is the visionary behind “Healing the Wounds of Turtle Island,” a global healing ceremony that has brought people together from all corners of the world. The ceremony is designed to heal our relationships with one another as human beings, and then to heal the relationship between human beings and the rest of Creation.  It has been attended by people from every continent (except Antarctica), who have come together to pray with one heart and one mind for the healing of all life on Mother Earth.

Sherri is also the cohost of the syndicated radio program Love (and revolution) Radio, which focuses on real-life stories of heart-based activism and revolutionary spiritual change.

 From South America

sandraplumaSandra Roman, Priestess of Avalon

Shamanka, singer, initiatress, teacher.

Sandra is author of five books in Spanish. One of them “Los Rostros de la Diosa”, is recently editing in English with the title: Faces of the Goddess, where she includes experiences from her personal journey.

Creative mother of the cards deck “Goddesses in your Daily Life”, she´s a Priestess of Avalon, Past Lives Therapist, Tarot Reader and Yoga Teacher.

Like a “Gipsy” Priestess, Sandra followed the Goddess Call, journeying from South America to Glastonbury where she was initiated in the Misteries of Avalon. Later, Pachamama and Chak-Anna called her back to her country, Argentina, to explore the Sacred Wheel of the Southern Cross. Then, she felt the voice of her Spanish ancestresses as well as her Mexican sisters, creating Priestess trainings in all these countries.

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From Standing Rock Lakota Nation

Lushanya Echeverria

Lushanya Echeverria, MEd, is a professional educator focused on building a bridge between white supremacy based learning and indigenous-American values and earth-based teachings.  Lushanya practices the Lakota teachings as inherently passed to her from her matriarchal-lineage. She shares the teachings of her Lakota people through ceremonies, spiritual counseling, and community leadership.  Lushanya is a Doctoral student in the field of Educational Leadership and her focus is using Culturally Responsive Pedagogy to engage students of color in US education.

 

Beverly Little Thunder

Beverly Little Thunder is a resident of Huntington Vermont. An enrolled member of the Lakota Standing Rock Band in North Dakota she is also a grandmother and great grandmother. Living on land that she guides Womyn’s ceremonies based on Lakota teachings, she and her partner of 21 years , plan on leaving the land to the next generation to always be used for Indigenous ceremonies of all tribes. Environmental protection is of major concern to her as well as the racism that exist throughout Vermont.

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From The United Kingdom

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Julie Felix is an American born, British–based folk artist. When Julie was about 7, she saw a movie with Loretta Young and wanted to be a nun. Now, at 75, she thinks of this and smiles. Shealso saw a movie called “Ann of the Indies” and thought about being a sword fighter.

Julie was a devout Catholic until her late teens, when she started asking questions and decided to leave the church. After graduating college she left for Europe and didn’t follow any faith except her belief in adventure and the human spirit. After hitchhiking through Europe she became part of the love and peace movement of the 60’s. Throughout the 60’s and 70’s Julie’s career flourished, and her music reflects not only her protest songs, but also her love of nature.

Through leading tours to sacred sites and tuning into the sacredness of the land, and discovering the myths and stories of ancient cultures, that Julie became a follower of the Goddess. Julie sings every year at The Goddess Conference in Glastonbury which celebrates the mysteries of the Great Mother.

www.Juliefelix.com

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 From The United States

 

Ifalade TaShia Asanti

Iyanifa Ifalade TaShia Asanti is an award-winning poet, writer, filmmaker, author of 7 books, TV personality and renowned spiritual teacher.  She is also founder of Ile Ori Ogbe Egun Yoruba/Ifa Temple and the I Teach Love Institute.  Ifalade TaShia has dedicated 20 years of her work and life to empowering and healing women of all backgrounds, races and identities.  The New York Times wrote about TaShia’s work as a healer and priestess, “Ifalade TaShia is a priestess with a good head on her shoulders.”

Info on TaShia’s work at this link http://www.officialtashiaasanti.com/

More about TaShia’s temple and training institute can be found at www.ileoriteacheslove.com 

 

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Cristina Biaggi

Cristina Biaggi, Artist, Author, Lecturer, Activist

Cristina Biaggi, Ph.D. has achieved significant recognition for her contributions to  feminist and Goddess-centered Art and scholarly studies.  Her new book Activism into Art into Activism into Art , a personal history of feminist Art examines her various art periods in light of the major social-political movements of the last 70 years. Her works are a reflection and an extension of her lifelong interest in art, archaeology, woman studies, literature and the classics, acquired at Vassar, The University of Utah, Harvard and New York University.er new book Her new

Her artwork has focused lately on creating bronze portraits of people and their animal companions, abstract collages, political works, and spiritually inspired works.  (See her website  cristinabiaggi.com).  In talking about her creative process, Dr. Biaggi says, “As an artist, I enjoy transitioning from realistic work to abstract work and everything in between.  Creating  my bronzes  requires my total immersion in contemplating and rendering the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of my subjects – a process where I must concentrate on capturing the minute details of a face and the soul behind it.”

For more information, please refer to her website.

www.cristinabiaggi.com

Lithia Brigan

Lithia is an educator, folk artist, and hereditary witch in the European matrilineal tradition. As a Dianic Priestess, she facilitates circles for women and girls that focus on Women’s Mysteries and the activation of personal power through hands-on projects and embodied, kinetic experiences. She founded and directs the Red Tent at Lost Forest Lodge, the Wicked Sisterhood of Wildheart Grove, and Witches Rising, an online community rooted in raising consciousness and feminist activism.

 

Zsuzsanna E. Budapest

Z emigrated to the United States in 1959, became a student at the University of Chicago, married, and gave birth to two sons. IN Chicago she studied with Second City, an improvisational theatrical school, the only one in the country at the time.

Her family’s spiritual tradition, however, started seeping back into her life, and she practiced solo worship of the Goddess at her home altar in her backyard. When she entered her Saturn cycle at the age of thirty, she became an activist herself, staffing the Women’s Center there for many years.

There she recognized a need for spiritual dimension so far lacking in the feminist movement and started the Women’s Spirituality Movement. She founded the Susan B. Anthony Coven Number 1, the first feminist witches’ coven, which became the role model for thousands of other spiritual groups being born and spreading across the nation. She wrote the Holy Book Of Women’s Mysteries. This book served as the first hand-on book to lead women into their own spiritual/Goddess heritage.

Z was arrested in 1975 for reading Tarot cards to an undercover policewoman. She lost the trial but won the issue, and the law against psychics was struck down nine years later.

Z has led rituals, lectured, taught classes, given workshops, written articles, and published in hundreds of women’s newspapers across the country. She has powerfully influenced many of the future teachers and writers about the Goddess.

www.zbudapest.com

 

Max Dashu

Max Dashu is a history sibyl who uses images to teach women’s global history and heritages. Her legendary slideshows bring to light women of power who have been hidden from view, from ancient icons to female leaders, culture-makers, rebels, and medicine women. In 1970 Dashu founded the Suppressed Histories Archives to research women in the global cultural record – not only individual women, but female spheres of power and egalitarian cultures, and patriarchy and other patterns of domination. From her collection of over 30,000 images, Dashu has created and presented hundreds of slideshows at universities, women’s centers, bookstores, conferences, festivals, libraries, prisons, museums, and schools. She also teaches via webcasts, online courses, and a daily facebook Suppressed Histories blog. Dashu has keynoted at numerous conferences, and presented at international conferences in Australia (2014), Germany (2010), Mexico (2006), Bulgaria (2004), Britain (2007), and the US (2005). Her articles have appeared in Goddesses in World Culture (Praeger, 2010), Feminist Theology and other journals and anthologies. Many articles and book excerpts are on the Suppressed Histories Archives site and on Academia.edu . She has produced two dvds: Woman Shaman: the Ancients (2013) and Women’s Power in Global Perspective (2008), and is preparing to publish the first volumes of her sourcebook Secret History of the Witches. She is also an artist whose paintings are well known in the women’s spirituality community.

 

Celia Farran

Celia Farran is a Singer/Songwriter/Comedienne described as “A cross between an Earthy Enya, Joan Baez, & Tina Fey.” She dishes up the most delicious concoction of the silly & sacred.  Celia has opened for notable authors:  Susun Weed, Marianne Williamson & Dr. Masaru Emoto & her “Symbol” song was named the “Anthem for the Veteran Pentacle Quest”. Celia just released her 13th album titled “Karma”.  She is known as the “Everyday Goddess”, as a “Bard to the Bone” & calls the road her home.  Celia is also a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, Vocal Coach, and Sound Healer.

www.CeliaOnline.com

 

Starr Goode 

Starr Goode, MA, teaches literature at Santa Monica College. Producer and moderator for the cable TV series, The Goddess in Art, the programs are now housed in the permanent collection of the Getty Museum and are currently available on YouTube. She is also a recipient of The Henri Coulette Memorial Poetry Award from The Academy of American Poets. She has been profiled for her work as a cultural commentator in the LA Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal and The New Yorker. Her latest essay, “Adventures She Has Brought My Way” appears in Elders and Visionaries Anthology. Her latest book, Sheela na gig: the Dark Goddess of Sacred Power, won the 2018 Sarasvati Award for Best Non-Fiction Book presented by the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology. 

www.StarrGoode.com

 

Jennnifer Grais

Jennifer Grais is a graduate of the 3- year advanced program for Shamanic Healing taught by Michael Harner /the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. She studied energy healing in India at the Oneness University. She is also a professional singer/songwriter who toured with Jackson Browne, and now uses her voice in sound healing.  As a ceremonialist and practitioner, her work focuses on restoring wholeness to the Soul, and transformation dedicated to personal and planetary evolution.

 

 

Hecate’s Wheel

Hecate’s Wheel is Vicki Scotti, & LuAnn Morris. We are an acoustic folk duo, inspired by the Divine Feminine, and we perform an eclectic variety of cover songs and original music dedicated to the Goddess in all her guises. We have been singing in the Tampa Bay area for many years, and occasionally our melodies are completemented by the interpretive dance of Astarte Moondancer.

What they say about Hecate’s Wheel: “Described as ‘the ultimate in Girl Power Pagan music’, Hecate’s Wheel enchants and inspires Witches and Muggles alike! The ladies deliver outstanding vocal harmonies while telling tales of the Goddess, love and life.’

You can find our music, lyrics and tour information at www.HecatesWheel.com. Enjoy the tunes, Peace, Love and Light!

 

Miri Hunter, Ph.D

Miri is an Adjunct Associate Professor at St. Mary’s College, where she teaches in the Liberal Education for the Arts Program (LEAP).  She also teaches Theatre Arts at Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree CA.  She is the Producing Artistic Director of the Hi Desert theatre Company, Thought Theatre, and co-producer of the Hi-Desert Fringe Festival.  As Founder of the non-profit organization Project Sheba, her focus has been on using the arts, (visual, performing and literary) to transform culture by accessing individual wisdom through personal storytelling.  Miri began painting when she left LA and the acting circuit in 2013 for Joshua Tree CA.  There, she began painting.  Her art is inspired by the beauty and high vibrations of the desert as well as her connection to her studies of East African art traditions. While in graduate school, she developed the Queen of Sheba Wisdom Oracle based on her studies of South Arabian and East African mythology.  In her spare time she is the singer/songwriter for the Americana/Folk band, Hunter and the Wick’d.

 

Maria Veronica Iglesias

Maria Veronica Iglesias was born in Mexico City, Mexico. She has a Bachelor´s degree in Library Sciences and a Master´s Degree in Mesoamerican Studies from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (La Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México). She grew up in a family that always honors the Earth, the plants and all the living beings. She was initiated as a sahumadora (bearer of the Sacred Sahumerio) when she was 8 years old. She studied about medicinal plants, crystal therapy and healing with gems. She also was initiated in the sacred knowledge of Mesoamerican shamanism and she became a Portadora de la Palabra, bearer of the Sacred Word. She is also a Priestess of Ix´Cheel, the Mayan Goddess of Medicine. She is currently researching gem stones and their therapeutic use, Pre-Hispanic medicine, Feminine Shamanism in Mesoamerica, Feminine rites of passage and Goddesses from Mesoamerica.  

 Veronica and Anne Key now lead tours to Mexico! Join them at www.sacredtoursofmexico.com.

Lura James

Lura James is a 13-year-old 7th grader. Lura fell in love with performing and singing from a very early age, when she started singing in her school talent shows in 3rd grade. Lura has since taken on challenging roles such as “Dorothy“ in The Wizard of Oz and “Violet Beauregard“ in Willy Wonka. She would like to thank her very supportive parents, for driving her to all of her various lessons and rehearsals, and her amazing  younger sister, Maddy, for teaching her the values of patience and not to be so serious.

 

 

Anne Key

Anne Key is adjunct faculty in Women’s Studies and Religious Studies. She has authored several articles on Mesoamerican Goddesses and her dissertation focused on the Cihuateteo, women who died in childbirth and were deified. She has been traveling to Mexico City since 1988. Co-founder of the independent press Goddess Ink, Dr. Key was Priestess of the Temple of Goddess Spirituality Dedicated to Sekhmet, located in Nevada, from 2004-2007. She is the author of Desert Priestess: a memoir and Burlesque, Yoga, Sex and Love: A Memoir of Life under the Albuquerque Sun and she is co-editor of The Heart of the Sun: An Anthology in Exaltation of Sekhmet and Stepping Into Ourselves: An Anthology of Writings on Priestesses. Anne resides in Albuquerque with her husband, his three cats and her snake.

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Rev. Judith Laxer

Rev. Judith Laxer is a modern-day mystic who believes that humor, beauty and the wonders of nature make life worth living. The founding Priestess of Gaia’s Temple, an inclusive, earth-based ministry in Seattle, Washington, Judith also enjoys a successful private practice as a psychic, spiritual counselor, hypnotherapist, shamanic practitioner and teacher of women’s mysteries. A keynote speaker and author of Along the Wheel of Time: Sacred Stories for Nature Lovers [Ravenswood Publishing], Judith has presented classes and workshops on the re-emergence of the Divine Feminine since 1993 at conferences nationally. She dedicates her work to restoring the balance between feminine and masculine energy in our culture.

www.judithlaxer.comwww.gaiastemple.org.

 

Dr. Renee Lemus

Xicana-Feminista-Mama-Academic-Writer-Social Justice Advocate
Raised in Pico Rivera, Ca. Dr. Lemus received her PhD from UC Riverside in 2017 in Ethnic Studies. She
is a proud Xicana, daughter and granddaughter of Mexican immigrants with deep roots in her culture and
love for her people. She currently work as a professor in the field of Women’s Gender and Sexuality
Studies at several universities and colleges in the L.A. area.

 

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Lisa Levart is an award-winning photographer and frequent contributor to the Huffington Post, where her blogs explore the intersection between art, the divine feminine, women’s empowerment and current issues. Her luxurious book “Goddess on Earth, Portraits of the Divine Feminine” is a visual symphony of the wisdom, courage and personal strength of the female spirit and won a Gold Nautilus Book Award (Books for a Better World). Lisa has appeared on a Huff Post Live segment entitled “Celebrating the Strength of the Female Spirit”, and her photographs have been published in Fast Company, New York Magazine, Oprah Magazine, Time Magazine, The New York Times and The Washington Post, as well as exhibitions worldwide. For more info, visit www.goddessonearth.com.

Contact info: Lisa Levart Lisa@goddessonearth.com

 

Letecia Layson

Letecia Layson ia a Filipina, Feminist, Futurist, Priestess of Morphogenesis (Form Coming Into Being), High Priestess of Diana; Priestess Hierophant in FOI/TOI-LA. Letecia is one of the founding Mothers of the Center for Babaylan Studies; a member of International Feminists for Gift Economy, and Modern Matriarchal Studies Network.

 

Dr. Isadora Leidenfrost

Grab your seat for the California premiere of “Herstory: The Lydia Ruyle Movie” (forthcoming August 2019) a new film by Dr. Isadora Leidenfrost, which honors the extraordinary life and Goddess Banners of Lydia Ruyle. Dr. Isadora is a filmmaker, visionary entrepreneur, and an unstoppable force, who despite raising a toddler daughter, creates multi-media to empower women and is proud to present her latest film after three years in the making. Her award-winning, internationally known Red Tent movie “Things We Don’t Talk About” has been seen by over 1 million people, is subtitled in six languages and has been screened over 1,000 times in three years in more than 75 countries. She is trained as both a filmmaker, a textile historian, and a feminist folklorist. She is also the author of two eBooks and one Audiobook. Dr. Isadora holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Masters and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For the pat 16 years, she has owned and operated Soulful Media, her film production company and has produced 14 films since she began. To watch the trailer trailer for “Herstory” visit: http://www.lydiaruylemovie.com/

 

  Michelle Manu/Kumu and Dame

Michelle is an empathic metaphysician that works in energy. She regularly speaks, writes, teaches, and counsels on non-duality, control of mind, health, self-value, and self-balance. Michelle is a relentless advocate of self-evolution, empowerment, awareness and defense for women, teaching domestically and internationally.

At this time, Michelle is the only high ranking woman in the world in the ancient art of Lua, of the Kaihewalu lineage, which is the only native combat art of the People of Hawai’i (Pae’aina). She has earned the rank of Senior Black Belt and teacher (Kumu), and is a weapons maker. For her work in the Lua, Michelle is also the only woman to be awarded the Knight Commander designation by the Royal Order of Kamehameha I for perpetuating, promoting, preserving and protecting the Hawaiian culture, the people, and the land. This is significant because women, to this day, cannot be members of the Royal Order.

Michelle is a 2020 candidate for certificates in genetics, biochemistry, and physiology from Harvard Medical School. She already instructs in the warrior path which incorporates biochemistry and physiology. Michelle has had a successful 23 years in law and mediation; earning a Juris Doctorate, a business credential from George Washington University, and an executive leadership credential from Harvard Business School.

Michelle feels deeply connected to the foremothers of her Hawaiian, Scandinavian, Filipino and Chinese ancestry. She continues in her work of igniting the wild, wise, and powerful Feminine (Mana Wahine) by safely confronting fear; going through the process of acceptance, letting go, and forgiveness; and stepping into one’s Truth and Power.

 

Joan Marler

Joan is the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute of Archaeomythology, an international organization promoting archaeomythological scholarship. She is the editor of The Civilization of the Goddess by Marija Gimbutas (1991), From the Realm of the Ancestors: An Anthology in Honor of Marija Gimbutas (1997), The Journal of Archaeomythology (2005-present), The Danube Script (2008), and other publications. Joan lectures internationally on the life and work of Marija Gimbutas and is the author of more than thirty published articles including a biographical article about Marija Gimbutas in Harvard’s Notable American Women (2004).  Most recently, she has written about the Gorgon Medusa, women in prehistoric religious practices, and women’s spirituality of Old Europe in Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions (2019).

 

Gina Martin

Gina Martin is a founding mother and High Priestess of Triple Spiral of Dún na Sidhe, a pagan spiritual congregation in the Hudson Valley. She is a ritualist, teacher, healer, mother, and writer of sacred songs. Her novel “Sisters of the Solstice Moon” is published in 2019 by Womancraft Publishing, and her book of sacred songs “WomEnchanting” is due out this Fall.

Gina is a practitioner of Classical Chinese medicine and a Board certified licensed acupuncturist.

She lives as a steward of the land that previously held a village of the Ramapough Lenape where people can come together now to remember the Old Ways. She is kept company by her husband and dogs, as well as the Sidhe who live in the hills.

www.ginamartinauthor.com

 

 

Yeshe Matthews

Yeshe Matthews is a scholar of world religions, a seeker of mystic wisdom, and an oracle who follows a personal spiritual path that includes Goddess spirituality, Tibetan and Mongolian shamanism, Vajrayana Buddhism, Mayan cosmology, and Ifa. Her life is dedicated to devotional practices and the ways of the Great Mother. Yeshe has studied women’s mysteries and matriarchies for over twenty years, and has a Master’s degree in Women’s History from Sarah Lawrence College. Her training as a postpartum doula in the Moroccan tradition and her certification as an end-of-life doula help her meet the needs of her clients from the cradle to the grave. She brings more than a decade of experience as a Priestess to the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple, where she offers classes, online and in-person ceremonies, international pilgrimages, retreats, and consultations. Yeshe has been a professional spiritual guide since 2003, performing over 10,000 readings for clients, and is internationally acclaimed for her direct, accurate, compassionate, and specific divinations. She and her husband Albert Robles co-own The Sacred Well, a metaphysical shop in Dunsmuir, CA.

 

Genevieve Mitchell

Genevieve Mitchell is a priestess, ritual leader, network weaver, mother, grandmother and photographer. For work and a better world she is a partner of Goddess Ink publishing, sharing books, on line classes, and sacred tours.  Genevieve has been active in womens spirituality circles for 25 years.  You can find Genevieve at Genevieve@goddess-ink.com or at www.goddess-ink.com

 

Ariella Moon

Shaman Ariella Moon is an ordained Rev. Priestess of Avalon, holding Center with the Goddess Temple of Palm Springs. She is also an initiated Wiccan Priestess, Reiki Master, and a Path of Light Level Four, Shaman Master Healer. Ariella has co-led rituals inside Stonehenge and at the Callanish Stones. She draws upon her magick when writing The Teen Wytche Saga and The Two Realms series. Her writing has appeared in Crone Magazine. To learn more, please visit

http://www.shamanariellamoon.com

 

Lyn Pacificar

Lyn Pacificar has over 30 years’ experience as a Filipina Albularya, a traditional folk herbalist and spiritual healer who uses a combination of modalities including prayers, rituals, hilot, diagnostic readings, and ancestral communication to achieve a certain goal for the recipient.  She is of Ilongga and Waray lineage of healers, directly descended from Katuuran Apong Mansanat.  Like her ancestor, she is also a Katuuran, a spiritual medium, community counselor, and ritualist who serves as the mouthpiece of the ancestors to help people access their own medicine and powers of self-healing.  In addition, she maintains her connection to ancestral lands and manages farms on the islands of Dinagat, Panay, and Mindanao.

Lyn Pacificar is the founder/creatrix of Herbalaria, an ancestral roots movement in connecting community to indigenous traditions through the art of Filipino plant medicine.  Lyn hand-creates culturally rooted, spiritual, indigenous remedies into contemporized all-natural and organic wellness products.  She sources botanical ingredients from local farms in the Philippines and grows her own plant allies as the core components of all her herbal preparations.  Her passion towards the community has led her to organize groups of healers, co-create collectives of Filipina business owners, and volunteer for various non-profits and cultural causes.  She is also member of the Society for Shamanic Practice and a Certified Reiki Master of Usui Holy Fire Reiki Lineage.  She currently lives on Tongva land in East Hollywood with her family.

Website:  www.herbalaria.com  www.lynpacificar.com

Contact:  info@herbalaria.com

 

Taylor Phinny Russell

Taylor is a Priestess of Avalon, spiritual counselor, and healer. She is part of a Goddess tradition in Glastonbury, England that is bringing forward the ancient mysteries of Avalon. She creates group and individual ceremonies honoring the Celtic Wheel of the Year and personal rites of passage, and leads annual pilgrimages to Avalon/ Glastonbury. Her mission is to support women’s healing and empowerment by reclaiming the wisdom of our ancient selves. A breast cancer survivor, she has walked through the flames of personal transformation and initiation. She is a clear channel for Goddess and holds a strong, safe, and sacred container in her work.

 

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Amalya, ordained Minister-Priestess, is the creatrix of the beautiful Goddess Studio in Escondido —a private dance and “temple” space near San Diego , California which she founded in 2003. At the studio she presents, teaches and hosts a variety of events including Priestess Training programs; women’s ceremonies, workshops and Red Tents; Meetup circles and Sabbat celebrations; and belly dance classes.

She has been Priestessing and dancing for almost twenty years, and has presented or taught at many venues including Goddess conferences, The Goddess Temple of Orange County, the Emissaries of Glen Ivy, and at various health spas, women’s retreats and private gatherings. Amalya is also an accomplished painter and photographer, and produces original photo-digital Goddess art and commissioned Glorious Goddess Portraits of women. (She is the artist behind our conference materials too!)

Amalya is passionate about empowering women and mainstreaming the paradigm of the Sacred Feminine through artistic expression, ceremony and service as Her Priestess.

Learn more about Amalya’s events, classes and art at www.Goddess-Studio.com, contact her via Email: AmalyaGoddess@aol.com, and connect with her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoddessStudio

 

Judith Piazza

Sound Medicine Woman

Judith presently offers Devotional and Community Song, Frame Drum and Rhythm Workshops, Healing Sound Workshops, Performances / Prayerformances that weave her talents and skill on drums around the world, vocals, native flutes, didjeridu, guitar, and dulsitar ™. In addition, Judith works with youth and adults in Rites of Passage Threshold Retreats, is an initiated Council Trainer and Guide in The Ojai Foundation model (a circle practice that encourages authentic listening and speaking from our hearts), is a Universal Life Church Minister, and continues to explore Nature as Teacher, developing a Medicine Wheel of our Elemental Sound Nature. She has recently been named one of nine finalists in the Guthman International Instrument Design competition for her unique dulsitar ™ and has been initiated into the Yoga of Sound through decades of study in the Indian Sound Yogic traditions. She is known for her extraordinary talents, exceptional skill, and generous, joyful spirit as Sound Medicine Woman.

Find out more at www.resonanceandrhythms.com

 

Krystal Rains

Krystal Rains is an artist, herbalist, healer, Ced Trad Craft witchcraft and shamanic practitioner. As a member of the greater Los Angeles Pagan community, she can often be found at The Green Man events and classes with Griffin Ced in North Hollywood and the monthly Full Moon ceremonies for the Spiritual Unity Movement. She is a committee member for Pacific Circle Revival, a local Summer Solstice camp-out. She is focused on Healing Ancestral Legacy Trauma, using Q’ero Shamanism, Reiki and other modalities she has learned on her path. Krystal also creates one of a kind miniature Magikal Kabinets.

 

 Kathryn Ravenwood

Kathryn Ravenwood is a priestess for the water and author of How to Create Sacred Water: A Guide to Rituals and Practices (Inner Traditions * Bear & Co, 2010) and is a contributing writer to Invoking the Scribes of Ancient Egypt: The Initiatory Path of Spiritual Journaling (Normandi Ellis/Gloria Taylor Brown; Inner Traditions * Bear & Co, 2011) and for Stepping Into Ourselves: An Anthology of Writings on Priestesses (Anne Key/Candace Kant, Goddess Ink., 2014). Her writings have been published in Sage Woman magazine and other publications. Kathryn is a ceremonialist, shamanic guide, and teacher. She has studied the Mysteries for over 45 years. She offers consultations for personal alchemy through her expert knowledge of the Tarot. Her long love and study of the esoteric realms led her to the Tarot, Egypt, ritual, and ceremonial altars. She is initiated in the Egyptian Mysteries through Nicki Scully and Normandi Ellis, is a Priestess of Thoth, and a certified teacher of Alchemical Healing.  You can find Kathryn at kravenwood@yahoo.com or http://www.kathrynravenwood.com/

 

Jenn Rogar

Jenn Rogar sings socially conscious acoustic jazzy folk rock. Whether she is leading a band or playing solo her natural and soothing voice and engaging melodies will stir the mind and heal the heart.

 www.jennrogar.com

 

Dr. Cristina Rose (Smith) 

QWOC Feminista-Artivist-Pin@y-Latinx-Traveler-Farmer-Survivor.
Grand-daughter of Priscilla of New Mexico and Concepcion of Cebu, Dr. Cristina Rose was born in LA
and has a PhD in Women’s Philosophy from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.
As a mother, an artist, a writer, and a Gender and Ethnic Studies Professor at CSU, Dominguez Hills, she
is engaged with muxer-affirming and indigenous-rooted communities based out of Long Beach. Follow
her work at cristinagolondrina.com.

 

Lydia RKF7A6311uyle In Tribute and Memorium

Lydia Ruyle an Artist Scholar Emeritus of the Visual Arts faculty, University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado, where the Lydia Ruyle Room of Women’s Art was dedicated in 2010. Her research into sacred images of women has taken her around the globe https://indiaviagra.net/viagra-india/. Ruyle created and exhibited her art, did workshops and lead women’s journeys throughout the U.S. and internationally. Her Goddess Icon Spirit Banners, which made their debut at Ephesus, Turkey, have flown all over the world spreading their sacred feminine energies. Her book ‘Goddess Icons: Spirit Banners of the Divine Feminine was published in 2002.

 

Omehra Sigahne

Omehra Sigahne, Perla  Daly, is a feminist, activist, multimedia artist, and creativity coach, and she collaborates with artists, healers and fellow feminist and indigenous activists around the world. Inspired by Feminine Divine and the Philippine babaylan, the priestess-leader of Visayan villages, she co-founded the Center for Babaylan Studies in 2010, and chaired the Filipino American Women’s Network FAWN2005 conference featuring 5 babaylan power roles. She created the Babaylan Mandala used for contemplation, its symbolism a tool to activate indigenous sacred interconnection (pakikipagkapwa) and multi-dimensionality; the Bahala Tree of Life at the center representing YOU. 

She founded the first online community for and by Filipinas in 1998, wrote the Bahala Na Meditations, discussed Filipina cyber-feminism and ethno-gender-activism in the Pinay Power: Theorizing the Filipina/American Experienceanthology. She publishes Pinay.com for Filipina women around the world, Baybayin Alive to help people understand ancient Philippine writing as a tool for decolonization and exploring Filipino identity, and blogs at BagongPinay on shifting & transforming consciousness weaving together new & ancient traditions. Perla is also the proud and loving mother of three young men.

 

Eliza Simpson

Eliza Simpson  is the founder and Executive Director of Mother Line Story Project Inc., a NY State Non Profit and an International Women’s Storytelling Platform. The Mother Line Story Project host writing workshops for women of all backgrounds to create new work in the voice of their maternal ancestors. Think Moth Radio Hour meets Ancestry.com

 

 

 

 Constance Tippett

Constance Tippett is the creator of  “ The Goddess Timeline”, she will be giving a slide show about images of the Goddess from 30,000  B.C.E. to 2000 A.D.   The  Goddess Timeline is an incredible tool for teachers and priestesses to convey the vast history Divine Feminines to their students. Constance also creates museum quality replicas of  Goddesses in Terra-cotta clay.

Visit, goddesstimeline.com    and   imageofthegoddess.com.

 

Willow Tucker

Willow Tucker has spent the last 20 years in the education and private practice of multiple healing modalities. Currently she is a healer in private practice in multiple hands-on body based and energetic based modalities and is teaching on a regular basis. Willow teaches Yoga, Somatic Movement and an array of Workshops from Magical Manifestation to Crafting your own Scrying Mirror to Spiritual Aromatherapy.

 

Suzan Vaughn

Suzan has been a student and a teacher of metaphysical phenomenon for more than 30 years. And with her telepathic skills honed, she is a professional Animal Communication Specialist and a Pet and People Psychic Counselor.

Her area of expertise is communication: written, spoken, and telepathic. But as a television news producer, director, writer, and talk show host, she would soon find herself disillusioned by the journalistic profession and seeking work that inspired her. As a result, the world of telepathy opened up to her and in walked those incredible animals.

The first time she met a pet psychic, she was a guest on Suzan’s talk show. She helped her understand the traumatic past of her beloved Chow-Chow Rusti, changing the dog’s behavior immediately. The experience inspired her to learn the skill to bridge the communication gap between humans and their animal friends. And she learned from the best: her mentor is Animal Communication Pioneer Penelope Smith. Suzan’s first book, “Dispatches from the Ark: Pages from a Pet Psychic’s Notebook,” was born of the intrigue and excitement of using this new skill in the earliest days of her practice.

As a psychic counselor, she has helped hundreds of people identify and resolve issues facing their beloved pets, take a look into their probable future, contact loved ones that have passed on, and sort out life’s toughest circumstances.

Educationally, she earned a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Communication from California State University, Fullerton.

www.animalwhisperer.net

Susun Weed

Susun S. Weed has no official diplomas of any kind; she left high school in her junior year to pursue studies in mathematics and artificial intelligence at UCLA and she left college in her junior year to pursue life. Susun began studying herbal medicine in 1965 when she was living in Manhattan while pregnant with her daughter, Justine Adelaide Swede. She wrote her first book — Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year (now in its 29th printing)– in 1985 and published it as the first title of Ash Tree Publishing in 1986. It was followed by Healing Wise (1989), New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way (1992 and revised in 2002), Breast Cancer? Breast Health! The Wise Woman Way (1996) and Down There: Sexual and Reproductive Health the Wise Woman Way.

In addition to her writing, Ms Weed trains apprentices, oversees the work of more than 300 correspondence course students, coordinates the activities of the Wise Woman Center, and is a High Priestess of Dianic Wicca, a member of the Sisterhood of the Shields, and a Peace Elder. Susun Weed is a contributor to the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women’s Studies, peer- reviewed journals, and popular magazines, including a regular column in Sagewoman.

Her worldwide teaching schedule encompasses herbal medicine, ethnobotany, pharmacognosy, psychology of healing, ecoherbalism, nutrition, and women’s health issues and her venues include medical schools, hospital wellness centers, breast cancer centers, midwifery schools, naturopathic colleges, and shamanic training centers, as well as many conferences.

Susun appears on many television and radio shows, including National Public Radio and NBC News.

Visit Susun at www.wisewomanmentor.com and www.susunweed.com. Send questions or comments to wisewoman@herbshealing.com

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/susunweed

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/susun.weed