About Marija Gimbutas: Lithuanian-American archeologist, best known for her research into the Neolithic and Bronze Age cultures of “Old Europe,” a term she introduced. The documentary about her life and work: Signs Out of Time … reviewed HERE. A series of videos Behind the Screen:the Uncut Interviews made for the documentary Signs Out of Time by Donna Read and Starhawk, now available on YouTube. An essay by Charlene Spretnak Anatomy of a Backlash: Concerning the Work of Marija Gimbutas in The Journal of Archaeomythology (2011). And 2017 news: Marija Gimbutas Triumphant by Carol P. Christ. Voice of the Goddess: Marija Gimbutas at the website of Starr Goode
Return to Mago e-zine – hosted by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang. The site promotes the Primordial Knowing originating from the Great Goddess, Mago, advocate for feminist and spiritually-based activism and promotes creative and scholarly work: supports the awareness of the oneness of all entities in the universe, across differences of gender, culture, race, ethnicity, class, ability, and species … seeking to create a world that is non-ethnocentric, non-racist, non-capitalist, non-imperialistic, and counter-patriarchal. Also see Mago Books.
House of Theia – in Victoria Australia, offering guided personal development services. These services support you to express yourself, build on your strengths and explore your own journey through female centered spirituality; with Dr. Caroline Denigan.
The World of the Goddess – Marija Gimbutas – a great video of Marija speaking at California Institute of Integral Studies in 1990.
Suppressed Histories Archives Max Dashu’s research. And Max’s great channel on YouTube – “Uncovers the overlooked realities of women on a global scale: mother-right, female shamans, goddess reverence; patriarchy, slavery, conquest and aboriginally”. Two important articles by Max: The Meanings of Goddess Part 1 and Part 2. Also Icons of the Matrix, and Knocking Down Straw Dolls: a Critique of Cynthia Eller’s The Myth of Matriarchal Pre-history: Why an Invented Past Won’t Give Women a Future, and Max’s review of Ronald Hutton’s The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles.
Foremothers of Women’s Spirituality and Their Living Wisdom for Today Women’s Spirituality emerged in the 1970’s and 80’s as a major component of the “second wave” of the women’s liberation movement. On this site you will meet some of the Foremothers of that emergence, many of whom are actively continuing and evolving their work today. They are scholars, artists, activists, authors, teachers, performers and ritualists.
The Girl God – editor Trista Hendren’s great work: “Want to change the world in one generation?” … an online self-publisher of books for children and adults. Many publications – anthologies, booklets and calendar, with topics on the female divine within patriarchal religions as well as Goddess spiritualities.
Home to Her – podcasts hosted by Liz Kelly, intimate conversations with acclaimed authors, artists, teachers, poets and mystics, each of whom will help us learn more about Sacred Feminine history, Her spiritual ideas and how to connect with this wisdom right now.
Starr Goode – author of Sheela-na-Gig: the Dark Goddess of Sacred Power. Her website is rich in resources.
Female Erasure – the book edited by foremother Ruth Barrett: researched articles, essays, first-hand experience, story telling, and verse, these voices ignite the national conversation about the politics of gender identity as a backlash to feminist goals of liberation from gender stereotypes, oppression and sexual violence
Path of the Ancestral Mothers – with Jude Lally, a radical doll maker … art born out of an ancient tradition. Jude is of the Bean Feasa tradition, a wise woman tradition which stretches back to the pre-Celtic and beyond; and is a cultural activist currently living in North Carolina but is planning her move back home to Scotland.
Hallie Iglehart Austen – The Heart of the Goddess – her fabulous ovarian book of images and meditations … and now on-line!!
Charlene Spretnak … her ovarian work has been essential to evolution of the work represented on this site. Don’t miss her Lost Goddesses of Early Greece – small but important: even Joseph Campbell knew it to be so. And here is Charlene Spretnak’s TED Talk on Relational Reality
Moon Diaries – for either Hemisphere, and much more. The wonderful work of Shekhinah Morgan.
Earth Circle Studios – Jassy Watson’s school for the sacred, creative arts. In-person (Bundaberg Queensland Australia) and online Painting Gaia courses, and Ancient Mother: Painting Female Icons and more. The space hosts many events and workshops from permaculture basics to painting, including international presenters and performers.
Ode to Gaia: Calling Forth Our Imaginal Selves a beautiful book by artist Deborah Milton
Medusa Coils blog – “fiercely defending, bravely exploring Goddess and spiritual feminisms”. Some blogs of interest: The Triple Goddess and the Queen (with response by Glenys Livingstone) May 3 2010, review of Feminine Mysticism in Art April 15 2009, The Southern Hemisphere is on the Same Planet and it’s Autumn! March 10, 2008.
The Gift Economy – Genevieve Vaughn‘s site: offered to try to give a new perspective, to shift the worldview based on the exchange economy towards one that will support social change in the direction of a gift economy. One of her books: The Gift in the Heart of Language: The Maternal Source of Meaning
Dr. Heide Goettner-Abendroth’s International Academy HAGIA
For the current program of study: Intensive Study Course and all about Matriarchy – what it is and is not. For a taste of lectures at the 2nd World Congress on Matriarchal Studies. Heide’s recent book: Societies of Peace: Matriarchies Past, Present, and Future – presenting “a completely different model of human communal life than we are accustomed to, and it allows us to look all the more deeper into the problematic ways of life we are involved in our (modern) patriarchal societies. … the elemental human character of giving and nurturing can be seen in everybody there, raised by loving and self-assertive mothers and by caring men.”
The School of Shamanic Womancraft … Australian based women’s mysteries school “committed to raising consciousness, supporting and reawakening deep feminine wisdom, healing birth and healing the Earth”. Jane Hardwicke Collings Moonsong: “Reclaiming feminine power through reconnection with the women’s mysteries.” Jane offers workshops in many Australian cities including Pregnancy- the Inner Journey.
Triskelion Lore with Katherine Cailleach Howard – journeys to Ireland, women’s circles, red tent, teacher with the the School of Shamanic Womancraft, counselling, mentoring, shamanic processes.
Carol Christ’s Tours and Ariadne Institute
The Glastonbury Goddess Temple
SHARANYA – a Devi Mandir … Goddess Temple – ”… Engaged spirituality and community building for a Western Shakta Tantrick (goddess-centered and embodied spirituality) tradition. A great article Bringing Goddess Home at The Integral Spirit, by Chandra Alexandre Ph.D. who founded SHARANYA.
Goddess Scholar and author, Harita Meenee . Scholar of the classical world and researcher of ancient Greece and other pre-Christian cultures; myths and religious traditions; women’s roles and achievements through the centuries. Orphic Mysteries and Goddess(es) of Nature is one of her works.
Maetreum of Cybele, Magna Mater – women honouring the Mother Goddess as Cybele, Magna Mater, living and working together in New York State USA; founded by Rev. Mother Cathryn Platine.
The Goddess Religion – Lady of the Labyrinth: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. A tour of the ancient sites of Catal Huyuk, Knossos, Malta and the Ice Age caves, regarding the ancient and widespread religion of the Great Goddess, reaching into the Mystery Cults of the Greek-Roman world.
Digital Library for Filianic Studies featuring The Coming Age, the official magazine of Lux Madriana from 1975 to 1982. I was able to contribute issue #3 and issue #11.
The Artemiseum – courses and groups for women and girls in Michigan, Ohio and Illinois, and also international studies.
The Triune Goddess – a post on Facebook by Иона Иониец
Women and Spirituality Trilogy – reviewed here: Goddess Trilogy Review More here Belili Productions … the original site for the Signs Out of Time documentary.
Goddess in a Teapot … the blog of wise woman Carolyn Lee Boyd: celebrating spirituality and art in women’s everyday lives.
Om Sekhmet – a lovely chant to the Great Goddess of Egypt. Thanks to Abigail Spinner for making this available. And here is a lovely image of Sekhmet to go with the chant, by Katlyn of Mermade Magickal Arts.
Fierce Feminine Deities of Eurasia and Latin America by Malgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba
Goddess Worship at Religious Tolerance website … PaGaian Cosmology gets a mention!
About Parthenogenesis – the development of an embryo from an unfertilized egg cell
DEA MADRE – A Black Madonna Resource Center: bringing honor to the Divine Mother whose dark images remind us of our primordial Mother and the kinship of all life.
Ancestral Connections – Mary Beth Moser: It is my intention with this site to share the research, knowledge, insights and beauty of my ancestral culture of Trentino, Italy with the hope that it will inspire YOU to learn about the wisdom of your ancestral culture.
The Goddess Timeline … at last! by artist Constance Tippett.
She Carries Me by Jennifer Berezan and friends – a beautiful song to sing-a-long with.
Gaian Paintings by artist Deborah Jane Milton: for sale! … and beautiful
Artist Ursula Kavanagh -her Arethusa Series 1980-84 when her work was influenced and inspired by her travels and research on the Goddess in ancient cultures; the work of Marija Gimbutas, her magnum opus on the Goddess.
Woman Mysteries of the Ancient Future Sisterhood -Vajra Ma, Nita Rubio, Geanna Gonzales-Wood, Pilar Chandler … Tantric Dance, Yoga and more
Goddess Paintings byCarol Hiltnerof Altai Mir University.
Creatrix Media Live – great radio programs.
Association for the Study of Women and Mythology – “supports the work of those whose scholarly/creative endeavors explore or elucidate aspects of the sacred feminine, women and mythology”.
Vicki Noble’s Motherpeace site Scholar, author, shaman. Her Motherpeace cards, co-created with Karen Vogel in the 70’s, are a classic, and speak the Mother-mind.
Celebrating Goddess Course On-line … a course in PaGaian Cosmology – an eco-spirituality grounded in the Earth-Sun annual cycle, linked to story of the unfolding Universe, and the Triple Goddess.
The Cult of Divine Birth in Ancient Greece… the work of Goddess scholar Marguerite Rigoglioso: an eye-opening perspective on “miraculous” births of religious traditions
Horai – Triple Goddess of the Seasons
Elisabeth Sikie – CIIS doctoral student extraordinaire, and one who Remembers.
Gaia’s Garden – a Melbourne sacred site for the study, celebration and nurturance of Goddess.
Hearth Moon Rising’s blog – Hearth Moon Rising loves exploring the multidimensional aspects of animal encounters. She takes an experiential and historical approach to understanding the powers we share with our furred, feathered and scaled friends.
Yvonne Lucia – Sacred Art Portal … “transformative imagery for a new paradigm”.
Soulskin Musings: Retrieving the Within, Beseeching the Beyond by Lucy Pierce … poetry, art and musings
Daughters of Ishtar – Australian based “women’s mystery school dedicated to women’s unfoldment and the celebration of the Divine Feminine.”
Reformed Congregation of the Goddess – Seasonal Salons … good articles.
Leslene della-Madre – shaman, wise woman, author of Midwifing Death: Returning to the Arms of the Ancient Mother.
In the Heart of the Goddess Website of Kathy Jones, Priestess of Avalon.
MA and PhD in Philosophy and Religion with a concentration in Women’s Spirituality at California Insitute of Integral Studies – semi-distant and residential formats. And their journal:Ochre
Artist Lydia Ruyle’s Goddess Icons – a wonderful resource, and her banners which travel all over the world.
Jane Meredith – priestess and teacher – Australia, Glastonbury and elsewhere.
The Lilith Institute – founded by D’vorah J. Grenn, Ph.D. and Kohenet, founder of Mishkan Shekhinah and Co-Creator, Spiritual Guidance Network. Director, former Women’s Spirituality MA Program at Institute of Transpersonal Psychology / Sofia University.
Art by Megaera – AMAZING! living in Australia.
Cristina Biaggi – artist and storyteller. Do check out the Goddess Mound Project
Patricia Reis , author of Through the Goddess, The Dreaming Way and Daughters of Saturn, psychotherapist and artist. She appeared in the film, “Signs Out of Time,” by Starhawk and Canadian film maker, Donna Read, a documentary on the life of Marija Gimbutas.
Patricia Monaghan brings a poet’s heart and an encyclopedist’s knowledge to her books – groundbreaking work, wonderful! Now passed on … but her work remains, to be received
Lunation: Creating Sacred Spaces … Hollie B.’s great Goddess work: on-line resources, meditations, and ceremonial circles if you live near her in Australia.
Great courses offered here: Sofia University – Women’s Spirituality
Judith Laura’s Goddess Spirituality site – Scholar and author. And her excellent blog: Medusa Coils which says: Fiercely defending, bravely exploring Goddess and spiritual feminisms.
SageWoman … a great magazine – I actually read almost all of it!
Goddess Pages an on-line journal of Goddess Spirituality in the 21st Century – worth checking for the news, and links as well as the articles.
Goddess Alive! a magazine of Goddess celebration and research, reflecting the diverse community of Goddess spirituality reclaimed from the past and alive in the world today.
Donna Henes, Urban Shaman Queen Mama Donna has dedicated the past 40 years to creating, researching writing and teaching about, and celebrating Celestially Auspicious Occasions.
Gaia’s Womb – Angie Buchanan’s website.
The Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies – course, research and people … in Ireland. Dr. Mary Condren who is a teacher there, is author of The Serpent and the Goddess: Women, Religion and Power in Celtic Ireland and her forthcoming book is Brigit of Ireland: Spirit of Old Ireland.
Within Doula and Healing – sacred service offered in Queensland Australia, by Jess Krop
Order of the White Moon – an eclectic international order of women dedicated to The Goddess.
Dea Madre: a Black Madonna Resource Center – website of MaryBeth Moser, author ofHonoring Darkness: Exploring the Power of Black Madonnas in Italy.
Enheduanna – first known author, High Priestess … years of research put together by Michelle Hart.
Anne Key – priestess, author and academic. Dr. Key was Priestess of the Temple of Goddess Spirituality Dedicated to Sekhmet, located in Nevada, from 2004-2007.
Anique Radiant Heart – a Goddess diva … music and workshops.
Ghawazi Caravan – a Tribal Bellydance company that tours the globe, and embodies Goddess beauty and strength.
All things Yoni – honoring, empowering and celebrating the “feminine in us all”. Also Cliterally Speaking – Laura-Doe’s blog. And a poem there Sacred Yoni … Captive? by Glenys Livingstone (1980 C.E.)
Beautiful Goddess Images: Mermade Magickal Arts by Katlyn.
Mother Grove Goddess Temple in Ashville, North Carolina
Priestess Mentoring with Bendis – in the Apple Branch Dianic tradition.
Susun Weed’s Wise Woman Blog … lots of good Goddess stuff there.
Heart of the Sacred Feminine – the work of Kerri Ryan M.A. in Australia.
Asphodel P. Long 1921 – 2005. Goddess activist, writer and teacher.
Monica Sjoo Memorial Website – artist, co-author of The Great Cosmic Mother and much more.
Mother Earth Mystery – Földanya Misztérium … if you read Hungarian. Website of Szilvia Simon – shaman, priestess and earth-healer.
The Beltane Papers – a forum for women to express the sacred in their lives … a great journal.
Goddess Healing with Mary Marzo – in Toronto.
Women in Greek Myths – a great Goddess resource, all told in matter-of-fact style.
Karen Tate’s Radio Show – ‘Voices of the Sacred Feminine’ … lots of good interviews with “movers and shakers”. Also an interview with Glenys Livingstone:PaGaian Cosmology: Re-inventing Earth-based Goddess Religion 13 August 2008.
Gaia Choir … Goddess music from an amazing group of women. Check them out on Facebook
MatriFocus was published cross-quarterly as a web magazine. Check the archives. In four issues a year for eight years, MatriFocus published work on Goddess experience and history, feminism and community, seasonal awareness, earth-based spirituality, divination, ritual, and more. Over 100 writers and many more artists contributed their work.
The Descent to Inanna – a DVD of the fabulous opera composed by Marcia Burchard, available direct from Marcia: email@example.com. It was performed on 11th June 2005 at Angelico Concert Hall,Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA.
GoddessGifts.net for some great Goddess statues and gifts.
The Dinner Party – by Judy Chicago at the Brooklyn Museum – worth a visit if you are close. Also now in the form of a curriculum K – 12 – a great resource and free on-line.
2018 Update “Oxford Goddess Revival Archive featuring The Coming Age, the official magazine of Lux Madriana from 1975 to 1982. I was able to contribute issue #3 and issue #11.” NOW renamed and moved internet address to Digital Library for Filianic Studies here http://www.filianicstudies.org/cms/
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Thank you so much for this incredibly comprehensive set of sources. Marija Gimbutas is hugely important. I have found sustained inspiration from her work while I’ve been writing a “new myth” of Athena that I call “Reborn Athena” (www.rebornathena.com).
ooh “Reborn Athena” sounds good. I will check it out. I guess you know of Mary Daly’s take on Athena , and Charlene Spretnak and others I am sure. I do reference re-storying Athena a little in my book (mostly Ch.3 I think). I look forward to your ‘new myth’.
I wonder if you see any movement toward a unified global Goddess religion? From my perspective, it seems the time is ripe.
She is diverse and and yet always One: there is no way we can be ‘not connected’. I don’t think it is productive, desirable or necessary to have a monolithic entity such as many current planetary/world religions have. I do address this issue somewhat in my book p.66 in the section “A Home-ly Religion” (Chapter 2). The nature of Goddess is that we know we are in Her, no matter if we speak to each other or not, and even think we are opposed. The time is ripe for us Goddess people to know more deeply Her omnipresence, to speak Her truth. That is my take on it. Thank you for the question.