You can learn more about Sarah and her latest upcoming workshop, Animals, the Planet, and Us: Creating Spiritual Connections for Thriving, at her website, http://www.modernreverend.com/.
Sarah's latest award-winning book is Spiritual Rebel: A Positively Addictive Guide to Finder Deeper Perspective and Higher Purpose.
You can also follow Sarah on Instagram @modernreverend.
Here are a few other links related to this episode's discussion:An introduction to the concept of the Via Feminina can be found here.You can read more of Sarah's thoughts on the intersection of "mothering" and the inhumane treatment of dairy cows here. You can learn more about One Spirit Interfaith Seminary here.
You can learn more about Shiloh's work and the practice of Intentional Creativity® at her website: https://www.shilohsophiastudios.com/. You can also learn more about Shiloh's living museum and mystery school, Musea, here.
Here are a few more resources related to today's episode:The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, by Barbara G. Walker, is an incredible resource for learning about the stolen history of the ancient Sacred Feminine.The Alphabet Vs. The Goddess, by Leonard Shlain, presents an interesting theory about how the rise of the written language led to the demise of Goddess cultures. You can read the beautiful poem Cantos of Reclamation, which Shiloh shared at the end of our episode, here.
You can learn more about Duann and her work here. Duann's latest book is Return of the Divine Feminine, Rise of the Divine Masculine. Duann is also the author of an essay in the Girl God Books Anthology, On the Wings of Isis: A Woman's Path to Sovereignty.
You can learn more about Jyoti and her work here:The Center for Sacred StudiesMother's Grace
Here are a few more links to topics we discussed during the show:Valarie Kaur's "Breathe and Push" speech, delivered on New Year's Eve 2016, is brilliant and powerful. Replays from the 2020 Harmonic Convergence can be found here. Here is some information about the Eagle and the Condor prophecy that Jyoti referenced during our interview.
You can learn more about Lettie and the Eclipsing Injustice events at her website: www.lettiesullivan.com.
Lettie is a Senior Priestess, Temple Guide and Mentor of Priestess Presence. You can visit and join their Facebook group here.
Here are a few additional resources/people we discussed during the show:Lettie's latest essay is featured in the new book, Sovereign Unto Herself: Release Co-Dependencies and Claim Your Authentic Power, published by Flower of Life Press.You can learn more about the 13 Moon Mystery School and the Sanctuary of the Open Heart here. Lettie talked about Queen Afua and her role in introducing her to the Sacred Feminine - you can learn more about Queen Afua's work here. We've discussed the wonderful book The Four Agreements on this show before, and it came up again on this episode!
You can learn more about April, the courses she offers and The Moon is My Calendar Journal here.
For those who are interested in a deep dive into the history of time-keeping, April suggests the following books:
Mapping Time: The Calendar and Its history, by E.G. Richards
Empires of Time: Calendars, Clocks and Culture, by Anthony F. Aveni
In this episode, April briefly references the retrograde period of the planet Venus and its parallel to the story of the Sumerian Goddess Inanna's descent. This article provides a nice summary of Inanna's story and a look at is connection to Venus.
For those white-bodied listeners who seek to continue learning about racial injustice and dismantling oppressive systems, Showing up for Racial Justice has many chapters and a wealth of resources.
Learn more about April and The Moon is My Calendar here.
You can also follow April on Instagram here.
April is also offering 50% off the digital download of the 2020 New Moon Calendar Journal! I've been using this calendar system for the last lunar cycle, and am greatly appreciating the insights I've learned from using it. To access this offer, go to https://themoonismycalendar.com/new-products, and use the code HOMETOHER at checkout.
Here are a couple of other resources/ideas we discussed on this episode:The Alphabet Versus The Goddess, by Leonard Shlain, is a wonderful book that explores how the rise of the written language corresponded with the demise of ancient Goddess-worshipping traditions.Here's a wonderful blog post by April about understanding your moon phase and what it means: https://themoonismycalendar.com/articles/personalizing-the-moon-for-creative-growth-and-self-awarenessAnd here's a quick and easy link to calculate your moon sign, as well as the moon phase you were born under: https://horoscopes.astro-seek.com/moon-sign-horoscope-calculator
Laura's new book is Moon Salutations: Women's Journey Through Yoga to Healing, Power and Peace.
You can learn more about Laura and the moon salutations sequence here:Divine Feminine YogaMoon Salutations
Cerridwen's new book is Broth from the Cauldron: A Wisdom Journey through Everyday Magic
You can also learn more about Cerridwen and her work here.
Eleanor's one woman show, "How to Really, Really? Really! Love a Woman," is available to view on Vimeo here. She is making this available for all listeners to watch for FREE with the code "pussy." You can also learn more about Eleanor and her production company, Dance Naked Productions, here.
We covered so much ground in this episode! Here's are links to more information about people, performances and ideas that we discussed:More information on Eve Ensler's ground-breaking play The Vagina Monologues This is a great summary of the story of Baba Yaga as it was described in Clarissa Pinkola Estes' book, Women Who Run With the Wolves The story of the Japanese Shinto Goddess Amaterasu comes from the book Pussy: A Reclamation, by Regena ThomashauerVagina: A New Biography, by Naomi Wolf, is another great read that inspired both Eleanor and me adrienne maree brown is an author, poet and pleasure activist who is definitely worth followingSheela Na Gigs are carvings of female figurines with exaggerated vulvas that are found throughout Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland. The Sheela Na Gig Project is an organization that is attempting to collect data and images of these carvings throughout the British Isles.
You can learn more about HeatherAsh, her books, and her current online offerings by visiting her website, www.heatherashamara.com.
HeatherAsh's latest book is The Warrior Heart Practice: A Simple Process to Transform Confusion into Clarity and Pain into Peace. It's a wonderful read, especially during these intense times!
Here are a few links to other people and resources we discussed during this episode:Don Miguel Ruiz, HeatherAsh's teacher and mentor, is the author of The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal FreedomAlberto Villoldo is the founder of the Four Winds School of Energy Medicine and the author of several books about shamanism, many of which were helpful to me as I began to deepen into my understanding of Earth-based wisdom. Z. Budapest is the founder of the Women's Spirituality Movement and the author of the Holy Book of Women's Mysteries.
Here's the text of Mary Oliver's beautiful poem "Wild Geese", which Trista references during the interview - you can also listen to Mary Oliver read it (here):
By Mary Oliver
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
You can view Amiel's incredible artwork at her website, www.vulvere.com. You can also follow her on instagram @amielart.
You can view the shri yantra image mentioned during the episode and learn more about its significance here.
Here are a few books that explore the concept of sacred sexuality in conjunction with the Divine Feminine. If any of these call to you, please consider purchasing them from your favorite local, independent bookstore!Sacred Pleasure: Sex, Myth and the Politics of the Body - New Paths to Power, by Riane Eisler. This book is a true gem - academic and very comprehensive, but definitely for those who are interested in going deep.Pussy: A Reclamation, by Regena Thomashauer - outrageous, provocative and fun. Vagina: A New Biography, by Naomi Wolf - Same idea as Pussy, but a little less wild and a little more research-oriented.
The Way of the Rose : The Radical Path of the Divine Feminine Hidden in the Rosary, is available via Amazon and other online retailers, or even better, your favorite local indie bookstore. I loved this book so much that I bought extra copies to give to people I know!
Check out a few images of goddess figurines discovered from the Paleolithic era (why they're referred to as "Venus" figurines is an excellent topic warranting further discussion - more to come on this subject):Venus of Willendorf Venus of Hohle FelsVenus of Dolne Vestonice
Also, here's a wonderful description from Clark describing the symbol for Venus and the ankh hiding in plain view in the shape of the traditional rosary.