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2018 ASWM Conference and Call for Proposals

“Scholarly Speculations:  Animal, Earth, Person, Story” ASWM Conference March 16-17 2018  Las Vegas NV We have finalized the dates for the conference (our original dates) and we will soon announce our location in Las Vegas.  Our main theme will be

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Reflections: Karadarshanam

Karadarshanam By Gayatri Devi   At the first ASWM conference in 2010, my aunt Savithri and I led the ritual called Karadarshanam (“kara” in Sanskrit means “hand,” and “darsanam” means “looking, seeing, witnessing”) as part of the opening ceremonies for our

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2018 Conference in Las Vegas NV

APRIL DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED! Las Vegas NV Location TBA   Save the dates!  At last we will hold our conference in a place that has both a contemporary goddess temple and a rich heritage of Native American and women’s

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2017 Symposium Abstracts & Schedule

Abstracts 2017 symposium 2017 Schedule for Website  

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Dr. Peggy Sanday To Explore Concept of “Matrixial” Cultures

“The Matrixial Foundation of Maternal Cultural Meanings in Myth and Ritual” Keynote Presentation, ASWM 2017 Symposium   “In my long term study of and stay with the matrilineal Minangkabau of West Sumatra, Indonesia—off and on between the years l981 and

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Lisa Levart Presents “Art, Activism, and the Goddess”

My own creative activism stands on shoulders of the feminist artists of the 1970’s.  Even after more than a decade of creating art that celebrates the divine feminine, it is my unshakable conviction that without imagery and words that reflect

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2017 Symposium Presenter: Annie Finch

We are a tribal species, meant to live in tribes.  At this point, anything that reminds us of our connection with each other is healing, and poetry can do that, through the meter and through the language and through the

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2017 Presentations: “Interactive Writing Ritual” with Annie Finch

Among the Goddesses: Interactive Writing Ritual for Healing and Justice This interactive writing ritual is designed “to provide participants with closure and catharsis as we synthesize the gifts of the 2017 ASWM program through imaginative transformation. We will open by

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Join Us at Pendle Hill for 2017 Symposium

Pendle Hill is a Quaker study, retreat, and conference center located in Wallingford, Pennsylvania, just outside Philadelphia. Pendle Hill was established in 1930 as a Quaker study center designed to prepare its adult students for service both in the Religious

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Dr Elinor Gadon Receives Demeter Award in 2016

At our 2016 Conference, the ASWM Board of Directorspresented Dr. Elinor Gadon with the Demeter Award for Leadership in Women’s Spirituality.* The award recognizes Dr. Gadon’s lifetime contribution to understanding the cultural and visual history of religion and myth. With this Award, we honor

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