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Animal Myths and Mysteries at Conference

We are very happy to include in our program such varied and unique scholarship concerning the mysteries of animals.  Ever-present in world myths and literature, animals of all kinds are, in many cases, as much a part of our lives

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Schedule for 2018 Conference

We are very proud of this year’s schedule of presentations.  It covers a wide variety of topics relating to animal mysteries, sacred places and earth-centered knowledge and traditions.  We have panels, films, workshops, and surprises in store. We know that

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Upcoming at Conference: Women and Earth-Centered Mythologies

WOMAN AND EARTH-CENTERED MYTHOLOGIES;  TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND SACRED KINSHIP BETWEEN WOMEN, PLANTS AND ANIMALS Joan Marler moderates this important panel for our upcoming conference in March.  Scholars bring the perspective of archaeomythology, which combines archaeological and folklore evidence with information

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2018 “Winter Warmer” Film Screenings

Again this year we are providing the member benefit of special screenings for films by and about women. These films are accessible through the member section of our website. To get the 2018 member access code, join or renew and

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Presentation Grant Award Winners: Apela Colorado and Frances Santiago

Mysteries of the Sacred Pond and Its Lizard Guardian: Tribute to Alice Kaehukai Shaw, Memory-keeper of Moku`ula and the Kihawahine Moku`ula, the “Red Island” (referring to menses and genealogy), is one of the most sacred sites in Hawai`i. Moku`ula was

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Who’s Presenting at the March Conference? Max Dashu

Snake Women: a global perspective This is a visual presentation on goddesses, ancestors, shapeshifters, priestesses and shamans around the world, with the focus on snake iconography. Among the sources we’ll examine are rock art from Australia, Brazil, Utah, and South

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Who’s Presenting at the March Conference? Malgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba

Traditional Designs and Contemporary World Patterns: Connections with Prehistoric Images of the Human and the Animal Feminine In this presentation I examine how feminine images and symbols that blend the human and the animal divine have dominated the visual language

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2018 Sarasvati Award Goes to “Sheela na Gig”

Sheela na gig
: The Dark Goddess of Sacred Power  by Starr Goode Published by Inner Traditions   The ASWM Board of Directors is pleased to present the 2018 Sarasvati Award for nonfiction to Inner Traditions for this provocative and beautiful

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Dr. Elizabeth Wayland Barber to Give 2018 Keynote

“Waterbirds, Water, Women and Place in Archaic European Lore” Dr. Barber’s works bring together scholarship from a wide range of sources to discuss such diverse topics as textile history as “woman’s work,” culture and migration, the origins of myth in

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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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