Do you want to deepen your understanding of goddess?
Perhaps you feel called to serve the Goddess?
Would you like to undertake a Goddess Studies program that speaks from the uniqueness of this ancient and sacred land?
This unique study program will include:
Ø A strong focus on intentional listening to, and being with, the ‘land’ and understanding the traditional spirituality of this sacred place. Learning from Indigenous women will be an important component.
Ø Understanding the Goddess in Her many and various manifestations, from pre-history to newly emerging aspects, along with the unique nature of Her expression in this multicultural society.
Ø Undertaking community service which helps build awareness of Goddess in Australia and supports newly emerging groups across the country.
Ø Building a caring and nurturing community, which has the best interests of Goddess spiritual expression at the core.
Ø Engagement of the best and highest quality resources and personnel in Australia who are already providing many aspects of the program.
Ø While the program will be based at Gaia’s Garden in Melbourne, various aspects will be conducted in other locations including country Victoria, Queensland, NSW and some on-line.
Ø This is a three-year program which draws from a wide range of experience and knowledge built over thirty years of scholarship and experiential learning.
o Timing: The program will commence in February 2012 with the first residential and follow the wheel of the year with a two day workshop at the closest weekend to each sabbat. It will also include the Goddess Gathering at the end of April and the Goddess Conference in October.
The core team includes:
Dr. Tricia Szirom: With a PhD in Education and graduate work in group work Tricia brings specific skills in communication, facilitation and xxxx Her interest in Goddess goes back over thirty years to her feminist activism and has grown through experience, scholarship and xxx. She has published a number of books on women’s process most recently Seasons of the Goddess: Perspectives from the Southern Hemisphere and with Dr Patricia Rose Gaia Emerging: Goddess Beliefs and Practices in Australia.
Jennifer Cameron: Jenny commenced her journey with the Goddess by traveling to matriarchal and goddess sacred sites in Europe and the Midddle East in the late seventies. She also studied the Hindu Goddesses as part of her history major at University. She has been involved in exploring the concept of goddess ever since then, including seven years in a monthly study circle, collective member for the three Goddess Gatherings in Melbourne, and responsible for the Goddess art exhibition ‘She of 10,000 faces’ in 2011 and conference presenter on goddess themes.
Margaret de Kam: With a strong connection to the land, Margaret brings seven years in a monthly study circle, collective member for the three Goddess Gatherings in Melbourne, presenter at the 2011 GAIA Conference and a strong interest in working with children and young people in their understanding of Goddess.
The following women, among others, will contribute from their knowledge and expertise at different points over the three years:
Anique Radiant Heart
Dr GlenYs LivingStone
Jane Hardwicke Collins
Dr Patricia Rose
And of course the students themselves.