13 Most Influential People in Goddess Spirituality
Molly Remer's recent column on Theapoetics blog included mention of Rise Up's Liz Fisher and Cakes' Shirley Ranck on her top 13 list:
Brigit: Sun of Womanhood
A new Anthology edited by Patricia Monaghan and Michael McDermott.
Brigit: Sun of Womanhood offers a holistic picture of Brigit from her beginnings as a Celtic Goddess to her role as a Christian saint. The contributors to this anthology hail from all parts of the globe—including Ireland, Scotland, the United States and Canada—reflecting the widespread influence of Brigit. Readers will be transformed by this inspiring collection.
2013 Brigit Award
The Association for the Study of Women in Mythology (ASWM) is honored to offer the 2013 Brigit Award for Excellence in the Arts to Lydia Ruyle. Lydia is an artist scholar emeritus of the Visual Arts faculty, University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado, where The Lydia Ruyle Room for Women Artists was dedicated in 2010. In April 2013, the University presented Lydia with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Few artists can claim to have profoundly expanded and improved contemporary images of women. Lydia is beloved around the globe for her stunning presentation of multicultural goddesses and symbols of divinity. Her Goddess Icon Banner Project began in 1995 with 18 banners created for exhibit in Ephesus, and has grown to include representations of over 150 goddesses. The Brigit Award recognizes not only this great body of work but also Lydia’s dedicated scholarship in researching these diverse, inspiring images.
A new video by Max Dashú explores the rich cultural record of medicine women, seers, oracles, healers, trance-dancers, shapeshifters, and dreamers, around the world. Her double dvd set on order at:
To experience the beauty, power and wisdom of these spiritual legacies is medicine for the spirit. Trailer includes the music of Suzanne Teng, Emmalee Crane, and Tiokasin Ghosthorse; scores of other musicians are featured on the dvd, including archival world music from Smithsonian Folkways. See link above for music credits, chapter listings, and more info.