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Sex, Religion, Power and Politics Podcast

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Named one of the Top 13 Most Influential Women in Goddess Spirituality - tune in to find out why! Wednesday or Thursday nites, hear Dr. Rev. Karen Tate, author, speaker, and teacher, discussing global and personal issues with a broad spectrum of advocates, visionaries and forward thinkers from a Divine Feminine, Right Brain point of view. Some call it the Feminine Consciousness or the shift away from patriarchal values. These are issues that could raise your consciousness or save the world. It's all the stuff Mom taught you to NEVER discuss at the dinner table - sex, religion, power and politics. Fear Not - taste the forbidden fruit! Rethink, reclaim and embrace the age old knowledge that's been denied us for too long. Unlock your female tool kit and empower yourself as you learn long hidden truths from your home altar to the voting booth. Learn what denying the feminine face of god, whether the Great She be deity, archetype or ideal, has cost humanity - particularly women! Karen Tate's 4 published books include: Sacred Places of Goddess: 108 Destinations, Walking An Ancient Path: Rebirthing Goddess on Planet Earth, Goddess Calling - Inspirational Messages & Meditations of Sacred Feminine Liberation Thealogy and the anthology based on this show, Voices of the Sacred Feminine: Conversations to ReShape Our World.

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  • Tantric Sex & Menopause/Practices for Spiritual & Sexual Renewal w/Janet McGeeve
    Thu, Feb 15, 2018

    Tonight I have with me calling in from Queensland, Australia, Janet McGeever, co-author of Tantric Sex and Menopause - Practices for Spiritual and Sexual Renewal.  Janet has been a practicing psychotherapist since 1999 and a Tedx speaker in Australia in 2013.  She has held The Making Love Retreat for couples down under for more than 5 years.  Tonight she discusses with us, contrart to popular belief in our patriarchal world, menopause can be a time for spiritual and sexual renewal for women rather than the beginning of the end of our lives as vibrant, creative and sexual beings.

  • Secret Nature of Matter & Quantum Touch - The Power to Heal with Richard Gordon
    Thu, Feb 08, 2018

    Richard Gordon is considerea a pioneer in the field of energy medicine, with more than 40 years of experience.  He's the author of 4 best-selling books, now published in 17 languages.  An attendee of the Christos School of Natural Medicine, faculty at Heartwood Institute and the Holistic Health Institute, Gordon has certified practitioners of his work in over 50 countries.  Tonight we'll discuss his books, Quantum Touch - the Power to Heal and The Secret Nature of Matter, the latter mapping out new territory in the rarely explored intersection of science and spirituality. 

  • Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire w/Dr. Dennis Patrick Slattery
    Thu, Jan 25, 2018

    It is my great pleasure tonight to have with me, Dr. Dennis Patrick Slattery, Emeritus Faculty, Mythological Studies Program at pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, CA discussing Kurt Anderson's Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500 Year History.  Subjects we'll be discussing tonight include: What America's history, beginning with its origin, brought Fantasy Thinking to the extreme level we witness todayThe accelerated rise of the individual and beliefs as "true if I say it is true"The loss or marginalizing of an objective reality everyone can agree onWanting the magic now: instant gratification and its consequencesTechnology feeds the fantastic by encouraging people to seekout the magical and the miraculousThe shaping of a new myth is developing as a result of truth's relativemerits and the demise of an objective truthThe rise of the make-believe communityThe loss of a literate and reflective citizenryIf you've been looking "out there" and wondering we got to where we are, this show might offer many insights....please tune in!F

  • Self Care for the Self -Aware & High Sensitive Person w/Dave Markowitz
    Thu, Jan 18, 2018

    Best selling author and intuitive healing facilitator, Dave Markowitz, author of Self-Care for the Self-Aware: A Guide for Highly Sensitive People, Empaths, Intuitives and Healers has been on Amazon's top 20 list in its category for 41 consecutive months.  From Dave we'll learn about his rather unusual awakening to the awareness of being an Empath and how his work changed from that point forward.  Dave will chat about how empathically transmitted energies can have both subtle and dramatic effects.  We'll delve into high-quality preventative tools designed by Empaths for Empaths and HSPs, the importance of safe space and healing from empathically transmitted pain and illness.  Being an Empath or HSP can be overwhelming as these folks absorb so much energy from others that they can develop their own wymptoms - in this talk, you'll be introduced to the 5 Steps for Healing for the HSP and receive empowering information and tools to heal your lethargy, lack of focus, heavy heartedness, tight muscles or various other forms of pain and illness.  You'll leave our discussion more hopeful, open, connected and vibrant with new abilities to useyour gifts of sensitivity for the betterment of all!

  • Magickal Activism with Leigha La Fleur
    Thu, Jan 11, 2018

    It is my pleasure to have returning to the show, Leigha LaFleur.  Leigha was last on the show just after the Democratic National Convention and reported back on her first-hand account of what she witnessed happening there.  Tonight I'm happy to be talking to her again, but this time about reconciling our spirituality and politics.  Tonight's Topic is: Magickal Activism: Spiritual and Goddess-Oriented People Should Lead the Moral Agenda   Among other things we'll discuss tonight is how Leigha bridged the divide in her own community.  She'll offer tips on how we can come together and collaborate, as well as ponder how to create the new political landscape and world we all know we so desperately need.  We're not going to pull any punches.  We're going to talk about the tough and sometimes controversial stuff because it needs to be taken out and looked at and considered if we're going to move forward in a meaningful way and not just continue business as usual.  We both hope you'll tune in!

  • Marija Gimbutas Vindicated! w/Carol Christ & Miriam Dexter
    Thu, Dec 28, 2017

    Many of us, along with Marija Gimbutas, believed her work would eventually be vindicated.  We ARE the cognitive minority, waiting for the rest of the world to catch up to many ideals of the Sacred Feminine, including the work of scholar, Marija Gimbutas.  Tune in tonight as I discuss this wonderful and long awaited development with elders and scholars, Carol Christ and Miriam Robbins Dexter.In the words of Carol, "The disdain with which the work of archaeologist Marija Gimbutas has been held in the field of classics and archaeology was shown to me when I started quietly at a cocktail party at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens that I was interested in her work.  This comment, tentatively offerred, onleashed a tirade from a  young female archaeologist who began shouting at me:  "Her work unscholarly and because it is, it is harder for me and other women scholars in the field to be taken seriously."   (From the Feminism and Religion blog)If you're new to this subject, we'll start at the beginning, briefly discussing Marija's findings and why male dominated academia for so long discredited her work, followed by this new revelation by Lord Colin Renfrew, allied with the British Conservative Party.  We'll discuss the politics of this situation as well as other peripheral areas in which this new revelation will no doubt have a domino effect.You won't want to miss this.  Be sure to tell your friends!  Thanks to Carol Christ for taking to the airwaves for this important discussion.  Certainly a bright spot for us all in a very dark year!

  • Honoring Natural Cycles Saves Our World - w/Pia Orleane
    Thu, Dec 07, 2017

    Pia Orleane, Ph.D, author, lecturer and former practicing psychologist will discuss her new book - Sacred Retreat, wherein we delve into how honoring natural cycles can restore the balance on our planet in peril.  In our discussion we'll  chat about how the environmental problems are related to dishonoring the natural cycles and how ignoring natural cycles contribute to ill health, lack of connection and even war.  Pia's research evaluated the spiritual treatment of women's cycles and she'll report on that.  We'll refresh listeners about how women's cycles became taboo and shameful topics and how that's led to losing the value and power of women's cycles.  Pia believes living in harmony with Nature can affect our personal relationships and she'll give us tips for achieving greater harmony and fulfillment with those in our social circles. 

  • Power of Goddess Ideals To Change the World w/Karen Tate
    Thu, Nov 30, 2017

    For those of you disheartened you were not in Southern CA to hear this talk LIVE, here it is - the long version - for your listening pleasure....You are not alone if you believe domination and authoritarian patriarchy are destroying countless lives and our planet.  There is a more sustainable alternative and it's not new.  In fact, it's ancient.  Exiled for a time, but making a return, the Sacred Feminine (deity, archetype and ideal) has become indelibly integrated into our lives, reminding humanity during this time of crisis that the ideals of the Great She offer a pathway to a secure and more sustainable future.  As people lose faith in organized religion, as the paradign of power shifts across the globe, as climate change quickly approaches a point of no return, people are leading using their divine intelligence from Goddess teachings to find solutions and sanctuary.  Using the wisdom and activism suggested in sacred feminine liberation thealogy, I will discuss the many ways Goddess Spirituality has grown and matured in the minds of Her advocates to inspire the birth of a new world and usher in a time of security, partnership, peace, equality and prosperity for all. ---   Your comments are appreciated!

  • Men, Goddess & Healing Masculinity w/Erick DuPree
    Wed, Nov 15, 2017

    Erick DuPree, award winning writer, known most for his feminist writing Alone In Her Presence and his column at the Wild Hunt, DharmaPagan, is author of several books including the anthology, Finding the Masculine in Goddess' Spiral.  He is a long-time colaborator within women's mysteries, which is informed by training with the Reclaiming Collective, the Order of the Black Madonna and Rajanka Tantra.  His work has been described as intimate, evocative and deeply transcendent and celebrates the cycles of the season, uplifts and celerates matrifocal and intersectional feminist principles of renewal and regeneration.  I'm very happy to have him with me tonight discussing our topic - Men, Goddess and Healing Masculinity.

  • Myth Shattered & Restored w/Gayatri Devi
    Thu, Nov 02, 2017

    Dr. Gayatri Devi, Associate Professor of English and Women & Gender Studies at Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania is with us tonight to discuss the anthology, Myth Shattered and Restored.  She sits on the executive board of the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology and she co-edited Myth Shattered and Restored for ASWM.  Our chat will delve into myths which have been shattered and restored, the importance of Goddess spirituality and Goddess studies and why this is so vital right now. 

  • The World is Your Oracle w/Nancy Vedder Schultz
    Thu, Oct 26, 2017

    Nancy Vedder Schultz, Ph.D, speaker and author of The World is Your Oracle is with me tonight sharing how we might "divine" without the usual tools of tarot, runes, or I Ching.  We'll also discuss how divination works from a scientific perspective and our conversation will go where most instruments of prophecy rarely go - learning how to prepare, interpret and honor your oracle.  We'll have her share her mystical experiences she had researching the book, brought about by singing chants and delve into the importance of balancing the rational and mystical and intuitive mind.

  • In the "I" of the Hurricane - Teaching Juvie Teenage Girls Self Empowerment
    Thu, Oct 12, 2017

    TeZa Lord, spiritual activist and author of "In the "I" of the Hurricane" discusses her experience teaching self-empowerment techniques (euphemism for yoga and meditation) to juvie teenage girls in a hi-security lock-up, while simultaneously enduring the head-on strike of a hurricane.  TeZa will share what tools we can give these former "bad girls" to help them change their lives - that we can all use for personal transformation.   We'll hear how what happens to the girls correlates to what peoplego through in their ordinary, normal lives, with no hurricanes around.  Further, TeZa will tell us how she got these "at risk" young women to embrace these techniques and embark on these journeys of transformation.

  • A Mistaken Christianity w/Andrea Mathews
    Thu, Sep 28, 2017

    Andrea Mathews, psychotherapist, author and radio show host discusses with our listeners the topic of Mistaken Christianity.  Tonight we'll discuss reconsidering long held traditional teachings of the Bible and its root language, how we got to a place where there is more fear of evil than love of and from God leading to so much hate, and rethink some of what we think or hear Jesus said.  The "end times" will get a closer look, as will hell and what Jesus said about reincarnation. 

  • The Tarot: Cycles of Life & Universal Patterns of Transformation w/Raina Paris
    Thu, Sep 14, 2017

    It is my pleasure this evening to have returning to the show the very knowledgeable, Raina Manuel Paris, discussing The Tarot: Cycles of Life and Universal Patterns of Transformation.  Raina has a Masters degree in Film from Columbia U and a Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology.  She leads meditation groups and helps students find healing imagery in their lives in a process she calls the Cradle and the Crown.  Tonight we'll discuss the first 22 cards of the tarot and how it pertains to cycles of life and universal patterns of transformation.  We'll delve deep into the Tarot, asking what's the point of the Tarot other than using it to tell the future and why should we focus on the 22 Major Arcanas?  Raina will tell us the difference between an archetypal point of view and a regular reading of the Tarot.  Do you know what's the most important card?  Well Raina has her opinion and will share with us.  We'll also see what the tarot has in common with the four elements/directions and much more.  Tune in and tell your friends!

  • Birthing Divine Feminine Consciousness w/Eileen Workman
    Thu, Aug 10, 2017

    Eileen Workman experienced a profound spiritual awakening in 2007 while working as a financial adviser for Smith Barney.  This caused her to leave the financial world and delve into "sacred economics"....She's written Sacred Economics: The Currency of Life as a means for inviting us to question our longstanding assumptions about the nature of capitalism and Raindroops of Love for a Thirsty World is Ms. Workman's second nonfiction offering summoning the wisdom of the Life Force that flows within us all....We'll discuss having a healthy sense of self-love to propel us beyond suffering and into the fullest, most beautiful expression of ourselves.  She'll give us specific exercises to ground these ideas into one's life.  We'll ask her if this is a repudiation of God and relition, and discuss Eileen's pereception of life as more than what modern science proposes, as well as how we restore the Divine Feminine in alignment with the Divine Masculine.

  • The Fun of Dying & Staying in Touch in Afterlife with Roberta Grimes
    Thu, Aug 03, 2017

    Roberta Grimes, novelist, speaker and business attorney, who had two extraordinary experiences of light as a child attempted to understand these experiences.  As a result she spent decades studying nearly 200 years of abundant and consistent communications from the dead and other afterlife-related evidence that eventually enabled her to assemble an in-dept understanding of who and what we are, how reality works, the nature of the Divine and the meaning/purpose of our lives.  Tonight I'll be talking to Roberta about what she means by her book titles, The Fun of Dying - Find Out What REally Happens Next and The Fun of Staying Touch, documenting the many ways the dead contact us and the recent research that makes it easier for us to contact them.

  • "Love Talk" with Raina Manuel Paris
    Thu, Jul 27, 2017

    Join us tonight as Raina Manuel-Paris, holding a Masters degree in Film from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology discusses the big topic of Love - from the seven aspects of love as Plato and Aristotle talked about, to explaining Love as God and the shift from God to Romantic Love.  We'll delve into why Eleanor of Aquitane was important in that shift and why/how she was a 12th century feminist.  Raina will explore how change in our society is connected to Love and what's most important to people and their long term emotional well-being.  I'll bet you can guess!  We'll be sure to cover how love is related to the Feminine principle an what Raina believes is most essential in our experience of Love.

  • How Whole Brain Thinking Can Save the Future w/James Olson
    Thu, Jul 20, 2017

    James Olsen is with us tonight discussing his book - How Whole Brain Thinking Can Save the Future, a practical, science-based, self-help book focused on how we can more consciously and creatively manage the volumes of information that comes to mind each day.  James originally meant to help men better understand the thought processes of women, but it quickly became clear that neigher hemisphere could be understood in isolation....they're a team.  We'll discuss the nature of our thoughts and how they affect our decision-making, if he agrees the right hemisphere is our "feminine" hemisphere, whole brain thinkers, and most importantly, how we can think our way to peace and healing.  Other important themes of the evening will be if we can reverse the political polarization and what the impact of brain dominance  and perspective on religion.....and much more.  Don't miss this insightful interview!

  • How a Native Woman Mothered America's First English Poetry/Jack Dempsey
    Thu, Jul 13, 2017

    Jack Dempsey, writer and editor, returns to the show tonight discussing Native New England and Merrymount - or How a Native Woman Mothered America's First English Poetry.  Tonight Jack will chat about the Native New England world, the norms and trends of the first 100 years of European contact and how Native peoples coped with the increasing violence and devastating plague.  We'll discuss the plymouth Pilgrims or Plimoth Pilgrims, comparing the traditional view with what we know today.  We'll especially focus on Native New England women and their contributions during this time.

  • The Internet, Manifestation and Social Justice with Ayamanatara
    Thu, Jun 29, 2017

    Multi-traditional Shaman, Ayamanatara or Natara for short, is also an author, healer, teacher, trance channel, clairvoyant, mystery school initiate, kabbalist and animal communicator.  When does she sleep?  Tonight we'll be discussing the Internet, Manifestation and Social Justice because of the very interesting talk I heard her give at the recent Conference on Current Pagan Studies.  Natara explains the internet is a manifestation of the 4th dimension or astral realm and that's a good place to work with archetypes to foster social equality.  We'll delve into the military industrial complex creation of the internet and how that must be moved through.past in order to really effect change.  She'll advise what kinds of metaphysical/magickal and practical tools we can use for doing that sort of work without getting sucked into the muck.  Staying informed without being overwhelmed is another important topic we'll visit.  And most importantly, we'll look at the ways the forces that want to prevent progress or roll it back re using those same tools to further their agenda and how we can use their energy against them.  Important stuff to help us manifest that world of justice, peace, partnership and equality we all deserve.  Please tune in.

  • Goddess Wisdom for these Times of Global Transition with Tanishka Tantrika
    Thu, Jun 01, 2017

    Tanishka, best known as Facebook's "Moon Woman"  with over half a million followers of her daily guidance, returns to the show tonight to discuss Goddess Wisdom for thes Times of Global Transition.  Among the things we'll chat about tonight are why Goddess wisdom is needed more now than every before, how she believes these Goddess traditions and wisdom will help restore the sacred balance, and if she recommends specific practices women can do to support the return of the Sacred Feminine.  And of course, we'll see what wisdom she has to offer her sisters here in the United States feeling overwhelmed by the current climage of change, particularly in the political arena.

  • Building Pagan Communities/Reweaving the Magic of the World w/ Ivo Dominguez Jr
    Thu, May 25, 2017

    Pagan Elder, Ivo Dominguez, Jr. is with me tonight discussing the future of the Pagan community as he sees it, based on the talk he gave as the keynote speaker at the recent Conference on Current Pagan Studies in Claremont, CA in January.  We'll talk about the work of building coalitions and bridges between different communities, belief systems and ideologies - even though it can be difficult.  We'll talk about his insights or practices to facilitate this work.  Ivo will also tell us about the important work of the New Alexandrian Library and his books, which are a part of how he re-weaves the magic of the world.  Yes, we'll ask his opinion about why magic is important!

  • Examining Our European Myths/In Search of the Ancient Mother w/Melissa Crow
    Thu, Apr 20, 2017

    Joining me tonight is Melissa Crow, Wiccan, shaman, author and graduate cum laude from the University of Southern California with a BA in Creative Writing and a Masters in Library Science from San Jose State University discussing her research examining the images and myths of our European ancestors with particular emphasis on how and when patriarchy came to be.  We'll be "In Search of the Ancient Mother" tonight as we look at Goddess imagery and artifacts from the Neolithic to Classical eras, compare and interpret myths, and delve into why we have stories of rape, abduction and Goddesses who marry patriarchal Gods and become shadows of their former selves.  And of course, we'll explain why this is all so important to reshaping our culture and creating a new normal out in the world.

  • Why do Peace & Happiness Elude Us & What To Do About It with Cate Montana
    Thu, Apr 13, 2017

    Have you been doing a lot of worry and hand-wringing?  Have you been worried about what's around the corner and confounded about why peace and happiness eludes us?  Why are people so divided?  Why is the  political scene so ugly?  It's happening because as individuals - as an entire species - we've forgotten who we really are.  We've confused "self" with ego - the mental program (like a computer code) that gives us the illusion of individuality - an uterly false "reality" similar to what's presented in the movie The Matrix.  Author Cate Montana is with us tonight revealing what the ego is, how it's born, how it thinks - and most importantly how the ego can be managed and expanded into alignment with the powerful I AM presence that is the true generator of peace, happiness and unification within.

  • Rt. Rev. Patrick McCollum is Back with Stories of Peace, Hope and Inspiration
    Thu, Apr 06, 2017

    Rt. Rev. Patrick McCollum, Pagan elder and spokesperson, is back with stories of peace, hope and inspiration.  He'll update us on what he's been doing and give us some perspective on what he sees going on in our rapidly changing world.

  • Finding Life's Sweet Spot Amidst the Chaos w/Briana Borten
    Thu, Mar 16, 2017

    Tonight Briana Borten, co-Author of The Well Life will chat with us about how to get our lives back under control if you've lost the reins and want greater satisfaction.  This is the episode for you if you can't see the way out of an unhealthy job, relationship or poor self-image.  Briana will suggest meaningful steps to give yourself a total life makeover.  You'll learn how to define your superpowers and cultivate a positive mindset and why moving forward might call for a defining of what you want from life.  In this time of angst and chaos, here is the perfect show!  ENJOY!

  • Tribute to Isis (January 1997 to February 2017) Magickal Cats in the Afterlife
    Thu, Mar 02, 2017

    Tonight's show was a tribute to our beloved feline daughter, Isis.  She left us on Sunday, February 19th at 2:10PM after being part of our family for 20 years.  I tell the magickal tale of this special little creature's sudden passing.*  Jack Dempsy was scheduled to be a guest tonight discussing Native American Mother of poetry, but he had technical difficultis and could not get connected. 

  • Legacy of Mary Magdalene with Anne Baring
    Wed, Feb 15, 2017

    Author and foremother, Anne Baring shares with us the research she's discovered that disproves the traditional story about Jesus and Mary Magdalene and leaves us with a more accurate historical glimpse into their lives and family.  We'll see who distorted the truth and why which has left humanity a fale conception of Mary and Jesus for thousands of years.  We'll also delve into how re-writing the script and accepting this new alternative history changes everything.

  • Owning Your Female Power w/Levanah Bdolak
    Thu, Feb 09, 2017

    Internationally acclaimed workshop and seminar presenter, professional clairvoyant, healer and teacher of transformational skills, Levanah Bdolak is with me discussing Owning Your Female Power.  Levanah and I shall delve into why women do not trust themselves, what we can do to change attitudes about leadership for ourselves and our girl children.  Levanah will discuss what stops women from reaching their full potential or even pursuing their fullest potential.  She'll share the female experience that prevents us from being sudcessful - the Women's dilemma.  A detailed conversation tonight, getting into the difference in how women and men use power, why women settle for less and how to release the programming holding us back.

  • The Mysterious and Sacred Sheela Na Gig with Starr Goode
    Thu, Feb 02, 2017

    Just what does the display of the vulva as a universal image or archetype mean around the world?  Tonight Starr Goode shares with us the mystery and magic of the Sheela Na Gig over time and across cultures.  Goode, a professor at Santa Monica College in Southern CA, author of the new book, Sheela na gig: Dark Goddess of Sacred Power will delve into this mysterious feminine symbol both revered and reviled.  We'll learn heer functions and meanings as we trace her origins through art and myth of European history and Goddess herstory.. We'll learn why we still need the symbol of the Sheela na gig and what she has t do with cultural, political and social systems.    

  • Pagan Academia & Cherry Hill Seminary with Candace Kant
    Thu, Jan 26, 2017

    Author and scholar, Candace Kant is with me to discuss our topic of Pagan Academia in general and Cherry Hill Seminary more specifically.  We'll delve into the controversy of pagan clergy - why it's controversial, if we need it, etc.  Candace will also tell us about the unique offerings of Cherry Hill Seminary - old and new, such as Military Chaplaincy, Ministering to Military Families, Environmental Leadership, etc. 

  • People of the Sea: Post-Minoans, Palestine and the Bible w/Dr. Jack Dempsey
    Thu, Jan 19, 2017

    Dr. Jack Dempsey, writer and researcher has been digging into the roots of Western civilization for 40 years.  He became a writer in New York publishing and his novel, Ariadne's Brother came out in 1996.  His new book is People of the Sea:  A Novel of the Promised Land.  We'll delve into what happened to the matrifocal Minoans and where they went,  discover Cyprus as a melting pot, and uncover the identity of the Sea Peoples, with some new insight into the Philistines.  This story though, would not be complete without digging into the Canaanites, Hebrews and the Bible.They are all inter-connected!  Sit down with a glass of wine and tune in!

  • The Frightful Goddess: Birds, Snakes & Witches with Miriam Robbins Dexter
    Thu, Jan 12, 2017

    Returning to the show after a long absence, I'm happy to back, Dr. Miriam Robbins Dexter, discussing The Frightful Goddess: Birds, Snakes and Witches, a talk she gave recently at a Southern California eco-feminist conference at the Goddess Temple of Orange County/Museum of Woman.  Miriam will touch on the relationship of birds and snakes to ancient goddesses and heroines or the beneficent avatar of the prehistoric goddess, and to witches and monsters; the maleificent or, more correctly, the fearsome aspect of the same goddess.  We'll compare archaeological data on prehistoric European bird and snake iconography, and historic mythological data to deomonstrate the broad geographic basis of this iconography and myth, to determine the meaning of the bird and snake and to demonstrate that these female figures inherited the mantle of the Neolithic and Bronze Age European bird and snake goddess.  Miriam will establish the existence of and meaning of the UNITY of the goddess, for she was unity as well asmultiplicity, multifunctional and an integral whole.  We'll see the degeneration of ancient bird and snake goddesses into historic age witches and monsters!

  • On the Verge of Our Darkest Hour or Greatest Moment? Robert McChesney
    Thu, Jan 05, 2017

    Finally, I have him with us!  Gutgsell Endowed Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Robert McChesney, author of 23 books translated into thirty-one languages, is here discussing his latest book, People Get Ready!  Is humanity on the verge of its darkest hour or its greatest moment?  We'll delve into the coming consequences of the technological revolution, the stagnation caused by capitalism, the demise of journalism and how the US political process, so dominated by billionaires and corporate special interests, by corruption and monopoly, stymies not just democracy but progress.  Robert proposes a bold strategy for democratizing our digital destiny - before its too late - and unleashing the real power of the Internet and of humanity! 

  • Personal Empowerment w/Martian Magic with Amanda Yates Garcia
    Thu, Dec 29, 2016

    Don't let the title of tonight's show fool you!  I was pleased to meet Amanda Yates Garcia, known as the Oracle of Los Angeles, after she gave a presentation on the history of witchcraft at the mainstream and prestigious Hammer Museum in Los Angeles last month.  Amanda was initiated into witchcraft by her mother at age 13 and has been practicing magic and divination ever since.  A woman with an impressive resume who has managed to move freely and seemingly effortlessly within the mainstream garnering acceptance and admirers, she speaks to me tonight about her personal mojo and magical praxis which covers topics ranging from Love Spells to Money Magic and Psychic Self-Defense. She's the host of KCHUNG's Oracle Hour radio show, she leads a monthly mystery school, and she leads public rituals in very visible places like the Women's Center for Creative Work, Human Resources and Side Street Projects.  Yes, she lives in very liberal and "blue" Los Angeles, but I think she's stumbled on something and we'll get to the bottom of her success in our chat tonight!

  • Secrets of Minoan Crete's Success with Jack Dempsey
    Fri, Dec 09, 2016

    Jack Dempsey has studied Minoan Crete for 4 decades leading him to write his novel about Minoans called Ariadne's Brother, published in 1996.  Tonight he's with us to discuss this egalitarian culture and share with listeners why he believe they were such a successful society.  We'll delve into the distortions around Minoan Crete, some of the most important discoveries and mysteries, the cycles of time shaping Minoan life, religion and politics and much more...don't miss learning more about this ancient civilization that teaches us so much!

  • Goddess & God in the World w/Carol Christ & Judith Plaskow
    Thu, Dec 01, 2016

    In a new method they call "embodied theology," foremothers, Carol P. Christ and Judith Plaskow, friends and colleagues for four decades, discuss their new book, Goddess and God in the World; Conversations in Embodied Theology, combining autobiography and theology.  Theologians don't often speak about their personal experiences and beliefs but Carol and Judith will tell us why they've put aside that hesitancy to speak about this unspeakable topic.  We'll delve into the two women's differing views of divinity and how they determine if Judiasm or Goddess feminism do a better job promoting a "flourishing of the world."  In our conversation we'll cover why "feminism matters in thinking about and practicing spirituality and religion" and both guests will share their differing responses to the symbol of the Goddess.

  • Money is Love - Transforming Energy of Money from Fear/Lack to Love/Abundance
    Thu, Nov 17, 2016

    Barbara Wilder, member of the Sacred Economics movement and author of the groundbreaking book, Money is Love: Reconnecting to the Sacred Origins of Money, a foundational work, will show us how to reconnect money to the sacred feminine and transform it into an agent for both personal and global prosperity. 

  • Gone But Not Forgotten Their Voices Live OnLady Olivia Robertson
    Tue, Nov 15, 2016

    As is tradition in the month of October we honor our ancestors with this series Gone But Never Forgotten: Their Voices Live On and in this installment, we re-broadcast my actual interview with Lady Olivia Robertson, one of the founders of the International Fellowship of Isis, formerly headquartered at Clonegal Castle in Enniscorthy, Ireland.

  • Gone But Not Forgotten Their Voices Live OnShekinah Mountainwater
    Sat, Nov 12, 2016

    Honoring our ancestors, this October series, Gone But Never Forgotten: Their Voices and Work Live on, we honor the priestess and author Shekinah Mountainwater. 

  • Honoring Our Ancestors - Barbara Mor....with Jack Dempsey
    Fri, Nov 11, 2016

    Writer and editor, Jack Dempsey is with me tonight to honor the life and work of Barbara Mor, poet and co-author of the book, The Great Cosmic Mother during this season when we Honor Our Ancestors.  Jack is a close friend of California-born writer, Barbara Mor, who passed away in January 2015, who first came to fame in 1985 when she teamed up with Monica Sjoo, a UK feminist, to pen the aforementioned landmark work of natural and women's history.  Because Jack worked with Barbara's family to bring out the little-known facts of her life, he is here to share them, and to explore Barbara Mor's words and ideas, her works and personal letters with you.

  • Gone But Not Forgotten Their Voices Live OnDiane Wolkstein
    Sat, Nov 05, 2016

    We honor our ancestors in this October series, Gone But Never Forgotten; Their Voices and Work Live On.  In this installment we hear the interview with Diane Wolkstein, storyteller extraordinaire!

  • A Woman In Every Seat - Kris Steinnes
    Thu, Nov 03, 2016

    Returning to the show is Kris Steinnes, visionary founder of the Women of Wisdom Conference, which is celebrating its 25th year in February 2017 in Seattle.  We'll discuss her work in the world and share her wisdom and insight into what it would look like with more women leaders at the top of organizations and what we can all do to make that happen!  Kris is also the host of the Voices of Women Radio Show and author of the #1 Amazon bestselling, award winning and inspirational book, "Women of Wisdom, Empowering the Dreams and Spirit of Women."

  • Gone But Never Forgotten; Their Voices Live On: Merlin Stone Tribute
    Tue, Nov 01, 2016

    Join us on tonight's Special October Broadcast as we honor our ancestors in our tribute to Merlin Stone during our series, Gone But Never Forgotten; Their Voices Live On.  Merlin Stone, beloved foremother and wayshower was the author of many books, including one that put me on this path - When God Was a Woman.  Hear Merlin's partner, Lenny Schneir, discuss her life, her work and their life together.

  • Gone But Not Forgotten Their Voices Live OnIsaac Bonewits
    Sat, Oct 29, 2016

    As is the tradition in the month of October, we honor ancestors.  Here on VSF I do just that with our series, Gone But Never Forgotten; Their Voices and Work Live on.  In this episode we hear elder and respected scholar, Isaac Bonewits.

  • Awakening Galactic/Unity Consciousness & Women's Ritual Dances Language of Godde
    Thu, Oct 27, 2016

    Double Feature Tonight:  First up is Laura Magdalene Eisenhower discussing Awakening Galactic & Unity Consciousness.....explaining the Ascension window period, our DNA potential, higher dimensional beings, Guardian races and Gaia-Sophia.  We'll talk about Chakras, our connection to Earth Grids, multi-dimensions, 13th Gate and the Galactic Zodiac.  Phew - it's going to be a jam-packed hour!Followed by Laura Shannon sharing with listeners how Women's Ritual Dances are the Secret Language of Goddess!  We'll talk about the therapeutic quality of women's ritual dances as a healing modality, how they're associated with Goddess cultures of Old Europe as researched by Marija Gimbutas and why she calls them the "secret language of Goddess" -- very exciting stuff!  Don't miss this - as these dances are very relevant for women today in all parts of the world. 

  • Gone But Never Forgotten; Their Voices Live On:Layne Redmond
    Tue, Oct 25, 2016

    Special Broadcast Series this month, Gone But Never Forgotten: Their Voices Live On, paying tribute to our deceased foremothers and wayshoweres who have contributed so much to our world.  Tonight we honor Layne Redmond, author of When the Drummers Were Women and famous musician.

  • Gone But Never Forgotten; Their Voices Live On: Margot Adler
    Tue, Oct 18, 2016

    Tonight's Special Broadcast, Gone But Never Forgotten: Their Voices Live On, we pay tribute to the late Margot Adler, a beloved wayshower in her community.

  • Jailbreaking the Goddess w/Lasara Allen
    Thu, Oct 13, 2016

    Tonight Lasara Firefox Allen, a wild hearted change agent delivers tools for transformation by way of her wisdom shared in her book Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality.  We'll discuss the idea of collective liberation and how social justice might work toward that.  Also, what's both problematic and attractive about the Maiden/Mother/Chrone models for feminine idivinity and can we develop a gender-neutral model using neither feminine or masculine language?  Lasara will introduce and explain the FiveFold Goddess, a model empowering for those who may feel alienated by feminine-coded concepts. Finally, Lasara suggestswhat people limited by time, finances and ability can do to still engage in social justice work.

  • Gone But Never Forgotton; Their Voices Live On: Loreon Vigne
    Tue, Oct 11, 2016

    Special Broadcast tonight...Gone But Never Forgotten; Their Voices Live On, paying tribute to the foremoter and wayshower of the Fellowship of Isis and Isis Oasis Sanctuary, Rt. Rev. Loreon Vigne

  • Modern Minoan Paganism w/Laura Perry & Starhawk's New Audio Book
    Thu, Oct 06, 2016

    Laura Perry, Pagan author and artist, fascinated by ancient cultures and spirituality has immersed herself in reconstructing Minoan Paganism by way of a Minoan Tarot deck, a Minoan-themed adult coloring book and she teaches online courses in Modern Minoan Paganism, which her group practices. Tune in to find out why Minoal Paganism is relevant now, if its mostly for lesbians, if its female-centric and why heterosexual men would be interested in the spirituality.  Laura will explain what we know about what Minoans believed and practiced and how she and her group have extrapolated that into a contemporary practice as close to the original as possible.  We'll also talk about how the ancient religion and society became skewed by later Greek writers from patriarchal societies. Laura is the author of Labrys and Horns: An Introduction to Modern Minoan Paganism, her most recent book.  Should be very interesting!Second guest tonight, returning to the show, we have beloved foremother and social justice activist, Starhawk, discussing the Fall release of her new audio book The Fifth Sacred Thing.

  • Gone But Never Forgotten; Their Voices Live On: Lydia Ruyle
    Tue, Oct 04, 2016

    Special October Series...Gone But Never Forgotten; Their Voices Live On, tonight we hear and pay tribute to the beloved artist and wayshower, Lydia Ruyle

  • Secret Life of Lady Liberty-Goddess of New World w/Bob Hieronimus/Laura Corner
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016

    Join me tonight as I interview Dr. Bob Hieronimus and Laura Cortner discussing their new book, The Secret Life of Lady Liberty; Goddess in the New World,  We'll delve into why Lady Liberty might encourage women to positions of power, and what about it led Bob to a pro-environmental message to slow down man-made climate change.  Further, Evangelical Christians associate "goddess" as being associated with Satan so where does this leave Libertas, our American Goddess?  We'll talk about Belva Lockwood and Victoria Woodhull, the first women who campaigned for President long before Hillary Clinton.  Laura and Bob will share with listeners the association between Libertas and feminists/suffragists who have protested for women's rights. Discover what the Cathars, Mary Magdalene, Black Madonnas  and Joan of Arc have to do with Lady Liberty.   We'll talk about the "flexibility" and symbols of the Statue of Liberty....and much, much more than you've ever thought related to the statue in New York harbor.

  • What the Ancient Sibyl Says About Your Vote w/David Hillman
    Thu, Sep 22, 2016

    Returning to the show tonight after a long hiatus is Dr. David Hillman with the topic "What Does the Ancient Sibyl Say About Your Vote? Dr. Hillman has been embroiled in some very interesting circumstances of late regarding free speech in universities, or lack there-of, and how speech and artistic expression are under attack by corporate-driven universities and why you should care.  We'll delve beyond the obvious and look at what a University is and why we need them now and what Corporate America is doing to destroy our educational system.  We'll learn about "holy sodomy" and why it might be required learning.  We'll look into the Sibyls of the Vatican Hill, prophets for the Pagan Roman government and why poetry of pirestesses was consulted in a national crisis.  We'll take a closer look at that controversial story of Jesus caught with a naked boy in the Garden the evening before his arrest and what the play Medea teaches us about Catholicism.  

  • Shifting to the Maternal Alternative to Capitalism: Gift Economy w/Gen Vaughan
    Thu, Sep 15, 2016

    Foremother Genevieve Vaughan, founder of the all-women multicultural Foundation for a Compassionate Society discusses Shifting the Paradigm to Gift Economy and away from predator capitalism that causes so much suffering and destruction.  We'll learn how Gen got into this philsophy, why exchange is so popular and how this could lead toward a more peaceful world.  We'll discuss homo donans, the interpersonal neurobiology of mothers and children and discover what that has to do with the gift economy. What is gift vs exchange? And are there societies basedon gifting?  I'll ask Genevieve how we can start making this a reality and what challenges she's been up against teaching these new ideas.

  • Matriarchal Politics w/Heide Goettner Abendroth
    Thu, Sep 08, 2016

    Tonight Heide Goettner Abendroth returns to finish our conversation delving into Matriarchal Politics.  We'll briefly recap what is matriarchy and modern matriarchal studies then delve into what we can learn from matriarchies that still exist so that we might create a better world.  We'll look at matriarchies on a social, economic, political and cultural level.  Heide will show us where these ideas are already implemented and how we might implement them in our societies today. 

  • Retelling the Future: What Stories Are We Telling w/Pat Allen
    Thu, Sep 01, 2016

    Join me tonight as I discuss with Pat B. Allen, Ph.D, writer and artist, the topic of Re-Telling the Future: What Stories Are We Living....Living as if the future we most wish for already exists shifts us into a space of limitless possibility.  Doing this full time is delusional but trying it out exercises our heart and our imagination.  As we witness the end stage of the patriarchy, new roles for both genders become available.  it is time to reconsider and re-evaluate howwe see ourselves in relation to the crumbling paradigm.  The new novel Cronation, authored by Pat, grew out of the author's desire to do just that: examine the different ways women and men act in relation to the world as it is and to crate the world she wishes to see and make it real to others. 

  • Practical Applications of Mindfulness w/Tom Evans
    Thu, Aug 25, 2016

    Tom Evans, ex-BBC-TV engineer who became an author after he learned to meditate in his mid-40's has some valuable information to share about the practical benefits of mindfulness, some call a form of meditation, as a way to enhance your quality of life and help reduce stress.  He teaches authors and artists how to channel and entrepreneurs how to generate light bulb moments on demand and he's created the world's first time management program based on mindfulness called Living Timefully.  Tom is the host of the popular podcast, The Zone Show and this promises to be a fun and enlightening conversation!

  • Special BroadcastRichard WolfReplacing Dominator Economics
    Fri, Aug 19, 2016

    Richard Wolf, teacher and speaker, seen on PBS, is interviewed and discusses how capitalism has been abled to run amok.  He explains why no one knows about democratic socialism and the failures of academia.  Learn his ideas for getting things back on track.

  • Museum of Woman in Irvine, CA w/Ava Park
    Thu, Aug 18, 2016

    Rev. Ava, museum curator, minister, feminist teacher and leader of Goddess community publicly unveils The Museum of Woman opening its doors in Irvine, CA, located in Southern CA, specifically Orange County.  Rev. Ava will share with listeners the purpose of the museum, who is its target visitor/audience, what happens there and about the feminist aspect of the museum.  Here's a HINT:  Ava believes men cannot lead well alone and she says the state of the world currently proves this.  According to Ava, the world will be a better place when women and men work together to transform the current values of the dominator model of our world into something a whole lot better...like maybe a partnership society?  No doubt you'll want to visit the next time you find yourself behind the Orange Curtain of Irvine, CA

  • Feminism & Christian Philsophy - Are they Compatible? w/ Rev Karin Larsson
    Fri, Aug 12, 2016

    SPECIAL BROADCAST....Tonight it is my pleasure to interview Karin Larsson, ordained priest in The Church of Sweden, a Lutheran-Evangelical Christian Church that recognizes Apostolic Succession  and which appointed a woman to it's highest office.  We'll be discussing if Feminism and Christian Philsophy are compatible.  We'll delve into how the Church of Sweden might be different than what most listeners might define as Christianity, what it's like to be an ordained priest in the Church of Sweden and tending to a congregation officiating church services.  I'll ask Karin about the role women's movements within the Church were a factor in increasing equality within the church, if feminism is an important part of theology and the similarities between feminism and Jesus' teachings.  (Rev. Larsson speaks for herself  and of her own experiences/opinions and not The Church of Sweden)

  • Athena, The Goddess You ThinkYou Know, Drinking from Poisoned Well/Wendilyn Em
    Thu, Aug 11, 2016

    Wendilyn Emrys will be with us tonight for a two-part special, starting with what we call Athena, The Goddess You Think You Know followed by a related segment we're calling Drinking From a Poisoned Well. In the first segment on Athena, we'll look at all the misinformation out there about Athena and look for Her more authentic essence in the Paleolithic, Neolithic, Minoan, Mycenaen, Green, Roman, Medieval - as well as the Enlightenment, Industrial and Modern Athena.  Sounds like fun, huh?  This leads directly to the second segment .....Drinking From the Poisoned Well, meaning how our misinformed interpretations continue to affect our culture today - because we know mythology shapes society.   We'll discuss how to evaluate our sources, weigh them carefully for veracity and make decisions about how to move forward reinterpreting and reawaking our earliest sacred stories of the Sacred Feminine - so vital to shifting the paradigm toward evolution!

  • Bernie Delegate Spills the Beans & Bloodtime, Moontime, Dreamtime
    Thu, Aug 04, 2016

    Returning to the show is Roberta Cantow, film and documentary maker, discussing the next phase for her trilogy on Women's Mysteries, titled Bloodtime, Moontime, Dreamtime and the added segment, Birthing the Crone: Aging Into Full Creativity w/artist, Helen Redman.    Bloodtime,Moontime, Dreamting will be participating in the Culture Unplugged Film Festival this year with their socio-spiritual mission.  We'll talk about how the trilogy came to be, the style of the work and the elements that tie it all together and what it takes for a film maker to get work in this genre into the public arena.My second guest tonight is Leigha LaFleur, grassroots organizer and leader of Bernie PDX reporting back and spilling the beans about what it was like being a delegate for Bernie at the DNC last week.  We've all heard the rumors, now hear her first-hand perspective from being there in the thick of things.  Separate truth from the fiction of social media and main street media.

  • Reiki Indepth w/Georgia Vlahos
    Thu, Jul 28, 2016

    Healer, teacher and writer, Georgia Vlahos is also a Reiki Master Teacher in the Usui Method, as well as a certified Crystal, Sound and Chakra Therapist and Certified Starfire Animal Healer and Communicator. She's taught hundreds of Reiki students since 1997 and has worked extensively with animals. Georgia's mission this life is helping others discover their true-life path through personal healing so that they might experience the joy and fulfillment that comes from true self-knowledge.  Tune in tonight and hear what you might not know about Reiki!

  • Pagan Business Network & Divine Feminine App
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016

    First up tonight is Charissa Iskiwitch of the Pagan Business Network, discussing the challenges and solutions for Pagan busineses as they strive for recognition and success.Charissa is the Founder and Owner of Pagan Business Network, PBN Radio, COG, Church of the Spiral Tree, Pagan Assistance Fund and is involved with many events such as the Atlanta Witches' Ball, Pagan Pathways Festival and much more - so there is much experience behind what she'd like to share tonight.Second guest tonight is Karen Moon, creatrix of the Divine Feminine App, telling us about the innovative technological app she's devised to help those Goddess Advocates spread the word about things going on in their area.  Never again will you have to say you can't find women's circles or Pagan/Goddess related events if Karen has anything to say about it!

  • Becoming Spiritual w/Lauren Thyme
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016

    Lauren Thyme, author, teacher, psychic,healer and past lives counselor, astroloter and seeker will take us on her life's journey discovering vital spirituality.  We'll delve deep into why spirituality is important today.  How one can uncover past lives to understand this one.  Lauren will share her ideas about following the energy, divine timing and this aligns with astrology.  A traveler to sacred sites around the world, Lauren will discuss her special pilgrimages to Egypt and how this changed her life.  Finally, we'll chat about the Elders who are her guides and being an Elder-in-Training.  Don't miss this insightful talk!

  • Patriarchy's Perfect Storm: Sacred Feminine Technology w/Michael Haupt
    Thu, Jun 23, 2016

    Michael Haupt, strategist, speaker, mentor and advisor tracking the ever-accelerating progress of conscious combinational technology, the simulated rise in global consciousness and what it means to life and business.  Currently in Cape Town, South Africa, Michael has lived on more than 6 continents so has his finger on the pulse of what's happening globally.  We'll discuss what we can expect for the remainder of the 21st Century - including Michael's prognostication how much longer patriarchy is going to have it's boot on the neck of humanity!

  • Matriarchal Societies w/Heide Goettner Abendroth
    Thu, Jun 09, 2016

    Tonight we are very lucky to have Heide Goettner Abendroth calling in from Europe to discuss Matriarchal Socieites - a subject very much misunderstood and in some cases maligned.  We'll delve into what matriarchal societies actually are as we describe this form of society.  Heide will explain why matriarchy greatly differs from patriarchy going beyond gender.  You'll learn about matriarchal societies today and what's new with modern Matriarchal Studies.  We'll examine if its possible to implement some of the best ideas of matriarchal societies to make the world a better place. 

  • The State of Television Journalism & Freelancers Rights w/Lauren Lipton
    Thu, Jun 02, 2016

    Lauren Lipton, freelance journalist received notice in 2015 for publicly criticizing Huffington Post founder Aranna Huffington for predatory practices toward bloggers and freelance writers.  We'll discuss the state of television journalism and practices among the media that have journalists struggling to make a make a living wage.  We'll delve into why this is so dangerous and why we should be concerned as citizens about the lack of journalistic integrigy that usually benefits the corporate owned media and the 1% as they dumb down so much of the 99%. 

  • Shamanic Path - Healing Earth, Our Ancestors & Ourselves w/Jez Hughes
    Thu, May 19, 2016

    Join me tonight as I chat with Jez Hughes, founder of Second Sight Healing, and British Shaman, discussing THE SHAMANIC PATH; Healing the Earth, Our Ancestors and Ourselves.  Jez has been working as a full time shaman for over a decade and runs workshops across the U.K. and Europe.  His work has been featured on BBC Radio and in other international media. Tonight we'll talk about his incredible story that led him to heal himself through Shamanism and how we might bring ancient, indigenous wisdom into our modern world and make it relevant.  Jez will explain the role of Shaman, namely being the one who insures the balance between humans and the natural world.  Our conversation will also delve into his work with the Wixarika (Huichol) nation of Mexico, helping them in their campaign against mining companies in their lands and learning from their unbroken lineage of 10,000 years.  I'll also pick his brain about creating powerful and effective shamanic ceremonies.

  • Food for Thought: Spiritual Morality vs Church & State w/Karen Tate
    Tue, May 17, 2016

    Special Event:  Food for Thought Series"Spiritual Morality of Caring Economics vs Separation of Church and State"Tune in tonight while I fill you in on some food for thought that was a result of a presentation I made recently as part of a Riane Eisler Center for Partnership Studies class on Caring Economics I've been enrolled in.  The subject came up that feminists have often divorced their social justice work from religion or spirituality.  Myself, I believe in using critical thinking to reconcile one's spirituality and politics. Some think the two do not have to be in sync and when one does bring religion into lawmaking and policy, then we perhaps are on a slippery slope toward violating the sanctity of the separation of church and state protections provided by the Constitution.  Listen in and you decide.

  • The Modern Witch & Seer with Lady Brenda McKoy
    Thu, May 12, 2016

    It might surprise you to learn modern day witch and seer, Lady Brenda McKoy also holds a PhD in Religious Philosophy, is an ordained minister and Reiki Master Teacher.  Certainly not the witch and seer Hollywood always tries to portray is it!  Join me this evening as I chat with long-time friend and teacher, Lady Brenda, as we discuss the disinformation about what it means to be a witch and seer today, how she heard her calling to Goddess and how she came to first realize she was also psychic.  Also a writer and author, Brenda will discuss the antagonist and protagonist roles witches play in the media today and how young girls can learn about being a real witch - and what that means!  We'll chat about new book, Devlin's Curse and discuss how magic plays a part in everyday life.  A multi-tasker, Brenda leads sacred pilgrimages, has been a professional psychic for 25 years and is a popular tarot reader.  We'll ask her about her specializing in spirit contact, ghostbusting and exorcisms throughout the US, Mexico and in Egypt.  She's been called upon in the media and appeared on The Daily Show, Woman to Woman News on CBS, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus on NBC with Cybil Shepard Jay Leno and The Learning Channel.  She's certainly had an interesting life and we'll discuss that journey of discovery - and did I mention, she's also had her own radio show!  Should be a fun night - TUNE IN! 

  • Crop Circles As A Doorway to Oneness w/Suzanne Taylor
    Thu, May 05, 2016

    Suzanne Taylor, director/producer of the documentary Crop Circles: Quest for Truth and What on Earth? Inside the Crop Circle Mystery, winner of best feature documentary at the 2011 UFO Congress Film Festival chats with me tonight about Crop Circles as being instrumental in helping us go from a worldview of self-interest and materialism to one where caring about each other is as important as caring about just ourselves.  Crop circles, leading us to awareness of intelligent otherness, could be the doorway to that next phase of our evolution.  Suzanne will bring us up to speed with what's currently happening in this genre of research including the resistance to accepting such a heretical body of information and why she is convinced we are being visited. She is the founder of Mighty Companions, a non-profit dedicated to rethinking our worldview, and decades of filling her Los Angeles home with activists and progressives.  To see the trailer of the movie go to www.cropcirclesmovie.com.

  • Jung and Goddess in the 21st Century w/Trisha Iolana
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    Rev. Trisha Iolana discusses with us her research into the significance of Junian and post-Jungian theory to the development of the Western Goddess Movement in our show tonight titled, Jung and Goddess in the 21st Century.  We'll examine the major contributors to the feminist revision of Jung, if Goddess is purely immanent (found within) as a psychological archetype, what impact Jung had on Western contemporary religions outside Goddess Traditions and what Quantum Physics have to do with Jung and Goddess.  That's not all, because Trisha will also delve into "Goddess Consciousness" and the importance of interfaith and intrafaith dialogues. 

  • Food for Thought: "Lack of Journalistic Integrity is Domination" w/Karen Tate
    Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    Special Show Tonight...Food for Thought: Series"How the Lack of Journalistic Integrity is Domination"Recently I've been enrolled in classes sponsored by Riane Eisler's Center for Partnership Studies and we've been learning about domination vs partnership structures of society.   We learn that there are ways to be in partnership with your self, your intimate others, your community, the world and within a spirituality.  I connect the dots between partnership as a value within Goddess spirituality.   Likewise, we learn to recognize domination, exploitation, oppression; all hallmarks of patriarchy and today's predator capitalism.  Tonight the domination I'd like to crack open and examine involves the corporate-owned media and the damage it's doing to our society.Maybe you've been watching how the ratings and money driven media has been dominating the conversation, interfering with democracy, controlling the minds of the masses.  Here is a presentation I made as part of my class on the Power of Partnership, discussing the lack of journalistic integrity as just one form of domination and the importance of being aware.

  • Earth Day Special "Time to Awaken" with Karen Tate
    Sat, Apr 23, 2016

    Yes, awakening we are!  The Sleeping Giantess, the collective conscious of humanity, is standing and we can hear Her Sacred Roar to protect Mother Earth, the people and the species on the planet! From the global protests against the TPP trade deal, to the fights to label GMOs in our food, to considering veganism a new mythology or spirituality for the 21st century, to choosing Democratic Socialism over establishment politics, all with a special emphasis on how this affects women. Yes, the warriors for Mother Earth and Her children are on the rise. Is it time to reconcile your spirituality and olitics and get onboard?Tonight I invite you to this special Earth Day presentation to share with you a talk I gave last week to the Museum of Woman and Goddess Temple of Orange County, which was actually part of a program I'm involved with at Riane Eisler's Center for Partnership Studies on caring economics.  Sit back. Get coomfortable. Tune in.  Thank you!   

  • Divine Feminine Encoded with Gloria Amendola
    Thu, Apr 21, 2016

    Gloria Amendola returns to the show after a being away a long time to discuss the Divine Feminine Encoded.  We'll delve into how the Divine Feminine was encoded in medieval Grail stories, measurements of the Ark of the Covenant, Chartres Cathedral, and Washington DC as well as hear Gloria made connections between the rosary as a secret nod to Venus, how the Founding Fathers viewed the esoteric Feminine, as well as discuss the mysterious part of Southern France associated with Mary Magdalene.  Should be a fun night!  Hope you'll tune in.

  • Wife Material/Misbehavior to Freedom & Magic/Mystery of Arthurian Myth
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016

    At the top of the hour Deborah Cox discusses "Wife Material - Misbehavior to Freedom", a novel based on her own childnood in the Church of Christ.  We'll discuss the lives of women, how feminity was approached or achnowledged within the Church, how patriarchy affected women's lives and how the doctrine affected her personally.  Deborah will talk about "acts of disobedience" as those of personal developoment for women struggling under the yoke of patriarchy and she'll give us an inside look at what it's like to be a woman who escaped the sect of the Church of Christ through refusal to obey and conform.  Deborah is a psychologist, writer and artist who treats trauma survivors, particularly those who have experienced religious abuse. We'll be sure to discuss how fundamental religion creates this idealized form of women that excludes sex while getting girls dressed and made up like beauty pageant contestants, putting pressure on girls to be "good and worthy" without ever asking what they really want.  Obviously the Stepford Wife comes to mind and we'll discuss the men who seem to want obedient slave-like beauty queens to raise their children and ignore their failures rather than equal partners, not even in the bedroom.  Tune in.In the second half of the show, Evans Lansing Smith is with us to discuss, Romance of the Grail: The Magic and Mystery of Arthurian Myth by Joseph Campbell, which Lans edited.  The book we'll discuss is part of the series, The Campbell Collection, and we'll discuss the beloved mythologist, Joseph Campbell, his work, and delve into Wasteland Mythology, if Campbell drew any relationship between Goddess worship and the Arthurian legend, and other themes in the book that will be of interest to those interested in Goddess spirituality and feminist critiques of religion, including anthropomorphizing, pro and con.

  • Ancient Spirit Rising w/Pegi Eyers
    Thu, Apr 07, 2016

    Author and Cultural Visionary, Pegi Eyers, working toward the decolonization process in herself and others has written Ancient Spirit Rising in an attempt to promote interconnection with Earth Communities and recovery of authentic ancestral wisdom and traditions for all people.  We'll discuss how we can reconstruct old/new earth-centered societies using the timeless values of indigenous knowledge as our model to weave analysis, evocation and promptings of the heart in order to heal our relationships with Turtle Island First Nations, promote intercultural competency, restore ecocentric worldviews and return to European Old Ways to create a more sustainable and peaceful future of co-existence.

  • Feminist Islam with Asra Nomani
    Thu, Mar 24, 2016

    Asra Q. Nomani, former reporter for the Wall Street Journal for 15 years, writer, thinker and public speaker on issues of women's rights and religious extremism in Islam  will discuss her book Standing Alone, An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam.  Asra will dispel the notion feminism and Islam are at odds, explaining what we're missing when it comes to Islam and feminism and share her manifesto for the rights of Muslim women from the boardroom to the bedroom - no, I'm not kidding.  Tune in!  Asra has been challenging extremist interpretations of Islam in the Muslim community and her community work advocating for women's rights and tolerance was featured in the PBS documentary, "The Mosque in Morgantown."

  • Sacred Love/Manifestations of Goddess w/Isabella Price
    Thu, Mar 10, 2016

    Isabella Price, international speaker, educator and author of Sacred Love: Manifestations of the Goddess, which is a part of the broader book series, "One Truth, Many Paths" on unitive spirituality discusses her newest book.  We'll delve into the empowering messages and inspiration that can be drawn from Goddess so humanity might evolve toward higher awareness, and what in particular the dark-skinned Mother Goddesses teach us at this time of great change.  We'll discuss the role models of the Divine Feminine in Christianity and how they compare to examples of other cultures.  We'll chat about Sacred Marriage and the potential "pitfalls" in relationship to the concept of the Divine Feminine that allows women to take the next evolutionar leap.

  • Pagan Leadership w/Shauna Aura Knight
    Thu, Mar 03, 2016

    Shauna Aura Knight, co-editor of Pagan Leadership discusses the new anthology out exploring Pagan leadership in paganism and polytheism.  Getting beyong failed groups and the scorn that's often associated with this topic, Shauna discusses the need for a healthy, ethical community and leaders.  Many of us know first-hand what doesn't work so we won't waste time there, instead focusing on what DOES work!  As Pagan communities and leaders evolve, we're learning more about what it takes to become a better leader including better communication, how to deal with predators, resolve conflicts, the need for bylaws and a solid plan....and much, much more.

  • CoCreation of the Highest Good w/D Stjernholm & Master Communication w/Tim Ward
    Thu, Feb 25, 2016

    Duane Stjernholm of the United Earth Ecclesia tells us about the founding and work of UEE and his mission to change the predominant mind set of humans from a mindset of competition to one of cooperation and collaboration and how he proposes to accomplish that goal.  He'll tell us about some of the processes he's developed called Lenergy and Poll-itical Networking for Collective Consensus.  Duane holds a B.S. degree in Psychology, has spent years in the Peace Corps in the Philippines working in Rice Irrigation Water Management and teaching introductory Social Sciences at the University of the Philippines a Los Banos, Laguna.  He's earned a Master of Arts in Religion Degree, specializing in Religious Philosophy and Metaphysics and after hearing a talk by World Citizen and Inventor, R. Buckmaster Fuller, he was inspired to embark on his 35 year mission of changing the mindset of humanity in order to Co-Create the Greatest and Highest Good.Tim Ward returns to the show to discuss his new book, The Master Communicator's Handbook which he wrote with his wife Teresa Erickson.  We'll delve into the importance of communication, how its crucial for transformation and he gives tips for women to be heard when they communicate professionally.

  • Equine Wisdom with Gail Carruthers/Restroring Gender Equality w/Nadine Newlight
    Thu, Feb 18, 2016

    First Guest....Among her many interests and gifts, tonight's guest, Gail Carruthers is a Mediator, Medium, and Reiki Practitioner, dedicated to working with energetics and the mind-body connection.  Tonight she shares with us her work as certified equine learning practitioner who uses horses to promote personal exploration of feelings and behaviors.  In tonight's interview we'll have Gail explain Equine Wisdom and how she has seen it manifest and help humans heal.  She has theories why women are so attracted to horses and how the noble beasts can help us become our best self and lead the best possible life.   Gail is also the creatrix of the podcast series called Spiritual Girlfriend heard around the world broadcasting in over 50 countries.Second Guest....Nadine Newlight joins us tonight to discuss Restoring Gender Equality.  Specifically we'll delve into what gender equality is, how it fanifests, why its eradication is important, how we might restore gender equality and what such a new paradigm might look like. 

  • Entheogenic Feminine Demonized as "Witches Ointment" w/Tom Hatsis & STARHAWK's N
    Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    Tom Hatsis, historian of witchcraft, magic, Western religions, contemporary psychedelia and medieval pharmacopia discusses with us tonight how the "the Entheogenic Sacred Feminine was demonized as the infamous "witches' ointment' - so hold on to your broom!We'll talk about the witch stereotype and how the ointment fit into that stereotype, how he came upon his research including the voice of his skeptics, and where the recipes he produced came from.  Learn about Matteuccia de Francesco and why she's important to understanding the state of witchcraft at the time.  I think we're all in for an interesting conversation.Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, STARHAWK is here with us to discuss her newest book, City of Refuge, sequel to Fifth Sacred Thing!

  • Mindfulness, Madness & Alchemy of Personality/Union of Isis & Thoth
    Thu, Feb 04, 2016

    Ira Rechtshaffer, Ph.D. in Buddhist studies has been a Buddhist meditation practitioner for 40 years.  He studied Zen Buddhism in Japan for four years and has been a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism since 1976.  Also a psychotherapist for 25 years, integrating spiritual vision with psychological process in an effort to return "soul" to the helping relationship, what better person to chat with us about the relationship between mindfulness and madness.  Ira will will share how money, food and sex factor into mindfulness and explain the "wisdom of no escape".  We'll delve into the cultural factors shaping the Buddha's message in the West and the alchemy of personality.  Ira will also share his wisdom on the importance of "befriending our demons" and if this is different from the Christian version of demon. Normandi Ellis returns tonight to discuss her newest book, The Union of Isis and Thoth. Clairvoyant, astrologer, author of 13 books, and Archpriestess of Isis in the Fellowship of Isis, Normandi and I will also discuss her many trips to Egypt, stealth shamanism, Sekhmet, shamanic flight and carrying your temple within.  Hear us discuss our experiences doing ritual in Egypt and receiving messages from the Divine. 

  • WomanRunes & Contemporary Priestessing with Molly Remer
    Thu, Jan 21, 2016

    Molly Remer, women's circle facilitator and ordained priestess working on her dissertation about contemporary priestessing in the United States chats with us about the herstory of Womanrunes, created by Shekhinah Mountainwater; how to use them and why they're special or distinct from other oracle or divination systems.  She'll share what she's discovered in her researching contemporary priestessing and we discuss what it might take to actually realize vocational priestessing -- and the difference between priestess as archetype and priestess as profession.  Molly is the author of Womanrunes: A Guide to Their Use and Interpretation, Earthprayer, Birthprayer, Lifeprayer, Womanprayer and The Red Tent Resource Kit.  She's maintained her Talk Birth blog since 2007 and writes about thealogy, nature, practical priestessing and Goddess at her Woodpriestess blog.

  • Beyond Gimbutas - Hard Facts for Goddess Worship w/Dr. James Rietveld
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016

    Author, archaeologist and history professor, Dr. James Rietveld, author of Artemis of Ephesus: Magic, Mystery & Her Sacred Landscape will chat with us tonight on the topic:  Beyond Gimbutas - Hard Facts for Goddess Worship in the Ancient World.  While Marija Gimbutas is still beloved within Goddess Spirituality and Women's Studies, she is still a controversial figure in Academia, despite there being hard evidence to support Goddess worship and egalitarian societies in ancient times.  Tonight Dr. Rietveld will discuss these earliest human cultures and the proof that's out there, sometimes not yet published in the history books, that supports what the cognitive minority has been saying all along about what patriarchy has swept beneath the rug....tune in so next time you can dispute the nay-sayers with confidence using Dr. Rietveld's research and scholarship.

  • Islam - Fact vs Fiction w/Dr. James Rietveld
    Thu, Jan 07, 2016

    Author, archaeologist and expert on religion, Dr. James Rietveld will be with us this week and next discussing controversial topics:  Facts and Fiction of Islam and Beyond Gimbutas - Hard Evidence for Goddess Worship in Ancient Times. There's been a lot of disinformation and fear mongering out there regarding Islam and Muslims.  Resist the temptation to buy into it.  Tonight's show, Islam - Fact vs Fiction will delve into the truths of what Muslims are taught and believe, who Muhammad and his influential wife actually were and what he taught, Goddess influence in Islam, women's wearing of the veil, realistic/trumped up threats to Americans of Sharia Law, destruction of antiquities by ISIL and what's being done by brave civilians on the ground to save historical treasures, and much, much more!

  • Feminist Fairy & Goddess Mythology Trilogy - Wk 2 w/Barbara Walker
    Sun, Jan 03, 2016

    Inspired by the movie Malificient, this is Part 2 of our trilogy, celebrating Feminist Fairy Tale & Goddess Mythology. Tonight our guest is with Foremother Barbara Walker. No doubt Barbara's books are in your personal library.  We'll discuss the importance of feminist fairy tales and Goddess Mythology and how so many have lost sight of what they teach us and how they're an alternative to the values of our patriarchal world. Barbara also has her new book coming out soon, Belief and Unbelief, and she'll give us some clues as to what that's all about.Next week I'll be chatting with Lenny Schneir, the partner of the late and beloved Foremother, Merlin Stone, author of the famous book inspiring so many of us -  When God Was a Woman.  Don't miss Week 1, when I interviewed Charlene Spretnak discussing pre-patriarchal Goddess Mythology.

  • Conversation with a Modern Medicine Woman - Shonagh
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015

    NOTE:  Some technical difficulties start the show, but 5 1/2 minutes in they're resolved.  Be patient.  We have a great interview with a wise woman to share with you as Modern Medicine Woman, Shonagh discusses the importance of calling the wise woman back to a modern culture of people who have lost their way.  She'll tell us how to reclaim our l ost cultures, opening to "the ancestors of the ancestors."  As a medicine woman, Shonagh has rekindled an ancient relationship with the unseen worlds - nature spirits, elementals, ancestors, star beings..all allies to the seer woman or oracle.  We'll discuss visionary teaching plants and fungi and delve into what came first - the shaman or the mushroom!  Shonagh believes we are under a spell in this modern world, spells cast through words and images that begins in early development and continues through schooling, media, propaganda, state-run religions....and she'll give us her words of wisdom to break the spells cast upon us all.

  • Riane Eisler on Caring Equals Prosperity..Partnership Not Domination
    Wed, Dec 23, 2015

    As a book-end to last week's show with socialist economist Richard Wolf, I have returning to the show, visionary, author and foremother, Riane Eisler, author of the famous and inspirational books, The Chalice and the Blade and Our Real Wealth.  Riane will discuss caring economics and why corporations would actually benefit from these practices rather than the predator capitalistic values employees have had imposed upon them.  We'll also discuss the topic raised in The Chalice and the Blade, namely "Domination vs Partnership" and the need for the shift toward the latter so there's a better quality of life for the most of us.  We'll chat about SWEIs - new economic indicators that are a better gauge of how people are doing than GDP which fails to show the vast income disparity so many are suffering from.  Riane will talk about the plight of women and the poverty they and their children still face, and not just in third world countries, but here in the United States, which does not bode well for any of our futures if we don't start forcing our political leaders to institute laws that promote REAL family values, and more caring and sharing of our national treasure so that its invested in people and life sustaining practices rather than war and corporate welfare.Learn how caring actually equals prosperity and stop drinking the Kool-Aid of trickle down economics! 

  • Resolutions/Return of the Light w/Karen Tate - Goddess Calling Audio Book Series
    Tue, Dec 22, 2015

    Resolutions & Return of the Light is the next installment in the Goddess Calling: Inspirational Messages and Meditations audio book series.  Listeners said they wanted to hear more from the hostess of the show, Karen Tate.  They said they'd like to be able to "listen" to her book when they're multi-tasking rather than have to sit down and read it - so now you're getting your wish.  We have a dozen audio messages & meditations "in the can" and they'll be released every 3-4 weeks to fill much of 2016.  Resolutions and Return of the Light is intended for the early part of the year, during the time of Winter Solstice, Candlemas, and Brigit as as we begin to awake from our slumber and gestation in the darkness and start to think about the potential of the new year, life, renewing ourselves once again and the coming light. 

  • Noam Chomsky/Layne Redmond on Voices of the Sacred Feminine
    Sat, Dec 19, 2015

    Tune in tonight as I chat with Noam Chomsky, noted philosopher, political critic, activist and long-time professor at MIT.  Noam has written extensively on politics, war, corporatism and the mass media.  Prof. Chomsky has been described as a prominent cultural fiture and he was voted the "world's top  public intellectual in 2005."  Topics might include:  His views on the role of feminism in today's society, government repression and our loss of civil liberties, including Obama's continuation of the Patriot Act.  What he thinks of the Affordable Health Care Act, his views on the distinction, if any, between Democrats vs Republicans. I'll inquire if  thinks Americans are being primed for a new war and what we as citizens can do to stem the tide of losing worker rights, voting rights, women's rights and the dumbing down of America. Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, Layne Redmond, beloved drummer and author of the book, When the Drummers Were Women, returns to tell us about her new project  - the Sacred Path of the Bee and the awakening of Bee Priestesses in contemporary times.

  • Richard Wolf, Economist - Captialism is Killing Us - So What's the Alternative
    Thu, Dec 17, 2015

    It is my great pleasure this evening to have an enlightening conversation with economist Richard Wolff, recommended by many of you, my listeners!  I was impressed by a wonderful and easy to understand interview Richard gave on PBS about the contemporary economic history of the United States:  how we managed to obtain Social Security, how we're slowly being destroyed by predator capitalism and what we can do to combat the system so we might have better quality of lives.  I know this is a major concern for the 99% as the income disparity widens in our "maturing economy" as what little wealth is made goes to the top 1%.  Tune in tonight and learn how we've been brain-washed to think Capitalism is grand and socialism is evil and what we can do in the short and long term to fix things.  I promise, this will be a conversation everyone will be able to understand - and enjoy!  Call it Economics for Dummies!

  • Margot Adler - Sacred Knowledge - Voices of the Sacred Feminine
    Tue, Dec 15, 2015

    The noted Foremother and Pagan Elder, Margot Adler, author of "Drawing Down the Moon" considered a watershed in American Neopagan circles, as it provided the first comprehensive look at modern nature-based religions in the US.A journalist, lecturer, Wiccan priestess, radio journalist and correspondent for National Public Radio will discuss her work in the world and her insights into what's ahead for Goddess Advocates and Pagans, how things have changed in the last 15 years, the good and bad of the movement going more mainstream, feminist spirituality and closing of feminist bookstores and the passing of Pagan elders.We'll also go off-topic and discuss the spirit of the times, the interest in vampires.What do powerful Bill Compton and Stefan in the Vampire Diaries have in common and the feminist the environmental thrust in the vampire phenomena.

  • Finding Humans' Place in Nature/Witch-Hunting, Women & Capitalism
    Sun, Dec 13, 2015

    At the top of the hour Ken Worthy, lecturer and research associate at the University of California in Santa Cruz and Berkeley and St. Mary's College of CA will discuss Finding the Human Place in Nature.  We'll discuss the invisibility of Nature, our disconnection from Nature which leads to our being unethical and how clean technology are major sources of environmental degradation.  On the positive side, Ken gives insight as to how we can have a better relationship with nature, make it more visible in their lives and how eco-feminism informs his life's work. Then crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, feminist, teacher, founder of the Feminist Collective. Sylvia Federici, discusses Women, Witch-Hunting and the Development of Capitalism, Past and Present.  We'll delve into the relationship between witch-hunting and the development of capitalism as argued in Caliban and the Witch.  Role of the church in witch-hunting, how it relates to the surge in violence against women today and more on the old religion and if anyone has apologized for the gendercide.   

  • Separating Truth from Myth w/ Karen Tate from Goddess Calling Audio Book Series
    Fri, Dec 11, 2015

    Enjoy this reading from my newest book, Goddess Calling, called Separating Truth from Myth, inspired by stories, old wives tales and urban legends that become accepted as truths.  With another Thanksgiving behind us and the holiday of Christmas just ahead, both times when history is distorted by "fairy tales," consider this sacred message for inspiration and insight - by Karen Tate.

  • Selena Fox/Pagan Roots of Xmas/New Years & Stacy Boorn
    Fri, Dec 11, 2015

    Elder Priestess and Foundress of Circle Sanctuary, Prs. Selena Fox, make her annual seasonal return to the show to discuss old and new ways to celebrate Yuletide and the pagan Winter Solstice roots of Christmas and New Year's traditions. In the second half of the show, Pastor Stacy Boorn from Herchurch and the annual feminist conference in San Francisco returns to the show.

  • Becoming a Goddessw/Renee Star &Presidential Predictions w/Cathy Pagano
    Thu, Dec 10, 2015

    THREE GUESTS TONIGHT! First up....Who's going to win the 2016 Presidential Election?  Cathy Pagano, our resident astrologer tell us her best guess using astrological tools and years of experience deciphering the Cosmic Story!Second up....On tonight's show, Renee Starr, author of the new book, You Are Woman, You Are Divine brings women Back to Goddess: Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Woman, helping us refresh or perhaps learn for the first time what it means to become Goddess on Earth and connect with the Divine Feminine.  She offers insight into embracing this paradigm in one's life as we live in a male dominated patriarchal world and discusses the 7 Goddess qualities you believe women can restore.  As part of our conversation we'll delve into Renee's ideas of just how much a woman should adjust her life to include Goddess. 

  • Orishas, Love and Sex in West Africa & Parliament with Phyllis C & Angie B.
    Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    First Guest.....Marsha Scarbrough, author of Honey in the River:  Shadow, Sex and West African Spirituality discusses with us tonight her personal journey and discovery of the Orishas, Goddess Archetypes of West Africa, all while under the influence of her babalawo, or Yoruban lover who acted as her spiritual leader.  We'll talk about her personal soap opera and the growth she gleaned from that tangled relationship, as well as discuss what is Ifa and Ifa voodoo, who are the feminine orishas, the trickster and  how Ifa informs our contemporary lives.  This is a very heartfelt and candid look at how important it is to look at our own shadow, and in this case, how Marsha was willing to lie and betray other women in order to feel loved.  How she, and many women, are in denial about being in abusive relationships and willingly take part in self-sabotaging behavior and allow themselves to be exploited by others in positions of power.Second Guests.....Phyllis Currott and Angie Buchanan, prominent Pagan movers and shakers involved with planning the Council for the Parliament of World Religions will give us a behind the scenes look at this incredible inter-faith gathering that happened in October 2015 in Salt Lake City, UT, and we'll hear what's ahead for the next Parliament.

  • Mary Baker Eddy - Feminist Christian Scientist Rebel w/Christ - Martha Densmore
    Thu, Nov 19, 2015

    Martha Densmore stumbled across Mary Baker Eddy, the iconic founder of our present New Age Movement.  Like so many women of history, she's been lost to the sands of time, swept under the rug in our male dominated world, but we aim to uncover and discover Mary Baker Eddy tonight on our show.  Martha Densmore will share with us her findings of this obscure but important woman from the 1800s who was a feminist in her time and bewildered by the idea of a male-only God in Christianity.  Mary Baker Eddy founded the first and last state chartered Metaphysical Science college, published numerous books, healed people and founded a publication society that's still prosperous today - the Christian Science Monitor Newspaper, that's won 7 Pulitizer Prizes. 

  • Embodied Love: Veganism as a New Paradigm of Relationship & Cosmic Story
    Thu, Nov 12, 2015

    First Guest:  Cathy Pagano visits us again, discussing the Cosmic Story, or what the cosmos is cooking up for us in the coming weeks and how it might be relevant to our individual and collective lives.Second Guest:  Charlotte Cressey, animal liberation activist, educator, ecofeminist, creatrix of Earth Energy Yoga will discuss Embodied Love: Veganism as a New Paradigm of Relationship.  Moving beyond "might makes right" mentality toward a shift to veganism as a new paradigm of relationship will be topic tonight as we discuss how you can enhance your sense of self-love, experience more pleasure on a daily basis, feel connected to Nature, dispel feelings of disconnection and separation from the divine and increase your energy, vitality and joy - all with a shift away from our carnivore habits and adoption of the vegan lifestyle.  Charlotte explains how the use of animals for food and other products is the most heavily ingrained practice of institutionalized violence disconnecting us from our compassion and innate love that seeps into all areas of our lives and choices.  Charlotte makes a case for wholeness as individuals and a global humanity and the real power each individual has to manifest a revolution of love and create a peaceful world for all beings.

  • Mythology of Cultural Media & Who Investigates the Investigators
    Thu, Nov 05, 2015

    FIRST GUEST:  Born in New Jersey, Ernie Garrett grew up writing fan fiction online and fell obsessively in love with movies and storytelling.  While working as an analyst in Los Angeles for a major agency helping them during the Writers Strike, he development his own system to understanding stories and movies and how people discuss them.  Ernie loves topics such as special effects and beauty vs reality in movies and so must many others because his You Tube channel sparked international debate!  Tune in and we'll discuss that and lots more including the explanation for the failure of today's Hollywood films, the origins of ancient myths, how women and men react differently as groups to certain genre films, femininity in movies, how the modern age has changed the balance of power in the media, giving everyone a voice, and the dumbest thing you will ever see.SECOND GUEST:  Jeff Schweitzer, former White House science advisor in the Clinton Administration, regularly featured blogger on the Huffington Post, author of five books, including his bestseller, "Beyond Cosmic Dice:  Moral Life in a Random World" is with me tonight discussing a recent Huffington Post article he's penned, Who Will Investigate the Investigators, shedding light on the recent Hillary Clinton/Benghazi investigation, with an eye toward the tactics of the GOP and failure of the mainstream media to punctuate so many of the facts and the political exploitation from Republicans. - leaving low information voters missing so much that was relevant about this story and so many others.....

  • The Wild Feminine for 50+ Women w/Marilyn Steele & The Feminine Yang w/Embahra
    Thu, Oct 29, 2015

    First Guest:  Dr. Marilyn Steel, Jungian psychologist, author, speaker, and shamanic dreamer will define and discuss The Wild Feminine and why she's chosen to mentor to PrimeTime (50+ year old) Women.  Her book, The Wild Feminine: Stories to Inspire and Embolden was chosen as one of The Spirited Woman Foundation's Top Book Picks and she'll share some of her teachings including the importance of dreaming your journey, what "new science" has to do with women, the Feminine and the Soul, and how important Nature is to our healing and creativity.  If you'd like to learn to access your Feminine Power and birth your Wild Feminine, don't miss tonight's show!Second Guest:  Embahra Maat joins me tonight as we cross the threshold into the second half of the show on the topic of The Feminine Yang:  Goddess Manifestations of the Masculine discussing the "masculine" Goddesses and their strong energies and how they relate to their more passive counterparts.  (Sekhmet to Hathor, Oya to Oshur, Kali to Lakshmi)  We'll also discuss how non-monotheistic traditions allow for women to both passive and assertive and this relates to roles women play in ancient/indigenous society.  Also will discuss the Black Woman is God phenomenon - removing the Father from the throne and replacing him with the Mother.

  • Blood & Honey; Secret Herstory of Women & Goddess Speaks: Magic Violin
    Thu, Oct 22, 2015

    FIRST GUEST:  Danica Anderson, PhD, forensic psychotherapist discusses her new book, Blood and Honey; Secret Herstory of Women; South Slavic Women's Experiences in a World of Modern-day Territorial Warfare delving into topics such as the narratives of Bosnian women war crimes and war survivors narratives, including her mother's concentration camp survivorship of WWII.  Danica will share how the Balkan War changed standards making rape a weapon of war along with how the silencing of women and the violence they endured also silenced reverence for the Moist Mother Earth.  We'll learn about the Slavic round dance called the Kolo, danced in these confict zones by the women as they keep alive deeply embedded biological processes supporting the manifesting of female social collectives inclusive of men and remembering the children.SECOND GUEST:  Tonight Patrick McCollum returns with an update on the mysterious and magickal story about Goddess speaking the incredible Violin of Peace.

  • Rebirthing the World As We Know It w/Tanishka Tantrika
    Thu, Oct 08, 2015

    Moon Woman as she's known by half a million followers on Facebook, Tanishka Tantrika, bestselling author of 4 books, and teacher of kundalini awakening for two decades chats with us tonight about Fulfilling the Whirling Rainbow Prophecy, or Rebirthing the World as We Know It.  In our interview we'll delve into if its important to have a guru, what the Whirling Rainbow prophecy actually is and why it's significant.  We'll talk about the simple things people can do to return to living in Sacred Union and what kind of changes people experience when they start aligning with natural cycles.  And much more....

  • Tribute to Shekhinah Mountainwater with Syren
    Thu, Sep 24, 2015

    Tonight join us as we pay tribute to elder, Shekhinah Mountainwater with Syren, co-founder of the Skekhinah Mountainwater Memorial Fund and the Mother Grove Goddess Temple in Asheville, NC.  Tune in and learn about Shekhinah's thealogy, her books, runes, tarot, music and moonspells.  Syren will give us insight into Shehkinah's struggles as a Priestess and Goddess woman and bring us up to date on the revival of her legacy through Shekhinah Works, the Memorial Fund and other projects.

  • Enheduanna, Priestess, Poetess, Princess of Mesopotamia w/Michelle Hart
    Fri, Sep 18, 2015

    Tonight Michelle Hart, one of a handful of experts on the Mesopotamian Princess, Priestess and Poetesse, Enheduanna, will share with the VSF audience the important role of the first non-anonymous author of all literature.  Yes, a real, flesh and blood woman who lived from 2300-2225 BC!  Enheduanna was revered as the most important religious figure of her day.  Through her powerful hymns to Inanna, the Goddess of Love and War, she changed the course of history and was remembered for centuries after her death.  Her writing is so intricate, scholars call her the "Shakespeare of Sumerian literature."  Her hymns function as multi layered incantations, interweaving political, personal, ritual, theological, historical and legal dimensions.  And we'll hear about the possible connection between Enheduanna and the Pleiades! 

  • Yoga Spirituality w/Monette Chilson
    Thu, Sep 17, 2015

    Maybe you've heard the crazy stuff out there about Yoga and Meditations being practices that will enable the Devil to enter you.....Maybe that kind of thinking set your hair afire.  Well tonight's show will soothe that fire.  Tune in as I discuss the Spirituality of Yoga with Monette Chilson, author of Sophia Rising: Awakening Your Sacred Wisdom Through Yoga.  Monette has spent more than two decades on and off the mat and I don't think the Devil has come knocking!  She will discuss these misconceptions about Yoga as well as the melding of faith and yoga.  We'll discuss Yoga's connection to Hinduism, if Yoga is compatible to the world's major religions, tips to move past the difficulty of some poses, and how she connects yoga to the Sacred Feminine...and much more!  Tune in to find out about starting a spiritually-infused yoga practice at home and the emotional breakthroughs she's had and chalks them up to her yoga practice. 

  • Red Tents as Seedbed for World Peace w/DeAnna L'am
    Thu, Sep 03, 2015

    DeAnna L'am, internationally recognized pioneer in Menstrual Empowerment, author of Becoming Peers - Mentoring Girls into Womanhood and A Diva's Guide to Getting Your Period will chat with me tonight about the importance of Red Tents as a Seedbed for World Peace.  DeAnna will introduce the Red Tents to the VSF audience, including their indigenous origins, and explain the connection between Red Tents and World Peace.  DeAnna will tell us about her unique experiences of women in Red Tents in the Middle East, as well as what's missing in women's lives and how women can fill this void and change the world

  • Women Finding Their Political Voice & Goddess in Politics w/Tabby Biddle
    Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Women's rights advocate, writer and leadership coach, Tabby Biddle, specializing in helping women find their voice, will chat with me tonight about the importance of Women Finding Their Political Voice & What Goddess Has to do With Poliitics....two of my favorite subjects!  We'll hear about Tabby's path to finding her own political voice and what Goddess had to do with women finding their political voice.  Important to examine is how women can create new feminine pathways for political change, and how feminine leadership differs from male leadership.  Partnership with men is key and we'll unpack that bag to find ways the genders can work together for change.  Visibility issues are unique to women in the public eye and we'll discuss how they can overcome these difficulties, as well as why it's so important women wake up, lean in, and become more active in leadership roles, including politics.

  • Transgender Spirituality - The Redemption of Maligned Wisdom w/Gillian Cameron
    Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    Tonight, Gillian Cameron, teacher, artist, storyteller, parent and student of myth and archetype, also a trans-woman who identifies as a "mystic and magical being" will discuss the hot topic of Transgender Spirituality and the importance of The Redemption of this Maligned Wisdom.  We'll delve into the role of trans people as shamans, trans people in folklore, mythology and religion, as well as trans feminism.  Gillian will discuss her experiences with inclusion and exclusion in the Goddess Community and why Initiation Ceremonies are so important to trans people.

  • Untold Story of the Buddha's Wife w/Janet Surrey
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Join me tonight as I chat with Janet Surrey, a Buddhist dharma leader and clinical psychologist internationally known for her work on relational theories of women's psychological development, diversity, mothering, adoption and substance abuse as we discuss her new book, The Buddha's Wife.  Tune in and learn about the Princess Yasodhara and why her story matters in the 21st century.  Hear about this demystification of the Buddha's sacred myth and how Yasodhara's story represents the inequalities that are still present in many traditional religions and faiths.

  • Welcoming Diversity & Common Groundw/Marilyn McFarlane
    Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    Author of Sacred Stories: Wisdom from World Religions, Marilyn McFarlane and I will discuss how in this world filled with religious strife and mistrust, we might shift toward interfaith tolerance and acceptance and beyond that to welcoming a diversity of beliefs.  Religious literacy is another topic for our chat and how important it is to really educate ourselves about the beliefs that have shaped history and will shape tomorrow.  We'll delve into why Native American and Sacred Earth part of the Sacred Stories, how we can teach our kids respect for different beliefs while teaching them our own values, and how we might reach common ground so we can create nourishing and sustainable community.

  • Sacred Plant Initiations w/Carole Guyett
    Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    Tonight I'm talking with Carole Guyett, author of Sacred Plant Initiations.  Carole is a medical herbalist and medicine woman who has worked with healing plants for over 30 years.  We avail ourselves of her vast knowledge tonight as we discuss plant diet/initiation ceremonies, how she's developed these ceremonies, what people experience during the ceremonies and if people notice lasting changes as a result of their experience.  We'll see how this ties in with the Sacred Feminine, connecting humans with Nature and Celtic Fire Festivals.

  • Goddess Who Fell to Earth w/Andrew Gough
    Sat, Jul 11, 2015

    Andrew Gough, editor of The Heretic Magazine, a digital magazine featuring leading voices in the genres of alternative history, religion and science is with me tonight discussing The Goddess Who Fell to Earth.  Andrew was the Director of the Institute for the Study of Interdisciplinary Sciences (ISIS) and chairman of the distinguished Rennes-le-Chateau research society, the Rennes Group.  He's currently writing and conducting research for, The Hidden Hive of History: The Forgotten Goddess of the Ancients, a book exploring a sacred tradition that has existed over 100 million years revealing new insights into Atlantis, Knossos, the Sphinx and more.  It explores the foundations of religion, plitics, the Illuminati and the mysterious seafarers who became the drug lords of the ancient world and rulers of souls in the afterlife.  It is about the honey bee, which Gough argues, that is the real lost tradition and the forgotten goddess of the ancients!  Sound interesting?  Yes indeed!

  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman - Foremother of EcoFeminism w/Charlotte Cressey
    Thu, Jul 09, 2015

    Tonight we're going to learn about Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a foremother of EcoFeminism I'll bet you've yet to learn about.  Thanks to Charlotte Cressey, animal liberation activist, educator, ecofeminist and creator of Earth Energy Yoga, listeners will learn about this incredible woman way ahead of her time.  Gilman believed in mutually beneficial relationships in regard to women, animals and nature and taught they provide us guidance and instruction as we seek to create a kinder world for all beings today.  We'll discover Gilman's optimistic, solution-oriented vision and hope for change,  We'll delve into "patriarchal reversals" and learn the difference between "labor" and "industry".  We'll also talk about Gilman's utopian novels, including Herland.  Should be a really interesting converstiona you won't want to miss. 

  • Salute to the Sun Goddesses Amaterasu and Sekhmet w/ Rev. Karen Tate
    Sun, Jul 05, 2015

    Welcome dear listeners on this special day and time.  I won't be with you live but I've arranged for you to hear this pre-recorded talk I gave which I think you'll enjoy. On Father's Day 2015 I had the pleasure of being invited to address the congretation at Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church in Canoga Park, CA.  As it was also Summer Solstice, my discussion was about the Archetype of Fire and a Salute to the Sun Goddesses, specifically, the Japanese Amaterasu and the Egyptian Sekhmet.  Hear why their myths offer us guidance for a better world!  Please enjoy the audio of that talk taped live during the service.  And if you're interested in a Sekhmet Meditation, please go to my webpage at www.karentate.com.  Once there, go to the Goddess Store page.  Scroll down and help yourself to the FREE Meditations for Isis, Sekhmet and Spring.  Thank you dear listeners for your listener loyalty.  You are truly the gas in my tank!  Happy Fourth of July weekend!

  • 20 Minute Daily Empowerment w/Rev. Ava Park
    Thu, Jul 02, 2015

    Returning to the show is the insightful and dedicated Rev. Ava Park, foundress and center-holder of the famous Goddess Temple of Orange County in Irvine, CA.  Tonight we will discuss her 20 Minute Daily Empowerment Practice that she credits in aiding her in achieving so much success.  Rev. Ava will explain what the practice is, how she developed it, why women need it and how it's played a part in her achivements.  Author of The Queen Teachings with Ava, she'll tell us about the Quantum Queen and how she can help women.

  • Wisdom From the Elders/w Indigenous Elder, Larry Merculieff
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Tune in tonight as I chat with Aleutian, Larry Merculieff, co-founder of the Indigenous Peoples' Council for Marine Mammals, the Alaska Forum on the Environment, the International Bering Sea Forum and the Alaska Oceans Network discussing Wisdom from the Elders.  Larry is one of ten Native Americans in the book, Native American Men of Courage, and he's co-authored Aleut Wisdom: Stories of an Aleut Messenger and Stop Talking: Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning.In our conversation tonight we'll discuss....what's a real human being, being present in the moment and in the heart as a way to heal and stay connected, when did the Sacred Masculine become disconnected and imbalanced and why and what Indigenous Elders say about disconnection and its relevance for modern issues, including climage change and other world problems

  • Sacred Art of Transitioning w/Anya Trahan
    Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Tonight my guest, Anya Trahan, author of Opening Love: Intentional Relationships & Evolution of Consciousness will help us understand and better transition.  We'll learn tools to help us avoid "breaking up" and instead forge bonds with people or alter our relationships to help make them more relevant.  In the polyamory movement, meaning "many loves" there is this new concept of "the art of transitioning" and they help us understand the skill, time and patience necessary to accomplish change without fear.  We'll talk about forgiveness and unconditional love, and understand there are no mistakes. 

  • Opening Your Soul Library - Akashic Record w/Lisa Barnett
    Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Tune in tonight as I chat with Lisa Barnett, founder of the Akashic Knowing School of Wisdom as we discuss what the Akashic Record can tell us about the Divine Feminine Mystery Schools and Goddess Temples and how it's relevant to us today.  We'll delve into our gender in past lives, how the Akashic Records can explain Soul Contracts and help us with close relationships, traumatic histories and moving past trauma we might have chosen to experience in this life. 

  • Light Atonement, Star Families, Indigo Children w/Ariyana & Kyle Matthews
    Thu, Jun 04, 2015

    Tonight we take a few steps beyond our normal conversations as I chat with Ariyana, a healer, consultant and channeller, and the author of Light Atonement - One Woman's Incredible Spiritual Journey.  We'll chat with Ariyana about Indigo Children, Star Families and the series of revelations she had through meditation that helped Ariyana leave behind her multi-million dollar business to find her life's purpose.  Also with us is Kyle Matthews, psychic and translator of Ariyana's "messages" or "light language" which - I promise - will sound strange to your ears - so prepare yourself ahead of time.  An interesting night ahead....

  • The Truth Agenda - Unexplained Mysteries & Global Cover-Ups w/Andy Thomas
    Thu, May 28, 2015

    ANDY THOMAS is one of the world‚Äôs leading authors and lecturers on unexplained mysteries and global cover-ups. He has written many books, including ‚ÄėThe Truth Agenda‚Äô, just published in a new US edition, ‚ÄėConspiracies‚Äô and the crop circle guide ‚ÄėVital Signs‚Äô (nominated for Kindred Spirit magazine‚Äôs Best Book award). Andy lectures in many different countries and he has made numerous radio and television appearances around the world, including programs for the BBC, NBC, The History Channel and The National Geographic Channel, and he regularly writes for Nexus Magazine.I'll be asking Andy....1 ‚Äď What is Andy‚Äôs background in investigating mysteries and cover-ups?2 - What is ‚ÄėThe Truth Agenda‚Äô book about?3 ‚Äď What are the many different mysteries and conspiracies covered in the book?4 ‚Äď Which subjects (these include 9/11, the Moon landings, the New World Order, UFOs, crop circles, pyramids, religious apparitions and other classic areas) are given most prominence, and why?5 ‚Äď What solutions does the book offer to some of the current issues of surveillance and control agendas?6 ‚Äď What is the collective consciousness process discussed in the book, and what hope can this offer the world?7 ‚Äď How should truthseekers respond to many of the big events going on in the world at this moment?8 ‚Äď How have the recent global events been used to justify creating even LESS freedom of speech, rather than more, and what is the significance of this?9 ‚Äď How can we all balance such things and live positively and with optimism in these times?10 ‚Äď How can reading ‚ÄėThe Truth Agenda‚Äô and other truthseeking books help give context and hope?

  • Sociology of Religion: Differentiating Magick & Witchcraft from Relition/Giana C
    Wed, May 20, 2015

    Tonight we have with us Prof. Giana Cicchelli discussing the study of Sociology of religion and how it differentiates magick and witchcraft from religion, and only mentions it when look at the growth of Wicca, and the Goddess Movement.  This differentiation seems to be based on an assumption by most sociologists that magick and witchcraft are different from religion, and concerned with different outlooks and outcomes.  Prof. Cicchelli will cover the basic premise of sociology of religion, and the position of witchcraft within that, drawing from her own observations and research.  The talk will define magick and witchcraft and examine the difference between prayer and spellwork.  Other religions beyond witchcraft are compared and explored as well. 

  • Feminists of Faith Speak w/Trista Hendren
    Thu, May 14, 2015

    Returning to the show tonight is author and feminist discussing the new anthology, "Whatever Works - Feminists of Faith Speak."

  • Animals & the Spiritual Imagination w/Sabina Magliocco
    Thu, May 07, 2015

    Our interview tonight:¬† Animals and the Spiritual Imagination with Dr. Sabina Magliocco, PhD,¬† Professor of Anthropology at California State University, Northridge, CA.¬† Throughout history and in many different cultures, animals have been imagined as totems, spirit guides, divine messengers, even goddesses and gods.¬† But how do we imagine our spiritual relationship to other animals today? My work explores this question by examining both mainstream cultural and religious practices and those of contemporary Pagans, a group of religions that revive some practices of pre-Christian cultures, finding surprising confluences between the two.¬† My conclusion is that as animals, especially domestic ones, are increasingly granted a place in our family lives, their role in our spiritual imagination is also shifting.¬† And given the danger to all living species on our planet today, that could be a very good thing.Dr. Magliocco, a recipient of Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright and Hewlett fellowships, and an honorary Fellow of the American Folklore Society,¬† has published on religion, folklore, foodways, festival and witchcraft in Europe and the United States, and is a leading authority on the modern Pagan movement. She is the author of numerous books and articles, including The Two Madonnas: the Politics of Festival in a Sardinian Community (1993, 2005), Witching Culture: Folklore and Neo-Paganism in America (2004), Neopagan Sacred Art & Altars: Making Things Whole (2001), and with filmmaker John M. Bishop produced the documentary film series ‚ÄúOss Tales,‚ÄĚ on a May Day custom in Cornwall and its reclamation by American Pagans.¬† Her current research is on animals in the spiritual imagination

  • Warrior Women: Archaeologist Searches for Hidden Heroines - Jeannine Davis-Kimba
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Archaeologist and author, Jeannine Davis-Kimball is with me tonight discussing Warrior Women: An Archaeologist's Search for History's Hidden Heroines.  I first discovered Jeannine's work and her book, Warrior Women, when I was researching sacred sites of Goddess for my Sacred Places of Goddess: 108 Destinations book and I became mesmerized by her work and her discoveries.  Dr. Davis-Kimball specializes in ancient and modern cultures of Central Asia, received her Ph.D in Art History and Archaeology from the University of California, Berkeley and she established the American Eurasian Research Institute.  Listen in tonight as she shared her discoveries about the history of real warrior women, the Amazons, included!  You'll learn who they really were - and yes, they were real!

  • Goddess Conference of Nashville - Meet the Presenters
    Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Nashville, TN will host The Goddess Conference this July 10 - 12, 2015.  Tune in tonight to Meet the Presenters and get some free tips to Empower the Divine Feminine within you.  Listen in or come to the conference and get the full scoop.....*  Want to "Find Your Inner Goddess  *  Find Your Life's Path   *  Manifest Your Dreams   *  Empower Yourself     *  Build Confidence & Become a Power CreatrixTonight we'll discuss some of the topics covered at the upcoming conference including:*  Utilizing Our Goddess Energy   *  History of Ancient Goddesses & Women*  Healing Mind, Body & Spirit    *  Importance of Being Co-CreatorsAnd much, much more. 

  • 13 Phases of Venus/Faces of the Inner Feminine w/Adam Gainsburg
    Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Adam Gainsburg, way-shower of the Soul, connecting to the heart's power and intelligence for self-healing, discusses with us tonight, the 13 Phases of Venus or the Faces of the Inner Feminine.  What does that really mean?  Well, he'll teach us about the Venus Phase, how astrology sees the Feminine Principle, what's different about Feminity today as in the past and how the Venus Phases mark key growth times in our life.  We'll delve into what the mythological origins of the Venus Cycle actually are, and what the Feminine Self, Feminine Shadow and Feminine Dharma are and why we should know.Adam's background is in somatic and psychological healing and his counseling work has benefited several thousand clients helping them face their deepest challenges, gain understanding of the evolutionary purpose of those challenges and ultimately learn to stabilize and re-create their lives from their greatly opened heart.

  • Honoring Mother Earth on Earth Day & Year Round w/Selena Fox
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Foremother, activist, ritualist, priestess and envirionmentalist, Selene Fox, Executive Director of Circle Sanctuary, a 200 acre sacred Nature preserve in southwestern Wisdomsin and founder of Circle Cemetary, one of the first Green cemeteries in the USA returns to the show to discuss Honoring Mother Earth on Earth Day and Year Round.  We'll hear Selena discuss ancient and contemporary ways of attuning to Planet Earth in some of Her Earth Goddess forms including Mother Earth, Terra, Pachamama, and Gaia.  We'll discuss incorporating Green Living, Nature communion and Ecoactivism in daily life and collaborating with others for a sustainable, healthier environment.

  • The Amazons: Lives/Legends of Warrior Women w/Adrienne Mayor
    Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    What a lovely talk Prof. Adrienne Mayor gave at The Getty Villa in Malibu in February and it is my great pleasure to have her on the show to share with my listeners what she has learned from her extensive research about the legendary Amazons.  We'll discuss the many Amazonian women, hear about their stories, discover where they really lived and what their lives were like.  It might surprise you!  Be sure to tune in!   Prof. Adrienne Mayor is an independent folklorist/historian of science who investigates natural knowledge contained in pre-scientific myths and oral traditions.  She's also the author of two books on pre-Darwinian fossil traditions in classical antiquity and in Native America.  Titles of her books not on the Amazons include Poison King: the life and Legend of Mithradates the Great, Rome's Deadliest Encmy, Fossil Legends of the First Americans, and the First Fossil Hunters: Paleontology in Greek and Roman Times.   

  • Mutual Awakening w/Patricia Albere
    Thu, Apr 02, 2015

    Founder and director of the Evolutionary Collective and internationally known comtemporary spiritual teacher and author, Patricia Albere will discuss with us her ideas on the necessity for humanity's Mutual Awakening!   We'll learn what "mutual awakening" actually is, how liikely it is we might achieve it and how to go about working toward that goal.  We'll discuss "wespace" and how that awareness can impact the problems facing the world. 

  • Secrets of Erotic Magic - Sex, Sorcery & Spirit w/Jason Miller
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Tonight Jason Miller will share the secrets of erotic magic from his book, Sex, Sorcery and Spirit.  The sexual act is possibly the most potent - and pleasureable  gateway to the primordial.  Fom the Tantric mysteries of Hinduism and Buddhism and the inner alchemy of Taoism, to the sacrament of the bridal chamber in Christianity - and of course, the traditions of Western Magic and Witchcraft - sex pervades the highest and most secret teachings all over the world.  In our conversation with Jason, we'll delve into what exactly erotic alchemy actually is, how Aleister Crowley's teachings differ from his, why this type of erotica always seems to be focused on the male and how the GLBT folks can adapt this book for their use.  We'll talk about dedicated vs casual partners for this practice, if sex magic is dangerous and given the popularity of the book, 50 Shades of Grey, is there a place for BDSM in sex magic?  And no doubt, you'll want to know if you can use sex magic to get a job or find a lover. and if we can use orgasm to achieve high levels of spiritual attainment..Yes, I'll ask!  :)

  • Building Modern Matriarchies - Yeshe Matthews
    Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Oracle, ritualist, initiator, Yeshe Mathews, author of The Way of the Rabbit, Priestess in the Oakland Temple of Aphrodite and host of Tea and Chanting Sangha will discuss Building Modern Matriarchies.  We'll hear Yeshe's ideas on why a matriarchy is better than a patriarchal system of community, how one can go about building a matriarchy, how men and gender fluid individuals can participate in matriarchy and she'll tell us why matriarchy isn't just patriarchy in the reverse.  Yeshe will tell us what it means for Goddess devotees to live in matriarchal communities and  the challenges that arise.

  • Artemis of the Ephesians: Mystery, Magic & Sacred Landscape w/Dr. James Rietveld
    Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    Tonight it is my great pleasure to discuss Artemis of the Ephesians:  Mystery, Magic and Sacred Landscape with Dr. James Rietveld, the foremost authority on Artemis in Academia.  Dr. Rietveld spent over a decade researching this incredible book filled with color pictures, end notes are in blue, captions in green filled with NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED information on the cult of Artemis as it was practiced in Turkey - which is a very different flavor than Artemis/Diana of Greece - one of the things we'll be discussing tonight.  Further, Dr. Rietveld is my co-leader on the upcoming tour to Turkey in May and he will have his book launch party for this awesome book on March 28th at the Goddess Temple of Irvine, complete with a talk and a re-enactment of an authentic ritual of Artemis.  Don't miss it if you're within driving distance!  And contact me personally for a signed copy of his book - I'm helping him with online sales and distribution.

  • Sound Alchemy w/Mary Electra & Remembering Isis & the Isidis Navigium w/K. Tate
    Fri, Mar 06, 2015

    Tonight, Tonal Alchemist and internationally known spiritual teacher, Mary Electra, discusses with us, The Power of Sound.  We'll learn what "tonal alchemy" is all about, delve into using sound to heal, discuss where Hathor fits into all this and she'll share some powerful chants you won't want to miss!This weekend, the first in March, marks the time of the Isidis Navigium or Festival of Isis, in the ancient world.  In honor of She of Ten Thousand Names and her ritual in Egypt, Greece and rome - and right here on the California coast, I will share with you a presentation I gave to the American Academy of Religion's Western Region on the herstory of this sacred ritual and how Isis is inspiring a living tradition in contemporary times.  So, sit back and get comfortable as we travel back through time and back through the lens of Isis and her ritual, the Isidis Navigium or Isis Navigates.

  • Artemis/Indomitable Spirit in EveryWoman - Jean Shinoda Bolen
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Artemis was the first model for women who lean in...competent, committed and athletic; she represents the kind of woman who partners well with men, knows her own strengths and talents and doesn't shy away from them.  Tonight we have with us Jean Shinoda Bolen, author of her newest book, Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in EveryWoman, discussing the archetype of Artemis.  She'll illultrate how this archetype is showing up in mainstream American culture - and how women of all ages are drawing on Artemis' energy to spearhead social causes and champion change in unprecendented numbers.  These women are in it for the long haul.  They are indomitable!  WOW!  I think Jean just described all us women (and men) claiming our SACRED ROAR!  We'll also discuss Jean's contribution to the anthology I've edited, Voices of the Sacred Feminine: Conversations to ReShape Our World, wherein Jean's article is about how Circles are antidotes to terrorism!

  • Female Genital Mutilation/FGM (N Smart) & Goddess Mardi Gras (K. Tate)
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    With February 6th marking International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, we have with us Nina Smart to discuss this barbaric practice suffered by young girls and women across the globe!Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, we also mark the season of Mardi Gras in my hometown of New Orleans.  I'll share with you the holiday parade Schedule and discuss the many parades named for Goddesses Isis, Olympia, Nyx, Eve, Nemesis,  and Selene.  I'll also share with you the pagan roots of Mardi Gras from my book, Sacred Places of Goddess: 108 Destination.  

  • Archetypes, Fairy Tales & Divine Feminine w/Cathy Pagano
    Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Fairy tales are the simplest experesion of archetypal patterns.  Junians love to work with fairy tales and myths to better understand our personal dream stories, which often reflect these archetypal themes.  While it seem as if many of our inherited fairy tales have a patriarchal bent, it is also true that these fairy tales show us how to deal with this overbearing patriarchal attitude.  Archetypal paterns self-correct, and so instead of Sleeping Beauty waiting for her prince to save her, these tales expressed what the Feminine Principle needs to learn to "do" (the masculine energy) to deal with the situation.  The heroines of these tales were, in fact, learning to save themselves.  That's the message we're seeing today in movies such as Maleficent and Frozen andon TV in Once Upon a Time.  Cathy will also share some stories about her favorite heras/heroines:  Scheherazade, Dame Ragnell and Allerleirauh.We'll discuss what are archetypes, why it is important to understand symbolic language, why a feminist approach to fairy tales is more limiting than a symbolic one and much more.  Tune in!

  • Hatshepsut's Rise to Powerw/ Prof. Kara Cooney
    Fri, Feb 06, 2015

    Tonight it is my great pleasure to have on the show, Prof. Kara Cooney.  I just attended one of her talks at The Getty Museum in Malibu, CA and you are all in for a special treat tonight as we discuss Queen Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt and Kara's new book, The Woman Who Would Be King.  You might recognize Kara's name as she's been on the television series Out of Egypt which aired on the Discovery Channel and she was also the co-curator of the King Tut Exhibit at the LA County Museum of Art.  You can catch Out of Egypt streaming on Netflix and Amazon.  Personable, funny, knowledgeable and candid - a great guest I'm sure you'll remember.  Be sure to tune in!  I'm very excited to be speaking to her and asking all the questions I'm sure you have in mind!

  • Masks of the Goddess/Faces of the Divine Feminine w/Lauren Raine
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    So wonderful to have the wonderful artist Lauren Raine with me tonight to discuss The Masks of the Goddess - Faces of the Divine Feminine with Masks, Story and Ritual Theatre!  We'll chat about the study of sacred masks in Bali and other indigenous cultures, the importance of masks - how and why to use them in a sacred manner.  Lauren will tell us about the Numina - Masks for the Elemental Powers collection as well as how artists are mythmakers for cultures. 

  • Wonders of Despacho Spells - Conversation with a Shaman/Witch
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Tonight I'll chat with psychic, healer, artist and professor of Sociology, Giane Cicchelli who is constantly looking to learn new modalities of spiritual practice and weave them all into her mystical understanding of the Universe.  Tonight our primary focus is the powerful Peruvian Despacho rituals and real life success stories using this modality to affect change in one's life.

  • Healing is Always Possible - Deborah Lloyd
    Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Tonight, Usui and Karuna Reiki Master and certified holisitic therapy practitioner, Deborah Lloyd discusses "healing is always possible" as she shares with listeners her healing journey.  We'll delve into alternative energy healing modalities that affect people with chronic and terminal disease, help people determine what modality might be best to pursue, discuss if thoughts and beliefs affect the ability to heal and what role spirituality played in her own healing.

  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton w.Sally Roesch Wagner
    Thu, Jan 08, 2015

    Tonight we focus on one of the early feminists, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, as the anniversay of her birth fast approaches.  Sally Roesch Wagner is back with us to tell us in detail about the life of this courageous suffragette on the front lines of herstory battling for women's rights!  Sally is the Founding Director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation and Adjunct Faculty at the Renee Crown University Honors Program at Syracuse University.

  • Minority Pagans & Matriarchy /Gift Economy in Action
    Tue, Dec 30, 2014

    Joining us at the top of the hour is Genise White aka Lady Amber Dawnb discussing minority Pagans in the community and disinformation regarding Black covens, temples, magick and the presence of Blacks in general within the spirituality.Crossing the threhold into the second half of the show Angela Dolmetsch and I will discuss Matriarchy and Gift Economy in Action at the Nashira ecovillage in Colombia.  Angela holds a Ph.D in Government from the London School of Economics and her thesis was on Women in Colombian Politics.  She holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies with emphasis in International Law from London University.

  • Goddesses of Winter Solstice & Legends & Lore of Christmas
    Wed, Dec 24, 2014

    At the request of my listeners who aren't in Southern California to hear this presentation I'm giving to the Long Beach Theosophical Society on Yule Goddesses and Lore of Christmas, I shall share the content of that talk with my listeners tonight as a kind of holiday treat!  Tonight we'll talk about the Goddesses of Winter Solstice, the pagan influence on our contemporary celebrations, what was going on in Rome and Egypt that relates to todays beliefs about the Nativity and much, much more.  So sit back with a cup of tea and hear why we have Christmas trees and ornaments, where the mistletoe tradition comes from and an assortment of other seasonal doings.  I'll share a reading from one of my new books, Goddess Calling, as I share the chapter on Resolutions and Return of the Light and close the show with a meditation from the same book!  Enjoy the music of Jann Aldredge Clanton, too.  I'll be playing O Holy Darkness, Loving Womb (to the melody of O Little Town of Bethlehem) and Sound Forth the News (to the melody of Joy to the World)...HAVE FUN!

  • Awakening the Ancient Minoans For Today/Men and Goddess/Goddess Myth
    Tue, Dec 23, 2014

    Pagan artist and writer Laura Perry aims to make ancient spiritual traditions relevant and powerful for modern women and men in her book, Ariadne's Thread: Awakening the Wonders of the Ancient Minoans in Our Modern Lives  We'll chat about who the Minoans were, what their way of life can teach us, Ariadne's Tribe vs Minos' Tribe, and the communal society of Ancient Crete.  And Laura will tell us about those bare breasted priestesses and NO, they weren't ancient versions of Playboy bunnies!Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, we have long-time anti-sexist member of the Men's Movement of the 1970's with us, editor of Wood and Water and professor, Daniel Cohen, of Manchester, England discussing Men and the goddess, myth and its influence, the goddess and the scholars, tricksters and much more!

  • Amma, the Hugging Saint w/Ram Das/Pagan Conference
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Tonight Ram Das Batchelder is with us discussing his book, Rising in Love: My Wild and Crazy Ride to Here and Now, with Amma, the Hugging Saint.  Many of us consider Amma the living embodiment of Goddess walking Mother Earth and tonight we'll explore this woman loved by so many across the globe.  Ram will touch on Amma's teachings, his relationship with her and how her work impacts people on the planet.In the second half of the show, Jeffrey Albaugh is with us discussing the upcoming Pagan Conference in Southern California coming up soon!

  • Women Waking the World w/Marilyn Nyborg
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Co-Founder of Gather the Women Global Matrix, sacred activist Marilyn Nyborg will join me tonight discussing "Women Waking the World" as she facilitates ways to bring women's wisdom, values and influence to the table of global consequences.

  • Lupa (She-Wolf)& Lamb Stories of Etruscan Rome w/Susan Hawthorne
    Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Tonight we'll delve into the Lupa or She-Wolf stories of Etruscan Rome, often forgotten when unearthing history and sidelined instead for Romulus and Remus, said to be the founders of Rome. Poet Susan Hawthorne, author of the new book, Lupa and Lamb will chat with us about how animals, women and goddesses are portrayed, what we're remembered for and being more inventive in our approach to storytelling and poetry.  We'll see how the She-Wolf, equated with prostitution was demonized by Christianity and we'll learn about Sheep Goddesses!  We'll talk about how the lamb becomes the icon of Christianity and the pervasiveness of rape stories, persecution, beheadings and torture --- not pretty - but let's look at it anyway!  Really looking forward to Susan's story about a wolf woman who is 300,000 years old and the poem, They Call Women Monsters!  Sit back with a cup of tea and enjoy!

  • She Lives! Sophia Wisdom & Voices of the Sacred Feminine w/Jann Aldredge Clanton
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Tonight our guest is Prof. Jann Aldredge Clanton, feminist theologian, ordained in the Alliance of Baptists, she ministers in ecumenical and interfaith settings and co-chairs the national ecumenical, multicultural Equity for Women in the Church Community.  We'll be chatting about her new book, She Lives! Sophia Wisdom Works and her participation in the anthology I edited of former VSF Radio show guests, Voices of the Sacred Feminine: Conversations to ReShape Our World.  We'll be talking about all the ways laypeople and clergy are creating a "new normal" using the Female Divine in their communities - using ritual, song, and liturgy - which speaks to the head, heart and psyche.  We are in the revolution - have no doubt!

  • Sublime Union - A Woman's Sexual Odyssey Guided by Mary Magdalene
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Mercedes Kirkel, an award winning author and channel for Mary Magdalene is with us tonight to share the information she received and documented in her book, Sublime Union:  A Woman's Sexual Odyssey Guided by Mary Magdalene.  Mercedes will speak about the meaning of sacred sexuality and how Mary Magdalene is associated with it.  She'll give examples of the instruction she believes she received and tell us of her experiences when she engaged in the practices.

  • Feminist Book for Boys w/Trista Hendren & Patrick McCollum
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    At the top of the hour Rev. Patrick McCollum will take a bit of time from his busy travels around the world brokering peace and raising awareness of the Sacred Feminine to chat with me and update listeners on the progress being made across the globe to rebirth the Divine Feminine!Returning to the show is author of the Girl God series, Trista Hendren, discussing her newest book in the series - Tell Me Why, a new feminist book for boys!  We'll chat about our beloved men and boys and discuss why men need the Divine Feminine and Feminism.  Trista will tell us about raising sons in the Goddess tradition and much more.  Tune in!  And check out our previous interview when we introduced the Girl God series.

  • Male Violence/Domination is the Worst Problem in the World/Elaine Charkowski
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Too often today we hear about violence, but do you ever notice, what's not spoken is who is usually the perpetrator of the violence.  Environmentalist and radical feminist, otherwise knowsn as Radical Eco-Feminist, Elaine Charkowski will chat with me tonight about the importance of naming male violence, why that's currently taboo and why it is so important that we do it anyway.  As she says rather urgently - "It's the vomit on the carpet that everyone steps around and ignores!"   In light of the current heat the NFL is taking for trying to sweep away their domestic violence problem, this is a timely subject that just may be changing.  We'll discuss the basic ethic of patriarchy which is "might makes right" and how language isused to hide and sanctify the brute force of patriarchy.  We'll delve into malespeak as women's "second language"  and the "absent referent".  You'll hear about the passive voice vs. the active voice, sex neutral terms, erasing and/or watering down women's words, and how important it is to give words the power to act as if they were physical beings.  You will not be the same after this show - I promise!

  • Feminist Fairy Tale Trilogy- Wk 3 Tribute to Merlin Stone w/Lenny Schneir
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Lenny Schneir, long time partner of beloved foremother, Merlin Stone, author of the famous book inspiring us all, When God Was a Woman, is with us tonight discussing the new book coming out, Merlin Stone Remembered.  We'll chat about Merlin's immense contribution to women, feminism, Goddess Spirituality and the Women's Movement.  We'll talk about their life together, how she influenced Lenny's life and get to know Merlin and her calling from the lips of someone who loved her most.

  • Feminist Fairy & Goddess Mythology Trilogy - Wk 2 w/Barbara Walker
    Thu, Oct 09, 2014

    Inspired by the movie Malificient, this is Part 2 of our trilogy, celebrating Feminist Fairy Tale & Goddess Mythology. Tonight our guest is with Foremother Barbara Walker. No doubt Barbara's books are in your personal library.  We'll discuss the importance of feminist fairy tales and Goddess Mythology and how so many have lost sight of what they teach us and how they're an alternative to the values of our patriarchal world. Barbara also has her new book coming out soon, Belief and Unbelief, and she'll give us some clues as to what that's all about.Next week I'll be chatting with Lenny Schneir, the partner of the late and beloved Foremother, Merlin Stone, author of the famous book inspiring so many of us -  When God Was a Woman.  Don't miss Week 1, when I interviewed Charlene Spretnak discussing pre-patriarchal Goddess Mythology.

  • Feminist Fairy Tales & Goddess Mythology Trilogy- Wk. 1w/Charlene Spretnak
    Fri, Oct 03, 2014

    Opening tonight's show, we have Prs. Cathy Pagano, offering the Cosmic Story for October....learn what the stars, planets, sun and moon have in store for us for the next several weeks.Then, to kick off the Feminist Fairy Tale and Goddess Mythology Trilogy,....Inspired by the movie Malificient, tonight is Part 1 of Voices of the Sacred Feminine's Feminist Fairy Tale & Goddess Mythology three-bie.  Tonight our guest interviewee is Charlene Spretnak discussing some of the Pre-Olympian Goddess Myths from her book Lost Goddesses of Early Greece.  No doubt Charlene's  books are in your personal library.  We'll discuss the importance of feminist fairy tales and Goddess mythology, how so many have lost sight of what they teach us and how they're an alternative to the values of our patriarchal world.  In previous weeks we've discussed giving ourselves permission to reinterpret, redefine, reimagine, and reclaim our own stories rather than accept as normal or healthy the collective patriarchal beliefs, attitudes and practices that shackle us, particularly women, in our patriarchal world.Next week, returning to the show is foremother Barbara Walker, discussing Feminist Fairy Tales, the title of one of her older books, as well as her latest, Belief and Unbelief, being released in November by Humanist Press.  Then in Week 3, I chat with Lenny Schneir, the partner of the late and beloved Foremother, Merlin Stone, author of the famous book inspiring so many of us -  When God Was a Woman as well as Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood.

  • Love Breathe for Earth & Life According to Goddess
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    First up tonight, Hillary Raimo, founder of Love, Breathe for Earth, a well known psychic medium, ordained nondenominational minister, master Reiki healer and shamanic practitioner will discuss the ideals of co-creation vs competition, walking the talk, healing the personal and collective wounds, and why experiential is the new movement.  Hillary explains living spontaneously and aligned with synchromysticism and how we might co-create a new world in alliance with Nature.Dr. Kaalii Cargill, "physician of the soul" is with me as we cross the threshold into the second half of the show discussing her fiction book (Daughters of Time) and her non-fiction book (Don't Take it Lying Down: Life According to the Goddess).  In both her books, Kaalii discusses how we might see through collective beliefs, attitudes and practices which bind women to a world view that denies power, choice and control in their lives.  We discuss reclaiming our birthright as we understand the feminine principle.  She will also introduce a subject new to this interviewer: Mindbody birth control.  Weaving a tapestry of history, mythology, anthropology and archetypal psychology the goal is teaching women:  Choice vs no choice, empoewrment vs powerlessness, control vs lack of c ontrol, taking active responsibility vs not assuming active responsibiity....and much more!

  • UFO's - Are They God's Chariots w/Ted Peters
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    A bit of a change of pace tonight considering the many interested in UFOs, if some Goddesses might have been ETs, and the seeming new secularized religious mythology of "ancient aliens....Ted Peters, investigator of UFOs for 40 years, who previously served as the Louisiana State Director of MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network is currently Emeritus Professor of Systematic Theology & Ethics at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA.  He co-edits the journal Theology & Science at the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences.  We'll discuss if Christianity is threatened by the idea of ETs and where that might fit into that ideology, if he believs Earth may face a crisis if UFOs reveal themselves, if he thinks traditional religions are due to mistaken interpretations of visitations by ancient astronauts - and perhaps, most important, why he as a Christian theologian and religion scholar, interested in UFOs.

  • Iroquois Influence on Women's Rights w/Sally Roesch Wagner
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Tonight we have with us Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner, the Founding Director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation from Fayetteville, NY discussing Sisters in Spirit:  The Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Influence on Woman's Rights.  Sally is a nationally recognized lecturer, author and performance interpreter of woman's rights history.  She will enlighten us tonight on the traditional Iroquois women and their authority since long before Christopher Columbus came to the Americas. Role models indeed, these Iroquois women had absolute rightss to their own bodies, were economically independent, were responsible for planning their tribe's spiritual ceremonies, had the final say in matters of war and peace and had rights to choose all political representatives.  We'll learn the inspiration for these women's rights of so long ago....and more.  Don't miss this!

  • The Feminine Voice & The Cosmic Story on Voices of the Sacred Feminine
    Thu, Sep 04, 2014

    At the top of the show, Prs. Cathy Pagano returns for her monthly visit filling us in on the Cosmic Story and what effect the stars, moon and sun will have on us during the month of September.  Shortly afterward, Dr. Miluna Fausch, intuitive reader and spiritual counselor will delve into The Feminine Voice - What it Is and What it Isn't!Dr. Miluna will share why your voice matters now more than ever, the anatomy of a supported voice, amazing facts about the voice and you'll learn the difference between the natural voice and the electronically altered voice - beyond the obvious, of course.  Vocal violence, cultural habits that might be costing you money and tips for women to be heard are all on our agenda tonight!  Tune in!

  • Secrets of a Spiritual Romance w/Mark & Patricia Johnson
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Patricia Johnson and Mark Michaels, two of America's top Tantra experts, authors of Partners in Passion:  A Guide to Great Sex, Emotional Intimacy and Long-Term Love will chat with me tonight about the Victorian diagnosis' of Hysteria, the "G" spot, and their practice of combining the best of East and West in their recommended approach to passion, offering listeners a new paradigm for what an enduring romance can be.  We'll talk about taboo breaking, reverence, infatuation vs love, and listening, among other important qualities that combine to build your adventure toward intimacy. 

  • A Woman Called God (P. Wilkes) & Return of the Golden Age (E. Malkowski)
    Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Starting off the show tonight, I interview Peter Wilkes, son of an Episcopal minister who had a first-hand look at the inner workings of organized religion and came to the conclusion it has done far more harm than good.  We'll discuss his poignantly amusing & thoughtful book, the first in his series of Little Books for Big People, called A Woman Called God - a belief that can change everything!In the second half of the show, Edward Malkowski explains ancient history in the light of today's economic reality in our show, and his book of the same name,  Return of the Golden Age: Ancient History and the Key to Our Collective Future....yet another guy out there, an ally, who recognizes what the "Fall of the "Great Mother Goddess Culture" has cost humanity and how its affecting us today.  We must look back to move forward.  Our discussion will include mythology, Civilization X, Goddess Culture and today's religion, economics and globalization. 

  • What the Divine Feminine Wants You to Know
    Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    At the top of the hour, Lawrence and Angelina Perri Birney discuss PURE VISION & the Sacred Feminine, The Magdalene Revelation - but this is not your typical Mary Magdalene show.  Tonight the overarching theme of both shows can be encapsulated in the Show Topic:  What the Divine Feminine Wants You to Know.  Specifically, Lawrence and Angelina will offer their perspective of the theme as we discuss:  Where are women in the peace process?  Women's movements affecting the paradigm shift, the perverted masculine archetype, connecting subjugation and violence against women to global violence, and more on how the Sacred Feminine is actually a very political deity, archetype and ideal because to embrace Her ideals means dissolving patriarchy, predator capitalism, oppression and exploitation of the 99%.  This is a theme being heard round the world.In the second half of the show, channel, healer, facilitator of self-actualization sessions and workshops and award winning artist, Roslyn McGrath, will share vital information for women today from the Ancient Energies of Aphrodite, Persephone and the mother of Mary Magdalene.  Areas of discussion will include learning to love the physical as is, the necessity of sensuality and sexuality to wholeness/holiness, necessity of the sumbolic world to integration/wholeness, sustaining oneself through difficult times, secrets of key women in the dawn of Christianity and the true mission of Jesus and Mary Magdalene.

  • Cosmic Story & Awaken the Women
    Thu, Aug 07, 2014

    Opening tonight's show, Cathy Pagano returns with her monthly Cosmic Story, telling us what the Cosmos has cooked up for us in the coming month of August.  Afterwards,in an extended What's the Buzz segment, I discuss Awakening the Women, musing on the women who consciously unconsciously are asleep at the wheel and serve as handmaidens of the patriarchy.  I'll delve into how mythology affects our outlook, why a male god is harmful to women and girls and you'll hear out takes from when I was interviewed for Femme: Women Healing the World.* Due to a technical problem with the connection,  Mark and Patricia Johnson, two of America's top tantra experts discussing their book, Partners in Passion:  A Guide to Great Sex, Emotional Intimacy and Long-Term Love, will be rescheduled.

  • Wedding Wisdom w/Daphneleah & Sekhmet Summer Tribute
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    A diverse program tonight indeed!  First up is Minister Daphneleah sharing her experience of Wedding Wisdom for those out there planning their big day, or perhaps helping a loved one to plan their wedding.  Beyond the obvious, Daphneleah shares with us the importance of self care and self love, how to stay true to oneself while attending to the needs of family and friends, choosing an officiant and why that's important, and gives examples of a Goddess/God focused wedding flow. Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, I'll offer a meditation to Sekhmet, Lady of Tenacity Manifested, as our country deals with the summer heat, drought and fires.

  • Death Midwifery w/Angie Buchanan & Through the Eyes of Biblical Women w/Paula Fa
    Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Angie Buchanan, speaker, workshop presenter, Family Tradition Pagan, animist and Foundress of Gaia's Womb returns to VSF discussing our reclaiming our most important rite of passage - Death Midwifery.  She'll tell listeners the six essential documents you must to have control in your time of passing over, explain green burials and get into some death and dying rituals, including how to keep loved ones at home during the death process.Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, Dr. Paula Trimble-Familetti will discuss Through the Eyes of Biblical Women, delving into telling the stories of biblical women from a woman's perspective without patriarchal gloss.  We'll also find out why Barnes & Noble declined carrying her book, which finally gives women of the Bible a voice.

  • Joy of Life in Ancient Crete w/Carol Christ& Matthew Fox on Meister Echhart
    Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Scholar, author and foremother, Carol Christ joins us tonight to discuss The Goddess and the Joy of Life in Ancient Crete.  We'll delve into new research on matriarchies, the difference from patriarchy, define "love is free" in matriarchal societies and chat about Crete being a "gift giving" society.   We'll talk about ancient rituals on Crete, redefine patriarchal myths and discuss the "immanental turn" in feminist theologies - and more.....Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, returning is Matthew Fox, author of over 30 books including the Hidden Spirituality of Men, Christian Mystics and the most recently, Meister Eckhart.  Matthew, a preeminent scholar and popularizer of Western mysticism, became an Episcopal priest after being excommunicated from the Catholic Church by Cardinal Ratzinger, who later became Pope Benedict XVI for such ideas as earth based spirituality and the Sacred Feminine.  Matthew will discuss Meister Echhart (1260-1329) A Mystic Warrior for Our Times whose thinking/preaching was inalignment with the Beguines and the feminist and poet, Adrienne Rich.

  • The Girl God w/Trista Hendren & Women's Wisdom w/Anne Scott
    Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Trista Hendren, author of the Girl God Series, namely the books, The Girl God and Mother Earth, both for young readers, is with us tonight discussing her two current aforementioned books and the upcoming one for boys on the Divine Feminine.  The Girl God was nominated for the 2014 Amelia Bloomer Project, an annual booklist of the best feminist books for young readers by the Feminist TaskForce of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association.Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, Anne Scott, writer, speaker and founder of DreamWeather Foundation, a nonprofit organization providing programs for women in different sectors of society is with us discussing Women's Wisdom & the Sacred Feminine.  A rich conversation will no doubt be had as we discuss being of service, visions and dreams, women reclaiming beauty, her work with homeless women and her forthcoming book, The Forgotten Song, chronicling the power of a circle based upon the feminine principle.

  • Jesus - Literary Creation from Historical Characters - Daniel Unterbrink
    Thu, Jul 03, 2014

    Daniel T. Unterbrink is with us tonight discussing his newest book, Judas of Nazareth; How the Greatest Teacher of First-Century Israel Was Replaced by a Literary Creation.  Dan Unterbrink contends that the real historical Jesus was Judas the Galilean, a messianic and Torah-observant revolutionary bent on overethrowing the Roman government.  The New Testament Gospels, therefore, are not transcripts of actual history, but creative workds of historical fiction designed to promote Paul's Christianity and serve the interests of the fledgling Gentile Christian communities.

  • Sacred Courtesans w/Laurelei Black & Avalon/Avalonian Tradition
    Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    Returning to the show we have Laurelei Black, author, independent scholar and practitioner devoted to Aphrodite, sharing with us her findings on Sacred Courtesans, past and present.  Laurelei is interested in how we apply the ancient wisdom and service to modern thought and practice.  She will give us insight into interviews she's conducted with modern-day courtesans as she's delved into what training they've undergone, what rexources or support they have (and lack) and what their service looks like in a practical sense. Crossing the threshold tonight, Jhenah Telyndu will discuss Avalon and the Avalonian Tradition taught by the Sisterhood of Avalon, a Celtic women's mysteries tradition which takes inspiration from the enclaves of holy women found around the Celtic world.  Existing in tandem with druidism, these traditions served different cultural purposes - learn more about this living tradition and it's ancient roots!

  • The Afterlife w/Barry Eaton
    Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    Join us tonight as I chat with Barry Eaton and discuss his fascinating book Afterlife, based on his own amazing experiences of life between lives and numerous communications with those who have passed over.  Barry answers many questions about the spirit world you've been longing to ask.....including:What happens when someone dies and what does it feel like, do we all go to the same place, how can we communicate with those in the afterlife, are we reunited with loved ones after we die....and much, much more.

  • Lady Liberty, Senate Sisterhood & Future of Human Experience w/Zohara Hieronimus
    Thu, Jun 05, 2014

    Returning to the show tonight is Zohara Hieronimous, author, radio show host, social justice and environmental activist discussing Lady Liberty, the Senate Sisterhood and her newest book, Future of Human Experience which has her sharing predictions from interviews with Dr. Oz, John Perkins, Michael Cremo and more... 

  • Nashville Goddess Conference - Meet the Presenters
    Wed, Jun 04, 2014

    Listen in as the presenters from the upcoming Nashville Goddess Conference (for women and men)  to Empower the Divine Feminine Within You chat with me about their vision for the July conference and the subjects they'll be sharing with attendees.  The Goddess Conference will be held July 19 to 20th at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Brentwood, Tennessee (just a few minutes south of Nashville). TOPICS INCLUDE:  Find your Inner Goddess, Empower Yourself.  Fnd your path in life.  Manifest Your Dreams.  Unleash your full potential by Building Your Confidence to become a Powerful Creator.  Keynote speakers include eleste Yarnall, Jane Doherty, Patricia Leonard, Sylmarah Baruti, Diana Macys-Staley, Jeri Castronova, Bambou Ada Diagne and yours truly, Karen Tate.

  • Embracing Sophia & Cosmic Story
    Thu, May 29, 2014

    At the top of the hour we have Cathy Pagano returning with the Cosmic Story for the coming weeks of June explaining what the  stars, moons and planets have in store for us and how we might be pro-active and work with the cosmic energies.  Followed by Wynn Manners, poet, mystic, idiosyncratic iconoclast, epistolarian and psalmist for Sophia -- sharing with us some very intimate spiritual experiences he's had with Sophia over his lifetime.  If you've ever had a mystical experience, or if you find hearing those of others interesting, don't miss this show. 

  • Phyllis Curott and Modern Paganism
    Thu, May 22, 2014

    Join me and Phyllis Curott tonight as we discuss Modern Paganism, a broad subject, during which we'll share a wide range of thoughts, pet peeves and the hope we believe Goddess and Earth-based Spirituality holds for the future of humanity.  Phyllis will share her social justice activism in the Parliament of the World's Religions, the Women's Task Force, the Women's Speakers Program co-sponsored with Tibed House and the Foundation for Women's freedom and Spirituality she's establishing with like-minded allies.....and much, much more

  • Tribute to the Red Tent Movement w/Facilitators
    Thu, May 15, 2014

    Tonight I'm pleased to present a Tribute to the Red Tent Movement with several of the facilitators of Red Tents across the United States,.....Alexis, De'Anna, Oceana, Lushanya and Astrid - including the documentary film maker of Things We Don't Talk About, Isadora Leidenfrost. Each of these women has a different relationship to the Red Tent movement and no doubt listeners will identify with one, if not all these women blazing a trail to help women toward health, wholeness, happiness and joy!  Please tune in and listen.

  • Sex Magic, Sexual Secrets of Tantric Kabbalah, Everywoman a Goddess ....
    Thu, May 08, 2014

    Dr. Stuart Mark Berlin is a self-described mystic who created how own path of Tantric Kabbalah as a response to the losses in his life.  He explains....Tantra means to weave and Kabbalah means to receive and I wove together what I have received which is Jewish mysticism, evolutionary biology, quantum mechanics and neurobiology into a unique and new form of Hieros Gamos or sacred marriage of Elohim.  We'll be discussing Stuart's three books:  Sex Magic for the Bar Mitzvah Boy, Sexual Secrets of Tantric Kabbalah: Making Love and Everywoman a Goddess: Everyman a Hero in Her Service.  We'll delve into his visions from the Elohim, the integration of sexuality and meditation, the brain state of orgasm and a new concept of Elohim or Divinity...and much, much more

  • MALTA Goddess Artifacts wSlides/Rethinking our Androcentric Past w/Alexis Martin
    Thu, May 01, 2014

    With us today is Alexis Martin, Ph.D. student in Women's Spirituality at the California Institute of Integral Studies.  Alexis has been dedicated to Goddess Herstory for over a decade and helps us examine the artifacts and figurines of Malta, where the oldest standing stones on Mother Earth exist.  We'll be discussing discoveries on the small islands off the coast of Sicily, the cloud of male bias in Academia, Marija Gimbutas, and symbology of the artifacts found in the temples and Hypogeum.  Be sure to check out the slide show!

  • Betsy Chasse of What the Bleep Do We Know/Mystic's View of Goddess
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    Betsy Chasse is an internationally known author, filmmaker, and speaker.  She's the co-creator of the film What the Bleep Do We Know?! and the author of 3 books, including Tipping Sacred Cows, Metanois - A Transformative Change of Heart and the companion book to What the Bleep...Discovering the Endless Possibilities for Altering Your Everyday Reality.  She blogs for Huffington Post, Intent.com and other sites and continues to make films exploring human potential.  In our discussion tonight discussing her book Tipping Sacred Cows, we'll ask Betsy when she realized she didn't have it all figured out, the trends or themes discovered about the stories we tell ourselves and see if Betsy believes she has it all figured out now - including what she's learned about love!Crossing the threshold, Sharon Riegle Maynard is with us discussing A Mystic's View of Goddess which has us delving into perhaps a different view of Goddess and the Burning Times.  Sharon believes we can stand in our present and look back or we can look at the beginning place and look ahead.  We'll discuss how Sharon's quest to go to the cause of humanity's entrapped state of pain was the beginning of a journey that required the capacity of a Mystic....a she sees herself as a curious one at that!

  • Frame Drum/Archetypal Woman's Instrument w/Rowan Storm & Cosmic Story w/Cathy P.
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Astrologer, Cathy Pagano is back with us to deliver the Cosmic Story of the moon energies for the coming month.....Followed by internationally known drumming facilitator, Rowan Storm who will discuss the Frame Drum, archetypal women's instrument of the Middle East.  She will discuss the ongoing, continuous women's frame drum traditions throughout a huge geographic territory based on women's agrarian practides for millennia.  We'll talk about her new symmetrical playing method which introduces a new stroke and playing modality which promotes equal creative expression by both hands, and balances the rational and intuitive capacities of both brain hemispheres....Rowan will explain how waking up the non-dominant hand and the corresponding brain function is like opening a box of treasure which has been hidden for lifetimes. 

  • Female Driven Culture in Japan w/Laura Miller
    Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Scholar Laura Miller will discuss with us Female Driven Culture in Japan, including examples of the Himiko (Shaman Queen of Ancient Japan or Wa) boom, hunting for female empowerment/spirituality spots, Cat cafes, Otome road where there are shops for female manga and costume play fans and demographic power: male beauty work and herbivore men.Laura Miller is Ei’ichi Shibusawa-Seigo Arai Endowed Professor of Japanese Studies and Professor of Anthropology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She has published widely on Japanese culture and language, including topics such as English loanwords in Japanese, elevator girls, the beauty industry, girls’ slang, self-photography, and divination. She teaches courses on Japan and linguistic anthropology and works to promote Japan Studies through a variety of campus and community programming. She is the author or co-editr of four books on Japan. Beauty Up: Exploring Contemporary Japanese Body Aesthetics (University of California Press, 2006), Bad Girls of Japan (Palgrave, 2005) Manners and Mischief: Gender, Power, and Etiquette in Japan (University of California Press, 2011), and Modern Girls on the Go: Gender, Mobility, and Labor in Japan (Stanford University Press, 2013).  

  • Foremother Anne Baring - Resurgence of the Feminine/Awakening of the Soul
    Wed, Apr 02, 2014

    Beloved Foremother, Anne Baring, author of some of the books you probably have in your library, The Divine Feminine and Myth of the Goddess,  will join me this morning at a special time as she calls in from Across the Pond to discuss her new book, The Dreams of the Cosmos: A Quest for the Soul.  We'll chat about her definition of the Divine Feminine, Her Resurgence, and Anne's thoughts about the imperative of elevating the consciousness of humanity and rejecting our patriarchal obsession with domination and exploitation. 

  • Joseph Campbell/Goddess Myth & Do you Quantum Think?
    Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    Opening the show tonight we have Safron Rossi, Ph.D. a scholar whose writing and studies focus on archetypal psychology, western astrological tradition, goddess traditions and feminist studies.  Our topic tonight is Joseph Campbell and Goddess Mythology as Dr. Rossi edited Campbell's new book Goddesses, Campbell's first book focused on Goddess mythology.Next up, Dianne Collins, author of Do You Quantum Think? New Thinking That Will Rock Your World.  We'll find out what Quantum Thinking is all about and how we can create better lives using this method of thinking.  We'll talk about "allowing,"  "intent," and "infinite possibility" among other things including how to maintain peace of mind in chaotic and uncertain times.

  • Cosmic Story & Commonalities of Tarot, Kaballah & Sacred Feminine
    Thu, Mar 20, 2014

    Opening tonight's show is Cathy Pagano, giving us her interpretation of the Cosmic Story - what the new and full moon energies have in store for us in the coming month.Next up tonight is Heather Mendel, author of The Syzygy Oracle:  Transformational Tarot and the Tree of Life - Ego, Essence and the Evolution of Consciousness bringing together art, calligraphy, myth and mysticism.  Tonight we'll discuss what the Tarot, Kabbalah and the Sacred Feminine have in common....our heroic journey to conscious evolution.  We'll talk about "coincidence", the mystery of the Hebrew letters and sacred geometry and much, much more.

  • Spirituality of the Beguines & Culture War/Return of Divine Feminine
    Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    At the top of the hour Sr. Greta Ronningen of the Community of Divine Love will talk about the Spirituality of the Beguines, a 13th century Women's Movement.  With this being Women's History Month, let us improve the dearth of women's history out there be shedding light on this group of women living love both in mystical union and in the world, risking death to speak and write their experiences.  Discover how they can inspire us today.Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show Gus diZerega is back with us discussing his newest book, Faultlines: The Culture War & the Return of the Divine Feminine, an indepth study of the crisis in American society and government from a Pagan perspective and how the return of the Divine Feminine offers answers to our many problems.

  • Soul Storiesas Vehicles to Awareness - Teresa Moorehouse
    Thu, Mar 06, 2014

    Contemporary bard, Teresa Moorehouse, creatively called a  narrative sculptor of multicultural women's stories chats with me about her first book, Soul Stories, about how stories are vehicles toward awareness.  We'll look deeply into how we acquire knowledge through the use of stories and what symbols such as the hand represents, why the tree of life represents our hopes and dreams and we'll explore the lions (how we face challenges)  - how we feed the lions and what happens when we ignore them.   Teresa will no doubt gift her with some of her stories! 

  • Genesis Code /Magic of the Hebrew Letters & Sacred Economics
    Thu, Feb 20, 2014

    Glynda-Lee Hoffman, author of The Genesis Code: Your Key to Unlocking Hidden Genius delves into the magic and patterns of energy within the Hebrew Letters.  Hoffman believes the letters form a complex code of information about the fundamental properties of energy at the heart of all life in the universe.  She also realized this info represented a revelation that pertains to the human brain that was historically understood and experienced by Abraham, Moses, Jesus and others.  Tune in and learn more about the Qabalah as a hidden code within the text of Genesis, who Adam and Eve really were, and why she believes the Garden of Eden was a story about the brain - and what all this means to us today!In the second half of the show we have with us, Eileen Workman, author of Sacred Economics:  The Currency of Life discussing her spiritual awakening that led her to quit her job as a financial manager when she saw her job DID NOT SERVE LIFE.  She examined the biggest problems facing the global economy and knows how we might change our economic system.  She'll give us ideas about what individuals can do to protect themselves.

  • Medicine Story Prophecy -Barbara ThreeCrow & Cosmic Story w/Cathy Pagano
    Thu, Feb 13, 2014

    At the top of the show we have with us Cathy Pagano, an astrologer, dream-worker, Wisdo Coach and storyteller.  She's the author of Wisdom's Daughters: How Women Can Change the World.  Tonight Cathy is introducing her semi-regular offering The Cosmic Story....here on VSF...combining astrology, storytelling and symbolic language.  Each month the sky speaks to us about how the energy of life is moving and changing and she's going to share it with you, dear listeners.Then....Barbara ThreeCrow  is with us.  Barbara was born into a family of seers, palm readers and spirit communicators, herself having been born with a Caul, indicating a child born with visionary and psychic gifts.  She shares her Medicine Story, a time of great challenge as a spiritual test with unexpected outcomes that changes a person's life.  In our conversation Barbara will share her insights about how we fulfill the original instructions given at birth, the significance and prophecy of the return of the Sacred Feminine and the shattering of patriarchal dominator rule.  We'll explore why women and the indigenous way were always silenced and her recent visions of the Holy Mother, a sign for all humanity.  Learn about the power we hold, understanding ancestral knowledge and energy/frequencies of thought, feeling, prayer, offerings and sacred sound to harmonize the Divine Matrix and the Sacred Web of All Life

  • Sacred Female Display Objects w/Miriam Robbins Dexter
    Thu, Feb 06, 2014

    Miriam Robbins Dexter, Ph.D., feminist scholar and advocate of Maria Gimbutas' theories, discusses the most important NEW RESEARCH on sacred female display objects -- what they represented to ancient people and  the various manifestations around the world - as well as the little known sacred display female in Catal Hyouck, Turkey and the Chauvet Cave of Forgotten Dreams - and did you know, new findings show the hands in the cave were those of women!          

  • Enhance Your Life w/Feng Shui & Space Clearing - Laura Carillo
    Thu, Jan 30, 2014

    Laura Carillo, hostess of the Goddess Show is a Los Angeles based certified Feng Shui consultant specializing in Space Planning and Space Clearing will chat with us about how this practice can enhance your life.  What are the benefits?  Why and how to do it?  She'll give tips on the Love Gua, Love and the Bedroom and how to create a positive personal narrative by editing the negative. And if we have time I'll ask her about energy grids - the historical perspective that spans across all cultures including Western with Sacred Geometry, Asian with Feng Shui and Indian with Vastu.

  • Commonomics & Gender Justice w/Laura Flanders of Grit TV
    Wed, Jan 22, 2014

    Returning to the show is widely celebrated broadcaster and best selling author, Laura Flanders of Grit TV to discuss Commonomics, Quantum Feminism  and Gender Justice.  Laura Flanders, editor of At the Tea Party; The Wing Nuts, Whack Jobs and Whitey-Whiteness of the New Republican Right and Why We Should Take It Seriously  is also the author author of Blue Grit: Making Impossible, Improbable and Inspirational Political Change in America and a contributor to my upcoming anthology out later this year, Voices of the Sacred Feminine: Conversations to ReShape the World. 

  • Hebrew Priestess Institute w/ Taya Shere and Rabbi Jill Hammer
    Thu, Jan 16, 2014

    Co-founders of Kohenet, the Hebrew Priestess Institute, Rabbi Jill Hammer and author/musician Taya Shere share with listeners their new initiative to train Jewish women in the art of becoming a priestess.  We'll discuss their training and ordination of women and the work of their progressive synagogue.

  • The Magdalene Path & Prophecies for 2014
    Thu, Jan 09, 2014

    Claire Sierra, MA, aurhor of The Magdalene Path - Awaken the Power of Your Feminine Soul is a True Purpose Master Coach, ordained minister and Expressive Aarts Therapist for more than 22 years.  She's helped thousands of women step into hope, clarity and new directions in their lives through her workshops and private sessions.  Claire will share her connection with Mary Magdalene and the Divine Downloads she received, including some juicy information revealed to her listeners might never have heard before.  All this sets the stage to empower women today to awaken their Feminine Soul.  As part of the conversation we'll learn how Mary Magdalene's true story and identity and her loss impacts women today.  We'll delve into methods to bring the Divine Feminine into your daily life, how soul-care practices and rituals can ignite your passion, sensuality and creativity so you revitalize your life from the inside out.  And much more..In the second half of the show,  Flash Silvermoon returns to the show and will enlighten us with her Astroflash, her unique view of the cosmic movements that we will encounter this year. Her attuned projections and predictions will take us from the very spiritual vibrations and how to use them for the highest good to the down and dirty political secrets that will be revealed in the coming months. The personal is the political and Flash will share positive ways to make the most of the planetary energies to revolutionize/evolutionize our paths towards relationship, transformation and healing.   

  • Beyond 50 Shades of Grey/Sex, Drugs and Religion in the Ancient World
    Tue, Dec 31, 2013

    I'm calling tonight's show, Beyond 50 Shades of Grey.....not to be sensational but because this interview is not for the faint of heart or sexually repressed.   Dr. David Hillman, returns to fearlessly discuss what his research into ancient times reveals about how closely linked sex, drugs and religion were in the ancient world.  Dr. Hillman, who translates his own Greek and does not have to rely on filtered Christian translations to know what the ancients were up to, cites ancient sources giving us a glimpse into what was going on in the ancient mystery cults and how sacred sexuality exhalted women.  Never a disappointment, David explains why there was no distinction between sex and religion in the ancient world, why Christianity fought so hard against these Pagan practices, why ancient women mounted phallic statues and performed vaginal penetration via stone, inserted snakes in their vaginas and what orgies and orgasms led to in ancient times - not what you think!   This wasn't all about sexual gratification - in fact there was a much higher intention involved.  Dr. Hillman reveals ancient sources who tell us about all this and more -  snake venoms used in cultic sexual rituals popular in Greece and Rome and how classical civilization relied heavily upon the use of cannibis, opiates and hallucinogens, mixed with sexual stimulants.  Not beholding to organized and conservative Academia, Dr. Hillman shares what the ancients were actually saying, not what's politically correct!  You're in for some jaw-dropping stuff so hang on to your seat!In the second half of the show, we have Lauren Nicole Mills will share with us tips for Goal Setting for the New Year!

  • Sex on the Altar/Secrets in Sacred Stone & Santa & the Goddess
    Tue, Dec 24, 2013

    At the top of the hour Wencke Braathen returns to the show to discuss her book, Sex on the Altar, a Fairytale for Grownups that starts out with God's problem of missing his wife.  The book addresses topics of sexuality and how it's been degraded and coveredin shame and guilt instead of being understood as one of the greatest gifts God gave us.  We'll delve into Secrets in Sacred Stone - Druid, Cathar and Viking as an exploration of how the teachings of Jesus and Mary Magdalene were preserved through history, the difference between the Celtic and Catholic church.In the second half of the show, Diane Horton discusses Santa and the Goddess, reminding us where Santa is really derived from and how that differs from Church lore.  We'll examine customs and characteristics of the holiday season and Santa as it relates back to the Sacred Feminine and Paganism.

  • Finding Humans' Place in Nature/Witch-Hunting, Women & Capitalism
    Thu, Dec 19, 2013

    At the top of the hour Ken Worthy, lecturer and research associate at the University of California in Santa Cruz and Berkeley and St. Mary's College of CA will discuss Finding the Human Place in Nature.  We'll discuss the invisibility of Nature, our disconnection from Nature which leads to our being unethical and how clean technology are major sources of environmental degradation.  On the positive side, Ken gives insight as to how we can have a better relationship with nature, make it more visible in their lives and how eco-feminism informs his life's work. Then crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, feminist, teacher, founder of the Feminist Collective. Sylvia Federici, discusses Women, Witch-Hunting and the Development of Capitalism, Past and Present.  We'll delve into the relationship between witch-hunting and the development of capitalism as argued in Caliban and the Witch.  Role of the church in witch-hunting, how it relates to the surge in violence against women today and more on the old religion and if anyone has apologized for the gendercide.   

  • Selena Fox & Starhawk Tonight!
    Thu, Dec 12, 2013

    Rev. Selena Fox of Circle Sanctuary discusses her writings, specifically Goddess in Daily Life, exploring ways of working with the Divine Feminine as part of personal spiritual practice for healing and well-being and Goddess Pathways, which offers listeners ways of aligning with Goddess in many forms and as All-Goddess, with emphasis on Goddesses evolving from a particular culture to becoming multicultural and global.Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, Starhawk chats about her recent trip to Cuba where she attended a permaculture conference, her upcoming workshop offering guidance to help bring harmony and solidarity to our communities as we inevitably face climate change and yesm I'll get her comments on the controversial TPP.

  • One Man's Search for Goddess - Tim Ward
    Thu, Dec 05, 2013

    Tim Ward, author of The Savage Breast discusses One Man's Search for Goddess.  Tim relates his own dysfunctional relationships with women and how it relates to Goddess as deity, archetype and ideal.  Tim let's us in on his most angst-filled and sublime moments as he confronts Hecate, Aphrodite and what it ultimately meant to his love relationship.  Tim will discuss patriarchy as a historical cultural process rather than a biological fact and his view on how patriarchy has changed.  We'll discuss Maria Gimbutas and some of the archaeologists who knew her as well as the Goddeas as Anima for men.

  • Slavic Paganism/Velvet Revolution/Inhabiting Heaven Now
    Thu, Nov 21, 2013

    Dr. Oxana Nikolaevna Poberejnaia will be with us tonight as we discuss life in the USSR - namely, the capitalist anti-propaganda about the Soviet Union and its remnants in modern neo-pagan and Goddess Movement and Slavic Paganism that's overlooked in modern neo-pagan and Goddess Movement.  I am so happy to have her calling in from the former USSR to share with us what life has been like since captialism came to her country and what the rest of the world has been missing as most of us are unaware of Slavic Paganism. In the second half of the show, Andrea Matthews shares the insights in her new book, Inhabiting Heaven Now.  We'll look at what's necessary to take the next step in our global spiritual evolution.  Does the Bible also tell us we are divine beings that can experience heaven here and now?  Andrea will reveal the Divine Self as synonymous with heaven and why suffering occurs because of how we live our lives.

  • Mighty Dead/Enlightened Ancestors & Unearthing Venus
    Thu, Nov 14, 2013

    With Day of the Dead and Samhain just past, when the veil between the worlds is believed to be thinnest, author, witch, teacher and healing practitioner Christopher Penczak is with us discussing his latest book, The Mighty Dead, a book on the enlightened ancestors of the magickal traditions, akin to the Ascended Masters, Saints and Boddhisattvas.  We'll explore who are the Mighty Dead, are they the same as Ancestors, and the various kinds of ancestors there are.  Chris shares what he teaches about the soul, reincarnation and the afterlife. Chris will also dispel the misunderstands about Witch's sabbats.  Ever wonder about the Witch's Flying Ointment?  Chris will fill us all in on what that's all about. In the second half of the show, Cate Montana will be discussing her book, Unearthing Venus which will have us delves into masculine enculturation, the loss of feminine values and devaluation of women as women in Western Society.  With the "war on women" making headlines in the US political arena and global awareness of continued terrifying injustices against women and little girls, the market has never been more primed for this unflinching conversation!

  • In Defense of Life/Julian Rose& Planetary Healing/Nicki Scul
    Thu, Nov 07, 2013

    Julian Rose, an early pioneer of UK organic farming, an international activist, writer and actor will discuss his book, In Defense of Life.  He'll offer his insight as we examine the questions:  Can we take control of our destinies and still function in the real world?  Can we make radical change and still make a living?  Can the Earth be healed by an ecologically sensitive way of growing food? What can people do to stop political and corporate war-monders invading and destorying nations for the sake of power - and more! As we cross the threshold of the show, Flash Silvermoon shares her Astroflash with listeners, telling us what the cosmos has cookin' up for us this month. Followed by author and alchemical master, Nicki Scully, of Shamanic Journeys, returning to the show to discuss her  new book, PLANETARY HEALING: Spirit Medicine for Personal and Global Transformation.  Besides what the title suggests, we'll chat about Egypt today, the global community being formed to transform our world and the connection between physics, hard science and shamanism.  Tune in.  You won't want to miss it!

  • Symbols/Language of Divine Feminine/ Step into GoddessHood
    Fri, Oct 25, 2013

    Cathy Pagano, a Jungian-trained psychoterapist, astrologer, mythic storyteller and wisdom coach is the author of a new book, Wisdom's Daughters:  How Women Can Change the World, a symbolic, mythic inquiry into the image of Lady Wisdom as cosmic, Conscious Woman - "a Woman clothed with the Sun, standing on the Moon and crowned with Stars' - the Goddess-Energy that can change the world.  With over 30 years experience working with dreams, mythology, feminine spirituality and symbolic language, Cathy will share her insights on why Symbols are the Language of the Divine Feminine and how women can use that knowledge to change themselves and the world. Followed by Celeste Yarnell discussing the documentary, Femme: Women Healing the World, and her work helping women empower themselves and  step into their Goddess-hood as we activate our prime directive: women healing the world!

  • Healing the Break Btw People and Government Sam Daley-Harris
    Fri, Oct 18, 2013

    Most people seeworking to end global poverty and ensure a stable climate as a fool's errand.  Add to that the flood of money rushing into politics and the despair grows deeper.  But activist and author Sam Daley-Harris has helped thousands of ordinary citizens transform from hopelessness into extraordinarily powerful advocates.  We'll chat about the 20th anniversary edition of his book, Reclaiming our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government highlighting RESULTS on fighting poverty and with Citizens Climate Lobby.

  • Occupy Spirituality w/Matthew Fox & Adam Bucko
    Thu, Oct 17, 2013

    Tonight we have a very special show with returning theologian, Matthew Fox and his co-author of Occupy Spirituality, Adam Bucko, discussing their new book.  The Occupy Wall Street movement and protest movements around the world are evidence of a new era of intergenerational activists seeking deeper spiritual meaning in their quest for peace and justice.  In Occupy Spirituality, authors Fox and Bucko advocate for homeless youth, explore a radical spirituality that is deliberately inter-faith and relevant to the world we live in today.

  • Feminist Polygamy/Feminine Voice in the Middle East
    Thu, Oct 10, 2013

    Professor Janet Bennion, a professor of anthropology at Lyndon State College in Vermont, specializing in Mormon fundamentalist polygamy has spent 20 years living among and researching communities of fundamentalist, presenting papers the world over on how the media often dismisses the enormous variability hidden in poly family lifestyles - dta essential to informing policy on legislating marrior this new marriage frontier.  Tonight we'll discusy fraternal polyandry, , variableforms of polygamy and dispel myths about some of the women who believe this form of marriage works for them and why. In the second half of the show, Soula Saad, award winning French-Lebanese documentary filmaker who is the director and producer of the film, The Unheard Feminine Voice of the Middle East ,will discuss her film, the first uttering of a Global project called Feminitude, a sketch of the collective feminine voice of the planet over a ten year period.

  • Love in the Himalayas/Astroflash/Overcoming Adversity
    Thu, Oct 03, 2013

    Opening tonight's show is Carole Wells, author of Amberella: An Action Hero Adventure written especially for young girls to teach them how to protect themselves and overcome adversity. After the interview we'll chat with Flash Silvermoon and see what the cosmos has cooking for us all. Followed by our taking an interesting turn from the usual as I interview Tiziana Stupia about her memoir, Meeting Shiva: Falling and Rising in Love in the Indian Himalayas, as she tells about the fated love affair between herself and a Hindu monk.  She has much insight to share with listeners.  

  • Women's Spiritual Power/Sexual Politics of Meat
    Thu, Sep 26, 2013

    Hillary Hart returns to discuss her second book, Body of Wisdom: Women's Spiritual Power and Hos it Serves.  We'll chat about the esoteric founations of women's power, the connection between women's spiritual power and the health of our environment,  and what gets in the way of women living in their power.  Also on the agenda to discuss is the spiritual aspects of breastfeeding and menstruation and she explains how "embodiment" is our next spiritual step. Carolyn Merino Mullin, the founder and Exec. Dir. of the National Museum of Animals and Society discusses the Sexual Politics of Meat.  We'll discuss rice as the universal food of empowerment, how women and chickens are treated similiarly in society, and she will tell us about the Defiant Daughters.  She'll also tell us what's behind her tattoo stating: Eat Rice, Have Faith in Women.

  • Enlightenment for the Rest of Us/Shamanism
    Tue, Sep 24, 2013

    At the top of the hour, Polly Campbell, author of Imperfect Spirituality: Extraordinary Enlightenment for Ordinary People will discuss how to integrate those everyday moments with traditional spiritual techniques to experience personal growth and greater well-being all in the course of your regular routine.  She offers tips and examples and acecdotes to help us grow both spiritually and personally.  If you're feeling spiritually disconnected - listen in! Gwilda Wiyaka, author of So, We're Still Here - Now What?  Spiritual and Personal Empowerment in a New Era helps us understand how shamanic principles can aid spiritual evolution and reconnect us to natural law so we might use the power of nature to our advantage.

  • Yeshua & Miriam the Priestess/Isis w/Isidora Forrest
    Thu, Sep 19, 2013

    Wencke Johanne Braathen, author of Rituals in Sacred Stone, A Historical Novel About Mary Magdalene, discusses the life and times of Jesus and Mary, including her belief Mary was a priestess of the old mystery schools well versed in working as spiritual technicians using the unseen forces using their expertise of physics that governs the spiritual worlds.  We'll discuss the sexual act as a fertility rite, and how Christianity kept the masses at a low level of development while those in power became wealthy.  And what conversation about Mary Magdalene would be complete without a chat about the Cathars and the Merovingian kings. In the second half of the show, it's All Things Isis with Isidora Forrest, Priestess of Isis as I have a chat about our favorite goddess and Isian spirituality. Including:  Ancient and contemporary manifestations of Isis, Isis the Lady of Magic, Isis in Nature, Her Mysteries and the Golden Dawn. 

  • Invisible Women of Pre-History/Aging Gracefully
    Thu, Sep 05, 2013

    Returning to the show tonight, after our long hiatus from astrology, Flash Silvermoon will enlighten us on what the cosmos has in store for us in the coming month. Next up, author Judy Foster discusses her new book, Invisible Women of Pre-History: 3 Million Years of Peace and 6,000 Years of War.  Judy and linguist Marlene Derlet argue that the world experienced three million years of peace, a period when women's status in society was much higher than it is now. Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, Sherry Ruth Anderson, author of Ripening Time, Inside Stories for Aging with Grace discusss her indispensible recommendations for growing into the deep places of wisdom as we age.  She helps us avoid culture's mind traps and recognize aging as a time of human ripening.

  • Mistress vs Queen w/Rev. Ava Park
    Fri, Aug 30, 2013

    Rev. Ava from the Goddess Temple of Orange County in Southern CA discusses the harmful and low self-esteem behavior of being a mistress and why it's so much better to be a Queen.  We'll chat about the patriarchal stories of Hera and Zeus to today's mistresses, particularly since Hollywood is choosing to glamorize the concept as sexy, desireable and exciting.  

  • Reproduction Theory/Awakened Global Heart
    Fri, Aug 16, 2013

    At the top of the show tonight, calling in from the U.K., Julia Stonehouse, author of Father's Seed, Mother's Sorrow, which is the story of how men came to be thought superior because of a totally wrong idea of the science  She'll share her research going back to prehistoric ideas of conception when female is central to the shift of woman as man's baby making machine.  Crossing the threshold, in the second half of the show, Anodea Judith, world-renowned teacher and bestselling author who has been called a prophet for our time will discuss her newest book, The Global Heart Awakens.  Judith will discuss her theory that humanity is going through a rite of passage from cultural adolescence into planetary adulthood, and chats about who we are, where we come from, where we're going.

  • Dispelling Wetiko/Evil/Insanity & Whole Brain Path to Peace
    Tue, Aug 13, 2013

    At the top of the show, Paul Levy, author of Dispelling Wetiko: Breaking the Curse of Evil is with us revealing the contagious psychospiritual disease of the soul, a parasite of the mind, that is currently being acted out en masse on the world state via collective psychosis of titanic proportions.  This mind virus - which Native Americans have called "wetiko" - covertly operates through the unconscious blind spots in the human psyche, rendering people oblivious to their own madness and compelling them to act against their own best interests.  Sound familiar?  Drawing on insights from Jungian psychology, shamanism, alchemy, spiritual wisdom traditions and personal experience, Paul shows us that hidden within the venom of wetiko is its own antidote, which once recognized can help us wake up and bring back sanity to our society.  We'll certainly ask him if this might explain how people vote against their economic interests! James Olson, spirit-focused philosopher, is my guest in the second half of the show.  Author of The Whole-Brain Path to Peace: The Role of Left and Right-Brain Dominance in the Polarization and Reunification of America.   James sees his work on the planet as bringing the masculine and feminine energies into greater balance through his advocacy for whole-brain thinking as a path to peace.    

  • Reindeer Woman Archetype
    Thu, Aug 08, 2013

    Fascinating discussion with philosopher, Jungian analyst and author of Following the Reindeer Woman: Path of Peace and Harmony, Linda Schierse Leonard who shares with us the importance of the Reindeer Woman archetype.  Dr. Leonard takes us on her journeys to Siberia, Lapland and Alaska where reindeer and caribou are messengers between heaven and earth, bridges between spirit and nature.  We'll draw on myths, dreams and stories exploring the reindeer's power, resilience , beauty and vulnerability and chat about its importance today.  Linda believes understanding the Reindeer Woman archetype reveals an exciting new way to understand the feminine instinctual and spiritual energies that affect us in our search for peace, wholeness, creativity and healing.

  • Starhawk/Fifth Sacred Thing & Black Madonnas `
    Thu, Aug 01, 2013

    Tune in tonight as Starhawk is with me to discuss the need for peaceful resistance and  her book, and soon to be produced movie, The Fifth Sacred Thing.  For those who might not know about Starhawk's book, we'll delve into the story and why it is so relevant considering the politics and spirituality of today. In the second half of the show, Associate Professor Malgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba will discuss her book, The Black Madonna in Latin America and Europe: Tradition and Transformation.  We'll be delve into her research on Our Lady of Czestochowa in Poland, Guadalupe in Mexico and Yemaya and Aparecida in Brazil.  We'll talk about syncretism of these Madonnas.  Unofficial Saints are on our agenda: Sara La Kali, Santa Muerte and the Divine Fierce Feminine: demonized, sweetened, ridiculed and dismissed.  Time permitting we'll chat about Baba Yaga in Slavic Culture and Pombagira of Brazil.

  • Goddess Notices/Embracing the Other & Spirit Guides
    Fri, Jul 26, 2013

    Opening the show, I share some personal insights from some situations and contemplations called Goddess Notices and Embracing The Other. Startling Revelations from the Other Side is what Garnet Schulhauser brings us tonight from Albert, one of his Spirit Guides who took the form of a homeless man to share this information with Garnet - information that flies in the face of everything Christian holy men had been preaching for hundreds of years.  New insights into the journey of the soul, on sex taboos, karma, the illusion of time, overcoming evil, the Law of Attraction and life plans and free will.  Keep an open mind with me and listen to what message Garnet came away with for all of us.

  • Initiatic Eroticism & Tantric Temples
    Thu, Jul 18, 2013

    Don Traxler, translator of the work of Maria de Naglowska, deceased Russian occultist, mystic and founder of the Brotherhood of the Golden Arrow,  is with us tonight to discuss Maria's scope of work on the theme of Sex Magic or  Initiatic Eroticism and Other Occult Writings.  We'll talk about the Third Term of the Trinity, "hidden meanings" and the "importance of sex for the upliftment of humanity"  For more on Maria, she held conferences in Paris in the 1930sattended by many now famous avant-garde and notorious writers and artists of the day such as Julius Evola, Man Ray and Andre Breton.  She is the author of The Light of Sex, Advanced Sex Magic and The Sacred Rite of Magical Love.  Donald, a translator and student of the occult, living and calling from Uruguay, will enlighten us on her work. In the second half of the show, Peter Levenda, author of the beautiful coffee table book, Tantric Temples: Eros and Magic in Java is with us discussing how Tantra is one of the most misunderstood of the esoteric disciplines.  In order to get clear on the real nature of Tantric ritual and belief, Peter takes us to where it's still practiced and from where important Tantric teachings originated a thousand years ago - the island of Jave in present-day Indonesia.  We'll discover how Tantra influenced secret socieites, mystics, alchemists, Kabbalists and magicians for thousands of years and how human secuality became a metaphor and template for both spiritual transformation and themanipulation of reality; of how various sexual acts and psycho-biological states became the basis for comprehensive cosmology that incorporates every aspect of human experience.

  • Widowhood & Apparitions, Angels, Aliens & Prophecy
    Wed, Jul 03, 2013

    Carole Brody Fleet, author of Happily Even After and CEO of Widows Wear Stilletos is a recotnized leader and expert in the areas of grief and loss recovery for widows and widowers.  A regular guest on radio, tv and print, Carole is the recipient of the Embrace Life award and Board of Directors Outstanding Service Awards from the Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation.  We'll talk about how to honor one's past life without actually living in the past, how to move past the challenge of losing a loved one, how best for people to help others who've beed widowed, and she'll recommend some first steps to begin the healing journey. A bit of a departure for us tonight - Betsey Lewis, intuitive, earth mysteries investigator and author of Angels, Aliens and Prophecy:  The Connection will explain her insights on how a mass UFO sighting, such as the well documented one over Phoenix in 1997 is connected to the apparition of OUR LADY in Fatima, Portugal in 1917.  We'll get into what happened during her regression session recalling her and her mother's abduction, if people in Japan were warned about the impending tsunami by ETs, chem trails, crop circles and alien time jumpers.  Sounds right off the Sci-Fi Channel!  Sit back with a glass of wine and enjoy the show!

  • Feminine in Christian Mysticism/Goddess Mothering New Leader
    Fri, Jun 28, 2013

    Carl McColman is with us to discuss the hidden dimension of the Divine Feminine within Christian mysticism along with a perfect example of this in the personage of Julian of Norwich, Medieval Mystic, who wrote about the motherhood of God following a mystical vision she experienced in the year 1373.    We'll delve into why it's important mainstream Christians excavate this tradition of the Divine Feminine in their own history, both as a way of fostering positive relations between mainstream Christians and practioners of Goddess-centered paths, as well as in the interest of deconstructing the unhealthy patriarchy that continues to plague the mainstream church. In the second half of the show, Vrinda Puja, teacher on the Vedic influences on humanistic psychology, healing and social sciences and other Western disciplines, who has written on the need to bring Integral Yoga and Vedic principles into education, leadership and parenting so we might generate compassion for positive transformation in society discusses with me Goddesses Mothering Women, Goddess Mothern Women Wisdom Leaders and our Goddesses and Women Mothering Peace on Earth.

  • Anahita Persian Goddess/Power of Friendship
    Thu, Jun 20, 2013

    Sheda Vasseghi, contributor to the book, Anahita, Ancient Persian Goddess, discusses the Goddess, Anahita, and her role in ancient Iranian beliefs and her place in history and Iranianism or Aryan philsophy and the way of life better known as Zoroastrianism. Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show Mary Anne Radmacher discusses the importance of celebrating the power of friendship.  We'll delve deeper into a subject that is often overlooked - friendship.  Are you a good friend?  Why does there need to be a book about friendship?  Do women have problems being good friends?  What are real "best friends" and why you don't mention that in your book, US: Celebrating the Power of Friendship.

  • Working w/Crystals & Stones/42 Ideals of Maat
    Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    At the top of the hour, Lisa Corbel of Group of 5,will discuss lithotherapy, or working with stones and crystals.  She'll tell us how to care for our stones and how to know what stone or crystal is good for us. Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, Rev. Loreon Vigne of Isis Oasis Sanctuary and the Fellowship of Isis/Temple of Isis will discuss her new booklet, the 42 Ideals of Maat. and how they offer us a more concise template for living beyond the Golden Rule or Threefold Law.

  • Noam Chomsky/Layne Redmond on Voices of the Sacred Feminine
    Thu, Jun 06, 2013

    Tune in tonight as I chat with Noam Chomsky, noted philosopher, political critic, activist and long-time professor at MIT.  Noam has written extensively on politics, war, corporatism and the mass media.  Prof. Chomsky has been described as a prominent cultural fiture and he was voted the "world's top  public intellectual in 2005."  Topics might include:  His views on the role of feminism in today's society, government repression and our loss of civil liberties, including Obama's continuation of the Patriot Act.  What he thinks of the Affordable Health Care Act, his views on the distinction, if any, between Democrats vs Republicans. I'll inquire if  thinks Americans are being primed for a new war and what we as citizens can do to stem the tide of losing worker rights, voting rights, women's rights and the dumbing down of America. Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, Layne Redmond, beloved drummer and author of the book, When the Drummers Were Women, returns to tell us about her new project  - the Sacred Path of the Bee and the awakening of Bee Priestesses in contemporary times.

  • Real Name of God & Fr. Roy Bourgeois
    Fri, May 31, 2013

    Opening tonight's show, Rabbi Wayne Dosick, acclaimed best selling author will discuss his new book, The Real Name of God, that answers the question "Who is God?" and postulates vastly different and more expansive understandings of God so that we might transcend our modern divisive world.  He is the award-winning author of 8 books, including Living Judaism, Soul Judaism, 20-Minute Kabbalah and Golden Rules.  Rabbi Dosick has been described as "a rational intellect with the soul of a mystic." Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, we have returning to the show, Fr. Roy Bourgeois.  If you haven't heard of him, you'll want to know him.  Fr. Roy has courageously supported a woman's right to ordination and for that belief he's finally been excommunicated by the Vatican after being a Maryknoll priest for 45 years.  We'll discuss this decision which came down last November now that Roy is granting interviews once again.  We'll discuss the Womanpriests Movement and why he felt it was so important to stand on the side of the rightsof women,  equality and dignity than risk being de-frocked.  I'll also get his insights on how the Vatican can allow priests known to have molested children retain their position in the Church, while supporting women's rights is intolerable.  That's a question I'd love to lay at Pope Francis' door step.

  • Mary Magdalene & Matthew Fox on the Vatican, Pope & CIA
    Thu, May 23, 2013

    At the top of tonight's show, Prof. Anna Fedele, Visiting Fellow from the European University Institute in Florence and Research Fellow from Lisbon University Institute will discuss her new book, Looking for Mary Magdalene: Alternative Pilgrimage and Ritual Creativity at Catholic Shrines in France.  Sacred sites of Mary Magdalene, if she was really Jesus' wife and why the Church insisted on labeling her a prostitute will be discussed. Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, the noted Episcopal Minister, Matthew Fox, long ago excommunicated by the Vatican for his views on feminist spirituality and work with Native Americans, will discuss his book, The Pope's War and we'll delve into the various scandals in the church from their connection to the CIA, their involvement in sabotaging liberation theology, the Church's child molestation problem and of course, the new Pope.  

  • Egyptian Dream Temples & The Goddess Hera
    Thu, May 16, 2013

    Returning to the show by popular demand is Normandie Ellis discussing Egyptian dream temples, dream techniques and interpretations and texts of the "afterlife" as a collective unconsciousness and archetype. Next up is Bob Koenig sharing with us his extensive research into the Gnostic-Christian View of the Goddess Hera

  • Gaian Interconnection & Future of Public Myth/Andrew Gurevic
    Fri, May 10, 2013

     Professor Andrew Gurevich will discuss Gaian Interconnectivity and the Future of Public Myth - a sweeping subject that will include a chat about the Chauvet Cave and Goddess in the Upper Paleolithic era, the violent origins of patriarchal religion, Columbia and the history of the American Goddess and much, much more. You won't want to miss it!  

  • Connecting w/the Other Side & Awakening Shakti/ Yoga Goddess
    Tue, May 07, 2013

    Deborah Heneghan, a spiritual intuitive and energy counselor will discuss her new book, Closer Than You Think, the EasyGuide to Connecting with Loved Ones on the Other Side.  We'll learn how we can see the blessings and gifts even in difficult times like death.  What the difference between subtle signs and rock star moment when we connect with loved ones on the other side.  Can everyone connect with those who have passed through the veil?  Must you have faith to make these spiritual connections - and much more!  Tune in! Sally Kempton, writer of the popular Yoga Jounral Column "Wisdom" will discuss her book, Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga.  Sally will introduce us to the 11 Goddesses of Yoga and tell us how to meditate on them rather than the more traditional form of self-inauiry practice or meditation on consciousness itself.  We'll talk about what "shakti" actually means and the relationship between invoking the power of these goddesses and the pnenomenon of kundalini awakening in the human person.  Sacred Feminine will be defined according to Sally and she will get into aspects of the feminine power which is under-recognized in the West today that we can find in these goddesses.  Learn to access goddesses of the Hindo tant4ric tradition using these techniques.

  • Celebrating the Seasons & Sisters of the Extreme
    Thu, May 02, 2013

    At the top of the hour, beloved and respected community elder Selena Fox of Circle Sanctuary will discuss celebrating the cycles of the seasons and community.  Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, Michael Horowitz and/or Cynthia Palmer will discuss their book, Sisters of the Extreme, Women Writing on the Drug Experience, which captures the drug experiences of women from diverse times, social backgrounds and professions in memoir, fiction, poetry, song and art.  As listeners well know, there is a dearth of information out there on women's history of all kinds but this book details the mythic associations of ancient history and the rituals of indigenous peoples, through to the rampant opiate intocixation of the Victorian era, to the psychedelic pioneers, junkies and anthropologists of the 20th century - and more - all through the lens of women.   Yes, we'll get into their "after visions," revelations and the healing powers of sacred plants as the authors tell the effects, good and bad,  of opium, LSD, peyote, mushrooms and other forms of psychedelics.

  • Sex & the Intelligent Heart & Instant Healing
    Thu, Apr 18, 2013

    Opening the show tonight is Julie McIntyre, author of Sex and the Intelligence of the Heart.  From her website, Gaian Studies it is clear we have much in common and you will want to understand Julie's insights on sacred sexuality.  Tune in to hear why it is important to be intimate with oneself, how to talk to children about sexuality, how to get one's needs met and what it means to be an authentic and genuine human being.  Hear Julie's insights on the role of intimacy or the lack of it, in our relationships. At the crossroads of tonight's broadcast. Susan Shumsky will tellus how to transform our minds, body and emotions with her practice of Instant Healing.  She says in 5 minutes or less, using her powerful spiritual healing and affirmation methods that have proven effective for millions of people for the past 150 years, you can benefit too and change your life.  Tune in!

  • Living as Love & Spiritual Ecology
    Thu, Apr 11, 2013

    At the top of the show, Charlotte Cressey will lead us in a discussion titled Living As Love: Co-Creation of a Kind World Through an Embodied Vegan-Feminist Ethic.  We'll delve into the dominator paradigm that makes commodities of women, animals and Mother Earth and the myth of a humane animal agriculture.  We''ll get into the damage of sexually explicit media and how this is a symptom of this dominator patriarchal paradigm we're living in.  After this show you will be able to "connect the dots" and speak to anyone on these important and interrelated topics including learning ways to heal our bodies and the planet. Followed by John Michael Greer, author and Druid speaking about Spiritual Ecology.  We'll delve into JMG's views on genered spirituality, define Spiritual Ecology and "mystery teachings" and discuss creating our own reality.  You won't want to miss our discussion on what spiritual ecology teaches about magic and the future.  JMG is the author of Natural Magic,Mystery Teachings from the Living Earth, Spiritual Ecology, The New Encyclopedia of the Occult, The Druidry Handbook and the Druid Magic Handbook.  

  • Sexual Passion as Prayer & Psychedelic Mind
    Tue, Apr 09, 2013

    Tonight's show might easily be titled Everything You Always Wanted to know about Sacred Sex and Drug Use in Sacred Ritual...Dr. Tom Roberts, author of The Pschedelic Future of the Mind: Enhancing Cognition, Boosting Intelligence and Raising Values proposes bold new research directions and methodologies that advance what psychedelic research can become and how it can enhance our lives. We'll also be discussing his older book, Spiritual Growth and Entheogens: Psychoative Sacramentals and Human Transformation and I'll asking him about the use of hallucinogens in sacred ritual. Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, Caroline Muir, author of Tantra Goddess, chats about Sexual Consciousness and Passionate Prayer as we delve into how sexual education and Tantra Yoga are relevant to the Sacred Feminine, explore the nature of Shakti, Sexual Healing and Awakening and the Divine Feminine Institute for Men and Women.

  • Why Buildings Fell 9-11 & Understanding Reiki's Power
    Thu, Apr 04, 2013

    Tonight for your listening pleasure we will start off with a very controversial topic that might sound off-topic, but is it really?  Why the Buildings Fell on 9/11.  David Chandler, retired physics and math teacher for three decades got curious about how the buildings could have fallen on 9-11 after seeing videos. He drew on his knowledge and experience to analyze what he saw happening and he's going to share it with you.  Why isn't this off-topic for us?  Well, once one considers how history has been written by the conquerors, how patriarchy uses sexism, racism and worker exploitation to get what it wants, how Herstory has been subverted, how an administration can lie a country into a bogus war - then your mind opens to many possibilities and one has to have the courage to ask hard questions of the status quo and use critical thinking even when it leads to disturbing possibilities! Then in the second part of the show, Dominick James, author of The Reiki Man trilogy, will talk about the power of using Reiki.  We'll look at what it is, why some in the Church are so afraid of it and warn their congregants against using it.  We'll also discuss what Reiki can lead to and how it might help your life.

  • Bodies of the Gods/Cult of the Dead & Law of Agreement
    Fri, Mar 29, 2013

    Earl Lee, University Professor at Pittsburg State University and the author of numerous books and articles will discuss his book, From the Bodies of the Gods: Psychoactive Plants & the Cults of the Dead....The origins of modern religion in human sacrifice, ritual cannibalism, visionary intoxication, and the Cult of the Dead.¬† We'll explore -‚ÄĘ Explores ancient practices of producing sacred hallucinogenic foods and oils from the bodies of the dead for ritual consumption and religious anointing ‚ÄĘ Explains how these practices are deeply embedded in the symbolism, theology, and sacraments of modern religion, specifically Christianity and the Eucharist * These practices continued openly into the Dark Ages, when they were suppressed and adapted into the worship of saintly bones--or continued in secret by a few ‚Äúheretical‚ÄĚ sects, such as the Cathars and the Knights Templar. While little known today, these rites remain deeply embedded in the symbolism, theology, and sacraments of modern religion and bring a much more literal meaning to the church‚Äôs ‚ÄúHoly Communion‚ÄĚ Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, we have author Tony Burroughs, author of The Law of Agreement helping us discover the true power of intention.¬† Learn about intentional living and how when we lend our agreement to a belief, we reinforce it and make it stronger.¬† Tony will tell us about the opportunity in adversity and what happens when we don't get what we want.¬† Tony is a storyteller and co-founder of The Intenders of the Highest Good, a grassroots community movement with Intenders Circles in countries across the globe. ¬†

  • Spring Ostara Meditation
    Tue, Mar 26, 2013

    As has become the Spring tradition, I share with listeners my Spring Ostara Meditation which can be used throughout the season.  The Spring Meditation is intended to raise awareness of this budding season of abundance and fertility, as well as suggest religious tolerance and show how we might find common ground with progressive Christianity.  

  • Messiah of 10,000 Names/Magna Mata Palm Sunday Presentation
    Mon, Mar 25, 2013

    Our Messiah of Ten Thousand Names - Presented onMagna Mater Palm Sunday @ the¬† Goddess Temple of Orange County.Within Judeo-Christian tradition, Palm Sunday traditionally commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover. The gospels record the arrival of Jesus riding into the city on a donkey, while the crowds spread their cloaks and palm branches on the street to honor him as their long-awaited Messiah and King.¬† But long before the new religion of Christianity arose, The Great Mother was celebrated in the ancient world at this season of spring by carrying in procession the branches of palms, pines and other trees.¬†¬† Herstory records a Creatrix and Messiah ‚Äď‚ÄúShe of Ten Thousand Names‚ÄĚ‚ÄĒfar, far older than the deities of Judaism, Christianity, Islam and other more recent religions.So today I humbly take on the role of contemporary bard and prophetess to reclaim the Herstory, of the long-awaited return of the Great She, Goddess, our female Messiah of Ten Thousand Names, and we will together vision the prophecies attached to that coming, because that is the Goddess wayHow might life be different with the Divine Feminine or Goddess birthed at the center of the world, particularly for women and our like-minded brothers, without the domination of Patriachary's clenched fists?¬†

  • Sacred Space of Divine Feminin/Ireland's Spiritual Heritage
    Thu, Mar 14, 2013

    Returning to the show is priestess Amalya Peck of the Goddess Studio of Escondido, CA discussing the importance of Sacred Space and how to create it. In the second half of the show, Judith Nilan takes us to the Emerald Isle of Eire or Ireland as we discuss Beyond a Legacy of Leprechauns - The Power and Promise of Ireland's Spiritual Heritage.  What in the world do we mean?  We'll be discussing the Celts and theTuatha De Danann, the indigenous spiritual ancestors of Ireland and their wisdom traditions.  Judith will give us tips on finding our spiritual heritage and manifesting our sacred nature.

  • Normandie Ellis & Constance Tippett
    Fri, Mar 01, 2013

    At the top of the hour, returning to the show, Normandie Ellis to discuss her book Imagining the World into Existence: A Manual of Egyptian Consciousness.  We'll discuss the Egyptians' understanding of Natural Law, how they defined magic, and why 5,000 year old Egyptian magic is still relevant today.  We'll delve into connectons between early Hebrew and Christian cultures with Egyptians and what Egyptian books of the afterlife tell us about their understanding of the spiritual world. Next up is Constance Tippett, artist extraordinaire, and creatrix of the Goddess Timeline and superb reproductions of Goddess artifacts chats about the influence of art and connection with spirituality of Goddess.

  • Elders Patrick McCollum & Selena Fox, Sacred Feminine Clergy
    Fri, Feb 22, 2013

    One of the most high profile Pagans and Goddess Advocates in the country, Rev. Patrick McCollum, returns to the show to update us on his latest work around the world bringing the voice and ideals of the Sacred Feminine into the mainstream and other cultures and religions. In the second half of the show, Elder Foremother Selena Fox of Circle Sanctuary will chat about Pagan Religious Freedom and the related work of Lady Liberty League and Circle Sanctuary.

  • How Aphrodite will always Defeat Christianity - D. Hillman
    Fri, Feb 15, 2013

    Back with us this Valentine's Day, we have fan favorite, Dr. David Hillman, author of The Chemical Muse and Original Sin: Sex, Drugs & the Church.  For our Valentine's Day Show, David will talk about how Aphrodite will always defeat Judeo-Christianity as well as continuing our discussion on the difference in how the ancients viewed the gods and our contemporary misunderstanding of the gods of ancient Greece and Rome - Part 2.  We began this conversation on Dec 27 if you'd like to hear Part 1.  Appropriate for Valentine's Day, we'll delve into the power of desire, or Aphrodite, and why, no matter how hard they try, Judeo-Christianity will never defeat Her.

  • Women of Bible/M Rasmusson & Bast, Cat Goddess/L. Iles
    Fri, Feb 08, 2013

    Join us as Maxine Rasmusson discussed the Women of the Bible, why they're important, stories that got left out of the Bible we should know about and the Men of the Bible and their mixed messages that have omitted women's leadership and silenced the female gender within the Church. Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, a really fresh new topic, particularly for the cat lovers out there - compliments of Priestess Linda Iles of the Fellowship of Isis:  Bast, Cat Goddess of Ancient Egypt, the title of her new book.  We'll chat about all the things you want to know about Bast, including if she had a consort, what role She played in ancient Egyptian mysteries, Her role in the Otherworld, Her priestesses, the earliest known physical evidence of Bast and Her original form...and much, much more.  

  • Feng Shui/Goddess/Laura Carillo & Iron Butterflies/B. Regine
    Thu, Jan 31, 2013

    At the top of the show, Birute Regine will discuss Iron Butterfly Power Circles - How to Start a Revolution in Your Living Room!  So important now is women remembering their power and women becoming agents of change.  Learn about these circles of empowerment, support and healing you can form in your own community using Iron Butterfly Power Circles as a template. Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, Laura Carillo of The Goddess Show discusses her energy work, including Feng Shui and how it aligns with Goddess Spirituality and sacred partnerships.  Learn how you can harnass the energies of Nature and make them work for you to improve your life and relationships. 

  • Pagans & Politics/Gus diZerega&Healing Power of Sacred Woman
    Fri, Jan 25, 2013

    At the top of the show Gus diZerega,  whose first book was on democratic political theory and practice, his second, Pagans and Christians: The Personal SpiritualExperience and his next, Faultlines: The Culture War and the Return of the Divine Feminine, will chat with me about one of my favorite subjects - the connection between Goddess Spirituality and Paganism with politics.  Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, I have with me Christine Page, author of the new book, The Healing Power of the Sacred Woman discussing our topic: The Awakening of Women to their Sacred Purpose.  Just some of the issues we'll discuss are why women lose their identity, sacred sexuality, the definition of fertility, when most women are most intuitive, some reasons behind the onset of breast cancer and what changes might be possible if women reconnected to their sacred identity.

  • Global Ascendence w Donna Henes&The Maltese Goddess
    Fri, Jan 04, 2013

    Urban Shaman and Priestess Queen Mama Donna Henes will discuss... Global Ascendence and how the New Era we are entering is the re-empowerment of the Feminine Divine.  Also, the role of women as activists, how protest is good for you,  how patriarchy is gaining a feminine mask, including those who use Goddess as a patriarchal over-lay. - and refocusing our energy on health, creativity, and spirituality.  Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, Catherine Tucker, author of The Maltese Dreamer will discuss Mystic Malta and the Mother Goddess.  Conversation will include Canaanite mythology, the use of the Hypogeum, what we know about the Neolithic temples of Malta and we'll speculate on the Sleeping Lady.  

  • Women's Empowerment Today&Misunderstanding the Gods
    Fri, Dec 28, 2012

    Join us tonight as I chat with Delphine DeMore to discuss Women's Empowerment for the 21st Century, including such topics such as why women still don't feel equal, how the myth of "sameness" limits both genders, the devaluation of female strengths, the necessity of mothering skills for morality, culture, emotional maturity and relationships and the strengths of women that facilitate change - and much, much more - including an examination of Gloria Steinam's call for a "Revolution from Within." Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, returning is Dr. David Hillman, a show favorite, discussing how contemporary people misunderstand the gods and how their relationship with the gods is different than people in ancient times - Part 1.  Conversation resumes on Valentine's Day 2013.

  • Harmful Sexist God Talk & Mysteries of the Ancient Past
    Fri, Dec 21, 2012

    Returning to the show is progressive Christian blogger, Jeanette Clancy, author of God is Not Three Guys discussing Harmful Sexist God Talk: The Imaginery Lord God and the connection between girls used as sex objects, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, sexism and sexist God-talk. Switching gears in the second part of the show, Glen Kreisberg, editor of the anthology The Mysteries of the Ancient Past, due out this fall, will share with listeners his exploration of the evolution of human consciousness, civilization and technology.  Some topics will include how modern science is aligning with ancient wisdom, how higher consciousness may explain many mysteries of our ancient past, the resurgence of elemental shamanism - and much more.

  • Selena Fox/Pagan Roots of Xmas/New Years & Stacy Boorn
    Fri, Dec 14, 2012

    Elder Priestess and Foundress of Circle Sanctuary, Prs. Selena Fox, make her annual seasonal return to the show to discuss old and new ways to celebrate Yuletide and the pagan Winter Solstice roots of Christmas and New Year's traditions. In the second half of the show, Pastor Stacy Boorn from Herchurch and the annual feminist conference in San Francisco returns to the show.

  • Genevieve Vaughan/Gift Economy & Sacred Water/K Ravenwood
    Fri, Dec 07, 2012

    Genevieve Vaughan, Foundress of the Sekhmet Temple outside Las Vegas, NV discusses in tonight's theme, GiftEconomy: a maternal economy that is the source of communication and creativity. From the cradle to the corporation, the denial of nurturing is the problem with our present economy and our culture: our psychology and our spirituality.  Among other aspects of the topic will be how the gift economy is the economic structure of what we call morality. Its culture is made of the ideas and values coming from nurturing instead of exchange. The economy of peaceful societies of the future is a moneyless gift economy.  Tune in to hear more about this alternative to male dominated patriarchal society where we are all prey to corporations and capitalism.  Can we liberate ourselves from commercialization and consumerism this season?  Can we switch on gratitude and giving instead? Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, Kathryn Ravenwood aka Raven, discusses her book How to Create Sacred Water: A Guide to Rituals and Practices.  Included in our interview will be how to create sacred water, how water recovers from pollution such as in the recent hurricanes and using water altars.

  • Layne Redmond - Dreaming Awake the Gods/Goddess of Brazil/
    Fri, Nov 30, 2012

    A special show interviewing Layne Redmond's project, Axe' Arixa: Dreaming Awake the Gods and Goddesses of Brazil, an illuminated film transmitting the dance, drumming and chants of the Orixas and their living presence in modern Brazilian culture. the tradition of candomble preserves the ancient role of powerful priestesses along with priests in service to both goddesses and gods.  The most oldest terreiros, spiritual complexes, in Bahia, Brazil are headed by priestesses. The music of the entire world has been invluenced by the music of Africa, yet the African religious traditions that created the source of this are suppressed and not recognized in the same way that other religious traditions are.  In the US it was stamped out as voodoo and devil worship, even as the rhythmic and remodic structures became the roots of jazz, funk, rock, rhythm and blues, and formed the heart of popular dance.  What would our lives  be without these rhythms?  Hear some here tonigh!

  • End of Male Dominance & Meredith Smith/DreamWorkers
    Thu, Nov 29, 2012

    Hanna Rosin, author of The End of Men  discusses the rise of women and signals pointing to the end of male dominance and a rise in women's power and influence.  Hanna discusses what demographic is having the most trouble with the new normal and today's economy, the trend of successful "see-saw" marriages/partnerships, and why some men say women are no longer women.  Lots more, including why women still have to carefully negotiate so as not to be seen as too assertive. Switching subjects entirely, Meredity Smith, author of Dreamworkers Behind the Veil: Night Shift Dreams will discuss her 35 years of working in the realm of dreams....An intuitive reader of dreams, images, spirits and energy, Meredith gives us insight into the power of the astral realms and how we can use dreams to enhance our lives and discover our personal soul's journey - past, present and future.

  • Shackling the Feminine & Leadership w Z Budapest
    Thu, Nov 22, 2012

    At the top of the show, Anne Preciado-Rich, author of My 333rd Life on Planet Earth - Secrets from the 9th Dimension discusses how envy and awe have shackled the Sacred Feminine and women's sexuality.  In our discussion we'll delve into the little known origins of today's attitude toward women and sex and what caused men, who once revered women, to change their attitude toward women and sexuality.   We'll discuss the negative effects of the repression of women and sexuality, how the ancient viewed birth control and Eve's apple - once viewed as a symbol of immortality.  And what does all that have to do with a book by this title! In the second half of the show, Foremother and Elder, Z. Budapest discusses leadership.

  • Memoir of a Priestess/Aphrodite Clergy Then & Now
    Thu, Nov 15, 2012

    Tonight the theme of priestessing threads throughout the show to weave a lovely tapestry.  First, Prof. Anne Key, former caretaker of the Sekhmet Temple in Indian Springs, outside Las Vegas, NV, discusses her book, Memoir of a Priestess.  We'll chat about this ancient role being revived in contemporary times. Continuing that thread, Priestess of Aphrodite, Laurelei Black is back with us in Part II of our discussion about the Goddess of Life, Love and Beauty.  We'll discuss the models of initiation shown to us by Aphrodite, including the lessons of Adonis and Psyche.  Roles of the priest/ess in ancient and modern times round out our Show Topic:  Initiation and Priestesshood

  • Rae Abileah - Beauriful Trouble - Electing Change
    Thu, Nov 08, 2012

    HANG ON TONIGHT.....it's going to be a wild ride of Women Power with Rae Abileah discussing the book, Beautiful Trouble.  Rae brings her background in anti-war and environmental organizing to our show topic, Electing Change; People Powered Activism, about beautiful grass-roots troublemaking, feminist action tools and fresh tactics for changing the world and making it a better place.   We might have won the election last night but we cannot go to sleep again.  We have to roll up our sleeves and Rae is going to give us some ideas to channel our passion to change the world into one that's one of partnership, fairness, equality and peace.  

  • Chivalry Today & D Hillman/Original Sin: Sex, Drugs & Church
    Wed, Oct 31, 2012

    Kerr Cuhulain will be with us discussing Chivalry in the Modern World and the relationship with Wiccans, namely, how Wiccans can use their beliefs to teach others how to live in harmony with Mother Earth and Father Nature.  Talk will include how the Wiccan community has changed and explain the significance of that shift.  Magic, chivalry, warrior archetypes in the future andmuch more. Returning to the show tonight is one of the most beloved and controversial of our guests - Dr. David Hillman, discussing his new book, Original Sin:  Sex, Drugs and the Church.  Tune in and hold on to your seat!

  • GMOs/Genetically Modified Food & Alchemy of Jesus & Osiris
    Thu, Oct 25, 2012

    At the top of the show Pamm Larry will discuss GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, or genetically engineered foods and why it is so important to have these labeled so that we know what we're buying, feeding our kids and consuming - a right that should supersede any corporate rights to a nontransparent profit! Alfred Sylvester, a nuclear engineer whose avocation for 40 years has been researching The Philosopher's Stone, discusses the connection between Jesus, Osiris and alchemy.  We'll also delve into if Jesus was a myth or a man,  what is alchemy really, his theories on Genesis and Goddess, the 16 month process to create the Philosopher's Stone and what it all has to do with the Osirian religion and Christianity!  Hold on to your seat for an interesting conversation!  

  • Pagan Roots of Christianity/Stifyn Emrys/Agapi Stassinopoulo
    Thu, Oct 11, 2012

    Join us as Stifyn Emrys, veteran journalist, author and educator discusses the Pagan Roots of Christianity, inclusing the pagan practices appropriated by monotheism, Egyptian and Mesopotamian influences, pagan language in monotheism, linguistic and numerical correspondences, magick in Judeo-Christian practice, concepts of the afterlife and moral/ethical concepts. Followed by Agapi Stassinopoulos, author of Unbinding the Heart, A Dose of Greek Wisdom, Generosity and Unconditional Love.  Agapi previously penned Conversations with the Goddesses and Gods and Goddesses in Love.  She is a frequent blogger for The Huffington Post and has spoken about health and well-being for The Spirit of Women organization.

  • Sacred Salon with Karen and Samantha/Astroflash with Flash
    Fri, Oct 05, 2012

    Enjoy our monthly Sacred Salon.  First up tonight is Flash Silvermoon sharing her Astro Flash.  We asked her to give some insight into how she things the election will turn out, so tune in to find out! Joining me tonight after Flash and her astrological predictions is Samantha Sage.  Sam, one of the Sacred Sunday priestesses will partner with me to create some sacred space as we do ritual on the radio with our theme: Learning and Knowledge - A Path to Goddess Wisdom.  Enjoy the message, insight and meditation.   

  • Goddess on Earth/Goddess Art & A Subservient Husband Speaks
    Thu, Sep 27, 2012

    At the top of tonight's show, Lisa Levart discusses her book, Goddess on Earth, awarded the 2012 Gold Nautilus Book Award in the photography/art category for it's deeply moving portraits and personal statements of over 70 women bringing contemporary significance to some of history's more ancient sacred myths.    For ten years Lisa photographed the powerful interplay between images of women, reproductions of classical Goddess sculptures and the archetypes they draw upon. In the second half of the show, Blogger SH,  will discuss Breaking Away from Egalitarianism & Living Life as a Subservient Husband.  Yes, SH, who has asked that we protect his identidy is the real deal and chooses this lifestyle for himself.  Tune in and hear about this new archetype for contemporary men.

  • What Color is Your Candle? Politics and Spirituality
    Tue, Sep 25, 2012

    What Color is Your Candle?  That is a metaphor of course.  Do you know the consequences of your coices?  Are you thinking about where you're directing your energy and will?  Have you taken stock to be sure you've reconciled your spirituality and your politics?  Or are you enabling those who don't have your back to oppress or devalue you?  Do you really know who has your back?  Who has your economic and spiritual interests at heart? Important questions.  I invite you to listen with an open heart and mind. A chat with Rev. Dr. Karen Tate

  • Kwan Yin - Compassionate Warrior Queen w/Karen Tate
    Tue, Sep 25, 2012

    No doubt you've heard of Kwan Yin, Goddess of Compassion, but have you looked behind her veil?  Do you know she is associated with justice, boundaries, peace, sacred rage and social justice?  Listen tonight as we look beneath the surface, hidden you might say, in plain sight, and discover the Kwan Yin you have yet to meet.  A chat with Rev. Dr. Karen Tate

  • Recovery Thru Goddess / Gloria Feldt - Women & Power
    Thu, Sep 20, 2012

    At the top of tonight's show, Licia Berry will discuss Reclaiming our Sacredness:  Recovery from Sexual Abuse through the Sacred Feminine.  Licia will help listeners understand how to embody the feminine, to see the connection between the feminine and creativity, and changing patterns of sexual abuse.  Also, overcoming low self esteem and being told you're "trash," difficult wounds from the mother-daughter relationship, masculine healing and knowing ourselves as sacred. Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show we have with us Gloria Feldt, renowned activist, former CEO of Planned Parenthood and author of NO Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power discussing women's empowerment.

  • Aphrodite's Myths & Symbols - Secret Clubs of the Plutocracy
    Thu, Sep 13, 2012

    At the top of tonight's show Laurelei Black, author and priestess of Aphrodite discusses "Liminality & Initiation in Aphrodite's Myths & Symbols" - just what is liminality and in particular Aphrodite's liminality.   We'll delve into the idea of sex without pollution, how Aphrodite is associated with love, sleep and death, her symbols and Adonis and the sharing of the pomegranate. Then we have returning to the show, William Kennedy, writer, speaker and documentarian, guest on television and radio, including The Learning Channel, The Discovery Channel and Biography Channel discussing networks of Kabals and Elite groups of patriarchy's plutocracy, such as the Skull & Bones - and where Mitt Romney fits into all this secrecy.

  • Things We Don't Talk About/Red Tent & Family Bliss Now
    Thu, Sep 06, 2012

    At the top of the show tonight we have documentary filmmaker, Isadora Leidenfrost , discussing her upcoming film, "Things We Don't Talk About: Women's Voices from the Red Tent."  Isadora creates documentary films about embedded culture and spiritual traditions.  We'll discuss the Red Tent movement and her upcoming documentary film. She is followed by popular spiritual blogger, Teza Lord, discussing her upcoming book, Family Bliss Now - A Holistic Approach to Global Transformation...One Blended Family At a Time.  Teza inspires us to learn to bring balance and healing to any nurturing relationship, especially within today's "blended" or non-traditional, non-nuclear families.  Some of our topics will be about Nurturing the Self, Nurturing Others and Global Nurturing.

  • Sexism in the Media & M. Bacon/Mary & Goddess of Ephesus
    Thu, Aug 23, 2012

    Clare Breshahan, Programs Director for She Should Run programs, manager of Women's Campaign Fund, and Girl Scouts will discuss Sexism in the Media.  Why is this a huge problem for women in office ?  Sexist language and the effect on voters, candidates, women considering running for office. Melanie Bacon is up next to discuss her book, Mary and the Goddess of Ephesus.  She gives us insight into what happened to Mary, mother of Jesus after the crucifixion, the siblings of Jesus, why Mary is called a vifgin,  and all the many women of that time named MARY - what's up with that anyway?  And of course, we'll discuss Mary's association with Artemis, Isis, Athena and Aphrodite!

  • Mormonism, Goddess & Women - Mercy for Animals
    Thu, Aug 16, 2012

    Elizabeth Quick joins us at the top of the show to discuss being a 7th generation Mormon.  We'll delve into Mormon feminism, including the Mormon suffragettes and the first women to vote in the United States.  We'll talk about Mormon mysticism and their use of etheogens, the Mormon Goddess and Mormon women's spirituality.  She'll shed light on the hostility toward women of that time that seems to remain today.  If time allows, chat about Liz's Bee Priestess book project and Essie Parrish, a famous CA Indian shaman. Matt Rice joins us in the second half of the show to discuss the work of Mercy for Animals, a national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies.  We'll discuss MFA's undercover investigations of animal abuse and the parallels between the exploitation of women and girls for sex and the exploitation of female animals for milk, eggs and breeding.  

  • Inanna/Women Writing Their Stories & Aztec & Mayan Goddesses
    Fri, Aug 10, 2012

    At the top of the show tonight, Cass Dalglish will chat with me on the theme of Inanna and Humming the Blues - Women Have Been Writing Their Stories for More Than 4000 Years.  We'll discuss Enheduanna, the female Sumerian writer from ancient times and her association with the Goddess, Inanna.  Learn why both are so important.   Cass is a fiction writer and prose poet who has worked in broadcast journalism.  She was the invited speaker during the museum session of a conference entitled Inanna - Live at the British Museum in 2007. Prof. Anne Key will follow in the second half of the show, sharing her scholarship and insight on what I believe are little understood Aztec Goddesses and the Ritual Calendar, particularly as it relates to women.

  • Sacred Salon/Ritual on the Radio w/Karen & Sam & Astroflash
    Fri, Aug 03, 2012

    Sacred Salon start each month with a report from Flash Silvermoon telling us what the Cosmos has cooked up for us in the coming weeks.  Then we begin our Ritual on the Radio.  Karen and Sam team up and present a monthly Sacred Salon.  Tonight's theme is Pruning Your Divine Tree - in other words, taking a look at what no longer works in your life and pruning it away.  Maybe it's toxic people, bad habits, or phobias.  Tune in and learn more ways Goddess Inspired Living can enrich your life! 

  • Rosemary Radford Ruether/Ecofeminism & Women Save the World!
    Fri, Jul 27, 2012

    Scholar Rosemary Radford Ruether, author of Gaia and God and Ecofeminism: Globilization and World Religions will discuss EcoFeminism.  We'll chat about  the relationship between ecology and feminism, ecology and theology in religions such as Islam, Judaism and Buddhism.  If you ever wondered how the idea of ecofeminism developed, Rosemary will give us insight.  In the second half of the show, Caroline Shearer, founder of Absolute Love Publishing, whose mission is to create and publish projects promoting goodness in the world, will discuss a topic familiar to readers - Women Will Save the World.  Caroline is also the author of Dead End Date, Love like God: Embracing Unconditional Love, Raise Your Vibration: Tips and Tools for High-Frequency Life.

  • Flash Silvermoon w/Astroflash and Farm Animal Rights
    Fri, Jul 20, 2012

    Tune in with us tonight as Flash Silvermoon tells us what the cosmic forces have cooked up for us this month in her Astroflash!  We're supposed to be in for a wild ride! In the second half of the show, Michael Weber, Program diector of Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) will give us some insights into Which Animals are Friends and Which Are Food and Why?    

  • Joan Marler/Gorgons & Lierre Keith/Deep Green Resistance
    Fri, Jul 13, 2012

    At the top of the show, Joan Marler, Founder and Executive Director of the Institute of Archaeomythology will discuss Gorgons, a class she teaches at CIIS, SFO. Following Joan, we have with us the controversial Lierre Keith, writer, small farmer and radical feminist activist.  She is the author of The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice and Sustainability which has been called "the most important ecological book of this generation."  She's is also the co-author with Derrick Jensen and Aric McBay,of Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet.  Lierre believes to save the planet, we need a serious resistance movement that can bring down the industrial economy.

  • Sacred Salom/Ritual on the Radio w/Karen & Samantha
    Fri, Jul 06, 2012

    Join Samantha Sage and I for our Ritual on the Radio, when we carve out a brief period of time to connect with the Divine Feminine each month and learn about Her ideals which will help us transform ourselves and the world!  Our theme tonight is Freedom and Liberation, honoring the Goddesses Themis, Lady Freedom and Lady Libertas.

  • Lynn Andrews/Ancient Teachings&Amy Levin/Religious Movements
    Fri, Jun 29, 2012

    First up on tonight's show is NY Times bestselling author of 20 books, Author of The Medicine Woman Series, LYNN ANDREWS, discussing her new book, Coming Full Circle - Ancient Teachings for a Modern World. Followed by scholar Amy Levin, contributor to The Revealer; A Daily Review of Religion and Media who is a practicising feminist discussing  contemporary religious movements in the US and the intersection of liberal religion and feminist theology, with an eye toward Kabbalah, and the Shekinah.

  • Goddess in Arab World/A Logan-The White Goddess/W.Kennedy
    Wed, Jun 27, 2012

    First up tonight is Amy Logan, author of the new book, The Seven Perfumes of Sacrifice, a thriller about the search for the origins of honor killing and the Divine Feminine in the Arab world.  In doing research for this fiction book, Amy discovers a lot about women's issues and Goddess within Arab culture she shares with listeners. Next is William Kennedy discussing The White Goddess, Robert Graves, Maria Gimbutas, the Aryan invasion and the Goddess worship of the Celts.  We get a little side-tracked with politics, but it's all fun and interesting!

  • Shaeri Richards/Loving Yourself & Aleya Dao/Feminine Healing
    Wed, Jun 20, 2012

    At the top of the hour tonight, join me to hear Shaeri Richards, author of Dancing With Your Dragon: The Art of Loving Your Unlovable Self teach us how to reclaim our personal power through the practice of unconditional love.  Shaeri tells us how to use our Magic Mirror for self-growth and development. In a similar spirit, we will continue our topic of self-healing and development as Aleya Dao, master sound and energy healer teaches us how with her powerful music and sound, in alignment with the Sacred Feminine, helps us meditate and heal our deepest wounds.

  • Fr Paul Smith/Calling God Mother- Sera Beak/The Red Book
    Fri, Jun 15, 2012

    At the top of the hour we have Fr. Paul Smith, pastor of Broadway Baptist Church discussing his book Is It Okay to Call God "Mother" - Considering the Feminine Face of God.¬† Paul Smith challenges the church to biblical fidelity and justice in its worship language.¬† We'll also ask him to discuss the chapter in his book his publisher made him leave out of his most recent book, Integral Christianity-The Spirit's Call to Evolve, entitled "Leading Change and Causing Trouble" Wrapping up the show tonight is Sera Beak, The New York Times called her one of the new ‚Äúrole models‚ÄĚ for her generation.¬† She‚Äôs the author of The Red Book: A Deliciously Unorthodox Approach to Igniting Your Divine Spark and the forthcoming book, Red Hot and Holy: A Heretic‚Äôs Love Story.¬† NOTE:¬† Sophia banner below is the work of noted scholar and artist Lydia Ruyle.

  • Sacred Salon/Ritual on the Radio w/Flash Silvermoon & Karen
    Thu, Jun 07, 2012

    Flash Silvermoon delivers this month's Astroflash to let us know what the celestial bodies are cookin' up for us this month, including discussion the the Venus transit, marking an increased energy of the Sacred Feminine in the cosmos. Afterward, tune in and take part in our Sacred Salon or Ritual on the Radio with a theme of Good Fortune, Good Luck and our Real Bounty.  Samantha Sage, Sacred Sunday priestess delivers a lovely meditation.

  • Bill Moore/Isis/Religious Renaissance&Amy Peck/Manifestation
    Fri, Jun 01, 2012

    At the top of the hour, William Moore of the Ressurect Isis website will discuss the role of Isis in a needed religious renaissance which may lead toward a new age of enlightenment. In the second half of the show, Amalya Peck of the Goddess Studio in Escondido, CA will discuss Magic and Manifestation.

  • Diane Wolkstein/Inanna & Karen Tate/Goddess Ecology
    Fri, May 25, 2012

    Tonight your host, that's me, Karen Tate, will have a long-overdue What's the Buzz Segment called Goddess Ecology discussing why religion fears women and a vision beyond the fultures of capitalism and big corporations destroying Mother Earth and our quality of life. Also with us tonight, prolific author and scholar Diane Wolkstein has chosen the show topic:  Inanna, Spiritual Warrior, Approaching the God of Wisdom.  We;'ll delve into Inanna's myth, deciphering Sumerian cuneiform tablets of Inanna's texts, telling Inanna to Joseph Campbell and how to wrest wisdom from our elders.  Diane will read some of the text of "who will plow my volva?" with appropriate context in the Inanna myth as well as the underlying message of Inanna which is compassion.

  • Jean Houston/Rise of Feminine Wisdom & Gail McMeekin
    Fri, May 18, 2012

    At the top of the hour we have author, Gail McMeekin, President of Creative Success, LLC discussing her new books, 12 Secrets of Highly Creative and Successful Women.  Learn how to take your talents and gifts and utilize them to their fullest potential.  Gail's advice has graced the pages of Redbook, The Boston Globe, Health and Investor's Business Daily. In the second half of the show, philosopher, national treasure, scholar, visionary, UNICEF advisor, noted author, Foremother and Wayshower, the inspirational, Jean Houston returns to Voices of the Sacred Feminine discussing The Worldwide Rise of Feminine Wisdom.  You won't want to miss her insights, wisdom and advice.  As she says, we are living in the most important time in human history.

  • Layne Redmond & Ava Park
    Fri, May 11, 2012

    At the top of the show, Layne Redmond, author and drummer extraordinaire returns to the show to discuss her work, including her non-profit to archive all her slides of ancient frame drummers and her hope to create an online virtual museum of this work.  We'll talk about her desire to preserve women's history and make it available to women the world over. In the second half of the show, also returning to VSF, we have Ava Park, founder and center-holder of the Goddess Temple of Orange County in Irvine, CA discussing Transgender Spirituality..

  • Sacred Salon/Ritual on the Radio w/Karen Tate & Astroflash
    Fri, May 04, 2012

    At the top of the show, hear astrologer Flash Silvermoon give her Astroflash, a heads up about the movement of the celestial bodies in the heavens that affect us here on Mother Earth. Then we will begin our monthly sacred salon, ritual on the radio, where we carve out sacred space on the airwaves together, sharing universal truths and working on living a Goddess-inspired life.  Tune in with us and remember who you are and learn the values and ideals of the Sacred Feminine.

  • Barbara Walker & Barbara Marx Hubbard
    Fri, Apr 27, 2012

    What a dynamic duo on the show tonight!  The two Barbaras!  First up is Foremother and Wayshower, feminist, author and scholar, Barbara Walker, talking about her latest book, Man Made God.  We'll delve into all things related to the Bible Morality, including if Jesus was ethical, as well as rape, slavery, killing, deaths, including killings ordered by God, women in the New Testament, silliness and which commandments we prefer. At the bottom of the show, we have on the show for the first time, Barbara Marx Hubbard discussing her newest book., her movie, Visions of a Universal Humanity and the Foundation for Conscious Evolution.

  • Iron Butterflies/Women Transform Themselves & Asphodel Long
    Wed, Apr 18, 2012

    At the top of the hour Birute Regine discussed her book, Iron Butterflies:  Women Transforming Themselves & The World.  Learn what she means by iron butterflies, what revolution is hidden in plain sight and radical vulerability. Later in the show, scholar Lydia Ruyle pays tribute to foremother and wayshower, author, Asphodel Long.

  • 2012 Predictions & Lost Years of Jesus/Mystery Traditions
    Fri, Apr 13, 2012

    At the top of the show listen to Roar Sheppard, master of the art of Danjeon treacher of the 8 Most Important Things here to discuss his new book, The Universe Speaks: The Love & Pain of 2012 - 2025.  If you've felt like things aren't normal, you're not alone.  2012 is about change for the individual, society and the planet.  Tune in and hear what solutions Roar recommends to ride out the change and transformation.  Hear the predictions Roar received from Universal entities. Followed by Trish McCannon discussing her new book  Jesus: The Explosive Story of the 30 Lost Years & Ancient Mystery Traditions   Yes, we'll talk about the potential connection between Jesus and Osiris and Mary Magdalene with Isis!     

  • Sacred Salon/Ritual on the Radio w/Karen Tate & Astroflash
    Fri, Apr 06, 2012

    Tune in tonight and share sacred space with me as I perform ritual on the radio!  Do you remember who you are?  Would you like to carve out some sacred space for yourself?  Learn some universal truths and Goddess ideals?  Then I hope you'll tune in.  As an added feature of our monthly Sacred Salon, enjoy Flash Silvermoon's Astroflash giving us a heads up on what's happening in the heavens and how that might effect our everyday lives.  Please leave your comments about the show!

  • Taking Religious Pluralism Seriously & Religious Tolerance
    Fri, Mar 30, 2012

    At the top of tonight's show Prof. Barbara McGraw, Director for the Center for Engaged Religious Pluralism, discusses The American Founders & the Role of Religious Pluralism in American Public Life, along with her book, Taking Religious Pluralism Seriously. In the second half of the show, we have returning to the show a favorite guest, Patrick McCollum, discussing religious tolerance and the lack there of in the public arena.  Patrick will update us on his work in the field on this important subject.

  • Healing from Trauma of War/Mythic & Heroic Feminine
    Fri, Mar 23, 2012

    At the top of the show tonight I'll interview Danica Anderson, certified clinical criminal justice specialist and author of Blood and Honey: The Secret Herstory of Women - specifically South Slavic Women's Experiences in a World of Modern-Day Territorial Warfare - How daughters, mothers and grandmothers heal their communiites and circumvent another century of wars.  We'll also discuss KOLO Trauma Treatment and Training in Bosnia and across the globe and her Blood and Honey series of workshops, seminars and trainings that helps women heal from catastrophic trauma. At the bottom of the show, Leigh McCloskey, author, artist and actor, founder and creator of The Sophia Temple aka Hieroglyph of the Human Soul in Malibu, CA will discuss the Heroic and Mythic Feminine as Revealed in Art, Tarot and Visual Philosophy.  A contemporary Renaissance Man, Leigh is what I would consider one of the best role models for men in post patriarchy.  We discuss the shift from the secular and religious to the sacred, from the psychology of the "me" and "I" to the "we" as we move toward a paradigm of love and interconnection - which is Sophia, the Sacred Feminine, our future.

  • Active Dreaming/Robert Moss & Women's Sexual Passages
    Fri, Mar 16, 2012

    At the top of the hour, join me as I interview Robert Moss and his approach called ACTIVE DREAMING, an original synthesis of contemporary dreamwork and shamanism.  We'll discuss if the departed communicate with us in our dreams, if we can lead alternate lives in our dreams, dreaming the future, dream archaeology, nightmares, and if dreams can connect us to our ancestral wisdom.  I'll ask Robert what he means by "living by coincidence" and if dreaming can help us heal. Then in the second part of the show, we've rescheduled Elizabeth Davis author of Women's Sexual Passages: Finding Pleasure and Intimacy at Every Stage of Life and Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying and Pleasurable Birth Experience.  YIKES!  Who would have thought that was possible!  Among the things we'll discuss are how sexual desire changes during the monthly cycle and menopause, if contraception modifies normal fluctuations in desire, the role of ritual in women's lives and studies that provide insight into the benefits of having or denying ourselves a healthy sexual life.

  • Famous Oracles/Diana Paxon & Victorian Occultists/Denise Dum
    Fri, Mar 09, 2012

    What an awesome show tonight!  First up, best selling author, scholar and priestess Diana L. Paxson discusses her new book, The Way of the Oracle: Recovering the Practices of the Past to Find Answers for Today.  We'll discuss the famous oracles of history as well as today's modern seers who are ressurecting ancient skills to serve their communities. Then in the second half of the show, priestess and author Denise Dumars will discuss her research on Victorian Occultists.  You won't want to miss tonight's dynamic duo!

  • Sacred Salon- Isis & Greening of the Earth w/Karen Tate
    Fri, Mar 02, 2012

    Due to a technichal glitch last night (and it's not even Mercury Retrograde), I was not able to come back on after my interview with Flash Silvermoon sharing her Astroflash with us.  So we're going to give it another go.  Please tune in with me as I offer ritual on the radio.  This month we'll focus on Isis and the Greening of the Earth.  Share sacred space with me.  Take a bit of time from your busy life to carve out time to reconnect with The Great She and find the Divine Within.  Remember who you are....................

  • Sacred Salon/Astroflash with Flash Silvermoon
    Fri, Mar 02, 2012

    Tonight join me as I introduce an added feature to our monthly Sacred Salons, I'll have opening the show Flash Silvermoon giving us vital information about what's happening in the heavens and how astrology might be affecting humans on Mother Earth. 

  • Liberating Xtian Ministers/Xtian Language Perpetuates Abuse
    Tue, Feb 28, 2012

    At the top of the hour, we have returning to the show. Jeanette Clancy, a progressive Christian and author of God is Not Three Guys in the Sky discussing a subject close to her heart, that she's blogged about in her blog of the same name (God Is Not Three Guys) Christian Language that Perpetuates Sex Abuse and Male Dominance.  Another returning author, Jann Aldredge-Clanton, is back on the show discussing her new book, Changing Church: Stories of Liberating Ministers and her recent new book, Seeking Wisdom: Inclusive Blessings and Prayers for Public Occasions.

  • Religion, Magic & Influence of Harry Potter/Femme the Film
    Fri, Feb 24, 2012

    Tonight join me as I interview Greg Garrett, (Professor of English at Baylor University) author of One Fine Potion, The Literary Magic of Harry Potter as he shows how these novels not only entertain but teach deeply held truths about ourselves, others, and the world around us.  Unlocking the textual intricacies behind the Harry Potter narrative, Greg reveals Rowling's magical formula - one that earns her a place right next to Lewis and Tolkien.  Understand why this series has ignited such fandom and struck such a chord with people around the world.  Of course we'll talk about Harry Potter as it relates to spirituality and religion. In the second part of the show, director and film maker, Emmanuel Itier discusses the upcoming documentary film, Femme: Women Healing the World, now in post production. The film shows how women around the world are transforming and healing our planet, elevating our school of thinking and changing our code of behavior.  It's a message of peace, unity and connectivity and recognizing the Goddess in all women - and our like minded brothers!

  • Transcendence in SciFi Film & TV/Women's Guide to Power
    Fri, Feb 17, 2012

    Join me tonight as I interview Douglas E. Cowan, author of Sacred Space: The Quest for Transcendence in Science Fiction Film and Television, published by Baylor University Press.  This is his companion piece to Sacred Terror, his study of religion and horror films.  We'll be talking about how science fiction cinema and television have redefined the quest for transcendence.   We'll of course be discussing the influence of Star Trek, Deep Space Nine, Stargate, Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica and War of the Worlds.  And if there's time, we'll delve into his first book, Sacred Terror. In the second half of the show, internationally renowned urban shaman, eco-ceremonialist, ritual expert, spiritual counselor, award winning writer and popular speaker, Donna Hennes, otherwise known as Mama Donna, will talk to us about women's power.    "We women are often afraid of our own power.  Afraid to be thought of as pushy or bitchy.  But wise women wield power wisely and the planet is in desperate need of our wisdom.  A Queen is a woman who accepts the responsibility and sovereignty over her own life.  Once we embrace our personal power, it's time to join together with other Queens and take it out into the world to use for the benefit of all.  We have held back long enough.  This is a crucial time to acknowledge and explore our stature and strength and to exert our influence and the power of our moral convictions and authority.  We have the whole world in our hands. "  -- Donna Henes

  • Sacred Salon - Ritual on Radio/ Quest for Love w/ Karen Tate
    Fri, Feb 03, 2012

    Join me in my new segment called Sacred Salons, because you asked for it!  You wanted to hear more from me about Goddess, wisdom teaching and suggested I do ritual on the radio.  Stay tuned - this is it!  Tonight our theme is Our Quest for the Many Faces of Love.

  • Kabbalistic Teachings of Female Prophets & Starhawk on Empow
    Thu, Jan 26, 2012

    Tonight Zohara Hieronimus returns to Voices of the Sacred Feminine to discuss her books, Kabbalistic Teachings of the Female Prophets and Sanctuary of the Divine Presence.  We'll discuss the role of women and the Feminine in Kabbalah and how the teachings contribute toward a world of nurturing, caring and sharing. In the second half of the show, noted Pagan author and activist, Starhawk, will discuss her newest book The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups.  Yes, we'll certainly be talking about politics and the Occupy Movement!

  • Pagan Publishing & Tibetan Breath w/8 Keys of Super Yoga
    Thu, Jan 19, 2012

    Join us tonight as Anne Newkirk Niven, foundress of Sagewoman Magazine discusses the trends in pagan publishing, interfaith relations, seeding younger women into the Crone Movement and 25 years of change in the community. In the second part of the show, Victoria Gevoian will shared with listeners the importance and power of Tibetan Breathwork, more specifically, the 8 Super Keys to Yoga Breath.  These breaths prepare the body for any spiritual path a person may choose to take.  It fans the flame within and even effects the way we think!

  • EcoVillages/ Collaborative Living & Dances Universal Peace
    Thu, Jan 12, 2012

    At the top of the hour tonight Brandy Gallagher calls in to discuss "Life Boats for the Future:  Can we really pull oar together?" - based on David Korten's premise Ecovillages are one of the few remaining means for humanity to begin creating wholistic life choices around how to live more sustainably (urban or rural) and to get into relationship on the deepest level.  What is the state of the cooperative culture in North America and the challenges, barriers to sustainable living.  What options do we have in "redefining value and wealth"?  In the second part of the show, Victoria Darvesha shares the story off the Dances of Universal Peace: a spiritual practice that brings us in touch with our sacred selves in an environment that allows us to honor the sacredness in each other.  Learn how to find Dances of Universal Peace near you and the interesting history and effectiveness of the sacred dance/meditation.

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