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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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  • Buddhism,Feminism and Ecology w/Asoka Bandarage
    Thu, May 10, 2018

    Join me tonight as I discuss with Asoka Bandarage, long-time scholar-activist and the author of many publications on global environmental and social issues as we discuss the connections between Feminism, Buddhism and the Environment.  We'll delve into how to put what might might call opposing philosophies into practice on the personal and societal level and you'll learn about the social movements representing these three realms.  Asoka will also share a Middle Path that she discusses in her book, Sustainability and Well Being.

  • End of Patriarchy/Radical Feminism for Men w/Robert Jensen
    Thu, Apr 26, 2018

    Robert Jensen, professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center in Austin is with me tonight discussing his book and the title of tonight's show, The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men.  Prof. Jensen will reveal what led him to embrace radical feminism and how it is the best response, in his opinion, to patriarchy.  We'll learn how radical feminist analysis helps us understand rape, prostitution and .  We'll delve into how feminism helps us under other hieerarchies besides the sex/gender system and the best way to think about the connection between socialjustice and ecological sustainability.

  • White Christianity's Responsibility for Racism and Discrimination/Jeannine Fletc
    Thu, Apr 19, 2018

    Fordham University Theology Professor, Jeannine Hill Fletcher has written a book claiming "White Christians are responsible for racism and discrimination in America"  and she's with me tonight to discuss this exact subject, including strategies she proposes to help foster racial healing in America, the first of which is to demand of white Christians they accept the role they play in racist policies and structural discrimination in America.

  • Modern Minoan Paganism - Divine Feminine Alive in Today's World/Laura Perry
    Thu, Apr 12, 2018

    Laura Perry returns to the show discussing the elusive Minoan Sun Goddess.  You'll discover who she is and if she has any relatives from the ancient Mediterranean.  Laura will explain how she fits into the Minoan pantheon and we'll learn more about the sacred triplicity of Land-Sea-Sky that was common throughout the ancient world and fulfilled by Minoan goddesses.  We won't neglect the Minoan Earth mother or the Minoan Sea Goddess tonight either, so you'll want to be sure to tune in!  Oh, and you'll certainly want to understand how Minoan Goddesses were demonized and demoted....

  • Strengthening Our Muscles of Empowerment w/Karen Tate
    Tue, Mar 27, 2018

    Recently a talk I gave at the Museum of Woman in Irvine was so well received, I thought I'd share it with listeners unable to get to Southern CA.  The talk was part of a series titled Strengthening In Power, and specifically titled Strengthening our Muscles of Empoweerment.  It fit perfectly with this time of the year as the flowers are stretching and strengthening to break ground or through the snow and bloom into their fullest potential.  We can be like those flowers the Mother provides as role models each year.  Likewise, Goddess values provide a new narrative.Specifically, I talk about knowledge being power and hoarding or hiding information and knowlege is the equivalent of tyranny.  We must realize there is an agenda at play here to control what we know, what we think, how we act and ultimately what we do.  But there are things we can begin to do right now to counter the efforts of those who want to control the narrative, how we think and how we act.  I hope you'll tune in and use some of my thoughts for inspiration.

  • Exploring the Power & Wisdom of Sacred White Spirit Animals w/Zohara Hieronimus
    Thu, Mar 22, 2018

    Zohara Hieronimus returns to Voices of the Sacred Feminine to share news of her new book, White Spirit Animals:Prophets of Change. An award-winning radio broadcaster, social justice and environmental activist and professional artist, Zoh delves deep and shares with listeners why Bear, Lion, Elephant, Wolf and Buffalo are critical to the survival of Earth and humanity.  She'll demonstrate her telepathic skills as she shares the story of the Bonobo she befriended and explain more about trans-species telepathy to communicate with other life forms. We'll learn about the various animal champions and their efforts to save each of these endangered species and Zoh will emphasize the qualities we learn from these animals.  Finally, we'll hear the fascinating pooint about the unhinging of our consciousness from a geo-cosmic matrix and our biorhythms, beginning in the 1600's....and quite a bit more.  

  • Searching for Sycorax/Black Women's Hauntings of Contemporary Horror/Kinitra Bro
    Thu, Mar 15, 2018

    It is my pleasure to chat with Prof. of English, Kinitra Brooks, who specializes in the study of Black women, genre fiction and popular culture.  Tonight our topic is Searching for Sycorax: Black Women's Hauntings of Contemporary Horror.  We'll delve into how Black women revise horror and how horror provides insight into the speculative creative work of Black women.  Conjure Woman and Beyonce' is on our talking points list as is Conjure Feminism and White Women's Tears.   Stay tuned to the end to hear some reports from Pat the Roving Reporter for VSF and we close with a Spring Meditation dedicated to Isis.

  • The MisConception Files with Julia Stonehouse
    Thu, Mar 01, 2018

    Julia Stonehouse, researcher and writer living in the UK dicusses her latest book - The Miconception Files - looking at contemporary gender politics, history and prehistory from the point of view of people'sideas about where babies come from.  Julia calls this subject "conception theory" and what she has to share will knock your socks off!  Sit back with a cup of tea or glass of wine and be prepared to grit your teeth and howl with laughter as we discuss how things got so turned on their head, starting with our misconception about conception!

  • 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! 

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