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VOICES OF THE SACRED FEMININE
Internet Radio Show
with Karen Tate

RADIO SHOW ARCHIVES - 2010

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JANUARY 2010
January 6
Miriam Robbins Dexter
Cybele and the continuity of feline iconography. Syncretism of Artemis of Ephesus and Cybele, Mistress of the Animals
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January 13
Luisah Teish
Dimensions of spiritual experience found in Imagination, Dreams, Vision and Fantasy as well Indigenous believe and practices around these and compare them to the ideas that Western Psychology holds.
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January 20
Carol Christ
Discusses the work of Marija Gimbutas, the sacred locales of Eleusis, Lesbos and Crete as well as the ancient female poet Sappho.
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January 27
Jean Shinoda Bolen
Hear psychiatrist, Jungian analyst and internationally known author and speaker who draws from spiritual, feminist, Jungian, medical and personal wellsprings of experience to discuss GODDESSES IN EVERYWOMAN TO CROSSING TO AVALON TO URGENT MESSAGE FROM MOTHER.
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FEBRUARY 2010
February 3
Ava Park
Ava Park, priestess and founder of the Goddess Temple of Orange County will discuss her new book, Queen of Your Realm and the challenges of starting and running one of the only Goddess Temples on the planet today.
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February 10
David Hillman
DCA Hillman, author of The Chemical Muse will discuss his heretical book about the power of ancient priestesses, the importance of drug use in the ancient world and reveal little known facts from ancient times absent from contemporary teaching and thought. Very thought provoking!
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February 17
Phyllis Chesler & David Hillman
Noted author, feminist and foremother, Phyllis Chesler famous for her, Women's Inhumanity to Women will discuss her views of feminism, contemporary challenges of women and her books, including Women's Inhumanity to Women.

AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HOUR hear David Hillman discuss the new movie, Percy Jackson and the Olympians as we delve into Greek Mythology we've learned through a Western/Christian lens versus what the ancient texts actually say and mean.

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February 24
Cristina Biaggi
Noted scholar and foremother will discuss the importance of sacred art and symbols, the Goddess Mound and her work with the new organization, Assn for Study of Women and Religion
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MARCH 2010
March 3
Heide Goettnar Abendroth
Heide Goettner-Abendroth will be calling in from Europe to discuss ancient matriarchies, importance of the ideals of matriarchies in our time and her new, Societies of Peace
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March 10
Michael York
A world traveler and American living in Amsterdam, we discuss the difference in religious thought abroad and the lead up to this last Parliament of World Religions
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March 17
Leslene dell Madra

Author Leslene della Madre discusses raising daughters in patriarchy, how to keep the lineage from mother to daughter intact and raise bright new voices for Goddess.
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March 24
Joan Norton
Joan Norton, author of Mary Magdalene Within and co-author with Margaret Starbird of 14 Steps to Awaken the Sacred Feminine will return to VSF to discuss the essence of Mary Magdalene.
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March 31
Julie Raymond & David Hillman

Let's unearth our ancestral memories and begin the greatest excavation of all time! How our ancestral memory helps us in creative ways as we rethink, reclaim and remember past lives, courageous women, maternal and ancient times - and we can share that knowledge through Goddess Fiction. AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HOUR is the provocative and insightful David Hillman, PhD and author of The Chemical Muse, returning to the show once again to discuss 1) The pope, church fathers, Jesus and naked boys, 2) The Most Powerful Goddesses: The Fates, Aisa and Eileithuia and 3) Women & Dionysus....Women Who Kindle the Flame!
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APRIL 2010
April 7
David Hillman
Using the movie Clash Of The Titans as the backdrop, David will continue to explore what we believe we know about Greek vs what has been distorted by the Christian Lens. Hear about the beauty and power of the FEMALE VOICE that stands against masculine aggression.
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April 21
Burl Benson Hall
Burl Hall, author of Sophia's Web discusses Earth Day topics, Deep Ecology, and Deep Feminine Spirituality including Femininity in relationship to cosmological processes of the inner world of human beings and Nature as reflected by Psyche.
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April 26
Elinor Gadon
Elinor will discuss her new book on Tribal Goddesses of India, her life in India and women's spirituality, empowerment and the meaning of life
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April 28
Max Dashu
founder and creatrix of the Suppressed Histories Archives is celebrating it's 40th Anniversary. We spoke about everything from contemporary matrilineal cultures, to what's wrong with Academia, to Mother Right and the real meaning of Sheela Na Gigs - and more.
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MAY 2010

May 5
Esther Luttrell
While I'm a believer in the paranormal, that has not been the focus of Voices of the Sacred Feminine, so this upcoming interview, our Mother's Day Special, on Wednesday, May 5 is a bit off track - or is it???....when one considers the power of a mother's unconditional love, the tenacity of the Female, the connection between Goddess and her son, and what we speculate might have been powers of ancient and contemporary priestesses as shaman and guardians at the crossroads between life and death?

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May 12
Mary Sharratt
Mary Sharratt, author of Daughters of Witching Hill calls from the U.K. and discusses the women who inspired this piece of historical fiction.
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May 19
VajraMa
Long time teacher within the Women's Spirituality Movement, foundress of the Women's Mysteries of the Ancient Future Sisterhood, discusses Women's Natural Spiritual Authority.
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May 26
Roberta Cantow
Producer Roberta Cantow discusses her three-part documentary Bloodtime, Moontime, Dreamtime.
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JUNE 2010
June 2
Harita Meenee
Harita Meenee, a Greek independent scholar of classical studies and women's history has presented cultural TV programs and has lectured at universities in Greece and the US
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June 9
Shirley Ranck
A Crone of wisdom and power who has touched the lives of many women through her writing and teaching, the Reverent Shirley Ann Ranck brings both personal and professional insight to her work.
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June 16
Helen Hwang/Sandy Kirkpatrick
At the top of the hour, Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, Ph.D., teacher for Religious Studies and Women's and Gender Studies at University of Central Missouri will discuss her ongoing research concerning Mago, the Great Goddess of East Asia and Her tradition of Magoism, an ancient culture originating in the pan-East Asia gynocentric cultural matrix that venerates Mago as Supremely Divine. At about 6:45 our second guest of the evening, Sandra Kirkpatrick returns to the show to discuss in Human Trafficking and her recent trips to offer relief in Haiti since the earthquake
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June 23
Marguerite Rigoglioso
Hear scholar Marguerite Rigoglioso discuss the foremothers of the Greek Amazons - the women of Tunisia, N. Africa.
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June 30
Heather Mendel/Mary Land
Mary Lane, as a professional chef awakened and deepened her understanding of the connection between food and nourishment, the wisdom of nature, sexuality and the Divine Feminine and will share her experience with listeners. Heather Mendel, mystic and author will discuss EVE and why it is important to reinterpret and reclaim her story in these times.
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JULY 2010
July 7
John Lamb Lash
John Lamb Lash, often called the true successor of Mircea Eliade and the rightful heir of Joseph Campbell will discuss Sophia Returning: The Path of Planetary Tantra.
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July 14
Resit Erenger
Themes of our discussion will include the great Goddess Mother of Catal Hoyuk, Phyrigian Cybele, Cybele transplanted in the West, and other names under which Goddess was venerated in Anatolia, i.e., Artemis, Kubaba and Aphrodite.
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July 21
Poke Runyon/Joyce Chapman
Poke Runyon, founder of The Ordo Templi Astartes (O.T.A.)is part of our Men and Goddess summer series and will discuss A Bridge Between Magick and Paganism.
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July 28
Lydia Ruyle/Gloria Amendola
At the top of the our tune in to hear our guest Lydia Ruyle, author, artist, scholar and world traveler, creatrix of the Goddess Icon Spirit Banners discuss the stories and sacred sites of Kwan Yin in China, Cambodia and S. E. Asia, as well as discussion of the faces of the Sacred Feminine, including indigenous Rice Goddesses of the region. At the bottom of the show, Gloria Amendola, author of The Tower and the Dream, will discuss Mary Magdalene's relationship with Jesus, the Templars, Cathars, current theory and rumors, Isis connections, the movie Bloodline, sacred sites of Mary Magdalene and much more
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AUGUST 2010
August 4
Brenda McKoy/Ruth Gould Goldman
At the top of the hour, Lady Brenda McKoy, expert on Egypt and author of Wings of Isis will discuss her life as a priestess of Isis and her experiences leading tours on her many sacred pilgrimages to the Goddess sites and temples of ancient Egypt. At the bottom of the hour, Ruth Gould Goodman, author of The Sacred Book of U: Unveiling the Lost Teachings of the Deep Feminine, will discuss "Healing our Trauma and Healing our World" by uncovering the Deep Feminine in the body, using physical movement and vocal processes, for both men and women
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August 11
Laura Amazone/Stephen Gerringer
Sacred traveler and pilgrim, Laura Amazzone, author of the soon to be released book, Goddess Durga and Sacred Female Power, will discuss her rich experiences traveling to Goddess sites of India and Nepal, as well as share her knowledge of the Goddess, Durga, the Kumari or Living Goddess, and Durga's festivals.
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August 18
Patrick McCollum
Pagan Leader, Forefather, Minister and Goddess Advocate, Patrick McCollum, will bring us up to date on his court case with the State of CA regarding religious discrimination and lack of equality for second tier religions as well as discuss the Mahatma Gandhi Award for the Advancement of Pluralism which he will receive on September 14 at the Capitol in Washington D.C.
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August 25
Margot Adler
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
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SEPTEMBER 2010

September 1
Jon Rasmussen/Riki Ott
At the top of the hour, contemporary shaman, Jon Rasmussen, will discuss prophecies which speak to the fall of the Masculine Warrior dominance culture and a return to a healthy, sustainable and peaceful culture of the Powerful Feminine.

Activist, Marine Biologist and Author, Riki Ott, PhD will speak about her experiences dealing with the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill and her campaign to amend the U.S. Constitution to abolish Corporate Personhood which is already showing how it will devastate our democracy

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September 8
Jo Carson/Dorothy Atalla
Producer, Jo Carson, creator of the new documentary film, "Dancing With Gaia: Connecting to Earth Energy, Sacred Sexuality and the Goddess as Gaia" discusses her film, inspiration, how one can charge oneself and land around you, and ways to connect with the living Earth and wild Nature. At the bottom of the hour, Dorothy Atalla, author of Conversations with the Goddess: Encounter at Petra, Place of Power, discusses her awakening to the Divine Presence of Goddess via conversations and encounters with HER after a visit to the beautifully haunting sacred site of Petra, Jordan and the insights and sacred truths she believes were revealed to her.
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September 13
Francesca Gentille
Francesca Gentille, returns by popular demand to discuss the relationship between God, Goddess and Sex. Outrageously effervescent media personality and "Dive of Divine Relationships"
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September 15
Loreon Vigne/Abigail McBride
Loreon discusses the synchronicities of her life that have guided her as a Priestess of Isis and to found the legal Goddess centered church in California whose liturgy she playfully refers to as catma. At the bottom of the hour, Abigail McBride, of Vegas Vortex in Nevada will discuss the inspiration for her music and the alchemy and art of doing powerful and moving ritual that includes drumming, dancing and singing around a fire all night long!
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September 29
Donna Woolfolk Cross/Riane Eisler
Donna Woolfolk Cross, author of Pope Joan discusses her book by the same name, about the brilliant woman born at the wrong time in history, who lived her life as a man in order to receive an education and who eventually became Pope

At the bottom of the hour, foremother and visionary, Riane Eisler will be discussing What's Good for Women is Good for the world.
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OCTOBER 2010

Ocotober 6
Joyce Chapman/Liona Rowan
Joyce Chapman, the inspiration and life coach who inspired me to submit my Oprah Audition tape returns to the show.

Liona Rowan will discuss PAGAN FUNDAMENTALISM: Are women inherently better than men? Are men the cause of all evil and women innocent? Are women complicit and what about women looking at their shadow selves? Are men only their shadow? Are lesbians better feminists than heterosexual or bi-women? Are daughters worth the effort of teaching methods to fight patriarchy while sons are a lost cause because they grow up to be men? Are there the "right " kinds of Pagans, Witches, Goddess worshipers and the wrong kind? Why can't more women support women?

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October 13
Suzane Vaughn/Linda Savage
At the top of the hour enjoy Suzane Vaughn, The Communication Queen discussing how we can bridge the gap between human and animal communication. At the bottom of the hour, Linda Savage, sexuality educator and author of Reclaiming Goddess Sexuality will discuss Cronehood: The Most Powerful Time in Women's Lives
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October 18
Vandana Shiva
Vandana Shiva, philosopher, environmental activist, eco-feminist and author of several books will discuss her career fighting for changes in the practice and paradigms of agriculture and food, as well as intellectual property rights, biodiversity, biotechnology, bioethics, genetic engineering, fields where she has contributed.
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October 20
Frank Schaeffer
Rejecting Christian Fundamentalism. Author of NY Times bestseller Keeping Faith and, most recently, the memoir Crazy for God. He has appeared on NPR, CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. We'll be discussing his newest book, Patience with God, Faith for People Who Don't Like Religion (or Atheism) as well as fundamentalism, do we have to save Christianity from the Christians, and the anti-Americanism of the Religious Right.
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NOVEMBER 2010
November 3
Jeannine Davis Kimball
Jeanne Davis Kimball, scholar, documentary maker, archaeologist, founder of the Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads, author of WARRIOR WOMEN: An Archaeologists Search for History's Hidden Heroines will discuss her work in the field excavating at Pokfovka on the Kazakh steppes along the Kazakhstan and Russian border which have yielded evidence that women among the Sauromatian and Early Sarmatian (Early Nomads) tribes were warriors and possibly related to the Amazons
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November 10
Mandakranta Bose/John Storm
Professor Emerita at the Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia, Canada will discuss her two books: Women in the Hindu Tradition: Rules, Roles and Exceptions as well as Faces of the Feminine in Ancient, Medieval and Modern India. AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HOUR, John Storm, hereditary witch of a matriarchal clan, author of the Witch Clan fantasy series discusses the Witch vs. Warlock, Pagans Today vs. Pre-Christian Pagans, Is there a glamour over the eyes and minds of the country?
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November 17
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Clarissa Pinkola Estes might be best known within Goddess Spirituality for her many books, including Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype. Tonight's show topic will be the thrust of her new project - The Dangerous Old Woman.
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November 14
Liz Fisher/Jeanette Clancy
Liz Fisher is the author of the important curriculum from Unitarian Universalist Women called RISE UP AND CALL HER NAME will discuss these teachings and the herstory associated with the program still relevant and seeing a resurgence today. At the bottom of the hour, Jeanette Clancy, author of God is Not Three Guys in the Sky: Cherishing Christianity w/o It's Exclusive Claims

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DECEMBER 2010
December 1
Jerri Studebaker
Jeri Studebaker, author of Switching to Goddess discusses her book with it's themes of the "war gods of the major religions" - the intolerance she's encountered from the Goddess community for writing a book that's intolerant of Christianity - why Academics are wrong who don't believe in the notion Old Europe and Neolithic/early Bronze Age people worshiped Goddess and ideas about what these societies were like who worshiped Goddess.
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December 8
Andrea Riggs
Andrea Riggs, author, speaker and workshop facilitator with a background in law and social justice sees her mission as empowering women through honoring their spirit and wholeness in order to bring balance and harmony to themselves and humanity. Author of Wake Up, American Women, Andres will discuss The Five Myths That Threaten our Health and Sanity.
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December 15
Jin In/Selena Fox
Opening the show: Jin In was born in the East, raised in the West, and goes where ever she is called to empower the world's poorest girls. She is the Founding Director of 4Girls GLocal Leadership (4ggl.org) -- Inspiring Girls, Transforming the World. Her organization combines global thinking with local action resulting in "glocal" innovation - developing the leadership potential of girls and young women in poor communities around the world.

Crossing the threshold into the second part of the show, Selena Fox, beloved Foremother & Wayshower of Circle Sanctuary will discuss Pagan Studies and Yuletide Goddesses.
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December 22
Nina Simons/Anita Stewart
Nina Simons, social entrepreneur, co-founder of Bioneers, the organization trying to find breakthrough solutions for people and the planet, will discuss her new anthology book, Moonrise: the Power of Women Leading from the Heart.

Anita Stewart discuss what the mainstream media is not telling us about the status of the BP/Gulf Oil Spill. From sick residents to black helicopters to people "being made to disappear" to the threat of depopulation and a crack in the seabed. Something is happening in the Gulf and the American people are being kept in the dark. Anita Stewart describes this as a joint military, government and BP operation

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December 29
Michael Cremo/Sandi Spencer
At the top of the hour, Michael Cremo, international authority on human antiquity, has earned the title of forbidden archaeologist. He's been digging up out of place artifacts mainstream archaeologists don't want you to know about discoveries in the fossil record that tell a completely different story from Darwinian evolution.

Then in the latter part of the show, Rev. Sandi Spencer, Abbess of the Abbey of Avalon, a 501c3 Church in Southern CA, will discuss the Goddess Kali.
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