Trailer for Woman Shaman: The Ancients

Metal Gaia posted this great short video on Women Shamans from Max Dashu’s The Suppressed Histories Archives website. If you go to that link there is also another good video called Restoring Women to Cultural Memory right on the front page. She also has some articles written and I like the ones on his page The Secret History of the Witches. And here is Part 1 of 3 of her article The Meanings of Goddess. Regarding the author: Max Dashú is a Pagan historian who has created many visual presentations on Goddess iconography, including Icons of the Matrix; Sacra Vulva; Goddess Cosmologies; and Matrikas. She recently released her first DVD, Women’s Power.” Surfing around that last article brings us to The Goddess Pages which is a Journal where you can read all of their past issues. And this led me to the Medusa Coils blog which looks pretty good also. So don’t say i did not give you Plenty to read today! Enjoy!

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    • I had mostly “she” in there but one “he” and have corrected that, thanks. I am going to post tomorrow about some of the articles you wrote on AmerIndian shamanism and that video of Florence Jones you referred to, which are great.

  1. Great video, I didn’t know about that Max’s site – it looks really good. Its so important to recover the role of women in history and it is especially interesting in relation to spheres like Shamanism. Women’s involvement in magic and the spiritual has too often been portrayed in a purely negative light by mysogenistic authors or those peddling a particular monotheistic slant (naming no names); either that or its been ignored because their participation was often ‘invisible’/overlooked in the archaeological/historic record. The Claude Levi-Strauss quote
    “The entire village left the next day in about thirty canoes, leaving us alone with the women and children in the abandoned houses” perfectly illustrates how ‘invisible’ women used to be to old-style enthographers and historians! Thankfully things have changed a lot since then.

    • Glad you enjoyed it, and watch the other video too and explore those links. I will be posting more from her blog tomorrow. Yea as they say “History is written by those who won”, and that would be patriarchy. But now with women historians “with eyes to see” perhaps that can be re-written.

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