The Divine Feminine
An exploration of the divine feminine from prehistory to the present as it has been envisioned and revered in the visual arts, literature, music and ritual from around the world. Particular focus will be placed upon the female images of the sacred as found in Neolithic cultures, ancient Sumeria, Egypt, Greece and in the spiritual traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity. Both the light and dark sides of the sacred feminine will be studied in such figures as Inanna, Isis, Sekhmet, the many manifestations of the Hindu Devi, Buddhist Bodhisattvas, the Virgin Mary and the Black Madonna. Along with goddesses and various sacred feminine archetypes, historical female mystics and saints will also be considered.