Did you realize that Amazons were not limited to the classical Greek period (5th century BCE to the end of the first Millennium BCE) but were actually spread out in Turkey, Syria, Greece, Italy, Malta and Old Europe?
Are you aware that they belonged to resistance movements led by women from matriarchal cultures trying to save what they loved?
Did you know...
...that Amazons were ruling in dual queenship?
Amazons were remnants of an earlier and larger intact Old European “Civilization of the Goddess” that had been peaceful, egalitarian, and governed collectively by the female group for millennia. These were mother-centered people who fled devastating patriarchal invasions and usurpations, becoming refugees and migrants and eventually taking up arms in self-defense. They were people on the run to save their lives, salvage their precious valuables, and protect their ancient matriarchal way of life.
WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THEM?
HOW CAN WE APPLY IT TO OUR MODERN LIFE TO HELP SUSTAIN LIFE ON EARTH?
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You will recognize the lost legacy of peaceful, female-centered, earth-based ways of life and explore ways to revive this heritage to heal our modern society
You will begin to understand Amazons as an armed, sacred, ongoing resistance to Patriarchy and how we can revive their legacy
You will learn to recognize patterns of modern obsession with controlling women’s bodies and erasing reproductive rights
You will overcome the collective amnesia and find inspiration to embody the courage and grounded connectedness of the Amazons to rise in resistance to the systemic oppression of our time
You will learn to uncover ancient and prehistoric symbols in plain sight as part of “women’s culture” and domestic life in folk art, traditional dances, calendric festivals, bridal customs, and community rituals
You will experience how a female-centered lens can deconstruct long-standing Patriarchal assumptions that underlie the teaching of history, mythology, archaeology, and so on.
Vicki Noble is a brilliant feminist polymath whose knowledge of the deep alternative culture of women is broad, stimulating and accessible. She has a large following in the matriarchal studies and Maternal Gift Economy movements. Many of her friends lovingly call her ‘Vickipedia". Her discussion of Maria Gimbutas and Matriarchal society in Neolithic Europe is a must for women and men who want to understand what is wrong with our world today and what to do about it.
- Genevieve Vaughan, Philosopher, philanthropist, and founder of the Maternal Gift Economy.
Vicki Noble has spent her life devoted to unveiling, writing and teaching about women's spiritual history. As long as I have known Vicki, she has honored and promoted the pioneering research of our Lithuanian foremother, Marija Gimbutas. Gimbutas' groundbreaking work has ancient and contemporary relevance all over the globe. What an extraordinary opportunity to study with Vicki and to learn about the rich legacy of authentic Goddess pre-history that Gimbutas left for us to reclaim and to understand our place in the evolving world today!
- Laura Amazzone, Author of Goddess Durga and Sacred Female Power.
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YOUR JOURNEY OFFERS:
5 weekly Zoom sessions (March 28 - April 25)
- In this series Vicki Noble will draw upon her 40 years of studies of the matriarchal societies to help you understand:
- The role of Amazons in various places and periods of our herstory
- How you wish to become the woman the world needs now
- Time to ask questions
- Opportunity to be in other women's presence
Vicki Noble has been researching the ancient wisdom of the Goddess culture for decades. She is one of the most esteemed scholars in the realm of women’s spirituality.
She spent precious time with Marija Gimbutas and has been dedicated to keeping her work alive… in a world that needs it now more than ever. Don’t miss this rare opportunity!
- Jennifer Berezan, Visionary singer-songwriter, producer, activist
Meeting Vicki Noble was transformational in my life and I would recommend her course to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of feminine wisdom, history, and culture.
- Marisa Tomei, Oscar-winning actress
I commend Vicki Noble to any person interested in healing the deep spiritual as well as ecological wounds of our time. It is important to heal ourselves and our earth through the connection to the ancient but ever-present shamanic forces. Vicki Noble’s dedication to this cause teaches that the healing power of the Goddess is within ourselves. She offers us hope.
- Marija Gimbutas, May 5, 1990
ABOUT YOUR GUIDE:
Born in 1947 and raised in Iowa, she awakened to the Goddess and Women's Spirituality on her arrival in Berkeley, CA in 1976. Through a shamanic healing crisis, she opened psychically to the healing, art, yoga and divination processes that led to the co-creation of the Motherpeace tarot images.
Since then, she has written numerous books, including Motherpeace (1983), Shakti Woman (1991), Ritual and Practices with the Motherpeace Tarot (1998/2003), and the Double Goddess (2003). With Miriam Robbins Dexter, she recently co-edited an anthology, Foremothers of the Women's Spirituality Movement: Elders and Visionaries (2015).
Vicki has developed a powerful public ritual healing process, in which participants perform hands-on healing in the context of drumming and chanting.
She teaches and lectures internationally, and has led tours of women on pilgrimage to sacred Goddess sites around the world. She taught for two decades in Women's Spirituality Masters Programs at CIIS and New College in San Francisco, and finally at ITP/Sophia University in Palo Alto,CA.
Since 2006, much of her time has been spent teaching regularly in Italy, where most of her books have been published in Italian and she has developed a following of women who study and practice her adapted Tibetan Buddist Dakini practices.
Vicki is a professional astrologer with a focus on Goddess archetypes and healing for individuals or couples. In her readings (on phone, zoom, or in person) she utilizes natal, transit, and progressed charts.
As a mentor to women, Vicki facilitates private tutorials in Santa Cruz, California, for those interested in teachings and practices of Goddess spirituality, Motherpeace Certification, Matriarchal Studies, and Female Empowerment. Since 2001, she has adapted and customized Tibetan Buddhist Dakini practices for her students of Goddess spirituality, who come for three to five days of intensive one-on-one learning.
Vicki moved to Santa Cruz in 1999 to be near her daughters (Robyn and Brooke) and her son Aaron (the subject of her 1994 book, Down is Up for Aaron Eagle). She has three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. When she isn't working or doing family things, she enjoys Monterey Bay and her gardens.SIGN UP TO THE WAITLIST
Vicki Noble’s work focused on the female divinity, the "great goddess" of death and regeneration aroused great interest in me. and, from all those mythologies in which the goddesses play a primary role, the role of Gimbutas in cataloging and deciphering thousands of statuettes and images was fundamental to reconstruct the history and the deeper meaning of the Goddess.
- Maria Grazia Chiuri, Artistic Director for Christian Dior.
Vicki Noble's scholarship, her deep understanding of female agency—and her vastly creative approach to everything—makes her the perfect person to transmit the transformative, life-changing work of Marija Gimbutas. As we sit on the precipice of life-threatening global war and warming, we need to be guided and reminded of our brilliant herstory to know that we can continue to understand who we are and make a difference.
- Krissy Keefer, Founder Director of Dance Brigade,