Max Dashu founded the Suppressed Histories Archives in 1970 to research and document global women's history, reflecting the full spectrum of the world's peoples. She amassed a collection of 15,000 slides and 20,000 digital images, and has created 130 slideshows on female cultural heritages. For over 40 years, Max Dashu has presented visual talks in North America, Europe, and Australia (as well as via webcast and online courses). She teaches with images, scanning the cultural record: archaeology, history, art, spiritual philosophies, and orature. She has keynoted at various conferences and published in journals and anthologies such as Goddesses in World Mythology (Praeger 2010). She is also a well-known artist whose work has been featured in many feminist publications from Judy Grahn’s She Who (1976) to Manushi, a journal in India and Foremothers of Women’s Spirituality (2014). Her daily posts on the Suppressed Histories Facebook page are followed by 150,000 people. She has created two dvds: Women's Power in Global Perspective (2008) and Woman Shaman: the Ancients (2013). Her book Witches and Pagans: Women in European Folk Religion, 700-1000 has just been published by Veleda Press.
Moderator’s note: This marvelous FAR site has been running for 10 years and has had more than 3,600 posts in that time. There are so many treasures that have been posted in this decade that they tend to get lost… Read More ›
A girl leaps out of her tree perch to warn a pregnant doe that a hunter is drawing his bow against her. For this act of defending the mother deer, who should never be hunted, her uncle beats her. And… Read More ›
What is the preserving shrine? Níansa (not hard). The preserving shrine is memory and what is preserved in it. What is the preserving shrine? Níansa. The preserving shrine is Nature and what is preserved in it. —Senchas Mór, Ireland In… Read More ›
We are going through a huge cultural shift toward restoring the female to her full radiance. However you want to define that, it is rising now, through us. That which is Sacred, what should we call it? We’ve been told… Read More ›