"The Masks of the Goddess":
Contemporary Temple Masks & Ritual Theatre
in Celebration of the Divine Feminine
Session # 1558 Presented by Lauren Raine MFA)
(only viewable for registered attendees)
"What the audience saw when a dancer looked through the eyes of the mask
was the Goddess Herself, an ancient and yet utterly contemporary
presence, looking across time, across the miles."
Diane Darling, Director, Playwright
After studying sacred mask traditions in Bali, I was inspired to create a Collection of 35 multi-cultural masks, which I dedicated as “Temple Masks” to the many faces of the worldwide Divine Feminine. The Collection travelled to communities throughout the U.S.A. in collaboration with Priestesses, Dancers, Storytellers and Ritualists for over 20 years, bringing the Goddesses to life through the magic of Invocation and Theatre. The Project was concluded in 2019 with an Exhibit at Her Church in San Francisco.
I was, indeed, a privilege to collaborate with so many people dedicated to the Return of the Goddess. No artist could ask for more.
Monday, October 18th
7:00 AM to 7:45 Mountain time (Arizona)
8:00 AM Central time
9:00 AM Eastern Time
6:00 AM Pacific time (California)
Agenda Parliament of World Religions
Photographs by Jerri Jo Idarius