Monday, April 29, 2013

Woman Shaman: the Ancients - new film by Max Dashu
"That Which is Sacred" by Max Dashu

"This is the wisdom we need now, the far depth,
 the vision and the goodness, the medicine women." 
I met the artist and scholar Max Dashu, author of the fascinating  "Suppressed Historieswebsite and many, many brilliant articles, when I presented at the Women and Mythology  Conference last year.  Max has devoted her life to re-membering the lives and stories of women and Goddesses lost and reclaimed.    Her new video explores the rich cultural record of medicine women, seers, oracles, healers, trance-dancers, shapeshifters, and dreamers round the world. 

To experience the beauty of these spiritual legacies is medicine for the spirit. Her trailer includes the music of Suzanne Teng, Emmalee Crane, and Tiokasin Ghosthorse; scores of other musicians are featured on the dvd, including archival world music from Smithsonian Folkways. See link above for music credits, chapter listings, and more info.

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