Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Sixteen years ago the word "Goddess" was not in most people's daily vocabulary in the United States and in much of the world.  In Church all praise is given to "the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost".  But what about the Mother?  There is not mention of the Mother. And the Virgin Queens are demoted to Sexually inexperienced women; untouched is how the religious leaders tell it. However, in ancient times the word "Virgin" did not mean untouched. It meant that the woman was sexually independent,and her was owned by no man. She had full autonomy and control over her own body, fertility and sexuality. They were also considered "Wild Women" and all of the most Powerful Male Figures were born of Virgin Queens. 

In the book “The Great Cosmic Mother -Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth” by: Monica Sjoo and Barbara Mor, the two well researched authors explain that “Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belong to a man-a woman who was ‘one-in-herself.’ The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chasity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus-they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramatic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chasity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched. When Joan of Arc, with her witch coven associations, was called La Pucelle-‘the Maiden,’ ‘the Virgin’ - the word retained some of its original pagan sense of a strong and independent woman. The Moon Goddess was worshipped in orgiastic rites, being the divinity of matriarchal women free to take as many lovers as they choose. Women could ‘surrender’ themselves to the Goddess by making love to a stranger in her temple.”

In the Ancient Goddess/Matriarchal Traditions there was nothing that men were forbidden to do. Men were still leaders and chiefs but any man who was in a position of power were put there by a woman. Either his Mother or his Wife put that crown on his head and told him what his spiritual duties were in this life time.   Unlike the Patriarchy where women were excluded from leading religious ceremonies and from touching sacred images along with the mass destruction of Goddess Temples, the Matriarchy was not a violent era. In the Golden Age when Eve was Naked in her lovely Garden moving her body like the Sacred and Wise Snake, the jewels and the metals were used to make jewelry for the PRIESTESSES for the WOMEN before they were used to make weapons (of mass destruction).  Despite popular belief there was not always war on this planet. There was a time of piece, sexual freedom, worship and admiration for the Mother and the Divine Feminine.

In this workshop myself and two jewelry designers wil be discussing the healing properties of various stones, the jewelry, the cosmic egg and a special lecture from me about the buried legacy of the Goddess traditions. Priestesses and Amazons. I will have a variety of stone eggs and they will have all sorts of gorgeous jewelry made from stones and metals. They will have pieces for the crown, the sacral region, fingers, ears, wrists and anything else you can think of. We will have eggs and jewelry for sale and we will be taking custom orders.  Please check this blog entry often to see additions to our schedule. New Dates can be added at any time. Much Love!

**Lecture about Goddess Traditions, Priestesses, Female Warriors, Amazons and Witches by: Makeda Voletta

**Intense lecture on the Various Stones and Metals: by: Amun Miraj-El

**Discussion on the mysteries and healing properties connected to Jewelry by: Makeda Voletta

**Lecture on the Cosmic Egg by: Makeda Voletta

To find out more about the work of Amun Miraj El and Ras Tree please FEEL FREE to check this show archive when you can:

 In the Photo Above: Jamila ( founder of the "Coochie Church", and Author of "Have you had an Orgasm?", Amun Miraj El of "SoulCrafted", Myself and Ras Tree of Bling Blam  at "The Return of the Goddess" Event in Philly.

NYC - Friday, November 30t from 7pm-11pm (w/ Tenative After Party)
DC - Saturday. December 1st from 5pm-9pm

$15 in Advance
$20 at Event

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