Goddesses, Grandmothers, and the Everyday Divine

Sunday, May 5 | 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Health, Psychology & Spirituality
  • Women/Gender

Hallie Iglehart Austen and Vijaya Nagarajan, moderated by Arisika Razak

Start your morning by celebrating the Divine Feminine, as millions of women do around the globe. In “The Heart of the Goddess: Art, Myth and Meditations of the World’s Sacred Feminine,” scholar-practitioner Hallie Iglehart Austen shares female imagery throughout time, challenging dominant narratives about human nature. In “Feeding A Thousand Souls: Women, Ritual, and Ecology in India,” Professor Vijaya Nagarajan explores the ritual of Tamil women who rise each dawn to create kolams, rice-flour designs that honor Hindu goddesses and incorporate concepts of beauty, mathematics, generosity, and even climate chaos. Moderator Arisika Razak, professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), is a healer, ritualist, spiritual dancer, and educator who practices an eclectic mix of Earth-based spiritual traditions.

Magnes Museum

Sponsored by the California Institute of Integral Studies