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Art Exhibit: The Once and Future Goddess

  • California Institute of Integral Studies 1453 Mission Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)

Kehunah member Marni Ashirah will be part of the art exhibition: The Once and Future Goddess at Women Rising! Women's Spirituality Conference this October 12-14. See works by Kohenet Marni Ashirah as well as others, as part of this year's conference, described here by the event's planners:

We are currently at a critical juncture in human evolution. More and more people are beginning to wake up to the depth and pervasiveness of the harm that patriarchal societies have wrought, including misogyny, sexual violence, institutionalized racism, economic oppression, and ecological devastation. Movements such as #MeToo, #TimesUp, #BlackLivesMatter, #IdleNoMore, and#NeverAgain are heralding transformative global change, and grassroots communities are developing new systems and paradigms for cooperation and spirit-based activism. Women are at the forefront of these movements, which include both new and traditional wisdoms, practices, and systems of knowledge, not only bringing a much-needed Sacred Feminist voice to the table, but altogether reinventing the table.

Our conference seeks to connect and amplify the voices of those who are actively building a new, post-patriarchal world from the ashes of the burning world of hierarchy and oppression. We invite visionaries, educators, artists, practitioners, care-workers, and change-makers to share their innovative projects and audacious dreams during this exciting 2.5-day conference.
— https://www.ciis.edu/ciis-news-and-events/news-room/call-for-proposals-women-rising-new-visions-for-a-post-patriarchal-world


Marni Ashirah's work is based upon the Jewish tradition of the shiviti: art created for meditation upon, and reunion with, the divine presence. She draws upon Jewish sacred and cultural literature to highlight aspects of nature and the feminine within ideas of divinity. These aspects are present throughout Biblical literature and the mythology and iconography of the Middle East from which these text derive, and in working with them, Marni Ashirah practices re-weaving and re-vivifying the feminine and natural world within current Judaism and all traditions that draw upon the Hebrew Bible and other Jewish texts.