The book that inspired the Gathering of Priestesses series was Stepping into Ourselves: An Anthology of Writings on Priestesses from Goddess Ink Books. In this interview, Gathering of Priestesses welcomes Candace Kant, one of the Managing Editors of Goddess Ink. Author and Wisdom Teacher and one of the contributors to the book, Vicki Noble joins the interview via phone.
Candace Kant holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in history from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a Ph.D. in history from Northern Arizona University. She taught history, women’s studies and religious studies at the College of Southern Nevada since 1976, Upon retirement she was awarded the title Emerita. She develops and teaches courses in applied Pagan and Goddess Spirituality at the Temple of Goddess Spirituality Dedicated to Sekhmet in Cactus Springs, Nevada and through the College of Southern Nevada Continuing Education department. She is a member of the faculty of Cherry Hills Seminary, the first Pagan seminary in the United States.
Vicki Noble is a radical feminist healer, author, independent scholar and wisdom teacher. Born in 1947 and raised in Iowa, she awakened to the Goddess and Women’s Spirituality on her arrival in Berkeley, California in 1976. Through a ‘shamanic healing crisis’, she opened psychically to the healing, art, yoga, and divination processes that led to the creation of the Motherpeace tarot. Since then she has written several books, including Shakti Woman (a handbook for healers) and The Double Goddess (a history of female shamanism). She has developed a powerful ritual healing process, teaches and lectures internationally, and has led tours of women on pilgrimage to sacred Goddess sites around the world. Learn more at her website, Motherpeace.com.
The next Gathering of Priestesses event is 1/27 and we welcome Hallie Eavelyn, co-founder of Spirit Quest Tours.