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 two of the amazing contributors to the book and Priestesses: Reverend Ione and Dr. Pamela Eakins.
IONE is an author/playwright/director and an improvising word/sound artist. Her works include the critically acclaimed memoir, Pride of Family; Four Generations of American Women of Color, Nile Night, Remembered Texts from The Deep, Listening in Dreams & This is a Dream! She is playwright and director of Njinga the Queen King, (BAM’s Next Wave Festival) the dance opera Io and Her and the Trouble with Him (Union Theater, Wisconsin), The Lunar Opera; Deep Listening For_Tunes, (Lincoln Center Out of Doors) and the experimental narrative film Dreams of the Jungfrau, shot high in the Swiss Alps. All feature music and sound design by Pauline Oliveros.
She and Oliveros are currently collaborating with Egyptian artists on The Nubian Word for Flowers, A Phantom Opera. Inspired by the Nubian Diaspora and the life of Lord Horatio Herbert Kitchener of Khartoum, the opera is “a deep dream exploration of the Colonial Mind”.
A specialist in dreams and the creative process, Ione conducts retreats throughout the world. She is Artistic Director of Deep Listening Institute, Ltd. and Director of the Ministry of Maåt, Inc. Both organizations act to foster harmonious world community. Connect further with Ione at her website Ionedreams.us.
Anciently of the Clan Eakins of the Isle of Skye, Pamela Eakins is a scribe, poet, professor, mediator and peacemaker. She has taught at the University of Colorado and StanfordUniversity. She holds a doctorate in sociology from theUniversity of Colorado at Boulder.
Pamela is the author of The Lightning Papers; Wild Voracious LOVE, Heart, Breath, & Graceful Movement; Tarot of the Spirit; Priestess; Passages for a Spiritual Birth; The American Way of Birth and Mothers in Transition.
Her mission is social change through the one true path—Love. Her joy is writing and teaching writing, transformational symbology, and the evolution of consciousness. Connect further at PamelaEakins.net
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