digital presentations by Max Dashu

Swimming in the Sacred



Gestures of calling in, benediction, gathering power, from Australia, Baja California, Algeria, Niger, Arabia, Ethiopia, Bulgaria, Egypt, Zimbabwe, Crete, Ukraine, Canaan, Germany, Central African Republic, Peru, Italy, Nigeria, Mexico, Britain, Japan, Czech Republic, Spain, Ecuador, and Apache Nation.



Trance, Shapeshifters, Spirit Flight

Out-of-body journeys, shapeshifting and animal doubles, shamanic steeds (dragons, stags, eagles, chimeras); serpent powers, bees, wolves, and tigers. Ancient Spain, Algeria, South Africa, Egypt, Scandinavia, Arctic, China, Bulgaria, Iran, Mexico, Ecuador, Crete and Greece, Canaan, France, Italy, Zimbabwe, Congo, India; entheogens in Peru, Siberia, Chad.

woman sucking out illness through a horn


Witches and Pagans

Cauldrons, wands, crystals, horns and drums. Women with wolves, ravens, and snakes. Ethnic names for witch as knower, chanter, shapeshifter, herb-woman. Goddess of the witches and the witches' ride on shamanic animals (and brooms). Diabolization and burnings. Familiars, daturas, flying ointments, witch-mounts and other destinations. Saunas, smudging, herbal chants, and diviners.


Woman Shaman Series: Living Traditions


Visual Talks by Max Dashu. All titles are live visual presentations (average 90 minutes)
with a break midway and more time for questions and discussion.
Tech requirements: digital projector with VGA cable, screen, and mic.

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