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Image, Symbol and Culture:Visting the Grandmothers

Grandmother of Hohle Fels, Germany. 40,000 BCE


In this PD I will be sharing my experiences from last year’s journey to Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey, Austria, Hungary, and Germany. I went to those countries to “visit with the Grandmothers”, my name for experiencing the landscape, images and symbols of Goddess. We will revisit the work of Marija Gimbutas, the Lithuanian/ American archaeologist whose controversial 1956 Kurgan has recently been supported by DNA testing.  We will visit caves and temples where our Neolithic and Palaeolithic ancestors honoured Great Mother/ Goddess. 

We will engage images and symbols and give form to what arises from embodied experience. 

“Visual images of the Goddesses stand in stark contrast to the image of God as an old white man, jarring us to question our culture’s view that all legitimate power is male and that female power is dangerous and evil. The image of the naked Eve brazenly taking the apple from the serpent, then cowering in shame before a wrathful male God, tells us not only that female will is the source of all the evil in the universe, but also that the naked female body is part of the problem. This image communicates to the deep mind the message that female will and female nakedness must be controlled and punished by male authority. In contrast, the Goddesses show us that the female can be symbolic of all that is creative and powerful in the universe. The simplest and most profound meaning of the image of the Goddess is the legitimacy and goodness of female power, the female body, and female will.¨-Carol P. Christ, Rebirth of the Goddess

When: Sunday 24rd March 2018

Time: 10.15 for a 10:30am start    4.30pm 

Where: Kaalii’s home: 

Address: 1 Kallamondah Road, Ferny Creek. Coming up from Ferntree Gully, it’s a left turn into Kallamondah Road, but the turn is too sharp, so go further up Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, do a U-turn, and turn right into Kallamondah Rd. The driveway is immediately on the left. There is some parking on the property, and some parking diagonally opposite Kallamondah Rd on Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd. If you need to leave early it’s best to park on the main road and walk across to Kallamondah Rd.

Cost: ASCP  Members – $100 Non members – $110                  Students – $80

Points: 6 PD Points will be allocated


Bendigo Bank 

BSB: 633 000    Account No: 122211121

*Please bring a plate to share for lunch 

To confirm your place please pay online then email 

Dyan on       Mobile 0418 605623