Friday, September 30, 2005

TUNE INTO Matriarchy Conference!

The live webcast of the 2nd World Congress on Matriarchal Studies is going on now, live, here! (Actually, it's 10:08 am, and I've tuned in to a lot of chatter and two guys close up to some mikes they're adjusting, and now they're starting! A woman has just introduced a man from AFrica, who will do the opening ritual, and they're adjusting the mike on him.... Gotta go and listen!)

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE: (Central Standard Time!! or whatever is the time zone that's one to the west of Maine; it's 10:30 here, but 11:30 there....)

Friday 30th September Texas State University, San Marcos

11:30 a. m. - 2 p. m. Panel 5: West and South Africa

Wilhelmina J. Donkoh, Akan, Ghana, West Africa
Female Leadership among the Ashante

Gad A. Osafo, healer, Akan, Ghana, West Africa
Akan Healing Heritage – an Overview

C├ęcile Keller, woman doctor/healer, Switzerland
Matriarchal Medicine

Dr. Yvette Abrahams, Khoekhoe, Namibia, South Africa
Living in Our Natural World:
Indigenous Women, Power and Knowledge

Bernedette Muthien, Khoisan, South Africa
Beyond Patriarchy: The Khoisan and Partnership

2 - 2:30 p. m. Discussion with the audience
2:30 - 4 p. m. Lunch Break

Part IV. Present Matriarchal Societies - Asia

4 - 6 p. m. Panel 6: India, Sumatra, China

Patricia Mukhim, Khasi, Northeast India
Matriliny among the Khasi and Garos of Meghalaya:
Challenges and Opportunities

Savithri de Tourreil, Nayar, Kerala, Southwest India/Canada
Nayars: matrilineal or matriarchal or a bit of both?
How do they fit into a South Indian Matrix

Peggy Reeves Sanday, USA
Divine Queenship: Considerations from the Minangkabau of West Sumatra
of West Sumatra

Ibu Ita Malik, Minangkabau, Sumatra, Indonesia
The Role of Minangkabau Women

6 - 6:30 p. m. Break

6:30 - 7:30 p. m. Lamu Gatusa, Mosuo, China
A Sacred Place of Matriarchy: Lugu Lake – Harmonious Past and Challenging Present

Danshilacuo, Mosuo, China
Mosuo Woman – Environment, Pullulation, and Views on Own Culture

7:30 - 8 p. m. Discussion with the audience

Saturday 1st October Texas State University, San Marcos

Opening ritual

Part V. Past - Historical Matriarchal Societies

9 - 11:30 p.m. Panel 7: Research in the USA

Joan Marler, USA
Old Europe through a Matriarchal Lens

Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum, Italy/USA
Black Madonnas, Cathars, and Witches – Peaceful Societies and Violence

Vicki Noble, USA
Those Without Husbands: How the Amazons Got Their Name

Marguerite Rigoglioso, USA
In Search of the Libyan Amazons: Preliminary Research in Tunisia

Susan Gail Carter, USA
The Matristic Roots of Japan
and the Emergence of the Japanese Sun Goddess, Amaterasu-o-mi-kami

11:30 - 12 P. m. Discussion with the audience
12 - 2 p. m. Lunch Break

2 - 4 p. m. Panel 8: Research in Europe

Annette Kuhn, Germany
Transitions of Matriarchal Power in the Symbolic and Social Sphere in History

Kurt Derungs, Switzerland
Landscape of the Ancestress. Principles of the Matriarchal
Philosophy of Nature and the Mythology of Landscape

Kaarina Kailo, Finland
The "Helka Fest" - Traces of a Finno-Ugric Matriarchy and Worldview?

Christa Mulack, Germany
Matriarchal Structures in the Hebrew Bible

4 - 4:30 p. m. Discussion with the audience
4:30 - 5 p. m. Break

5 - 5:40 p. m. Origin of Patriarchy

Heide Goettner-Abendroth, Germany
Origin of Patriarchy -
Criticism of Theories and a Suggestion for the Solution

5:40 - 6 p. m. Discussion with the audience

8 - 9 p. m. Evening program
Max Dashu, USA
Slides Show: Mother-Right and Gender Justice

Lydia Ruyle, USA
Icons: Sacred Images of the Divine Feminine Around the Globe

Sunday 2nd October San Marcos, Texas

At the Parks and Recreation Dept. Activities Center
501 East Hopkins
San Marcos TX 78766

Opening ritual

Part VI. Matriarchal Politics

9 - 11 a. m. Big Panel: All of the lecturers are invited who would like to make
a short statement on this topic.
Discussion with the audience

11 - 11:30 a. m. Break

11:30 - 12:30 p.m. Developing a DECLARATION

San Marcos River

3 - 6 p. m.
Public matriarchal ritual of

"The Circle of a Peaceful World"


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Morgaine said...

Athana- do you know if anyone is recording it?