Saturday, October 08, 2005


Go HERE to listen to audios of speakers from the Sept./Oct. “Societies of Peace: 2nd World Congress on Matriarchal Studies” Conference!

Here are just a few:

Barbara Mann, Bear Clan of the Ohio Seneca, Iroquois, USA. "They Are the Soul of the Councils": The Iroquoian Model of Woman-Power [Keynote Speaker]

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

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

Joan Marler, USA. Old Europe through a Matriarchal Lens

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

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

Claudia von Werlhof, Austria, The Utopia of a Motherless World – Patriarchy as "War-System"

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

And many more! (I know what I’m going to be doing for the rest of the evening.)

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