At a critical juncture in time, when writing in cuneiform appeared in ancient Sumeria, it is said the cultures of the Great Goddess succumbed to the rise of Patriarchal society. Thus written history, barely records Herstory, but the traces can be found from; Paleolithic artifacts to Shamanistic / Indigenous myth.
Part 1: The Divine feminine and our Archaic Ancestors
The 1st part of this workshop will take you on a whirlwind tour of 500,000 years of HerStory, through the lens of Venus (the planet and her archetypes). Tracing Herstory from artifacts and cave art, Archeoastronomy ; to mythology, Patricia will demonstrate how Venus’s allure goes deeper than her Greco/Roman representations and by following her light back; she beckons us to remember…… the dawn of consciousness itself.
Part 2: Venus and the foundations of ‘Civilization’- Inanna, Ishtar and Astarte
Following the thread of the ancient Great Goddess cultures from Paleolithic/ Neolithic times, we will explore the first written accounts of the Goddess in the ancient Sumerian myths of Inanna and Lilith. We will continue to explore Venus in the ‘fertile crescent’ (Near/Middle East her as she evolved into Ishtar and Astarte.
We will learn about this critical juncture in time where HERstory and HIStory clash and how the progressive eradication of the Great Goddess cultures came to be. With the rise of Abrahamic religions, Venus goes underground (except for Venus/Aphrodite)…but shines brightly in western magical, esoteric and Masonic traditions…We will continue to follow her light there to understand some of her deeper meaning.
Patricia will also tie all you’ve learned together by touching upon the psycho/spiritual meanings of the ‘inner and outer’ forms of Venus in astrology.
Patricia Walsh is a certified Deep Memory Process (DMP) regression practitioner (since 2001) and is the Chief US Trainer for Dr. Roger Woolger’s institute of Deep Memory Process (since 2003). She is also a graduate of the Jeffrey Wolf Green School of Evolutionary Astrology (2004) and is a certified Evolutionary Astrologer.
She is the author of Understanding Karmic Complexes : Evolutionary Astrology and Regression Therapy’ (The Wessex Astrologer, 2009). She is also a contributing author to ‘ Insights Into Evolutionary Astrology : A Diverse Collections of Essays by Prominent Astrologers” ( Llewellyn, 2010). She has lectured at conferences internationally since 2005, including NORWAC, UAC, ISAR, SOTA, Balkan Astrology Conference (Serbia), Edmonton Astrology Conference (CAN), Romania, Vancouver, London and Australia (CIA Star Camp 2013).
Combined with astrology, she specializes in multi-dimensional healing work based in Shamanic principles including; Soul Retrieval / Fragmentation and Spirit Releasement (Ancestral and Earthbound Spirit work). Her focus is in healing present and past life trauma synthesizing both intuitive hands-on healing and therapeutic approaches. Her website is at http://www.HealThePast.com