Journeys with Rebecca: Karen Tate, Goddess Calling Show 11 Part 1
Hosted by Rebecca Jernigan
Author and Goddess Spirituality leader Rev. Dr. Karen Tate has been selected to speak and moderate a panel for the prestigious Council for the Parliament of World Religions this October in Salt Lake City, Utah. This year the Parliament connects the dots between spirituality, culture and politics with major speakers such as the Dalai Lama, Dr. Karen Armstrong, Rev. Jim Wallis and Dr. Vandana Shiva bringing their global wisdom and practice to the Parliament’s theme, Reclaiming the Heart of Our Humanity. Rev. Dr. Tate and other speakers will address three critical issues facing people across the globe; Climate change and care for creation, income inequality and wasteful consumption and war, violence and hate speech.
“An independent scholar, speaker, radio show host, published author, and and social justice activist, Karen’s body of work blends her experiences of women-centered multiculturalism evident in archaeology, anthropology and mythology with her unique academic and literary talents and travel experience throughout the world. Her first book, Sacred Places of Goddess: 108 Destinations has garnered prestigious endorsements, while her second book, Walking an Ancient Path, Rebirthing Goddess on Planet Earth, was a finalist in the National Best Books of 2008 Awards. Tate’s work has been highlighted in the Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times and other major newspapers. Her new book, Goddess Calling, Inspirational Messages and Meditations of Sacred Feminine LIberation Thealogy is due out in early 2014. She is interviewed regularly in print, on television and on national public radio and hosts her own radio show, Voices of the Sacred Feminine considered a treasure trove of insight and wisdom for our time. Her work has segued into writing, producing and consulting on projects which bring the ideals and awareness of the Sacred Feminine into the mainstream world through television and film. She can be seen in the new documentary, Femme, Women Healing the World, produced by Wonderland Entertainment.”
Recently bestowed the titles “Wisdom Keeper of the Divine Feminine Movement” (Sagewoman Magazine) and voted “One of the Thirteen Most Influential Women in Goddess Spirituality” (Wood Priestess Blog), Rev. Dr. Karen Tate has hosted her long running radio show, Voices of the Sacred Feminine, considered a treasure trove of wisdom for our time. In the past nine years she has interviewed notable activists, scholars and spiritual leaders. She can be seen in the important film, Femme: Women Healing the World produced by actress Sharon Stone and Emmanuel Itier of Wonderland Entertainment.
Her book titles include: Sacred Places of Goddess: 108 Destinations, Walking An Ancient Path: Rebirthing Goddess on Planet Earth, Goddess Calling: Inspirational Messages & Meditations of Sacred Feminine Liberation Thealogy and she’s edited the anthology, Voices of the Sacred Feminine: Conversations to ReShape Our World, based on her aforementioned radio show. Rev. Dr. Karen Tate teaches the Unitarian Universalist programs, Cakes for the Queen of Heaven and Rise Up and Call Her Name and she also serves the Joseph Campbell Foundation as a RoundTable sponsor to foster adult continuing education. Karen has also been picked to speak at the upcoming prestigious interfaith gathering, Council for the Parliament of World Religions in Salt Lake City, UT.
Tate regularly speaks on the topics of women’s empowerment, social justice and sacred feminine liberation thealogy to improve the quality of life for women and men across the globe. She and her husband, Roy, have led spiritual journeys for women and men across five continents and after thirty happy years of marriage still reside in Venice Beach, CA with their two cats, Isis and Xena. You can find out more about Rev. Dr. Tate’s radio show, books, talks, and appearances by visiting her website, http://www.karentate.com.
The Sacred Feminine has been revered by human being on the planet for more than 40,000 years, evidenced by the artifacts and material culture of ancient and contemporary people, yet in our patriarchal culture, this vital herstory has been swept beneath the rug. What has that sweeping away of Goddess as deity, archetype and ideal cost humanity and what teachings and wisdom does mythology of the Sacred Feminine offer us for a more just and sustainable future?
This show was streamed live on Oct 20, 2015