• grahn
    Judy Grahn, Ph.D., currently serves as Co-Director and Research Faculty of the Women's Spirituality M.A. program at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. She is internationally known as a poet, woman-centered cultural theorist, co-founder of lesbian-feminism, and early contributor to literature of women's spirituality. Her work centers on the reclamation of stories, values and methods of Sacred Feminine traditions. Read more >>

  • grenn
    Deborah J. Grenn, Ph. D. is Co-Director and Core Faculty in the Women's Spirituality M.A. Program at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, California. She founded The Lilith Institute, A Center for the Study of Sacred Text, Myth & Ritual (1997), is founding priestess/kohenet of Mishkan Shekhinah, a sanctuary honoring the Sacred Feminine in all (2007), as well as Voice of the Spirit, a San Francisco Bay Area women's... Read more >>

  • teish
    Yoruba Chief Luisah Teish, a priestess of the West African river goddess Oshun, is an acclaimed spiritual leader as well as author of the witty, provocative and highly acclaimed Jambalaya: The Natural Women's Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals, as well as Carnival of the Spirit and Jump Up!. She is a woman of wide-ranging talents - writer, storyteller, educator, performer, ritualist, and playwright, to name only a few. Read more >>

  • moser
    Mary Beth Moser, Ph.D., is an Italian American independent scholar who researches, writes and gives presentations on the Black Madonnas of Italy (Dea Madre). She holds a M.A. in Women's Spirituality from New College of California, and a B.S. in Mathematics from Colorado State University. Her work is fueled by her love for Italy, where she has traveled widely, and by her devotion to the Dark Mother. Read more >>

  • proctor
    Tina Proctor holds an M.A. in Women's Spirituality from New College of California, an M.S. in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University and currently works as a biologist for a federal land management agency. Her article is a curious blend of two of her current passions: great apes and the moon. Her hope is that homo sapiens will, in all parts of the world, recognize our kinship with other primates and... Read more >>

  • nane
    Nané Ariadne Jordan, Ph.D., is undertaking doctoral studies in Education in the Centre for Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education (CCFI) at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. She holds a B.F.A. in Photography from the University of Ottawa, and completed her M.A. in Women's Spirituality at New College of California, with a thesis exploring intersections of ecofeminism, midwifery practices and politics, and women's "natural,' physiologic birth experiences. Read more >>

  • diannejennett
    Dianne E. Jenett, Ph.D., is Co-Director of the Women's Spirituality M.A. program at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, as well as Adjunct and Research Faculty at California Institute of Integral Studies and Sonoma State University. She is the founder of Serpentina, a collaboration in support of 'woman-centered research for everybody.' She is also one of four co-authors of the groundbreaking qualitative research methodology, Organic Inquiry, first published in Organic Inquiry: If Research Were Sacred. Read more >>

  • pollywood
    Polly Wood, M.F.A., M.A., is a percussionist, songstress, and dancer devoted to preserving the Divine Feminine through music, dance, art, and scholarship. She is the author of The Men$trual Origins of Money: Radical Economics in the Presence of the Divine, Sacred Feminine as well as Metaformia's anthem, Bledsung. Polly's work explores ways to creatively demystify and increase visibility of women's rituals in the global economy. Read more >>

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    Sharon Moloney, Ph. D., is a women’s health practitioner and therapist.  With a background as a fertility consultant, childbirth educator and hypnotherapist, she has a private practice working with couples and individual clients on a range of reproductive and other issues.  Her doctoral research explored Australian women’s experiences of menstruation and birth as spiritual phenomena. Read more >>

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    Anya de Marie, M.A. is a scholar, activist and dancer and has been Assistant Editor for Metaformia Journal since 2005. She has worked in domestic violence, sexual assault, economic and immigrant rights, ecology, and Latin American solidarity movements. She conducted her master's thesis, "Building the Dragon's Nest: A Community's Metaformic Evolution," in a community-based women's building process. She has presented her research and writings at various academic conferences and community events. Read more >>