Panel Talks & Workshops
Dr Michelle Asantewa explores the origins, evolution, and legacy of the African Divine Feminine
- 8:00 pm
18 April 2022
Online | Donation
The African Divine Feminine was everywhere reflected in our ancient civilisations. She was the primordial waters of Nun, she was the sky goddess Nut. The twin goddess Mawu-Lisa (of Dahomey and reflecting the Sun/Moon cosmological pairing). She was not the fabricated ‘super matriarch’ but rather, as Mama Zogbe (Dr Vivian Hunter) tells us: “for 6,000 years, Africa was ruled by a powerful order of Sibyl matriarchs. They produced the world’s first oracles, prophetess and prophets. Known as “Pythoness,” they worked the oracles in the Black Egyptian colonies in ancient Greece, Rome, Turkey, Israel, Syria and Babylon.”
These sybils, later linked to Amazonian (of Greek naming) warriors were defenders of the Great Mother but the development of Patriarchy and its incumbent dominance cast aside the African woman’s sacred role as goddess. HERstory was overshadowed by sister replicas such as Venus, Aphrodite, Artemis which dominant narratives have epitomised and as such pitted against the Divine Sovereignty of African goddesses in mythology.
In this interactive workshop we aim to celebrate the African Divine Feminine. It will feature sensory activities to elevate the imagination, creativity, intuition, nurturing, compassion, love and spirituality. Participants will be invited to embrace this powerful energy to reconnect with ancient systems through which we honoured the Divine Mother, the African Goddess.
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