• March 6, 2020
  • 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Namaste Hall
    California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)
    1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Add to Calendar 03/06/2020 12:00 pm 03/06/2020 2:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Healing Modalities: Re-Claiming Our Black/Brown HerStories from 3,000,000 BCE to the Present Join the online MA and PhD at CIIS to celebrate International Women's Day with Eahr Joan's exquisite presentation Namaste Hall
California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)
1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
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The legacy of one black/brown Universal Mother was first witnessed by me some 40 years ago following a tremendous rainstorm. The understanding was, “We all came from the same mother and she was black.” - Eahr Joan

This evening’s lecture includes extensive field-work images relative to a four-decade-long discovery process launched because of a rainstorm in 1980. In addition to a rare Ancient Black Goddesses Collection, other world-wide dark mother narratives include: 11th – 18th century Medieval Madonnas, black Aphrodite, Mecca’s Ka’ab, Irelands Sheela-Na-Gigs, black Madonnas who were later Marinized, contemporary black American women, Native American Indians including First Nation Tribes; and Slaves to Suffrage & Beyond. The overview of this evening’s narrative is to Re-Member the universal origin of one Dark-Mother who embodies healing modalities, including current racial and gender divisions.

Eahr Joan Eahr Joan is author and archivist of Re-Genesis Encyclopedia,* prior-adjunct faculty at California Institute of Integral Studies, Women’s Spirituality Graduate, and 1994-2018 Reference Librarian at Laurance S. Rockefeller Library. Credentials include MA in Philosophy and Religion (WSE '00), 12 years of supervised research at London's British Museum Library, and 40 plus photographic fieldwork trips throughout North Africa, Europe, and East Asia. Curator and director of the 8000 GSA slide collection: Goddess, Sites and Artifacts (1980-2000.)

* ReGenesis Encyclopedia: Synthesis of the Spiritual Dark-Motherline, Integral Research, Labyrinth Learning, and Eco-thea-logy.

As her legacy to CIIS, we proudly present:   
Eahr Joan’s Ten CIIS Legacy Projects - 2016 to 2021

Co-presented by: CIIS Women's Spirituality Program and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

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