With artist Karen Vogel,
Noble co-authored the Motherpeace Tarot Deck based upon the documented
history and ethnography of female
esoteric practices. Noble authored several highly
respected books on female shamanism, such as Shakti Woman, and Uncoiling the Snake, andshe is also publisher of the quarterly journal, Snakepower, which received a coveted Utne nomination as Best First Publication.
Vicki Noble currently
teaches at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and conducts tours
of sacred sites of the ancient goddess cultures in such exotic locales
as Bali, Greece, Turkey, and the
British Isles. Her most recent research project has taken her into Russia to work with another noted archaeologist, Jeannine Davis-Kimball, director of the Center for the Study of Eurasian
Nomads and founder of the Kazakh/American Research Project. Davis-Kimball's article Warrior Women of the Eurasian Steppes: Archaeology, 1997, suggests that the Amazons may not have
been only a figment of Herodotus's imagination.
Those who would
like to pursue their interest in Vicki Noble's contribution to this website,
or the connections between the Amazons and female shamanism, may contact
831-786-8810. Santa Cruz, California
courtesy of Katherine Neville's homepage:
Vicki Noble is a lesbian-identified
bisexual writer, artist, performance artist,educator, healer, and ritualist.
She teaches classes in Female Shamanism at the California Institute of
Integral Studies in San Francisco. She was a co-creator of the Motherpeace
Round Deck (1981) Tarot deck. Her works include Skakti Woman:
Feeling Our Fire, Healing Our World: The New Female Shamanism (1991), Uncoiling the Snake: Ancient Patterns in Contemporary Women's Lives (1993, anthology). She is also working on a book (which may be published by now) called The Double Goddess which will include an exploration of lesbian-centered Goddess iconography.
courtesy ofHERSTORY Lesbians in the arts
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