Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Saturday, July 28! The Once and Future Bee Priestess

Saturday, July 28! 8:30 AM University of Utah / Sunstone Symposium Session # 314 Paper: The Once and Future Bee Priestess

Presenter: Elizabeth Russell Quick has an M.A. in women’s spirituality from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, CA. Her previous Sunstone sessions include presentations on female shamanism in Judeo-Christian and Mormon traditions and on Emma Smith as shaman.

This session will examine the emblem and symbol of bee/hive, noting the connections between bees and their hives as symbolic of the feminine divine and a matriarchal society, the ancient bee priestess as shaman, and the idea of contemporary Mormon woman as bee priestess. It also examines the connections between the nineteenth- century restoration movement and its restored symbol of bee and hive, and the parallel emergence of the women’s movement and feminist spirituality from the nineteenth century into the twenty-first century.

Respondent: Doe Daughtrey has a PhD in religious studies and teaches courses on women and religion, religion in America, religion and popular culture, and Mormonism.

Monday, July 09, 2012

UPDATE - Goal Within $100! Send a young scholar to the Sunstone Symposium

PLEASE DONATE HERE: Please consider supporting your local Bee Priestess scholar. I have been able to pare down some of my projected expenses, so I have lbeen able to lower my goal to raise money for travel expenses and registration for the Sunstone symposium at the University of Utah. I've also received some donations offline. So I just need $100 to make sure I can get back home. If anyone is interested I will email you my thesis: Baz Luhrnann's Australia and the Sacred Feminine. Thank you for your support. Session #314 https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/SL12-prelim-online-update-7-9-12-as-of-940-pm.pdf

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