Woman Shaman: The Ancients, Movie DVD by Max Dashu

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Medicine for Your Spirit! A rich multi-cultural record of medicine women, oracles, healers, trance-dancers and dreamers around the world. All of our Ancestresses. Two-disc DVD.
3 hours with music and commentary.
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This movie is a rich cultural record of medicine women, seers and oracles, healers, trance-dancers, shapeshifters, dreamers around the world.

Many of us were taught that female spiritual leaders didn't exist, or were insignificant, or that they were rare exceptions. We were taught that Indigenous medicine ways were superstitions. Experiencing the beauty, power and wisdom of these spiritual legacies is medicine for your spirit. Especially for all the women who have been marginalized and silenced in the name of religion.

Woman Shaman DVD Disc1 by Max DashuWoman Shaman DVD Disc2 by Max Dashu


Disc One: Invokers, Sacred Dance, Flight, Shapeshifters, Snakes, Animal Spirits, Shamanic Goddesses and Healers.

Disc Two: Drums, Rattles, Entheogens, Staffs, Fans, Herb Bundles, Headdresses, Mirrors, Commentary.


You'll see rare images of women's ceremonies in rock art, ecstatic dancers, ceramic sculptures of female shamans, Shamanic crowns, shamanic valences of the witch in Europe, sacred staffs, rattles, fans, and mirrors. Visions, oracular chambers, casting of lots, and laying on of hands.

Please note: The Institutional Rate is $300.00. If you are ordering for a college or library, please use this rate.

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 This movie is for everyone who knows the immense value of the most ancient spiritual ways—our birthright—however far back, or deep, we have to go to reach them.

Abstract female stone, neolithic Sudan archived by Max DashuMax-Dashu-Deasophy-Lecture.jpgMax Dashu founded the Suppressed Histories Archives in 1970 to research and document women's history from an international perspective. She has photographed some 15,000 slides and created 100 slideshows on female power and heritages transhistorically. For nearly 40 years, Max has presented hundreds of slide talks at universities, community centers, bookstores, schools, libraries, prisons, galleries, festivals and conferences around North America.

Her work bridges the gap between academia and grassroots education. It foregrounds indigenous women passed over by standard histories and highlights female spheres of power retained even in patriarchal societies. 

Max is known for her expertise on ancient female iconography in world archaeology, goddess traditions, and women shamans. She has also done extensive research on mother-right cultures and the origins of domination.

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