Ariel Gore is the author of the new book, Hexing the Patriarchy: 26 potions, spells and magical elixers to embolden the resistance. Gore is a journalist, writer, and teacher. Her novel We Were Witches was celebrated for its “piercing and wise” (Booklist) examination of modern womanhood. Gore is the founder of Hip Mama, an Alternative Press Award-winning publication covering the culture and politics of motherhood, and the creator of the Fascism Fatigue Coloring Book. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Ayn Cates Sullivan is the author of Heroines of Avalon and Other Tales. Her work focuses on mythology and folklore for the modern age. Sullivan’s series, “Legends of the Grail” also includes Legends of the Grail: Stories of Celtic Goddesses. Dr. Sullivan obtained her BA with honors at Hollins University, her Masters and Doctorate in Literature from Columbia University and King’s College London. She continues to study with British experts on Celtic myth and legend, including John and Caitlin Matthews. She is also the author of an award-winning series of inspirational children’s books and has won more than thirty literary awards for her works.
Zoe Helene is the founder of Cosmic Sister. Zoe is a classically trained multi-disciplinary artist and cultural activist best known for advocacy in the areas of psychoactive and psychedelic plants and fungi, specifically in regards to education, safety, legalization, and “psychedelic feminism,” a term and hashtag she coined and has popularized.
Karen is a leading voice for the empowerment of men, and an awakened masculinity. She is the author of Open Her: Activate 7 Masculine Powers to Arouse Your Woman’s Love & Desire. Karen Brody’s professional background includes a MA in Counseling Psychology and BA in Journalism, alongside a lifetime of personal growth work.
Our guest this week on Pathways is Sarah Mirk, author of Sex From Scratch: Making Your Own Relationship Rules. Sarah is a journalist whose work focuses on gender, politics, and good ideas. As an editor for national feminist magazine, Bitch, she writes online daily about tricky issues of race, class, and sexuality. Previously, Sarah worked as a staff writer for The Portland Mercury and The Stranger (in Seattle). In addition to traditional reporting, she also writes nonfiction comics, ranging from personal stories of female Guantanamo veterans in Symbolia Magazine to a very successful series of small press comics about Oregon history. She lives and works here in Portland, Oregon.
Our guest this week on Pathways is Katalin Koda, author of the book Fire of the Goddess: Nine Paths to Ignite the Sacred Feminine. Katalin is a passionate explorer of earth stories, women’s mysteries and the mythic expression of our world. A practicing Vajrayana Buddhist, Koda also works with indigenous wisdom and shamanism in her healing practice. She is a visionary artist, poet and dreamer and has been teaching workshops on women’s wisdom and spirituality, Reiki, shamanic journey and chakra healing for over fifteen years. Katalin is also the founder of the Fire of the Goddess Institute in Hawaii.
Jean Shinoda Bolen talks about her book Urgent Message From Mother: Gather the Women, Save the World. Jean is a Jungian analyst, psychiatrist and clinical professor at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco.