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From the Realm of the Ancestors

From the Realm of the Ancestors, edited by Joan Marler, is an extensive anthology in honor of Gimbutas. Over sixty contributors range from archaeologists to linguists to geneticists to artists, poets, and ritual makers. Reading it, I was struck by both the depth and scope of her knowledge and the broad spectrum of people she influenced. Joan Marler has done an enormous job collecting, arranging, editing and framing this amount of material. I (Starhawk) am proud to have an article in it myself. The book is published by:

Knowledge, Ideas and Trends, Inc.
1131 Tolland Turnpike
Manchester CO 06040
1 800 826-0529

The ISBN number (for ordering) is ISBN1-879198-25-8

It appears to be no longer available new, but there are still be copies from time to time at Amazon.com -- search for latest availability.


The National Film Board of Canada has information online about Donna Read's films, including how to buy or borrow them for viewing.

Donna Read's Women and Spirituality films (The Burning Times, Goddess Remembered, and Full Circle) are available on video from Serpentine Music in California.


The World of the Goddess, a video that features a lecture given by Marija and many images of the ancient figurines, appears to be unavailable new, but you may be able to still find it occasionally. Search for it at Amazon to check availability. (VHS only).

Several other Gimbutas lectures, workshops, and interviews are available on audiocassette and videocassette from Sound Photosynthesis.



The Joseph Campbell and Marija Gimbutas Library, located on the campus of Pacifica Graduate Institute, is "a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the preservation of a unique collection of manuscripts, books, and memorabilia from two of the twentieth century's most influential cultural scholars: Joseph Campbell and Marija Gimbutas. "


Both Marija's and Starhawk's works have frequently been featured as part of San Francisco's CIIS Public Lectures and Workshops program. The California Institute of Integral Studies is a unique independent institution of higher learning based in San Francisco dedicated to integrating theoretical knowledge, personal experience, and spiritual wisdom. CIIS offers innovative accredited graduate programs in psychology, philosophy, religion, and cultural studies; including a Women's Spirituality program leading to a PhD in Humanities, Concentration in Philosophy, Religion, Emphasis in Women's Spirituality; or an MA in Philosophy Religion, Concentration in Women's Spirituality. Also available are an on-line program in learning and change; and a B.A. completion program.


Habitations of the Great Goddess, a book by Cristina Biaggi on the on temples of Malta and the islands north of Scotland. Forward by Marija Gimbutas.

Mavericks of the Mind features a photo and interview of Marija on their website.



Visit the "garden e danu" website, a work in progress by researcher Thomas R Holme. Inspired by the work of Marija Gimbutas, he has put together an amazing series of pages, including images and extensive text.


A comprehensive (40 page, 6400 entries) index to The Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, by Barbara G. Walker, HarperCollins, 1983, is available by e-mail, or as a print copy, from Beedy Parker at beedyparker@gwi.net, (207) 236-8732, or 68 Washington St., Camden, ME, 04843. This index, compiled in 2003 by Cheryl Brooks, a professional indexer, provides a guide through the history of the lost goddess."


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