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Description of the Masks of the Goddess Project by Lauren Raine MFA and Collaborators
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Masks in traditional societies are viewed as liminal tools, as “vessels for the sacred powers”. After studying mask arts in Bali I returned to the U.S. in 1999 to create 30 multi-cultural masks based on feminine deities throughout the world. Inspired by Balinese sacred mask traditions, I wanted to offer the collection as contemporary "Temple Masks", devoted to celebrating mythologies of the Divine Feminine. The Collection has grown and traveled throughout the U.S., used by dancers, choreographers, storytellers, ritualists, priestesses, and psychologists.

Masks have so much transformative power. One might say that they are like cups, waiting to be filled. The Masks of the Goddesses were created to re-claim and re-invent these important stories, as well as empowering women to explore each archetype within herself. What does the story of Sedna , ocean mother of the Inuit, have to teach us about ecology and reciprocity with the Earth? What is the Gnostic Christian "Mirror of Sophia"? How is the "Descent of Inanna" a potent story of psychological death and rebirth, the journey toward wholeness? How is Spider Woman, the great native American Weaver, an important metaphor for our time?
Goddess  mask  Lauren_Raine 
8 weeks ago by Quercki
CHP undercover officer pulls gun on demonstrators - KTVU -
OAKLAND (BCN) -- A demonstration that started in Berkeley ended abruptly in Oakland Wednesday night when an undercover California Highway Patrol officer pulled out a gun and pointed it at the crowd.

Only a few dozen protesters remained from a mass of between 150 and 200 people. Two CHP officers, both dressed as civilians and wearing bandanas over their faces, were walking with the group when the demonstrators started pointing at them yelling, "Hey, they're undercover, they're cops!"

Oakland police Lt. Chris Bolton wrote on Twitter Thursday  that the officer was assigned to the CHP and was not an Oakland police officer. 

One Berkeley resident, Dylan, who declined to give his last name, said he pulled off the officer's bandana.

The two CHP officers started to walk away, but the protesters persisted, screaming at the two undercover cops. One of the officers pushed a protester aside. The man responded by pushing back and then the officer tackled him to the ground, handcuffing him.

The crowd, incensed, began to gather around them. The second officer pulled out his gun and pointed it at the crowd. More officers quickly arrived and dispersed the crowd.

"I'm a white man, and I pulled off (the officer's) mask, but they punched a black man," Dylan said. "He got arrested."

The march started on the University of California at Berkeley's campus, near the heart of the Free Speech Movement memorial. A group of roughly 100 to 150 people marched through campus, at one point entering a talk at Wheeler Hall, where PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel was speaking.
BlackLivesMatter  police  inflitrator  mask  violence  Oakland  Berkeley 
december 2014 by Quercki
The Masks of the Goddess-ritual, sacred masks and theatre of the Divine Feminine
Amaterasu Omikami
Aphrodite
Artemis
Bast
Bridgit





White Buffalo Calf Woman
Butterfly Woman
Selu - Cornmother
Gaia
The Virgin of Guadalupe





Hecate
Inanna
Isis
Kali
Lilith





The Morrigan
Oshun
Pele
Rainbow Woman
Sedna - Skeleton Woman





Sophia
Spiderwoman
Green Tara
White Tara
Yemaya





Persephone
Magdalene/Black Madonna
Blodeuwedd/Flora
Saraswati
Demeter/Ceres



Pomona
Freya





Amaterasu Omikami
Aphrodite
Artemis
Bast
Bridgit





White Buffalo Calf Woman
Butterfly Woman
Selu - Cornmother
Gaia
The Virgin of Guadalupe





Hecate
Inanna
Isis
Kali
Lilith





The Morrigan
Oshun
Pele
Rainbow Woman
Sedna - Skeleton Woman





Sophia
Spiderwoman
Green Tara
White Tara
Yemaya





Persephone
Magdalene/Black Madonna
Blodeuwedd/Flora
Saraswati
Demeter/Ceres


     
Pomona
Freya
     
Goddess  mask 
february 2012 by Quercki

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