SSG004 At the Intersection of Tantra, Feminism, and Matriarchy- with Laura Amazzone

For episode number 4 we are joined Yogini, Priestess and Goddess Scholar Laura Amazzone. Laura is the author of the book, "Goddess Durga and Sacred Female Power," and has published numerous articles in academic journals and anthologies in the fields of Tantrism, Hinduism and Women’s Spirituality. She has also contributed entries to the Encyclopedia of Hinduism and the Encyclopedia of Goddessses of World Culture. 

 Laura teaches in the Yoga and Philosophy program at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, online at Mystery School of the Goddess and privately, offering classes, rituals, and workshops on the Goddesses, history and ritual practices of the Kaula, Shakta and Tantra traditions into which she has been initiated. In this interview we explore:

• Tantra- what it is and what it is not and how this varies among different lineages we hear about (Shakta, Sri Vidya, Kaula, etc.)

• Star codes and the relationship between Tantric Wisdom Goddesses and the 7 Sisters of the Pleides 

• The importance of understanding the historical context of Tantric teaching stories and how Myths have often been taken out of context and used as a means of controlling women and avoiding responsibility

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Musical enhancement for this episode includes my own original Sri Devotional coming from practices shared by Mark Whitwell through, as well as “Find a Better Way” by Aloka from the album “North Star”