Foremothers of the Women’s Spirituality Movement: Elders and Visionaries By Miriam Robbins Dexter and Vicki Noble

About Miriam Robbins Dexter

Miriam Robbins Dexter holds a PhD in ancient Indo-European languages and linguistics and a BA in classics, both from UCLA. She is the author of Whence the Goddesses: A Source Book and coauthor (with Victor Mair) of the award-winning book Sacred Display: Divine and Magical Female Figures of Eurasia. Dr. Dexter has also published scholarly articles and nine encyclopedia articles on ancient female figures, and she has edited and coedited sixteen scholarly volumes; she edited and supplemented Marija Gimbutas’ The Living Goddesses (University of California Press).

Vicki Noble is a feminist scholar who taught the first women's interdisciplinary studies program at Colorado College. Noble worked for many years with archaeologist Marija Gimbutas, and has lectured and taught at the graduate level, both in the United States and abroad, on female shamanism and the healing arts.She has written several books, developed a ritual healing process, and led tours of women on pilgrimage to sacred Goddess sites around the world, including to Peru, Ireland, England, Bali, Malta, Greece, Turkey, Egypt and the Aegean Islands. She is a Scholar in Residence in the Women’s Spirituality graduate program at New College of California in San Francisco and teaches at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Her most recent research project has taken her into Russia to work with archaeologist, Jeannine Davis-Kimball, director of the Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads and founder of the Kazakh/American Research Project.