In the German speaking countries, the term “matriarchy” as well as modern Matriarchal Studies and Matriarchal Spirituality have successfully gained ground. They splendidly restored the creative impact of women’s contribution to human cultural development and incited many of them to stand up for a better society.
The International Academy HAGIA has a pioneering role in this movement. 20 years ago, its founding mother started to teach modern Matriarchal Studies and to combine scholarship with politics and spirituality at the Academy. Systematically, this new field of knowledge and matriarchal spirituality were promoted at the Academy and carried out into the world by two significant congresses: the “First World Congress on Matriarchal Studies” in 2003 in Luxembourg/Europe and the “Second World Congress on Matriarchal Studies” in 2005 in Texas/U.S. Each one of these congresses was a great success.
Scholars from all over the world and matriarchal researchers from still existing matriarchal societies in different continents now integrate Matriarchal Studies and its political topicality into their investigations. They consider these studies – just as we do at the Academy HAGIA – not only a highly innovative socio-cultural science, but also a vision of a peaceful society of the future.
And we celebrated together with many women at three jubilee festivals, which were dedicated to the three aspects of the Great Goddess:
Festival of the White Goddess of Renewal in spring, April 2006, at the original seat of the Academy, Weghof, close to Passau
Spring festival at the Academy HAGIA (please klick on photos to see them on an enlarged scale)
Festival of the Red Goddess of the far-reaching Relationships in summer, July 2006, Festival week in Bonn at the Women’s Museum
Summer festival in Bonn (please klick on photos to see them on an enlarged scale)
Festival of the Black Goddess of Transformation in fall, September 2006, Festival week in Dresden at the Town Hall, Protestant University, and Women’s Labyrinth
Fall festival in Dresden (please klick on photos to see them on an enlarged scale)