The Other Goddess
A presentation by Dr Joanna Kujawa
Thursday, September 1, 2022 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue: St Mary’s Anglican Church Hall
455 Main St. Kangaroo Point, QLD 4169
Admission: Members & Concession: $10 • Non-members: $15
Carl Jung, writing on the archetypes of the collective unconscious, reflected on a myth as a ‘specific stamp of an unconscious content and thus can reveal the nature of the soul’. In my talk, ‘The Other Goddess, Recovering the Archetype of the Goddess Lost: Ninmah, Inanna, Isis and Mary Magdalene’, I will discuss the lineage of goddesses that now reveal themselves to us again as the balancing act of the dance of the feminine (‘anima’) and the masculine (‘animus’), as well as sexuality and spirituality.
In my research on Mary Magdalene, I found many unusual links to feminine divinities of the past and have reached the conclusion that Mary Magdalene has become a focal point for the lost archetype of the Other Goddess in her conspicuous absence in our lives.
The stories of the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge, the Serpent and the Resurrection of the young king in the presence of the Goddess were previously recounted in Ancient Sumer, Babylon and Egypt with Inanna, Isis and Mary Magdalene at the centre of the archetypical story of the importance of the Other Goddess.
About the presenter
Dr. Joanna Kujawa is the author of The Other Goddess: Mary Magdalene and the Goddesses of Eros and Secret Knowledge (April 2022), many short stories (Best Australian Stories 2004 and 2005), essays and an academic volume on spiritual travel. She sees herself as a Spiritual Detective who asks difficult questions about spirituality, such as ‘Can spirituality and sexuality be experienced as one?’, ‘Who was the real Mary Magdalene?’ and ‘How can we bring back the Divine Feminine to create a more balanced and interconnected world?’ She has PhD from Monash University, and MA and BA from the University of Toronto. You can connect with her via her book – https:// www.amazon.com/Other-Goddess-Magdalene-GoddessesKnowledge/dp/1945026847, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube, https://www.joannakujawa.com