Goddess Festival Presenters 2024


Susun S. Weed - a green witch and wise woman, is an extraordinary teacher with a joyous spirit, a powerful presence, and an encyclopedic knowledge of herbs and health. She is the voice of the Wise Woman Way, where common weeds, simple ceremony, and compassionate listening support and nourish health/wholeness/holiness. She has opened hearts to the magic and medicine of the green nations for five decades. Ms. Weed's six herbal medicine books focus on women's health topics including menopause, childbearing, and breast health. Susun's newest book -- Abundantly Well - Seven Medicines -- is already being hailed as a landmark, "critically needed and timely, it redefines patient-centered care."
Visit her site www.susunweed.com for information on her workshops, apprenticeships, correspondence courses and more! Go to: www.wisewomanmentor.com for Susun's free herbal ezine and also mentorship offerings for those who want to go deeper. 
z-latimes-thumbnail.jpgZsuzsanna Budapest recognized a need for a spiritual dimension so far lacking in the feminist movement and started the Women's Spirituality Movement. Founder of the Susan B. Anthony Coven Number l, the first feminist witches' coven, which became the role model for thousands of other spiritual groups being born and spreading across the nation. Author of The Aquarian Holy Book of Women's Mysteries, the seminal book of the Women's Spiritual movement. Pioneer against laws prohibiting fortune telling. Her own 1975 case paved the way for women everywhere to tap into that birthright as a way to earn a living and serve the public.
Z has led rituals, lectured, taught classes, given workshops, written articles tirelessly, and published several books on multiple topics. Her works include Grandmother Moon, The Grandmother of Time, Summoning the Fates, and Z's Easy Tarot. Her ordained Daughters include many who have gone on to teach and lead in their own right, creating a lineage of fierce, independent women who continue the legacy of raising consciousness and bringing women to the Goddess.

Miri Hunter Haruach, Ph.D. has studied tarot for over thirty years.  She has worked with many pioneers in the field including Z Budapest, Vickie Noble, and Karen Vogel.  She is the creator of the the Queen of Sheba Oracle Deck; a deck which weaves the legends and stories about the matriarchal Land of Sheba into a wisdom journey of self-knowledge.   She received her doctorate in Women’s Spirituality from the the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.  At the core of her academic work is a fusion of the Sacred Feminine and the performing arts.Her studies have taken her to sacred pilgrimage sites all over the world including Greece, Turkey, Israel and Malta.

In 2013, she moved to the Hi-Desert in order to enjoy the beauty of the desert, and in 2017 she founded the Hi-Desert's Thought Theatre Morongo Basin Company and Co-Founded the Hi Desert Fringe Festival. She was awarded the honor of Best Director of a Play by Broadway World for the Palm Springs region. In 2022 Miri received the Desert Star award for directing. 
Professor Hunter is currently an adjunct associate professor at St. Mary's College in Moraga, CA and Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree CA.