January 22, 2010

Very Pleased to Announce this Special Event...

Join us for a special presentation and book signing with

Author and Women's Spirituality Scholar

Marguerite Rigoglioso.

Friday, January 29th, 7pm-9pm

Were specialized priestesses of antiquity dedicated to

DIVINE BIRTH as the highest form of spiritual practice?

The Cult of Divine Birth in Ancient Greece by Marguerite Rigoglioso: Book Cover

“Bold, creative, and courageous.” –– Marvin Meyer, The Gospel of Judas

In this presentation, Marguerite Rigoglioso, Ph.D., will discuss material from her groundbreaking new book The Cult of Divine Birth in Ancient Greece, exploring the “rape by gods”and supernatural conception stories from Greek history and myth in a startling new way that places virgin priestesses at the core of Western civilization.

Her careful research makes the case that divine birth was something deliberately attempted by holy women –– an elevated form of spiritual practice considered the only means of bringing avatars and true leaders to incarnation.

This serious scholarly study has tremendous implications for world religions with divine birth claims, including Christianity. It also helps reframe and reclaim the Virgin Mary as a deliberate agent in the conception of Jesus.

For more information on her work, visit http://cultofdivinebirth.com.

Marguerite Rigoglioso, Ph.D., holds a doctorate in humanities and a
master's in philosophy and religion from the California Institute of Integral
Studies (CIIS), as well as a bachelor's degree from Vassar College. She teaches
pioneering courses in women and religion at CIIS, Dominican University,
and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.

Marguerite Rigoglioso

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