Annine van der Meer
Wednesday 2nd August – morning
Talk: WISDOM RETURNING
Before male-dominated societies there were egalitarian societies of peace, in which the mothering female was at the center, matriarchies. These female oriented societies used a lost language of symbols that mostly is not understood by traditional science. A multidisciplinary method is used to reconstruct and remember this lost language of symbols. Retracing sacred feminine art or ‘Venus Art’ can provide a great leap forwards in retrieving women friendly egalitarian cultures. This new Her Story approach brings to an end a male world history without women. It maps the contribution of woman to evolution and future world peace.
Saturday 5th August – afternoon
Workshop: New Light on the Black Madonna
Why is it that in France one finds a disproportionally larger number of statues of the Black Madonna than in other countries? Why is she found here preferably in power places in a landscape with an increased energy level? Why is it that in France the character of the Black Madonna is closely related to Mary Magdalene?
We will research from different perspectives the colour black in connection with the Dark Mother: cosmology, alchemy, depth psychology, neuropsychology, sacred geography and art history. She is the dark cosmic womb of the first light. In her dark and light work together. We will honour and experience the 13 sacred body postures of the Divine Female.
Dr. Annine E.G. van der Meer is historian, theologian and expert on feminine symbolism. She is author of a number of keynote books on the concealed history of the sacred feminine and women. Her topics are women – and goddess studies and old and modern egalitarian societies of peace. She is the founder and president of the Dutch PanSophia Academy, school of Wisdom, where she also teaches. Since 2009 she has visited various international matriarchy and gift economy conferences. In July 2016 she was invited by Ewha Women’s University in Seoul in Korea to lecture about Wisdom and the interdisciplinary method she developed to uncover peaceful and female-centred societies.