Joan Cichon,  who is a Priestess of Avalon, has a PhD in Women’s Spirituality from the California Institute of Integral Studies.  For the past twenty-five years Joan has spent several months in Crete each year studying, visiting archaeological sites and museums, and exploring Crete as well as other Greek islands.  She has led Goddess pilgrimages to Crete and has herself been a pilgrim to Goddess sites all over the world. Joan has published an article tracing the origins of the Eleusinian Mysteries to ancient Crete, and an another elucidating how archaeomythology enables us to understand the spiritual life of the ancient world in the anthology entitled: Myths Shattered and Restored (2016).  She is a retired history professor and reference librarian, and a board member of the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology. Joan is a certified Let Your Yoga Dance instructor.