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Italy's Witches and Medicine Women, Part 1

  • The Sacred Well 536 Grand Avenue Oakland, CA, 94610 United States (map)

Italy's Witches and Medicine Women, Part 1
with Karyn Crisis
Sunday, July 30, 5:00-7:00PM
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland
$15, please register in advance by calling 510-444-9366

Italy's Witches and Medicine Women,  the name of Karyn Crisis' forthcoming book, is based on her research while living among locals in Italy (the Ligure Region of Italy, Toscana area, Benevento and Sanniti area, Rome, and Udine region, and more).  She's interviewed 23 Streghe, Nonna healers, authors (from Benevento, Rome and Naples, and Perturo Irpino, historians, museum directors, ancient folk story experts, Inquisition researchers, Benandanti, and local women from healing lineages.) She's walked on remains of 2,000 year old Goddess temples, received healing treatments from Italian witches, learned about Europe's 500 year long Inquisition,  and crawled along the cobblestones where women were burned… and delved deep into the heart of what truly is an "Italian Witch." More than this being about the history of unsung female healers, her research has uncovered a most important matrilineal living practice (in  harmony with all of nature's cycles)  that was destroyed and buried under the patriarchy in ancient times… and whose destruction has affected the modern world today. The Lecture presentation offers video interview footage, photos, and a brief overview of the enormous body of information her book contains, with time allowance for Q & A.

Karyn Crisis is  a spiritual Medium, channeling guidance from the Spirit world. Karyn is a Teacher of Mediumship (the system of channeling and communicating with the Spirit World based on the Master Teachings) and  has trained people in many occult practices to deepen and clarify their own work with the Spirit world such as: witches, healers, empaths, modern shamans and druids, ghost hunters, tarot readers, spiritualists, skeptics, and psychic seekers. Her San Francisco-based workshops have been a popular and integral part of the Spiritualist community in the Bay Area.

Karyn’s Writings are currently focused on reclaiming Ancient Wisdom received through the Old Ways. This feminine, receptive practice of devotional Mediumship offers empowerment in our modern times through connecting us to our still-living legacy of the Medicine Women, Wise Women, and “Witches” of the past, as well as to their Goddess Guides and Teachers.  Karyn’s own Guides are working with her to document these Master Teachings as they have been taught by Goddess Guides since ancient times.