Karen Tate: Author, Lecturer, Sacred Tour Director

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For over two decades, Karen's work has been fueled by her intense interest and passion for travel, comparative religions, ancient cultures, and Goddess Spirituality and the resurging interest in the rise of the Feminine Consciousness.

An independent scholar, speaker, radio show host, published author, and sacred tour organizer, Karen's body of work blends her experiences of women-centered multiculturalism evident in archaeology, anthropology and mythology with her unique academic and literary talents and travel experience throughout the world. Her two books, Sacred Places of Goddess: 108 Destinations and Walking an Ancient Path, Rebirthing Goddess on Planet Earth, were both endorsed by the Joseph Campbell Foundation, while the latter was a finalist in the National Best Books of 2008 Awards in the spirituality category. Tate's work has been highlighted in the Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times and other major newspapers. She is interviewed regularly in print, on television and on national public radio and hosts her own radio shows, Voices of the Sacred Feminine and Earth's Sacred Places. Her work has segued into writing, producing and consulting on projects which can bring the ideals and awareness of the Sacred Feminine into the mainstream world through television and film.

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Karen spends much of her time giving interviews, teaching, and lecturing at private and public educational and spiritual institutions, temples and churches. She is a new speaker with the Center for Partnership Studies, founded by Riane Eisler and Karen has just become an associate with the Joseph Campbell Foundation.

Her published articles have appeared in both domestic and international publications since 1995. She is currently a contributing writer to Sacred History Magazine, Mystic Pop, Circle News, the Beltane Papers, and other domestic and international magazines, including several online zines. Karen is a contributing writer to the recently published Heart of a Woman in Business and the soon to be published books, How to Speak Goddess and the textbook, Feminine Reformation: A Goddess Meta Narrative. She is a member of the International Women's Writing Guild. Sacred tours she has led and organized have itineraries that circle the globe and through A Special Journey Travel, she continues bringing the like-minded to sacred sites to experience the joy of purposeful travel.

An ordained minister, independent scholar of the Sacred Feminine, and graduate of The Women's Thealogical Institute, specializing in Goddess and Women's Spirituality, Karen's particular emphasis is on the roles of women and the study of comparative religions and ancient cultures in a modern or reconstructed context. It is no surprise then that she is the founder of the educational, art, and cultural organization, The Isis Ancient Cultures Society.

With this deep well of experience and rich tapestry of scholarship fueling her passions, Karen has segued to the next level in her career as a writer/producer/creative consultant on projects introducing ideals and awareness of the Sacred Feminine to the mainstream world. Recognizing the importance of the vital and vibrant vehicle that is television and film, Karen uses this new canvas to responsibly influence contemporary thought geared toward life-affirming mythology that encourages discussion and raises awareness, the goal of mythologists of the new millennium.

Tate's insatiable curiosity, scholastic achievements and special interests help define her focus of building bridges between cultural and spiritual communities and promoting ideals of partnership, inclusivity, compassion and continuing education.

An Adepta within the International Fellowship of Isis, Karen was ordained by one of the founders, Lady Olivia Robertson, at Clonegal Castle in Ireland. More than a decade ago, the author began the Iseum of Isis Navigatum, a hearth of the Goddess within the FOI, which continues to fulfill her calling to help mid-wife the rebirth of the Divine Feminine in contemporary society.

Karen and her husband, Roy, her life partner for more than twenty years, are the creators, artists, and caretakers of the Isis Temple of Thanksgiving and Sekhmet’s Mountain Grotto.

Karen was nominated for the Pagan Pride Day 2006 Community Service Award.