What is Wild Woman Rising?

We are artists, musicians, actors, poets. Kitchen wizards, medicine women, plant whisperers and earth mamas. We dance, we sing, we listen, we create. We are alive and engaged in life on this planet! We invite you to share in our magic and weave your offerings into the web. Learn more here:

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Alisa Muñiz Blanchard

Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA

I am Alisa: poet, photographer, writer, priestess, seer, mother, healer and Wild Dreamer.

My life’s work is to provide creative, heart and spirit-centered business “soul-tions” and administration for growing entrepreneurs who honor sustainable community-minded visions for our world. I am passionate about providing compassionate business owners the tools they need to make their own life’s work sustainable.

While I hold a B.A. in Business Administration and English Communications with concentrations in Management and Ethics, my heart is the source of my life force. My passion for writing was ignited with the first breath of life.

Deep in my bones
it dwells,
with my song
dust and marrow.

In each of us
this vibration
imprinted
at birth

Access gained
to the activation
of ancient knowing
in the script of breath

It is my work to honor and celebrate the various moments in our human experience through my wild exploration of what it means to be alive.

May you be wild and joyous on your own journey.

Visit my websites Wild Dreamer: Business Doula and In This Room: A Collection of Writing:

http://wild-dreamer.com

http://amlika.wordpress.com

Annette Wagner

Mountain View, California, USA

Annette is a visionary artist and intentional creativity teacher who weaves the practice of female shamanism into her work. She blogs and writes articles, mentors other artists and is certified teacher of the intentional creativity Color of Woman method developed by Shiloh Sophia McCloud. She also studies with American Master painter Sue Hoya Sellars. She has a Masters in Women’s Spirituality with a certificate in Creative Expression from Sofia University (formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology). Her background includes over 25 years of hi-tech experience including 21 patents.

http://www.annettewagnerart.com

Aradia Lunabella

Miami Beach, Florida, USA

My work embodies the elements of the Sacred Feminine, of women’s strength, power, and wisdom. Painting Goddesses has been an ongoing longtime passion. My work as a water-colorist and collage artist is a testament to the power of the Goddess within. Without her, I feel impoverished. I need to paint her in order to connect with the sacred meaning of my life. For me, when the feminine way of knowing is honored through creativity and intuition, my life becomes more meaningful and joyful. The divine purpose of being alive is to create, it is how I transform myself and my world. By honoring the Divine Feminine through my work, I honor the Divine in myself. I empower myself spiritually, psychologically, emotionally, and physically so that I may reconnect with my inner Goddess.

http://www.sobeart.com/

Davi Ayla

Kilauea, Hawaii, USA

Exploring the vast ways of artistic expression, I delve into the healing arts, land stewarding arts, as well as visual arts. I love to share myself in kinship to the other wild beauties out there, the women who have stepped up, stepped out of their comfort zones and create, create, create.

Douglas Walker

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Douglas Walker was born and grew up in Vancouver, Canada.

His paintings include unique representations of Vedic gods along with depictions of the relationship between the human physiology and the Divine.

Douglas was gifted with the ability to paint late in life following a meditation experience of Divine Mother dancing in his heart lotus. Many who view his work report inner spiritual transformation and energetic healing.

According to Douglas, “Divine Mother is the artist. I just try to be alert to what She is telling me, and not get in the way. The less the ego is involved, the better I can express Her Light and Silence in my paintings. And of course, it helps to keep improving my painting skills.”

He presently lives with his wife Nancy in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

http://www.artofmahadevi.com

Isabel Bryna

Santa Cruz, California, USA

I was born in Santa Cruz California. At the age of 17 I moved to Central America and began to explore deeper into the America’s. Since then I have spent the past 13 years mostly in Latin America. I’m now 31 and recently moved back to California from Uruguay. Over the years I have maintained focus in my art always feeling a strong knowing that this is what spirit has given me to share. I have been blessed by many strong life lessons and near death experiences which have lead me on a path of awakening. I’m now putting my intentions and focus on my career as painter so I am able to share more of my creations and also receive fair payment for my work.

http://isabelbryna.carbonmade.com

JoAnne Dodgson

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

With 30 years of experience as a healer, teacher and consultant, JoAnne Dodgson offers guidance to awaken authentic ways of being to transform the ways we live and relate with ourselves, each other, and the earth.

Since 2000, she has been living and learning the kala keh nah seh lineage of Ka Ta See, a tradition from the Eastern Andes. A shamanic healer and teacher of these ancient medicine ways, JoAnne offers spiritual counseling, initiation ceremonies, Bone Throws, traditional energy balancing, and spirit journeys which awaken profound healing, deep connectedness, joy and empowerment. Prior to her shamanic initiations, JoAnne completed her doctorate in Counseling Psychology with a specialty in Holistic Health. She has many years of professional experience as a psychotherapist, community activist, and college instructor.

http://www.pathwaysforhealing.net

Kathy Crabbe

Temecula, California, USA

Kathy Crabbe inspires soul-seekers to discover their innate gifts and talents through intuitive, creative expression in safe, relaxed and playful environments. She has been an artist forever and a Creative Soul Guide since awakening her own intuitive gifts at age forty. She channels New & Full Moon readings every month on her blog at kathycrabbe.com
Originally from Kingston, Canada Kathy currently lives in the wine country of Temecula, California with her husband and pet muse: Abby the dog.

Kathy facilitates Moon Circles every New and Full Moon and teaches shamanic, Divine Feminine Creative Soul Classes all over Southern California and at Susun Weed’s Wise Woman University.

Since 2008 Kathy has given over 1000 Creative Soul Readings and Past Life Readings. Kathy received intuitive training from English channel, Adam Higgs and spiritual training from meditation teacher Om (devotee of Sri Chinmoy). She studied yoga with Atma Khalsa and Amanollah Ghahraman, herbalism with Susun Weed (Green Witch Intensive) and Therapeutic Touch with Joyce Fournier, RN. Kathy received certification in crystal healing from Katrina Raphaell’s Crystal Academy and has studied astrology with Steven Forrest, Patty Davidson, Laura DesJardins and Jeffrey Wolf Green. Currently Kathy is in training as a Celtic Faerie Shaman with Francesca De Grandis, author of Be a Goddess.

http://kathycrabbe.com

Katlyn Breene

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Katlyn Breene has been creating sacred art and Incense for 40 years. Her artwork is a manifestation of her beliefs and can be experienced in homes, on altars and in temples around the world.

She is the creator of Mermade Magickal Arts and handcrafts natural artisan incense and oils since 1984. She is the author and illustrator of many books and articles on spiritual arts, incense and folklore.

Her work includes cover art and illustrations for many Music CDs, books and magazines, here and abroad, Goddess calendars and countless images of the ancient Gods and Goddesses and creatures of myth and magic.

Since 1980 her sculptures, “The Ladies of Magic and Mystery,” have been on display at The Magic Castle in Hollywood. Katlyn traveled the world for many years performing her dance and magic act.

She and her husband Michael, known as “Zingaia” create techno-tantra-trance music dedicated to sacred lovers and to the Goddess in all Her many aspects.

http://www.mermadearts.com

Kaylia Dunstan

Brisbane, Australia

Kaylia Dunstan is the creator of The Word Room, a place of freedom and fancy, healing and wholeness and desire and dance. She loves expression liberated and beautiful being. Kaylia has been a commercial writer for many years. Meet up with Kaylia in the Word Room.

http://www.facebook.com/kayliadunstanwriter

http://www.kayliadunstan.com

Kytha Gernatt

San Francisco, California, USA
Chama, New Mexico, USA

I am from a very large, very close, very Christian family in Marietta, Georgia. I left home early and often and found acceptance with the dredges and outcasts of society. I skipped school to hang out with a biker gang, I traveled with the carnival, became a punk rock micro-star, and lived with a soon-to-be Drag-Pop Mega Diva.

After spending several months squatting in a vacant flat on the corner of Haight and Ashbury, I spent the next four years living on the streets of San Francisco where I painted and drank everyday. Did I mention I’m gay?

I got clean and sober, worked at, ran and started non-profit art programs. I even served on the Board of Directors of Unity Church of San Francisco (I have the “God gene” too). Then I burnt out and stayed out for the better part of a decade (the Bush 2.0 years). Most recently, I have emerged from a long dark night bringing with me the strongest work of my life. I am a painter and a poet.

http://www.kythagernatt.com

Mariana Trapera

Australia

Sacred activist, feminine embodiment practitioner and therapist, writer and blogger of women’s lives and the Divine Feminine.

http://thejuicyyears.blogspot.com.au

Marion Ilona Maenner

San Ramon, California, USA

It must be my creative nature and the urge to explore and experience new aspects of life, leading me on a journey from being born in Germany to living in the San Francisco Bay Area today.

I have walked in many different shoes from fashion design, to traveling, to becoming a certified naturopath, to creating my art, to becoming a mother. Life is my inspiration and my teacher. The urge to understand its lessons has led me to explore different philosophies and the teachings of our ancestors.

I adore the abundance and beauty that surrounds us. Beauty gives us joy and it lights up our existence — it fills us with passion and brings us back to our center when we get lost in life.

Creating my Artwork is my meditation, my time to observe, reflect and process. Every time I start to work…it is the beginning of a new journey. Intuitive work from a place of timelessness and freedom, always going through the dynamic influences of the present moment, balancing through creating.

“I am devoting many hours of my life to create through diversity an art of unity. I wish to put little seeds into this world, seeds that grow into peaceful thoughts that will be carried on like prayers in the wind.”

http://www.spiralsandsparkles.com

Maya Telford

North Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

My fascination with the creative process started long ago and from the early age of four, I have been dabbling in just about every medium. Clay and fiber, along with paint, have been pretty much constant companions over the years.

In the 70’s I had showings at Rembrandt Studios in North Vancouver and was also on the Board of Presentation House. In the 80’s, while living on Maui, Hawaii, I became involved with the artist co-op there and also with the Wailea Art Centre. And in the 90’s I was an exhibiting artist at Galleria Gordana in Fort Langley for eight years.

During the past 15 years, I have been very involved with textile art, both the dyeing and distressing of fabric and also the creation of art quilts with an extensive teaching and online presence. However, over the last few years, my big passion, that of painting on canvas, has resurfaced. I have been creating a large and comprehensive body of work exchanging oils and palette knives for acrylics and brushes. I have also exchanged abstract landscapes for painting the divine feminine in all the myriad forms She shows to me.

I was born and grew up in Montreal until my early 20’s where I attended Ecole des beaux-arts, then relocated to Vancouver with a few years spent in Hawaii. In 1990, I moved from my home in West Vancouver to the Fraser Valley raising my family there. 2008 saw me moving back to the North Shore where I presently live in the Lynn Valley area.

At the moment, as well as my spiritual work and painting, I am embarking on teaching my form of art, contemporary symbolism, with a heavy emphasis on the sacred feminine.

http://www.mayatelford.com

Meganne Forbes

Carpinteria, California, USA

I love to honor all the earthly inhabitants by painting them.

http://www.meganneforbes.com

Nadine Waltman Harmon

Bend, Oregon, USA

Nadine is a retired teacher (42 years) who grew up in Northeastern Oklahoma. She taught in Oregon, Arkansas, Oklahoma and East Africa. She has taught in one-room schools, been a principal, head teacher and head of a Humanities Department in a Middle School. As a member of the United States Agency of International Development and the National Education Association (USAID-NEA) TEACH CORPS, Nadine assisted in upgrading African teachers at Mpwapwa Teachers College and Marangu Teachers College (Tanzania). After receiving a grant from The Delta Kappa Gamma International Society, Nadine researched Wahehe folk tales in Iringa Region, Tanzania. Her work has been published in educational journals and in the U.K. (poetry), the Phillipines (poetry), in The Delta Kappa Gamma International Bulletin (articles, poetry). One of Nadine’s tanka was selected for The Best Tanka of 2010. An article on Phillda Njauu, an artist from the U.S., living in Nairobi Kenya was published in SAGE, a journal for Black Women (Spelman College) Nadine’s poetry has recently been published in Pyrokinection and Napalm and Novocain, both online publications. Nadine is presently writing a novel of East Africa (c.1969). She lives in the Pacific Northwest in a log house with her cat, Mama Chai.

Nathalie Jackson

Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Nathalie is a graduate from the women’s mystery school apprenticeship Priestess Path with ALisa Starkweather and on the path of becoming a certified Shadow Work Facilitator. Her thirst for living life fully has expanded as she steps forward with her dreams of leading and inspiring women through a journey into women’s mysteries. It is her prayer that in the sacredness of these precious moments together, you too will find your way home.

http://womanunveiled.nathaliejackson.com

Pegi Smith

Ashland, Oregon, USA

Within, perhaps, a summary of my own life’s perspectives and observations (yet with no conscious agenda), I’m captivated by the creative process, swept up in the work, the medium and the opportunity.

My hope is that the final works will cause the viewer to immerse and then to emerge with the initial design in tow…moving in and out…with an intentional choice to be there again and again. Energized by life’s experiences and dreams of how it should, or could be if only…

While immersed in a project, there are times when I see it as primitive and at other times refined. Regardless, I am pressed to move forward, aware of pending modifications, yet enjoying the expression of the moment. I work from the canvas with no pre-sketching, but a more innate exploration of my own inner space, while being aware of the necessity to remain open to the spontaneous, hidden dimensions appearing and reappearing on the canvases — with an endless appreciation that color is such an obvious and important part of my life.

Am I discovering aspects of my own identity in the process. Wondering ‘is this about me?’ Maybe so. Regardless, I am there and somehow absent, while the actual painting occurs. Appeared to and appealed to by the urgent necessity to cooperate with what is developing and yet making my own voice heard as a distant director of what must be the reluctant conclusion of that one work…if another is to begin.

Thank you for the privilege of sharing my work with you.

http://www.pegismith.com

Raven Redfox

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Contemporary imagery, brash colors and spiritual iconography make up the essence of my art through the use of strong colors and vibrant, energetic, thematic iconographic projections in the form of windows, sections, a collection of individual perspectives morphed into a larger, venerated, cultural historical collective.

http://ravenredfoxstudio.yolasite.com

Samantha Fernandez

Australia

Born on Wurrundjerri land in Melbourne, Australia. My Mountain is Mt. Dandenong (which means lofty mountain) and my River is the Yarra (which actually means river). My ancestry is Celtic. I am a daughter of the Scottish/Irish MacGillivray clan. I grew up by the sea and have always played with magic, danced with spirit and surrendered to music. I became a Liturgical music schollar and studied a Bachelor of Arts Degree in performance studies and a post grad in community engagement and cultural development. I practiced massage and shamanistic healing, wellness, meditation and yoga. I travelled within and around the world many times. I’ve camped in places of natural wonder, sang at peace festivals and sacred ceremonies in temples, churches, hospitals and forrest glades. I have managed to release 12 albums so far and been part of the soundtrack for several films. I continue to live and learn, share and shine, in wonder of it all…Blessings…

http://www.samanthafernandez.bandcamp.com

Wendy Mitchell, Judy Zehr & Scott Lockhart

Portland, Oregon, USA

Wendy Mitchell and Judy Zehr have been studying vibrancy and well being together for over ten years and realize the importance of having intention in our lives. They are Road Scholar/Elderhostel speakers and do workshops for women around neuroscience and well-being. From their professional work they created Walk Breathe Dance, a Facebook Page bringing art, insights and reflections together for small inspirations. Scott Lockhart added his stunning and magical photography to Walk Breathe Dance.

Wendy Mitchell, MA, CPC, is a women’s health coach:
http://www.womenshealthcoaching.com

Judy Zehr, MA, MHRM, is a therapist and coach:
http://www.judyzehr.com

Scott Lockhart is a photographer, writer, and poet:
http://www.lovetakesover.com

http://www.walkbreathedance.com