Presentations

Presentations, lectures, workshops, and interviews by Mary Beth Moser.

2016

AAR 2016 Presentation
“The Madonna and the Breath of Life: Sanctuaries of the Respirò in the Italian Alps,” American Academy of Religion, Moscow, ID, May 2016
ASWM 2016 Presentation SL
“Sacred Landscapes: Folk Stories, Ancestral Values and the Importance of Place,” Association for the Study of Women and Mythology, Boston, MA, April 2016
ASWM 2016 Presentation Flow
“Flowing Across Time: Women, Water, and the Sacred in the Italian Alps,” Association for the Study of Women and Mythology, Boston, MA, April 2016
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2015

DAS 2015 Presentation
“Magic and Wonder in the Land of the Pale Mountains: Folk Stories of Trentino and the Italian Alps,” Dante Alighieri Society, Seattle, WA, May 2015
ASWM 2015 Presentation
“Moonbeams of Mystery, Cycles of History: Lunar Presence in the Folk Wisdom of the Italian Alps,” Association for the Study of Women and Mythology, Portland, OR, April 2015
AAR 2015 Presentation
“Upon This Rock: Sacred Stones and the Immanence of Life in the Alpine Folk Traditions,” American Academy of Religion, Portland, OR, March 2015
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2014

AAR 2014 Presentation
“Frozen: The Creative Power of the Winter Goddesses in the Italian Alps,” American Academy of Religion, Calgary, Canada, May 2014
ASWM 2014 Presentation
“Wild Women of the Waters: Remembering the Anguane of the Italian Alps” Association for the Study of Women and Mythology (ASWM) National conference, San Antonio, TX, March 2014
“Black Madonnas,” ASWM Panel, San Antonio, TX, March 2014
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2013

AAR 2013 Presentation
“The Healer, the Sibyl and the Wife of the Devil: Magic and Spirituality in the Italian Alps,” American Academy of Religion, Seattle, WA May 2013
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2012

AAR 2012 Presentation
“Spirited Women of the Sacred Waters: Goddesses, Anguane, Grandmothers, and Madonnas in the folk traditions of the Italian Alps,” American Academy of Religion, Portland, Oregon, May 2012
ITP 2012 Presentation
“Moonbeams of Mystery, Cycles of History: Lunar Presence and Metaformic Themes in the Folk Traditions of the Italian Alps,” graduate lecture for Metaformic Theory class, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, CA, February 2012
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2011

  • “Submerged Spirituality in the Italian Alps: A Multi-Disciplinary Exploration and Excavation of Women’s Cultural History in Trentino,” graduate lecture for Dark Mother course, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA, March 2011.

2010

  • “Submerged Spirituality in the Italian Alps: A Multi-Disciplinary Exploration and Excavation of Women’s Cultural History in Trentino,” invited guest speaker for Women’s History month, University of Texas at San Antonio, March 2010
  • “Submerged Spirituality and Mountain Mothers: An Exploration of Metaformic Themes in the Cultural History of the Valleys and Villages of the Italian Alps,” graduate lecture for Metaformic Theory class, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, CA, February 2010

2009

  • “Women, Food, and Spirits: Carriers of Submerged Culture from the Alps of Trentino to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado,” American Italian Historical Association, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, October 2009
  • “The Black Madonnas of Italy: Images, Miracles, and Traditions,” American Academy of Religion, Pacific Northwest University, Tacoma, WA, April 2009
  • “The Metaformic Roots of the Black Madonnas of Italy,” graduate lecture, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, CA March, 2009

2006

  • “The Black Madonnas of Italy,” graduate lecture, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA, October 2006

2005

  • “The Black Madonnas of Italy,” graduate lecture, New College of California, San Francisco, CA, December 2005
  • “The Black Madonnas of Italy,” graduate lecture, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA, December 2005
  • “Sardegna! Ancient Island, Timeless Island,” speaker for monthly program, Dante Alighieri Society, Seattle, WA, October 2005
  • “A Pilgrimage to the Black Madonna of Oropa,” invited presenter for The Black Madonna and the Womb of God Conference, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, June 2005
  • “The Black Madonnas of Italy,” public presentation, Belladonna, Berkeley, CA, June 2005
  • “Hidden No More: The Black Madonna Adonai of Sicily,” presentation for She Is Everywhere book release event, Belladonna, Berkeley, CA, May 2005
  • “Sacred Sisterhood: The Black Madonnas of Italy and France,” presentation, Women’s Integral Leadership Center, Seattle, WA, February 2005
  • “Sardegna! Mediterranean Island of the Dark Goddess,” workshop, Women of Wisdom Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, February 2005

2004

  • “The Black Madonnas of Italy,” presentation for She Is Everywhere panel, annual conference, American Italian Historical Association, Annapolis, MD, November 2004
  • “Honoring Darkness: Exploring the Power of Black Madonnas in Italy,” Workshop, Women of Wisdom Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, February 2004

2003

  • “The Black Madonnas of Italy,” presentation, Center for Sacred Art, Ballard, WA, November 2003
  • “The Black Madonnas of Italy,” monthly speaker, Dante Alighieri Society, Seattle, WA, May 2003
  • “Honoring Darkness: Exploring the Power of Black Madonnas in Italy,” monthly speaker, Serpentina “Goddess is Alive” Lecture Series, Oakland CA, April 2003
  • “Honoring Darkness: Exploring the Power of Black Madonnas in Italy,” graduate lecture, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA, April 2003
  • “Honoring Darkness: Exploring the Power of Black Madonnas in Italy,” graduate lecture, New College of California, San Francisco, CA, April, 2003

Radio interviews by Mary Beth Moser:

  • “Voices of Women” on Transformation Talk Radio, hosted by Kris Steinnes, guest together with Mary Saracino on book release of She Is Everywhere! Volume 3, April 20, 2012.
  • “Sardegna/Italy Special” on Music of the World, KPFA Radio, 94.1 fm, Berkeley, CA. hosted and produced by Sandy Miranda. In-studio guest together with Dr. Lucia Birnbaum, June 2004