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 Women's Voices 
 Matriarchal Societies. Studies on Indigenous Cultures across the Globe
 Interview
 
 janie rezner  
Pioneering scholar of Matriarchal Studies, Dr. Heide Gottner with her newest book, "Matriarchal Societies. Studies on Indigenous Culture across the Globe" Heide Gottner is a philosopher and researcher on culture and society, focused on matriarchal societies. She says "Matriarchal societies should not be regarded as mirror images of patriarchal ones, as they have never needed patriarchy's hierarchical structures of domination. On the contrary, matriarchal patterns are socially egalitarian, economically balanced, and politically based on consensus decisions. They have been created by women and are founded on maternal values. This new perspective on matriarchal societies is developed step by step by the analysis of extant indigenous cultures in Asia, Africa and the America.
Dr. Gottner founded the International ACADEMY HAGIA for Matriarchal Studies and Matriarchal Spirituality in Germany, and continues as it's director. She organized "The First World Congress on Matriarchal Studies " in Luxembourg; "The Second World Congress on Matriarchal Studies in San Marcos, Texas in 2005 and a major conference on Matriarchal Studies and Policies in Switzerland in 2011. Heidi writes, "Despite all the hostility directed against Modern Matriarchal Studies, it is not possible to disregard its findings. It presents us with a well balance, egalitarian and basically peaceful society. It can exist without life destroying inventions like wars of conquest and the rule of dominance. This is why I am convinced that matriarchy is needed in the struggle for a humane world."
MUSIC: CD "The Voice of the Mother"--"My Home in Illinois:

Created and performed by host Janie Rezner. www.janierezner.com

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00:59:36 English 2013-11-18
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