is a renowned intuitive who is widely known as co-creator of the Motherpeace Tarot deck and as a tarot reader, teacher and writer as well as an extraordinary artist.
The worldwide success of the Motherpeace Deck (currently over 200,000 in print) afforded her the time to develop as an artist and sculptor of wood and stone as well as continue her exploration of the intermountain and far west. Karen's creative voice expresses her deep sense of animation and spirit in nature.
Karen is a rogue scholar -- known for her innovative thinking in the field of anthropology and natural history. She has a degree in anthropology and a background in women's studies, art and shamanism. She grew up in New York City but fell in love with the wild places of the western North America as a teenager. She's lived there ever since and explored many places in the intermountain and far west.
Karen's art has appeared prominently in a number of well-known performances and public rituals in the Bay Area of California. She was the altar sculptor and designer for Jennifer Berezan's concerts Praises and ReTurning to the Mother of Us All.
is a radical feminist healer, author, independent scholar and
wisdom teacher. Born in 1947 and raised in Iowa, she awakened to the Goddess
and Women's Spirituality on her arrival in Berkeley, California in 1976.
Through a 'shamanic healing crisis', she opened psychically to the healing,
art, yoga, and divination processes that led to the creation of the
Motherpeace tarot. Since then she has written several books, including
Shakti Woman (a handbook for healers) and The Double Goddess (a history of
female shamanism). She has developed a powerful ritual healing process,
teaches and lectures internationally, and has led tours of women on
pilgrimage to sacred Goddess sites around the world.
Vicki has raised two daughters - Robyn and Brooke - and lives in Santa Cruz, California, with her special son Aaron Eagle, who was the subject of her
book, Down Is Up for Aaron Eagle.
She teaches in the Women's Spirituality Masters program at Sophia University (formerly ITP) in Palo Alto,California Sophia University
Vicki sees private clients for astrology readings and healing sessions, and facilitates private tutorials in Santa Cruz with women interested in learning shamanic healing arts and Goddess spirituality. In her teaching she combines Buddhism, feminism, yoga, shamanism, and Goddess worship with a special focus on the female lineage of healers since ancient times.
When she taught at New College she redesigned the Archaeomythology course (Spring 2007) in pdf format.
Vicki is the author of Motherpeace, Shakti Woman, Down is Up for Aaron Eagle and Making Ritual with Motherpeace.