An independent scholar, speaker, radio show host, published author,
and and social justice activist, 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
book, Sacred Places of Goddess: 108 Destinations
prestigious endorsements, while her second book, Walking an
Ancient Path, Rebirthing Goddess on Planet Earth
, was a finalist in
the National Best Books of 2008 Awards. 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 show, Voices
of the Sacred Feminine
considered a treasure trove of insight and wisdom for our time. Her work has
segued into writing, producing and consulting on projects which
bring the ideals and awareness of the Sacred Feminine into the
mainstream world through television and film. She can be seen in the new documentary, Femme, Women Healing the World
, produced by Wonderland Entertainment.
Karen spends much of her time giving interviews, teaching, and
lecturing at private and public educational and spiritual
institutions, temples and churches; such as Joseph Campbell Roundtables, The Gaia Festival, Loyola Marymont College and the American Academy of Religion. She guest ministers at Unitarian Universalist Churches, The Goddess Center of So. California and Sacred Sundays. She has received acclaim for reviving the Cakes for the Queen of Heaven curriculum as well as the Rise UP and Call Her Name course.
Her published articles have appeared in both domestic and international publications since 1995. She is on the Editorial Board of the journal, Goddess Theology and a founding Board of Directors member of the Institute for Theology and Deasophy. She is currently a contributing writer to Sacred History Magazine, Mystic Pop, Circle News, the Beltane Papers, and other domestic and international print and online magazines. Karen is a contributing writer to the recently published books, Heart of a Woman in Business and Waters of Life.
An independent scholar of the Sacred Feminine for over twenty-five years, an ordained minister, and graduate of The Women's Theological 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. For her significant contributions in bringing the Sacred Feminine to both academia and the lived experiences of women and men through active ministry, sacred tours, books and radio, Ocean Seminary College proudly conferred upon Rev. Karen Tate a Doctorate of Ministry in Thealogy. It is no surprise then that she is the Founder of the educational, art, and cultural organization, The Isis Ancient Cultures Society, which organized public events around the Los Angeles area for more than ten years. She is also a Founder of Sacred Sundays and Wisdom Circles.
As the Los Angeles Women’s and Goddess Spirituality columnist for The Examiner she regularly covers events in Southern California related to spirituality, women's issues, political activism and arts and culture. As a spiritual tour leader, sacred journeys she has led and organized have itineraries that circle the globe and she continues bringing the like-minded to sacred sites to experience the joy of purposeful travel.
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
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, Karen 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
Karen and her husband, Roy, her life partner for more than
twenty-eight 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.
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