The Masks of the Goddess
Sacred Masks and Dance
by Lauren Raine MFA
About the Book
THE MASKS OF THE GODDESS, beautifully illustrated with photographs by Thomas Lux, Peter Hughes, Anne Beam, Ileya Stewart and others, documents a collection of 30 multi-cultural masks of Goddesses created by artist Lauren Raine. The collection of masks traveled throughout the U.S, from the Spiral Dance in San Francisco to the Chapel of the Sacred Mirrors in New York City, continually in use by choreographers, ritualists, and storytellers for almost 10 years, as they celebrated the Divine Feminine in myth, history, and within our own lives. The book includes stories of the Goddesses, articles,
performance excerpts, and interviews collected during those years.
To learn more about the Collection, and Lauren Raine, visit her website: www.laurenraine.com
I've been a visionary artist for over 30 years, specializing in community art projects, sacred masks, and visionary arts. I also teach the Art of the Mask. In 2007 I had a fellowship at the Alden Dow Creativity Center to pursue my community arts project "The Hands of the Spider Woman", based upon the Native American legend; in 2009 I will be continuing the project at the Henry Luce Center at Wesley Theological University. May we all become "Beautiful Weavers".