Goddesses of Birth and Death


Goddesses of Birth & Death is taught by Amy Wright Glenn and meets three times in 2021.

April ~  Hindu goddess Kali
July ~ the Mesopotamian goddess Inanna
October ~ the Greek goddess Sophia

Each 6-hour Goddesses of Birth and Death session is 4-weeks long. Participants can join for one or all three sessions. Participants can join at any point in the year of study ~ accessing recordings as needed.You can register for each session individually through this link.

Members of the Institute receive 50% off of the tuition for this course. Simply enter the membership coupon code upon check out. 

Note: Participants interested in the 3-part series can purchase access to all three sessions for $400 USD. Institute members pay $200 for the 3-part series. Contact Amy for registration information in this regard.


In Goddess religion death is not feared, but is understood to be a part of life, followed by birth and renewal.
~ Carol P. Christ


Join Amy Wright Glenn for an exploration of how birth and death are represented by three goddesses.


The goddesses chosen for our study are uniquely positioned in their respective traditions/cultures to represent the liminal spaces of being. Participants will study and reflect upon their significance in terms of culture, myth, and psychology regarding birth, breath, and death.

Drawing upon her work as a scholar of comparative world religions, her travels in India, as well as her study and practice of yoga ~ Amy is uniquely positioned to explore the sociological, cultural, symbolic, and historical dimensions of three goddesses in relationship to the themes central to the Institute.

We begin with Kali.

“Kaala” means time and black. Kali represents the power of the divine feminine that cuts through the illusions of time, change, attachment, fear, and anxiety. Kali is the fierce mother ~ not less compassionate than other manifestations of goddess energy ~ and the study of Kali challenges so many of our assumptions about femininity, divinity, beauty, and purity.

What can the study of Kali reveal to you about your understanding of time, death, birth, fear, and faith? 



All are welcome to join Amy for this 6-hour (per session) study.
Open to all.

Goddesses of Birth & Death~ KALI
Fridays April 9, 16, 23, and 30
11am to 12pm EST

Sessions will be recorded for participants via Zoom. 

(The above images feature the amazing work of Hrana Janto ~ co-creator of the Goddess Oracle card deck. Available here.

We gather in:

April to study the Hindu goddess Kali
July to study the Mesopotamian goddess Inanna
October  to study the Greek Goddess Sophia

Reading and video clips relating to each unit of study will be sent to participants.