May 13, 2023
Monica Mody, PhD - Decolonizing Mythology
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Monica Mody, PhD - Decolonizing Mythology

About Monica Mody

Dr. Monica Mody is a transdisciplinary poet, educator and theorist working at the intersections of embodied regenerative consciousness, earth-based wisdom, and decolonial frameworks of wholeness. She is the author of KALA PANI and a forthcoming poetry collection BRIGHT PARALLEL. She holds a Ph.D. in East-West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Notre Dame, and a B.A. LL.B. from the National Law School of India University. Her doctoral dissertation was awarded the Kore Award for Best Dissertation in Women and Mythology. Dr. Mody currently serves as Adjunct faculty in the Women's Spirituality Program at CIIS as well as in the Mythological Studies Program at the Pacifica Graduate Institute, and as core faculty in the Doctoral Program in Visionary Practice and Regenerative Leadership at Southwestern College Santa Fe. She was born in Ranchi, India, and lives in San Francisco (Ramaytush Ohlone territory).

Key Moments

  • 05:03 A very brief history of the Partition of India
  • 11:46 Musings on kintsugi
  • 14:05 Marija Gimbutas and goddesses of matriarchal societies
  • 15:14 Athena’s role in the myth of Medusa
  • 19:02 Saraswati and her wild river origins
  • 27:43 Sita Sings the Blues

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