Our Next SCPN gathering will be:
May 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center
2050 Yulupa Avenue, Santa Rosa

**Wheelchair Accessible**

Donations of $10.00 to $5.00 suggested at the door.
No one is turned away for lack of funds.

The SCPN Presents

Queen Hatshepsut: from Queen to Pharoah


Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut's rise from Queen to Pharoah: her struggle to claim the throne of Egypt as a woman, and how this affected the way she was portrayed in survivng ancient Egyptian art (sculptures, pictographs, heiroglyphs, etc) with both masculine and feminine qualities. Her close relationship with the Egyptian God Amun-Re will also be discussed.

There will be an altar to the Egyptian Goddess Hathor, who personified the principles of joy, feminine love, and motherhood. She was one of the most important and popular deities throughout the history of Ancient Egypt. Hathor was worshipped by royalty and common people alike. In tomb paintings, she is often depicted as "Mistress of the West," welcoming the dead into the next life. In other roles, she was a goddess of music, dance, foreign lands, and fertility. She was believed to assist women in childbirth.

We will have the opportunity to craft an offering to Her.

Bio - "Samantha Gray is a lifelong student of the mystical arts. She is presently preparing for ordination as priestess with the Temple of Isis in Geyserville, California. Her particular focus is on strong images of women: as goddesses, priestesses, and other women of power. It is her wish to enhance the awareness and understanding of the Divine Feminine in all of her rich and varied forms."

We will have a potluck dinner before the presentation. We ask that you bring a dish and/or non-alcoholic brew to share that serves 4-6 people. Let's treat ourselves to a good meal. Please bring your own place setting. There will be hot water available for tea.We ask non-members to make a donation of $10 - $5 to help us cover operating costs. No one turned away for lack of funds.