<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="65001"%> Pythias, Melissae and Pharmakides (Online Course)

Online course resumes
January 2, 2017. It's open-ended; you can sign up and off at any time. Questions?

Text readings: advance excerpts from Secret History of the Witches, and assorted web resources

Discussion forum: via our private listserv Veleda, a shared platform for course materials and for comments and responses from participants

Visual resources: webcast slideshow by M. Dashu

Technical Requirements:Participants need an email address and web access

For the webcasts:
You can participate in the course via dialup, but the visual webcasts require DSL. Minimum system requirements for webcasts are Mac OS 10.6 or higher, or Windows XP or higher. If your system is old, you'll need to find a library computer or friend to let you view the webcast on their computer *at the time of webcast*. Webcasts are live only, in real time, with several sessions tailored to people in various timezones.

Registration for Secret History of the Witches
Pythias, Melissae, and Pharmakides:
ancient Greek and Aegean women's cultures

Use the Donate button to subscribe for number of months you choose. On the PayPal donation page, enter the amount for your number of months (rates below). If paying by credit card, look for the CC logos or the words "Don't have a PayPal Account," and click Continue. If using your own PayPal account, log in and proceed to payment. Thanks for subscribing! You'll be added to Veleda listserv and receive emails with more info about the course.

Subscription RATES: for one month at a time: $31. (US)

For three or more months in advance: $25/month
(No refunds)

Low-income scholarship rate: $21. (Details here)

(You're welcome to donate more than the suggested amount, in order to support the Suppressed Histories Archives. Become a Sustainer by subscribing at $50./month. Sustainers receive a signed print or poster of their choice, upon request.)

If you'd rather pay by check or money order,
make out to Max Dashu and mail to:

Max Dashu, PO Box 5377, Richmond CA 94805.
You'll be enrolled once the check has cleared. No cash please.

If you subscribe month to month, you'll need to renew 30 days after your last subscription. If you prepay for several months, renew when that subscription term ends. (Bookmark this page for future renewals.) Once your payment is received, you'll be enrolled in our Veleda discussion group.

Most readings are book excerpts from Secret History of the Witches,
© 2016 Max Dashu. By subscribing to this course you agree not to publish any of these excerpts in any medium, unless you have received specific advance written permission from Max Dashu to do so.

Images in graphic at top, from left: African-influenced ceramic paintings of dancing women in the Archaic period; ivory of the Spartan goddess Ortheia, with waterbirds; Erinys with serpents in the Delphic sanctuary; Mycenaean fresco of snake-holding priestess; clay figurine from Boiotia, circa 500 bce; maenad dancing with snake and vines and fawn; archaic vessel with Hera and her lions; women drumming and dancing; priestess pouring libation at an altar.

Witches and Pagans: Women in European Folk Religion, 700-1100 is in print! Read more about it, and order, at www.veleda.net/