Oral Memory Traditions- Mega Library of Memory

The explicit distinguishing of social memory or oral memory traditions of the South Slavs are actualized in a multiplicity (plastic property) of social collective communal events not separated from their love of the Moist Mother Earth. Their female bodies represented in the archeological zoomorphic Bird, Snake and Bear Goddesses […read more]

2020-02-20T22:49:43-08:00February 20th, 2020|0 Comments

Maternal Fright

Look at the faces of mothers- you will see Maternal Fright. Balkan War 1991-94

Maternal Fright and the epigenetics: how we live through the choices we make and daily life is influenced by the catastrophic violence women continue to face. My work with South Slavic women over a ten-year period investigated the devastating impacts of war […read more]

2020-03-10T11:58:54-07:00January 17th, 2020|0 Comments

Maternal Fright and South Slavic Oral Memory Traditions: Biosemiotics, Epigenetics, and Somatic Psychobiology Healing Practices

Abstract: The Slavic term “maternal fright” is carved from chronic wars and violence towards women and is a form of transgenerational trauma. The forgotten conflict, the Balkan War of 1991-95 in the former Yugoslav region, resulted in South Slavic female survivors in the aftermath of war utilizing extensive cultural practices including oral memory traditions […read more]

2020-01-22T22:28:40-08:00January 17th, 2020|0 Comments