ABOUT RUTH BARRETT
Ruth Barrett is an ordained Dianic High Priestess, seasoned ritualist, and teacher in the Dianic tradition where the Goddess and the female body is the central religious metaphor, and rituals exclusively celebrate the female life cycle and support healing and liberation from gender oppression. Ruth has provided rituals and classes in sacred female-sovereign spaces for women and girls for four decades.
Ruth Barrett earned her B.A. in Folklore and graduated with honors from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1976. In 1997 Ruth was honored as the recipient of the L.A.C.E. award for outstanding contributions in the area of Spirituality from the Gay and Lesbian Center in Los Angeles. Ruth co-founded Temple of Diana, Inc, a national Dianic Temple, with life partner, Falcon River, where she co-facilitates a women’s mystery school.
She is author of Women’s Rites, Women’s Mysteries – Intuitive Ritual Creation (Expanded 3rd edition from Tidal Time Publishing, 2018), and has contributed to several anthologies, including Stepping Into Ourselves – An Anthology of Writings on Priestesses (Goddess Ink, 2014), Foremothers Of The Women’s Spirituality Movement: Elders and Visionaries (Taneo Press, 2015), and contributed to Women in World Religions: Faith and Culture Across History (ABC-CLIO, Inc., 2018). Ruth is the editor and project weaver for the 48-voice anthology, Female Erasure – What You Need To Know About Gender Politics’ War On Women, the Female Sex and Human Rights (Tidal Time Publishing, 2016).
Ruth is also an award-winning pioneering goddess-centered folk musician, mountain dulcimer artist and singer whose numerous recordings beginning in 1981 have been among the pioneering works in the Goddess Spirituality Movement. In 2011, Ruth received the Jane Schliessman Award for outstanding contributions to women’s music from Women in the Arts. at the National Women's Music Festival. She was director of the Candlelight Concert at the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival from 1993, until the festival’s close in 2015. Ruth was honored to be a presenter and performer at the Parliament of the World's Religions held in Salt Lake City, Utah, 2015.
Ruth started Tidal Time Publishing, LLC to produce projects she believes in.
To find out more about Ruth's work as Dianic clergy, go to www.guardiansofthegrove.org
To find out more about Ruth's music, go to www.dancingtreemusic.com