Vicki Noble

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Vicki Noble (born 1947) is an American feminist shamanic healer, author, scholar and wisdom teacher.


Originally from Iowa, she arrived in Berkeley, California in 1976. In the 1970s she created, graduated with honors from, and subsequently taught in, the first women's interdisciplinary studies program at Colorado College. Noble worked for many years with archaeologist Marija Gimbutas, and has lectured and taught at the graduate level, both in the United States and abroad, on female shamanism and the healing arts.[1] She has written several books, developed a ritual healing process, and led tours of women on pilgrimage to sacred Goddess sites around the world, including to Peru, Ireland, England, Bali, Malta, Greece, Turkey, Egypt and the Aegean Islands.[2]

She has been appointed to a halftime position as Scholar in Residence in the Women’s Spirituality graduate program at New College of California in San Francisco.[3] She also currently teaches at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Her most recent research project has taken her into Russia to work with archaeologist Jeannine Davis-Kimball, director of the Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads and founder of the Kazakh/American Research Project.

Noble has two daughters, Robyn and Brooke, and a son named Aaron Eagle, who was the subject of her book, Down Is Up for Aaron Eagle.

Written works[edit]

With artist Karen Vogel, Noble co-authored the Motherpeace Tarot based upon the documented history and ethnography of female esoteric practices.[4][5] Noble authored several highly respected books on female shamanism, such as Shakti Woman. In 1990 and 1991 she published a total of four issues of the magazine Snakepower, which received an Utne Reader nomination as Best First Publication. The content of the last two issues was consolidated into an anthology, edited by Noble and published by HarperSF in 1994, titled Uncoiling the Snake.

List of works[edit]


  1. ^ Katherine Neville Website
  2. ^ Vicki Noble's CV on the University Faculty page accessed 26 March 2010
  3. ^ Motherpeace Website: Biographies
  4. ^ "Goddess gathering" (July 21, 2011). Wells Journal, p. 41.
  5. ^ Vogel, Karen. (2003). "Female Shamanism, Goddess Cultures, and Psychedelics". Revision, 25(3), p. 18.

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