The International Academy Hagia

also in german

Heide Göttner-Abendroth – Germany.

The International Academy HAGIA was founded in 1986. It is dedicated to the exploration of the long history of matriarchal societies and cultures. Historically, matriarchal cultures have existed worldwide and continue to exist today in certain societies. It is only recently that research in matriarchy has become an international field of exploration, one that includes all of the socio-cultural sciences; for the first time, this research has been situated within a scientific framework … (full text about 1/2).

Homepage in english:
Matriarchal Society: Definition and Theory (published in The Gift, A Feminist Analysis Athanor book, Meltemi editore, Roma 2004); same downloadable as an 8 page pdf-text;
Program /study courses;
Declaration on Matriarchal Politics: download the declaration;
Address: International Academy HAGIA, Weghof 2, D-945577 Winzer /Germany;
Contact (on the Homepage).

About 2/2: … In terms of social and cultural structures, matriarchy research opens up a fundamentally different perspective than that offered by the societies many of us are living in. It makes us aware of the patterns in our own patriarchal societies and personal lifestyles; these can then be understood, confronted and changed. New ways of thinking and experience become possible, and visions that shed light on the still-hidden paths to the future can develop. The study of matriarchy can touch the person as a whole, and above all, it is meant to change society as a whole.

Therefore, the activities in the Academy HAGIA are at once intellectual, political, artistic, and spiritual. Every Academy event includes aspects of both history and society, and creates a living connection to the natural world around us.

Academy HAGIA, Director: Dr. Heide Goettner-Abendroth.


In 2003 in Luxembourg, and in 2005 in the United States, international Matriarchal Studies congresses took place. We will continue to link to their websites for awhile longer for those interested in this subject.

1st World Congress on Matriarchal Studies, 2003 in Luxembourg: Societies in Balance

2nd World Congress on Matriarchal Studies, 2005 in San Marcos,Texas/USA: Societies of Peace.

Read also: … Göttner-Abendroth’s “International Academy for Modern Matriarchal Studies and Matriarchal Spirituality” (HAGIA) was founded in 1986 It aims at going beyond cultural studies, including artistic and spiritual aspects, organizing “Matriarchal Mystery Festivals” as a “symbolic anticipation of a potential future matriarchal society” … (full text).

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