Acadia Senior College

Course offerings

When God Was a Woman

Carol Leonard

New Meeting Room in St. John Episcopal Church, 315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor.
This course offers a feminist perspective on mythology, anthropology, sexuality and religion and traces major figures, myths, concepts and symbols back to their pre-patriarchal origins. The course will cover a broad philosophy of harmony with nature, of human concord, sexual liberation, and feminist spiritual consciousness, as expressed and celebrated in a wild worship of the Universe.
About the instructor

Carol Leonard is a retired midwife and writer. She wrote for the Bangor Daily News on her blog “Bad Beaver Tales.”  She was the first midwife licensed to practice legally in NH and has attended close to 1200 babies born safely in their own homes. She co-founded the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), representing midwives in the US, Canada, and Mexico. Carol was elected the second president of MANA in 1986. She has authored several books, including her 2010 memoir, Lady’s Hands, Lion’s Heart: A Midwife’s Saga.  Her new 2019 book, Bad Beaver Tales:  Love and Life in Downeast Maine, is available on Amazon.

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