Women’s Prophetic Drumming Tradition

Women’s Prophetic Drumming Tradition Through a combination of newly excavated artifacts and biblical textual evidence, scholars are reconstructing an ancient tradition of women’s spirituality known as “drum, dance, and song.” Mormon women are heirs to a tradition that stretches from the Bee Priestesses of Neolithic Anatolia and Crete, to the later Bee Priestesses of ancient Israel, on through Mary Magdalene and early Christian sects. Mormonism contains a highly developed theology and practice of embodied spirituality, and the arts are an important aspect of the Restoration, inextricably intertwined with the Sacred Feminine.

Elizabeth Quick, Presenter; Doe Daughtrey, M.A., Respondent