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Lisa Levart
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Lisa Levart is an award winning photographer and multi-media installation artist. Goddess on Earth, her first book of portraits won the Gold Nautilus Book Award. Her photography captures the vitality, archetypal beauty, and inner life of her individual subjects.

Levart’s photographs have appeared in numerous publications, including: Fast Company, New York magazine, The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, Time magazine, and The Washington Post. Lisa’s work includes an ongoing project photographing the Maloto organization in Malawi, Africa that helps feed, educate and empower the women and children of their region.

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Entries by Lisa Levart

The Irony of ISIS

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 11:50 AM

What would the Goddess Isis call on us to do as ISIS -- the militant terrorist group -- threatens to bulldoze our global cultural heritage?

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Goddess. Enchantress. Instructress. Protectress. Considered the divine Mother Goddess of Ancient Egypt, Isis was the throne upon which...

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The Real Goddesses of Essex County

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 4:53 PM

Luna Stage, a professional theater in West Orange, New Jersey planned to honor three extraordinary women in their Essex County community during Women's History Month. Galas, legacy lunches and award presentations are standard affairs for most non-profits, but Luna Stage was thinking outside the box. They chose instead...

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Embracing the Darkness of Winter Solstice

(6) Comments | Posted December 16, 2013 | 4:13 PM

Darkness comes early as Solstice draws near. Lights are lit in windows, on trees, inside houses and along streets. We seek their comfort and warmth during these short days and long nights. The last month of the calendar is here and we eagerly anticipate the rebirth of a new annual...

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Serving Food With a Healthy Portion of Love

(2) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 4:04 PM

In this season of short days and long nights, we turn inwards -- seeking sustenance in the holiday rituals of our families and communities. For many of us, it's a time that brings us into deeper engagement with the traditions of food and cooking that have been passed down through...

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A Season for Gender Equality

(4) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 12:22 PM

For everything there is a season. In some parts of the world, Fall means bringing in the crops and returning to the abundance of the harvest. In urban cities across America, though, it's time to attend conferences, workshops and symposiums! Last month, I even participated in two different NYC events...

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Kathy Eldon: From Chaos to Creativity

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 2:10 PM

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Anarchy. Pandemonium. Disarray. These are just a few of the synonyms for the word, "chaos." But buried even deeper in chaos's etymology is a sacred myth -- that of the Goddess Khaos. Khaos (or Chaos) was one the Greek primeval goddesses and gods...

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Women in Film: A Prevailing Imbalance Continues

(7) Comments | Posted August 8, 2013 | 5:50 PM

The disparity of women in film is so ingrained in our moviegoing experience that we hardly take notice. According to a study by the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism "out of 4,475 speaking characters on film, only 28.4% are female" of the movies released in 2012.

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How Facebook Censored Our Sheroes

(1) Comments | Posted July 24, 2013 | 12:53 PM

Note: This post contains nudity.

Until June 12, Facebook classified nude photographs of women who had undergone mastectomies as pornographic. This standard protocol was reconsidered after Facebook received an angry petition, with more than 20,000 signatures, concerning their censorship of the SCAR Project page. Under pressure,...

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The Queen of Sheba -- The Original Cross-Cultural Visionary

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2013 | 4:32 PM

During my recent trip to Morocco, there were times when it seemed like I had stepped into the movie Blade Runner. I was bombarded by a hectic energy -- an ancient way of life adapting to and colliding with the 21st century. There were women covered head to...

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Aphrodite's Love

(6) Comments | Posted April 16, 2013 | 11:18 AM

Last month, in an attempt to escape the last legs of this dreary New York winter, I went to Los Angeles in search of sunlight. I found light, warmth and stunning flowers in vibrant colors -- but most surprisingly, I found love.

"Love is not something we give or...

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Creativity and the Three Graces

(4) Comments | Posted March 21, 2013 | 2:00 PM

Creativity is like a spark of electricity. In ancient Greece this catalyst was believed to have been a wondrous gift from the Gods and Goddesses, the Muses in particular. The Three Graces were ancient Rome's artistic benefactors. Today, it's generally believed that our creativity lies within ourselves rather than being...

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Rise Up With Terpsichore

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2013 | 3:57 PM

Eve Ensler, the award-winning playwright and activist, has issued a call to action. On February 14, women and men around the world will heed the call and dance to end violence against women. One billion people are expected to rise and move with passion, for in the world...

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Women Connecting Worldwide

(0) Comments | Posted January 3, 2013 | 1:56 PM

This past October, in Grass Valley, California, over 400 women attended the Passion Into Action conference. With larger than life images of powerful and vibrant women from the Goddess on Earth series setting the stage, those attending learned tools to help them turn ideas into actions....

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The Final Debate: Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

(5) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 11:26 PM

The fourth and final debate of the 2012 presidential race was held along the East Coast on October 29th with Hurricane Sandy as the moderator. Until then, global warming and its economic, social and political repercussions were conspicuously absent from the debates, with neither candidates nor moderators, broaching...

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Goddess Bless America: My Wild and Crazy Fantasy

(16) Comments | Posted September 24, 2012 | 3:26 PM

According to the New York Times, the word God was used a total of 57 times during the recent Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Just for fun, let's imagine if the word Goddess were used instead. Would the switch of one word in a very public arena change...

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Finding Beauty in the South Bronx With Majora Carter

(0) Comments | Posted August 16, 2012 | 10:26 AM

The great photographer Ansel Adams wrote: "Art is both the taking and giving of beauty." No doubt about it, as a photographer, I get immense joy from finding, seeing and sharing the exquisite beauty in our world, both in my commercial and art work. But try as hard as I...

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A Reluctant Activist Gets Tutored By Gloria Feldt and Lilith

(2) Comments | Posted July 16, 2012 | 7:06 PM

First and foremost, I think of myself as an artist rather than a political activist. But sometimes, when faced with the utter absurdity of the world in which we are living, the need to shout out loud and clear is forced upon even the most hesitant firebrand.

On June 13th,...

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Men and the Divine Feminine

(5) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 11:19 AM

A few days ago, I came home from a woman's festival celebrating the Goddess at the Where Womyn Gather retreat in Pennsylvania. These precious four days were spent healing wounds, laughing, crying and being present with our authentic selves. By honoring the divine feminine we became spiritually rejuvenated,...

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This Mother's Day: Celebrate Women Who Can Save the World

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2012 | 6:24 PM

Mother's Day in America didn't begin as a commercial holiday, but as a call for peace and women's activism. In 1870, horrified by the human devastation from the Civil War, Julia Ward Howe -- better known as the author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" -- conceived of an...

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How to Find the Creative Balance

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2012 | 4:30 PM

Individuals gathering in circles, fostering unity and co-creation is a powerful concept. And yet there is another paradigm for inspiration just as important -- the need for quiet introspection and time spent alone. Susan Cain wrote in The New York Times (The Rise of the New GroupThink) "people...

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