Biography

Nancy Vedder-Shults My work is rooted in ritual, story and song as well as in feminist thealogy and women's studies scholarship. As a Ph.D., I honed my skills in the emerging field of Women's Studies in the 1970s and 1980s, evolving an empowering leadership and teaching style that I use in my retreats and workshops today. I believe that my ongoing research in divination and myth is accessible and inviting. (And that my workshops are playful and fun!)

I've offered personal growth workshops since 1987. In 1992, I left the Women's Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to work full-time as a singer, storyteller, educator, workshop facilitator and ritualist. Since then I've presented workshops and sung all over North America, as well as writing The World is Your Oracle. My approach is both creative and intellectual, using the skills that created my recording Chants for the Queen of Heaven as well as those that led to my Ph.D.

My efforts recently received recognition when I was named a Wisdom Keeper of the Goddess Spirituality Movement, and in the form of a Feminist Theology Award from the Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation.

I live in Madison, WI, with a feminist spouse. My self-empowered, thirty-something daughter created the beautiful illustrations for The World is Your Oracle.


Nancy's energy, vitality and creativity generate an environment where it's easy to grow, to take the next step on the path.
-- Mary Gelfand, New Orleans



Crone movement embraces the wisdom of older women, article in Capitol Times.

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