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GODDESS Movement Icons: Vicki Noble

Updated: Aug 16, 2023

feminist shamanic healer, author, scholar and wisdom teacher

Foremother of the Goddess Movement

Vicki Noble is an American feminist shamanic healer, author, scholar, wisdom teacher and feminist artist.

Vicki Noble has been an active part in the Women’s Spirituality Movement from the early days in the mid-70s.

Her love for the ancient prehistoric Goddess cultures, and living matriarchal cultures led her to running a school for women healers, and teaching internationally on graduate level.

Motherpeace Tarot Deck

With artist Karen Vogel, she co-authored the Motherpeace Tarot based upon the documented history and ethnography of female esoteric practices.

„In creating Motherpeace we were able to use our research into many diverse cultures from every continent. We looked back at forty thousand years of art and five million years of human evolution. Our investigations led us to study many Goddess and Indigenous cultures from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe. All this knowledge pours through the Motherpeace images, whether or not a person ever reads any of our books or studies the tarot.“

In 2017, the Motherpeace Tarot Deck was even inspiration for a collection of the fashion brand Dior.

„What I remember most from this time is the thrill of being a part of a Grassroots uprising, momentous and larger than ourselves. The women were reconceptualizing religion to include priestesses and rituals honoring a female divinity, while other feminist women were creating independent venues to channel the creativity that has exploded with the general rise of the women’s movement“

Vicki Noble


Vicki Noble has written several highly respected books including Motherpeace (1983), Shakti Woman (1991), Ritual and Practice with the Motherpeace Tarot (1998/2003), and the Double Goddess (2003). With Miriam Dexter, she recently co-edited an anthology, Foremothers of the Women’s Spirituality Movement: Elders and Visionaries (2015).


Vicki Noble has taught Women's Spirituality graduate program at various colleges, mentors women in workshops and private courses internationally and has led tours of women on pilgrimage to sacred Goddess sites around the world.

Since 2006 her work has been mainly focused in Italy where she has developed a following of women who study and practice her adapted Tibetan Buddhist Dakini practices.


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