Karen Tate’s Bio

For over two decades Karen’s work has been fueled by her intense interest and passion for travel, comparative religions, ancient cultures, and Goddess Spirituality. A prolific writer, published author, and tour organizer, Karen’s most recent work blends her experiences of women-centered multiculturalism evident in archaeology, anthropology and mythology with her unique literary talents and travel experience throughout the world to pen “Sacred Places of Goddess: 108 Destinations.” Her published articles have appeared in both domestic and international publications since 1995. She is currently a contributing writer to Sacred History Magazine. Sacred tours she has led and organized have itineraries that circle the globe and through “A Special Journey Travel,” she continues bringing the like-minded to sacred sites to experience the joy of purposeful travel. An ordained minister, independent scholar of the Sacred Feminine, and graduate of The Women’s Thealogical Institute, specializing in Goddess and Women’s Spirituality, Karen’s particular emphasis is on the roles of women and the study of comparative religions and ancient cultures in a modern or reconstructed context. It is no surprise then that she is the founder of the educational, art, and cultural organization, The Isis Ancient Cultures Society. An Adepta within the International Fellowship of Isis, Karen was ordained by one of the founders, Lady Olivia Robertson, at Clonegal Castle in Ireland. More than a decade ago, the author began the Iseum of Isis Navigatum, a hearth of the Goddess within the FOI, which continues to fulfill her calling to help mid-wife the rebirth of the Divine Feminine in contemporary society. Tate’s insatiable curiosity, scholastic achievements and special interests help define her focus of building bridges between cultural and spiritual communities and promoting ideals of partnership, inclusivity, compassion and continuing education. To accomplish these goals, she is instrumental in sponsoring informative programs, workshops, ritual performances and artistic and cultural events in and around Los Angeles. Karen resides in Venice, CA with her husband, Roy, her life partner for more than twenty years. They are the creators, artists, and caretakers of the Isis Temple.

“Sacred Places of Goddess starts in Europe and Asia Minor and moves through the world to the Americas. Tate chose sites based on their historical, spiritual and cultural significance or for their physical richness. The book is a user-friendly guide that provides background information on a site’s ancient or new importance. Some sections have warnings about deterioration at some sites; these are called “Gaia alerts,” after the Greek goddess personifying Earth.”

— Los Angeles Times