Vicki Noble

Iconic Woman, Feminist Shamanic Healer and Teacher

Vicki Noble

Vicki Noble is a feminist shamanic healer, author, independent scholar and wisdom teacher.  In the 1970s she awakened to the Goddess and Women’s Spirituality and opened psychically to the healing, art, yoga, and divination processes that led to the creation of the Motherpeace tarot deck.

Noble created, graduated with honors from, and subsequently taught in, the first women’s interdisciplinary studies program at Colorado College. Noble worked for many years with archaeologist Marija Gimbutas, and has lectured and taught at the graduate level, both in the United States and abroad, on female shamanism and the healing arts. She currently teaches at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Her most recent research project has taken her into Russia to work with archaeologist, Jeannine Davis-Kimball, director of the Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads and founder of the Kazakh/American Research Project.

Vicki holds a halftime position as Scholar in Residence in the Women’s Spirituality graduate program at New College of California in San Francisco.  Additionally she teaches in the Women’s Spirituality Masters program at the California Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, in Palo Alto.

Vicki Noble is a well-known and sought-after workshop and retreat leader. She has developed a powerful ritual healing process, teaches and lectures internationally, and has led tours of women on pilgrimage to sacred Goddess sites around the world, including to Peru, Ireland, England, Bali, Malta, Greece, Turkey, Egypt and the Aegean Islands. She sees private clients for astrology readings and healing sessions, and facilitates private tutorials for women in shamanic healing arts and Goddess spirituality. She teaches Tibetan Buddhism, tantric yoga, art, shamanism, and Goddess worship with a special focus on the female lineage of healers and yoginis since ancient times.

Vicki has written several books, including Shakti Woman, a handbook for healers, and The Double Goddess, a history of female shamanism. A complete list of Vicki Noble’s books can be found at the end of this post.

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Published Works of Vicki Noble


The Double Goddess: Women Sharing Power by Vicki Noble (June 19, 2003) Bear & Company ISBN 1591430119, ISBN 978-1591430117

Down Is Up for Aaron Eagle: A Mother’s Spiritual Journey With Down Syndrome by Vicki Noble (October 1993) Harpercollins ISBN 0062507370, ISBN 978-0062507372

The Four Elements of Change by Heather Ash and Vicki Noble (June 1, 2004) Council Oak Books ISBN 1571781234, ISBN 978-1571781239

Mini-Motherpeace Tarot Deck by Karen Vogel and Vicki Noble (June 1991) U.S. Games Systems (Mini Cards edition) ISBN 0880795131, ISBN 978-0880795135

Motherpeace: A Way to the Goddess Through Myth, Art, and Tarot by Vicki Noble (Sept. 17, 1994) HarperOne ISBN 0062510851, ISBN 978-0062510853

Motherpeace Round Tarot Deck by Karen Vogel and Vicki Noble (Cards – Dec 1988) U.S. Games Systems ISBN 0880790636, ISBN 978-0880790635

Motherpeace Tarot: Deck & Book Set by Karen Vogel and Vicki Noble (July 1997) U.S. Games Systems (Cards edition) ISBN 1572810319, ISBN 978-1572810310

Motherpeace Tarot Playbook by Vicki Noble and Jonathon Tenney (June 1986) Wingbow Press ISBN 0914728539, ISBN 978-0914728535

Rituals and Practices with the Motherpeace Tarot by Vicki Noble (February 10, 2003) Bear & Company ISBN 1591430089, ISBN 978-1591430087

Shakti Woman: Feeling Our Fire, Healing Our World by Vicki Noble (July 19, 1991) HarperOne ISBN 0062506676, ISBN 978-0062506672

The Triple Goddess Tarot: The Power of the Major Arcana, Chakra Healing, and the Divine Feminine by Isha Lerner, Vicki Noble, and Mara Friedman (September 1, 2002) Bear & Company (Pap/Cards edition) ISBN 1879181940, ISBN 978-1879181946; Noble wrote the introduction.

Uncoiling the Snake: Ancient Patterns in Contemporary Women’s Lives (A Snakepower Reader) by Vicki Noble (April 1993) Harpercollins ISBN 0062505491, ISBN 978-0062505491


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