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Mary Beth Moser

Mary Beth Moser holds an M.A. in Women's Spirituality and is a Ph.D.candidate in Philosophy and Religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Mary Beth is passionate about her ancestral homeland of Trentino, Italy and its folk traditions, which is the focus of her dissertation research.

She is the author of Honoring Darkness: Exploring the Power of Black Madonnas in Italy and other publications, including "Blood Relics: Menstrual Roots of Miraculous Black Madonnas in Italy" in Metaformia: A Journal of Menstruation and Culture, When she is not exploring the back roads of Italy, Mary Beth lives among the natural beauty and tall trees of the Northwest.