About Joanna

Some photographs show the essence of who we are. Many years ago I was sitting in my mother’s matchbox apartment in Poland, surrounded by books, dreaming my life into being. I was fantasising about leaving for faraway lands, discovering the world of great travellers, studying at universities all over the globe, and discovering what life was about. But most of all, I wanted to be a writer and share my ideas with others.

And so the story began …  Through the sheer power of desire I managed to leave for Paris with ten American dollars in my pocket and a borrowed suitcase. I travelled to Toronto, studied philosophy, and published my first short story in English. Then I left for Mexico and South East Asia, teaching at universities, writing and tripping over gurus.

Sometime in my mid-thirties  spirituality took me by surprise, first through my sudden interest in Yoga philosophy and the idea of the infinite potential within us, then by meeting two men who claimed to have discovered the tomb and house of Jesus based on their readings of the Urantia Book. The book Jerusalem Diary: Searching for the Tomb and House of Jesus was a result of my travels with them.

I subscribe to no religion and yet I am a passionate believer in spiritual evolution and the presence of spirituality in all aspects of our lives. Not rigid, fear-based religion but a spirituality which expands us by embracing every aspect of our humanity and divinising it. This calls for redefining spirituality and freeing it from old constraints and limitations imposed by past cultural conditioning. Goddess News, my Spiritual Blog and Newsletter are a testimony to that.

I am now settled in Melbourne with my partner Shamir and, most importantly, I keep writing, publishing and giving talks on things I am passionate about: Mary Magdalene and the Gnostic Gospels, the Divine Feminine, Sexuality and Spirituality, New Spirituality and Eco-Spirituality.

I have just finished a novel exploring sexual desire, romantic love and Tantra.

To be continued …