Dr Joanna Kujawa is an author, seeker and scholar. She sees herself as a Spiritual Detective who asks difficult questions about spirituality, such as: Can spirituality and sexuality be experienced as one? Who was the real Mary Magdalene? Is there a lineage of Goddesses now resurfacing in our Collective Experience of Spirituality? How can we include eco-spirituality in our belief system? and How can we bring back the Divine Feminine to create a more balanced and interconnected world? Her goal is to create and participate in the Shift in consciousness about spirituality, our connection to nature and our place in the Universe.
Her first book is a spiritual travel adventure based on the Gnostic Gospels and her dissatisfaction with institutionalised religions. It is now in its second edition, re-titled Jerusalem Diary: Searching for the Tomb and House of Jesus. The book was a finalist in the Hay House Non-fiction Contest in 2012. It was an Amazon.com and The Book Depository bestselling travel guide to Jerusalem in 2012 and 2013.
Her workbook, Journaling to Manifest the Lost Goddess in Your Life, consists of two parts. Part one is a brief introduction on Mary Magdalene and Sophia as two archetypes of the Goddess that represent the powerful shadow goddesses in our lives. Part two is a simple set of guided journaling exercises which can help us to recover the lost dream of ourselves, both within and in the larger Universe. This workbook is designed for both women and men and can be found on Amazon.com and this website. Enjoy 🙂
Her short stories, essays and features can be found in Griffith Review (15 and 37), Best Australian Stories (2004 and 2005), Philosophies of Travel (Cambridge Scholars Press), HEAT 7 (Giramondo), Etchings (Ilura Press), Space (Whitmore Press), All Things Girl, Literature and Aesthetics (vol. 22), The Age, The Australian, The Financial Review, at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and much more. In 2017, she co-wrote (with Dr Joseph Cheer and Dr Yaniv Belhasen) an academic volume on Spiritual Travel for Tourism Management Perspectives.
She is a member of the Editorial Board of the academic, peer reviewed Journal of Goddess Studies.
Her newest passion is writing her Goddess News spiritual blog.
She is currently working on a book focused on Tantra, Eros, and Spiritual experience.
You can also find her on Facebook at Joanna Kujawa Author.