Renowned Pagan Priestess and Goddess Historian Morning Glory Zell passed through the veil on May 13, 2014. Her dying wish was to preserve and secure for generations to come the knowledge and wisdom she carried of her incredible 350+ piece collection of Goddess figurines from around the world and throughout history. This GoFundMe Project successfully funded her students to compile a professional catalog of the figurines.
Morning Glory’s dream was that someday her collection would be housed in an educational institute or museum of some kind with the special designation that these Goddesses be made available—especially for women—to touch and hold, for personal empowerment as well as scholarly pursuits.
Her Vision is miraculously coming true! After months of searching in vain for a suitable property to establish a land-based community, Morning Glory’s widower Oberon and several other dedicated friends determined that the best course would be to create an exhibit center under the auspices of the Grey School of Wizardry, which was incorporated in 2004 as a secular 501(c)(3) educational institution.
And so, in November of 2015, to preserve and perpetuate this unparalleled accumulation of cultural relics, archives and artifacts, the Grey School established the Academy of Arcana in Santa Cruz, California. This public location at 428-a Front St. serves as an extensive library, museum, educational facility, community center, and lasting monument to two remarkable individuals whom millions of Pagans worldwide recognize as beloved founding figures.
The Academy is now seeking funding to ensure the continuation of this unique cultural heritage. Funds will be dedicated to building an infrastructure and covering the staffing and expenses required for the preservation, archiving, cataloging, display and storage of the legacy collections of Morning Glory and Oberon, as well as exhibits and collections of other important figures in the magickal community.
Donations to the Morning Glory Goddess Legacy will now be routed towards the Academy of Arcana to assist in this important project. The long term security of and public access to her Goddess Collection, as well as the Zell’s extensive library and museum-quality collection of historical archives and artifacts, will be established by the continuing maintenance of this facility.
Thank you so much for your donation to the legacy of the Goddess in honor of Her Priestess, Morning Glory Zell.
- Aline O'Brien
- Elizabeth McAdam
- Lion Goodman
- Hanna Tolander
- Kate Wolf
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