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Deborah Grenn (She/Her)

Adjunct Faculty

Humanities and Philosophy


Ph.D., Integral Studies

M.A., Humanities: Women's Spirituality 


I have had the pleasure of teaching at Napa Valley College since 2004. My classes have included American Mind, Philosophy of Religion, Comparative Religion and two courses which I designed, Women’s Ethnic Heritage and Feminist Philosophy. I am the Founding Director of The Lilith Institute (1997) and co-directed the former Women's Spirituality MA Program at Institute of Transpersonal Psychology/Sofia University in Palo Alto, California. I offer a Women’s Leadership Program through my Institute, and also work as a spiritual mentor and academic advisor. 

My publications include my dissertation, “For She Is A Tree of Life: Shared Roots Connecting Women to Deity” in which I studied beliefs/rituals among South African Lemba and European-American Jewish women; Talking To Goddess, an anthology that includes the sacred writings of 72 women in 25 spiritual traditions; Lilith’s Fire: Reclaiming our Sacred Lifeforce, and  "The Kohanot: Keepers of the Flame" in Stepping into Ourselves: An Anthology of Writing on Priestesses (Key & Cant).

Honors & Awards

Enheduanna Book Award