Gloria Bertonis earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education in Counseling and Psychology at Antioch University and an Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education from Bucks County Community College. She has lectured at the Unitarian Congregations, presented seminars to the community and civic groups for a number of years.
Gloria has taught adult education classes on Psychology, Self-Esteem, Assertiveness, Stress-Management, and conducted women's study groups under the auspices of the Unitarian Organization. As the Director and Founder of the Whole Life Learning Center in Bucks County, PA, she provided courses in World Religions, World Cultures, World Philosophies, and Psychology.
Together these sisters brought the knowledge of the ancestresses to their families and to all those who knew them. "We can now connect in a very real way with these Stone Age Divas, whose intelligence and resourcefulness guaranteed our very own existence."
In 2001, Gloria was the recipient of an award from the United States Federal Government for her continuing work `to right the historical injustices against women'. Eve Ensler of the famed play “The Vagina Monologues” has publicly acknowledged Gloria's research from the stage in San Francisco on March 8,2002. She has also had color features in the local newspapers in Bucks County.
This co-authored book is a culmination of their research, travels, studies, and insights; teaching others that females were long considered not only super-human, mysterious, magical beings; but also divinities, Goddesses.
We are all 'god/makers in the process': for example, the deifying of Marilyn Monroe as a goddess of beauty, Princess Diana as a great humanitarian, and Mother Teresa for her saintly piety and good works for humanity. So, too, the Mother Goddesses, whose identities were thought to be long lost in the mists of prehistory, have survived in myths, religions, and legends.
Gloria Bertonis and Carol Miranda have brought their presence back to us and made them real in 'Stone Age Divas: Their Mystery and Their Magic'.