Deep in mid-western winter Dorothy (Chickee to her friends) Atalla expected more of the same: snow , ice and gray skies. But when she lay down on her living room carpet to relax with music, she had an experience which changed her life. Inexplicably, a vision of a radiant female presence appeared to her. But this was only the beginning of a journey she could never have imagined. Also, she didn’t realize that her vision was connected with a trip she had made to Petra, a site in the country of Jordan. That vision foreshadowed the dialogue with deity which is the essence of her new book, Conversations with the Goddess: Encounter at Petra, Place of Power. The conversations swiftly evolve from personal story into a universal story in which a feminine Presence speaks about the role of the sacred Feminine in the future. She also speaks of the past, revealing a time in which the Goddess was revered not only at Petra but throughout the ancient world.