Athena Perrakis

Founder & CEO at Sage Goddess

Athena Perrakis holds a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in educational leadership, and for the last 24 years she has been an online instructor, university professor, corporate trainer, and private sector consultant. Athena has traveled the globe and worked with CEOs and senior executives from the Fortune 50 companies. But her metaphysical experience, in which her current work is largely rooted, spans more than 30 years.

During that time, she has become an expert in gemology, astrology, Tarot, aromatherapy, Reiki, and herbal medicine. Her Etsy shop was the first online metaphysical storefront to reach the Top 10 stores in the handmade category around the world. Today, there are more than 8000 products available through – everything from essential oils and ritual perfumes to candles, jewelry, gemstones in every form, home decor, clothing, body art and temporary tattoos, canvas art, and more.

Athena’s work with Sage Goddess centers on the concept of a truly holistic spiritual practice, one in which every person who discovers her work can truly find themselves. She believes that all paths lead us Home, to our Source Creator, and she teaches that all creation myths and stories are ‘true’ insofar as they are echoes of ancient narratives. Athena herself descends from a lineage of healers on both sides of her family tree. This union of sacred cultures and practices, fused with her training in mythology and western civilization, is the basis for her teachings, which explore the intersections of legends and traditions to find collective common threads. She embodies the Divine Feminine mysteries, giving tangible form to the ethereal realm of goddesses and medicine women. Through her writing, online courses, and material offerings, Athena helps others cultivate and maintain sacred space in their lives for peace, healing, and abundance.

Her guiding philosophy is that those who develop and maintain a consistent and sustainable spiritual practice – one that aligns with their own cultural values and spiritual beliefs – will enjoy a longer, healthier, and happier life. To that end, her mantra “Held to a higher standard, bathed in a different light” reminds people that they are accountable for their thoughts, actions, and interactions.


  • Founder & CEO

    Current role

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