Thursday, January 5, 2017

Yemaya Blessing of the Waters Event

For the last ten years, around the first full moon of the year, I have lead a special beach side devotional rite in order to  Yemaya (also spelt Yemoja and Iemoja), the Yorùbá Orisha or Goddess of the living ocean around.  This year is no different.

On Thursday, 12th January I invite you to join me in this informal rite that will be held at Grange Beach where we will be asking Yemaya to bless the world's waterways, seas creations and all other beings that fall under Her protection.

Around 8.00pm we will be gathering on the grassed area along the forefront in front of the Grange Hotel (look for the purple banner) before heading down to the shore at 8.15pm.  The rite will commence around 8:30pm.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Dreaming Back the Sisters

On this day when families gather, and others remember, and as we journey ever closer to the ending of one calendar year  pausing for the new year to commence, I would like to share with you this beautiful poem by Marie Elena Gaspari. In doing so, I would also like to invite you all to dream back your sisters, your feminine line (both biological and spiritual) as an inspiring and beautiful intention for 2017.

A wonderful way to continue this dreaming back is to join other women as we gather together.  One type of such gathering are Sister Moon Circles that welcome women of all ages.  The first of the Sister Moons Circles for 2017 will be taking place at the Isian Centre of Metaphysics from Friday, 27 January 2017.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Mother Wound

This morning I came across an article that talked about the difficulties and challenges experienced between mothers and daughters which are often not openly spoken about.  The root of these issues is the "Mother Wound", the "pain of being a woman passed down through generations of women in patriarchal cultures".

According to Bethany Webster, the author of this article, our patriarchal, male-dominated culture has conditioned women to think of themselves as “less-than” and not deserving or worthy.  When such “less-than” feelings are internalised and passed down unconsciously, they often form "limiting beliefs" about one's own true potential and power.  When the daughter does recognise them as such and decides to actualise her own potential, then she does so with the risk of possibly being rejected to some degree by her mother where upon seeing her daughter embracing empowerment may trigger sadness or rage within the mother at having had to give up parts of herself in her own life.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Sister Moon Circles in 2017

After much delay, the new calendar year, 2017, will bring with it a number of long awaited programmes, commencing with the Sister Moon Circles.

These circles for women will be held on a Friday evening on or around the new moon - the esoteric time of new beginnings, the first of which will be Friday, 27 January 2017.


With 2017 being a "1" year in esoteric numerology, a time of new beginnings and as such, let us gather once more and strengthen the bounds of sisterhood.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Monday Night Meditations are Back

Resuming on Monday, 11 July 2016, these non-secular meditations will be held every Monday evening (except for public holidays) at The Goddess House (Parafield Gardens), from 7:30pm to 8:45pm.

Monday Night Meditations offer a great way to commence your working week with feelings of centredness, as well as being relaxed and focused. 
 

Monday, June 6, 2016

Opening the Discussion about Death

Death.  Such a taboo subject in our Western culture yet a subject that really needs to be talked about more openly.  After all, death is a natural process that will happen to all of us at some stage.  It is something we are not able to avoid, no matter how hard we try.
 
In recent times, "Death Cafes" have started to be established as a means for people to gather together and discuss the concept of death over a cup of tea (or coffee) and a slice of cake.  The first Death Cafe took place in East London in September 2011 and since that time similar events have been held all around the world.
 

"Dancing the Sacred Wheel" now available again

"Dancing the Sacred Wheel" now available again
The second edition of "Dancing the Sacred Wheel: A Journey through the Southern Sabbats" is now available through www.createspace.com or direct from the author (Australian customers only) for an autographed copy.

Great Goddess Isis

Great Goddess Isis

Exhortation of Isis

You are She in the dust of whose feet is the hosts of Heaven,
Whose body encircles the Universe,
Who turns the Earth in its orb,
Who gives light to the Sun,
Who rules the World.

You tread death underfoot.
To Thee, the stars are responsive,
To Thee the seasons turn and the Gods rejoice
And the elements are in subjugation.


You are She that is the natural Mother of all things,
Mistress and governor of all elements,
The initial progeny of worlds,
Chief of Divine powers,
Queen of Heaven,
Principle of all the Gods celestial and the light of Goddesses.

At Your will are disposed the planets of the air,
The wholesome winds of the seas
And the silences of the unseen world.