Saturday, April 9, 2011

In Silent Contemplation

As the venue used by The Goddess House for our monthly devotional services and healing circles is the covenstead of the Temple of the Dark Moon runs, this means that just prior to each service I strip the Temple's altar and create something more fitting for The Goddess House. 

Usually the altar resembles something  of a gathering of Goddesses as I love sharing my collection of statues with others.  For the upcoming April service however, I decided to make the focal point the beautiful piece of artwork that was gifted to The Goddess House by a regular attendee, Tara-Jade.

Adding a beautiful lotus candle that I recently found in my local Asian grocers, surrounded by devotional candles for all those who will be attending on Tuesday night, I cannot wait to see what my creation actually looks like in the subtle hue of the flickering candles.

As we will also be including a special rite in honour of the passing of Merlin Stone, I have added to the altar two statues of the more ancient Goddesses that I have, being what Marija Gimbutas described as a Snake Goddess (left of picture) and and Bird headed Goddess. 

Now that the altar has been prepared, all that is left for me to do is to finalise the handouts for the month and decide what passages from Stone's books "When God was a Woman" and "Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood" I will share ....

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"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 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.