Friday, June 29, 2012

Egyptian song to the Sky Goddess

Before you were born, when you were a spirit,
Nut, sky goddess,
Dark body with its mighty heart,
you grew strong in the belly of your mother Tefnut.
Somewhere within you, even then, was perfect knowledge of your selfhood.
Somehow you recognised your perfect name.
You stirred in your mother's womb when that name was spoken,
Nut, daughter more powerful than your powerful mother,
Nut, great goddess who became the sky, the arching sky,
Nut, goddess so beautiful your beauty fills the earth
which you embrace with your powerful arms,
which you hold like a mother,
like a queen,
like a woman in love.

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Season of the Cailleach

Mid Winter may have herald the rebirth of the Sun/Son however it is very much the season of the Cailleach (the "Veiled One"), as the worse of Winter's weather descends upon us. 

The ancient Goddess of the lands we today refer to as Scotland, in particular the islands of its coast, as well turning up in Irish mythology and folklore, the Cailleach is often referred to being the land itself.  According to myth, it is from her apron that the stones fell that created the mountains, and it is from her touch that the bare earth is covered with snow and frost.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Dark Night, Dark Fears

With the Mid Winter Solstice almost upon us as well as the dark of the Moon, I thought I would share the following poem written by Beth Clare Johnson.


DARK NIGHT, DARK FEARS

It was a dark night, and cold.
I found myself in a strange landscape
Light gray clouds floating in the sky,
Barely lit by the moon.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Words of Inspiration

As the Wheel slowly turns around the Mid Winter, the time of the rebirth of the Sun, here are some words of inspiration to get us through the Winter months until the Sun's rebirth can truly be felt:

Sunday, June 10, 2012

For the last few morning it has been extremely chilly in the morning, yet where The Goddess House is located, we have not yet experienced a frost ... yet.  That has not stopped me however contemplating whether there are any Goddesses who are especifically associated with frosts.   Naturally my thoughts turned to Norse mythology where Frost Giants can be found.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Frau Holle - Germanic Goddess of Winter

Long ago, when the Germanic religion still honored Nature's power, both her blessing and devastating aspects, she was the rain-giving clouds, the spouse of the God of Storms.  

Later, she became a Sky Queen who, besides mastery over clouds and winds, she also had the power of granting sunshine and prosperity to the fields, and also, as the motherly protector of women's life, she controlled feminine work, namely favoring spinning, and, as Frau Holda or Holle, she kept the souls of the unborn or dead children.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Using Devotional Beads


Triple Goddess Devotional Beads
The use of beads as a devotional tool can be found within many spiritual paths and traditions.  Known by various names, the purpose of using devotional, prayer, mala or even rosary beads is largely the same -that of being a counter when prayers, mantras or chants are repeated.

Sacred Strands is a wonderful site that outlines the use of such beads.

Lunar Eclipse in a Sagittarius Full Moon

At tonight's Full Moon Gathering, the moon will not only be in the astrological sign of Sagittarius, but it will also be under the influence of a partial lunar eclipse.  This is when the Earth lines up between the Sun (in the astrological sign of Gemini) and the Moon so that it blocks the Sun's light from fully reaching the Moon. 

During a lunar eclipse the Earth cuts the energy between Sun and Moon, dissolving the energetic structures on Earth and within us.  This opens a portal through which we can release old complexes, habits, ideas, beliefs and wounds that no longer serve our life.   

"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.

Sacred Goddess Circles

Sacred Goddess Circles
A series of half day workshops focusing on various aspects of the Divine Feminine.

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.