Saturday, November 9, 2013

Brighid to be honoured in the first Sacred Goddess Circle for 2014

Brighid, both the Goddess and the Saint, is associated with the sun and fire. In fact, her name is said to mean "fiery dart", and she is associated with "fiery pursuits" such as smithcrafting, as well as the inspirational "fires" of creativity.
As many of the myths associated with the Pagan Goddess Brighid have merged with the Christianised saint, this only proves that even today, Brighid is seen as a powerful role model and source of inspiration for the modern woman regardless of her spiritual belief.
While Brighid's sacred day of 1 February coincides with Imbolc, the commencement of Spring, in the Northern Hemisphere, for those of us in the South Hemisphere, this dates heralds in the hottest month of the year, where our southern land is prone to dangerous bushfires. Yet, the native fauna of our unique land relies on these fires for their own transformation and regeneration.

"Brighid provides an image of empowerment, integrity, courage, and complexity. She was pagan and Christian, rich and poor, slave and free. She invites us, therefore, to focus on what we have in common, rather than on what divides us."
(Mary Condren, author of The Serpent and the Goddess: Women,
Religion and Power in Celtic Ireland )

On Saturday, 8 February 2014, you are invited to take part in a special event focusing around honouring the sacred flames of Brighid, that has travelled from her centre in Kildare (Ireland) to The Goddess House in Adelaide (Australia). 

We will explore the various myths surrounding Brighid the Goddess as well as St Brighid, from her birth at sunrise to the keepers of her sacred flame.

Through the art of meditation, we will meet some of her various aspects as poet - healer - manifester - carer - initiator - guide - the one (or ones) most relevant to us at this particular time.
 We will be using the powerful energy of the element fire to heal and transform ourselves, to remove the stagnant and unwanted in order for the desired to be generated and nurtured. 
Burn away the stagnant and unwanted,
and allow yourself to be transformed by the power of the Goddess.

Date: Saturday, 8 February 2013
Venue: The Goddess House (Parafield Gardens, Adelaide)
Investment: $40.00

Payment accepted through Paypal or contact the Priestess in Residence for alternative payment options. 

Limited positions available.

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"Dancing the Sacred Wheel" now available again

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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.