Monday, October 13, 2014

New Book: In Her Sacred Name

For a period of 10 years (from 2002 until 2012) I had a regular column in an Australian "spiritual life style" magazine, Insight, which sadly folded in August 2012.  Being a monthly magazine, often I found that I was writing about two favourite topics of mine - mythology and the Goddess.  This resulted in a number of articles being written over the years and subsequent requests (especially when the magzine folded) to collate them together into a book.  For the last 12 months, this is what I have been doing (amongst other things) with the end result being In Her Sacred Name: Writings on the Divine Feminine.

Probably one of the more difficult tasks was to actually decide what articles I wanted to include and once that decision had been made, undertaking the task of virtually re-writing the majority of the articles in order to expand upon the 800 word limit I had been restricted to for the magazine.
This week I found myself in the rather delightful position of uploading the final amended files from the initial proof copy that I received just over a week ago.  The feeling of even holding the proof copy of something that you have been working on for a number of years is almost beyond words - indeed, this was the experience I felt when I received the proof copy of my first book, Dancing the Sacred Wheel.

Ironically, when I was in the finalise stages of collating the articles for In Her Sacred Name, I was invited to contribute towards a seemingly similar book, Naming the Goddess by Moon Books.  This resulted in a rethink of articles to be included in my own book as well as additional essays, especially on developing personal interactions with the Goddess, to be written.  The end result I am more than pleased with.

Pre-order copies of In Her Sacred Name are now being taken with the expected release date to be late October/early November 2014.  If you would like to pre-order your copy (including postage within Australia), this can be done here.  International orders will soon be available through Amazon related sites with a kindle edition available late November 2014.

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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.