Sunday, March 15, 2015

See me at the Seven Sisters Festival (27-29 March)

Neolithic Snake Goddess
At the end of this month I have the great honour of being at the Seven Sisters Festival that will be held at Mt Martha, Victoria from Friday, 27 to Sunday, 29 March 2015.  This three day festival specifically gathers for the modern woman of the 21st century who balances technology and careers with health and spirituality.  As such, I am delighted to be presenting an introduction workshop on Goddess spirituality - in fact on who actually the Goddess is.
For the emerging woman the word "Goddess" can present a wide array of interpretations from an ancient creatrix who was worshipped during some distant time through to meaning "feminine energy" and the space that all women hold - we are all "Goddesses".  In my talk I will be focusing on the first interpretation - Goddess as an ancient creatrix whose stories of creation can still be found and whose sacred temples still remind us today that She once held the key to the universe.

Altar to the Goddess at The Goddess House
It was during the Palaeolithic (Stone Age) era that representatives of our earliest spiritual (or even religious) observances have been found.  These images have been of the female form, leading to the belief that in the beginning of human spiritual belief, deity was perceived as female - after all, it is the female of most species that “creates” the new, who gives birth, whereas the part of the male is seemingly insignificant or forgotten about after the event.  This also suggested it was the feminine energy was originally perceived as being predominant, which gave rise to the great matriarchal (or probably more accurately, matrifocal) cultures of ancient Sumeria, Babylonia and Crete, where the remnants of the Goddess can still be found today.
(excerpt from In Her Sacred Names: Writing on the Divine Feminine)
Join me in the Circle of Stones on Friday afternoon at 2:00 pm and again Saturday evening at 7:00 pm as together we explore some of these ancient temples and learn to include Her back into our modern lives in order to become modern day priestesses of the Great Goddess. 
I will be bringing with me autographed copies of In Her Sacred Name: Writings on the Divine Feminine together with a limited number of copies of my first book, Dancing the Sacred Wheel: A Journey through the Southern Sabbats for purchase.  A selected number of devotional and rosary beads from LunaNoire Creations will also be on show.
For women, the image of the divine feminine is first and foremost a model of empowered selfhood.  However, it is just as important for men as it is for women, understand the need of the divine feminine, the Goddess.  We all need to bring her back into our lives as a way and means of regaining balance and inner peace.
(excerpt from In Her Sacred Names: Writing on the Divine Feminine)
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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.