Within many earth-centric spiritual paths, the journey through the seasons is marked by eight specific celebrations, referred to as "sabbats". This cyclic journey is known as the "Wheel of the Year".
In Dancing the Sacred Wheel: A Journey through the Southern Sabbats, the author shares her own journey through this wheel from her base in southern Australia. In doing so, she combines traditional seasonal lore with personal experience, history with ritual, all with an underlying relationship to her local environment.
Through looking at our own spiritual practices in order to re-connect with the land on which we reside, Dancing the Sacred Wheel: A Journey through the Southern Sabbats provides invaluable ideas as to how we are able to gain a deeper level of knowledge and understanding of the "Wheel of the Year" through celebrating these seasonal festivals.
Autographed copies of this book are can be obtained direct from the author. More details can be found here.
About the Author:
Frances Billinghurst has been a student of metaphysis, Hermetics and the occult arts for most of her adult life. An initiated Wiccan High Priestess and founder of the Temple of the Dark Moon (c.1999) as well as Priestess in Residence of The Goddess House (c.2007), she has presented lectures and workshops at both local and international conferences, led rituals with the likes of Chief Druid Philip Carr-Gomm and occult philosopher Ramsay Dukes, as well as worked alongside renowned Wiccan elders, Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone.
A regular columnist for Insight (Australia's No.1 spiritual lifestyle magazine) fro 10 years until its demise in 2012, Frances has had articles published in numerous publications including De Ja Vu, Goddess Guru, Witchcraft and Spellcraft (Aus), New Witch, Circle and Sage Woman (US), Rainbow News (NZ), and The Cauldron (UK). She has also had an article about the seasons in the Southern Hemisphere published in Llewellyn's 2008 Witch's Calendar, and will have essays appearing in Unto Herself:A Devotional Anthology for Independent Goddesses and Shield of Wisdom:A Devotional Anthology for Athena (both edited by Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2013), as well as Volume II of Memento Mori (edited by Kim Huggens, 2013) and The Faery Queens (edited by Sorita d'Este, 2013).
Frances will also be Dragon's Eye Tours guest tour guide for both their West Country & Cornwall as well as Ireland enchanted journey tours that will be occurring in September 2013.
More information about Frances can be found on the web page of the Temple of the Dark Moon.