Encountering the Dark Goddess

During the July waning moon, on Saturday, 30th July 2016, this informative and interactive one day workshop will focus on four Goddesses who are often associated with the "shadows" and reflect aspects of our own selves we would rather hide from or ignore instead of embracing and accepting.

Who is the Dark Goddess?
There is more to the "Dark Goddess" than being an elderly woman, the Crone, Hag or Death Bringer aspect of the Goddess. She is the shape shifter, the initiator, the challenger, the seductress. She reminds us of our own mortality, our fears and failings in order to help us transform our lives.
During this interactive workshop, we journey into the hidden depths of the Underworld to meet the Keeper of Secrets and the Cauldron of Inner Knowledge, the Mover and Shaker, the Sorceress ... and all the other names by which the Dark Goddess has been referred to.

Through our own fear, we often ignore or misinterpret the Dark Goddess because it is She who reflects our own mortality - however, it is She who also guards the magickal Cauldron of Transformation, and it is only through transformation that our soul continues to evolve and grow.

Altar to the Dark Goddesses

This workshop provides the participant with the necessary tools in order to meet and work with the various Dark Goddesses. It is through the use of ritual, myth and magick that we journey into these hidden depths in order to face our shadows, allowing us to open ourselves up in order to be transformed under the protective guidance of the Dark Goddess.
In this workshop you will be:
• Confronted by the ultimate Dark Mother, Kali-Ma, who will assist you in clearing the stagnation from your life,
• Stripped of all illusion by the Sumerian Underworld Death Goddess, Ereshkigal, as she holds a mirror to your soul,
• Challenged by Medusa, the Libyan Snake Goddess, to remove your mask in order to reveal your own divine self to the world,
• Guided through the crossroads by Hekate, who will encourage you to make the most of what life now offers you.
Attendees will need to bring pens/paper (for taking additional notes) and their lunch.
Investment: $60.00.
Time: 10:30am to 4:00pm
Venue: The Goddess House (Parafield Gardens - address provided upon registration)
Payment to be made prior to 23rd July 2016 via Paypal as there are limited places available:
About the Presenter:
Frances has been presenting various versions of the Dark Goddess workshop since 2005 were different aspects of the Goddess, the Divine Feminine, is explored through the use of myth, ritual, poetry, craft and meditation.  Some of the Goddesses who have been (re)introducted within these workshops have been: Persephone, Tiamat, Sekhmet, Kali, Lilith, Cerridwen, Hekate, Baba Yaga, Pele, Ereshkigal as well as many more ...
If you would like Frances to present a version of "Encountering the Dark Goddess" near you, please contact her

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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.