My name is Frances and I am the creatrix and principal therapist of the Isian Centre of Metaphysics, a sacred space which encases all that I do (and more). Pronounced “eye-see-an”, and named after the ancient Egyptian Goddess Isis (or Aset) who was known for her powers of healing and magic, the Isian Centre of Metaphysics is located only 20 minutes north of Adelaide’s CBD, in Parafield Gardens.
I have been exploring the concept and importance of the mind-body-spirit connection for over 30 years, and as such, hold a Bachelor Degree in Metaphysical Science, certificates in a number of energetic healing modalities (including Reiki, Seichim and Pellowah) as well as being a certified hypnotherapist, Death Walker (End of Life Doula – someone who assists the dying and their families through the end of life transition), and a practitioner of past life regressions. Further, I am an accomplished tarot card reader with over 20 years experience and Level I yoga teacher. All this (and more) do I bring to the Isian Centre of Metaphysics so that it becomes a central focal point in offering services to assist people to (re)enhance their own lives.
Working with sacred symbolism, and drawing inspiration from earth-centric spiritual practices, I further enjoy creating sacred ritual that not only mark various Rites of Passage throughout one’s life, but also ceremonies that create connection with the Divine as well as creating a positive space in which to reside.
I hold regular meditation circles and psychic development courses throughout the year, have contributed essays to over 40 publications and am the author of various books. I also run workshops on metaphysical concepts, soul-deep mythological journeying, and self-empowerment through the spinning of magick and utilising earth-centric spirituality.
There is a Zen proverb that advises:
“Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water;
after enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.”
In other words, spiritual development of any sort does not make you exempt from material needs. As such, being fully present in the “here and how”, on this conscious plane whilst striving to gain spiritual evolution of our own soul is vitally important. When we become fully present, we also become fully responsible … and this in itself leads to spiritual evolution of the soul.
I will be taking part in the virtual Australia Wicca Conference, “Life in Retrograde”, that will be held over the weekend of Friday, 18 to Sunday, 20 September 2020. I will be representing my 2011 talk on the “darker Gods” on the Sunday at 12 noon. Tickets are only $10 for the entire weekend and can be purchased here.
On Sunday, 4 October 2020 the second month long online Encountering the Dark Goddess sadhana journey (spiritual exploration) for the year will be taking place. This sadhana journey will take you into the deep Shadow Self through connecting with the Dark Goddess in order to initiate healing and commence positive change at the deepest level. Registrations are now open for this sadhana which is available regardless of where you live in the world and can be booked here.
Over the weekend of Friday, 16 to Sunday, 18 October 2020, I will be presenting “The Shadow and the Dark Goddess” talk during the Seven Sisters Online Festival that is taking place from 16 to 18 October 2020. I will be presenting on “The Shadow and the Dark Goddess” at 5.30pm AEDT on Saturday. Tickets are essential.
In November I will be travelling to Surfers Paradise to present a workshop on the Dark Goddess on Sunday, 8 November 2020 at the Chameleon New Age Salon located at 3171 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise. I will also be presenting at the Conscious Connection with Self Women’s Gathering that will be taking place in Mount Samson, Queensland from 13 to 15 November 2020.
Over the weekend connect in sisterhood, sacred workshops, commune with nature, and immerse in experiences that will remind you of the sacred divine goddess that you truly are. There will be meditations, rituals, healing exercises, live music and much more. I will be sharing my insight on working with the Dark Goddess as a means of exploring our shadow selves.
My new book, Encountering the Dark Goddess: A Journey into the Shadow Realms, will be available in April 2021. However, early pre-release copies can be obtained through me. More updates are regularly announced on Facebook and Instagram.
On Saturday, 17 April 2021 I will be holding an one day exploration of working with your shadow self at the Riverdell Spiritual Centre (Hillier, north of Adelaide) that will also be exploring aspects with of the Dark Goddess and the Shadow Self. More information about this event can be found here.
In 2021 I am intending to host a special Goddess Spiritual Retreat in Bali, the “Land of the Gods” once travel restrictions are lifted. During this six day retreat, you will be immersed into a combination of Balinese spiritual practices as well as Western metaphysical concepts that are specifically designed to (re)connect your mind, body and soul back to the divine source (however this appears to you).
If you are interested in the Goddess, the divine feminine, and I hope you will be able to join me at some of these events.