Summer Solstice Raffle Now Available

The Spring Equinox has just passed so it is rather difficult to think about the summer solstice. However, as Christmas decorations have now appeared in the shops, so I guess it is perfect timing to announce that this year I have decided to run a Summer Solstice Raffle. There are four wonderful prizes to win … Continue reading Summer Solstice Raffle Now Available

Journey into Freedom with Kali

Kali, the Hindu Dark Mother, is the fierce face of the divine feminine. Her unbound wildness taunts us, filling us with wonder as well as with dread. She promises ultimate freedom from our earthly constraints, yet we fear to relinquish our grip on the familiar, all the while knowing that the longer we hang on … Continue reading Journey into Freedom with Kali

Working with the Dark Goddess

When it comes to talking about deity, in truth there really is no such thing as a specifically “dark” or even a “light” goddess or otherwise.  What we refer to as “dark” or “light” are aspects to their nature that we are either comfortable with or not.  The Dark Goddesses that I have written about … Continue reading Working with the Dark Goddess

Reboot Your Life Sessions

As we start July, we wrap up the third and final eclipse of the season and as we move move through the month, things may feel like they are settling down and the energy may shift to a calmer place.  However, behind the scenes things are being planted for the next chapter of 2020, one … Continue reading Reboot Your Life Sessions

Why Working with the Shadow is Important

The "Shadow" aspect of ourselves relates to those parts we attempt to hide, deny or even suppress.  They can be characteristics that we dislike about ourselves, qualities that we judge "unacceptable", or even seemingly positive attributes that we feel we need to suppress in order to "fit in". The Shadow comes in many forms - … Continue reading Why Working with the Shadow is Important

Om Mani Padme Hum mantra

The six syllabled Om Maṇi Padme Hūm mantra is associated with the bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokiteshvara, and more appropriately his four-armed form known as Shadakshari.  Within Buddhism, this mantra is seen as the condensed form of all the Buddhist teachings meaning "The Jewel is in the Lotus".  It is an ever present feature on the … Continue reading Om Mani Padme Hum mantra

Kuan Yin: The Compassionate One

The following is from In Her Sacred Names: Writings on the Divine Feminine: Evil may find me some day, hell’s demons and earth’s savage beasts surround me. Illness may find me, and other sadnesses. Age and death may find their way to me. But Kuan Yin can find me too I am never hidden from … Continue reading Kuan Yin: The Compassionate One

Reciting the Durga Mantra

As part of the online version of the Monday Night Meditations  that are live streamed on the Isian Centre of Metaphysic's Facebook page, we are working with the Durga mantra - OM DUM DURGAYEI NAMAH.  This mantra honours the powerful Hindu goddess, Durga, who is also known as the Divine Mother. Mantras are repeated silently … Continue reading Reciting the Durga Mantra