2020 Bali Spiritual Retreat (March)

It is official.  I will be hosting the long awaited Transform the Soul spiritual retreat in March next year on the "Island of the Gods", Bali. This will be a spiritual retreat with a difference as our timing will include NYEPI, Bali's Day of Silence. Commencing on Sunday, 22 March 2020, this special six day/five … Continue reading 2020 Bali Spiritual Retreat (March)

Persephone and the Pomegranate

In the Homeric Hymn of Demeter the story is told of how the Grain Goddess (Demeter) fell into mourning when her daughter (Kore, meaning "maiden" or "girl") was abducted while out picking early spring flowers with her friends.  It was when she reached out to pick a narcissus, that Hades, the God of the Underworld, … Continue reading Persephone and the Pomegranate

Encountering the Dark Goddess

  Since 2006 I have been hosting a workshop based on the Dark Goddess that falls around the dark moon closest to date that Samhain, the Celtic festival of the dead, is celebrated in the Southern Hemisphere.  In 2019 the Encountering the Dark Goddess workshop will be presented for the first time in an online … Continue reading Encountering the Dark Goddess

Yemaya Blessing of the Waters Event

 For over 10 years, around the first full moon of the new year, I have lead a special beach side rite that honours the Yorùbá Orisha or Goddess of the living ocean Yemaya (also spelt Yemoja and Iemoja). Originally from West Africa where her name means "Mother whose children are like fish”, Yemaya is the owner … Continue reading Yemaya Blessing of the Waters Event

Yemaya Blessing of the Waters New Year Event

Is it too early to start thinking about the new year?  Not really when it comes to planning events such as the annual Yemaya Blessing of the Waters which is held at Grange Beach. For over ten years, around the first full moon of the year, I have lead a rather special beach side devotional … Continue reading Yemaya Blessing of the Waters New Year Event

Green Tara – the Bodhisattva of Compassion and Action

Tomorrow's Monday Night Meditation will see the conclusion of the round of mantras that have been chanted to Lord Ganesha, and it is with deep gratitude that we offer up our thanks to the Lord of Wisdom and Remover of Obstacles to hearing our chanting.  There will then be a two week break before Monday … Continue reading Green Tara – the Bodhisattva of Compassion and Action

Hymn to the Divine Mother

Here in Australia the first Sunday in the month of May is dedicated to mothers, being Mother's Day.  As such, I thought I would share the following poem which is entitled "Hymn to the Divine Mother" (author unknown). Hymn to the Divine Mother O thou the giver of all blessings, O thou the doer of … Continue reading Hymn to the Divine Mother

Continuing the “Legacy of Women”

  Waking up to a peaceful morning, my attention was drawn to the following excerpt from Jamie Sams' book, The Thirteen Original Clan Mothers: Your Sacred Path to Discovering the Gifts, Talents, and Abilities of the Feminine Through the Ancient Teachings of the Sisterhood.  Realising that it had in fact been over 15 years since I read … Continue reading Continuing the “Legacy of Women”

Circles of Sisterhood commencing in March

:: Within a circle, we are all equal. :: Within a circle, we are all honoured. :: Within a circle, we will create a sacred space where we can listen and be heard, share and learn, encourage others and be empowered ourselves. :: Within a circle, we will honour the Sacred Feminine the resides around … Continue reading Circles of Sisterhood commencing in March