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

The Dark Goddess is Coming

Last week I received the email from my publisher that all authors hang out to receive, the one that contained details as to when their book will actually be published and available. The date scheduled for the release of Encountering the Dark Goddess: A Journey into the Shadow Realms is 26 March 2021. While this … Continue reading The Dark Goddess is Coming

Working with the Dark Goddess

The darker aspect of the goddess can be a rather strange and unsettling figure who has been inhabiting a corner of our minds since the beginning of time.  Within written memory, she was merged in ancient Greek drama and literature, she appeared in fairy tales, myths and songs; and she has also made herself known amongst the pages of sacred … Continue reading Working with the Dark Goddess

Orphic Hymn to Night [Nyx]

Night [Nyx], parent goddess, source of sweet repose, from whom at first both Gods and men arose, Hear, blessed Venus [Kypris], deck'd with starry light, in sleep's deep silence dwelling Ebon night! Dreams and soft case attend thy dusky train, pleas'd with the length'ned gloom and feaftful strain. Dissolving anxious care, the friend of Mirth, … Continue reading Orphic Hymn to Night [Nyx]

Who is the Dark Goddess?

According to psychoanalyst Carl Jung, the "Shadow Self" refers to aspects of our inner Self that we tend to ignore, neglect or even simply do not want to acknowledge.  It is often instinctive and irrational, and therefore is even perceived as “personal inferiority”.  Yet the “Shadow Self” is also referred to as the unconscious aspect … Continue reading Who is the Dark Goddess?

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