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]

Important: Date Changes Due to Corvid-19

Due to the Australian government today imposing a 14 day self-quarantine restriction on  all travellers into Australia, it has been decided that ALL events being offered by the Isian Centre of Metaphysics and the Temple of the Dark Moon will be deferred until after 13 April 2020. The events this will effect will be: Monday … Continue reading Important: Date Changes Due to Corvid-19

Protective Four Thieves Oil

According to legend, in 1413 while large parts of France was being devastated by the Bubonic Plague (aka the Black Death), a group of four thieves were charged for stealing from the sick and dying.  In considering their sentence (death by burning), the judge was curious as to how come they never contracted the plague … Continue reading Protective Four Thieves Oil

Releasing Personal Ego Will (Masters)

The greatest act of pure folly in human life is to live by the will of one’s personal ego. After all, the personal ego is no more than a composite of limited knowledge and understanding. The personal ego has nothing more on which to form its conclusions than the limitations of outer sense impression, learned … Continue reading Releasing Personal Ego Will (Masters)

Mystical World of Crystals

Created over the millennia, healing crystals harness the life giving elements of the earth and the universe. Harnessing the energy of the sun, moon and oceans, these semi-precious stones connect us to earth as soon as we come into contact with them. Many people wonder if crystals have healing powers, and while there are many anecdotes … Continue reading Mystical World of Crystals

Taking Self Responsibility while Mercury is in Retrograde

Over the last few days I have noticed an increase in emails and internet messages that have been, well basically, somewhat rude and even threatening.  Is this the way we communicate to each other now - through veiled threats if our demands are not adhered to immediately?  Or are there cosmic influences at play? On … Continue reading Taking Self Responsibility while Mercury is in Retrograde

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

Self-Awareness: 11 Ways to Increase It in an Unconscious World (Mateo Sol)

Self-awareness is the ability to introspect and be aware of your own thoughts, feelings, impulses, physical sensations, and behaviors. At a basic level, self-awareness is the ability to pay attention to who you are and what makes you tick. At more complex levels, self-awareness involves developing an understanding of your deeper beliefs, inner wounds, mental … Continue reading Self-Awareness: 11 Ways to Increase It in an Unconscious World (Mateo Sol)