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]

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

The Beauty of Lakshmi and Ganesha

Through the month of February we will be chanting one of the mantras to the Hindu Goddess of beauty and abundance, Goddess Lakshmi, and Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles.  The decision to commence the Monday Night Meditation circles with these two deities as that they work perfectly together, after all, they are commonly worshipped … Continue reading The Beauty of Lakshmi and Ganesha

Encountering the Dark Goddess

Do you wish to explore the inner reaches of your psyche, those hidden aspects of your Self that tends to be ignored, neglected or that which you simply do not want to acknowledge?  Psychoanalyst Carl Jung referred to such aspects of our inner selves “the Shadow”, and venturing into these uncomfortable areas is highly recommended if we are to … Continue reading Encountering the Dark Goddess

Yemaya Blessing of the Waters event

For over ten years, around the first full moon of the 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 of … Continue reading Yemaya Blessing of the Waters event

When not all Darkness is Sacred (Dr Baireavee Balasubramaniam PhD)

  With the Rise of the Feminine, so many of us across the Globe have instinctively sought out and begun to honor the Suppressed, Forgotten, Dark Feminine. Be She Kali, Lilith, Hecate, Dhumavati or by any other name, Her Darkness is one that any and all on this Path instantly recognize. As I have written on multiple … Continue reading When not all Darkness is Sacred (Dr Baireavee Balasubramaniam PhD)

Women and the Moon

Following on from a discussion that was held during this week's Full Moon Meditation and Healing Circle about how the moon affects us, in particular women and our menstrual cycle, I thought I would share the following which has been adapted from Moon Cycles and Women by Nadia MacLeod. The moon, our earth's only satellite, … Continue reading Women and the Moon

August Mantra – Lakshmi

A new month means a new mantra will become the focus of the Monday Night Meditations, and the chosen mantra is that for the Hindu Goddess of wealth and prosperity (both material and spiritual), the beautiful Lakshmi.  Her name is derived from the Sanskrit Laksya meaning "aim" or "goal". Lakshmi is depicted as a beautiful … Continue reading August Mantra – Lakshmi

Moving with the Lion’s Gate and Grand Fire Trine

What is the "Lion's Gate" or "Grand Fire Trine" you may be asking yourself?  Whilst I have heard of the second astrological term as being where a planetary pattern composed of three or more planets in a chart located at the vertices of an imaginary equilateral triangle, the first, the "Lion's Gate", was new to … Continue reading Moving with the Lion’s Gate and Grand Fire Trine