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 become a “complete” person.
This “Shadow Self” is the “unknown dark side of the personality”, that which is instinctive and irrational, and that which is even perceived as “personal inferiority”. Yet the “Shadow Self” is also referred to as the unconscious aspect of the personality which the conscious ego does not identify in itself. This means that NOT every aspect of the “shadow self” is actually negative – there may very well be positive parts of our own Self residing in the Shadow that we have yet to identify with consciously.
Just as the “Shadow Self” is still very much a part of us, so too is the Dark Goddess a part of the Divine Feminine as a whole. It is only our fragile human conditioning that has shunned this aspect of the Divine Feminine – and that is because she speaks and represents the “truth” our fragile ego wishes to ignore.
Gifts from the Dark Goddess is a month long online sadhana or spiritual exploration, into your deep shadow self through the connection with various “darker” aspects of the divine feminine in order to commence positive change at the deepest level.
The word sadhana is a yogic term referring to any spiritual exercise aimed at progressing the sādhaka (seeker) towards the very ultimate expression of their life in this reality.
Therefore, as a “sadhana”, this online journey will present you with the unique opportunity to step through the veil and into the realm of the Inner Self, to meet and embrace your Shadow Self, to remove the unwanted and to reclaim what has been missing.
From the moment that you enter through the veil, you will be accompanied by various aspects of the divine feminine, those Goddesses who prefer to reside in the shadowy realms, who move through the dreamscape, where linear concepts such as time have no meaning.
By awakening the “darkness” within your own soul, you can cast aside those rose-tinted glasses and see things for what they truly are. Through her guidance and drawing upon her strength and power (that is often feared), you will find the courage to stand up and voice your own “truth” – to stand in your own “power”.
Just like Neo in the 1999 movie “The Matrix” the choice is yours – which “pill” will you take? The blue pill of ignorance and illusion or the red pill of reality and the Dark Goddess.
Deep soul work such as this requires 100% commitment. If you are serious about wanting to make change in your life, to break free of cyclic patterns, to gain true closure, you need to step into the shadows and journey deep within yourself in order to face what resides there.
The Dark Goddess is waiting ….
Online Format: Gifts from the Dark Goddess
The next online journey into the Underworld realm of the Dark Goddess will be commencing on Tuesday, 11 October 2022.
People are able to participate in either online journey regardless of what hemisphere they reside in.
During each month online journey you will receive:
:: Detailed information about the Dark Goddesses we will be exploring and working with over the month
:: Instructions regarding how to set up altars and undertake daily devotional work
:: Prayers, mantras, and offerings that relate to specific goddesses
:: Weekly emails consisting on appropriate metaphysical and psychoanalytic concepts regarding working with the Dark Goddess and the “Shadow Self”
:: A private Facebook group to connect with others who are undertaking this journey
:: Group ritual
and much more.
As each online journey lasts for around 28 days, it is essential that you are able to commit yourself to the sadhana (spiritual) practice. More about this sadhana can be found here.
Investment: AUD $199 – (less than the cost of a daily cup of takeaway coffee)
Register online through Eventbrite before Tuesday, 11 October 2022.
Payment Details (Australian participants only)
Direct payment via Bank Transfer (Australia only):
Account Name: Frances Billinghurst
Account Number: 03146790
(Please put your name for reference).
Registrations close 27 April 2022.
About your Guide:
Your guide during both of these month long Dark Goddess sadhanas will be myself. I first connected with the Goddess, the Divine Feminine, in the late 1980s, and later this connection was strengthened during a Wiccan rite known as “Drawing down the Moon”, when the Egyptian Goddess Isis made her presence felt. Since that time, I have continued to strengthen my personal relationship with the Sacred She, the Goddess, as well as sharing my knowledge through offering workshops and rituals, as well as my writing. In 2007 I established The Goddess House as a physical shrine and sacred space dedicated to the Divine Feminine and am the principal therapist at the Isian Centre of Metaphysics. I am also a prolific writer and author of Dancing the Sacred Wheel: A Journey through the Southern Sabbats and In Her Sacred Name: Writings on the Divine Feminine, as well as editor of Call of the God: An Anthology exploring the Divine Masculine within modern Paganism. My latest books, Encountering the Dark Goddess: A Journey into the Shadow Realms and Contemporary Witchcraft: Foundational Practices for a Magical Life, are published by Moon Books.