Loneliness—Mystically Perceived (Dr P.L. Masters)

From a king sitting in a palace to a head of a government, loneliness can be an ever-present state of consciousness.  Like those who rule, loneliness is also present in the lives of those whom one might not suspect of feeling such loneliness: people who are married or in a significant relationship may also feel … Continue reading Loneliness—Mystically Perceived (Dr P.L. Masters)

Om Mani Padme Hum mantra

The six syllabled Om Maṇi Padme Hūm mantra is associated with the bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokiteshvara, and more appropriately his four-armed form known as Shadakshari.  Within Buddhism, this mantra is seen as the condensed form of all the Buddhist teachings meaning "The Jewel is in the Lotus".  It is an ever present feature on the … Continue reading Om Mani Padme Hum mantra

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

Reciting the Durga Mantra

As part of the online version of the Monday Night Meditations  that are live streamed on the Isian Centre of Metaphysic's Facebook page, we are working with the Durga mantra - OM DUM DURGAYEI NAMAH.  This mantra honours the powerful Hindu goddess, Durga, who is also known as the Divine Mother. Mantras are repeated silently … Continue reading Reciting the Durga Mantra

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]

Making of the most of these Changing Times

Come gather 'round people, wherever you roam And admit that the waters around you have grown And accept it that soon you'll be drenched to the bone If your time to you is worth saving Then you better start swimmin' or you'll sun like a stone For the times they are a-changin' So sung Bob … Continue reading Making of the most of these Changing Times

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