Other Events

ICM Yemaya Blessing 2YEMAYA BLESSING OF THE WATERS

This annual beach side rite is held in honour of Yemaya around the first full moon of each new calendar year. 

We meet at the northern end of the grassed area that is out the front of the Grange Hotel at Grange Beach just prior to 8.00pm (look for the purple banner).  At that time we will then head down to the shore in honour of Yemaya, the Queen of the Rivers and Oceans.  The rite will be commencing around 8:30pm.

In this informal rite, we ask for Yemaya’s blessings of all the world’s waterways, sea creatures, and all other beings that fall under Her protection.

Please bring:
:: A biodegradable offering to Yemaya (flowers, crystal, stone etc) that will be thrown into the ocean,
:: An open mind, and
:: A willingness to participate in any chanting.

Participants will also be invited to share in a libation of watermelon (Yemaya’s favourite food) afterwards.

Favourable colours are blue, turquoise and white.

Children are also welcome to attend but must be supervised by their parents/guardians.

Please be respectful for other participants.

A gold coin/loose change charitable donation will be collected.

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GATHERING AROUND THE CAULDRON
(first Thursday of each month – 7.30pm)

Gathering around the Cauldron is specifically designed group that meets on the first Thursday of each month.  Suitable for novices wishing to explore the practices and philosophies of magick, ritual and contemporary witchcraft, as well as providing those who may have read a few books to gain experience by putting this knowledge into practical application.

Held on the first Thursday of each month, commencing in April, Gathering around the Cauldron are specifically designed for both the complete beginner as well as those who have had some ritual experience (either solitary or within a group) and who are seeking more advance and indepth instruction.

Through the exposure of various magical and esoteric techniques, the emphasis will be on working ritual and magick within a group format in order to create a magical egregore that will enable each participant to tap into the true concept of “walking between the worlds”.

During the meetups, participants will:
:: Gain personal experience in creating a sacred space.
:: Be guided through magical pathworkings and visualisations.
:: Work in accordance with the seasonal Southern Wheel of the Year.
:: Raise and work with energy.
:: Connect with Deity.
and much more.

Bookings are essential as there are limited places available.  More details will be made available when they come to hand.

Venue: TDM
Monthly Cost: $20 per fortnight (payable on the night)

Direct payment via Bank Transfer
Account Name: Frances Billinghurst
BSB: 325185
Account Number: 03146790
Please put your name for reference

If you are interested in attending, please visit the Temple of the Dark Moon for more information.

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A DAY WITH HEKATE
Hekate is a powerful Goddess associated with the crossroads, the Underworld, the moon and witches. She is also the patroness for children, childbearing women, and a guide when we may feel like we have lost our way.
On this special day dedicated to Hekate, we will honour this often misunderstood yet extremely powerful goddess.
Learn about her true origins, her maiden (youthful) aspect, and her connections with Diana, Persephone, and even the Hindu goddess Kali.
Meet with her at the crossroads where she will guide you along your path.
Craft your own “Hekate Wheel” talisman that will be empowered through sacred ceremony.
Imbue your own candle that will enable your household to be protected by this powerful goddess.

Cost: $70
Venue: TDM

Payment to be received via bank deposit.
Direct payment via Bank Transfer
Account Name: Frances Billinghurst
BSB: 325185
Account Number: 03146790
Please put your name and workshop as the reference – eg, “M Smith – Hekate”.