When God Was A Woman – Goddess Study Book Club Begins Now!

Hello Beauties,

I hope you have your book and are ready to begin reading When God Was A Woman, if not get your copy now.

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We will gather here, come cozy up, in Sacred Goddess Sisterhood to share our thoughts and comments about the book. 

The structure:

– We begin TODAY, January 16th and will finish on Monday February 13th, that’s four weeks and approximately 60 pages a week. It’s an easy read, I found it absolutely riveting the first time I read it.

– Each week I will pose questions to think about as we read.
1. Why are all modern religions headed by a male deity?
2. Why are women largely left out of leadership roles in those religions?
3. What is the impact of the myth of Adam and Eve on the modern woman’s psyche?
4. Despite bountiful archeological evidence to the contrary, why do you think we’ve been taught that humanity has always operated as a patriarchy?
*Please feel free to pose any of your own question as well, your contributions will be invaluable to the group.

– It is my hope to have a live call on Feb. 13th so we can discuss our thoughts and feelings.

This is a nonhierarchical sisterhood circle and your input is valued. The structure is loose and pliable so please feel free to make any suggestions.

I am filled with gratitude to be sharing this experience with you. Thank you.

With love + gratitude,

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Full Wolf Moon – Exploring the Goddess Hecate

Hello magic maker,

Tonight we gather under the Full Wolf Moon to explore the Goddess Hecate. It’s been raining like crazy all day here in LA so we will gather indoors. I set water under the Moon last night to be shared with my sacred circle,  I’ve been cleaning the studio today, setting the circle and placing the alter. I’m just about ready to welcome my Sacred Sisters.

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Artist Victoria Francés  – www.victoriafrances.es

If you’d like to host your own Moon Lodge here’s what we’ll be doing:

Flow:

  • Welcome, introduction of process, about council circle, speaking from the heart + attentive/deep listening, listening from the heart, speaking spontaneously.
  • Prayer to the four directions
  • Three breaths together and a moment of silence to truly arrive. (I invite my sisters to close their eyes)
  • Go around, introduce yourselves + one word to describe how you’re feeling at this moment.
  • Sage smudge
  • Candle lighting
  • Moon water ritual (or tea)
  • Sharing time
  • Saying good-bye to 2106 – A universal year of completion about the number 9
  •            – Releasing with fire
  • About the Full Moon and Goddess of the month
  • Journaling questions
  • Guided meditation with drumming
  • Council circle
  • Closing prayer

I found this wonderful website, Hecate’s Cauldron, with a wealth of information about the Goddess.

Hekate: Goddess of Magic

The Goddess Hecate is a triple Goddess in that She rules the Heavens, Earth and the Underworld. She is the Goddess of magic, witchcraft, the night, moon, ghosts and necromancy.

The Goddess Hecate is Mistress of the Night and represents the waning to dark cycle of the Moon, and most particularly the three days of the dark moon.  Hecate symbolizes the dark within us, the part of our psyche we refuse to acknowledge. Many ignore the wisdom, the strength and the truth of Hecate, because our fear of the darkness is so strong.

Hecate teaches us an important lesson, which is that the feminine should be valued for itself, not because it brings sexuality or power, but because deep within it there is an eternal wisdom.  Hecate is also the High Priestess, the keeper of the Mysteries. Hecate is not the priestess who seeks the inner knowledge, but High Priestess who has found it and imparts it to others.

The Goddess Hecate is also known as the liberator of women, as she sets women free from the bonds created by man. That is why the Christian Church put Hecate down and created her as the Goddess of evil and destruction.  During Medieval times, pagans were being tortured based on their belief in the Goddess.  Patriarchy reigned and the fear of feminine power caused the Church to demonize Hecate.  She was made infamous as the crone; old, wrinkled, ugly, warts protruding from her nose and chin, mysterious, dark and loathsome.   Many mistakenly call Her the destroyer, but She is not, for if you destroy something, that something is forever gone. You cannot bring something back that has been destroyed.

It has been said that the Goddess’s service is perfect freedom. She is the liberator because She is manifest in our deepest drives and emotions, which always and inevitably threaten the systems designed to contain them. She is love and anger, which refuse to fit comfortably into the social order. To be “free from slavery” once meant that, within the ritual circle, all were equal, whether they were peasant, serf, or noble in the outside world. Slavery today could be mental and emotional as well as physical: the slavery of fixed perceptions, of conditioned ideas, of blind beliefs, of fear.

After what I hope will be lively discussion about Hecate we’ll delve into the…

The Full Wolf Moon

Wildlife and Wild Women are both endangered species.
–Clarissa Pinkola Estés

This Wolf Moon has a special meaning for me this year as the patriarchy is making a last mad attempt to block out the light. Rather than allowing the sense of dread to prevail, it’s time to harness our feminine power, to release our inner Wild Woman, and to shine our light like never before.

We can let Wolf be our guide. Sacred Wolf medicine represents ‘Teacher’, great wisdom, wildness…inner freedom is beckoning to us.

Wolf represents both freedom and companionship. She brings the magic of extraordinary intuition and telepathy. As a supreme hunter Wolf teaches us how to find the resources we need and guides us to use resources wisely. Wolf ventures deep into the dark forest to find what she requires and long ago cast away her fears of the unknown.

We call on Wolf to gift us with supreme confidence, endurance and keen intelligence.

Wolf Moon reminds us to express our heart’s truth and our wildness, to live feeling free.

Wolf is a shape shifter and bestows upon us the gift of transformation. The energy of the Full Wolf Moon thins the veil of consciousness, opening us to the ancient wisdom all women possess through our intuition, empowering us to transform into our most magnificent, wild selves. Now is the time to awaken to your truth and allow yourself the freedom to live in your sacred wildness, to express your deepest desires, and bring those desires to fruition.

Journaling Questions:

  • What does stepping into your power mean to you?
  • Are there ways in which you’d like to experience transformation?
  • What is your most magical gift?
  • What do you require to make your magic shine bright?
  • How can you spread your magic to others?

Book drawing – Find out if you won a copy

Hello beautiful goddess,

I’m super excited to begin reading When God Was A Woman by Merlin Stone with you!

As promised I am giving away two copies and did the drawing today for those of you who entered.

So without further ado, drum roll please….

The Goddess Medicine Wheel: a 12 month journey into the Mystery

Hello beautiful creator,

Moon Lodge continues to evolve… I began several years ago gathering women together under the Full Moon to make vision boards. We’d eat a little food, have a glass of bubbly, talk about the energy of the particular Full Moon and then flip through magazines intuitively ripping out images that spoke to us to make a Full Moon Vision Board. This was early in my journey, it taught me how to access my intuition on a deeper level, how to hold space for women, and maybe most importantly, that I was a powerful manifester. And yet after a time I felt there was something more… more sacred that should be happening when I gathered with my sacred sisters.

As time passed our circle became more intentional, with council and ritual, meditation and drumming, it’s ever evolving. 

I continue to explore…as an eternal seeker I gathered more and more information along the way. I feel there is a deeper message the Moon had to offer us and she’s willing to share if we’re willing to look.

Today I open myself to the mysteries of her magic and I find myself  wanting to explore our ancient story, the one that women have shared in sacred circle under the Moon for as long as human being have walked the Earth. We are magical, our wombs the epicenter of creation, and our rhythms guided by the rhythm of the Moon the same as the tides.

This year I’ve created a Goddess Medicine Wheel that I’m so excited to explore with you. Won’t you join me on this magical journey?

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Goddess Bookclub giveaway

Hello magic maker,

In an effort to broaden my horizons I’m experimenting with making videos to share with you. I’m sure I’ll improve as time goes on but here it is, the first in a series of videos for the Goddess Bookclub.

I hope you enjoy the video, enter to win a copy of When God Was A Woman, and join me in reading this fabulous book.

Enter to win a copy of
When God Was A Woman
by leaving a comment.

Drawing will be held on the Full Moon, January 12th right here.

Love + light,

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