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Ceremony

Addressing Women & Depression by Honouring Rites of Passage

Presentation at the “Women and Depression Conference” Sydney 2007 Spring 2013 Our modern culture has forgotten to honour the Rites of Passage in a Woman’s life. In not doing this we miss the opportunity they provide of celebrating and welcoming the huge transformations that we go through at our menarche, childbirth and menopause. Honouring rites…

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Honoring Rites of Passage in a Woman’s Life

The Four Phase Feminine Way Spring 2013 When viewed as a whole, a Woman’s life is divided into 4 phases. These phases or seasons are related to and defined by the expression of her fertility and sexuality. Maiden – birth to childbirth Mother – childbirth to menopause Maga – menopause to retirement Crone – retirement to death With each…

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‘I Work For the Goddess’ Award

Jane Hardwicke Collings wearing her lunary, envisoned by Anique Radiant Heart. The lunary presented to Jane at the Goddess Conference was designed and made by Jann James At the Australian Goddess Conference I received an award! THE TEMPLE OF THE GLOBAL GODDESS “I WORK FOR THE GODDESS” AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE From the Australian Goddess Conference website: There…

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A Shamanic Perspective on Eating Disorders

Recently in Mullumbimby, NSW, Australia, we held a Project Pomegranate community gathering dedicated to contributing healing energy, as a group, to one of the faces of the wounded feminine and wounded masculine of our culture – Eating Disorders. Eating disorders are classified as mental illnesses.  There are a lot of scary statistics about eating disorders.  And a lot of ways to…

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Lammas: Northern Hemisphere

About the season… Autumn. Lammas or Lugnasadh is the first of the three harvest festivals.  At Lammas the fruits of the Summer are ready, and it’s a time to celebrate the bounty of life. When Lammas comes, around August 2, Summer is over and Autumn begins. The days still seem long, but they are getting…

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Imbolc: Southern Hemisphere

About the season….. Spring. At Imbolc (which means Ewe’s Milk), or also known as Candlemas, it is the time of metaphoric rebirth. The traditional day is August 2nd. At Imbolc we see, feel and hear the beginning signs of Spring. Winter is over, Spring cometh. It may well still be very cold but the energy has…

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Beltane: Northern Hemisphere

Northern Hemisphere Beltane The date for the Northern Hemispheric Beltane is April 30 and is followed by ‘May Day’ on May 1st. The climax of Spring! Beltane is the peak of Spring, a celebration of fertility. In ancient times it was the Beltane Rites that reconnected each year the King to the Goddess, the masculine to the feminine….

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Beltane: Southern Hemisphere

Kookaburra on a May Pole! Southern Hemisphere Beltane The date for the Southern Hemispheric Beltane is October 31st and ‘May Day’ is November 1st. The climax of Spring! Beltane is the peak of Spring, a celebration of fertility. In ancient times it was the Beltane Rites that reconnected each year the King to the Goddess, the masculine…

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