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Sacrifice is to Make Sacred in GoddessSpeak

In this season of Lammas: contemplating “making sacred”/sacrifice. The “making sacred”/sacrifice of Goddess is very different from the “sacrifice” demanded by patriarchal cosmology. The kind of “sacrifice” demanded by the father god of Christian cosmology, for example, may leave nothing for the self – it is an abnegation of the self. Whereas in Goddess cosmology […]

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Making Sacred: Space for the Not-Yet

It seems timely … as well as Seasonal (for both Hemispheres): as published in Goddess Pages issue 6. As the Wheel turns into Imbolc in the Northern Hemisphere, it is the Seasonal Moment of Lammas in the Southern Hemisphere. For those in the planet’s South, Earth’s tilt is delivering the post-Summer Solstice welcoming of the new Dark, the […]

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Lammas Dedication

In Lammas ceremony as it has been done in MoonCourt, each participant has been invited by Dark Ancient Creative and Compassionate One to make a dedication to Deep Self. She says: “Step forward, one at a time, as you are ready, offer your bread figure, and speak if you wish. What would you surrender for transformation? […]

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Lammas – the Sacred Consuming

Lammas may be summarised as the Season that marks and celebrates the Sacred Consuming, the Harvest of Life: as it is in PaGaian Cosmology. Many Indigenous cultures have recognised the grain itself, or any food, as Mother … Corn Mother being one of those images – She who feeds the community, the world, with Her […]

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Seasons of the Light

           As Summer draws to a close in the Southern Hemisphere, we are leaving behind the light part of the year’s cycle around the Sun, the Summer Solstice in late December being the point of that interchange. The lightest quarter of the year anywhere on our planet is in the period […]

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from Dusk to Night @ MoonCourt

A series of photos of our MoonCourt Goddess ceremonial space (Blue Mountains, Australia) – from dusk to night, in honour and celebration of the waxing Dark here …  Notice the star becoming visible in the centre of the roof “eye”. As Thomas Berry said: “The night has advanced. The stars are more brilliant than ever.” (Evening […]

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PaGaian Lammas – Celebrating an Autopoietic Cosmos

 She Who receives all, transforms all – in every moment Lammas may be a Seasonal Moment for the recognition of the autopoietic quality of Cosmogenesis [1], the Larger Self whom we are –and the power each thing has to participate directly in the cosmos-creating endeavour” (Swimme and Berry The Universe Story p.75) : it is a powerful thing to […]

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