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Goddesses of the Land and Season
Sat 25 March 2017, 10:00 – 16:30 GMT
Did you know there are many Goddesses? It is said that there is a Goddess inside of us all! She is the great feminine that resides within us (this includes the chaps). Goddesses embrace the archetype of the feminine, all of whom embrace a different facet of the complexities of the feminine. However there are many who hold their domain in myth and legend who show their prowess often through defined actions of love, war, creativity, fertility, cunning and wisdom. All of whom teach about the wondrous energy and cycle of the feminine from maiden to crone, from lover to witch.
Their stories, their essence speaks to our psyche and shows us the very energy that either resonates with us, or that we crave for. All of which potentially teaches us about ourselves, how to know and love ourselves at a deeper level and perhaps even make peace with our inner feminine so we can celebrate our inner Goddess!
Much has been written about the Greek, Roman and Egyptian goddesses, thankfully, Northern European folklore is rich with its own goddesses; many of whom are celebrated and associated with the seasons and seasonal festivities. This makes a powerful combination between the Goddess expression and Mother Nature herself. As we tap into this great wisdom and deep connection we stir within us our own connection to the cycles of nature and to our own cycles and understand where we are on this ever changing journey of life and allow our inner Goddess to speak to us.
In 2015, I had the great joy of meeting Nicola Clark, Professional Artist, who has developed 8 incredible oil paintings each depicting the 8 Celtic Goddesses associated with the 8 Fire and Solar Festivals of the year marking the turning point of the seasons and year. These paintings embrace these Goddesses, their seasonal expression and their message. Nicola has kindly agreed to allow the paintings to be used as a central theme and inspiration for exploring each Goddess and her message.
This is an invitation to the very first of Goddesses of Land and Season, being held this Spring where we will be working with Goddess Artha at the time of the Spring Equinox. She embodies the celebration of the rising energy the re-immergence of the feminine. As every Goddess she also has her shadow side, for Artha; it is the challenge and wisdom to harness that energy and balance it so that the spring and summer, the seasons of growth may be fertile and flourish. By connecting with the season and elements associated with it we can potentially access great wisdom and receive personal insight to support us by connecting with our own inner Goddess.
The day will include:
- Understand the nature of the season and it’s messages
- Understand the Goddess of this Season
- Undertake a Shamanic Journey to find the messages and meanings for ourselves
- Consolidating the experience and insights for going forwards.