Goddess Initiation

In this breakthrough book, Francesca De Grandis brings years of experience as a shamanic counselor and traditional spiritual healer to reveal how you can cultivate and celebrate the secret, magical side of your nature.

Author: Francesca De Grandis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062016628

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

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Everyone possesses the spiritual, psychic, and worldly potential of a Goddess or God. In this breakthrough book, Francesca De Grandis brings years of experience as a shamanic counselor and traditional spiritual healer to reveal how you can cultivate and celebrate the secret, magical side of your nature. This month-to-month program of many practical exercises, rituals, and prayers will help you: Discover your innate wisdom Heal inner blocks to happiness and meaningful action in your life Achieve your goals and feel energized, strong, and capable Unleash creativity and passion for living Celebrate a vibrant and healthy sexuality Based on traditional Celtic culture and the author's own successful and unique Third Road teaching, this enriching journey deep into the heart of shamanism and Goddess Spirituality will appeal to all seekers, not just Wiccans. A lyrical sourcebook of rituals, spells, mysticism, and mirth, Goddess Initiation is designed for everyone who wants to integrate commonsense Spirituatity -- and a bit of Faerie dust! -- into their everyday lives.

Self Initiation Into the Golden Dawn Tradition

Venusian Deities ( Gods and Goddesses of Love and the Arts ) ISHTAR ( The
Sumerian Inanna ) : The Assyro - Babylonian goddess who personified the
Planet Venus . A complex goddess of many functions , Ishtar was the supreme
goddess ...

Author: Chic Cicero

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9781567181364

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 792

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The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn has been considered one of the most important Western magical systems for over a century. Although much of their knowledge has been published, to really enter the system required initiation within a Golden Dawn temple ? until now. Regardless of your magical knowledge or background, you can learn and live the Golden Dawn tradition with the first practical guide to Golden Dawn initiation. Self-Initiation into the Golden Dawn Tradition by Chic and Sandra Tabatha Cicero offers self-paced instruction by two senior adepts of this magical order. For the first time, the esoteric rituals of the Golden Dawn are clearly laid out in step-by-step guidance that's clear and easy-to-follow. Studying the Knowledge Lectures, practicing daily rituals, doing meditations, and taking self-graded exams will enhance your learning. Initiation rituals have been correctly reinterpreted so you can perform them yourself. Upon completion of this workbook, you can truly say that you are practicing the Golden Dawn tradition with an in-depth knowledge of qabalah, astrology, Tarot, geomancy, spiritual alchemy, and more, all of which you will learn from Self-Initiation into the Golden Dawn Tradition. ·No need for group membership ·Instructions are free of jargon and complex language ·Lessons don't require familiarity with magical traditions ·Grade rituals from Neophyte to Portal ·Link with your Higher Self If you have ever wondered what it would be like to learn the Golden Dawn system, Self-Initiation into the Golden Dawn Tradition explains it all. The lessons follow a structured plan, adding more and more information with each section of the book. Did you really learn the material? Find out by using the written tests and checking them with the included answers. Here is a chance to find out if the Golden Dawn system is the right path for you or to add any part of their wisdom and techniques to the system you follow. Start with this book now.

Western Esotericism and Rituals of Initiation

[witch name] has been duly consecrated High Priest and Magus [High Priestess
and Witch Queen].” The second degree ritual ends with the narration of “The
Legend of the Descent of the Goddess,” which can be ritually enacted. If the
legend is ...

Author: Henrik Bogdan

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791480100

Category: Religion

Page: 247

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Historical exploration of Masonic rituals of initiation.

Self Initiation for the Solitary Witch

Item 25 provides a list of the Celtic deities known as the Tuatha De Danann (the
people of the Goddess Danu). In ancient Celtic texts, the names of several
different groups of invaders are mentioned. The Tuatha De Danann were one of
those ...

Author: Shanddaramon

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1632658178

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 393

Within modern Wicca, the urge still exists to find a particular school of study. Covens are an option for some, but they can be hard to find. Even when you find one, it may not satisfy your particular quest. In addition, many people who desire more direct access to their god or goddess choose to practice alone. This book is the solution to all of these dilemmas.

Stalking the Goddess

In most pagan cultures, loss of virginity is equated with initiation rather than
marriage. A man marrying a virgin ... This resting phase is when we adopt the
image of the wise man or crone aspect of the goddess. Initiation, marriage, and
rest are ...

Author: Mark Carter

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780991746

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 179

In 1948 Robert Graves published The White Goddess. His study of poetic mysticism and goddess worship has since become a founding text of Western paganism. As Wicca emerged from what Graves called, a few hopeful young people in California, to over two million strong, The White Goddess has achieved near liturgical status. This rising appreciation brings all the problems of liturgical texts. Many pagans consider Graves’ work like the goddess herself; awe inspiring but impenetrable. Stalking The Goddess is the first extensive examination of this enigmatic text to come from the pagan community and guides readers through bewildering forests of historical sources, poems, and Graves’ biography to reveal his unorthodox claims and entrancing creative process. Relentlessly perusing each path, it explores the uncharted woods and reveals the hidden signposts Graves has posted. The hunt for the goddess spans battlefields, ancient manuscripts, the British museum, and Stonehenge. En route we encounter not only the goddess herself but her three sacred animals; dog, roebuck, and lapwing. Perhaps the muse cannot be captured on her own grounds, but now at least there is a map.

Initiation

In what Henderson calls “the undefined final stage of initiation,” the individual has
come to depend on the interaction ... Once, however, long ago, a goddess
accomplished such a transformation in one fateful encounter with the Queen of
the ...

Author: Thomas Kirsch

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415397928

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

View: 838

This book builds on the vast clinical experience of Joseph L. Henderson, who became interested in initiatory symbolism when he began his analysis with Jung in 1929. Henderson studied this symbolism in patients' dreams, fantasies, and active imagination, and demonstrated the archetype of initiation in both men and women's psychology. After Henderson's book was republished in 2005 Kirsch, Beane Rutter and Singer brought together this collection of essays to allow a new generation to explore the archetype of initiation. Initiation: The Living Reality of an Archetype demonstrates how the archetype of initiation is seen clinically today. Divided into distinct parts, the book explores the archetype of initiation in Dr Henderson's own life, as well as suggesting its importance in: clinical practice culture aging and death. The chapters in this book amplify and extend the archetype of initiation from the earliest historical periods up to the present day. The editors argue that initiation symbolism often underlies contemporary phenomena, but is rarely recognized; Initiation helps to bring a new understanding to these experiences. This book will be of interest to psychotherapists with an interest in psychoanalysis and analytical psychology, as well as those training at analytic institutes.

African Goddess Initiation

This is a book of actionable self-love and self-care rituals, ceremonies, and celebrations based on the goddesses of the African diaspora and black people around the world. Each chapter of the book is dedicated to an African goddess.

Author: Abiola Abrams

Publisher: Hay House

ISBN: 9781401962944

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 257

View: 693

A book of actionable self-love and self-care rituals, ceremonies, and celebrations based on the goddesses of the African diaspora and black people around the world written by spiritual teacher, intuitive coach, and author, Abiola Abrams. Imagine being able to welcome ancient African goddess magic into your dailylife to dissolve your fears, limiting beliefs,and shadow blocks as you learn how the principles of conjuring in African traditions can help you to become the person you were born to be. When Africans were kidnapped and brutally brought to "The New World," they hid their deities and rituals in stories of saints, angels,and legendary characters. Their deities included a powerful cadre of orishas, lwas, goddesses. From Egypt to South Africa, Cuba to even indigenous Australia, we chant their names then and now: Yemaya, Odudua, Erzulie, Ala, Isis, Maat among others. Each chapter of the book is dedicated to an African goddess. We learn about the deity, how to invoke and honor her energy, and how she honors you. In addition to an accompanying declaration, there will be a self-love, self-care,or manifesting ritual related to each goddess. Consider AFRICAN GODDESS RISINGto be an initiation into your own power. This is our time to rise and to shine. Here is your crown. You are power and magic: fearfully and wonderfully made.

Magic and the Power of the Goddess

A manual of magical and mystical techniques for contacting the Goddess within • Draws from two thousand years of source material to demonstrate the ongoing reality of the feminine power and its relevance for today • Includes rituals, ...

Author: Gareth Knight

Publisher: Destiny Books

ISBN: 9781594772351

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 913

A manual of magical and mystical techniques for contacting the Goddess within • Draws from two thousand years of source material to demonstrate the ongoing reality of the feminine power and its relevance for today • Includes rituals, exercises, and techniques for evoking the Goddess • Explains how the dynamics of the sacred or magic circle serve as a guide to living harmoniously In this wide-ranging view of magic and ritual, Gareth Knight demonstrates the presence of the Goddess throughout Western esoteric traditions. From Greek myths and the Mysteries of Isis to the emergence of the cult of the Blessed Virgin and seventeenth-century Rosicrucian spiritual alchemy, he shows how the Goddess--the elemental consciousness of Earth--has revealed herself in different times and places. Honoring her many guises, Knight explores the powers of the Goddess as maiden, mother, initiator, protector, sorceress, and faery queen. Guided meditations on each of these qualities lead the practitioner into direct contact with the potent healing energy of the Divine Feminine. The author also offers rituals, exercises, and other practical tools for integrating the Western magical tradition with worship of the Goddess. He shows how we, and our planet, have suffered due to the repression of the feminine principle. For our own health, and that of our environment as well, we must recognize the power of the Goddess within to reconstitute and guide our existence.

A woman s touch in the literary initiation of the knight

and the Green Knight , call Morgan le Fay a goddess . What did this mean to
people of that time ? She is no personification of a virtue and too complicated to
personify a quality or trait . Perhaps authors viewed her as a goddess of other folk
- a ...

Author: Meriel Riggs Wisotsky

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 422

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A Study of the Profound Path of GCod

Another Trosma Nagmo initiation is the Nine Deity Wrathful Black Goddess
initiation . In addition there is the uncommon single deity Trosma Nagmo initiation
' . This blue - black , ferocious goddess forms an integral part of the gCod
sadhanas .

Author: Carol Diane Savvas

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Buddhism

Page: 986

View: 333


Evoking the Goddess

Author: Gareth Knight

Publisher: Inner Traditions

ISBN: 9780892814039

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 182

View: 220


Goddess Initiation

Author: Francesca De Grandis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062515055

Category: Goddess religion

Page: 334

View: 451


Pagan Portals Aphrodite

In this book, we seek to explore the complexity of a goddess who was born on sea foam and who inspires beauty and love, all the while offering a hand toward each one of us to celebrate our full hearts.

Author: Irisanya Moon

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1789043484

Category: Religion

Page: 104

View: 200

Aphrodite is an often misunderstood goddess, one who is easy to relegate to the love goddess role, but she is a goddess who also shows up as an initiator and, some might say, troublemaker. In this book, we seek to explore the complexity of a goddess who was born on sea foam and who inspires beauty and love, all the while offering a hand toward each one of us to celebrate our full hearts.

The History of Initiation

The periods of initiation were regulated by the increase and decrease of the
moon ; 30 and the mysteries were divided into ... great festival in honour of the
goddess Durga , who was the same as Juno , or , perhaps , the Minerva of the
Greeks .

Author: George Oliver

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Freemasonry

Page: 218

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The Rose Cross and the Goddess

initiation . We need help from others , and we need Divine Grace . This is
signified by the story that is interpolated here of an innocent victim only being
saved from evil machinations by the intervention of a deus ex machina in the form
of a holy ...

Author: Gareth Knight

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Feminine principle

Page: 192

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The Freemasons Magazine and Masonic Mirror

The remainder of this day ( the first of his initiation ) was passed in festivities . The
two next days were passed in a manner somewhat similar ; after which , he
returned his thanks to the goddess Isis , and to her high priest Mithras , and set
sail ...

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The Coming Collision

Courses in goddess worship are being offered through various disciplines ,
including education and theology . ... Workbook of Goddess Magic Casting the
Circle : A Women ' s Book of Ritual Evoking the Goddess : Initiation , Worship ,
and the ...

Author: James L. Hirsen

Publisher: Vital Issues Press

ISBN: 9781563841576

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 483

Are we trading away the Constitution for international law?Hirsen shows how all the pieces of the global puzzle fit together and explains how international law profoundly affects the rights and freedoms of every American.James L. Hirsen is an internationally recognized attorney, professor of international law at Trinity Law School, renowned speaker on constitutional, governmental, and global issues, radio host and columnist.

Descent to the Goddess

Pioneer study of the need for an inner female authority in a masculine-oriented society.

Author: Sylvia Brinton Perera

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 111

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Pioneer study of the need for an inner female authority in a masculine-oriented society. Interprets the journey into the underworld of Inanna-Ishtar, Goddess of Heaven and Earth, to see Ereshkigal, her dark sister. So must modern women descend into the depths of themselves. Rich in insights.

T r the Supreme Goddess

But all commentators are agreed that it is primarily as a goddess of life that she is
called upon ; among the boons for ... is called the life of “ quietude and benefit
THE INITIATION INTO LIFE The basic preliminary initiation of White Tāsā — the ...

Author: Pushpendra Kumar

Publisher: South Asia Books

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 254

View: 188

Origin and development of the Tara (Buddhist deity) cult, its rituals, forms, and iconography as found in Hindu Tantras; a study.

Journal of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities

For when you have begun to serve the goddess , then you will better realize the
result of your freedom . administer the rite is ... Lucius ' initiation , then , is clearly
depicted as a response to the goddess ' personal summons or vocation.46 ( This
 ...

Author: Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Egypt

Page:

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