Journey to the Dark Goddess

How to Return to Your Soul


Author: Jane Meredith

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1846946778

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 228

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Journey to the Dark Goddess will lead you on a powerful, healing path. In the stories of ancient Goddesses you will hear your own soul, calling out to you. The Dark Goddess is the creatrix of healing, change and renewal. She offers connection with the core of yourself. If you have been unable to shake off depression, or fear its return; if you have inexplicable ‘blank patches’ in your life, if you know that something is missing, or something is calling to you, if you seek the source of women’s power – it’s time to journey to the Dark Goddess. The for this journey to the Dark Goddess exists in ancient myth. Weaving the stories of Inanna, Persephone and Psyche with self-enquiry and sacred ritual we learn to journey internally, creating maps in our darkest places and return enriched, integrating our deepest understandings. Meeting the Dark Goddess we see a mirror of our own soul.

Dark Goddess Craft

A Journey through the Heart of Transformation


Author: Stephanie Woodfield

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738754072

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 5524

Discover how to utilize the many faces of the dark goddess to navigate the process of deep and rewarding change. This empowering, practical guide looks at the misconceptions surrounding challenging deities and encourages you to draw on their power to work through aspects of yourself or your life that you wish to change. Organized into three sections—descent, challenge, and rebirth—Dark Goddess Craft guides you through your own shadow work and helps you emerge renewed. Every step on your path of transformation is connected to a different face of the dark goddess, and Stephanie Woodfield provides rituals, invocations, and offerings for eleven of them. You can mourn loss with the Washer at the Ford, learn to move past betrayal with Sedna, gain personal independence with Blodeuwedd, and become the champion of your own life with Sca?thach. Like a torch to light your way, this book helps you heal and transform into the best version of yourself.

The Dark God

A Personal Journey Through the Underworld


Author: Nicholas R. Mann

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited

ISBN: 9781567184600

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 218

View: 695

It started in August of 1972. Nicholas R. Mann, like many other western spiritual seekers, journeyed to the mystic East in search of enlightenment. Instead, he descended into darkness. Set up and arrested for possession of a small quantity of hashish, Mann was imprisoned at Bayrampasa, the same hellish Turkish prison made famous by Willie Hayes in the book and the movie Midnight Express. Rather than denying the darkness and brutality of life in prison, Mann embraced it. Virtually cut off from the rest of the world, he turned to a daily practice of yoga and meditation. His prison became his monastery. Raw, emotional, and intense, The Dark God chronicles Mann's spiritual odyssey. Drawing upon the traditions of his ancestors, life in prison became a shamanic vision quest. While deep in this dark world he discovered a powerful, transformative means through which the divine masculine can at last become whole, and once more rejoin the divine feminine. The Dark God reveals the true secrets of Men's Mysteries. It brings the Dark God back into balance with the Goddess. Included are rites that will open you to the Goddess and reconcile the majesty, power, and importance of the God in your life and the world. By facing the fear and denial surrounding the mythic figure of the Dark God, Nicholas Mann sheds light on the darker side of masculine spirituality.

Phoenix Quest 2 Journey to the Underworld

Journey to the Underworld


Author: James Malcolm

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493152890

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 8214

The Abduction Prince Aiden and Princess Ariana were busy making preparations to celebrate the wonder of their first anniversary. The year had flown by, fulfilling their every dream. Aiden had adapted well to the expectations and demands of royalty, along with fatherhood. Angus, two months old, was the pride and joy of the monarchy. The marriage and parenthood brought out the softer side of the blacksmith. His son looked much like him and he held his legacy as often as possible. Princess Camille loved being a first time aunt, spending as much time as she could with Ariana and the baby. The king and Gideon reflected their approval, but usually at a distance. Aiden had relocated his blacksmith trade inside the perimeter of the castle walls, training his two replacements, while using the forge from time to time, to satisfy a more creative nature. His travels had shown him a wide array of artistic applications for his craft and a use that had yet to be satisfied in the kingdom. Aiden designed plates, bowls, mugs and a variety of hand tools, most of which were given away after fulfilling the needs of the royal family. Surprisingly, hed given his cottage to a village family, whose child had told the best story at one of his weekly gatherings. The prince had become a farmer, as well, having recently harvested his first crop of corn. Hed dried kernels for the evenings anniversary festivities in the courtyard. It would be his first presentation of pop corn since his return from the quest. He could hardly wait to see the reaction his new treat would have on the children and the prince planned to hand kernels out to the villagers for the next years planting. Times were good and spirits high, in the realm, where the future looked promising for all. King Darian commissioned the kingdoms first ship. The vessel was built of the finest wood, with help from the Egyptian carpenters. It was a beauty to behold, equal in size to the Argo and the ship would open the island up to trade with countries in the inland sea. Jib supervised the raising of the ship and became the kingdoms first captain, through kings decree. The ship was christened the Phoenix, to honor Aidens quest and his daughters royal marriage. It was the first of six vessels commissioned by the king, with shipbuilding and global trade escalating the rapid growth of the small, inadequate anchorage. Scota sailed back to Egypt aboard the Phoenix on its maiden voyage at her fathers request and having lost any other reason to stay. Everything changed for her with the emotional loss of her husband at the hands of the Nordics. The princess carried the phoenix feather on the return to her homeland, fulfilling Aidens commitment to Queen Nefertiti. King Darian opened her old settlement up for villagers to recolonize and also began construction of a larger seaport capable of handling the increased demands of the realm. The new harbors location was near the mouth of a small river, less than a mile from the castle. While plans for the anniversary celebration were being finalized, Aiden went to the gatehouse to pay the wizard a visit. He hadnt seen Edric since just after his son was born. He took dried corn kernels, from the crop the wizard had helped him plant, to show the magician some of his own magic. Edric hadnt been as preoccupied with his magic mirror since the quest had concluded, spending much of his time grooming his own garden. When there was no answer at the door, the prince walked to the backside of the gatehouse, finding the wizard clipping roses from his prized bushes.

The Dark Goddess

A Song of Shadows


Author: Joey Morris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781791779962


Page: 110

View: 2376

Embark on a magical journey with the Dark Goddess to experience her many masks through 58 enchanting one-page rituals, spells, and incantations by Celtic Witch Joey Morris. Pierce the veil to the unlock the Other Side with haunting witchcraft that bares your soul and opens you to witness the Goddess in your everyday life. - Joey Morris is a UK-based witch and daughter of The Goddess Morrigan who works with Tree Magick and as a conduit to the Otherworld.

From Girl to Goddess

The Heroine’s Journey through Myth and Legend


Author: Valerie Estelle Frankel

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786457892

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

View: 3846

Many are familiar with Joseph Campbell’s theory of the hero’s journey, the idea that every man from Moses to Hercules grows to adulthood while battling his alter-ego. This book explores the universal heroine’s journey as she quests through world myth. Numerous stories from cultures as varied as Chile and Vietnam reveal heroines who battle for safety and identity, thereby upsetting popular notions of the passive, gentle heroine. Only after she has defeated her dark side and reintegrated can the heroine become the bestower of wisdom, the protecting queen and arch-crone. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Descent to the Goddess

A Way of Initiation for Women


Author: Sylvia Brinton Perera

Publisher: N.A


Category: Psychology

Page: 111

View: 1236

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

Rituals of Celebration

Honoring the Seasons of Life Through the Wheel of the Year


Author: Jane Meredith

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738735442

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 322

View: 4248

To give her family and friends a deep experience of earth-based spirituality, Jane Meredith holds eight rituals per year, celebrating the solstices, equinoxes, and cross-quarter festivals. 'Rituals of Celebration' provides accounts of the most memorable rituals she's organised, as well as how-to instructions for creating the rituals.

Journey of the Goddess


Author: David Johnson


ISBN: 1430319798

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 1116

At the end of the last Ice Age, on the plains of eastern Colorado, the great beasts that have sustained the people there for generations have disappeared. Already the mammoth and the mastodon have vanished, and now the giant bison are disappearing. Helia, a Spirit Woman of the Grass People, experiences a strange vision as part of her dedication, and now must try to understand what purpose the Great Goddess has in choosing her for a daughter, even as her people struggle for survival against fading resources. With no clear path for them, the fate of her people lies with Helia, daughter of the Goddess.

Celtic Lore & Spellcraft of the Dark Goddess

Invoking the Morrigan


Author: Stephanie Woodfield

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738730858

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 432

View: 3309

Invoke the Morrigan—the Celtic embodiment of the victory, strength, and power of the Divine Feminine—and be transformed by her fierce and magnificent energy. In this comprehensive, hands-on guide to Celtic Witchcraft, Stephanie Woodfield invites you to explore the Morrigan's rich history and origins, mythology, and magic. Discover the hidden lessons and spiritual mysteries of the Dark Goddess as you perform guided pathworkings, rituals, and spells compatible with any magical path. Draw on the unique energies of the Morrigan's many expressions—her three main aspects of Macha, Anu, and Badb; the legendary Morgan Le Fay; and her other powerful guises. From shapeshifting and faery magic to summoning a lover and creating an Ogham oracle, the dynamic and multifaceted Dark Goddess will bring empowering wisdom and enchantment to your life and spiritual practice.