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Growing Goddess Community

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Merry Meet.

Gaia's Garden is dedicated to growing Goddess community, through a deeper connection with the Divine Feminine. The garden of ideas, and the flourishing of the spirit are the domains of Goddess, just as much as the natural world.

Gaia’s Garden is both a sacred space, for ceremonial and ritual work, and an evolving community of women who are journeying with the Goddess.

We offer devotional and self-exploratory events, including sabbat rituals, workshops and study circles, readings, and more.

Our current location in Northcote, Victoria, is available for hire by small groups and individuals. Gaia’s Garden also provides a B&B for women travelers who want a quiet space to recharge and connect with their sacred journey.

Blessed Be, and welcome.

Venue: Apartment 2C, 168 Victoria Rd, Northcote. Visit by arrangement Ph: Jenny 0408 438 194

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This ritual celebrates one of the 4 Celtic "Fire" Festivals and commemorates the changing of the Goddess from the Crone to the Maiden and the first signs of Spring. It is also known as Brigid's (pronounced BREED) Day.  Called "Imbolc" (the old Celtic name) it celebrates the seasonal change of the first signs of spring and the return of the sun; it is the festival commemorating the passing of winter and the beginning of the agricultural year. 

It is also a day to celebrate the Celtic Goddess Brigid the Goddess of Poetry, Healing, Smithcraft, and Midwifery. If you can make it with your hands, Brigid rules it. This is a time for communing with her, and tending the lighting of her sacred flame. 

Sunday July 31st 

1:00pm Join us for a deep discussion on Symbols of the Goddess

6:00pm Gather for the ritual followed by shared dinner.

 

Blessed Be

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Join us for the wonderful celebration of Spring or Beltaine on Sunday 30th October. 

1:00pm for a deep discussion  on the Mother Earth and our role in Her seasons

6:00pm Join us for a Beltaine ritual followed by dinner together.


We will be meeting in Apt 11C 168 Victoria Rd Northcote

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Sue Gee’s Melbourne CD launchsuegee

Sue Gee is an accomplished singer-songwriter, who will be launching her latest CD, ‘Planet  Hot’ at Gaia’s Garden following the Eostara Ritual, on September 18, 2016. Sue completed two years of “Goddess Studies” with Gaia’s Garden which inspired several beautiful Goddess songs, including ‘Grandmother Moon’, ‘Ceridwen’ and ‘Pachamama’, which feature on her most recent CD. Her recent foray into the environmental choir Ecopella has inspired quite a few new environmental songs and several political parodies. Described by one folk club organizer as ‘velvet tongue, sharp teeth’ she is a singer-songwriter with an "edge" who has long amused audiences with her acerbic lyrics on politics, society and women's herstory.

Sue recently placed in the John Dengate Memorial Parody-writing competition. Conservatives be warned! Inspirations: songwriters Judy Small, Phyl Lobl, Peter Hicks, Bruce Watson, John Dengate.

Sue accompanies herself on guitar, autoharp, ukelele and harmonica.

 

 

 

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Eostara festival

1-4pm - Gaia’s Garden at 11C, 168 Victoria Rd Northcote

Knowing Goddess – opportunity for deep discussion 

(topic announced closer to the time).

6pm     - Clyde St Hall in Thornbury (close to Gaia’s Garden)

Contribution: $10 entry, and if you buy a CD this comes off the purchase price!

o   6pm - Eostara Ritual 

o   7pm - Dinner (bring a plate to share)

7.30 to 8.30pm - Sue Gee sings – enjoy the fun and soul of the new album.

Susun Weed at Gaia’s Garden, Melbourne 2016

 

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Susun is a wise woman of the Goddess movement and a fiery feminist. A Sister of the Shields, a Peace Elder of the Wolf Clan, and a High Priestess of the Goddess. Her encyclopedic knowledge of herbs and health is infused with story and song and 30,000 years of women’s wisdom. She has created five books which have been translated into six languages, were chosen as the Best Health Book of the Year, and are cherished by generations of women.Ms. Weed is honoured as a “Foremother of Women’s Spirituality.” She is one of thirteen women ordained by Z Budapest.

Susun’s areas of specialty are ethnobotany, eco-herbalism, philosophy and psychology of healing, women’s health/spirituality, pharmacognosy, and folkloric herbalism. Ms. Weed teaches internationally, as well as at her home in the Catskill Mountains, where she has offered moon lodges continuously for the past thirty-five years and helped to grow the red tent movement.

This rare opportunity to experience Susun Weed’s knowledge and insight is offered at Gaia’s Garden, as follows.

 

SUNDAY 13 NOVEMBER – 10AM-5PM

Wise Woman Moon Lodge

A day devoted to women’s mysteries. We will talk about our breasts and our vaginas, our ovaries and our wombs, in health and in distress. We will sing moon lodge songs and dance moon lodge dances and pass the moon lodge scarf so we may hear the wisdom of the women’s council. There will be time for you to ask for personal help during the Talking Stick ceremony. Moon lodge ceremonies are restricted to womb-ones, women-born-women, She Who Bleeds and Does Not Die.

Fully Waged $150; Part Waged $110; Unwaged $90

SUNDAY EVENING – 7.30PM

Three Traditions of Healing (1 ½ – 3 hours)

Health care comes in many forms. Behind those forms are three philosophies, three ways of thinking about health. Do you want to be fixed? Are you trying to achieve balance? Have you considered a cleanse? Do you strive to accept and love yourself exactly as you are? The thoughts behind the health care – not the substance of it, whether herbal or drugs – is what will most deeply impact your health now and for the rest of your life. Susun always brings stories and songs to her teachings. Her views may shake your world, even enrage you, for she is radical in the deepest sense of the world.


Fully Waged $150; Part Waged $110; Unwaged $90

Contact:  Jennifer Cameron    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Register at : http://goddess.net.au/wp/susun-weed-in-melbourne/

 

 

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Sunday 19th June - Join us for a day with the Goddess:

 

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Join us for a day of learning, sharing and celebration for Winter Solstice
  

 

Join us at Gaia's Garden for Winter Solstice on Sunday 19th June:

1:00 for lunch and a deep discussion led by Sue Peck on How Feminism relates to Goddess spirituality.

Then at 6:00 for a ritual at 6:30 in apartment 2C. Please bring a plate of food to share after the ritual.

Winter solstice is one of the key rituals in the year when the days are short and the night is at its longest ..... and the year turns us back towards the sun.

 

Blessings

 

 

 

 

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Samhain Wearing Wombat Season


Please join us on Sunday 30th April for a Samhain ritual the time when the two worlds are closest. Bring a photo or object to remember someone who you want to remember someone who has been important in your life. 6:00pm at Gaia's Garden. Bring a plate of food to share. 

Phone 0407336373 for details.

Program of Events for She Gathers

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Saturday 23rd April Sunday 24th April Monday 25th April

Objectives: This morning we will learn about Goddess in ancient times and, this afternoon, explore what is still relevant today

8:30am       Registration

9:00am       Touchstone Groups

9:30 am     Casting the Circle: Ritual Group

10:45am     Continuity from the Deep Past:    Learning from the Ancients

Anique Duc

Jenny Cameron

Spider Redgold

 Objectives: Today we ask - how do we find Goddess in this land?

What is the connection between Indigenous and Goddess spirituality

9:00am   Connections to Land

               Ritual and presentation:

                        Jodie Danaan

Chris Sitka

Munya Andrews (TBC)

 

12:30pm Touchstone Groups

Objectives: What is the relevance of Goddess in this time? How do we grow Her community and make a difference in the world?

9:00am   Touchstone Groups

9:30am Feminism and Activism – Goddess in the modern world

River Fireseed

Robyn Sandri

Kaalii Cargill

1:30pm      Lunch 1:00pm  Lunch 12:00noon Lunch

2:30pm       Feminism and the emergence of    a new perspective on Goddess

                        Glenys Livingstone

Patricia Rose

5:30pm       Touchstone Groups

2:00pm   The Community Grows: a world wide movement and change agent

                       Jane Hardwicke Collings

                       Tricia Szirom

5:00pm          Touchstone Groups

1:00pm    Touchstone Group presentations

2:00pm    Opening the Circle: Ritual Group

3:00pm    Farewells

6:00pm      Dinner 6:00pm            Dinner Ritual Group: Kaalii, Anique, Glenys

7:00pm      Songs of the Goddess

                  Drumming and Dancing

7:00pm          Sacred Drama Touchstone Groups: provide an opportunity to meet new people, hear different perspectives and identify key learnings to share with the whole gathering

Program of Events for She Gathers