September Saturday 22nd 10:00-4:00
Jane Meredith is a writer, ritualist and workshop presenter. Her book, Aphrodite’s Magic: Celebrate and Heal Your Sexuality is a combination of a magical Goddess spell with personal development work and her second book, Journey to the Dark Goddess: How to Return to Your Soul will be published in 2012.
Jane is a regular presenter at both the Glastonbury Goddess Conference in England and the Australian Goddess Conference, and her workshops run internationally. She is known for her innovative rituals, powerful invocation of Goddess and her enthusiasm for making ritual and magic accessible and participative.
Rituals can be amazing, magical and powerful – and some are just... not. Everyone can remember times where the ritual - whether it was solo, with a partner or group - took off, and seemed to almost run itself, powered with an energy that came from the Goddess, the earth and deep within ourselves. Less happily, we can also remember rituals that were dry, stilted or uncertain, where we never quite connected with what was happening.
What makes a successful ritual? How do you invite the participants to be fully involved? What does it take, to step across the boarders of the ordinary into the numinous? How can you, as a ritualist, become one with your ritual, so that you exist in the living breathing magical realm you are calling on?
Intention, technique, structure and practice all play a part in creating rituals that work. We will explore a number of aspects of ritual in depth; learning about invocations, casting circles and calling to the elements as well as creating intention and facilitating and deepening your ritual through structure, content and active participation. Magic unfolds within this space… and we’ll also examine what that means.
This work is fully participative, experiential and experimental, come prepared to use your voice and body. The day will culminate in a group ritual, devised by the participants and implementing what we've learnt.
Jane Meredith is a Priestess of the Goddess who lives in Australia and presents workshops internationally. She is a regular presenter at both the Glastonbury Goddess Conference and the Australian Goddess Conference. Her books are: Aphrodite’s Magic: Celebrate and Heal Your Sexuality and Journey to the Dark Goddess: How to Return to Your Soul (pub. May 2012). She is affiliated with the Reclaiming Tradition and passionate about ritual, magic and myth, trees, rivers, dark chocolate and cats. Visit Jane's website and Jane's blog.