With the enactment of our Beltane
Sabbat in May 2015, Temple of the Goddess' Board of Directors authorized
a 12 to 24 month hiatus from seasonal offerings, classes, and special
events in order to assess, explore, revision, and reorganize the
direction and evolution for Temple of the Goddess' future.
We encourage you to find other
places to celebrate the Seasons and Sabbats of the Wheel of the Year.
The Witches' Voice, a world-wide networking resource for Pagans offers a
listing of California: Circles, Festivals, Events, & Workshops.
http://www.witchvox.com/vn/ev/usca_ev.html to find a ritual
gathering that is right for you.
690 East Orange Grove Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91104
Please do not contact the church
directly, they have no direct information regarding Temple of the Goddess
events. If you need additional information that is not listed on this
website, you may contact us at info@TempleoftheGoddess.org
or leave a voicemail at: 626.765.7959 and we will return your
call as soon as possible.
Our usual seasonal rituals
for 2015 have been suspended due to the unexpected death of Kamala. She
had been the lead priestess and producer of the the last two years of
our ritual theatre. It is difficult moving forward without her. We will
announce future rituals on this page. We thank all who have attended out
rituals in the past.
2015 Ritual dates
Please join us for
Beltane this May
Beltane & Water Blessing for the Earth
May 3, 2015
Arrival Time: 10:30 a.m. Ritual: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
(Pot Luck luncheon immediately following ritual)
Center for Awakening Consciousness
690 East Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91104
This Beltane Celebration is dedicated to two beautiful souls who
transitioned a short while ago. Kamala, priestess of Temple of the
Goddess, and Sandi Duncan, beloved member of Center for Awakening
Consciousness, transitioned to the Spirit Realm within the last two
months. Both of these amazing women lived
lives filled with love and joy and Beltane will be a celebration and
remembrance of how they touched so many lives.
Come be with us as the Temple of the Goddess and the Center for
Awakening Consciousness celebrate the beginning of Summer by dancing
around a MayPole in the back garden.
Beltane is the celebration and honoring of the Earth at Her most
fertile time as She receives the seeds that will grow into the fall
harvest. It signifies mystical union and harmony with the environment.
The Beltane MayPole is traditionally fashioned from a sacred tree.
Sometimes, a pine tree which had been decorated at the last Yule. Both
sexes weave in and out around the Maypole. Females (ribbons in the right
hand) and males (ribbons in the left hand) twine in and out. Half the
dancers move clockwise while the other half move counter-clockwise
(every other one). One first passes the person in front of them to the
right, then to the left, alternating each time. This weaves the ribbons
on the pole creating a birth canal embracing the phallic tree.
Born of Water
A Chant by Lindie Lila
Born of Water
Without the life-giving Element of Water, California and so much of the
Earth are suffering a potentially-devastating drought.
After the Maypole dance, participants at Beltane will have the
opportunity to take part in a healing water blessing to the Earth.
We will bless Mother Earth with an offering of water poured on the
ground . . . to symbolically water and nourish the Earth, welcome and
honor the rain during this difficult time of drought. This part of the
rite will be done individually, in the context of the larger group,
while everyone chants
Lindie-Lila's water chant, Born of Water. It will also be symbolic
of the natural cycle of giving and receiving. Everyone will GIVE the
gift of water to the Earth with a blessing, then go to the main altar
under the arbor and RECEIVE a gift of blessed water to take with them.
For a Beltane flyer
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Imbolc - Illuminating the Inner Path
February 1, 2015 Arrival Time: 10:30
a.m. Ritual : 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Center for Awakening Consciousness
690 East Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104
Walking a Sacred Labyrinth is a powerful way to propel 2015 into motion.
This ancient tool is an initiation of your sacred purpose. The journey
inward is a purification and clearing and the return journey is one of
dedication and commitment. As we move into spring and begin seeding the
year with our goals and dreams, you can utilize this sacred technique to
lay the groundwork, set your intention, for the year you want to create
in 2015. The power of the ancient labyrinth is an undertaking of a
spiritual journey to illuminate the inner path of the seeker.
Please join with Temple of the Goddess and the Center for Awakening
Consciousness for a journey into and out of our Chartres-style, 20-foot
Temple of the Goddess labyrinth set in the beautiful garden at the
Center for Awakening Consciousness. You will have the opportunity to
quiet your mind, open your heart, and walk with intention, into the
inner realm of the self. This powerful experience while done
individually is connected to the community experience.
There will be a pot-luck luncheon afterward, with conversation, to
satisfy your body and your brain.
Imbolc flyer, click here.