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USA – Utah

Utah Goddess TempleThe Utah Goddess Temple is located in Southern Utah, just west of Cedar City on private property. The Utah Goddess Temple was designed and built by Gypsy Jean and her husband of seventeen years Mason. Together using very minimal modern equipment the Utah Goddess Temple was constructed in less than thirty days. She was truly a labor of love, blood, sweat and tears. The Goddess Temple consists of seventy-five percent recycled material, granite stone gathered within five miles of the property, wood harvested from within thirty miles, the mortar was mixed by hand and each stone, log and recycled glass bottle was placed strategically to create a very elemental sanctuary, solid. Our desire and goal has been to create and facilitate safe space for those who seek a more nature based religious sanctuary. On May 27th, 2017 the Temple was dedicated in the presence of thirty-three women. The Temple was dedicated in honor to the Paiute women who worked this land long before we did, to our ancestors who remained with us as we placed each stone, and as a safe space for those who seek an anchor to connect or reconnect with the Divine Mother Goddess through earth based ceremonies, Lunar rites, ancient pagan traditions and practices.

Utah Goddess TempleTogether as High Priestess and Caretaker/Guardian- Gypsy and Mason host monthly Full Moon Labyrinth walks followed by meditation and contemplation inside the Temple. We are slowly building a community of Heathens, Pagans, Wiccans and those who practice Goddess Spirituality. The Utah Goddess Temple is ALL-Inclusive. The property features a spiral Labyrinth, Medicine Wheel, Raven House that hosts our monthly Red Tents along with the Temple structure that was once a greenhouse and still features an earthen floor. The Utah Goddess Temple is available to visit, rent or host events and workshops inside by appointment or invite only. Guests can walk the Labyrinth, seek solace inside the Temple, attend yearly Women’s Gatherings, participate in workshops, classes and community friendly Sabbats & High Holy Days.

Utah Goddess TempleGypsy Jean has been leading monthly women’s circles and Red Tents in Cedar City Utah for the past fifteen years. She is dedicated to the Goddess in all her many forms and by all her many names. She is a Double Ordained High Priestess and mother to a Dianic Coven “Desert Sage Sisters” the resident Coven of the Utah Goddess Temple. Gypsy is devoted to serving the community through educating, empowering and promoting self elevation. Gypsy actively participates in Priestess Pilgrimages all over the country to further spread the message of the Goddess and offer service to those who seek her.

https://www.facebook.com/goddesstempleutah
https://www.utahgoddesstemple.org

utahgoddesstemple@gmail.com
mamajean.mc@gmail.com 

England – Sheffield

Our Beltane AltarSheffield Goddess Temple opened at Imbolc 2014 and provides a sacred space for quiet contemplation every day except Sunday between 12.30-1.30pm. You can find us above Airy Fairy Shop and Café, 239 London Road, Sheffield S24NF.

We celebrate the wheel of the year, with ceremony and workshops, and these are advertised on our Facebook page: Sheffield Goddess Temple where full details can be found two weeks before an event. Read More…

England – Norfolk

Norfolk Goddess Temple

Norfolk Goddess Temple

The Norfolk Goddess Temple is a pop-up temple that holds open celebrations around the eight seasonal festivals, usually on a Sunday evening close to the date, and also offers workshops, talks and training. We are dedicated to the Goddess Andraste, also known as Andred, who was worshipped in our sacred land by the Iceni tribe. We have developed a Wheel of East Anglia using indigenous goddesses to our region as well as using the beautiful the Wheel of Britannia. We aim to have a permanent base one day soon in which to celebrate the feminine divine. Our community welcomes people from all paths who feel drawn to Goddess.

 

www.norfolkgoddesstemple.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/groups/677089152304188/
Email: norfolkgoddesstemple@gmail.co.uk

 

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England – Nottingham

The Nottingham Goddess Temple
upstairs at The Mystic Moon
29 Hall Street, Nottingham NG5 4AS

Nottingham Goddess Temple

The Nottingham Goddess Temple lies in the Heart of England, at the current moment the Temple is a Pop-up Temple around each of the 8 seasonal dates, normally opening on the Saturday closest to the Sabbat.

The Temple is dedicated to the Lady in Nottingham and the Wheel of Britannia. The Goddess of Nottingham has been long since forgotten in the mists of time, so it is our job now to Reclaim the Sacred Feminine which lies in the Heart of England.

The Nottingham Goddess Temple is a place where we can all come together, male and female, to Celebrate, Meditate, Heal, Learn and Relax in the surroundings of the Divine Feminine.

The Nottingham Goddess Temple was first sparked into life when Soroya Cordery saw photographs of The Temple of Ertha, which Daniel Le Fey had created for an Autumn Equinox Ceremony. Soroya got in touch with Daniel soon after to say what a fabulous space he had created, and asked if he would like to create a Temple Space at The Mystic Moon, Sherwood.  Then in that moment The Nottingham Goddess Temple was envisioned by Daniel.

Unfortunately at the moment the Temple is upstairs with no disabled access, we are deeply sorry for this and try our hardest to provide an alternative when we can.Our long term vision is to become a permanent Temple with access for all.

We have been officially open since Samhain of 2014 and have been blessed with the support and generosity of our Temple Community

For more information on The Nottingham Goddess Temple and for our Opening Times, please visit our website, or email us.

Nottingham Goddess Temple

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USA – California

The GODDESS TEMPLE of Orange County

17905 Sky Park Circle, #A   Irvine, CA 92614  
toll free (within USA): 1-877-N-TEMPLE

The Goddess Temple of Orange CountyThe Goddess Temple of Orange County is a temple for women of all faiths dedicated to honoring the Sacred Feminine. Located near John Wayne Airport at 17905 Sky Park Circle in the city of Irvine, California, USA.

The Goddess Temple of Orange County’s vision and mission:

“The Goddess Temple of Orange County powerfully, magically holds this vision for the world: that women worldwide are joyfully reclaiming their ancient natural spiritual authority and powers through service to and reverence for The Sacred Feminine, thus restoring kindness, peace and prosperity to humanity and balance with our relations with Mother Earth for the good of all.”

“It is the mission of The Goddess Temple of Orange County to provide a prosperous, harmonious, beautiful and safe physical location, with a powerful, congruent energetic field, through which women, local and worldwide, can compassionately connect to help each other manifest the vision for the good of all.”

The Temple offers two Sunday worship services for women. At our first morning service, “Priestess Wisdom, Peace & Power” Ritual (9:30 am – 10:15am), we work to transform hurtful tribal beliefs. Each month this service focuses on a new series topic connecting everyday life experience with the spiritual.

Our main Sunday worship services (11am -12:30pm) start with drumming and dancing, include candle lighting, often a guest priestess with an amazing message, goddess culture and education, Jewel of the Lineage (honoring a great woman leader from history to the present), Medicine Woman Herb, Animal Totem, Women’s World Healing Prayers, Spiritual Weather Report (astrology) and much more. Always different … always wonderful … always spontaneous flowing of spiritual energy and power!

The Temple is also open to women for personal work and prayers to the Goddess on Wednesday – Friday 12pm – 7pm; Saturday 12pm – 5pm; and Sunday 9am – 2pm.

In addition to the women’s spiritual services, the TEMPLE has special events and selected classes where gentlemen are warmly welcomed. See our calendar at www.goddesstempleoforangecounty.com for full details of events and classes throughout the year.

For more information about The GODDESS TEMPLE of Orange County, go to our website, or contact the Director at info@goddesstempleoforangecounty.com

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USA – Nevada

The Temple of Goddess Spirituality Dedicated to SekhmetThe Temple of Goddess Spirituality Dedicated to Sekhmet was built in 1993 as the fulfillment of the promise that Genevieve Vaughan made to Sekhmet in 1965 when she asked Her to bless her with children. The Temple is a straw-bale structure covered in stucco. The Temple houses a statue of Sekhmet facing the Nevada Test Site. Across from Her is the statue of Madre del Mundo, originally placed at the Nevada test site in 1987. Both statues were made by Marsha Gomez. Smaller statues of goddesses of many cultures adorn the walls.

The Temple sits fifteen miles east of the Nevada Test Site, three miles west of Creech Air Force Base and about eight miles from two prison facilities. The Temple is a force of peace in the midst of hostility.

All the land where the Nevada Test Site sprawls once belonged to the Western Shoshone. The U.S. government is in violation of the Ruby Valley Treaty, signed in 1863, which declares this land to belong to the Western Shoshone. In recognition of their rights, Genevieve Vaughan ceded the land surrounding the Temple to the Western Shoshone in 1995.

The Temple of Goddess Spirituality Dedicated to Sekhmet was founded on the belief that mothering and women’s values of care are the basic human values.

The Nevada temple at nightBecause we believe that women are the spiritual leaders in the promotion of these matricentric values and because we want to promote and support women in spiritual leadership roles, all group rituals held on the Temple grounds are led by women and the Temple Fire is tended by women.

The Temple was built to honor Sekhmet, and she shares her space with other manifestations of the Divine Feminine. During ceremony, only the Divine Feminine is honored.

The Temple serves the community as a place for centering and meditation. The Temple and grounds are a woman-based eco-spiritual refuge. The Wheel of the Year and Moons celebrations are open to all. For more information and schedule, please see: www.sekhmettemple.com.

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USA – Ashland, Oregon

Goddess Temple of AshlandThe Goddess Temple of Ashland is located in the enchanted town of Ashland,  Oregon.  The temple has been generously supported and welcomed by the 30 acres of the Jackson Wellsprings Mineral Waters Spa, and it rests on ancient indigenous ceremonial healing and peace counsel grounds. Fields of organic herbs and food gardens surround the dome of the temple, which serves as a gateway to the Mikvah, a sacred black and yellow warm springs pool that is used as a ceremonial rebirthing, baptismal and ritual pool for the larger community.  The temple also sits next to a small moated Apple Isle complete with apple tree with prayer ribbons, crescent moon gardens, and ceremonial circle space. The Goddess Temple of Ashland supports community ritual, moonlodge, sacred sound and voice, a temple dance education and performance collective, sacred bee keeping, a healing arts collective, priestess birth attendants, rites of passage ceremonies, Priestess of the Goddess trainings, and Priestess of the Waters trainings.   

Goddess Temple of AshlandThe temple is co-directed by Graell Corsini and Jumana King-Harris.  Founder and Director of the AvaSha Goddess Temple in Mt. Shasta, Graell is focused on a deep connection with Avalon.  She annually visits Glastonbury, guest instructs at the Goddess Conference, and holds three to five day Goddess Retreats in Ashland and Mt. Shasta.  Deeply connected to both Avalon and the veiled mysteries of Sophia, Jumana is a Water Priestess teaching and leading retreats on land and in the water, in the priestess arts of communion, rapture, and embodiment as an instrument of Divine Mercy and Power.    

Goddess Temple of AshlandThe Goddess Temple of Ashland is supported by a large collective of men and women Melissae, and visiting groups and pilgrims are welcome in the temple from noon – 7 pm every day.  For longer stays, the Wellsprings has camping accommodations as well as spa services (sauna, steam room, hot soaking and cold plunge swimming pool), Yoga and Dance Studio, Cafe, Outdoor Casbah Performance Stage and Ampitheatre. Visitors can request to camp on the grounds near the temple. Private visitations, Priestess council, healing sessions, and water sessions are available upon request.

Donations gratefully accepted.

Please contact us at:

info@goddesstempleashland.com

or visit us at www.goddesstempleashland.com

You can also learn more of the Jackson Wellsprings at:

www.jacksonwellsprings.com

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Hungary – Budapest

Goddess Temple, Istenno Templom, Hungary

Goddess Temple/Istenno TemplomGoddess Temple/Istenno TemplomBlessings to You, who are ready to pass through the veils of forgetting and to remember Her! To remember Her, the Great Goddess, who is the source of all life! The Great Goddess of Old Europe honoured and loved by our ancestors! The Great Goddess, the life-force of our Universe, whose womb is the cauldron of birth, death and rebirth! The Great Goddess, whose heart is beating in the earth under our feet and whose love surrounds and nurtures us!

Blessed Be Your Journey spiraling back to the Goddess of Thousand Names and to the miracle within You!

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The Netherlands

nehalenniaThe story of the Dutch Goddess Temple begins in the year 2000 when two women meet: Manon Tromp and Sandra Warmerdam were both on a journey of spiritual growth. Sandra initiated as a Priestess in 2002 and during her initiation made a promise to the Goddess to bring her back to Holland.

Together, Manon and Sandra decided to join hands in bringing the Goddess back in Holland. They attended spiritual fairs where they spoke of their beliefs and their goal: a Goddess Temple in Holland; a spiritual space to share with people their love for the Goddess. They also organized sacred tours to Avalon, wanting to share their love for this magical place with other people. In no time they had about 150 people who were interested all over Holland, Belgium and even France. In Holland there is very little provision for people who are interested in the Goddess. There are almost no Dutch books about the Goddess, and fewer known places to visit, so there is a lot of work to do.

Sooner than Sandra expected we were offered a space to use for free for at least eighteen months and in August 2003 we began work, first decorating, then smudging (a lot) followed by performing eight private ceremonies, calling in the Goddesses based on Ana’s Wheel, a very intense thing to do being just the two of us. Doubting if we were ready after all, there was the opening on September 21st 2004. We were nervous, wondering if anyone would show up, asking if this is really what She wants us to do. About 25 people came and were really interested, not just to support us, Manon and Sandra, but because they wanted to connect with the Goddess, Her female inspiration and to feel our Celtic background.

Ceremony to mark the first anniversaryWe started performing the ceremonies of the Wheel – being the Dutch Wheel – and very soon some women joined the board and the Foundation, helping with the ceremonies, taking the lead, donating and showing up at fairs and markets to spread the word.

Sandra relaunched the idea of a Goddess Conference and we worked hard on it. The first Dutch Goddess Conference in Lochem was a great success. In the meantime the building in which the temple of Avalon Mystic was located closed for a big make-over and left us without our meeting place and temple for half a year. It was a challenge really, but at last in November 2005 we could reopen our beautiful new place in the same building with an impressive Samhain ceremony, visited by many people, who had not lost their way to the temple and the Goddess. Emma, priestess of Avalon, who was with us, gave her blessings to the Dutch temple as did every one present that day.

Dutch Goddess Temple Sandra began teaching a course for Priestess of the Goddess at Samhain 2004, and so the first group of temple priestesses became a fact, a herald of De Boomgaard (The Orchard) that we launched April 2006. This is the beginning of a true spiritual community of women! A second group of students has started at Samhain 2005, the ceremonies are organised by a fine group of priestesses and we continue to work hard on the second Dutch Goddess Conference.

Changes have occurred in the composition of the board, Manon finally heading for her own spiritual path with her Natural Magic. A group of volunteers and co-workers has created a wonderful team of women, focused on the Goddess and women’s spirituality in the Netherlands.

CONTACT US!

Do you want to be part of a team of wonderful women creating a spiritual community….. either with your time, money or other gifts?

Would you like to know more about the temple?

 Want to experience the wonderful energies and celebrate the Goddess in the Dutch landscape of Lochem? Join the second Dutch Goddess Conference!

 Wanting to help and donate and keep our Dutch temple open? We are looking for volunteers and donations!

 The temple is in Hillegom – contact us for more details. We will be very happy to hear from you.

 Laura, Joyce, Petra, Marion, Lida, Sandra

www.avalon-mystic.nl

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England – Kent

Altar - March 2014

The Kent Goddess Group, The Sisters of the Sacred Spiral is a Woman’s group dedicated to celebrating Goddess and the Divine Feminine.

We currently meet to celebrate the 8 seasonal festivals of the year, joining Her in Her spiral dance at Samhain, Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Summer Solstice, Lammas and the Autumn Equinox.

We seek to gain greater knowledge of Her in Her aspects of Maiden, Lover, Mother, Queen and Crone.

We seek to connect to know Her by her many names and faces.

We seek to celebrate Her and share and support our own personal growth and development as Sisters and Priestesses.

Please contact us or email if you feel Her call.

The Kent Goddess Temple is currently based in a private residence in Cheriton, Folkestone, Kent for further details and address please contact via e-mail or our Facebook Page.

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