Links: Goddess sites we like
There’s a BBC page on the Goddess movement, complete with a radio programme from the “Heart & Soul” series, including interviews with Kathy Jones, Patricia Monaghan and Starhawk, here.
This beautiful site is dedicated to Brighid, Goddess of the British Isles, who is now honoured worldwide. She is known as the Goddess of healers, poets, smiths, childbirth and inspiration, fire and hearth.
The site is a great resource and is by Paul Williment. who does lots of printing for us, and is often at temple ceremonies.
Divine Art is a project appearing across the BBC – this link shows what inspires Kathy Jones – co-founder of the temple – as divine art. The example shown here, on the left, is a painting of the Lady of Avalon by Willow Roe, a Glastonbury artist. Click on the link for more!
Marie Iryna creates Goddess and other jewellery, in which she combines the healing properties of crystals and gemstones with ancient symbolism. The jewellery on her website was created in North Wales, in an old house by the sea. Goddesses jewellry is also created from clay and repurposed glass and ceramic tiles.
Bride’s Mound is a mound to the West of Glastonbury, just near the foot of Wearyall Hill. Small it may be, but its history is great, being known as the western gateway to Avalon where pilgrims would stay in vigil through the night before passing on up the processional way to Avalon proper – and to the Tor.
The mound appears to have served this function through a seamless transition into the Christian period, as this is the legendary site of a pre-Christian bruga – a Druidic hostel/college. Such an established spritual community would have been a fertile source of recruitment for monks at the fledgeling abbey. Later, King Arthur is said to have had a vision of the Virgin Mary and the Christ Child here, and that St. Brigid of Kildare (Brighde) stayed here in 488 AD.
Journey with us through Sacred Ceremony, Presentations, Workshops & Performances, moving ever more deeply into the Heart of the Mysteries of Anu, An Cailleach, Stella Nolava, Cosmic Star Mother, here in Glastonbury within the Sacred Landscape of the Isle of Avalon.
Glastonbury Positive Living Group meets every Wednesday evening at Glastonbury Town Hall. Each week a talk is given by some of the most inspirational people in the field of alternative living followed by the opportunity to socialise with like minded people over a cuppa. There is no need to book. Simply come along whenever there is a topic of interest. Everyone welcome. Refreshments included.
A magazine of Goddess celebration with news, research, artwork, photos, personal experiences and ritual, that aims to reflect the diverse community of Goddess spirituality reclaimed from the past and alive in the world today. The magazine is primarily British-oriented, but also aims to include Goddess articles, news and events from around the world.
In this online shop you will find a wide selection of handmade pagan and wiccan tools and ingredients, with incense, herb mixes, oils and essences hand-blended using traditional methods and using only high-quality herbs and essential oils.
A journal of Goddess spirituality in the 21st Century, with articles, fiction, poetry and reviews, also artwork galleries. The journal reflects a woman-centred, non-patriarchal Goddess spirituality and has a feminist outlook.
The Goddess Studio is an actual place on private property in rural Escondido, near San Diego, California, USA, founded by Amalya and her husband in 2003. It is a beautifully appointed, sacred space that serves as a temple for ceremony, a dance studio, a photography studio for Amalya’s “Glorious Goddess Portraits”, a “harem” for women to play in, and a place for workshops, concerts, dance shows, and other delightful gatherings! The Goddess Studio is dedicated to honoring the Sacred Feminine and empowering women.
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. (From the Temple Vision for the World, Goddess Temple of Orange County).
A network of International Priestesses and Priests, all of whom have trained with the Glastonbury Goddess Temple to give you excellent Priestessing skills.
As well as finding your local Priestess you can also find your nearest Goddess Temple, events and Conferences. There’s an easy-to-use Handfasting directory, too.
Kathy has spent the last 30 years living in Glastonbury, also known as the Isle of Avalon, learning of the ways of the Goddess in this ancient and sacred place. She is a Priestess of Avalon and has played a key role in bringing back awareness of the Goddess into Glastonbury. She is the author of several well-loved Goddess books and also a teacher of priestesses. Kathy is also a co-founder of the temple and organiser of the fabulous Glastonbury Goddess Conference.
Katinka Soetens is a Priestess of Avalon serving the Divine Feminine of this land and the Universal Goddess.
She works as an Active Birth Teacher and Birth Companion.
Katinka facilitates womens Moonlodges, Blood mystery, Sharing Circles and Workshops in the Uk and abroad. She also holds Goddess Ceremonies to honour the Spiral of Life.
Lena Jacinta Martinussen
Lena has an Etsy shop selling bracelets and she uses the profits to support various charities. She has two bracelets for sale whose profits will benefit the Goddess Temple. You can see them here and here.
The London Feminist Network (LFN) is a women-only networking and campaigning organisation, formed in 2004 to unite London UK-based feminist groups and individuals in action!
Sacred Goddess space in Austria – the link takes you to the English version of the site. The Center is run by Gudrun Rosenberger, a Celtic Brighid Priestess and Brian Leonard, a British musician, composer and poet.
Mystical art by Wendy Andrew. Here you will find find paintings, cards and prints of ‘The Wheel of the Year’, Avalon, Faeries, Arthurian legend, Morgan Le Fay, Merlin, Celtic mythology, dragons, unicorns, magical hares, the Green Man and much more.
Wendy has also lovingly painted many images of The Goddess in Her myriad forms: Brigid, Eostre, Hecate, Demeter, Cerridwen, Inanna, Domnu, Rhiannon, Artemis.
Home of PaGaian Cosmology: Reinventing Earth-based Goddess Religion:
Celebrating Cosmogenesis – the Triple Spiral
– each particular beautiful Self, new in every moment
– deep relationship and communion with Other, the web of life
– direct participation in the sentience of the Creative Cosmos, the Well of Creativity
Glenys Livingstone, 2006
The Sacred Site Photography of Martin Gray. This extensive web site features the photographs and writings of anthropologist and National Geographic photographer Martin Gray, who visited and documented more than 1,000 holy and magical places in 80 countries. The site shows the location of sacred places and pilgrimage shrines around the world.
Tattoo Artist, Author, Illustrator, Singer and Soul-Poet. Poppy lives in Somerset in the UK and her life and work are dedicated to the Greening – a way of bringing the magic back to life by experiencing our one-ness with all creation.
Silvia Steiger created a beautiful new Lady of Avalon Statue for the Temple. Don’t miss all the other beautiful work on her website.
A non-static place of worship, made manifest through the energy of the Priestesses and Priests who tend it. Upon the eight seasonal holy days of the year, the temple is erected in a physical location that is in the direction and alignment of the Wheel of Place, the seasonal, spiritual and energetic compass of California.
We’Moon is a best-selling appointment book, astrological moon calendar, earth-centered spiritual guide and multicultural handbook in natural rhythms. We’Moon features art and writing by and about womyn: an exploration of womyn’s experience and perspectives—a goddess-inspired creation from the growing edge of global womyn’s culture—with a comprehensive introduction to astrology, Sun/Moon/Earth cycles, and seasonal Holy Days.
The Goddess Temple would like to thank We’moon for the many diaries and calendars they have donated to for us to sell over the years.
A non-profit cultural association created in 2005 in Northern Italy, its aims are to spread knowledge of the history, mythology, literature and culture of the ancient Celts. It is open to people of all religions and beliefs, although the two founder members and most of the ordinary members follow a spiritual path of inner growth based on the recognition of the divine feminine in all its forms, and particularly its manifestation through the ancient lore of Avalon.
The site is in both Italian and English.