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Ancestor Worship

Ancestor Worship
Is there a place for ancestor worship in modern society? For thousands of year many cultures with various beliefs celebrated the people that came before them. With elaborate ceremonies they welcomed their ancestor’s spirits back at special times of year, to let them know that they are thought of and appreciated. read more

Ask and it shall appear – Manifestation in 2018

Ask and it shall appear – Manifestation in 2018
Through religion and good manners people are taught that asking for something is an uncouth sin that should not be uttered. It’s no wonder that so many suffer in silence when others are willing to share. This is of course bad for manifesting th... read more

Beltane: Spring Fertility Festival

Beltane: Spring Fertility Festival
I’ve often thought the pagan nature festival Beltane, could be celebrated by any group, family or individual regardless of their preferred spiritual beliefs. What better to revere than the natural world around us? The area we live in gives us f... read more

The Goddess Movement

The Goddess Movement
My primary school aged daughter recently asked me what a goddess is after watching a television commercial. It’s not always easy explaining the spiritual or moments of growth and empowerment to the very young, but what a wonderful question! read more

Reconciliation

Reconciliation
Australia is a vast beautiful island continent; home to many cultural identities. Long before this time Aboriginal people spent their days hunting and gathering their way along the songline’s of the land. They met for ceremonies, looked forward to seasonal gatherings of food and could survive harsh climatic change. read more

The Foundation of Ancient Mythology

The Foundation of Ancient Mythology
Mythology is deeply embedded in our cultural heritage. There are fantastic stories in most cultures, but what percentage is truth, fantasy, creativity, embellishment, religious undertones or philosophical riddles? read more

Australia Day: Celebrate & Appreciate

Australia Day: Celebrate & Appreciate
Australia is a vast and ancient landscape with distinctive plants, birdlife and animals. The southern position of this landmass was somehow missed by explorers making it one of the last to be discovered by Europeans. Australia has been inhabited by the Aboriginal people for at least sixty thousand years with an advanced cultural heritage in art, music, dance and spiritual communion with the natural world. read more

Christmas: Why this Celebration Continues to Grow

Christmas: Why this Celebration Continues to Grow
It seems odd that people of other distinct cultures want to celebrate Christmas. Christmas is a religious celebration and few are changing their beliefs, but somehow the joy and traditions of Christmas are becoming quite popular in countries where Ch... read more

Ostara: Ceremony of Spring

Ostara: Ceremony of Spring
Ostara is a spring European celebration of rebirth, new life and fresh beginnings. Ostara celebrates the new growth of spring: green trees, flowers emerging, babies born, love in bloom and the general joy of warmer weather! In the Southern hemisphere the date is 22nd of September, though most of these festivals are held on the eve of the night before, so have your celebration the 21st of September Make a feast of fresh vegetables and create affirmations of what you want to achieve over the active warmer months. It is basically a dinner with family or friends. Give thanks for what you have. read more

Creating or Invigorating your Outside Altar

Creating or Invigorating your Outside Altar
Creating or Invigorating your Outside Altar. An altar is a table or space to offer thanks for all that you have in this life. It usually contains the things you believe in, admire or appreciate. Sometimes altars may be to honour a particular deity, sacred tree or place. You may have seen some street or field altars within the cultures of other countries. read more