One of the reasons many of us resonate with earth based spiritual practices is because of the emphasis on the divine feminine. In this class, we will be working with the ancient archetype of the goddess and celebrating her in all her forms. We’ll be talking briefly about matriarchal societies and goddess worship in ancient and modern societies, and the different faces of the archetype of the goddess. Then we will talk about how to begin working with specific goddesses, how to set up an altar in their honor, and how to create rituals to honor and work with these deities.
We will be covering a handful of different goddesses from around the world, and talking about their story, correspondences and how we can honor them with respect and devotion. We’ll start the class with a short guided meditation to come back to our bodies, and end the circle with some chocolate.
Gabriela will also be here celebrating the release of her latest book book INNER WITCH, and there will be a book signing to follow the workshop.
GABRIELA HERSTIK is the author of the Ask a Witch column on Nylon and writes for HelloGiggles, Broadly (Vice), The Numinous, and others. She is based in Los Angeles.