Goddess in Melbourne : Welcome
Gaia's Garden is dedicated to Creating Goddess Community, through a deeper connection with the Divine Feminine.
Gaia’s Garden is both a sacred place, for ceremonial and ritual work, and an evolving community of women who are journeying with the Goddess.
We offer devotional and self-exploratory services, including workshops and study circles, readings, and more.
Our current location in Kew East, is available for hire by small groups and individuals. We have an extensive product range of clothes, jewellery and glass which we design and ship around the world. Gaia’s Garden also provides a B&B for women travelers who want a quiet space to recharge and connect with their sacred journey.
Blessed Be, and welcome.
Max Dashu in Melbourne
November 29th - December 1st Max Dashu in Melbourne
FRIDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2013 - MELBOURNE
Deasophy: Goddess a visual journey into the female Divine: as Snake, as Mother, as Waters, as Sun, as Spider and Corn and Tree, as Earth or as Heavens. Creatrix, holy Wisdom, the Fates, the Tao, the numinous, primal Mystery. We'll look at ancient figurines in clay and stone and ivory, statues, seals, ceramic plaques, rock art, megaliths, pipes, murals, codices, ancestor carvings and masks. We'll range from Ecuador to Zimbabwe to Iran and China and the Balkans, to Spain, Nigeria, Mexico, Indiana, Eurasia... The presentation draws on the massive collection of the Suppressed Histories Archives, with some 30,000 images..
Tea and coffee will be served afterwards and an opportunity to mingle with the presenter.
SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2013 - MELBOURNE
DAY WORKSHOP: Woman Shaman: the Ancients (Women only event)
A transformative visual journey through images: women as invokers, enchantresses, oracles and diviners, ecstatic dancers, shape-shifters, spirit-riders and sky-walkers, and priestesses of the ancestors. This may be the most comprehensive visual record of female shamanic traditions in the world, a rich international terrain of medicine women and seeresses. "Woman is by nature a shaman," says a Chukchee proverb from Siberia. Yet the female dimension of this spiritual realm has been systematically slighted, even though medicine women have been at its forefront in countless cultures. This will be a rare opportunity to taste their wisdom, reconnect with the Source, and water your visionary dreamscape with spiritual riches.
EVENING CEREMONY : Celebrating SHE, Who Is
A ceremony incorporating sacramental dance, incantation and movement. Come and be prepared to be transported and transformed. Led by Max Dashu and Anique Radiant Heart.
SUNDAY 1 DECEMBER 2013 - MELBOURNE
Morning: Breasts! sacred symbolism of the Lifegivers (Women only event)
Breasts! we'll see ceremonial breastpots from China, Tennessee, Nigeria, the Philippines, Central America and central Europe. The symbolism of women's breasts as lifegivers in wall murals, doors, pillars, funerary urns, even furnaces; and in votive plaques, jewelry (especially pectorals of beaten gold), figurines, megaliths, wooden drums, and sculptured fountains. A marvelous, fun exploration of a global but overlooked female iconography.
Afternoon: Grandmother Stones of Megalithic Europe (Women only event)
The female menhir-statues of France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Sardinia are Europe’s earliest monumental art, and yet have been omitted by most histories. We'll look at these rarely-published female statue-menhirs, including a few from Germany, Ukraine, and Greece. We'll explore their recurrent symbolism of breast and necklaces, the "ancestor-face," vulva signs; and note their similarities to Algerian and Ethiopian megalithic statues. These female monuments are the mother-right heritage—and hidden history—at the foundations of European history.
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Acknowledgement : Wurundjeri People
website mission statement:
This website is designed to provide information about the work that we are doing and connect with women who are interested in the Divine Feminine and Goddess worship. We do this by posting papers and workshop materials as they are developed, offer resources for those interested in setting up Study Circles and provide a site for exchange and discussion.
Gaia's Garden respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of this land, the Wurundjeri people past and present of the Kulin Nation. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal Community Elders and people, past and present who have held this land sacred and cared for it over generations.