July 2016 Event at the Temple

Our Next Event: Tuesday, July 19 – Full Moon Celebration (Open to All) We will gather in the Pavilion at 7:00 pm for potluck (please bring a healthy dish to share).  As last month, we will again have a silent auction fund raiser for the Temple located in the pavilion from 7:00 to 7:45.  Opening bids will range from $5 to $15.  At 8:00 pm, we will gather in the Temple for the evening’s ritual.  See you there!

Upcoming Temple Events in June, 2016

Hello, Family!  I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather.  Please join us for these upcoming events:

Saturday, June 4:
Temple and grounds clean-up from 4:00 – 6:00 pm (Open to All)
Do you have a few hours to donate to the Temple? It would be greatly appreciated. Raking, weed pulling, trash pick up, temple clean-up and more. There will be a list and you can choose what you want to do. Wear work clothes.

(There will be time to shower and change clothes if you want from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.)

Women’s New Moon (Women Only)
Theme: Transformation
Potluck at 7:00 pm, followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm

Monday, June 20
Litha/Full Moon Community Celebration (Open to All)
Theme: “Back to the Future” – building a brighter tomorrow
We will gather in the Pavilion at 7:00 pm for potluck. Please bring a healthy dish to share. (Food blessing at 7:05 pm)  At 8:00 pm, we will walk to the Temple for ritual. Ritual usually runs about an hour. Afterwards you are welcome to remain in the Temple for some meditation time or return to the Pavilion for “Second Feast” and lively conversation. The evening usually concludes around 10:00 pm.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

A Heartfelt “Thank You” And A Request

Dear Family,

As we near the end of 2015, I would like to thank everyone who has supported the Temple with gifts of labor, needed items for Temple and Guest House, and monetary contributions.

Since 1993, the Temple has provided a peaceful, spiritual space open to everyone.  We conduct over 30 scheduled rituals each year, as well as various private Rites of Passage (including legal marriage), provide a Guest House for workshops and overnight stays, and offer an Ordination program open to both men and women.

This year we added a lovely 30 x 40 foot fenced pavilion area with seating for 40 that we use for our potlucks, which can be reserved for private events (wedding receptions, birthday parties, etc).

We are a non-profit and are supported entirely by donations.

 

Please consider making a financial donation to the Temple.  Financial gifts to the Temple are tax deductible.

Funding is currently needed for the cost of construction materials not yet paid off on the following projects:

. 2nd Shade Structure on Pavilion
. Outdoor Shower for Campers
. Repair of second septic system (this was an un-expected expense!)

In addition, we would like to make stays in the Guest House more pleasant by:

. Replacing worn particle board skirting on Guest House with metal
. Replacing worn out kitchen cabinets in Guest House
. Upgrading Guest House WIFI

Donations can be made via Paypal or checks can be mailed to:

Temple of Goddess Spirituality, dedicated to Sekhmet
PO Box 813
Indian Springs, Nv 89018

(Anyone providing a return mailing address, will be sent a donation receipt for your taxes.)

Thanks again for your dedication to the Goddess and support of the Temple.

Wishing you a joyous Holiday Season!

Love, Light and Peace,

Priestess Candace Ross

We Can; We Must

World Peace Mural at the Goddess Temple

Hello Family,

When I look around this amazingly beautiful planet, and see what humanity has done (to the Earth and to each other,) I cannot help but become overwhelmed with sadness.

This is NOT how life on Earth was ever meant to be.

I want to share with you two messages I received from “Spirit”, both of them in response to my praying for peace.

The first one was several years ago.  I was at home, on my knees asking Creation to please bring peace to the planet, and the response I got, much to my sad surprise was:

“Until you can give up hate, you are not ready for peace.”

Are we ready to give up hate?

As I scan Facebook posts daily, seeing so many seething with hate for different religions, for poor people, for immigrants, for refugees, it doesn’t seem like we are.

We must give up hate.  There is no other path to peace.

The second message came more recently.  I was praying for an end to violence, this time in the Temple, and the answer I received was:

“Evil will destroy itself.”

Yes, I believe that. Evil will destroy itself.  But it needs to happen NOW.

For World Peace to “come” and World Violence to “go,” we must all be involved.

I believe each of us has come here to this time and this place for a reason.  I believe we are here to bring love, light and joy not only to ourselves but to the planet and beyond.
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I believe we CAN do this, but it requires (non-violent!) action.

Can we give more and take less?

Can we open our hearts and minds to new ways of thinking?

Can we acknowledge there is no “us” and “them,” it is all us?

Can we get up every morning and say, “Today I will make a positive difference in the world”?

Can we spread joy by being joy?

Can we spread love by being love?

Can we spread light by being light?

We can.

We must.

Blessed be,

Candace Ross

September 2015 Events at the Temple

Please join us for these great upcoming events:

Women’s New Moon

Sunday, Sept 13
Potluck at 7:00 pm in the Pavilion, followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm

Mabon

Wednesday, Sept 23
Come Celebrate the Fall Equinox 2nd Harvest Potluck in the pavilion at 7:00 pm, followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm

Pagan Pride

Saturday, Sept 26
This is an all-day event, open to everyone, hosted at (but not put on by) the Temple. 11L00 am to 6:00 pm (and possibly later). Rituals, workshops. kids table, Indian Taco Truck, Vendors and more! Fun for everyone!

Full Moon Ritual

Sunday, Sept 27
Potluck at 7:00 pm in the Pavilion, followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm

See you soon!

Goddess Movement Video and Directory of Goddess Organizations

GoddessesExciting news!

The Temple of Spirituality, dedicated to Sekhmet is putting together a short video on the Goddess movement as well as a Goddess Directory of Goddess organizations and facilities, goods, services, etc.

We are hoping to be chosen to present the video at the Parliament of World Religions this coming October in Salt Lake City. But even if we aren’t, we will make the video and attach it to the website, as well as have it available for showing at workshops, seminars etc.

The proposed title of the film is “Goddess: Past-Present-Future”

The Directory will be available on line as well as in print form. Everyone is encouraged to e-mail a photo of your facility or yourself, along with how you wish to be identified in the video and your contact information for the Directory. A signed release form (download here) must also be included with your information.

Although we cannot guarantee everyone will be in the video, (it is only 15 minutes long and there are soooo many of us!), we plan to include everyone who wants to be in the Directory. You may be listed under several categories if you choose.

Submissions should be sent to e-mail: goddessbless2015@yahoo.com

Deadline for submission for the video will be: August 1, 2015

Please forward this any person or group (world wide!) that you think may be interested.

Opportunity At the Goddess Temple

Dear Family,

As I hope to be here another 7 years (and as we continue to expand the facilities, the work expands as well), I am once again thinking of sharing this amazing temple space with another Goddess devotee, male or female.

The interested party must meet these qualifications:

(1) Have a trailer or motor home to live in
(2) Be willing to give an hour a day labor to the upkeep of the grounds
(3) Be a morning person — up early to get the work done
(4) Have their own source of income (such as a job or a pension)
(5) Have their own transportation
(6) Have a strong interest in Goddess, in green building, and in gardening
(7) Enjoy the sound of silence
(8) Be approved by the Western Shoshone (our landlords)

For more details and an application, you can email me at worldpeacevolunteer@yahoo.ocm

Feel free to pass this notice along to other Goddess groups or individuals.

Love and Blessings,

Candace Ross
Resident Priestess
Temple of Goddess Spirituality Dedicated to Sekhmet

Community Contributions

Hello Community,

The Temple has been serving the community for over 20 years, and the vast majority of our funding comes directly from Temple founder Genevieve Vaughan.

Since we are “gift economy”, and do not charge for rituals or stays in the Guest House,  I would like to talk with you about the many ways you can contribute to the Temple, should you wish to do so.

But first let me say thank you to all who have (and continue to) support the Temple with your energy and donations.  There are not words to properly thank you for your generosity!  It is so greatly appreciated.

There are three ways to contribute to the Temple:

The first would be donating your time/labor to maintenance and projects.

There is ALWAYS a leaking pipe to fix, a path to rake, a floor that needs mopped, or trash to pick up from around the grounds.
Anyone wishing to come out for a few hours to help, should contact me preferable a day or two ahead of time.   I can then make a list of projects for you to choose from, and have tools and supplies on hand.

The second way you can contribute to the Temple is by donating supplies for the Temple and Guest House or materials for maintenance and projects.  There is a short, general  list of items ranging from toilet paper to bird seed posted on both the website and bulletin boards at the Temple.  For additional needed items and materials for projects, please give me a call. 702-569-0630

The third way to contribute to the Temple is monetarily.  You are welcome to designate what your financial gift is to be used for (and it is tax deductible).

In 2014,  I dream  of replacing  the clothes dryer (the old one has died),  getting replacement  kitchen cabinets in the Guest House, planting more trees and cactus, getting new tires and a tune up for the Temple truck, and (dream of dreams!) building a large, covered  picnic pavilion near the Temple that can seat  (at least) 50 people. (The guest house is too small to continue hosting  our ever growing events.)

If you have ideas/suggestions on how we can achieve any of this in the upcoming months, I would love to hear from you!

Love and blessings,

Candace
Temple of Goddess Spirituality, dedicated to Sekhmet
PO Box 813
Indian Springs, Nv 89018

April 2013 Events at the Sekhmet Temple

Great things planned for April!  Please mark your calendars:

 

Wednesday  April 10th – Women’s New Moon
Women-Only Event
Potluck in the Guest House at 7 pm, followed by workshop.

 

Sunday April 21st – Earth Day Celebration
Everyone welcome!
  • Free Market from 11 am to 5 pm:  Please bring items you would like to pass on to others, place them on a blanket and walk away or “shop” what others have donated.   All items left at end of day will be taken to a  thrift store that supports a local  women’s shelter.
  • Temple Ritual at Noon:  We honor the Earth and all She provides to us
  • Potluck/Annual Weeny Roast  at 1 pm: Please bring a dish to share.  Hot dogs (both meat and meat free) as well as Earth Day cake provided by Temple.
  • Kids Crafts from 2 to 5 pm
Thursday April 25th – April Full Moon
Everyone welcome!
Potluck in the Guest House (or possibly fireside weather permitting) at 7pm, followed by ritual in the Temple at 8pm.


See you soon!
Much love,
Candace

March 2013 Events at the Goddess Temple

Hello All!

Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events!

 

Monday March 11

Women’s New Moon
Potluck in the Guest House at 7 pm, ritual in the Temple at 8.  We will have a Goddess Group from Colorado staying here then.  Come make some new friends! : )  This is a women only event.

 

Wednesday March 20
Community Ostara Celebration
We will celebrate Ostara with Potluck in the Guest House at 7 pm, ritual in the Temple at 8.  Open to everyone.

 

Wednesday March 27
Community Full Moon Circle
Celebrate the Full Moon with us.  Potluck at 7 pm in the Guest House, followed by ritual in the Temple at 8.  Open to everyone.

 

Bright and bountiful blessings!

Candace