February 2016 Events at the Temple

Reminder:  Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

Thursday, February 2:  Community Imbolc Celebration (Open to All)
Friday, February 10:  Community Full Moon Celebration (Open to All)
Sunday, February 26:  Women’s New Moon Circle (Women Only)

Except where noted, all events start with a potluck in the pavilion at 7:00,
followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm.

January, 2017 Events at the Temple

Reminder: The following events are happening this month at the Sekhmet Temple.

Thursday, January 12: Community Full Moon Celebration (Open to All)
Potluck in the Pavilion at 7:00 pm and ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm.

Friday, January 27: New Moon Women’s Circle (Women Only)
Potluck in the Guest House at 7:00 pm, followed by a class, activity or ceremony at 8:00 pm (TBA).

Sekhmet’s Sacred Annointing Oil

This special anointing oil was Blended and Blessed in Her Nevada temple as the Super Moon was rising on November 14, 2016.  The oil was then taken to the center of the Labyrinth and placed between the Goddess’s hands to charge beneath the energizing rays of this once-in-a-lifetime Super Moon.  The oil can be used for anointing during your special ceremonies or rituals.  It can be diffused for aromatherapy or to strengthen your bond to Sekhmet or Her temple.  Close your eyes, breathe deeply, and allow the subtle aromas to transport you to Her temple at Cactus Springs, or perhaps all the way to Egypt.  This anointing oil uses a base of extra virgin olive oil and a special Sekhmet-inspired blend of essential oils to create a unique spiritual experience.

Oils to Connect with Sekhmet:

Bergamot – dispels fear; uplifting; antidepressant
Cedar – strengthening; stimulant; connects to the ancient world
Cypress – opening; improves spiritual communication
Frankincense – purification; meditative; connects to ancient world
Sage – purification; enhances memory and concentration

Elemental Oils:

EARTH: Silver Fir Needle – uplifting; stimulation; motivation
WATER: Lavender – psychic awareness; healing; spirituality; relaxation for meditation
AIR: Lemon – renewing; inspiring; motivation
FIRE: Cinnamon – strength; protection; sexual energy

It will be many years before the moon is this close to the Earth again.  We only have a limited supply of this powerful, Lunar-enhanced oil available.  When it is gone, it is gone forever.  It is only available at the Temple of Goddess Spirituality Dedicated to Sekhmet.  We have packaged this oil in a unique red one-ounce bottle.  It is available for $5 per ounce.  Shipping and handling is an additional $2 if you cannot pick it up at the temple.  All proceeds benefit the Temple of Goddess Spirituality Dedicated to Sekhmet.

December 2016 Events at the Temple

Blessings of the Season!

Please join us for these upcoming December events:

Tuesday, December 13: Full Moon Celebration (Open to All)
Potluck in the Pavilion at 7:00 pm,followed by ritual in the T
emple at 8:00 pm.
There will be a Silent Auction fund raiser from 7:00 to 7:45, with the winning bids being announced before we head over to the Temple.

Dress warmly! It is cold and we will be outdoors from about 7:00 til 9:00 pm.
(There will be fires in both the Temple and Pavilion fire pits, of course!)

Wednesday, December 21 – Community Yule Celebration (Open to All)
Potluck in the Pavilion at 7:00 pm, followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm.

Reminder: Dress warmly! It is cold and we will be outdoors from about 7:00 til 9:00 pm.
(There will again be fires in both the Temple and Pavilion fire pits)

Wednesday, December 28 – Women’s New Moon Circle (Women Only)
We will gather in the Guest House at 7:00 pm for potluck, followed by a surprise class. Details later in the month.

Peace, Love and Joy!

November 2016 Events at the Temple

 

Hello, Family:

We have two exciting events for you this month:


Monday, November 14 – Community Full Moon Celebration (Open to All)
Potluck in the Pavilion at 7:00 pm, followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm.  The ritual theme this month, to honor our activist friends, is: “The earth, the animals, the people cry out for Peace.”

 

 

Tuesday, November 29 - Women’s New Moon Circle (Women Only)
Potluck in the Guest House at 7:00 pm, followed by a Collage Mandala Class at 8:00 pm.  Watch our Facebook page for more details, closer to the date.

Bright and Bountiful Blessings to All!

 

 

September, 2016 Events at the Sekhmet Temple

Hello Family!

Please mark your calendars for these upcoming September events:

. Thursday, September 1 – Women’s New Moon: Potluck at 7:00 pm, followed by Craft Class at 8:00 pm (Women Only)
. Friday,  September 16 – Community Full Moon Celebration: Potluck at 7:00 pm, followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm (Open to All)
. Thursday. September 22 – Community Mabon Celebration: Potluck at 7:00 pm, followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm (Open to All)
. Friday, September 30 – Women’s New Moon Circle: Potluck at 7:00 pm, followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm (Women Only)

One of the most commonly asked question I get is “What is a potluck?” According to Wikipedia: A potluck is a gathering where each guest contributes a dish of food, often homemade, to be shared.


It is, but I feel it is much more than that. A potluck is a coming together of people, often strangers and sharing a meal, “breaking bread.”


I have heard drummers say you cannot drum together and remain indifferent to each other. I feel the same way about sharing a meal. Sitting together sharing a meal, especially a meal that everyone has contributed to, is a bonding experience, a communion.


When you come to potluck, please bring a healthy dish to share that will serve at least 4 to 6 people. When people ask me what they should bring, I always tell them to bring something they want to eat, as it is impossible to know what else will show up!


Greet people you don’t know as well as those you do. A potluck is an opportunity to bond with others and feel the oneness shared by all life.


Blessed be!

August 2016 Events at the Temple

Hello Family!

We have two great events planned for you in August!

 

Monday, August 1:  Lammas, the first of three harvest festivals (Open to All)

Potluck at 7:00 pm in the Pavilion area.

We will hold a Silent Auction from 7:00 pm til 7:45, at which time the winning bids will be announced. There will be a nice selection of items offered with opening bids ranging from $5 to $40.

Ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm, followed by “second feast” and lively conversation back in the Pavilion til 10:00 pm.

Thursday, August 18: Full Moon Celebration (Open to All)

Potluck and Silent Auction in the Pavilion at 7:00 pm, followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm.

Please note: In an effort to cut down on both expenses and waste, we would like to encourage you to bring your own plate, cup and eating utensils to potluck. (Paper and plastic will be provided for those forgetting.)

See you there!

Bright Blessings,

Priestess Candace Ross

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!

Upcoming Temple Events in May, 2016

Beltaine Blessings

Hello, Family! Here are May’s events:

Sunday May 1: Beltaine Celebration (Open to All)

Lots to do in preparation. Come early if you can to help:

. Rake Maypole area
. Cut off old ribbons and burn in ceremony
. Cut cloth into new ribbons 15 feet long
. Gather flowers and weave May Pole wreathe
. Set up Pavilion for potluck

Potluck in the Pavillion 1t 7:00 p.m. (please bring a dish to share), followed by Beltaine celebration at May Pole and Temple at 8:00 p.m.

Friday May 6 – Women’s New Moon Circle
Potluck in the guest house at 700 p.m. (please bring a dish to share), followed by a film at 8:00 p.m.
Temple open for private meditation

Saturday May 21 – Full Moon (Open to All)

Potluck in the Pavilion at 7:00 p.m. (please bring a dish to share), followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 p.m.

See you there!