Celebrate Egyptian Goddess Sekhmet, our Temple Sacred Flame
with Daughter of the Goddess
Saturday, June 20, 7:30PM
Clayton location, directions given upon RSVP
$15 newcomer discount, $35 one time exchange
This ritual is for cisgender women.
Please RSVP to 925-787-9247 or Leilani@DaughtersoftheGoddess.com
We will have a wonderful convergence of special things happening during this ritual. We will be celebrating Summer Solstice which is the anniversary of Daughters of the Goddess Womyn's Temple, and we will be doing this at the altar of Sekhmet, who is one of the Goddesses that we celebrate daily with our Sacred Flames.
Summer Solstice is the longest day and shortest night of the year. From the moment of Summer Solstice the Sun immediately begins to wane and the journey into the Harvest Season begins. It is a time when everything is abundant and thriving. Flowers are smelling their sweetest. Their colors are their most vibrant. The trees are the greenest. Berries are ready and at their sweetest point. Nature is alive and bursting with life. This is also the hottest time of year, which is perfect for celebrating Sekhmet.
Sekhmet is originally a Goddess of upper Egypt, then Her worship spread throughout the country when upper and lower Egypt were united. Her name means power and might. She is also referred to as The Flaming One, the Enlightener, the Empowerer. She is often seen as a lion headed womyn with a sun disc and Uraeus on the top of Her head. She is also often seen holding an ankh and a scepter. She is always out at the heat of the midday sun. It is said that from Her breath the desert was created.
Summer Solstice is also Daughters of the Goddess Temple Anniversary. This year we are celebrating 19 wonderful years of service to our Divine Mother, having and altar available to serve Her daughters. It is a Temple tradition to redecorate our Temple Broom at the Summer Solstice Ritual. The broom represents our connection to the Aloha Dianic path, to our ethnic heritage as Witches, and to the great magick that is available through us. With the broom we sweep out what is no longer wanted and sweep in that which we are creating! Please look around your yard and surroundings and check in with your plant friends. Ask them if they will offer some of their branches to our broom redecoration and bring them to the ritual. If you have some special ribbon that you love bring it along, She (our broom) loves to be decked out.
Sekhmet is also one of our Temple Sacred Flames. Each day of the month, womyn in our Temple light a flame in Her name, to support our path, our connection as Temple Sisters, and in support of our Temple. If you are a Sacred Flame tender, please bring your candle to the altar to get it charged up. We are also going to be having another pilgrimage in April of 2016 to Her Temple in the desert of Nevada. Keep this in mind and start saving up. If you are interested in attending the pilgrimage, please contact Kahuna Leilani and let her know of your intention.
There will be a lot happening and it is going to be a wonderful celebration! For the altar please bring: a red, yellow or gold candle. Also please bring some herbs, flowers, or small branches or greenery to decorate the broom. Her Symbols are the lioness, cobra, the ankh, and the Eye of Horus so bring them along if you are called. We will be meeting outside so bringing something to sit on, a camp chair, or whatever you need to be comfortable. I doubt it will be getting chilly, but bringing along an extra wrap in case it cools off would be a good idea. And as always we will be having a feast afterward, so something to share is always appreciated.
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