Goddesses of the Dark Moon at Mirabai Books of Woodstock

There are goddesses associated with new moons and goddesses associated with Lilith John Collierfull moons. The popular sacred triad of Maiden, Mother, Crone is based on the rhythmic and visible cycle of waxing moon, full moon, and waning moon. This is not everything, however. These are not all the lunar phases. Something is missing.

What about those nights when the moon disappears? The moon is hidden for approximately three nights between the waning moon and the first sighting of the new moon. It is a liminal time— a time between moons. It is the darkness of this lunar phase that enables the first sighting of the new moon to be so clear, visible, and dramatic. This liminal quality of the dark moon phase confers tremendous magical power, but because many people are afraid of darkness, it is also a time associated with danger and hence these powers are rarely discussed.

Which goddesses are associated with the hidden dark moon? What magical powers Medusa shell cameo 1880are in ascendance during these mysterious nights? How can we draw upon these powers to improve our lives?
Traditionally, it has been witches who did not fear to venture out into the darkness. The nights of the dark moon are witching nights and, not surprisingly, the goddesses associated with this lunar phase are among the witchiest of all: Lilith, Hekate, Nyx, Proserpina, Medusa, Nephthys, and Kali, among others. All have been considered dangerous, volatile beings, but are also sacred beings of tremendous generosity and power. They are goddesses of life and death and the liminal in-between.

Join author Judika Illes on Saturday, 21 November 2015 at Mirabai Books in Woodstock, NY for a discussion of Dark Moon Goddesses: who they are, how to approach and work with them, and why you might wish to do so. We will also explore the unique energies of the dark moon phase; how they can benefit us; and how they can help us realize and maximize our own individual veiled and hidden powers. This workshop incorporates a guided visualization, enabling participants to meet their own personal Dark Moon Goddess.

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