Tantra and Ecospirituality

This year has been an incredible journey for me, I am halfway through a very intensive year-long training with the Tantric Institute of Integrated Sexuality, learning to use a tantric approach in my work as a love, sex and women’s empowerment coach. Alongside this, with the Temple of the Great Goddess in Rome, I am…

Sea Foam and Sanity – The Names Aphrodite and Venus

What is allure without a little mystery? Our beloved Goddess Aphrodite, called Venus by the Romans, queen of love, desire, truth and beauty, still confounds scholars who try to pin down Her exact origins, and even the origin of Her name. The Roman name Venus is not too obscure, it comes directly from the Latin…

Brighid – A Celtic Artemis?

As Imbolc beckons, Pagans everywhere prepare to celebrate the Goddess Brighid and the quickening of life in the womb of the earth. As a newly initiated Priestess of Brighid, and fizzing with the creativity she inspires, I thought I would share some thoughts about her that I’ve been mulling over for some time. Brighid is…

Almost a Priestess…

This weekend was the last training weekend of our two year journey to become Priestesses of Brighid. It’s gone so fast and yet as I sat in circle with my sisters for the last time before our initiation weekend in January, I was realising how much we’ve all changed, and how far we’ve come. I…

Enriching Activism with the Sacred Feminine

This weekend I ran my first Earth Spirals workshop – Enriching Activism with the Sacred Feminine. And it was beautiful. I wanted to bring a group of women together to forge connections in sisterhood, to empower and support each other. I also wanted it to be very accessible to people who perhaps have little or…

Why an Earth Priestess?

Stories are important. The stories we tell ourselves about human nature and the earth we live on shape our reality, and the way that we interact with everything around us. The old story of human separation from nature, the idea of the earth as a dead, mechanistic set of resources to be plundered and used…