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Dancing the Sacred Wheel:
A Journey through the Southern Sabbats

Specifically written for the Southern Hemisphere, Dancing the Sacred Wheel: A Journey through the Southern Seasons provides a guide through the eight traditional Pagan seasonal celebrations while challenging the reader to consider why certain elements are included in their seasonal rites.

After the first edition of Dancing the Sacred Wheel sold out within eight months, it is with much delight that the second edition is now available.

Spring Sale now on.

Australian customers can obtain autographed copies through Paypal. Non-Australian customers can obtain their own copy here.


LunaNoire Creations

Devotional beads in honour of Kuan Yin available in amethyst, green jade and rose quartz combinations with genuine lotus seeds.

The use of devotional beads date back to at least the 3rd century BCE and even today are used by numerous traditions. Known as rosaries, mala, misbaha and even worry beads, they are often used in prayer and meditation practices.

LunaNoire Creations offers an array of specifically handcrafted devotional rosaries, from Goddess Moon rosaries to devotional beads for a specific deity.

Druid Prayer Beads reflecting the three Druidic realms of land, sea and sky.  Completed with four Druidic charms.

An assortment of crystal bracelets are also available through LunaNoire Creations such as this one dedicated to the Celtic Triple Goddess. Also available are bracelets to regain personal power, increase psychic sensitivity, help deal with depression and anxiety, as well as birthing and chakra bracelets. We also make to order.


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Who We Sponsor and Support

GREETINGS and WELCOME

Welcome to the web page of the Temple of the Dark Moon. We are an active "progressive" Alexandrian coven located just 20 minutes north of Adelaide's CBD in South Australia. We follow the initiatory degree system found within traditional Wicca as well as other ethics central to this religious and spiritual path. We also include other spiritual and magickal practices within our workings in order to assist with the individual spiritual growth of each member.

Amongst the pages of our web site, we offer some general introductory information about Paganism, and in particular how it relates to traditional initiatory Wicca, as well as information specifically connected to the Southern Hemisphere. We offer a variety of training for those who are interested in learning our ways, or who wish to gain a deeper connection with the natural world around them through the ancient earth-centric mysteries.

If you are new to, or would like to find out some more information about Wicca and Paganism in general, we recommend you read Paganism: Different Religion, Similar Belief and Is Wicca the right Spiritual Path for Me?

We also recommend reading Teachers of the Craft from Witches Voice if you are looking for a Wiccan teacher/mentor as it provides some good advice for the novice seeker. Similarly, you can contact our own High Priestess.


Monday Night Meditations, 7:30pm to 8:45pm at The Goddess House, Parafield Gardens.

MONDAY NIGHT MEDITATIONS
(held every Monday evenings except for public holidays)

Recover from the busy weekends by feeling grounded and focused for the week ahead by attending these weekly non-secular meditations. Explore subtle metaphysical themes such as charging your energy centres (chakras), aligning your astral bodies, as well as gaining insight into your place in the greater scheme of themes.

Located at the rear of a private residence in Parafield Gardens, these weekly meditations are open to all.

Held every Monday evening (except for public holidays), 7:30pm to 8:45pm.
Cost: $10.00
Email: Frances for more information or leave a message on 0401 967 754.


SPRING EQUINOX AT THE LABYRINTH
(Sunday, 28 September 2014)

Bring your family and your picnic for a relaxing day in the beautiful surroundings that is the Waite Arboretum, Urrbrae (cnr Fullarton and Cross Roads). Explore the historic house (entry fee) and scented garden, walk the labyrinth at this time of balance and then wander though the many species of trees that are planted on the premises.

Look for the large purple wind flags from 11:30am.


BEALTAINE IN THE GARDENS
(Sunday, 2 November 2014)

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Once again the Temple of the Dark Moon will be hosting a family friendly picnic to welcome in the Southern Summer.

This year's venue will be on the south side of the Veale Gardens (just behind the hill and Adelaide Pavilion), from 11:30am until about 3:30pm. Look for the maypole and large purple wind flags.

Bring your family and your picnic for a relaxing day in this beautiful surroundings. A simple rite acknowledging the Sabbat will be held around 12:30pm.


HEALING WITH HATHOR WORKSHOP
(Saturday, 29 November 2014)

To the ancient Egyptians, Hathor was the Goddess of beauty, the guardian of children and women, as well as being associated with music. In this half day workshop, lift your spirit as we embrace these wonderful charms that Hathor has ready to bestow upon us. Learn how to opn yourself up to experience her expressions of joy, beauty and passion that resides within us all.

Payment must be made by 20 November through Paypal:

More details about The Goddess House can be found here.


FULL MOON GATHERINGS

During the Winter months (from April through to September), the Temple of the Dark Moon offers Full Moon Gatherings to the general public. These gatherings are held in the beautiful Adelaide Botanic Park and are open to Pagan and non-Pagan alike. The dates for the 2014 Gatherings wil be made available in the new year.

For information as to what is involved during these public rituals, as well as guidelines as to conduct yourself within a public ritual hosted by the Temple of the Dark Moon, can be found with the "Library of Articles" section.


CALL OF THE GOD

Call of the God: An Exploration of the Divine Masculine within Modern Paganism is a proposed anthology seeking to capture the role of the God within modern Paganism through exposure of myth, magick, ritual, artwork and personal experiences.

With the deadline being extended until 31 January 2015, there is still time to contribute towards this anthology. Further information of how to do this can be found here.


EVENTS FOR 2015

As 2014 begins to draw to a close, so too will the public events offered by the Temple of the Dark Moon.

Proposed events for 2015 will include:

  • January: Yemaya Blessing of the Waters at Grange Beach

  • April: The Dark Goddess Returns workshop - a journey into the Underworld to meet four Goddesses of the Shadows

  • April: Resumption of the Full Moon Gatherings in the Botanic Park

  • July: Call of the Wild God workshop - focusing on the Gods of the Wild Hunt and hidden places

  • August: The Land Between Two Rivers workshop - an exploration of the Gods and Goddesses from ancient Mesopotamia


    BRINGING WORKSHOPS TO YOU

    For nearly 10 years the Temple of the Dark Moon has provided an assortment of workshops on magical, mystical and metaphysical topics. From working with Celtic and Egyptian Gods and Goddesses, through to crafting spells and amulets, as well as introductions to the qabalah and Tree of Life, as well as esoteric Numerology. A complete list of these workshops can be found here.

    If you have missed out on any of these workshops, or would like to help organise one in your area, please contact us about repeating or bringing some of these events to you.



  • For further information about anything on this web site, please contact us at:

    Temple of the Dark Moon
    PO Box 2451
    SALISBURY DOWNS   SA   5108
    Australia

    Email: Temple of the Dark Moon


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