TUESDAY 1st August
Welcoming Goddesses of the World
8.30-10.00 am CONFERENCE REGISTRATION in Glastonbury Town Hall. Make your personal prayer offering to the World Goddess. Sign up for Conference workshops and Pampering sessions in our new GODDESS HOUSE HEALING SPA.
GODDESS ART & CRAFTWORK STALLS are open in the Town Hall, and ART EXHIBITION by Wendy Andrew in the Miracles Room as well as GAIA CELEBRATION Goddess Art EXHIBITION in the Assembly Rooms. Sign up for Young People’s Workshops, facilitated by Lina Spyrou.
10.00am-1.00pm WELCOME for all Conference participants with Conference Websters Marion Brigantia, Katinka Soetens and the Ceremonial Circle. With introductions and WORLD TEMPLE CIRCLES with World Temple Priestesses.
DR MAKGATHI MOKWENA: AFRICAN GODDESS
The talk I will present is an exploration of the many faces of the African Goddess, guided by the following themes and questions:
- Who is the African Goddess, precisely?
- Where is She?
- Does She matter at all, and if so, in what way?
- Why are we, Her children, oblivious of Her?
- When did we forget, and why have we forgotten about Her?
It is a sad reality that we in Africa, once rich in Goddess culture, have managed to very successfully extract Her from our collective memory. We have mythologised Her into obscurity, and have left enough space for Her only within very few individuals and groups of people.
I feel an urgent need within myself to reclaim my space within Her, and to share this space with all. My complicit self-exclusion has cost me much, and it is time to fall to my knees and Honour Her, and clap my hands to Her, and call Her.
This talk is in fact a ritual performance infused with song and poetry, and some physical theatre.