Tuesday 1st - Sunday 6th August 2017

Tuesday 1st - Sunday 6th August 2017

Celebrating Goddess in Her many forms and names as

Goddesses of the World

with Fringe events from Saturday 29th July

Welcome to the 22nd

Glastonbury Goddess Conference

Glastonbury Goddess Conference

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The final programme for the Goddess Conference is now available – you can download it here. We recommend checking this before you make your booking.

 

TUESDAY 1st August

Welcoming Goddesses of the World

Morning

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.

Followed by:

KATINKA & MARION: HER-STORY of the WORLD
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.

DEVOTIONAL PRAYER AND SONG

Afternoon

2.30-5.00pm CEREMONIAL PREPARATION FOR THE CONFERENCE Journey with your Temple Circle through different ceremonial spaces to receive the blessings of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space in preparation for tonight’s Opening Ceremony and for the whole Conference.

Evening

7.30pm CONFERENCE OPENING CEREMONY – WELCOMING THE GODDESSES of the WORLD. Facilitated by Ceremonial Circle of Priestesses of Avalon: ANNABEL DU BOULAY, ANNA-SAQQARA PRICE, GINA WILLOW, KATHY JONES, KATINKA SOETENS, LUNA SILVER, MARION BRIGANTIA, SALLY PULLINGER, & SHARLEA SPARROW, with World Temple Priestesses & Temple Circles.
Dance from IRANZU GONAZPI& SAUCCO DE TRIVIA, IRIS LICAN & LILA NUIT. Poetry from ROSE FLINT. Music & Circle Dance.