About this course
"She was the Mother of the Sun, Daughter of the Moon, Ruler of the Stars, and Keeper of the Earth. In the beginning, she was the whole." - Unknown
The divine personification of the planet Venus, Ishtar was the evening star setting with the sun into the underworld each night, and also the morning star rising with the sun rebirthed anew each day. Called 'The Lady of Rising', and 'The Queen of Heaven', she was deeply associated with the feminine blood mysteries, the cycles of the moon, the lion, and the eight-pointed star, which is an alchemical symbol for creation.
An ancient Middle Eastern sky-mother goddess of love, fertility, sexuality, and war, Ishtar, who was also called Inanna (Sumeria), Astarte (Greek), Ashtoreth (Phoenicia), and Ashoret (Hebrew), is thought to be the origin goddess of Neith, Isis, Hathor, Sekhmet, Shekhinah, Sophia, Astarte, Frega, Dande, Irdrani, Selene, Artemis, and Aphrodite, and her mystical journey through the seven gates into the underworld to search for her beloved is an epic tale that became the stories of Isis, and Osiris, and Demeter, and Persephone.
Ishtar's shamanic, transformative journey into the underworld required that as she passed through each of the seven gates, she was to leave an article of clothing at each one, until she stood fully naked, without earthly attachment, and without earthly power at the threshold between the worlds. This journey through the seven gates, and the shedding of clothing, or releasing of Ishtar's/woman's power is symbolic of the monthly shedding of the blood-rich uterine tissue, and the potent lunar blood that a woman releases each month. This journey is also representative of the seven earthly illusions that prevent us from seeing Divine reality; reason, knowledge, the heart/emotions, the egoic self, the senses, our desire, and our will, and it is deeply symbolic of The Goddess as She reveals Herself to the human soul, and the journey of the woman as she is revealed by The Goddess.
For me, it is the dark moon that sets the tone of the entire lunar cycle, with her mystery, and primal, wild, and untamed nature. A time of special, feminine magic, prayer, insight, meditation and stillness, it is with the dark moon's silent, unseen essence that helps us to go into the place of shadow-self, to discover who we truly are; potent, powerful, and wildly feminine women.
The descent of Ishtar into darkness, and the descent of the moon as it, too travels into darkness, and the inward, mysterious time of a woman's lunar bleeding are the inspiration for the rituals that I have created for you, in which you will journey four times for seven days each, during four powerful moon phases with ceremony, prayer, and magic into darkness, and then emerge into the light. This mystical, magical, healing, nourishing, and very spiritual journey is for all women, whether or not they are experiencing monthly bleeding, for just as the light of the moon is always shining - even when it appears dark, the essence of our lunar blood is always flowing - even when it appears to have stopped.
Come, journey with Ishtar down through the seven gates, explore the blood mysteries of the dark moon, and learn of your potent, feminine power.
- Ishtar's Descent
- How to Enjoy This Course
- Prayer For Ishtar
- Ishtar Magic
- Altar Image
- Guided Meditation MP3 (bonus)
- Guide to the Blood Mysteries of the Moon, the Elements, and the Zodiac
- The Descent
- Releasing: Seven Days of The Waning Crescent Moon
- Power of The Darkness: Seven Days of The Dark Moon
- Awakening: Seven Days of The New Moon
- Power of The Light: Seven Days of The Full Moon
- The Ascent
- Dark Moon Prayers, Activations & Initiations of Ishtar (bonus)
- The course is self-study - you may begin your rituals at any time.
- PDF lessons.
- A link for the recording of your bonus guided meditation.
I am so excited that you will be joining me for this very special offering...and I know that it's very goddess-like to change your mind, but please note that once your payment processes, it is not refundable.
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