Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Walking with Mary

Walk with Mary for thirty days



When you pray to Mary, mother of Jesus, you pray, without knowing it,
to the World Mother in her many forms. -  The Mists of Avalon

You are invited to join me and the Temple of Mary in a 30 day practice with the metaphor, Sacred Presence and iconography of Blessed Mary.  
We will start on Saturday 7 September 2019 

You can participate wherever you are and you can spend as much time as you can afford to on the daily practise.  The month of Walking with Mary will include special prayers, contemplation, spiritual exercises and tools to uncover your own Sacred Heart and strengthen your relationship with 
the Blessed Mother Mary.

This is a free event and open to everyone
If you are interested, please go to my blog
http://bookofmarysacredheart.blogspot.com
for more details and posts.


We will consecrate our decks and we will set up a special Walking with Mary altar.  

Go to my blog The Temple of Mary and subscribe on the right hand side under the tab 'subscribe by email' and you will receive weekly blog posts setting out the teachings of Mary and her many roles;  I will share sacred healing practises with you and you will receive instructions on how to do the Silent Heart meditation and how to receive the Sacred Heart diksha which you will practise on a daily basis.

You will experience the flowering of peace and joy and you will see the changes in your personal life unfold as you walk these thirty days with Mary.


The Temple of Mary at https://bookofmarysacredheart.blogspot.com

blessings
Hettienne

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Brigid/Brigit/Bride - Goddess of the Hearth and Forge


The year after I found Mary's Well in Glastonbury, I attended the International Goddess Conference in Glastonbury - the first of many to follow. That year the focus was on Bridie or Brigid and her swan. If you have been following the story, you will know that Hestea/Vesta led me to St Brigit and Michael's Tower in Glastonbury.

I stayed in the same bed n breakfast and this time I shared the space with two nuns devoted to St Brigit. From them I learnt that Brigit is also known as Brede or Mary of the Gael! You may remember my mention of the one book that made such an incredible impact on my life. I read 'In this House of Brede' by Rumer Godden when I was fourteen - I still own that copy. I have given many books away since, but never that one. I could not explain to you why the book was so important, other than that I always felt that there was a story behind the words that only I could 'see'.

When those nuns told me that Brede was St Brigit, the key fitted the door and the following year I travelled to Kildare, Ireland to the sanctuary of St Brigit, Mary of the Gael.