Study the Goddess
If you are interested in joining the next Study Group
Contact Amanda 0409584715
Claim your super powers of intelligence, love and creativity through honouring the Goddess in you. Open to unexplored parts of your self and claim the fullness of who you are becoming...a radiant, powerful, loving goddess at home in her skin, in her life and in the world.
Since meeting the Wisdom Goddesses of Yoga, manifestations of the Divine Feminine in India many years ago. I visited a temple that had a special wing dedicated to the Goddess in all her forms...many of them would normally be considered socially unacceptable and even downright scary. Just the idea that there was a goddess dedicated to ageing and decline for example, or one wearing a necklace of human skulls, or one who was able to paralyse one's tongue!
I became so absorbed and inspired by the liberation these unusual divine personalities offered, I began an earnest study of their myths, meanings, practices, mantras and meditations.
The benefits of the practices were so visceral, enriching and uplifting, they overflowed into every area of my life. My perception of life completely changed...for the better. As I am not one who can contain such positivity for long, I naturally had to share my experience and its' source.
While preparing a research project, I reached out to my Yoga community with an invitation to join the first Goddess Study Group.
We met on Zoom every week for 12 weeks and worked through the wonderful book 'Awakening Shakti" by the inspiring teacher and writer Sally Kempton. The result of that research project is a beautiful book titled
"the Way of the Goddess" - a modern guide to ancient feminine spirituality.
At the end of the 3 months we decided that the experience was so uplifting, enlightening and inspiring that we would continue. And so we continue our journey.
"Who is the Goddess? She is simply not a vibration or frequency. She is a Mega- Divine female, the Mother divine, the counterpart of God the father. Without the Goddess, the world does not exist. She is the ultimate power who is in charge of everything. She is the power of your consciousness. Your consciousness is feminine."
Dr Baskaram Pillai
If you would like to :-
Delve into the ancient tantric teachings of the Wisdom Goddesses of Yoga
Integrate some disowned or diminished aspects of your own Goddess self
Discover the relevance of the goddesses in your everyday life.
Explore deeper aspects of your Divine nature
Empower your full capacity to live, love, create, embody your Shakti
Enjoy philosophical discussions with like minded people
Understand and embrace your deeper feelings
Practice the Mantra for each Goddess
Live a wise, loving abundant and creative life
Next Study Group Dates TBC. We will work through my new book "The Way of the Goddess".
12 weekly calls to help transform, empower and inspire you.
When you join a Goddess Study Group you join a sanga of fellow travellers who share stories, perspectives and experiences. It is a rich and rewarding experience.
Each week you will:
Read a chapter of the book (at home)
Practice the Goddess Meditations in that chapter if you can
Practice a Goddess Mantra each week
On Group call you will:-
Share your experience of the chapter reading, mantra practice and meditation
Discuss elements of the reading you found meaningful in your life and why
These comments are taken from hand written notes with permission of 10 participants who preferred to remain anonymous
What participants shared about their experiences of the last Goddess Study Group
DURGA - the Invincible One, Goddess of Protection
"I'm owning how too much 'niceness' hampers my ability to create good boundaries"
"I've become aware of how I tend to get lost in my emotions as a safety net and as a way of avoiding responsibility."
"I feel so much more decisive and connected to my power"
Laxmi - Goddess of love, light, beauty, abundance, wealth, worth
"I notice I have a resistance to receiving by constantly overdoing for others and abandoning myself. this make s me feel hard and I struggle to feel soft when life is hard"
"I am seeing and recognising more and more the beauty and abundance all around me"
"In the meditation on Laxmi, I felt my my throat open up and head tip back ...I felt as if I was being fed with divine nectar and filled up with light"
Kali - Goddess of transformation
"I felt a little scared but liberation is the most obvious feeling - I am really able to own certain truths about myself"
"Initially I felt afraid but came to enjoy the immense inner space. I found that inner darkness to be deeply nourishing"
"Being able to surrender one's contractions of the ego is both humbling and enormously relieving"
Parvati - Goddess of Sacred Marriage and Divine Will
"Parvati imparts a real strength of Divine Will - rejecting limitations and saying no to obstacles and objections ....I never realised I carried so much of her in me."
After practising her mantra I connected to a sense of longing for relationship I had buried long ago
Saraswati- Godddess of wisdom, flow, creativity, art music and technology
"I noticed my communication skills really improved. I was able to bring up a difficult topic with my husband and have a really opening discussion about it. "
"I became very organised and focussed and surprisingly handled a new computer software without any drama....everything just flowed