Yeshe Matthewsis creating Mt Shasta Goddess Temple
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Mandala of the Moon members of the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple receive weekday divinations, invitations to participate in monthly online Full Moon and Dark Moon ceremonies, and access to current writings from Temple Priestess Yeshe Matthews. You also receive advance invitation to attend in-person Temple retreats and events, which are discounted for members.
Mandala of the Sun members who sponsor the Temple's work at this level will receive weekday divinations, invitations to participate in monthly online Full Moon and Dark Moon ceremonies, and access to current writings from Temple Priestess Yeshe Matthews. You also receive advance invitation to attend in-person Temple retreats and events, which are discounted for members. Mandala of the Sun members also receive personal text and email support from Priestess Yeshe, and a free digital copy of the book PRIESTESS: Maxims for Sacred Service, when it is published.
Our eco-feminist Temple honors the Earth, especially beloved Mt Shasta and her sacred waters, as the Mother of All. We make pilgrimages to sacred wells, healing springs, and other holy sites to help us re-member the ancient future of the Goddess on Earth.
We welcome Goddess and women's spirituality practitioners from any geographic location to become members of the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple, and offer several different ways to connect with Temple classes, projects, and rituals.
Projects of the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple that are free and open to the public include:
Goddess Without Borders
Facebook group for sharing stories of women's leadership & empowerment as well as goddess research and mythos. A mostly non-commercial and very supportive group.
A Facebook group for the community of participants in Yeshe's daily online Kuan Yin Practice Monday-Friday at 8:30am Pacific.
The Witch's Garden
A Facebook group and in-person karma yoga experience at The Temple. Together, we learn about magical and mythic uses of plant medicine and the formation of relationships with plant allies. Sharing herbal recipes, home remedies, and lore.
The Temple also offers special services for members who join this Patreon:
Each weekday Yeshe posts a divination for the Temple using the oracle deck of the month related to our 12-Goddess Mandala, Mayan calendar, Odu of the day, and lunar information.
Mandala of the Moon
Monthly online video ceremonies around our Temple's monthly lunar themes, featuring meditations, roundtable sharing, shamanic journeys, animal spirits, and connection with our guides, Full Moon ceremonies are for all, and Dark Moon ceremonies are for wombyn. Open to members who donate at the $5 level or above on this Patreon.
Writings, Perks, and Prayer Services
Yeshe shares excepts from her writings, photos from her pilgrimages, and perks such as vials of water gathered at holy places, bracelets made with intention, and other gifts. She also carries prayers and petitions to sacred sites for members of the Temple.
Mandala of the Sun
We host local in-person events near the equinoxes, solstices, and monthly Temple holy days. Our gatherings feature divination, chanting, singing, crafts, and devotional activities. Open to all members of the Temple, plus some events are open to the public.
Text and email support for day-to-day prayer requests and personal needs is available to members of the Temple who support this Patreon at the $10 Mandala of the Sun level or above.
Order of the Black Madonna
Devotees of the holy mother, creating interfaith community service initiatives and contemplative practices. Join the $15 Order of the Black Madonna tier of the Temple to participate in this group. Membership dues from this tier go to support Black & Indigenous Women of Color having rejuvenating and healing retreats in Mt Shasta.
Mandala of Stars I & II
Yeshe prepares and lights a one or two novena candles for you each month on the Temple altar, and sends a report about how it burned. Open to members of the Temple who support this Patreon at the $25 or $40 Mandala of the Stars levels.
Skydancer Center for Female Mysticism
Offers local and online classes, workshops, lectures, ceremonies, and gatherings that support women’s mysteries, rituals, and ways of knowing. Special focus is placed on practices rooted in the female body, its unique rites of passage, and its intuitive nature. Some events are open to all, others are women only.
Personal, monthly divination or consultation sessions with Yeshe to discuss life, priestesshood, spiritual growth, or related topics are available for Temple members who support this Patreon at the $108 level or above. This is a great option for those who are in times of transformation, for those who want to go deeper with Woman Shaman Priestess Training, or those who are leaders or healers and need sacred space with another experienced practitioner to talk about issues that arise.
The Temple also supports other religious and cultural organizations that promote women's leadership and spirituality:
The Mt Shasta Goddess Temple sponsors 4 seasonal fundraisers per year that benefit women and girls. Past recipients include: Jnanasukha, The Winnemem Wintu Tribe,MISS SEY: Motivating, Inspiring, Serving, & Supporting Sexually-Exploited Youth, and Black Mamas Matter Alliance.
Please join the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple Patreon today, and let's take the journey of this work and Goddess consciousness together. Blessings from our Temple at the foot of the sacred mountain.