2019 Temple Dedication Aloha Daughters of the Goddess At the start of the year, we are beginning to plan for 2019. We are excited to get your wheels turning and invite you to join us as we come together to celebrate the Daughters of the Goddess Temple Dedication Ritual. This is the festival season of renewal with our High Holy Day Imbolc. Celebrate our 17th Annual Temple Dedication &Goddesses Artemis, Bridget and Laka Saturday, February 2, 2019, 7:30 p.m.Waning Moon in Capricorn, Sun in Aquarius Concord Locale/ Directions Given Upon RSVP$15 first time/$30 regular exchange With the cold and rain, it’s hard to know that the beginning of Spring is on its way. That is why we celebrate the High Holiday of Imbolc. This festival is halfway between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. It is a festival of hearth and home, and a celebration of the lengthening days and the early signs of spring. Celebrations often involve hearth fires, special foods, divination, candles and/or bonfires, initiations, and dedications. Fire and purification are an important part of the festival. The lighting of candles and fires represent the return of warmth and the increasing power of the Sun. During this time of year, it is traditional to make, or renew, Spiritual commitments. At the Daughters of the Goddess Temple Dedication Ceremony we come together to devote to, and learn more about, the Aloha Dianic Tradition ~ and deepen our spiritual connection to the Goddess through ritual ~ for a year and day. Our Temple is a unique mix of Hawaiian Spiritual traditions and Dianic Witchcraft. This is the time to dive in and learn more about the Goddesses, Daughters of Goddess Temple and the Temple Mission. The Temple Mission Statement is, “Daughters of the Goddess is an Aloha-Dianic, Womyn-only Goddess Temple dedicated in the Spirit of Aloha to the preservation, perpetuation and promotion of Goddess & Indigenous cultures, public ceremony, ritual and Womyn’s Mysteries.” We circle around an Altar built for three of our Temple’s main Goddesses: Artemis, Bridget and Laka. Imbolc is a time of dedication to spirituality and we do that together as sisters. For this ceremony, we wear all white clothing and a head wreath/haku lei of greenery and/or flowers. Please bring a white candle in a glass jar that has been decorated for your dedication. This candle will continue the energy throughout the year. This year the 2019 Witch School Class will be Initiated at our Dedication Ritual. This is a time for us as Community to support, celebrate, and welcome them as witches. Our Witch School students have been on an in-depth study with Kahuna Leilani and High Guardian Priestess Patrice. The students are crossing the threshold to be named publicly as witches in the Aloha-Dianic tradition. There are quite a few preparation details that womyn will need in advance of the ritual. Please RSVP as soon as possible and not later than January 25, 2019. Looking forward to dancing in the New Year of Dedication with you. Blessed Be,Kahuna Leilani Please see our participation page for information on attending our rituals/ceremonies.