There is a growing awareness in our world of how unbalanced we have become and how deep the healing necessary for our species to survive. This is reflected in the great wounding the feminine has received at the hands of the human race, expressed in different ways in different cultures across time which has harmed women and men in equal measure. The Divine Feminine needs to be brought forward and restored to Her place of honor in balance with the Divine Masculine for true and deep healing to occur. Many people are finding themselves called to work with the Feminine and Masculine to restore health to our world, and to usher in a time of greater peace and harmony for all.
The Sanctuary of the Divine Feminine grew from a vision granted Irishwoman Siobhán (shavonne) MacMahon of a community of those called to serve and work with the Divine Feminine to bring it into balance with the Divine Masculine, from many different paths and traditions , who come together to serve Her in whatever way She calls to each of them. Working from our own homes and altars we engage in practice as solitaries yet are connected to the larger group and engage in discourse, mutual help and support. The Sanctuary was given in a Celtic context as that is the path and tradition of the founder but each individual works with and honors whichever aspect of the Divine calls to them from whatever tradition they work with. The common factor is the use of a Harmony Bowl, handmade specifically for us, which contains the four sacred elements-the pottery for earth, the well for water, the central well for the sacred flame and the oxygen to keep the flame burning. We work on a lunar cycle, each participant keeping a watch sundown to sundown in the old Celtic way of counting the days, and during that time we strive to embody the qualities of our chosen Deity as best we can. Details of how this works can be found in the Mission Statement.
We invite all those who feel called to this work to contact us. Please explain why you are interested. The Sanctuary is open to both women and men as it is only through balance between the two that our world can be healed.