Dancing In The Moonlight

You’ve recently seen a picture of my Tracey, so I thought I’d post one of the other three this week. From left, Tia, Titus, and Talion! See how Titus closes his eyes? That’s our “game” we play whenever I’m in front of the cage. I close my eyes, and they close their eyes – at least, they do when they’re relaxed. Apparently Titus was, whilst Tia and Talion were still checking out the potentially scary iPhone in my hand.
It’s less than a month to the start of the “13 Moons – A Goddess Journey Through The Year” e-course for the Southern hemisphere (i.e., Australia, New Zealand, the South of South America and Africa, and parts of Asia)! I haven’t had much feedback from people in “Down Under” so I’d love to hear from you folks. Are you considering the course? Any further questions? Do drop me a line or comment on this blog post, your feedback means a lot.
I took a little trip down memory lane this week and I thought I’d share some of that with you. It’s about my inspirations for the 13 Moons course, because I didn’t just dream it all up on my own! This particular concept is mine but I have taken ideas from other people. One of them is Marian Green who suggests a 13-moon journey towards becoming a witch in her book “A Witch Alone”. I followed much of that structure in the year leading up to my Dedication and found I resonated naturally with the 13-moons concept.
The other, stronger influence was German writer and sorceress Luisa Francia whose book “Mond, Tanz, Magie” (“Moon, Dance, Magic”) was one of my earliest contacts with paganism. The book suggests a different goddess for each of the 13 moons of a year, and a dance connected with her. It’s thoroughly magical and has stayed with me throughout the years, like most of Luisa Francia’s writings – she is quite an amazing woman, a true Wise One.
I like the concept of one goddess per moon so I’ve incoporated that into my course. But that was just the basic concept and I expanded from there. My “13 Moons” ecourse is a year-long journey with four email lessons per moon cycle, and once every month the lesson contains information about a moon goddess from somewhere around the world, and a practical assignment associated with that goddess. The other three lessons of that moon cycle will contain other information and more practical assignments, which can take the shape of meditations, walks in nature, dances, crafting, and lots more.
All of it is in tune with the current moon phase at the time you receive the lesson so that over the year, you will more and more live with the cycles of nature and the moon. That’s the basic idea, and so far my “Northern” course seems to enjoy the journey!
Will you be on board this time around?
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I do love synchronicity! Shận posted a blog about Walking Your Talk just as I wrote about consistency too. It’s amazing and very in-depths, warmly recommended.
Helena and Laurie both miss Bray, and I thought how awesome it would be to have them both here! Laurie’s blog is always worth visiting; this week she wrote about being “out” as a witch.
Have a beautiful week, everyone!

15 thoughts on “Dancing In The Moonlight

  1. When I first read Marian Green, I heaved a sigh and thought “Finally an author who GETS it” 🙂 I recommend her to every new person interested in witchcraft.

  2. HUG! Thank you for the shout out Sibylle! I'm ten dozen smiles right now lol

    You should see my copy of “A Witch Alone” It has NO cover, front or back and is hi-lighted all throughout, has writing in the margins and scores of words underlined (misplaced the hi-lighter at some point I guess)

    It's a mess but I still like to read through it sometimes 🙂

  3. It's such a nourishing, beautiful book, isn't it? And I agree with Linda that it's great for beginners, but at the same time it's a book I keep coming back to and re-reading. I actually gave away my first copy of it and now I have a new pristine one because I of course had to re-buy it 🙂

  4. Hi Sibylle!! I just found you and although I am not familiar with the books you mentioned, I am always up to learn new things! I love the goddesses, so I will be checking out your insights! Thanks for sharing who you are with the world!

  5. Have you read West Country Wicca? I think the author is named Rhiannon but I can't remember. Lovely book. Green's books is also fabulous.

    Love your budgies. I used to raise them. Had one fly in the window once. He was named Paco (once we couldn't find the owner) and he traveled in my car with his cockatiel buddy. I surprised many a drive-thru attendant. 😀

  6. Hi Joy, thanks for stopping by! I'd love to have on board with the next 13 Moons course – there's one for the Northern hemisphere starting in December 🙂
    Much love! xx

  7. I haven't read that actually, making notes here! Thanks you 🙂
    When I was a child, we had quite a few budgies. My sister once charmed one out of a tree, we couldn't find the owner either. He could talk and we taught him to say our address in case he ever went wandering again!

  8. Hello Sibylle
    Thank you for these links, I am off to try and find those books now! And look at your 13 Moons course.
    I also think it is genius to teach a budgie its address!

  9. I hope you'll like what you find! Let me know if you have any questions 🙂
    A few months ago I read a story about a Japanese woman whose budgie had escaped and clearly states his full address when he was picked up. He was happily reunited with his owner!
    Much love xx

  10. Ahh your budgies are so lucky to have you as their mum 🙂 You'll might see some wild ones while you're visiting down here, I occasionally see them in my garden. Love your 'news from the tribe' section, what a great idea! Hope to see you when you venture down under x

  11. *If* I ever make it to Australia, I'll definitely get in touch! I sure hope I'll manage it one day, I've always wanted to see wild budgies – I often watch YouTube videos of encounters people have with them 🙂

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