Sacred Cats: A Magic and Historical presentation
February 19, 2017, 1:30pm
This is a presentation and ritual honoring the Divine feline! Cats have been considered sacred and powerful creatures in various cultures all over the world, throughout ancient to contemporary times. We will look at the history of how cats have been revered and treated, and the special relationship that we hold with these magical beings. We will close with a short ritual honoring cat deities and invoking loyalty. This will be held in the San Juan Room. Admission for the PantheaCon conference is required.
Sekhmet Empowerment Ritual
September 18, 2016, 3pm, Pagan Pride Day and Harvest Festival
8990 Kruitoff Way, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Sekhmet, the ancient Egyptian Lion Goddess, is the deity that represents power, strength, and healing. We will have a short lecture on Sekhmet. Everyone will reflect about their sense of personal power. The ritual will begin, and includes disclaiming and releasing that which holds one back (negative messages, destructive tendencies, fear), walking through a veil (overcoming an obstacle), receiving blessings, and roaring and growling to claim one’s power!
Honoring the Ancestors Ritual
Mountain View Cemetery, 5000 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
A gathering will be held to share stories about loved ones that have passed, and prayers and a ritual blessing will be offered. An altar will be created to honor the beloved dead. This is a free family-friendly event.
- Body Mapping workshop: Our body is a reflection of the Divine. This workshop focuses on body image and integrating healing, positive messages and gender identity to overcome negative messages, wounding, and socio-culturally assigned gender roles. Body maps will be made by participants and shared in a group setting, with feedback and support for each. Facilitated discussion on self-image, distorted body image, cultural beauty ideals, gender roles, and personal empowerment, and a ritual blessing will be included. Love your body as the God/Goddess!
- Exploring the Lover Within Flirtation workshop: There are many kinds of archetypal energies that are associated with being a Lover, to connect with others, and know pleasure. This is an interactive workshop open to those who wish to expand and hone their flirtation and communication styles. A diversity of archetypes will be utilized, such as the ingenue, the coquette, the vixen, and the bombshell. People will be set in small groups to role-play with these archetypes, observe, and give each other feedback.Personal boundaries and safety will also be addressed. Come and let your inner lover out to play!
- Dancing with the Elements Bellydance Show: This year’s show is themed “Dancing with the Elements” doing bellydance performances that represent the various elements of air, fire, water, earth, and ether. There will be numerous dancers featured, utilizing diverse dance styles, costumes, and music from all
over the world. Each performance will be unique, and a sacred homage to an element. Doors close at start time.
Isis Sacred Healing RitualFriday, February 12th, 2016
San Jose Doubletree, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110
Isis was the goddess of life in Ancient Egypt. She was the diety that represented vitality, fertility, prosperity and healing. This ritual will be a safe and sacred space to invite and co-create energies for healing, release and acceptance. Please bring an intention of suffering and grief that you wish to let go of, and awareness of emotional and energetic wounding that you wish to heal. Priestess Astarte, who is a trained shamanic healer and reiki practitioner, will be facilitating. Some light music and chanting will also be included. This event will be held in the Cedar Room at the Doubletree Hotel, as part of the Pantheacon Conference, at 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110. You must pay conference registration to enter the ritual.
Sarah Astarte Featured on Spotlite Radio
Spotlite Radio presents Sarah Astarte, spiritual guidance and counselor for Inner Fire Spiritual Guidance.
Talks on love: An interview
February 10th, 2013. This radio interview was about love and relationships.
Available for listening here.