Lakshmi, Goddess of Beauty, Abundance, Prosperity, Love and Contentment!
Please join Laura Amazzone on this New Moon as we celebrate Lakshmi. The October 30 New Moon marks a very special Hindu holy day, Diwali, honoring the light and Shakti of the Divine Mother Lakshmi. Diwali means “row of light/ lamps.” It is a five-night festival that begins on the dark moon in late October or November each year and honors the Goddess of Harmony, Beauty, Wealth and Abundance. Every home, building, and temple displays rows of lights to symbolically and literally dispel darkness and invite the Goddess’ blessings into that place. In the northern hemisphere, Diwali marks the gateway into the coming winter season. This lunar-based festival invites the Goddess of Light and Abundance to bless us, and our communities throughout the winter months.
Live Teaching and Ritual is at 8pm eastern on October 30, 2016 – Archive available for replay after. The ritual is offered via webinar on Mystery School of the Goddess. A question and answer session is available after the ritual meditation.
For the ritual:
Please have a red, pink and/or gold cloth you can use as an altar cloth, 3 candles (tea lights are great), a small bowl or round vessel filled with water, a stick of incense, a lighter or matches, a bell, chimes and/or singing bowl. Other altar items: silver and gold coins, money, cowry shells, flowers, good smelling offerings, fruit, nuts, any symbols of abundance!
All altar items are optional. You can also do the ritual as a meditation and visualization.
Goddess Durga and Sacred Female Power by Laura Amazzone
Hindu Goddesses by David Kinsley
Shakti Coloring Book by Ekabhumi Charles Ellik
The Living Goddess by Linda Johnsen
Lola & Lalita Altar & Intention Cards and JAI MAA bumper stickers