30 November 2021

Be Aware of a Duplicate Account

It has been brought to my attention that there is another Facebook account entitled TEMPLE OF THE DARK MOON that links to this web page. 

Despite duplicating a number of my photographs taken of Temple events, this other Facebook account has a male image as the cover image as well as a number of posts with Arabic looking writing on it.

It is not clear whether this account is a genuine duplicate of name or an attempt to tap into the Temple's identity due to the duplication of photos as well as it linking to this blog account.

Please note that this secondary account is NOT the authentic account for the Temple of the Dark Moon, based in Adelaide, South Australia, established c.1997.

This blog page is NOT IN OPERATION.  The Temple of the Dark Moon's web page can be found here.

15 January 2018

Revamped Web Site Up and Running

It has been a long time coming but finally time has been found to revamp the Temple of the Dark Moon's web site.

While there are still a few formatting as well as other minor glitches to iron out over the coming weeks, overall, however, the end result is workable and, I hope, easy to follow.

The revamped web site can be found here.

With the web site now operational, it would be recommended that anyone wishing to receive updates on events and/or my blog posts, to subscribe to the blog on the web page as activity on this blog will no doubt lessen.

Blessings, Frances

30 January 2015

Lughnasadh - the Wake of the Lord of the Grain

Lughnasadh / Lammas / Harvest
As the Wheel of the Year turns once more, those of us residing south of the equator find ourselves at the gateway to the Autumn months and the darker months of the year.  Ironically, however, this gateway tends to herald in the hottest weather as if the sun is determined to cleanse and purify the southern lands through the element of fire before its departure is well and truly noticed.
Traditionally the Sabbat celebrated is that of the first harvest, Lughnasadh (from the Irish Gaelic LĂșnasa) or Lammas (from the Anglo-Saxon hlaf-mas, "loaf-mass") and when "the feast of the first fruits" was observed.  In the agricultural year, Lughnasadh or Lammas also marked the end of the hay making season that had commenced as early as mid Summer.

01 December 2011

The Power of Language

At this time of the year, I find it interesting how many people who confess that they are Pagans throughout the year start becoming "Christianised" and celebrate Christmas.  The reasoning behind this personally escapes me as being a Pagan, the only festival I acknowledge is the upcoming Solstice, and being in the Southern Hemisphere, this is the Summer Solstice, unlike my northern counterparts who will soon be celebrating the Winter Solstice, or Yule.

27 November 2011

Connection with the Divine

Performing a Hindu puja ritual is a wonderful way to experience
direct communication with the divine.

Forging a spiritual connection with the divine is the ultimate goal of many forms of worship. In our devotions, we transcend the limitations of our humanity using prayers, rituals, and invocations, or we seek the celestial in sacred items such as statuary, imagery, or natural objects. In the Hindu tradition, worshipers bond with the divine through the puja ritual. The purpose of the ritual is to create an atmosphere in which humans and spiritual beings can enjoy communion with one another.

Though participants show reverence for their chosen deities, puja serves to bring the former and the latter together on an energetic level. Performing a puja ritual is thus a wonderful way to experience direct communication with the divine.

23 November 2011

Perceiving the Infinite - Using Your Psychic Gifts

People often have difficulty accepting tha
they have been blessed with psychic abilities.

Psychic experiences are a natural part of our everyday lives. People often have difficulty accepting that they have been blessed with psychic abilities because without a frame of reference it is almost impossible to identify an extrasensory experience and to distinguish psychic sights, sounds, and sensations from the projects of the unconscious mind. To some extent, every human being on the planet is clairvoyant, clairaudient, and clairsentient, although most people discover that they are naturally adept at one more than the others.

20 November 2011

The Ripple Effect of a Virtuous Cycle

Your thoughts and actions are like stones dropped into still waters, causing ripples to spread as they move outward.

In a world of six billion people, it is easy to believe that the only way to initiate profound transformation is to take extreme action. Each of us, however, carries within us the capacity to change the world in small ways for better or worse. Everything we do and think affects the people in our lives, and their reactions in turn affect others. As the effect of a seemingly insignificant word passes from person to person, its impact grows and can become a source of great joy, inspiration, anxiety, or pain. Your thoughts and actions are like stones dropped into still waters, causing ripples to spread and expand as they move outward.

10 November 2011

Remembrance Day

At 5.00 am on 11 November 1918, three German Government representatives accepted the Armistice terms presented to them by an allied commander, General Foch of the French Army. The demands of the Armistice included the withdrawal of German forces to the east bank of the Rhine within 30 days; immediate cessation of warfare; and surrender of the German fleet and all heavy guns with no further negotiations until the signing of the peace treaty.

The armistice became effective at 11:00 am the same day, and as the guns fell silent on the Western Front in France and Belgium, four years of hostilities ended.

Remembrance Day is observed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. To acknowledge this important anniversary an one minute's silence is held to remember the sacrifice made by all involved, the armed forces as well as civilians in time of war.

23 October 2011

An Unwavering Connection to the Infinite

Your worth is not a product of your intelligence, your talent, your looks
or how much you have accomplished.

Though much of who and what we are changes as we journey through life, our inherent worth remains constant. While the term self-worth is often used interchangeably with self-esteem, the two qualities are inherently different. Self-esteem is the measure of how you feel about yourself at a given moment in time. Your worth, however, is not a product of your intelligence, your talent, your looks, your good works, or how much you have accomplished. Rather it is immeasurable and unchanging manifestation of your eternal and infinite oneness with the universe. It represents the cornerstone of the dual foundations of optimism and self-belief.

30 September 2011

Conscious Decisions - Going Against What Is Popular

Because an idea or way of doing things is popular
does not mean it is right for everyone.

Just because an idea or way of doing things is popular does not mean it is right for everyone. However, part of the way that something becomes popular is that many of us do not take the time to determine what’s right for us; we simply do what most of the people we know are doing. In this way, our decisions about life are made by default, which means they are not what we call conscious decisions. There may be many other options available, but we do not always take the time to explore them.

This may be the result of feeling overwhelmed or pressured by family, peers, and humanity at large, to do things their way, the way things have always been done.

Regardless of the cause, it is important that, as often as we can, we decide for ourselves what to do with our lives rather than just drift along on the current of popular opinion.