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Serpent Moon

Serpent Sanctum has always carried a mission of offering the healing medicine of Serpent Energy to women everywhere, supporting divine sisterhood, feminine leadership, and creative empowerment. We are delighted and honored to be dancing forward into the activation of this vision, joining Aya Iwasaki, of AyaPapaya and facilitator of Ancient Voices and Prayers of the Womb […]

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To Dream of Serpents

One of the serpent’s favorite ways to communicate their powerful medicine is through the visionary realms of dreamtime… When a snake chooses to enter one’s consciousness in this way, it is a powerful messenger with wisdom to share. In our dream state, we are often more receptive to the subtleties and whispers of our serpent guides […]

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Asking for Permission

Try this—using your mind’s eye, imagine a room. It can be cluttered or spacious, light or dark, with windows or doors and furniture as you please. Visualize it clearly, noticing everything in the room. See all the details and greet each object with your thoughts. Notice that however full you’ve envisioned this room, you likely […]

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Thinning the Veil: Samhain 2017

Samhain (pronounced SAH-win or SOW-in) is a Gaelic-Celtic pagan festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter, beginning the “darker half” of the year. We are encouraged to turn our efforts inward to examine our Shadow places. As the old year passes and the new begins, we can see this time of darkness as the conception […]

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What is Ritual?

“It is from the primal world that living faith arises.”     ~Larry Harvey   What is Ritual? It’s a simple word—yet many of us struggle to define it, feeling uncertain or even argumentative about how it should be defined. Some people use the word confidently and easily, while others feel uncomfortable and even threatened […]

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Summer Solstice: Celebrating the Night

The summer solstice—the longest day and shortest night of the year—marks the beginning of summer and the full blossoming of bountiful energy and abundance. This season is often understood as a time of masculine energy–shining forth and projecting brilliance, youthful vigor, green growing gardens, and abundant light, heat, and activity. Yet it is important to […]

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