When – Sat 24th April, 2021
Where – Muses of Mystery
Time 11.00 – 2.00
The Great Goddess was the original, and only, deity of humankind from the dawn of time up until
around 3000 BCE, when Goddess-oriented cultures were conquered by patriarchal, warlike
worshippers of a sky god. Late Bronze Age Minoan Crete (1750–1490 BCE) is considered to be the
Goddess culture’s final flowering. According to Goddess History, Crete exhibits the last gasp of the
feminine values associated with Goddess culture before it was wiped out by warlike, patriarchal
Mycenaean Greeks. Before this time Minoan Crete was peaceful, worshipped the Great Goddess and
her Dying and Rising Consort (who was also her son), and women and nature were respected.
Join Dr Caroline Tully in a workshop on ancient Minoan religion, focussing on the Snake Goddess. On
the island of Crete the snake appears in the worship of the female deity more repeatedly than
anywhere else in the Mediterranean. Ancient artifacts have been unearthed that portray the
Goddess or Her priestesses holding snakes in their hands or with them coiled about their bodies,
revealing that they were an integral part of the religious rituals. Through images, discussion, and
practical trance exercises, contemporary approaches to Minoan religion will be revealed.
Caroline has a background in various traditions of witchcraft and magick. She has written for many
Pagan and occult publications and was a feature writer for Australia’s Witchcraft Magazine for six
years. Caroline is also an archaeologist who studies ancient Mediterranean Pagan religions as well as
their manifestation in the modern world. She has many areas of interest including ancient religions,
the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Thelema and contemporary Paganisms, particularly
Witchcraft and Pagan Reconstructionism.
The presenter: Caroline Tully is interested in the practical side of magic and has been a modern
Witch since 1985. She has written for many Pagan and occult publications and was a feature
writer for Australia’s Witchcraft Magazine for six years. Caroline is also an archaeologist who
studies ancient Mediterranean Pagan religions and their manifestation in the modern world.
Places are limited with covid restrictions in practice.
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