A Year of the Nine Mothers

with Christopher Penczak and the Temple of Witchcraft Community

Ancient and renewed, the Goddess regenerates her forms again and again to meet her people. In the Temple of Witchcraft, we seek a modern interpretation of the Great Mother Goddess through her most primal roots. Through an exploration of the Stone Age “Venus” images of the Goddess, we shall seek the wisdom of the Nine Mothers, the Primal Goddess divided by the triads of incarnation in flesh, planetary life, and the cosmos. Each holy lady embodies an aspect of the matrix of creation. All of the Mothers are envisioned in a temple cave, and each has her own correspondences with Neolithic art, stones, herbs, stars, sounds, poetry, sacred waters, and magickal powers. Each is associated with a ray of Will, Love, or Wisdom.

Every month, we will honor a different Mother Goddess and explore their cultus in devotion and ritual. We will even seek the difficult Mothers of Illness, the sources of our imbalance and disease to better know our healing. Listen to the tale of the great escape and the creation of the temples of the deep Earth, sanctuaries in times of worldly trouble. Seek the wisdom, healing, and guidance of the Nine Mothers as mediated by the inner order priesthood of the Timeless Tradition. The year culminates with a deep visionary journey into the Temple of the Nine Mothers, bringing together our devotion, exploration, and magick as an initiatory catalyst in the Mystery of the Nine Mothers.

All are welcome. No previous experience is required although a basic understanding of guided meditation, ritual such as the magick circle, and simple magickal crafting is encouraged prior to taking this course.

A fundraiser for the Temple of Witchcraft Community Center. All proceeds go to support our building fund.

All classes are at 7 – 10 pm Eastern via Zoom. Recordings will be available for those who cannot attend live.

  • November 21, 2023 – Lesson One: Who Are the Mothers?
  • December 19, 2023 – Lesson Two: Blood Mother
  • January 16, 2024 – Lesson Three: Bear Mother
  • February 20, 2024 – Lesson Four: Bird Mother
  • March 20, 2024 – Lesson Five: The Mothers of Illness and the Mothers of Healing
  • April 16, 2024 – Lesson Six: First Mothers
  • May 14 (was May 21), 2024 – Lesson Seven: Green Mother
  • June 18, 2024 – Lesson Eight: Deep Mother
  • July 16, 2024 – Lesson Nine: Stone Mother
  • August 20, 2024 – Lesson Ten: Sea Mother
  • September 17, 2024 – Lesson Eleven: Star Mother
  • October 15, 2024 – Lesson Twelve: The Temple of the Nine Mothers

A Temple of Witchcraft Red Ray continuing education program, counting as 3 CEUs for ordained ministers. Unlike degree mystery school courses, there is no mandatory homework to report, but a community sharing of ideas and experiences. Those ordained ministers seeking CEU accreditation will be asked to submit a short paper on their experience at the end of the year.

Registration: Use the Year of the Nine Mothers online form to register.

Price: $350. Use the Nine Mothers Product in the Temple Class Store to pay online. Please inquire about payment plans, work study, and scholarship at [email protected].


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