At Imbolc 2019, on Monday February 4 February, a Circle of Oracle Priestesses and Priests of Avalon are initiating the Oracle of the Lady of Avalon at Goddess House. Together we will create and hold a Ceremonial Oracular Space in which the Oracle of the Lady of Avalon will be present and will answer questions from those who approach Her with honour.
The earliest Oracles in Greece were Priestess Sybils who spoke directly for the Earth Mother Ge or Gaia, from deep inside caves within Her body, the Earth. They embodied the Nymphs and Muses who inspired the people. At Delphi Priestess Oracles first spoke for Ge in trance, sitting on a high rocky outcrop, or above a crack in the volcanic rock from which intoxicating gases emerged. In classical times as the patriarchal gods took over the ancient places of the Goddess, the Sun god Apollo killed the chthonic female Python or Earth Serpent and claimed Delphi for himself. Throughout classical times travelers came from far and wide to consult the Pythia, the Priestess of the Oracle, whose mumbled words were then ‘translated’ by Apollonian Priests. The Pythia could predict the future, often speaking in riddles, and affecting the course of politics, wars and ordinary human lives for over a thousand years.
Here in Glastonbury within the Goddess Temple we have been reclaiming and practicing the ancient arts of Oracling and Embodiment of Goddess for many years. This skill is now practiced without the use of intoxicants, as we connect energetically and deeply to Goddess within our own Priestess bodies. Here we are called especially to Oracle for the Lady of Avalon, She who is Goddess in this Sacred Land of Avalon.
Glastonbury Goddess Temple will begin to offer the gift of the Oracle of the Lady of Avalon to the public and will do so at each of the eight festivals of the year. The process will take 45mins to an hour, although it may be longer depending on how many people attend. Please arrive at Goddess House at any time between 11.00am and 5.00pm in the day of the Oracle.
Querants are asked to prepare their question before arriving at Goddess House. On arrival they will be taken through a blessing of the four elements of air, fire, water and earth to help refine and ground their question before approaching the Oracle of the Lady. There will then be a ceremonial approach to the Oracle, listening to Her Words of Wisdom for you as She answers your question. After visiting the Oracle there is time for reflection and integration of Her answers.
Oracle dates in 2019 are Monday 4 Feb, Thursday 21 March, Friday 3 May, Monday 17 June, Saturday 27 July, Thursday 19 September, Friday 1 November, Friday 20 December. We ask for a minimum donation of £20 per person and upwards. We hope that a visit to the Oracle of Avalon will become a highlight of your journey in Glastonbury Avalon.
(“Priestess of Delphi“by John Collier, 1891