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Follow our Blog "The Goddess in Every Woman" as we journey through time exploring the archetypal feminine of the Ancient Goddesses and the important roles that they have played throughout our history.  Through this process we will learn to recognize the Eternal Presence of the Goddess that dwells within ourselves
and in all women.  

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Faerie Goddess

Posted on June 10, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Faerie Goddess in the Enchanting Realm of the Fay

Made In Maui County Festival

Posted on October 30, 2016 at 4:35 PM
Please join me at the
2016 Made in Maui County Festival
Visit my Booth #221


Special Shoppers Preview
Friday, November 4th 
1:30 pm - 6:00 PM
cost:  $35.00

The Big Festival Day!
Saturday, November 5th
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
cost:  $5.00 

Location:  Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului, Maui

Hope to see you there!





For more information about the Festival, visit:  www.MadeInMauiCountyFestival.com

The Unfolding Goddess ~ Maiden, Mother and Crone

Posted on March 28, 2016 at 11:40 PM

 


The Unfolding Goddess ~ Maiden, Mother and Crone
by -
Victoria Sikirdji


The feminine journey is an unfolding process into the awakening of the
Goddess inherent within. Through the richness of life experiences it
offers offers us the gifts of discovering who we are and
our place in this world as a woman.



Maiden Goddess

The Maiden Goddess journey is one that begins to unfold most dramatically when we start menstruation.  From this point on we step into the world of womanhood discovering a magical awakening with the changes happening in our bodies.  With each new occurrence a door opens taking us deeper into this process of discovery... we feel alive, juicy, excited and unstoppable with the adventure that lies before us.  Yet in the same breath, we feel uncertian, vulnerable and scared.  In this beginning phase of awakening to the Goddess within, life experiences have begun to take us into the underworld of ourselves, into the dark unknown aspects of the feminine psyche.  Our emotional body tends to rule our behavior and is blamed on the hormonal process.  Estoerically speaking this process is one in which we begin "cooking" in the cauldron from the fire of life experiences so that we can deepen the aspects of who we are and gain wisdom.  Metaphorically speaking you can also understand this process as a piece of coal getting pressed into producing the diamond that lies within.  Throughout this phase of learning and self-discovery we began as a bud then open to reveal the beautiful flower we have become.  


Mother Goddess

The Mother Goddess journey is one that begins to unfold when we give birth to a child.  For women who choose not to or cannot give birth to children their journey takes on a differnet meaning of "Mother" which could be reflected in their careers, or relationships with family members or friends.  In either aspect we move away from being self-absorbed in our own inner process of life and step into the role of a more selfless giving in service to others.  We discover what it means to nurture, care, protect and love another human being or career project with the ferociousness of a Mother lion and the worry of a Mother hen.  The meaning of our lives takes on a bigger picture, one that can include providing a home and food for those we love.  Our sexuality also becomes richer and personal relationships more intimate.  In this phase of awakening the Goddess within our wisdom deepens as our love, compassion and service to others deepens.  The embers from the fires of life are being cultivated from deep within the feminine psyche and we are beginning to glow.


Crone Goddess

The Crone Goddess journey is one that begins to unfold when we enter into menopause.  Our capability of monthly bleeding and birthing children has ceased.  Esoterically speaking, we are now holding and containing our power rather than losing it or giving it away.  We are also experiencing a change in our hormones with is reflected in our emotional and physical bodies.  We are beginning to observe our skin wrinkling, hair greying and the slowing down of our physical energy.  Yet we are also observing the deeper wisdom that we have attained from life experiences and now reap the benefits of the "cooking" we did throughout our lives.  We feel more self-assured and have a deeper contentment of being.  We no longer concern ourselves with what others think about us because we "know" who we are.  In this phase of awakening the Goddess within our spirituality has now become our life's path, the veils are thinner and we experience the richness of life in a deeper more meaningful way.  We have become the matriarchs, the wise elders and offer the experiences we have learned and gained from our life lessons as a teaching to the younger generations.





Launching our New Body Care Line at the 2015 Made in Maui County Festival

Posted on October 2, 2015 at 10:50 PM

We are proud to Announce that we are Official Vendors
at the 2015 Made in Maui County Festival
Friday, November 6th ~ for Wholesale Buyers, must apply
Saturday, November 7th ~ open to Public Buyers


Come Join us and Visit our Booth!


We will be featuring for sale not only our Exqusite Perfume Line
but we are also launcing our "New Body Care Line" of
Lotions, Skin Oil, Bath Salts, Body Mist & Lip Balm
at the Made in Maui County Festival.


All of our Products are made with Organic and Natural Ingredients,
using the Principles of Aromatherapy with only 100% Pure Essential Oils.


We look forward to seeing you there!



For more information visit their website:
www.madeinmauicountyfestival.com



Demeter ~ Earth Mother Goddess

Posted on August 21, 2015 at 8:10 PM

 


Demeter
Earth Mother Goddess
by -
Victoria Sikirdji


The Goddess Demeter is the embodiment of renewal, nourishment, fertility, birth, death and rebirth.  She is considered the Goddess of the Earth and is associated with agriculture - the growing, harvesting and preserving of grain.  She is the consummate devoted Mother who nourishes and provides for her children.

 

Demeter derives from Greek and Roman mythology.  She is symbolized as a sheaf of grain - wheat, barley or corn and is regarded as the Goddess of Springtime, millers and bakers, and for women who wish to bear children. 


The mythic tale of Demeter could not be told without the story of her daughter, Persephone, who was her only child whom she dearly loved and treasured. 


Persephone, who grew into a beautiful and charming young woman, drew the attention of Pluto, the God of the Underworld.  One day while out picking flowers Persephone became enchanted by the exotic flower, narcissus.  As she picked the flower the ground began to shake and a large chasm opened in the earth.  Deep from within this chasm rose a black billowing smoke from which Pluto appeared driving his horse-drawn chariot, scooped up Persephone and carried her of to his Kingdom below to become his wife.  Demeter, not knowing what had happened to her daughter, searched the earth and the heavens hoping to find her.  Days turned into months.  Consumed by depression over the loss of her precious child, she ceased to remember her worldly duties as the Goddess of Grain and Growth... the plants began to wither and die... and the earth began to reflect the sorrow and despair of Demeter's heart.  The crops ceased to thrive and the land became barren.  Continuing her endless search, she lifted her sorrow to the heavens and cried, "Who will help me find my daughter?"  Helios, God of the Sun, took pity on the distraught and grieving Mother and told Demeter of the plot Pluto had planned to kidnap her daughter to marry and become his wife.  Outraged she went to her brother Zeus, King of all the Gods, and told him that if he did not return her daughter from the underworld that she would allow the crops to die and people would starve.  So Zeus sent Hermes, the Messenger God, to the underworld with a command that Pluto was to return Persephone to her Mother. 


When Hermes arrived he found that Pluto had convinced the young woman, who had been refusing to eat, to partake of the luscious pomegranate fruit and witnessed that she had only eaten six seeds.  Hermes knew that once she ate from the tempting fruit from this Kingdom she would not be able to leave so he struck a deal with Pluto.  Persephone would agree to be his wife on the condition that he would allow her to return to her Mother once each year for six months, after which she would return again to the underworld to be with him for the remaining six months.  Pluto agreed.  Thus every Spring, Demeter made sure that the flowers bloomed, the crops grew to abundance and the earth was green and lush to welcome her daughter back into the world.  When the Autumn Season arrived, keeping to her agreement, Persephone would once again return to the underworld and be Pluto's wife.  During this time, Demeter in grief over the absence of her daughter, would once again be so stricken that she would cease her duties... the flowers and crops would wither and die, and the earth would again become barren.  Until at last came Spring... with joy in her heart she would begin again to prepare the earth for her daughters return.  To the Ancients this was the reason for the Cycles of the Seasons which was celebrated in Festivals.  Temples were erected in Honor of Demeter, the Goddess of birth, death and rebirth.   


The characteristics of the woman who carries the qualitites of the Goddess Demeter, is someone who is always helping and serving others without expecting any recognition or reward in return.  She is the devoted Mother, who is the giver of life and nurturing, of patience and unconditional love.  She is selfless in her giving, forgives easily and provides for the needs of her children as her service to the world.  Her nurturing extends to the earth and nature.  She loves working in the garden, cultivating and tending the growing of plants. 


The negative aspect of this archetype is someone who is over-protective and smothers her children or others, often becoming dependent and making them feel guilty when leaving her. 


To cultivate and embody the Earth Mother Goddess is to call forth the qualities of devotion, selflessness, nurturing, patience and unconditional love in service to your children and family members, the caregiving and serving of others, or in propagation of plants and caring for the earth.


You may recognize the Presence of the Goddess Demeter in yourself or someone you know or you can call upon Her Qualities to cultivate these characteristics in yourself giving Rise to the Goddess within. 

Aphrodite ~ Goddess of Love

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:10 PM


Aphrodite
Goddess of Love

 by Victoria Sikirdji


It felt appropriate to begin this journey of the "Goddess in Every Woman" with "Aphrodite the Goddess of Love" because her image, depicted in the painting "The Birth of Venus" by Sadro Botticelli in 1484, was the inspiration for my business and is the trademark of my product line.


Aphrodite stems from Greek mythology and Her birth begins with the death of Her father Uranus.  In this myth it is said that upon His death He was cast out into the sea and His last drop of semen gave fertility to the waves.  A gentle wind arose transforming into a serpent which then united with the waves and, from the foam of the sea, gave birth to Aphrodite.  She was born laughing with an emanation of pleasure beaming from Her countenance and therefore She is known as the Goddess of Sensuality and Pleasure.  As a Goddess of the sea She is often depicted with cockle-shells to represent Her marine origin and Her female sexuality.  Her Roman equivalent is the Goddess Venus and it has been said that the first rose bloomed with the arrival of Venus, the Goddess of Love, whereupon roses sprang forth from beneath Her feet with each step She took upon the earth.  Thus the rose became a symbol of love.


Because Aphrodite is considered the Goddess of love, beauty and sexuality, all those who lay their eyes upon Her immediately fall in love with Her. 
It is said that She is accompained by a fleet of Cupids who, obeying Her orders, travel the world of humans shooting arrows into mortal hearts thereby making men and women fall in love with each other.  The ancients said that when someone was falling in love they were under the spell of Aphrodite.  When we are under Her spell we become irrational and magnetic in our quest to merge with the other and through this worship we are elevated from human love to Eternal Love and the longing for Unity and Eternity is quenched.


The characteristics of a woman who carries the qualities of Aphrodite are very special in all respects.  She is beautiful, her voice is soft and sensuous, and her movements are flowing, sleek and sinuous.  She exhibits self-love, is loving towards others and has a magnetic energy that attracts many men towards her.  The negative aspects of this archetype are that she can be fickle and may have a history of breaking hearts. 


To call forth and cultivate the Goddess of Love is to embark on the path of self-love by dedicating yourself to the care of your body, tending to your health and well-being, along with enhancing and cultivating your beauty.  Through these acts of self-love and self-compassion you transform, becoming more radiant and beautiful.  Your inner cup becomes full and then flows over to encompass others with a more loving and compassionate nature.  Self-love generates self-confidence and is the greatest aphrodisiac, not only making you feel more desirable but also exuding desirability, no matter what your shape or size.


The noblest qualities of Aphrodite are unconditional love and compassion that pour forth from the Eternal Divine Source.  Like a gift to humanity one becomes a luminous light shining from the inside out blessing all who come in contact with her.  It is from this place one becomes a Goddess in the truest sense. 


You may recognize Aphrodite's Presence in yourself or you may have seen Her Face shining out in others.  You have but to look for Her.  She is there waiting to bestow Her blessing upon you...  giving Rise to the Goddess within. 




 

The Goddess in Every Woman

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 1:45 AM


"The Goddess in Every Woman"

by Victoria Sikirdji

We, my sisters, are the daughters of Eve.  She who ate the forbidden fruit from the Garden of Eden.  She who ignited fear in the eyes of the religious patriarchy.  She who gave birth to the feminine and brought forth woman to be the mother, daughter, sister, aunt, consort, wife, and grandmother for this earthly realm.  From within her womb sprang forth all of human creation to dance the gift of life.

Through this dance, the Divine Feminine emerged in the form of Goddesses.  Their origins derive from ancient cultures, history, myths and legends to teach us the mysteries of womankind.  The Goddess comes to us as Aphrodite, Persephone, Demeter, Sophia, Hera, Diana, Isis, Hecate, Kali, Inanna.... The Goddess in her many forms and names calls forth the Goddess in all woman to Rise and become the best that we can be.

The archetypal feminine of the Ancient Goddesses resounds in the characteristic qualities, behaviors, patterns and actions in all women who have dwelt upon this earth since the beginning of time.  If you look closely you can see her face shinning out, from the young girl to the old crone.... she is there imparting her wisdom and expressing the power she possesses.  We have but only to look inside ourselves to recognize her presence.

I invite you to join me in the exploration of these Goddesses in my Blog.

Together we will journey through time into the orgins from which they birthed, and discover how their influence has touched us.  We will learn from their individual personas the wisdom, grace and power they possess.  From this we will discover the important roles they have played in our lives, how to invoke their strength to assist us in the process of our growth and discover the Goddess that dwells within us all.       


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