AOL Bulletin : 4th March 2020 – Invite Ease and Grace Into Your Life

Previous event: Divine Feminine – Mary Magdalene and the Black Madonnas

Astrologist, Jungian psychologist, author and pilgrimage guide, Gerry Taylor- Wood shared her mystical experiences and insights into the Divine Feminine during her talk at the Academy last week.
Gerry is the co-founder of the Grail Haven Healing Sanctuary on Mt Tamborine in Queensland. Gerry was guided to Grail Haven after receiving a life changing vision at Chalice Well in Glastonbury, England. She was told to go to Australia to find a sacred well and to get the water to the people. Today, water from the Grail Haven springs is given to people from all around the world.
Gerry was also ‘instructed’ to work with plant and flower devas, birthing 38 flower essences from the gardens. Details can be found in the book “Grail Haven – The Journey to a Sacred Well”.
Since then, Gerry and her husband have established two more Grail Haven healing sanctuaries, one in Glastonbury, England on the Michael ley line, and the other in the Languedoc area in southern France. For over twenty years they have run “Sacred Sites Journeys” in both regions.
Gerry told the story of Mary Magdalene and her connection to the sacred Divine Feminine. According to legend, Mary Magdalene was exiled to southern France after the persecution of Jesus. Magdalene arrived by boat with two other Marys. Today this site is known as Saintes Maries-de-la–Mer, and holds the amazing, annual Gypsy Festival.
The Cathars, who were victims of the First Crusade, believed that Mary Magdalene was the wife of Jesus and they had a child. She was pregnant when she escaped to southern France and went to live in Sainte Baume where she spent the rest of her life in the Cave of Solitude area preaching and healing in the Provence.
There is a local worship of Saint Sara, a statue of a girl proposed to be the daughter of Mary Magdalene and Jesus in the book by Margaret Starbird “ The Woman with the Alabaster Jar”. 
The Templars and other groups such as the Masons kept the belief of the Cathars alive. It was protected as a secret by worshiping the Black Madonna as Mary Magdalene or the Holy Grail holding the child or the blood-line of Christ. 
According to estimates, there are over 500 Black Madonnas in Europe alone, mostly Byzantine icons and statues in Catholic and Orthodox countries. The title given to Black Madonnas is ‘Our Lady’ rather than the Virgin Mary. The statues of the Black Madonnas miraculously appear in caves, mountains, wells, by the sea and in nature. 
If you would like to receive more information about Gerry’s sacred tours in France and Glastonbury, you can visit her site at

Written by Eva Burbury

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Where : Mosman Arts & Community Centre, Cnr of Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Road. When: 2nd and 4th Monday Night every month 7.30pm – 9.30pm

*Tickets at the door: $20, Concession:$10
Tickets via Eventbrite:$17.50 plus booking fees, Concession $10 (includes light refresments)

Monday 9th March 2020
Subtle Activism and Communicating with the Animals with Jacqueline Buckingham

The impact of the bushfires on our native wildlife has been heartbreaking, and has generated an outpouring of support from around the world. For many of us, our heartbreak can be compounded by feelings of frustration and of being powerless to help.
At times like these Subtle Activism and Animal Communication have a vital role to play. When combined they can be used to great effect to support the affected animals. To discover that there is something that each of us can do to help in these moments is deeply empowering for us and makes a huge difference to the animals that are struggling.
Jacqueline Buckingham teaches animal communication, meditation, and spiritual and personal growth. Join her for an evening of discussion and sharing, rediscover your own ability to communicate with animals and learn how we can use subtle activism to make positive change – for the animals, the planet and ourselves.
The evening will also include a meditation to send supportive energy to all the places and beings still recovering from fires or coping with drought. As someone who is committed to creating a world of harmony and understanding, we know you will enjoy this inspiring and engaging evening.

*Tickets at the door: $20, Concession:$10
Tickets via Eventbrite:$17.50 plus booking fees, Concession $10 (includes light refresments)

Monday 23rd March 2020
Shamanic Awakening with One Tribe Healing:  Connect With Your Spirit Guides

You are all light workers doing your bit to raise the vibration of the planet. Never underestimate your contribution towards that, never doubt the impact your light has on the web. In the shamanic tradition, as in most pathways, there is a strong awareness of the interconnectedness of life. What we feel, think and do affects the entire web.

In this session we will reconnect to the purity of our personal spiritual team (referred to as our spirit guides in the shamanic tradition). We will reassess them, perhaps call in new guides to take us to the next level and even release spirit guides who do not have our absolute best interests at heart. We will connect our light and those of our guides with everyone else in the room creating a field of love we can all bathe in. Together, in service, we can then expand that out to touch those in need, to help rebalance our ecosystem and to bring peace to those affected by the traumas of recent times.

Mark Steinward is from One Tribe Healing, a shamanic school based in Perth with opportunities to train and study on the east coast too. Mark has been teaching shamanic healing for over 15 years.

*Tickets at the door: $20, Concession:$10
Tickets via Eventbrite:$17.50 plus booking fees, Concession $10 (includes light refresments)

FYI – 6 Simple Life Changing Words

Exhausted and overwhelmed, Harry Narang was about to give up when his grandmother shared with him 6 simple words that turned his life around.  Click here to listen to this inspiring man and these simple words as he tells his story with humour and insight.  Less than 5 mins

The Day I Stopped Asking Why Me ?

Eight-time Paralympic Track and Field Champion Blake Leeper recounts the day he stopped asking himself ‘Why Me?’ and started asking ‘Why Not Me?’ 
Click here to listen this inspiring young man.  There is something we can all learn from his attitude and inner strength.  Less than 6 mins C

Thought of the Week

Change your thoughts and you change your life.
– Norman Vincent Peale

Affirmations – say it daily and slowly, feel it, believe it

Things are always working out for me

Community Announcements

Shamanic Training Level 1 & 2 – Hunter Valley

Shamanic Training Level 1 & 2 is an 11 day live in retreat set atop a stunning mountain range in the Hunter Valley: 26th March 2020 – 5th April 2020. One Tribe run an accredited shamanic training school based in Perth with the full training provided on the east coast. This 11-day training will be intense, it will stretch you to grow in ways you may never have imagined before. Healing deep parts of yourself and expanding into hidden capabilities waiting to be discovered. This process is held with love and pure respect. We ourselves have had to go through the initiations and deep healings you will go through. We have also supported hundreds of people to make the same journey you will go on. For more details visit: and see attached flyer

Angel Space Healing

My name is Megan, I am a ThetaHealer and Angel card reader, based in Lane Cove. 
ThetaHealing clears trauma, re-programs the subconscious with new beliefs and teaches new feelings to every cell of the body instantly. My clients leave feeling free of things that have been with them for years, it’s truly beautiful.
My other passion is angel card readings and my clients enjoy beautiful messages their angels have for them. 
If you would like to learn more about me, my services and prices, please visit 
I’d love to hear from you and be part of your spiritual journey.

Storycast – Cast Your Story to the World 

Have you thought about making a promotional or educational video, videos for Facebook, Instagram and YouTube,website or any other type of video?
We specialise in creating unique, creative videos specifically for people in holistic health/wellness, personal growth and the arts.  
We make videos from 15 sec to 15 minutes+, tailoring the style and content to your particular needs and personality.  
We create videos with sensitivity and heart, using a combination of storytelling, visuals and specially crafted music that connects with a specific audience relevant to you. 

Call us for your free, no-obligation video discovery session. 

More info:

Ph. Vicki 0414 766 695Click here for Video Packages or visit our website

Free Reiki Introduction Evening

The ancient practice of Reiki Jin Kei Do promotes positive energy flow on a mental, emotional, spiritual and physical level. 
Discover what Reiki Jin Kei Do is and how it can enhance the natural healing process with love and compassion.
Faye Wenke has been teaching Reiki for 30 years and will be holding a Free Introduction Evening in Manly Vale on Friday 27th March – 6.30-9pm.

Faye will be holding a 1st Stage workshop on 28th and 29th March 8.45am – 5.30pm

For further information contact Trish Fallon on 0412 984 656

Faye’s website:

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