Quite a Violent Mother: The Great Goddess as Destroyer and Liberator - A HexFest 2024 Workshop with Levi Rowland

Presented by Brian Cain, Christian Day
and the Witches of New Orleans


Quite a Violent Mother: The Great Goddess as Destroyer and Liberator

Featuring Levi Rowland

Saturday, August 10

9:00 am

St Ann Cottage 2 [map]

Full Schedule

The Great Goddess has been worshipped in many incarnations and across many cultures. Within these myriad incarnations there is a face of the Goddess that liberates and instructs through methods that continue to shock and awe us into enlightenment, revelation, and growth. From the blood-soaked weapons of Kali Ma, to the intoxicated rage of Sekhmet, the Lioness, the Great Goddess is more than an Earth Mother who comes to heal and tend. She also comes to ruin and rend. From that ruin, something new and wondrous may sprout.

In this workshop, we will examine the incarnations of the Great Goddess that teach through methods of ecstatic worship, violent imagery, and paradigm-shattering stories. We will focus on:

  • Approaching incarnations of the Great Mother that come with lessons of survival, renewal after destruction, and deep healing.
  • The intricate theology behind the shocking face of Kali Ma.
  • Rituals and methods of worship to connect with the Goddess as Liberator.

Come dive into the ritual and teachings of a face of the Goddess that goes beyond Light versus Dark, and instead rests in that liminal space where fear, dread, and release can free us from our chains.

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