Temples and Shrines of the Ancient World
Ancient Pagan temples were often very different from today’s mainstream-faith churches, mosques, synagogues. They were places to learn the Mysteries, sacrifice to the old gods, and even meet deity face-to-face. They also served as sanctuaries, libraries, and even treasuries. To modern Pagans accustomed to meeting in living rooms or backyards, they often seem vast and otherworldly. We will explore temples from the first known, Gobekli Tepe in Anatolia, to the Wat Samphran Dragon Temple, the London Mithraeum, a Norse God House, and many more. You might even be inspired to build your own small temple!
Amber KAuthor & Executive Director of Ardantane
Amber K was not trained in the Craft at her grandmother’s knee, and does not come from a long line of hereditary Witches.
In 1978, she joined the Temple of the Pagan Way in Chicago, and received her initiation and ordination there. She has worked with Circle, New Earth Circle, and The Pool of Bast, and helped found the Coven of Our Lady of the Woods (OLW) and the Ladywood Tradition of Wicca. She has served as Publications Officer and National First Officer of the Covenant of the Goddess, and taught in the Cella (priestess) training program of RCG, a national Dianic network.
Amber is the author of True Magick, Covencraft, and other books on the Craft and magick including co-writing Candlemas with Azrael K, The Heart of Tarot, and the award-winning RitualCraft. She is also the Executive Director of Ardantane, Dean of the School of Pagan Leadership, and a Blessed Beavers Coordinator.
She is married to Azrael Arynn K, and has a son, Starfire. Amber’s interests include mountains and forests, dolphins, travel, science fiction, collecting large antique keys, art, reading, and all things magickal. Her role models include Doreen Valiente, Lao Tse, Xena the Warrior Princess, and Snoopy.
- Full Moon (Corn)
- Sep 29 2023
- All Day