Aphrodite, Divine Love, Goddess, Heart, Magic, Pagan, Pagan Author, Podcast
On Monday 29th May ’23, at 10:30am Pacific / 6:30pm BST (UK time) Irisanya Moon (she/they) will be joining me in the Crimson Coven Collective Zoom Room for a deep dive into the waters of love… discussing Aphrodite, life as a love spell, and the goddess as both inspiration and powerful initiator. I’m really looking forward to this conversation as Irisanya is a fellow Moon Books author and Reclaiming teacher… but we’ve never actually had a proper conversation… and what better topic to start with than the goddess of love Herself?
You can watch the livestream directly in YouTube even if you’re not a member, or perhaps you might consider joining us… read on for more!
Life is a Love Spell: Aphrodite as Inspiration and Initiator
Aphrodite is a misunderstood deity, often limited to the role of a seductress or the most beautiful of beings. But Love has always been wider than the ocean, with more waves and movement than is comfortable: challenging and desperate, an initiation of surrender.
Irisanya Moon (she/they) talks with Halo Quin (they/she) about her popular book, “Aphrodite: Encountering the Goddess of Love & Beauty & Initiation,” as well as about how initiations into the mysteries of love may not be wanted, but they are necessary. They are vital for reclaiming and restoring our lifeforce while nourishing the deepest parts of ourselves to fuel activism and the challenges of being a human in this world.
About Irisanya Moon:
Irisanya (she/they) is an author, Witch, priestess, international teacher, and initiate in the Reclaiming tradition. She is a priestess of Aphrodite who is passionate about the idea that life is and we are a love spell, a dance of desire and connection, moving in and out of the heart, always returning to love. Irisanya seeks to cultivate spaces of self-care/devotion, divine relationship (whatever that means to you), and community service as part of her heart magick and activism.
Find Irisanya’s website here, follow her on substack, and find upcoming classes and recent posts on bio site here.
Irisanya is also on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.
Oh, and I’ve reviewed two of Irisanya’s other books here: “Reclaiming Witchcraft” and “Honoring the Wild”.
And in case you’re new here…
The Crimson Coven is our private group for exploring divine love, sacred sexuality, and embodied magic through a pagan lens. Each week there are prompts and a livestream on a related topic, usually including a meditation to support your connection to the divine within and without.
Each month or so I host a guest speaker for a Crimson Chat… and members of the Collective get to hang out in the Zoom room after the livestream and chat off the record with our guests.
PS: I also run monthly workshops, and regular crimson craft retreats… join my mailing list to hear about upcoming offerings!