An Intro to the Amazon Tradition
The Amazon Tradition is a Goddess and nature based spiritual practice for women revolving around four aspects of the Goddess: Maiden, Mistress, Mother, and Matriarch, These aspects are reflected in the seasons of a women's life, the phases of the moon, and the seasons of the year.
The Thealogy is simple. It assumes that "The Goddess" has many names and many faces, and that She is conceptualized by women in many different ways, each being as valid as the next. The major seasonal holy days include Ostara, Plantingmas, Litha, Harvestmas, Mabon, Hallowmas, Yule, and Candlemas.
The Ritual Practices involve honoring each aspect of the Goddess in Her season while celebrating the milestone achievements and the ever changing seasons of women's lives. We do not hold secret initiations or make the traditional "challenge" with an athame to enter our circles. Rather, our challenge is to create sacred space where all women and girls are safe to perform Goddess honoring rituals without threat or fear of patriarchal forces.
Practicing the Amazon Tradition encourages personal spiritual growth, developing a strong intellect, and building practical witch "crafting" skills through communion with the Goddess and Her women.
Amazon Year and A Day Study
Year and a Day is a misnomer. We should never stop learning. However, our ‘ Year and a Day Study’ is for the new witch who seeks initiation into the Amazon Tradition or for the seasoned witch who wants to remake her magical tools with brand new intent. She may begin at any time during the year. Her tasks are:
I invite you to download your blank Amazon Tradition Tarot Deck and blank Amazon Book of Shadows. The files are located below.
Printing instructions for the Amazon Book of Shadows template: Set your printer's setting to "Print On Both Sides - Flip page on short edge".
Printing instructions for the Amazon Tarot Card template: Purchase card stock from any office supply store. For double sided cards, first print page 11 on ten sheets of card stock then flip the card stock over and print pages 1-10 on the back.