GAIA ~ Goddess Association In Australia is host of the annual Australian Goddess Conference.
The Australian Goddess Conference was initiated by Avril Webb, in Melbourne in 2003.
GAIA officially took over custodianship of this important event in 2006, presented on the Gold Coast, with the theme of Women Remembering - the Goddess honoured was Mnemosyne, Mother of the Nine Muses and guardian of the timeline.
The following year, 2007, the theme of the Conference was Aphrodite - Sacred Sexuality & Personal Freedom.
In 2008 the theme of the Conference was Gaia - Earth Alchemy.
The Goddess Conference for 2009 conveyed the theme of Magdalena and was the 4th annual Conference in Australia presented by GAIA Inc.
2010 celebrated SHE Who is Weaver - honouring the Wisdom Weavers...
The Australian Goddess Conference for 2011 was Resonating with the Earth Mother
The Australian Goddess Conference for 2012 was Transformation
One of the most important functions of the Goddess Conference is to provide sacred space for the community to be nurtured and perhaps seek sanctuary from the often demanding elements of life. The very practical gift of conference, however, is to provide the tools, knowledge and impetus for the community to nourish their wholeness on a day to day basis and to achieve balance and peace.
As one woman wrote "It felt like I was home amongst a lot of women who I didn't know, but who spoke and felt the same language as me". People who have attended the Goddess conferences have felt that the encouragement of personal strength and exhortation not to play small is an important outcome of participants of the conferences.
The Australian Goddess Conference is a wonderful event which allows you to submerge yourself into the Goddess Temple, enjoy, feast, rest and meet our wonderful and vibrant community from all over this country and beyond.
Planning is now underway for the 2013 Australian Goddess Conference. The theme is Australian Goddess Conference 2013 - 'Into the Wild', and all things 'Conference' will be released very, very, soon... Stay Tuned...