Mt Shasta Goddess Temple

We Are

A Living Mandala

Welcome to the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple, a devotional community honoring the female divine in Northern California. We serve the spiritual needs of Goddess devotees worldwide with online and in-person programs, ceremonies, and retreats. If you'd like to participate in our membership activities and rituals, stay current with our weekday online divinations, and receive invitations to private events, please Join the Temple

Visit our About page to learn more about the Temple, its mission, our priestess Yeshe Matthews, our projects, protocols, and plans.

The Pilgrimages and Events pages describe upcoming journeys to sacred sites, ceremonies and activities for Temple members and the public.

Our Skydancer Center for Female Mysticism features workshops and classes about Women’s Mysteries, including our Woman Shaman Priestess training program.

Explore the Services page for divinations, candle workings, and other activities in cooperation with our sponsor The Sacred Well.


Upcoming Events

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Priestess Training 2020

The Mt Shasta Goddess Temple is now accepting inquiries from women interested in our Woman Shaman Priestess training program for 2020. You are invited to this lastingly transformative work if your spirit is calling for the kind of wisdom that only the Earth and women’s mysteries can offer. This is a path for the woman who has looked at the bottom of her own heart, who is ready to be reunited with parts of her soul that she feels have gone missing, to connect with her courage, and to empower her intuitive, mystic vision.

Is it time now for this work in your life?

 Woman Shaman Priestess training features both written lessons and individual experiences, as well as group conferences and gatherings:

  • a global overview of women’s shamanic tools and techniques

  • historical information about women’s shamanic practices and shamanistic cultures

  • specific focus on past and living lineages of female practitioners and female leadership

  • guided and independent opportunities to practice shamanic techniques

  • online and in-person ceremonies

  • communion with animal, stone, and tree energies

  • connection with goddesses from many different world cultures

  • herbal preparations and purification techniques

  • sacred songs

  • a private Facebook for inspirational shares

  • monthly video conferences with the group

  • text support from Yeshe

  • optional sessions and divinations with Yeshe

  • 3 optional retreats in Mt. Shasta, CA

During the course of this Priestess training, you will come into awareness of your lineage, connect with your ancestors, create habits of reverence for your own sacred body and the Earth, learn to listen to your animal knowing, and cultivate life force to benefit yourself and other beings in the visible and unseen realms. Want to know more? Click here to learn about the program and apply.

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You have the need and the right to spend part of your life caring for your soul.
— Jean Shinoda Bolen

Pilgrimage is a way of life

In our Temple, we believe that pilgrimage is a way of life. Each moment in time and every place we visit can be a sacred state of grace when we observe things through the eyes of Goddess. As part of living our beliefs, our Temple members and guests journey to spiritual sites, bathe in healing waters, attend conferences and conventions together, perform ceremonies in nature, make offerings to the Earth, and host retreats to nourish the soul.

The Mt Shasta Goddess Temple has some wonderful trips and tours scheduled for 2020-2022. Each travel group is intentionally small, and your trip fee includes lodging, guide, transportation, activities, breakfast, and translator services. Look where we’re going and click here to learn more if you feel moved.

Hawaii, Spring 2020

Glastonbury, Summer 2020

Greece/Crete/Cyprus, Fall 2020

Japan/China/Tibet, Spring 2021

Portugal, Spring 2021

Do you hear the call of the temple bells, summoning you to your next sacred adventure?

Visit our Pilgrimages page for more information.


Devotional Calendar

Click the images below to learn about our Mandala of the Sun,
a 12-month cycle of Goddess devotion.

January: Prajnaparamita

January: Prajnaparamita

February: Kuan Yin

February: Kuan Yin

March: Tara

March: Tara

April: Aphrodite

April: Aphrodite

May: Oshun

May: Oshun

June: Black Madonna

June: Black Madonna

July: Baba Yaga

July: Baba Yaga

August: Isis

August: Isis

September: Magu

September: Magu

October: Hekate

October: Hekate

November: Santa Muerte

November: Santa Muerte

December: Deer Mother

December: Deer Mother