Seasonal Salon

Altared Space

“There will be a story of a time when women were
strong and men were kind. It will live in our bones.
And, when we return we will find each other again
and recreate whatever we can of this truth. This
knowledge will reappear to open our hearts and
show a way for people to live.”
Jade River
excerpt from her book, “In Our Bones”

It is with great pride and joy to dedicate this Summer Solstice altar to Jade.  At the last Priestess Gathering, we were all beaming at the sight of her book, “In Our Bones”.  It is here! And in a few weeks, able to be in all of our hands and hearts.  Exploring a way to illicit feelings of the island of Crete and the temple at Malia, this altar was created.  A rendition of the Phaistos disk rests atop Malia’s temple surrounded by a circle of women and concentric energetic waves.  It is suggested the Phaistos disk speaks of a prayer and/or ritual dedicated to Goddess and for this altar, the  language of the Goddess symbols from old Europe were engraved onto this clay tablet. To be immersed in Jade’s story telling, one is instantly transported to and into a story of ourpeople and time.  A time so many of us remember and long for and a time that Jade has brought back to us through her life long dedication to Goddess and Her women.  Now more then ever, being swept up into the arms of this story can inspire us and soothe our souls. Roaming once again through the hallways and streets, minds and hearts of our ancient Goddess loving culture and people can instill in Her women the courage to remain steadfast and the wisdom to hold sacred the temple known as RCG-I .

Jade, on behalf of all the Guardians of RCG-I and while “tapping my left shoulder over my heart with my closed right fist and incline my head”, I thank you.


Barb Lutz/Tribas’s altars and shamanic creation of sacred space and ritual has garnered her praise and an honored position in the RCG-I’s Goddess community.  Through her Art and her Guardian Heart, she serves Her, as she co-creates “A Year and a Day Sacred Mystery School for Women (Asheville, NC) and travels the country co-presenting “The Wheel of the Year as a Spiritual Psychology for Women,” with her Priestess, Kim Duckett.



A replica of Stonehenge was turned upside down to be the platform for the clay disk.  Concentric circles made from silver, green and blue stones. Women symbols cut from black glitter paper.  Created on the floor onto a black cloth.


Category: Summer Solstice 2018