Women’s Goddess Mystery School

~ dedicated to women’s unfoldment
and the celebration of the Divine Feminine ~

through devotional ceremony
and spiritual companionship

Are you seeking a deeper, more intimate relationship with the Divine Feminine?

If you are ready to

  • deepen your sense of original blessing – of the gift of being born female
  • tap into and unleash your personal creativity
  • tune your inner receptors – your instincts and intuition – to the frequency of the sacred feminine
  • discern your innate gifts and how you are being called to express and share them with others

If these are things that interest you, then we cordially invite you to join us in exploring the mysteries of the Sacred Feminine.


Opening space for direct personal encounter
with the energies of
the sacred feminine…

An annual cycle of ceremonies
which both reflects and informs
our inner and outer lives.

Founded in our embodied experiences
as female human beings.

The Daughters of Ishtar PLEDGE

We, the Daughters of Ishtar, do lovingly continue the work of restoring sacredness to our embodied experience as women, affirming that it is in each of us, by virtue of our womanhood, to be Her priestess.

This we pledge out of love for ourselves, our sisters and She Who Is, Was and Shall Be
– so that the blessings of Her life-giving juices may flow, restoring the world in beauty and bringing healing to the Earth and all Her creatures.



Daughters of Ishtar embodies a sacred feminine stream of blessing which honours and holds the whole of women’s lived experience as sacred – the luminous moments of love, joy and self-transcendence as well as the dark and potent places of despair, rage and birthing power.

Daughters of Ishtar is about opening doors to ancient and primal mysteries of female embodiment and the feminine creative process, in a form that’s accessible & relevant to the contemporary world.

The work of the Goddess begins in the heart. Our devotional ceremonies and shared spiritual practices open the possibility of direct personal experience of the Feminine Divine. Our shared intention, and the sacred temple spaces we co-create, are designed evoke potent energies of healing and transformation for our own lives and for our world.

The mystery school and its ceremonies are open to women of all ages and life-stages who wish to deepen
their connection with the Feminine Divine. Whatever your existing religious/spiritual affiliations may be,
your curiousity, open mind and open heart are most welcome.

Catherine Ishara de Garis, priestess of the Goddess

About Ishara

Catherine Ishara de Garis is a priestess, teacher and healer with a proven ability to open and hold sacred space for women’s healing and transformation.

Daughters of Ishtar originated as a practical expression of her personal vocation as a priestess of the Great Mother.

My work with the women’s mysteries is informed by a strong belief in the value and power of life-affirming, grounded spirituality, emotional authenticity, and the sisterhood of women.

My hope is that, in its own small way, Daughters of Ishtar can make a positive contribution to the evolution of sustainable local culture and a peaceful world.