About Daughters of Ishtar

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.

The Daughters of Ishtar women’s goddess mysteries school is based in the Fremantle area of Perth, Western Australia.

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. In 2007, Ishara was joined by Miriam Rose Brooker, her partner in all aspects of life including this work. Miriam brings to the work not only her own unfolding journey of spiritual discovery and transformation, but also a finely tuned sensitivity and well developed skills in the fields of psychology, social research, teaching, counselling and group facilitation

Our 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. Daughters of Ishtar strives to uphold these beliefs and values in all the services we deliver.

Our 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.

The Daughters of Ishtar Pledge

We, the Daughters of Ishtar, do lovingly begin upon 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.