US Aphrodite Temple

Raised: $300.00
Goal: $12,200.00

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Laurelei Black

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For nearly 15 years, Laurelei Black has been a Priestess of Aphrodite, and her work has included writing books, leading ceremonies and festivals, teaching classes, and tending to a small... more


Updated posted by Laurelei Black 3 months ago

Building for the Temple of Aphrodite starts in the Spring/Summer of 2014 in southern Indiana. Our location is chosen and waiting for us to begin! Will you help us make this Temple a reality?


Updated posted by Laurelei Black 7 months ago

Wow!!! The Temple of Aphrodite Asteria Project just received a donation that has brought us up to the $300 mark! We are still some distance from our goal, but we are making GREAT progress. My family, friends, and I did AMAZING things with just $300 at the site of the shrine shown in the attached picture. To see what I mean, check out this blog post:


The shrine established in French Lick.


Updated posted by Laurelei Black 10 months ago

We're on way! Donations are starting to come in, and soon the Temple will move from vision to reality.


Created by Laurelei Black on June 11, 2013

For nearly 15 years, Laurelei Black has been a Priestess of Aphrodite, and her work has included writing books, leading ceremonies and festivals, teaching classes, and tending to a small woodland shrine of the Goddess of Love and Beauty.

It's time to make a physical temple for Aphrodite's worship in the United States. The temples of old (scattered throughout the Mediterranean) are lovely ruins, but the world needs working temples -- places where devotees can interact with the Gods and Goddesses, ceremonies and celebrations can be hosted, and instruction in the Mysteries can happen.

This crowdfunding project will help the Temple of Aphrodite to:
* build a temple structure suitable for personal and public celebration year-round
* buy or commission an icon (statue) of Aphrodite for use in the Temple
* decorate and equip the Temple with furnishings, fixtures, and basic supplies
* design and create a surrounding garden for outdoor celebration and meditation
* build and equip a workshop/teaching space

The money raised through GoFundMe is *not* going to be used to purchase land. I have a specific site in mind, and generating money for the land purchase is a separate project. That land will be secured within the next 6 months or so. It is located in Southern Indiana, close enough to my home that I can maintain the Temple and make it available year-round for public and private use.

We would like to extend these Expressions of Grace for your contributions to this project:
$10 -- Your name added to Laurelei's prayer shrine
$20 -- PDF copy of "Crown of Violets"
$50 -- PDF copy of Aphrodite's Priestess book
$100 -- Signed paperback copies of Aphrodite's Priestess and Cult of Aphrodite
$250 -- Previous rewards, PLUS a cowrie shell reading by Laurelei
$1000 -- All four of Laurelei's books (signed) PLUS your inscription on the Wall of Benefactors
$5000 -- All previous rewards PLUS an alcove shrine established in your honor within the temple

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Recent Donations (11)

$300 raised by 11 people in 10 months.



7 months ago



Diane Verrochi

9 months ago



Alice Blackstone

9 months ago


Aphrodite is one of my Guides, a Temple devoted to her would be wonderful !



Bill Duvendack

9 months ago


I'm always happy to help the goddess. :)



William Moses

10 months ago



Hester Butler-Ehle

10 months ago



Ellen Catalina

10 months ago



Cameron Lambert-Vickers

10 months ago



Ann White

10 months ago


Athena is my Matron Goddess, but she's okay with giving to a temple to Aphrodite.




10 months ago


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