US Aphrodite Temple

$490 of $3,300 goal

Raised by 26 people in 40 months
Laurelei Black  MONROVIA, IN
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 Temple will be located on the grounds of Midian, an event and festival space in Springville, Indiana -- south of Bloomington.

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

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.
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Update 3
33 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?
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Update 2
37 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: http://aphroditespriestess.blogspot.com/2012/05/aphrodite-shrine-at-our-haven-history.html
The shrine established in French Lick.
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Update 1
40 months ago

We're on way! Donations are starting to come in, and soon the Temple will move from vision to reality.
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$490 of $3,300 goal

Raised by 26 people in 40 months
Created June 11, 2013
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8 months ago
$10
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9 months ago
$10
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10 months ago
$10
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11 months ago
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$10
Jeffery Parsons
12 months ago
$10
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13 months ago
$10
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14 months ago
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14 months ago (Offline Donation)
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