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A modern-day temple venerating Astarte, Lady Wisdom

Astarte is the ancient Queen of Heaven, Mother of the Gods, and embodiment of Cosmic Wisdom itself. Kate Jade has studied under her teaching for over 13 years. As her high priestess, Kate Jade has dedicated her life to building a sacred place for people to learn the wisdom of Astarte and have access to ethically-sourced and sound-cleansed metaphysical tools for their craft. From books to blogs and everything in between, Kate Jade especially loves writing about wisdom topics to help people learn and grow.

Explore the Rooms of the Temple

The Study: Our Sacred Wisdom Society

Our Sacred Wisdom Society is the study room of Astarte's Temple. Here you can enroll in courses to learn more about spirituality, esotericism, and more. Course levels range from introductory to foundational to advanced.

The Apothecary: Our DKT Metaphysical Shop

Our DKT Metaphysical Shop is the apothecary room of Astarte's Temple. Here you can shop for ethically-sourced, hand-crafted, and sound-cleansed spiritual tools, including pendulums, crystals, jewelry, apparel, candles, herbs, ritual oils, smoke cleansing bundles, and more.

The Library: Our Publishing House

Our Publishing House is the library room of Astarte's Temple. Here you can order print or download ebook copies of Kate Jade's spiritual books, including her works of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Each title is available in our publishing house, and many are also on Amazon.

The Foyer: Our Blog

Our Blog is the foyer of Astarte's Temple. Here you can explore supernatural topics from Kate's personal experiences, as well as articles that lead to many more doors and rooms to help people be successful on their path.

The Inner Court: Services

Our Services is the inner court room of Astarte's Temple. Here you can book healing and wisdom services with Kate Jade, including tarot readings, mediumship sessions, rituals, death work, and more.

Astarte's Ancient Temple in the Beqaa Valley

“Baalbek is an ancient Phoenician city located in what is now modern-day Lebanon, north of Beirut, in the Beqaa Valley. Inhabited as early as 9000 BCE, Baalbek grew into an important pilgrimage site in the ancient world for the worship of the sky-god Baal and his consort Astarte, the Queen of Heaven in Phoenician religion (the name ‘Baalbek’ means Lord Baal of the Beqaa Valley). The center of the city was a grand temple dedicated to Astarte and Baal and the ruins of this early temple remain today beneath the later Roman Temple of Jupiter Baal. Baalbek is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.”

—World History Encyclopedia

Astarte & the Ruins of Byblos

“The ancient ruins of Byblos are vast and impressive and in the centre of the complex, reached by a grand central colonnade, the temple of Astarte once stood. Reconstructed images show a large open court, surrounded by cloisters, in the middle of which stood a large conical shaped stone, or betyl, that represented and embodied her essence. It was here that the famous rites of Adonis were celebrated, generally seen as the ‘offspring’ of Baal and Astarte, or sometimes as her lover. The name Adonis means ‘lord’ in semitic and though introduced at a later stage by the Greeks and Romans, nevertheless embodied a hugely powerful archetype that also went under the names of Tammuz and Attis.

These young male gods embodied the ‘rising and dying god-man archetype,’ an archaic form of a vegetation deity that has very deep roots. According to James Frazer[1], as harvest gods, they embodied the actual life essence present in the corn and were ritually slain once a year as the corn itself was threshed by scythes and cycles at harvest time. The death of the harvest god was then ritually mourned in a huge ceremony involving cymbals, flutes, and semi-naked women beating their breasts, dancing and weeping in a sacred lament, followed the burial of his wounded body, and then the celebration of his miraculous resurrection the following day.

In the Greek version of the legend, Adonis was born of a myrrh tree (confirming his status as a vegetation deity) and hidden in a box by Aphrodite in the underworld. In a story woven into the mythology of many cultures across the aeons of time, but with local varieties of gods/goddesses playing the part, he is held hostage in the underworld until permitted by an authority figure to spend part of the year above ground, thereby embodying the mysteries of the seed that lies fallow before bursting forth in the spring in the abundant glory of the corn crop.“

—Earth Wisdom Earth Science

The Ancient Temple of Baalbek and Astarte & Ba'el

"The temples of Jupiter and Venus at Baalbek were the means by which the Romans could worship local Canaanite or Phoenician deities, Baal and Astarte. The Temple of Bacchus, however, is based on the worship of Dionysus, a Greek god which can be traced to Minoan Crete. This would mean that it’s a temple integrating worship of two important gods, one earlier and one more recent, rather than an integration of one local and one foreign god. On the other hand, Phoenician and Canaanite mythology include stories of Aliyan, a third member of a triad of deities including Baal [Ba'el] and Astarte. Aliyan was god of fecundity and this could have caused him to be integrated with Dionysus before both were integrated with Bacchus.

Aphrodite, the Greek version of Venus, was one of Bacchus’ many consorts. Was he considered her consort here? That would have been difficult because Astarte, the basis for the Venus temple at Baalbek, was traditionally the consort of Baal, the basis for the Jupiter temple. This would have made for a very confusing love triangle. Of course, ancient myths weren’t always read literally so such contradictions weren’t a problem. On the other hand, such contradiction also wasn’t always placed side-by-side in this manner and the efforts to integrate Roman with local Phoenician or Canaanite religious worship would have been a further complicating factor."

—Learn Religions

Rooms of Astarte's Temple

The Study

Sacred Wisdom Society — Enroll in magickal courses & more.

The Apothecary

DKT Metaphysical Shop — Buy hand-crafted spiritual tools.

The Library

Publishing House — Snag copies of Author Kate Jade's books.

The Foyer

Blog — Explore articles on all kinds of supernatural topics.

The Inner Court

Services  — Book a reading or mediumship service with Kate.

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