an introduction, invitation & invocation
Welcome. This is a space for Earth Wisdom musings, devoted to this sacred realm of embodied life where body, heart, mind, soul and spirit(s) intermingle. I mostly write of/through/for the Goddess, the Divine Feminine, with a touch of the Sacred Masculine, and the full spectrum of Beauty, Love & Magic.
The other pages of this website are nests, holding my offerings to the world, which are still gestating and evolving. The Beauty page will one day have beautiful, lovely & magical things to peruse and purchase. The Love page shares my story. The & page shares links for people, places & things I Love. And, the Magic page has information about 1:1 consultations, body prayer, ceremonies & rituals.
These musings and offerings are slowly, gently being birthed into the world, under the waxing crescent moon of this in between time, betwixt deep Winter and early Spring. This is Bhride's season. You may also know her as St. Brigid, Lady of the Holy Well and Sacred Flame. She is celebrated during the cross-quarter day of Imbolc - a time of healing, prophecy, poetry, artistry and creativity.
I invite you to come sit beside the Well of Wisdom, and receive the songs your heart longs to hear. I invite you to step into the Flames of Power, and dance as they ignite your body and soul. My hope is that these words and images will speak to you - to some part of you in some special way.
Now, a few words from Doreen Valiente, an invocation of the Goddess that speaks right to my soul:
The Charge of the Goddess
Listen to the words of the Great Mother, who was of old called Artemis; Astarte; Diana; Melusine; Aphrodite; Cerridwen; Dana; Arianrhod; Isis; Bride; and by many other names.
Whenever ye have need of anything, once in a month, and better it be when the Moon be full, then ye shall assemble in some secret place and adore the spirit of me, who am Queen of all Witcheries.
There shall ye assemble, ye who are fain to learn all sorcery, yet have not yet won its deepest secrets: to these will I teach things that are yet unknown.
And ye shall be free from slavery; and as a sign that ye are really free, ye shall be naked in your rites; and ye shall dance, sing, feast, make music and love, all in my praise.
For mine is the ecstasy of the spirit and mine also is joy on earth; for my Law is Love unto all Beings.
Keep pure your highest ideal; strive ever toward it; let naught stop you or turn you aside.
For mine is the secret door which opens upon the Land of Youth; and mine is the Cup of the Wine of Life, and the Cauldron of Cerridwen, which is the Holy Grail of Immortality.
I am the Gracious Goddess, who gives the gift of joy unto the heart. Upon earth, I give the knowledge of the spirit eternal; and beyond death, I give peace, and freedom, and reunion with those who have gone before. Nor do I demand sacrifice, for behold I am the Mother of All Living, and my Love is poured out upon the earth.
Hear ye the words of the Star Goddess, she in the dust of whose feet are the hosts of heaven; whose body encircleth the Universe; I, who am the Beauty of the green earth, and the white Moon among the stars, and the mystery of the waters, and the heart's desire, call unto the soul. Arise and come unto me.
For I am the Soul of Nature, who giveth life to the universe; from me all things proceed, and unto me must all things return; and before my face, beloved of gods and mortals, thine inmost divine self shall be unfolded in the rapture of infinite joy.
Let my worship be within the heart that rejoiceth, for behold: all acts of love and pleasure are my rituals. And therefore let there be Beauty and strength, power and compassion, honour and humility, mirth and reverence within you.
And thou who thinkest to seek for me, know thy seeking and yearning shall avail thee naught, unless thou know this mystery: that if that which thou seekest thou findest not within thee, thou wilt never find it without thee.
For behold, I have been with thee from the beginning; and I am that which is attained at the end of desire.
Thank you for joining us.
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