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The Goddess


 

On This Page:

The Three Faces of the Goddess
Goddess Connection
Who is the Wiccan Goddess?
Hail Mother Goddess
Invocation of the Goddess
Goddess Chant
Drawing Down the Moon
 




 The Three Faces of the Goddess

The Maiden

The maiden is overflowing with all of the possibilities of the future. Within her are the seeds of what will be. She is the fresh dawn of a new day. She is strength and tenacity and power. She is unbridled enthusiasm and wonder and hope.



The Mother
 
The mother is ripe fruit hanging pregnant from the vine. She is the foundation, the nurturer, the protectress. She is fortified with strength and placid with the calmness of a sunny day. She is who we turn to for stability and reassurance.


The Crone
 
It is the crone we seek in the darkening twilight. We find comfort in her quiet presence and yet we are challenged by her intuitive knowledge and aware of the dark shadows she casts...forcing us to seek the light and answers.




 

© Amythyst Raine 2007

 
 
 
Goddess Connection
 
If you haven’t already met the Goddess, I think it’s time for an introduction; and if you’re already acquainted, you’ll rediscover some truths and revelations, as one always does with divinity. I’ve chosen forty-five of my favorite goddesses from across a wide variety of cultures. This is only a proverbial drop in the bucket, as far as a listing of goddesses goes. These are some of my favorites, some whom I’ve invoked over the years for inspiration, revitalization, magic, protection, and just because the energy felt good. Pay attention to the aspects of each divine name listed here: her particular energies, her specialties, the areas of your life that she can help you with. Listen to her story, feel her magic, open your heart and mind to the Feminine Divine, and draw into yourself her wisdom and power. “Her Story” is not just a mythical tale of the goddess. It’s our story, our voice.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Source ~ The contents of “Goddess Connection” found here at Magickal Connections are excerpts from my book, “The Spiritual Feminist”.  You can follow this link for more information, or to purchase a copy.
 
 
Book Cover-- The Spiritual Feminist

 
 
Who is the Wiccan Goddess?

She is the embodiment of the divine feminine. She is Mother Nature, the Earth-- Gaia; she is fertility and the turning of the seasons. She is the cycle of birth, life, death, and regeneration-- or rebirth; she is the Creatrix of all that is, was, and will be. Where the God is hard and unyielding; the Goddess is soft and pliant, embracing the individual and human diversity, allowing for growth and expansion.

The Wiccan Goddess is the mother of us all, even mother to the God, for all things must come from Her womb.

She is known by a thousand names in every culture, yet we may call her “Mother”.

She embraces the three stages of a woman’s life within the moon and its phases:

The waxing crescent: The Maiden…the beginning; embracing innocence, purity, strength, and determination as sinewy and strong as any physical muscle worked to heightened development. She is the female warrior, just starting down the road on this journey called life.

The full moon: The Mother…heavily pregnant with all of life’s possibilities, complete in the knowledge of herself and her desires, active in building her own road, planning her own journey, and actually moving towards her goals. The Mother will create all that which the world holds dear; whether it be children or ideas, art or magick.

The waning crescent: The Crone…wizened and cool, deliberate in her actions and words and intentions. She is calm after braving the storms of life in the knowledge that she is victorious over the dark shadows being cast at this stage. She has seen it all, risen above it all, to a pinnacle which allows her to review the world and life with one sweeping glance. She is coming to the close of her natural cycle, where she will once more reach the stage of regeneration…to begin again.

This is the Wiccan Goddess.






The above text, "Who is the Wiccan Goddess?", is an excerpt from
"Natural Magick the Gray Witch Way" by Amythyst Raine.

© Natural Magick the Gray Witch Way,
Amythyst Raine 2011
 
 

 

Hail Mother Goddess

Hail Mother Goddess, full of grace;
Your consort is with You.
Blessed art thou among humanity.

And blessed is your creation–
Mother Earth and Father Sky,
And all that dwell within.

Mother Goddess, creatrix of the world,
Be with us now and throughout all incarnations.

Blessed Be


© Amythyst Raine 2011





Invocation of the Goddess

The energy of the moon has long been connected with the radiant energy and power of the Goddess. The witch-- the priestess-- has developed methods to harness this energy, to draw this power within herself and use it for personal growth and enlightenment.

The following ritual will allow you to re-connect with the Goddess and rediscover the magic and mystique of the feminine divine.

1. To connect with moon energy, you must place yourself beneath its light, allowing your body to bathe within its silver sheen. As you do so, ground and center yourself.

2. Bless yourself, saying:

“Bless my feet that walk the way of witch.

Bless my knees that kneel before the Goddess.

Bless my breasts that nurture.

and my lips that speak the truth.

Before the Goddess,

I am blessed.”

3. Stand with your feet slightly parted; raise your arms to the sky, hands open and receptive. Say:

“I stand before You now, Mother of the Earth,

To draw within myself the energy of re-birth.

The magic of the moon,

The energy of goddess power,

I draw down into myself,

Upon this shining hour.”

4. Stand for a few minutes where you are. You may feel physical sensations that are unique to this ritual and goddess energy, or you may feel sensations that are common during the movement of energy and the acquisition of power. Don’t be disappointed, however, if you have no physical sensations at all; not everyone is sensitive enough to pick this up. This does not mean that energy has not been moved or power acquired.





*Note: the material above is an excerpt from,
"The Gray Witch's Grimoire"
© The Gray Witch's Grimoire,
Amythyst Raine 2011
 
 
 
Goddess Chants



 
 

Drawing Down the Moon
 


The energy of the moon has long been connected with the radiant energy and power of the Goddess. The witch-- the priestess-- has developed methods to harness this energy, to draw this power within herself and use it for personal growth and enlightenment.

The following ritual will allow you to re-connect with the Goddess and rediscover the magic and mystique of the feminine divine.

1. To connect with moon energy, you must place yourself beneath its light, allowing your body to bathe within its silver sheen. As you do so, ground and center yourself.

2. Bless yourself, saying:

"Bless my feet that walk the way of witch.

Bless my knees that kneel before the Goddess.

Bless my breasts that nurture.

and my lips that speak the truth.

Before the Goddess,

I am blessed."

3. Stand with your feet slightly parted; raise your arms to the sky, hands open and receptive. Say:

"I stand before You now, Mother of the Earth,

To draw within myself the energy of re-birth.

The magic of the moon,

The energy of goddess power,

I draw down into myself,

Upon this shining hour."

4. Stand for a few minutes where you are. You may feel physical sensations that are unique to this ritual and goddess energy, or you may feel sensations that are common during the movement of energy and the acquisition of power. Don't be disappointed, however, if you have no physical sensations at all; not everyone is sensitive enough to pick this up. This does not mean that energy has not been moved or power acquired.
 
 

*Note: the material above is an excerpt from,
"The Gray Witch's Grimoire"
© The Gray Witch's Grimoire,
Amythyst Raine 2011


 
Goddesses Around the World 

Aphrodite - Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty
Artemis - Greek Goddess of Hunting and Vegetation
Athena - Greek Goddess of Wisdom and War
Ceres - Roman Goddess of Agriculture
Demeter - Greek Goddess of Agriculture
Devi - Hindu Goddess of Existence
Diana - Roman Goddess of Hunting
Durga - Hindu Goddess that Destroys Demons
Gaia - Greek Goddess as Mother Earth
Ha Hai-i Wuhti - Hopi Divine Mother
Hecate - Greek Goddess of Magic
Ishtar - Babylonian Goddess of War
Isis - Egyptian Goddess
Juno - Roman Goddess of Women
Kali - Hindu Goddess of Liberation
Kuan Yin - Buddhist Goddess of Compassion
Lakshmi - Hindu Goddess of Prosperity
Minerva - Roman Goddess of Arts
Mother Mary - Christian Goddess of Compassion
Persephone - Greek Goddess of the Underworld
Sarasvati - Hindu Goddess of Knowledge and Arts
Shakti - Hindu Goddess of Primal Energy
Tara - Tibetan Goddess of Compassion
Venus - Roman Goddess of Love and Beauty
 

1 comment:

  1. I just want to say how delighted I was to discover your inspirational website today. I am a retired male pastor from a Christian denomination that does not respect the lovely path of Goddess Spirituality. Since my retirement I have become interested in, and attracted to, the Goddess and the divine feminine. I want to learn all that I can and I realize that I have a lot of catching up to do in my understanding. Your website is extremely enlightening for me. Please accept my sincere thanks and compliments.

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