The Goddess In The Kingdom Of Death

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The Goddess In The Kingdom Of Death

In this world, the Goddess is seen in the moon, the light that shines in darkness, the rain bringer, mover of the tides, Mistress of mysteries. And as the moon waxes and wanes, and walks three nights of its cycle in darkness, so, it is said, the Goddess once spent three nights in the Kingdom of Death.

For in love She ever seeks Her other Self, and once, in the winter of the year, when He had disappeared from the green earth, She followed Him and came at last to the gates beyond which the living do not go.

The Guardian of the Gate challenged Her, and She stripped Herself of Her clothing and jewels, for nothing may be brought into that land. For love, She was bound as all who enter there must be and brought before Death Himself.

He loved Her, and knelt at Her feet, laying before Her His sword and crown, and gave Her the fivefold kiss, and said,

“Do not return to the living world, but stay here with Me, and have peace and rest and comfort.”

But She answered, “Why do you cause all things I love and delight in to die and
wither away?”

“Lady,” He said, “It is the fate of all that lives to die. Everything passes; all
fades away. I bring comfort and consolation to those who pass the gates, that they may grow young again. But You are My heart’s desire — return not, but stay here with Me.”

And She remained with Him three days and three nights, and at the end of the third night She took up His crown, and it became a circlet that She placed around Her neck, saying:

“Here is the circle of rebirth. Through You all passes out of life, but through Me
all may be born again. Everything passess; everything changes. Even death is not
eternal. Mine is the mystery of the womb, that is the cauldron of rebirth. Enter
into Me and know Me, and You will be free of all fear. For as life is but a journey
into death, so death is but a passage back to life, and in Me the circle is ever
turning.”

In love, He entered into Her, and so was reborn into life. Yet is He known as Lord of Shadows, the comforter and consoler, opener of the gates, King of the Land of Youth, the giver of peace and rest. But She is the gracious mother of all life; from Her all things proceed and to Her they return again. In Her are the mysteries of death and birth; in Her is the fulfillment of all love.

*Traditional Craft Myth

Great Goddess, Bless Me

Days Of The Week Comments

Great Goddess, bless me
Shine your loving light upon me
And help me to improve my life
May I grow and blossom
May I be surrounded by love and friendship
May I be gifted with good fortune
May I do my best for myself and others
May I appreciate what I have
And may I make the most of any opportunities
That you send my way.
 
Great Goddess, bless me
Shine your loving light upon me
And help me to improve my life.

So Mote It Be.

Wishing You & Yours A Very Blessed Thursday Afternoon, my dear family!

Focus can be powerful
When used for spell or charm
But too much focus gone awry
Can cause both woe and harm.
 
Today I vow to do my best
To let go of obsession
What I crave’s not good for me
And I have learned my lesson well.
 
With your help, Dear Divine Goddess,
I seek to walk a balanced Path
Of healthy wants and needs
I ask the Goddess and God to lend me strength
And grant me my release
 

So Mote It Be