Goddess Freya's Honor Ritual
Journey 6/21/05

The altar shall be adorned with amber and feather to honor Goddess Freya.




Cut the Circle- Sara Jean
Water and Earth-Sif
Fire and Air- Silver Wind
Bless the Circle-Lotus
Invoke Goddess-Stella
H P- Journey
Hand Maiden-Sara Jean
Mother-Sif
Crone- Silver Wind
Summoner-Sif
East Watchtower - Trisha
South Watchtower-Andriah
West Watchtower-Inanna
North Watchtower- Lotus
Cake and Wine- Sif


Summoner
sage all that enter Circle
"Do you come in perfect love and perfect trust?"
Covener answers
bless and dedicate all with Goddess Freya's Oil and pentacle over third eye chakra
"Sister to Sister in perfect love and perfect trust we share this circle"

all will cast circle

Hp
invoke Goddess
"Goddess Freya, in the Circle of your Moon do we now hail thee.
As Gullveig thou wert gashed by god-spears.
Beautiful one, thrice burned and thrice reborn.
From the deepest night may thy knowledge be awaken.
We give honor to your teachings.
Heide, Heide, Crone of the shadow.
Wisest of women, teacher of witchcraft.
Beloved Hag from the heath come hither.
Volva, veild One, Visions granting.
In the depths of our being Thou art waiting.
Awaken awaken and hear our praise.
In your honor this Circle is cast."

Summoner
"Goddess Freya's Story"
HP
“ I am the deep wisdom that waits in the darkness. The secrets of the shadow of all you have forgotten and all that men suppress and shroud from the light of day. The secrets of the womb and the tomb are mine, I am the hidden place within your souls, where no man can see.
As I was the Night before your beginnings, I am the Light that will shine for you at the end. I wait as a seed within the Earth, as an egg within the womb, as the Spirit within the body. I am the matrix of all your magick. To work your way upon the world, you must work with me. I am all that is , that has been, and that will be, and there is no man that hath lifted my veil.”

MAIDEN
“There is in essence, but one rite of regeneration; that is from child of past to child of light. For one must ask themselves -What good is it to live in eternal light be it not the lessons of the shadow? Is it not an aspect of light to expose what is already known, that which is mundane and obvious? It is not as the Maiden Gullveig wrapped in desires that we seek the answers?"
HP
“Close your eyes my sisters for to night we honor the child of the past. She dwells deep within your shadows, forgotten yet always waiting. Know her joy, know her sorrow. Open your eyes my sisters and remember and honor the child of the past."
Mother
"Night comes upon day as quickly as Winter upon the Summer and all but are brief instances. It is the spiral dance of life and tonight we honor the child of the past. Celebrate Her, release her pain and give listen to her dreams. I am the Mother, Goddess Freya, in the light of my Moon allow the Gentle Mother Warrior of self to cleanse and regenerate the child of the shadows. Let movement and voice give honor to the pain and joy that have brought you to this harvest of your life. The wheel of time is ever turning, leave what is to die that future harvest will be abundant and fulfilling."
HP
“Close your eyes my sisters for tonight we honor the woman of today. See her trails and dreams. Know her shadows and fears. Let the crop of self be analyzed in truth and clarity. Open your eyes my sisters and own the truth of your choices. Goddess."
CRONE
"The darkness has no preference, nor has it any feelings or emotions. How the darkness must wonder at those who tread lightly through it passages. Heide I am, Crone and teacher of women. I shall teach you to dance through the darkness. To hesitate and crawl through the darkness breeds fear and there is no place for fear upon this journey less you desire not to live authentic in self.. Come quickly before the Sun turns to wane, we have a long journey at hand. "
HP
" Close your eyes my sisters for tonight we honor the Priestess of tomorrow. Tonight we embrace the Goddess of self and the truth of our power. There is no shadow that is not self created. Though we can not go back and create a new beginning, we can start from now and create a new ending. See yourself my sisters, free from the Earthly realm. Free from all that keeps your soul heavy. In your minds eye see yourself standing on the cliffs of the mountain, the wind is blowing your hair and the heavens are aglow in stars. You are a Goddess, ruler of your own kingdom, free in your choices and desires. Feel the beautiful falcon cloak that rest upon your shoulders. Golden amber filled with the wisdom of the ages drips from around your neck and rest upon your breast. Gathered at your waist is a pouch filled with all you have treasured, kept through out your life. In your left hand, a dagger. Your hands griped tightly around the hilt ready to defend against any and all that would cause you harm. Feel the healing energy flowing through your body as you look out onto the world. Feel every cell of your body strong and alive. This is your life, owed to no one. Your path is clear , your destiny your own. See clearly my sisters for though art Goddess, awaken and remember."
All Chant
"We are alive as the Earth is alive.
We have the power to create our freedom.
We have the courage, we are the healers.
Like the sun we shall rise.
We have the courage, we are the healers.
Like the moon we shall rise.
We are alive as the Earth is alive.
We have the power to create our freedom.
We have the courage, we are the healers.
Like the sun we shall rise.
We have the courage, we are the healers.
Like the moon we shall rise."

Celebration of Circle

Wine & Cake
Blessed Be this Cake and Wine,
the Body and the Blood of the Mother
May You never hunger (passes bread) Blessed Be.
May You never thirst (passes wine) Blessed Be.



HP
Gracious Goddess as we close our circle we ask that our path always be in your light.
All
All give personal thanks to the Goddess
Dismiss Watchtowers
ALL
The circle is open but unbroken. Merry Meet, Merry Part and Merry Meet again.

Coven of the Goddess

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