Mother Mary Blue Moon Ritual
Journey & Sara Jean - Blue Moon 12/09

 The Altar shall be prepared in honor of Mother Mary/ Mari of Basque




Cut the Circle- ?
Water and Earth-?
Fire and Air- ?
Bless the Circle-?
Invoke Goddess-Journey
H P- Journey
Hand Maiden-?
Mother-?
Crone-?
Summoner-?
East Watchtower - ?
South Watchtower-?
West Watchtower-?
North Watchtower-?
Cake and Wine-?


Summoner
sage all that enter Circle
"Do you come in perfect love and perfect trust?"
Covener answers
bless and dedicate all with Goddess Mari'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

East
Dawn of all beginnings, window of the rising sun,
Fill within me the Breath of Creation.
Bind in perfect trust the magick we create tonight.
Air of the East I stir, summon and call you forth,
Guard our circle and witness our Rite.
Hail and Welcome.

South
Passion of all beginnings, window of the mid-day sun,
Fill within me the Fire of Existance.
Give life to our pleasures and magick to our desires.
Fire of the South I stir, summon and call you forth,
Guard our circle and witness our Rite.
Hail and Welcome.

West
Wisdom of all beginnings, window of the setting sun,
Fill within me the Waters of Life.
Give wisdom to our magick and serenity to our path.
Water of the West I stir, summon and call you forth,
Guard our circle and witness our Rite.
Hail and Welcome

North
Tribe of all beginnings, window of the darken sun,
Fill within me my Mother Earth.
In tune our magick with nature and set our spirits free.
Earth of the North I stir, summon and call you forth.
Guard our circle and witness our Rite.
Hail and Welcome


HP
Tonight we celebrate Blue Moon. The second Blue Moon in a month and we laugh in its glow as reminder Mothers rhythm pays no heed to the calendars of man. Even the sun whose aspect they try to map gives little credence to the calendar of man as it too follows the rhythm of Mother. Let us celebrate her ancient rhythms tonight as Daughters and Witches.
Silver
I am Mary Mother of God, I am Mari Goddess of Basque and I am all things in between. I am the Trinity of Christianity, I am the Trinity of the Goddess and I am every name ever envisioned in seeking God, Goddess or Divinity. I am the lessons you share as my daughters in Sacred Space as you celebrate the blessed myths of me. I am here with you as you still bear witness today of my suppression, abuse, misuse and maligned by those who would use the power of faith for control of the masses and turn away from the abundance of religious tolerance.
I am know throughout history and predate Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism or any other organized religion of the modern world. Remains of my temples and my images have been found on every continent and in every country the world over. My worshippers have suffered crucifixion, rape, the rack, stoning, skewering, stampede, burning, drowning, disembowelment and I am still not denied.
One King after another has stood upon me claiming my body as their own, possessing my land, my riches and the taste of any bloodshed in the conquest only serving to feed the hunger for more power. One God after another they name in my replacement, their armies killing all who do not follow their God and submit to their dominion. As history tells the story so does the story live today.

Sara Jean
It is you my daughters that must be strong enough to remember me. You must pass to your daughters and on to their daughters the truth of the Great Mother. You must share with your daughters the sacredness of life, the earth, the plants and the animals. You must strive to be a keeper of my mysteries, a whisperer of the ancient wisdom, a tender at the sacred fire of life.
As Goddess Mari I was known throughout the Holy Lands by many aspects of my name; In Egypt I was the Water Goddess Mer, In Northern Europe I was Maerin wife of Thor, In Saxon mythology Wudu-Maer, To the Hindus Mari-Yamn, To the Celts Maid Marian, In Babyloian traditions I am called Tiamat and in Israel I was Asherah/Mari consort to Yahew. It is no wonder that my people named their daughters in my honor and testament is found throughout all the Holy Scriptures in the abundance of women named Mary. While the myths changed to fulfill the needs of the people I am at the core of all told, Goddess Mari.


Hp Invocation
Magdalene, wife of Jesus, Mother Mary Queen of Heaven, Mari Goddess of the Holy Lands and the Great Temple of Jerusalem, we call forth your memory. We have prepared alter and ritual to celebrate your truth. In our hearts we cast away the lies and suppression the false religions choose to feed the masses. We are at once consort, mother, sister, wife as you were in the stories of old. We tend the sacred mysteries that are your blood and we hold strong the truth of Mother Mary today that she not be forgotten. Thou art Goddess Mother Mary, Trinity of those who would speak the name God, Jesus and Holy Ghost and thou art Goddess Mari of Basque. Thou art our Sacred Goddess and Mother. Blessed Be.
HP
"Tonight on the Blue Moon a history lesson, my story as Mari of Basque transcended into Mother Mary of your modern world."
"Goddess Mari's Story"
Open conversation of Mother Mary

Sara Jean
Survivalists have a phrase that they call the big three or sometimes even the rule of three. It is a rule of thumb about surviving. You can live 30 days without Food, Three days without water, and three minutes without air. For almost every human this is the case. We all know that three is a sacred number. The Triple Goddess, the Christian Trinity, there are so many other examples. Well just as the Survivalist's rule of three states that we cannot live without certain primal needs neither can we live without Goddess. Call her Goddess or The Christian God, Buddah or Allah or deny her existence all together, she is there. Tonight I ask of you all to take within you the big three. Three aspects of Mari that happen to follow the primal needs that we all desire, crave and cannot live without. In ancient Basque she was considered the goddess of Earth, Sea, and Air. This is how we claim her tonight as well.

MMC will prepare themselves first by taking communion of each other just like when the greeters smudge each other.

Crone
My Daughters I call you. Climb, walk, and crawl into my caves. Explore the depths of my temples. Examine the earth below your feet and the rock above. Feel my arms around you as the earth embracing you.
Mother
My Daughters I call you. Swim, bathe and soak in my waters. Explore the life that is created there. Examine the wetness of drink and the quench it provides. Taste my love for you as I rid you of your thirst.
Maiden
My Daughters I call you. Breathe, sing and laugh within my heavens. Explore with the wind. Examine the scents brought to you on my breath. Smell the perfume of the universe.

At this time all are invited to get up and visit with the Maiden (sky), Mother (Sea), and Crone (Earth). Those who have been assigned these parts will have words to say to each and the visitor will have responses to their words. This may look like chaos but everyone calling out their intentions at their turn and all at once will raise power.

Maiden
Come to me my friend, My friend in Goddess, Breathe in the sweetness of the heavens and speak your claim with me. (spray mist and breathe deep)
I am the heavens
I am the sky
I breathe life into the world
I am Goddess

Mother
Come to me my sister, My Sister in Goddess, Drink of me and know yourself. The blood in your veins is mine as well as your own claim it with me now. (Drink concoction and enjoy)
I am the elixir
I am the Sea
In my waters the world is quenched
I am Goddess

Crone
Come to me my daughter, My child in Goddess. Eat the gifts that spring from my harvests. Devour of the flesh of my abundance and speak your claim with me. (eat of cake or other edible and savor it)
I am the Earth
I am the stones
In my dark caves the secret is safe within I am Goddess.

Our craft of the night shall be cruifixes made from the Yule tree

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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