(A circle is cast, calling in the five directions. If you want to use Shawna's words click here, or use your own words.)
I am a Holy Woman. I am a Priestess of the Goddess of a thousand names and faces. I am the Trinity: the Triple Goddess, three in one. I am the maiden: young, innocent, a seed of all that is to come. I am the Mother, Creator of all. I am the Crone, the Ancient One who stands at the doorway between birth, death, and rebirth. I appear before you now as the Old One. For I’ve been here for all of time.
(We invoke the Great Mother, source of all life and limitless love.)
I stand before you as the Mother, the Creatrix. All that is born comes through me. All have been suckled at my breast. I am the one who carried you into this world. And I watch over you with the most generous love known on earth.
(Spiritsinging is listening to the voice of Spirit and letting it express through you in sound without words. It is about choosing to say yes to what you want to create, empowering your vision instead of your fear. It is a choice to re-invent your life, with the sacred at the center.)
In the traditional way, the Priestesses and Priests of old went into the sacred groves or to the mountains and entered into trance. There they would speak and sing as the Oracle. I call upon the ancient spirit of the Oracle - Be Here Now.
(The essential teaching of "The Charge of the Star Goddess" is that pleasure is a sacrament and holy. It challenges the notion that pleasure is sinful, as extensively taught in monotheism. All acts of love and pleasure are rituals of the Goddess. )
I am the Temple Dancer. I am the Sacred Initiator of all that is erotic. I am the doorway to ecstasy.
(Every woman is the Goddess embodied. We heal from the excesses of patriarchy by praising her.)
Every woman is the Goddess in body. The embodiment of the Divine. It’s time for us to remember. The moment has come, and a great healing is upon us. Recognizing and honoring the Divine Feminine, the Goddess, is one of the most powerful ways available to us for healing from the excesses of dominator culture. And to amplify this healing, we must praise what has been cast down. Praise your Sisters, praise your Daughters, praise your Mothers, praise Her.
(May we embrace the Divine Feminine and come into loving relationship with our Mother the Earth.)
It is the end of the Patriarchy, the dark times. It is always darkest before the dawn. From the depth of this night, the enlightened times are coming. By the power of my word, I call forth the return of the light. Blessed Be.
(Between rounds of singing Be Still And Listen, the spirits of the Five Directions are thanked and released by the person who invoked them. If you want to use our suggested words click here, or use your own words.)
Embrace into your heart the light of the Goddess we have invoked. We return to being still and listening as we release the directions. And then we will celebrate with one more song.
(This prayer is an invocation that all people abide in love and unity as we create a partnership society and turn from empire to Earth community.)
The Goddess is walking among us. The feminine values rise again. Celebrating Her helps heal and balance male
and female power on the planet. We are transitioning to a culture that cares for its
children, respects its elders, and chooses nonviolence. We are building a partnership between the Sacred
Feminine and the Sacred Masculine – the Goddess and the God.
We call upon all people of all genders. Let us look in our hearts and find the Goddess within us, to honor and
protect her, and to nurture the sparks of the Mother within our own hearts. Please join us for this final invocation.
May we be a Sisterhood and Brotherhood in Love.
Let's join hands. Thank you for coming. Thank you, spirits of this land. Thanks to all, seen and unseen, who made this offering possible.
As a priestess of the Goddess, it is my prayer that we may embrace the Divine Feminine and come into loving
relationship with our Mother, the Earth. We dedicate this ceremony to the Goddess in Her many forms.
We are changed. We have raised the energy of the Goddess. Let us affirm the intention to carry this energy
with us out into the world. Follow me as we raise our hands and say together one final “Blessed Be.”