Imbolc Ritual – The Crone Wake - Coven of the Goddess

Imbolc Ritual – The Crone Wake

Imbolc Symbol

Imbolc Ritual – The Crone Wake

Hand Maiden will prepare Triple Goddess Altar to the right of Altar. Ist degrees will represent the three aspects of the Goddess and dress to honor that aspect. Imbolc will be our festival of light, welcome the promise of SPRING. Honor this Sabbat with dress and festivity.

Coven Members needed:

  • High Priestess
  • Crone
  • Handmaiden
  • Mother
  • Symbol of the Sun
  • Summoner:
  • East Watchtower
  • South Watchtower
  • West Watchtower
  • North Watchtower

Drawing down the Moon

After the circle is ‘cast’ and the ‘cone of power’ has been raised, HP stands with her back to the altar, with the wand in her right hand and the scourge in her left, held against her breast in the “Osiris” position – her wrists crossed, and the shafts crossed again above them.

High Priestess

I invoke thee and call upon thee, mighty mother of us all, bringer of all fruitfulness:
By seed and root, by bud and stem, by leaf and flower and fruit,
By love and life do I invoke thee to descend upon the body of thy servant and Priestess.

High Priestess places the wand and scourge upon the altar then she faces the coven

All

Hear ye the words of the Star Goddess whose body encircles the universe! She who of old was called by many names, Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Innana, and by many other names.

High Priestess

I am the gracious Goddess who gives the gift of joy unto the hearts of man on earth, and the knowledge of the spirit eternal. Behold I am the mother of all, it is only through the return of that love that you may come to know me.

All

Great Goddess! Love and light in the sky! Let us feel thy Presence in this blessed circle and let our hearts be filled with joy and understanding!

Hand Maiden

Oh, Goddess of the green earth be among us now in your aspect of maiden of the forest; the fair one who brings us joy and new life to break the winter’s stillness and silence.

Our Maiden, Mother and Crone will approach the Altar and honor the Altar together as candles are lit one by one

Maiden

White Candle:

White do we light for the maiden, a divine and joyous child. Fresh and new as the driven snow is the taper which is her symbol. We give greetings to the Blessed one.

Mother

Red Candle:

Red do we light for the Mother, the warm & embracing Queen of Creation. Scarlet as the beauty of the winter sunset is the taper which is her symbol. We give greetings to the Regal One.

Crone

Black Candle:

Black do we light for the Crone, keeper of the magical Mysteries. Ebon as the night of sleet is the taper which is her symbol. We give greetings to the Wise One.

Maiden, Mother and Crone lead all around chanting the Witches Chant

All

Darksome night and shining moon, Hearken to the witches’ rune.
East then South, West then North, Hear! Come! I call thee forth!
By all the powers of land and sea, Be obedient unto me.
Wand and Pentacle and Sword, Hearken ye unto my word.
Cords and Censer, Scourge and Knife, Waken all ye into life.
Powers of the witch’s Blade, Come ye as the charge is made.
Queen of Heaven, Queen of Hell, Send your aid unto the spell.
Horned Hunter of the night, Work my will by magic rite.
By all the powers of land and sea, As I do say, So mote it be.
By all the might of moon and sun, As I do will, it shall be done.

Maiden, Mother and Crone raise their candles with the Sun

Symbol of the Sun

Behold the Three-Formed Goddess: She who is ever three– Maiden, Mother and Crone; yet is ever ONE. For without Spring there can be no Summer, without Summer no Winter, without Winter no New Spring. The Great Mother has brought forth the light of the world. Behold the light!

All bow and chant 3 times

All

Bright Blessings in her light

All gather to dance around fire, raising energy as the CORN DOLLS are sacrificed. Hopes and wishes for the coming year or envisioned as energy is raised.

All

May the strength of the old enter into the new and life arise once more

High Priestess

Thus we banish winter and we welcome Spring. Say farewell to what is dead and greet each living thing

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.

High Priestess

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.

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