Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Yemaya Blessing of the Waters

On Monday, 9 January 2012, the first public Full Moon Gathering hosted by the Temple of the Dark Moon together The Goddess House will be hosting a special gathering down at Grange Beach, Adelaide which will be dedicated to the Africo-Carribean Goddess Yemaya.

Yemaya, or Ymoja as she was known to the Yoruban people of West Africa, was the Mother of the Ogun River and referrred to as the "Mother of the Waters".  This is because she was said to have given birth to the world's waters ... and that new springs would appear whenever she turned over in her sleep, and springs would gush forth whenever she walked.

We meet at the jetty just prior to 8.00pm where we will then move down to the sands where the ritual will take place.

While this is a free event, participants are asked to bring an offering that will be given to Yemaya (a shell, flower, stone, seashell etc - she also likes champers).  A libation of melon will be provided afterwards.

O Mother of Waters!
Great is your power, your strength, and your light...
Let your greatness be the greatest wealth you dispense to me...
surrounded by sweet melodies springing from your own self...

“Prayer to Yemanja” (Zolrak)

The chant we will be using on the night can be found here:

The words are:
Yemaya assesso, assesso Yemaya
Yemaya olodo, olodo Yemaya.

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Great Goddess Isis

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Exhortation of Isis

You are She in the dust of whose feet is the hosts of Heaven,
Whose body encircles the Universe,
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You tread death underfoot.
To Thee, the stars are responsive,
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You are She that is the natural Mother of all things,
Mistress and governor of all elements,
The initial progeny of worlds,
Chief of Divine powers,
Queen of Heaven,
Principle of all the Gods celestial and the light of Goddesses.

At Your will are disposed the planets of the air,
The wholesome winds of the seas
And the silences of the unseen world.