Thursday, January 26, 2012

Goddess of Autumn

A poem by Viviane Crowley

I am the Waning Moon, the Goddess who is fading from the land
In the Springtime I sought my Lord and mated with him beneath the trees and stars
At Bealtaine I wed my Lord beneath the first blossoms of the hawthorn tree
And in the Summertime I ripened the apples in the orchards and the fruit grew round and strong
At the corn harvest I cut down my Lord that by his death our people might be fed
And now in the Autumn time I descend beneath the Earth
To dwell with my Lord in his dark kingdom until our child is born
At the Winter Solstice I will bring forth the child and renew your hope
And at Candlemas I myself will return to renew the land.

I leave you, but I return to you
When you see my power fade and the leaves fall from the trees
When snow obliterates like death all trace of me upon the Earth
Then look for me in the Moon and in the heavens, you will see the soul of me
Soaring still among the stars and in that darkest time
When the Moon is covered by shadow and there is no trace of me in Heaven or on Earth
When you look outward and your lives seem cold and dark and barren
Let not despair eat at your hearts.

For when I am hidden I am but renewing
When I am waning I am making ready for return
Remember my promise and look within you
And there you will find the spirit of me
Awaiting those who will seek
For by the well-spring of your being I await you always.

I am Diana in Heaven and on Earth, Persephone
And within you that dark Hecate
Triple am I - the One in Three
My body the Earth My soul the Moon
And within thine innermost self
The eternal spirit of me.

1 comment:

  1. That was a beautiful post by Vivianne Crowley. HAPPY LAMMAS to you too. I'm hoping to be able to come to the Goddess soon sometime. Well that's what I'm planning for 2012. Although at present my husband is in hospital. But once everything is back to normal, I hope to be able to concentrate more on the craft. Without worries. It's in the hand's of the Goddess.

    Blessed Be Isis Moon
    PS: By the way I've finally started blogging again & finally feel secure enough to write about my near death experience last year, and will be writing more about it soon. I hope you can read it and please let me know what you think? Honestly, as I would value your opinion alot!


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Great Goddess Isis

Great Goddess Isis

Exhortation of Isis

You are She in the dust of whose feet is the hosts of Heaven,
Whose body encircles the Universe,
Who turns the Earth in its orb,
Who gives light to the Sun,
Who rules the World.

You tread death underfoot.
To Thee, the stars are responsive,
To Thee the seasons turn and the Gods rejoice
And the elements are in subjugation.

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.