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Ritual & Renewal

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East, South, West, North

The Universe of the Goddess is infinite. The four main directions, East, South, West, & North
are blessed and honored whenever Goddess folk begin a celebration, group ritual, or a small
personal ritual of prayer or meditation. In honoring and greeting the directions, you are
acknowledging and blessing your connection with all life, all time, and life everywhere.

Nature's passage through the yearly cycle is celebrated in connection with the four directions.
Each direction is represented by an element. East~Spring~Air, South~Summer~Fire, West~Autumn ~Water, and North~Winter~Earth. This cycle is called the "Wheel of the Year", or "Sacred Wheel".

 

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Full Moon is a time for gathering together to celebrate the Goddess and move with the
rhythms of the Earth and the Heavens. Each Full Moon for thousands of years Goddess
folk have gathered to celebrate the passage of another Moon cycle.

In ancient times, sacred MoonTrees called Asheras were erected at the site of Moon rituals
to mark them as sacred places dedicated to the Goddess. There were many Moon-dancers
then, it was a time when the Goddess was widely honored. Later, Her sacred Temples were
torn down and the Goddess was reviled as wicked by new religions that worshipped a
single male god.  A jealous God, whose religion did not tolerate other religions at all. 


 



 

For many years, the number of people dancing the Goddess rituals were sometimes few.
Today the numbers increase with each Full Moon. The Culture of the Goddess is re-awakening
like a New Moon waxing. New Moon is another special time for gathering to celebrate and
honor the powers of the Goddess. Dancers in the moonlight beat out the rhythm of Nature's
pulse their feet. As they dance the Moon, they remember the traditions of the Goddess.


You already know how to celebrate the cycles of the Moon.

Look within yourself and remember.



 

The only people left on Earth today are the Winners. 

 If you are alive, it is because of your ancestors,

who were winners in the battle for survival.

For hundreds of thousands of years, your ancestors won,

they battled challenges and adversity to survive, and Win.

You . . . . .  are a Winner,

 the product of thousands of winners, never doubt that simple fact.

The losers' families are gone now . . . they are extinct   




Caring for plants affirms our connection with the Earth.

Plants and trees nurture our spirits, and feeds our Goddess essence. 

Sit quietly with a plant and breathe salowly and evenly. 



A wonderful ritual for Full Moon is drawing or sculpting images of the Goddess.

The act of creating your own sacred Goddess Art strengthens Her presence in the world.

Do not judge your Artwork, just make it. Your own spiritual essence will give it power and beauty.


If you have questions about being Pagan, Wiccan or another faith, or if you are conflicted

 or confused about your own spirituality and are not sure about choosing a Path,

perhaps this short piece can help you. Just click on the Link below.

Choosing a Path

Each stage in the Moon's passage brings special energies, opportunities and awareness.

Living in harmony with lunar cycles increases health, happiness and inner knowings.

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May clarity grow within me ~ Open my eyes to life's many wonders ~ May I feel the pulse of all creation within me ~ Open my spirit to awareness ~ Fill my heart with Understanding ~ May my life be of service to Earth and the Goddess ~ Open my ears to the needs of those around me ~ Make my hands strong & gentle in your service ~ May I remember always, the Goddess works through me ~

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We are a family of creatures with a rich and diverse past that stretches far back into ancient times, times before language, times before history, times before nations and states, times before imagining.  You are the dreram of your ancestors, the hope of the future. You have it within you to do great things. Your imagination and your spirit will be nourished here at the Spiral Goddess Grove, enjoy your visit here.

~ La Diosa, Femenina Adivina ~ La Déesse, Féminine Devinent ~ Die Göttin, Weiblich Erahnen ~ Il Goddess, Femminile Divine ~ O Goddess, Feminine Divine ~ Godin, Vrouwelijke Goddelijke, Spiraalvormige Godin ~ Θεά, θηλυκή θεία, σπειροειδής θεά ~ Богина, Женственная Предсказывает, Спиральн Богина ~ Il Goddess, Femminile Divine, Goddess A spirale ~

 

Abby

 


Great Goddess IsIs ~ Mother Goddess Demeter ~ Hecate ~ Brigid ~ Freyja ~ Nammu ~ Astarte ~ Sophia ~ AuLat ~ Lwvana ~ Maat ~ Turan ~ Minerva ~ Nut ~ Boldogasszony ~ Otohime ~ Hathor ~ Mawu ~ Aphrodite ~ Kanayama-hime ~ Luna ~ Arinna ~ Yemaya ~ Sirona ~ Diana ~ Inanna ~ Goddess Ishtar ~ Kali Ma ~ Quan Yin ~ Selene ~ Kore ~ Goddess Amaterasu ~ Pandora ~ Medusa ~ Dana ~ Kannon ~ Cerridwen ~ Goddess Irene ~ Macha ~ Rhiannon ~ Kishimo-jin ~ Hel ~ Mary ~ Nortia ~ Benzai-Ten ~ Frigga ~ Partula ~ Vinca ~ Lady of the Beasts ~ Nathor ~ Venus ~ Gaia ~ Funadama ~ Sedna ~ Iris ~ Corn Mother ~ Uba ~ Rowan ~ Artemis ~ Ma ~ Marica ~ Allat ~ Uac Rapito ~ Pavasiya ~ Lahar ~Zemyna ~ Securitas ~ Sechat-Hor ~ Pandara ~ Saps ~ Rheia ~ Ma-Zu ~ Ran ~ Quiritus ~ Bubona ~ Ki ~ Gabjauja ~ Louzera ~ Lhamo ~ Amentet ~ Gabija ~ Laka ~ Goddess Selene ~ Prende ~ Kishi-Bojin ~ Flora ~ Goddess Mayahuel ~ Chup-Kamui ~ Mafdet ~ Diti ~ Fauna ~ Aradia ~ Kaminari ~ Goddess Vaisgamta ~ Atabey ~ Pales ~ Zeme pati ~ Kaupuole ~ Rasyte ~ Marisha-Ten ~ Great Goddess Artemis of Ephesus ~ Kami-Musubi ~ Aparajita ~ Hina ~ Oya ~ Zenenet ~ Bona Dea ~ Uma ~ Daphne ~ Heket ~ Ixtab ~ Saule ~ Caca ~ Baubo ~ Eye Goddess ~ Goddess Ixchel ~ Helene ~ Quilla ~ Izanami ~ Queen of Heaven ~ Unut ~ Ostara ~ Benzai-Ten ~ Zana ~ Bastet ~ Anuket ~ Sothis ~ Ana ~ Oshun ~ Hygeia ~ Sengen ~ Goddess Pele ~ Sauska ~ Aditi ~ Lilith ~ Toyouke-Omikami ~ She Who is Many ~ Athena ~ Zemes Mate ~ Ceres ~ Fulla ~ Ningal ~ Marama ~ Uni ~ Lucina ~ Grandmother Spider ~ Am-No-Tanabata-Hime ~ Nepit ~ Adraste ~ Maiden Goddess Persephone ~ Ba ~ Jord ~ Cybele ~ Goddess Hera ~ Anath ~ Parvati ~ Jian Lao ~ Asthoreth ~ Inar ~ Laka ~ Epona ~ Uzume ~ Circe ~ Damona ~ Camunda ~ Anat ~ Rosmerta ~ Zuimaco ~ Anahita ~ Pomona ~ Eos ~ Tyche ~ Peitho ~ Korrawi ~ Sachmet ~ Isara ~ Nemetona ~ Kubaba ~ Fortuna ~ Aurora ~ Jurate ~ Antum ~ Hine-nui-te-po ~ Ala ~ Karitei-mo ~ Ahurani ~ Kybele ~ Kaltes ~ Nana ~ Ida ~ Pachet ~ Milda ~ Zemyna ~ Fravasi ~ Brigantia ~ Blodeuwedd ~ Gosseaa Yuki-Onna ~ Artio ~ Nakatsu-Hime ~ Selket ~ Tlazolteotl ~ Abundantia ~ Alpan ~ Uli ~ Neith ~ Krumine ~ Venus of Laussel ~ Vinca Bird Goddess ~ Ame-No-Mi-Kumari ~ Medeine ~ Bride ~ Asherah ~ Jurakan ~ Ihuanaboina ~ Acatl ~ Pergubre ~ Moon Goddess ~ Laima ~ Giltine ~ Laksmi ~ Gusti Kanjeng Ratu Kidul ~ Minoan Snake Goddess ~ Brigit ~ Goddess Gaea ~ Kali Ma ~ Kuan Yin ~ Mother Earth ~ Neoilithic Goddesses ~ Dolni ~ Haniyasu-hime ~ Kojin ~ Kishijoten ~ Goddess of the Amazons ~ Dewi Sri ~ All Ancient Goddesses whose names we do not know ~

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