ritual dance, songs
Excerpts from Judith Laura's Books
From Goddess Spirituality for the 21st Century
On the wings of the waning moon,
Slowly fading crescent,
[Reprinted in A Pagan's Muse (Kensington/Citadel 2003). Appears in slightly different form in Goddess 2000 Project's "Dancing the Goddess Home" Ritual ]
She Lives! The Return of Our Great Mother
(The four directions, beginning with the East, are blessed by extending arms upward, striking the zills (finger cymbals) once, while speaking or thinking the first line. Follow the striking of the zills with the movement known as "snake hands" in front of your body.)
that I may always know your wisdom.
Oh Great Mother, bless and heal.Bless my eyes,
that I may always see your beauty.
Oh Great Mother, bless and heal.Bless my ears,
that I may always hear your music.
Oh Great Mother, bless and heal.Bless my nose,
that I may always smell your fragrance.
Oh Great Mother, bless and heal.Bless my lips and my tongue,
that I may always taste your goodness
and sing your praises.
Oh Great Mother, bless and heal.Bless my touch,
that like yours, it may heal.
Oh Great Mother, bless and heal.Bless my breasts (or heart),
that like you, I may nurture others.
Oh Great Mother, bless and heal.Bless my womb (or sex or creativity),
oh Mother of All,
and bless the fruit of my womb
Oh Great Mother, bless and heal.(Starting in the West, repeat the striking of zills and snake hands at each direction as in the beginning, while saying or thinking:) Great Mother,
thank you for your protection
and for blessing this dance.
[This is the version from the 1999 10th Anniversary Edition of She Lives! It contains updated instructions and information not available when the meditation was first published in SageWoman, Fall 1986, Issue 1, and in the 1989 Crossing Press edition of She Lives!, and when it was reprinted in The SageWoman Cauldron (anthology 1993)]
Songs by Judith Laura with Music Notation
From Goddess Spirituality for the 21st Century:
from Waning Moon/new physics ritual
pdf file: Mother of All (all 4 verses)
audiofile (1st 2 verses) click below:
Published first on this website:
Ashrey Asherah explanation, audiofile and link to pdf file
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