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    A collection of Goddess prayers, chants, invocations, and mantras

    This is a place for people to share their original and/or favorite prayers, chants, invocations, and mantras.

    "Obsience to Her
    Who is Pure Being, Consciousness, Bliss.
    As Power,
    Who Exists in the Forms of Time and Space,
    And All That is Therein,
    Who is the Divine Illuminatrix in All Beings."
    - A Tantric Prayer

    "Mighty, majestic, and radiant,
    You shine brilliantly in the evening,
    You brighten the day at dawn,
    You stand in the heavens like the sun and the moon,
    Your wonders are known both above and below,
    To the greatness of the Holy Priestess of Heaven,
    To you, Inanna, I sing!"
    - Diane Wolkstein, Inanna

    "Hail Mary, Full of Grace, the Lord is with Thee,
    Blessed are Thou, Amongst Women,
    And Blessed in the Fruit of thy Womb, Jesus;
    Holy Mary, Mother of God,
    Pray for us sinners,
    Now, and at the hour of our death,
    Amen."
    - The Hail Mary Prayer, Roman Catholic Church

    "Oh Goddess, Source of Gods and Mortals,
    All-Fertile, All-Destroying Gaia,
    Mother of All, Who brings forth the bounteous fruits and flowers,
    All variety, Maiden who anchors the eternal world in our own,
    Immortal, Blessed, crowned with every grace,
    Deep bosomed Earth, sweet plains and fields fragrant grasses in the nurturing rains,
    Around you fly the beauteous stars, eternal and divine,
    Come, Blessed Goddess, and hear the prayers of Your children,
    And make the increase of the fruits and grains your constant care,
    With the fertile seasons Your handmaidens,
    Draw near, and bless your supplicants."
    - Orphic Hym to Gaia, Translated by Virginia Stewart.

    From http://www.egreenway.com/meditation/goddess1.htm
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    "Peace of the Goddess wash over my weary soul, and let not nightmares take their toll." ~ written by me

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    This is an unique take on the traditional bedtime prayer for kids.

    As I lay here snuggled in bed

    Pillow tucked beneath my head

    Maiden bring me joyful dreams

    mother bring me peace serene.

    Wised crone, watch over me

    Until the light of dawn I see

    And let me wake up safe and sound

    Each day, to this earth i am bound


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    ah man, i was thinking of starting a thread like this, but you beat me to it! lol Here is a Goddess prayer that i really love.

    The Charge of the Dark Goddess 2
    by Lynne O' Connor (im pretty sure this is the person who wrote it)

    Wisdom and empowerment are the gifts of the Dark Goddess of Transformation. She is known to us as Kali, Hecate, Cerridwen, Lilith, Persephone, Fata, Morgana, Ereshkigal, Arianhrod, Durga, Inanna, Tiamat, and by a million, million other names:

    Hear me child, and know Me for who I am. I have been with you since you were born, and I will stay with you until you return to Me at the final dusk.

    Iam the passionate and seductive lover who inspires the poet to dream. I am the One who calls to you at the end of your journey. After the day is done, My children find thier blessed rest in my embrace.

    I am the womb from which all things are born.

    I am the shadowy, still tomb; all things must come to Me and bare their breasts to die and be reborn to the Whole.

    I am the Sorceress that will not be ruled, The Weaver of Time. the Teacher of Mysteries. I snip the threads that bring my children home to me. I slit the throats of the cruel and drink the blood of the heartless. Swallow your fear and come to me, and you will discover true beauty, strength, and courage.

    I am the fury which rips the flesh from injustice.

    I am the glowing forge that transforms your inner demons into tools of power. Open yourself to my embrace and overcome.

    I am the glinting sword that protects you from harm.

    I am the crucible in which all the aspects of yourself merge together in a rainbow of union.

    I am the velvet depths of the night sky, the swirling mists of midnight, shrouded in mystery.

    I am the chrysalis in which you will face that which terrifies you and from which you will blossom forth, vibrant and renewed. Seek me at the crossroads, and you shall be transformed, for once you look upon my face, there is no return.

    I am the fire that kisses the shackles away. I am the cauldron in which all opposites grow to know each other in Truth. I am the web which connects all things.

    I am the healer of wounds, the Warrior who rights all wrongs in their time. I make th weak strong. I make the arrogant humble. I raise up the oppressed and empower the disenfranchised. I am justice tempered with mercy.

    Most importantly child, I am you. I am part of you, and I am within you. Seek me within and with out, and you will be strong. Know me. Venture into the dark so that you may awaken to balance, illumination, and wholeness. Take my love with you everywhere and find the power within to be who you wish.

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    This is a little song/chant that I first heard in the documentary about Z. Budapest, "Gathering the Goddesses." It's really simple, but it's amazingly comforting to me and it helped get me through the stress of purchasing our home when everything was going wrong.

    "_________ is well, __________ is well.
    All manner of things shall be well!"

    So, for instance, when I was worried about my financing for the house, I sang softly to myself:

    "My home loan is well, my home loan is well.
    All manner of things shall be well!"

    Or, you can use it as a blessing is circle by inserting each participant's name in the blank and letting her sing it once, then the circle sings it back to her, as in:

    "Alisha is well, Alisha is well.
    All manner of things shall be well!"

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    Here is a chant that I changed a bit to more fit my path view.

    Oh great Goddess
    earth, wind, sky and sea
    you are inside and all around me

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    I thought this might be liked and wanted to share:

    EARTH; DIVINE GODDESS, MOTHER NATURE, who generatest all things and bringest forth anew the Sun which thou hast given to the nations; guardian of sky and sea and of all gods and powers; through thy power all Nature falls silent and then sinks in sleep.

    And again thou bringest back the light and chasest away night, and thou coverest us yet most securely with thy shades. Thou dost contain chaos infinite, yea and wind and showers and storms.

    Thou sendest them out when thou wilt and causest the sea to roar; thou chasest away the Sun and arousest the storm.

    Again, when thou wilt, thou sendest forth the joyous day ''and givest the nourishment of Life with thy eternal surety. And when the soul departs, to thee we return. thou art duly called the Great Mother of the Gods; thou conquerest by thy divine name.

    Thou art the source of the strength of nations and of gods, without thee nothing can be brought to perfection or be born; thou art great, Queen of the Gods.

    Goddess! I adore thee as divine; I call upon thy name; ''be pleased to grant that which we ask thee, so shall we give thanks to thee, Goddess, with due Faith...

    An ancient hymn to the Earth Mother of uncertain date, but possibly Roman and a thousand years older than our oldest surviving source: an 11th century book of herbal charms and medicine.

    MS. Harley 1585, FF. 12 V.-13 R., Tanslation from "Early English Magic and Medicine" by Dr. Charles Singer, Proceedings of the British Academy, Vol. IV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubyRose View Post
    This is an unique take on the traditional bedtime prayer for kids.

    As I lay here snuggled in bed

    Pillow tucked beneath my head

    Maiden bring me joyful dreams

    mother bring me peace serene.

    Wised crone, watch over me

    Until the light of dawn I see

    And let me wake up safe and sound

    Each day, to this earth i am bound

    Wow! I love it and Iam gonna share this with my little ones at bed time! thanks

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    I didn't pen this and I found it randomly the internet, so I don't have authors, either -- but here's one:

    "Psalm"
    The Earth is my mother, I shall not want.
    She nurtures me in green pastures;
    she freshens me with flowing waters.
    She restores my body and awakens my soul.
    Although I walk in the shadow
    of changing seasons and passing time,
    I will not fear death,
    for the essence of life is within me,
    the peace and beauty of Earth comfort me.
    She teaches me to harvest her abundant gifts,
    she fills my heart with compassion,
    I drink from the cup of simple pleasures.
    As I look to the skies with wonder
    at the immensity of the universe,
    I know I am blessed beyond measure
    to live all the days of my life
    in the bountiful house of the Goddess.
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    Here are two by me

    Moonlight Huntress,
    Sunlight Maiden,
    Sun and Moon
    The realms you rule.

    ---

    The roar of the bear
    As soft as the doe
    As swift as the hare
    The tall trees that grow

    The arrows that mark
    The [warm] light of the sun
    And the moonlit dark
    The wild that run

    Freedom of the horse
    The woman by the sea
    Devoted to the force
    She who is free
    Artemis.

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