Forever, since the day your spirit was just a thought. She's
Personally carried you out of previous lives and led you into every
New one. She's supervised your growth experiences, protected you
From harm, and carefully placed you on the road to life's lessons.
Your every success is Her joy and your every tear, Her sorrow. She's
Loved you with a love greater than the Mother's and, no matter what,
She's never left your side."
In honor of the Crone and ourselves we will prepare to do a personal
Crone Welcoming Ritual.
Personal Crone Welcoming Ritual
By Dorothy Morrison
Peppermint tea or candle
One piece of black ribbon or cord, measuring the same length as your
Raven or black feather
Censor filled with sand
Gather the materials and go to a place where you will not be
Disturbed. Place the sage in the censor and light it. Light the
Candle and with each lighting say:
I light the fires of wisdom
I invite you in, my Crone.
Hold the feather in your dominant hand. Using it as a wand and,
Traveling deosil (clockwise), cast a triple circle. On the first
Crone of Wisdom, Crone of Power
I call You down from Karma's Tower
On the second:
Crone of Power, Crone of Strength
Be my guest and stay at length
On the third:
Crone of Strength, Omnipotent One
Enter now! So be it done!
Sit in the center of the circle. Open your arms in embrace and say:
I welcome you Crone, with wide open arms
My watcher, my teacher, my protector from harm
I offer my friendship and bid you come in
Share my hopes and my dreams
Share my life 'til its end
I offer my love and friendly fresh start
I open to You both my life and my heart.
Know the feather in the center of the cord. Tie the cord around
Your waist and say:
I join this symbol of your wisdom
Forever with my measure
I am whole for we are one
I accept You, Crone, with pleasure
Lift the tea or the candy skyward and say:
Bless this bit of ice and fire
With Your wisdom, joy; and laughter
Help rekindle my spiritual fires
And guide me ever after.
Sit comfortably in the center of the circle and consume the
Peppermint. Listen carefully for
The Crone may speak to you. You should watch your surroundings for
Change. Her message does not always come in word form. She works
Sometimes in symbols, signs, and sounds. There could be a gust of
Wind, a leaf that falls, a sudden parting of clouds.
If you see nothing this doesn't mean that she is not there. Speak to
Her. Ask Her questions. Ask her what her name is. The answers will
Come. Talk to her as Her friend.
When you feel your visit is over, close the circle by traveling
Widdershins from the east.
As you do, say:
We close this sacred circle now
My Crone and I together
We are joined from this day on
By bond of cord and feather
Take the cord from your waist and keep it in a safe place. It is an
Important magical tool now and can be used for calling Her anytime
TAKEN FROM THE BOOK: IN PRAISE OF THE CRONE
DOROTHY MORRISON ISBN1-56718- 468-5