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Goddess 3 Lilith: From the Jewish Talmud – Sex; freedom from domination; independence of mind and body; closeness to nature; moving on; the dark part of the moon’s cycle. Although technically not a goddess, Lilith is an important female archetypal figure. She was Adam’s first wife, but refused to accept the inferior place in missionary-position sex with him and flew off to the Red Sea to liberate herself and engage in a very active sex life. Choosing Lilith means contact with your sexuality and sensuality, even at the cost of complete upheaval of your life. Love affairs or unexpected meetings happen that completely take you by surprise. A longing to live a simpler life may make you take the initiative to leave complicated situations and move on. You may find that you are breaking your own rules in order to follow your heart. You may wish to reconnect with nature. You determine for yourself your own path through life. Lilith also warns you to be alert to danger while traveling and to take any measures necessary to insure your safety.

Embracing the Goddess Within Ceremony Create a safe space with an Alter and set a Sacred Circle. In addition to the normal Alter items there must also be a candle for each person and an offering of food (fruit, bread, etc.) in bite sized pieces.

Passing the Fire All participants enter the circle. Jane, wearing a ceremonial robe, enters the circle last and stands at the center with her left hand pointing to the earth and right hand and arm raised to the sky. Jane states: “I, Jane, am ready to embrace the Goddess within”. Each person takes a candle from the Alter and stands in a circle. The first person lights her candle and says “my fire is lit”. She turns to her left and lights the next person’s candle and says “and I in turn light yours”… around the circle it goes until they reach Jane at the end. They all join to light Jane’s candle as one – to ignite the fire within Jane. Jane states: “My fire has been lit and I burn fiercely within”.

Initiation (meditation) Sit comfortably and close your eyes. Take a few slow, deep, relaxing breaths. With each exhalation, release any tension, concerns, or preoccupations letting them dissolve and disappear. Bring your total attention to this moment. Imagine that you are walking on a path that is taking you into the countryside. It is a beautiful morning and you are walking at an easy yet purposeful pace, enjoying the sun and the breeze that is blowing across the fields.

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Sacred Rituals from around the Globe.

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