Wednesday, 17 February 2016

My Croning Ritual by StormloverWolf

My Croning Ritual for myself within Kitchen Witch when I feel the time if right…

For this Rite I will ask my fellow sister and brother Witches at KW to join in as well as Sun and Tansy to direct the workings of this Rite for me.

There is an old trunk of mine that I have used as the altar before and it is covered with a lovely blue cloth that reminds me of our beautiful nights. There is a large white candle in the centre, and this is flanked on either side two small silver candles. The altar is covered with several clear quartz crystals in all shapes and sizes with one large labradorite leaning against the large white candle in the centre there are two different figurines of the Goddess on both back corners. There is also incense burning on both sides of the altar, the scent is “fresh rain”.

Tracey – “Storm has written a visualization to share with all of you.”

Storm – “Breathe deeply; fill every inch of your lungs with our beautiful fresh air that was gifted to us this day. Now release your breath slowly though your mouth. Breathe again deeply, feel your rib cage expanding, now release your breath very slowly through your mouth. One more time inhale slowly feeling full in your lungs, and slowly let out your breath as you keep your eyes closed…..

We are walking through a grassy field; we are barefoot and can feel the cool grass tickling our toes. Butterfly’s darting here and there to say hello, as well as a few rabbits and birds. Ahead of us is a beautiful bit of forest, inviting us its way. We are entering the Pine’s now and the temperature is very cool and refreshes our skin after the warm sun of the grassy meadow.

As I take each step, I see a vision of myself at different ages, and so do all of you. There are now lush ferns all around the bases of the great Pine trees and the delicate flowers on them are breathtakingly beautiful with a rich fragrance of their own. There are beautiful deer with their precious young amongst the fern. They are quite shy, but they do not run. We each share in laughter as we continue to see ourselves at different ages and places in our lives.

We have come to a clearing. It is shaped like a pentagram with the trees and ferns filling in between the triangles. A beautiful altar is in the centre, laced with beautiful ivy vines, candles are lit upon it as well as incense. Each of my sisters takes their place making the pentagram, into a pentacle with their bodies. There is a stool for myself in front of the altar and Sun and Tansy are on either side. There is great tingling of magic already here, as we each think to ourselves of the lives we have led. This is my croning rite and I am ready…

Heksa –“I call the Guardian of the Watchtower of the East, the element of Air. Bring your wisps of fragrance sweet to our noses. Bring your bright blue skies to reflect the coolness of a shower. I ask you to join with us this night for a Croning Rite for StormloverWolf. Hail and Welcome!”

Peony – “I call the Guardian of the Watchtower of the South, the element of Fire. Bring with you the crackling snaps from the fires sparks. Bring with you the passion and heat of knowledge of all times. Hail and Welcome!”
Star –“I call the Guardian of the Watchtower of the West, the element of Water. Bring with you the relaxing rolling tides of the sea; bring us the fresh water from the creeks you feed. Hail and Welcome!”
Autumn - “I call the Guardian of the Watchtower of the North, the element of Earth. Bring the scent of rich dark soil to our noses; bring with you your stalwart strength of your beautiful mountains. Hail and Welcome!”

Thia – “I call upon the Goddess to join with us this night. We gather for a fellow Witch, her Croning Rite to be this night. Guard us, heal us and make us strong. As we love and care for you beyond. Hail and Welcome!”

Amun – “I call upon the God to join with us this night. We gather for a sister Witch, her Croning Rite this night. Protect us, nurture us and guide us all, as we love and care for you beyond. Hail and Welcome!”

Tansy – “We gather this night to share in a Croning Rite for StormloverWolf. She came to KW to continue her path and her knowledge and abilities have grown by leaps and bounds. We honour her for accomplishing the Three Degree’s here as she now takes steps to become a Priestess. We take pride in knowing that she has enriched her life as a Witch, and she has enriched each of us with her kind words of support... Her heart is true, her emotions strong. We honour her for her time and efforts to all of us here at KW.

Sunchylde - Places a lovely wreath of Ivy and Lilies of the Valley on Storm's head.

“With this wreath we do crown you as achieving the status of Crone. I have enjoyed working with you through all of the lessons and different studies where you always pass with distinction. You have openly shared your life with all of us through your Journal, and in return shared your love, comfort and help to each of us in journals, and gatherings online.

You have accomplished not only degrees of knowledge, but you have grown as a woman and most importantly as our friend. You bring a light to our lives when we have needed it the most. We know that you will always be there for us, no matter what. You have become a friend, teacher, helper, and a shoulder for all of us to lean on. We honour you StormloverWolf and hope that as you continue on your life path that you will continue to share your accomplishments and knowledge with us. Blessed Be StormloverWolf!!

Amun – “We thank you God for sharing your energy with us this night for Storm’s Croning Rite. Go if you must, but know that you are welcome to stay. Hale and Farewell!”

Thia – “We thank you Goddess for sharing your energy with us this night for Storm’s Croning Rite. Go if you must, but know that you are welcome to stay. Hale and Farewell!”

Autumn – “Spirit of the North, we thank you for joining us this special night for Storm’s Croning rite. We share your love of the Earth and try to show it daily in our rites. Hale and Farewell!”

Star – “Spirit of the West, we thank you for joining us this special night for Storm’s Croning rite. We honour your power and your nurturing! Hale and Farewell!

Peony – “Spirit of the South, we thank you for joining us this special night for Storm’s Croning rite. We are grateful for your heat and passion Hale and Farewell!

Heksa – “Spirit of the East, we thank you for joining us this special night for Storm’s Croning rite. We feel your beautiful breezes and love your storms! Hale and Farewell!

Storm – “I want to thank each and every one of you for joining me at this special time. What a lovely way to celebrate the continuation of my life into my Elder years. Each of you has touched my heart and my mind in many ways, and I have grown from all of your knowledge. I hope that I can become a beacon of light to show the world what amazing knowledge we hold as Witches. How they could learn to truly honour the Earth as we do. This Is My Will, So Mote It Be!”



StormloverWolf

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