RITUALS FOR THE MORRÍGAN
Morrigan Morrigan Three times Three,
Hear the words I ask of Thee.
Grant me vision, Grant me power,
Cheer me in my darkest hour.
As the night overtakes the day,
Morrigan Morrigan Light my way.
Morrigan Morrigan Raven Queen
Round and round the Hawthorn Green.
Queen of beauty, Queen of Art,
Yours my body, Yours my heart.
All my trust I place in thee,
Morrigan Morrigan Be with me...
Many devotees of the Morrígan have a permanent shrine set up in Her honor. They use such items as a bowl of brine and blood, a raven or crow feather, or even a piece of red cloth (to symbolize the Washer at the Ford). Some people use menstrual blood, which is very appropriate. Blood, especially menstrual blood, is a symbol of both life and death, fertility and war.
Rituals should be kept simple. Find something that symbolizes the Morrígan and meditate on it. When you feel Her presence, you may wish to offer Her something of value. This can be as simple as some ale or as difficult as spilling your own blood.
A sister shared an experience,"r, I meditated on a crow's feather and a candle flame. I called Her name until I could feel Her definite presence. When I offered myself to Her, the flame blazed up and filled the entire room and I felt that my offer had been accepted"
The Morrighan is associated with the dark and waning moon.
It is best and advised that one do a dark moon ritual a day or tweo before as when it turns dark it then begins to wax although no visible light can be seen .
The Morrighan She can be invoked for banishing, justice , cleansing , healing esp inner healing, protection, when you are facing obsticles you need victory, overcoming challenges, binding,
Also She is good to work with for
Divination , Shapeshifting, Shadow work
I have here in included meditations, rituals, prayers, hymns, initiation experience into Her circle- a meditation, also a banishing ritual. More to be added
You are within the green glow of the living earth,
Feeling the sphere of the globe
As the physical extent of your body,
The manifestation of your flesh.
The seas are the flow of your blood,
The mountains are your bones,
The winds your breath.
The roads and cities are your nervous system,
The dreams of humanity your mind.
And throughout this body
There is warfare and destruction,
An there is the making way
For the New life
There is anger and contention
And there is friendly competition
The cry of teams and players
There is negative conflict
There is positive competition
In the midst of both
There is crackling energy
There is the strength
The Great Warrior Goddess
Who wears two faces
It is the Goddess who is the world,
It is she who fights in every battle
Who competes in every race
And in her rage and frenzy
Joy and ecstasy
You sense the defense of the good
And the opposing of evil.
In the ceaseless struggle of the people
Are the birth-pangs
Of a better future striving to be born.
In the revolutions are cries for justice,
In the wars are a reaching for peace,
In the violence a need for self-defense.
In all of this rough play
The mind of the world is striving
For better dreams,
And the heroes strive to defend what they love.
And this is Joy of Morrigan!
For we are all one world,
One life, one flesh;
And life is struggle, competition and joy
And from lesson you turn away,
Falling back to where you began,
To breathe in the healing and hope of the world
The energies of strength
From the author “Ultimate Guide to Goddess Empowerment
Entering the Circle of the Morrighan - Mystic)0(
I asked the Morrigan once , would you show me the entrance into your circle?.....................
Through a meditation the answer came.
Under a moonlit sky a path appears.
Leading deep into the woods.
Trees of all sorts along each side.
A chill in the air
A gentle breeze welcomes me.
I walk and walk.
A midst appears infront of me
I know I am to walk through it.
I hear caws from all around me but see nothing.
I feel erieness but not dread
I feel a peace.
I walk throu the midst.
I see the moon above me, as the midst clears
I see water as a river in front of me down the path.
I hear a howling and suddenly see a greyish wolf come out infront me
not to close
I stand and just stare She is huge.....................
She speaks to me
All who pass this way must go through the waters
Do you wish to pass?
I say yes
I walk near to waters
The wolf speaks again
All who enter must do so naked.
You must must leave your clothing behind.
Everything must be left.
I strip myself of everything.
I am naked, not even any jewerly.
The water is sparkling ,yet dark
The current is strong.
The wolf speaks again
Do you enter without fear in perfect trust?
You may enter.
I slip into the waters.
They are chilly cold, yet refreshing.
I swim yet feel as if I am being pulled under.
I am going down down in a spiral now
I feel fear arise
Then remember I said I enter in perfect trust and calm myself
I surrounder to the drowning.
I am released
I rise on the other side.
I come out of the water dripping wet and chilled
Somone dressed in black comes over to me with a red towel
She says here dry yourself.
Suddenly a black horse huge comes out of nowwhere
The one dressed in black and hooded, speaks
You must get on, you will be taken to the entrance from here
If She has called you at this time you be allowed entrance
She helps me onto the horse and I hold on to the main, silky and black
This horse is just gorgeous.
We go into the forrst
I hold on tigh as the horse gallops as if hurrying.
A Mist appears again we go through it
For a time I cannot see even the horse.
We come out of the mist.
The horse stops another one dressed in black and hooded assits me down.
Suddenly this one pulls out a sword dripping in blood pointed at my heart
Why have you come? I am asked
To meet with the Morrigan and see the entrance of Her circle
How do you come?
I recognise some questions as I have been through questions of the like. I answer
In perfect love and perfect trust
She putys sword away and says you may proceed walk this way.
I do and walk down the dark place
The path of the dark Goddess.
I hear the caws and shrieks, and an uncanny laughter
I walk I am in Morrigans presence.
Yet I see no one.
I keep walking
I come to this tower and gate.
It is ancient .
The gate has two swords across it.
The gate opens, I walk through
I see a bonfire and an altar and one who looked as if waiting for me.
I walk suddnely two crows fly over and land upon the altar
I notice familar things on the altar, and a sword.
She turns to me
" I am the High Priestess of the Morrigan...
Do you wish entrance into Her circle?"
Entrance is by the sword
Do you trust Her?
I thought and carefully answered yes.
You come here naked as you should
One thing now must be done
She takes the sword it is amazing large and powerful.
Points it to my heart
She pierces it through
It feels like a fire yet not pain in how you think of pain.
Your heart she says must be circomcised by Her sword
You must be willing to die first to your old life and be willing to be reborn to a new.
Are you willing
She peirces the sword further all the way
fire and suddenly I am envolpedin great light
Love I feel loved yet so exposed
It slowly fades and just me and the High priestess
I want to faint yet I stand.
Her sword is stioll pointed now at my throat.
Do you understand the circle of the Morrigan is sacred
all who enter are Hers.
Do you unederstand The Morrigan command the very best of you nothing less. Are you willing to give it?
She then asked a few more questions
She spoke the charge of the dark Goddess
With the blade touched the five points of fellowship
Spoke a blessings
She passes chalice with Her finger she lets drop a few drops of blood.
This cup is the cup of the blood of the Goddess
She passes it to me and says May you never thirst
From the chalice she dips Her finger anoints my head with a pentecle
You now are Hers and She is yours
You are Her daughter , you are Her priestess you are Hers and She is yours so mote it be.
There are other gates and levels to the Morrigan circle and each has its own challenges..She crbs my face and kisses my forehead
I realise it is Badb the Great Mother aspect of the Morrigan.
Now She says
I am with you always but you must now go.......
I hear the caws and two crows I see fly.
I close my eyes and all has faded...................
As I sit here I am given thoughts and I write and I start seeing Five gates,..... and it hits me gates of Morrigan's circle- I am briefly shown the gates.......4/12/09 Mystic)0(
The Morrigans circle
Is a place of death and rebirth
All who enter must pass through Her waters
The Morrigan's circle
No one can lead you to
It is She who summons those She wants
When She calls you will know........
The Morrigans circle
Is not visible to the human eye.
Five are the gates to Her sacred circle
Five are the elements of the witches circle
First Gate is Dedication and new beginings
It is a place of choices and decision
The path of knowledge
Second Gate is Trial by fire
Where dedication and knowledge is tested
It is the path of thy Will ,is it strong.
A place of purification of ones passions and desires
Third Gate is Initiation
For it is the waters of death and rebirth
There are many intiations in life, passages we must go through.
The path of emotion of intuition. dreams, and psychic power
Fourth Gate is Earth
The realm of faery. and all earth spirits
It is a place of natural Magick
Growth, fertility,healing, Ancient wisdom
The path of the Crone It is the path to learn and know to be silentWisdom is not always shared through words.
Fith Gate- Spirit
Where now one may be commissioned to teach and mentor others in the ways of the Goddess
Here you will find the seat of the Crone , the true Elder ancient hag.
The Circle of the Morrigan is large in deed.
And whose not to say there is not a circle within a circle within a circle.
For the Morrigan is not simple you see
She is a triplicity.
She is a Lover She is Mother She is Crone
She is Warrior fierce and powerful
She is Queen of witches, faeries and priestess.
Stand in the North (home of the Morrigan). Say the following while you anoint yourself with oil:
Blessed be my feet, that have brought me to the gates of Lir
Blessed be my knees, that kneel at the sacred altar of the Morrigan
Blessed be my womb, which brings (hath brought) life into the world
Blessed be my heart, may it beat in wisdom and strength
Blessed be my arms, that shall wield the power of the Morrigan
Blessed be my lips, that shall utter the Sacred Names and speak only the truth
Close your eyes, raise your arms with palms out and say:
Hail, great Goddess Morrigan, Queen of the Sildhe, ruler of the Uindimagos
I of the realm of Fal salute thee in adoration
The Guardians of the Four Cities lay down their treasures before thee
But all I can offer is my love and trust in you.
Draw an invoking pentagram in the air. Again close your eyes, raise your arms with palms out, and say:
I call upon thee, O Great Morrigan,
Threefold Goddess of Power
From the depths of Lir, from the world of man,
From the reaches of Uindimagos
Do I call on thee
To descend upon my body
Thy servant and priestess
And lend your energies to me this day
As I walk in the human world
Ever seeking balance
For modern Pagans, the role of the Morrígan in our religion is different than what it was for our ancestors. Most of us are not involved in life-or-death struggles on a daily basis. The Morrígan is an appropriate deity for strong, independent people, particularly those on a warrior path. SHe teaches women to stand up be counted, confront, no longer be bullied and to rise above the abuse and lies of the past.
Calling upon the Morrighan for strength
Ground and center
cast circle with feather
light red and black candles
consecrate stone to Morrigan
call Morrigan to give you strength
"Morrigan, I call upon your inspiration
I call upon your strength
Come from the dark cave
into this circle of light
I call upon you Morrigan
to come into my heart
Be here now!"
hold the stone while meditating
feel her strength in you
raise cone of power
ground and center
release Morrigan "Morrigan
I thank you, release you and bid you farewell
you are in my heart always
Listen to the words of the Dark Mother, who of old was called Hecate, Nuit, Morrigan, , Macha, MotherNight, , and many other names:
Whenever you seek wisdom, at the time of the Darkening Moon, come together in love and trust and learn of Me, who am the Wisest of Crones...Ye who search the mysteries of the Earth, the secrets of Air and Darkness, of Blood and Fire, the silence of the uttermost stars, come unto me, and I shall whisper to you in the depths of midnight.
Ye shall approach Me in silence, and as a sign that ye are free from fear, your breast you shall bare to My blade...for fear has no place in My mysteries, and that which you seek of me will destroy you if you fear it.
. I am the silence before birth and after death. I am the clouded mirror in which you scry your own soul. I am mist in the twilight, the vast and starry sky of midnight, shadows on the Moon. All things come to Me in the end, and yet I am the beginning of all. I meet you at the crossroads, I lead you through the darkness, My hand you grasp in the passage between the worlds. To those that toy with Me am I an instrument of self-destruction. yet to the true seeker do I bring knowledge beyond mortal comprehension.
Of you shall I demand the utter truth of all that you are, and in return shall I give you all that you may be, all that I am. For My wisdom is beyond the Ages, and knowledge of My Secrets is power over self, over fear, over death. Nor do I demand aught of you which you cannot give. For I am the Mother of Mysteries, and as you know Me, so shall you learn to know yourself.
light the dragons blood incense
Light the white sage , and put it in your caudron.
Take each black ribbon representing that you want banished and burned away
Ignite it with the fire from the element of fire candle
By all the powers of Earth, Water, Fire, and Air
I now banish ( name of issue) from life
I burn all ties that keep me bound
As I will So mote it be
Let it burn and become ash in the cauldron
You will release the ash back into earth.
Ash to ash
Back to earth
No more of this in my life
So mote it be.