The Mystery Ceremony Cycle
You will be given instructions and guidance to celebrate these ceremonies at a time of your choosing, preferably within a week of the dates shown below. We will discuss your experiences at the next scheduled mentoring call, and you are also encouraged to share your experiences with the group on the online forum.
Mystery of Conception – Autumn equinox – September 23
We surrender ourselves to the transformational power of love, so that something new can be seeded within us.
The descent into the dark begins.
Mystery of Gestation – November 7
We feel the first fluttering of a new beginning dreaming itself into form within us.
The seed hidden in the dark earth begins to sprout.
Formed in the dark womb of the Mother, our flesh is a gift from spirit and from the ancestors.
Birthing mystery – Winter solstice – December 21
The ripe moment arrives, that which is within demands to get out. The soul-spark seeks expression in the world.
The waves of birth take hold and the great opening begins.
Mystery of Breath – February 4
We emerge from the cave to find ourselves under a wide starry sky.
New life takes its first independent breath, and joins the communion of all living beings – past, present and future.
Lactation mystery – Spring equinox – March 20
Milk spurts from the abundant breast of the mother in response to the baby’s cries. The eyes of mother and baby meet.
We remember that we are all children of the Divine Mother. We find ourselves called to mother the Divine Child.
It is the dawn of a new day.
Mystery of Blood – May 5
The cycle of growth and maturation continues. The child begins to separate and individuate. The flow of menstrual blood begins.
The budding daughters of the Great Mother join the circle of women. The women celebrate.
Sovereign mystery – Summer solstice – June 21
Festival of the Goddess as Queen of Heaven, ‘One-in-Herself’, the divine I AM. The tide of light reaches its peak.
We flower into our full authority and sovereignty. We assume full responsibility for our own lives and for our impact on the world around us. We speak our truth with love, and take courageous action for change.
Mystery of Desire – August 7
The open flower invites the attention of wandering bees and butterflies.
Desires arise as messengers from our soul, inviting us to step beyond the self, beyond the known.
We reach out for relationship with something more, something not yet known to us, sensing the seeds of potential.
The way opens for a new cycle of becoming to begin.