From the mystery of the deep, cleansed by the tears of the Mother we emerge purified and strengthened, reawakening the dance of ecstatic life.
PERSEPHONE and DEMETER
Cycling arising from within The Mother.
We explore the Light, we explore the Dark
Down, down we descend,
To the place of darkness, where we rest as those who are buried rest
The dead, the seed
Queen of the depths
Shining, She brings solace to those who await transformation
Rising, She brings forth New Life
We lie as if asleep,
In the dark fertile place, the Earth, the womb, the tomb
But lo, there is a light!
The Queen comes
Aware of movement,
Aware of change
Aware of light
Aware of love
We stir in the darkness
We awaken, we rise to follow Her!
Guide us as we walk the path back to the living, back to the arms of The Mother
Guide us as we integrate our lessons
We descend in innocence, we ascend in power.
Let us be twice born:
Demeter and Persephone, Mother and Daughter - enrapt, complete, needing no other.
But there comes a time when the Mother must let go and allow her daughter to delve deep into the darkness, to be lost, to explore, to survive, to transform.
Only then can she emerge, guided by courage, in power and strength as an equal.
The Daughter stands before the Mother forever changed. She offers her gifts of wisdom, knowledge, pain and triumph.
Persephone says: I hear the souls of the dead, I listen and guide them to their rebirth. I claim my sexuality and thus am no longer the innocent, but a woman, mature and knowing. Let me be reborn into my own identity.
We explore the journey of the Mother and of the Child – separation, loss, fear, anger, resilience, acceptance, forgiveness, compassion, unconditional love. From the depths, we make our way back to the light in triumph and celebration.