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Lilith’s Fiery Darkness Incense

From the many stories, myths, and historical documentation such as the Alphabet of ben Sira or many books by Raphael Patai detailing out the vast base of knowledge and history surrounding Lilith, there is one thing I know to be true for myself:

It easier to demonize a woman than it is to let her hold her own power, so it must be stripped from her and her daughters.

That is where we are. It is where we have been. We have been unable to grasp fully our divinity, our connection to it with our body, our ability to hold steady the polarity of creation and destruction that is our birthright, and always seeking where that power and connection is hiding. Where is that wisdom located within us and how do we harness it?

Photo by Kaycee Reeves

Lilith’s Fiery Darkness Incense

Getting connected with Lilith is a great way to start reconnecting and finding that wisdom, shine a light on it, reactivate it and reclaim it. Many of the correspondences used are meant to be red, a root chakra color, the life blood, and full of the fire of creation. The others help us connect with the wilderness that can be air, our thoughts and ability to connect to the liminal spaces. We can get into the space of the dark, where wisdom resides, and pull it back into consciousness.

Ingredients

  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Mugwort
  • Dragon’s Blood
  • Benzoin
  • Sage
Photo by Kaycee Reeves

Additional information:

I used dried and powdered herbs, plus resins. I don’t measure, I allowed her to tell me when to stop. She wanted less Cayenne and more Cinnamon while I was making it. It felt as if she wanted me to ease into this and I obliged. It smells amazing! I made quite a bit, as I know this will be going on the Black Sacred Candle this month to draw her energy into the workings.

Directions:

  • Spend a bit of time with each ingredient.
    • Research them, feel into them, and tell them the purpose that you are using them for.
  • Add each ingredient into your mortar and pestle, leaving Sage for last. She said so and again, I did it anyway (and later it made sense ~ sit with it, let it come to you).
Photo by Kaycee Reeves

So tonight, while others are celebrating a country of ‘freedom’ with fireworks, a country that has chipped away at freedoms like my own body autonomy just days ago: I reclaim it by lighting this incense to myself and connecting with the power of Lilith. And know this: in the fiery darkness is where I will find and reclaim the power I hold that cannot be tamed. No, in fact, this month, she requires it roars forward in every woman. Go get it!

A Candle & A Key,

Kaycee

Dark Goddesses Collective is an upcoming community of Sovereigns being built on a private network to do the deeper work. 

Want to see us in person? We are honored, inspired, and full of gratitude in announcing the acceptance of our workshops at Mystic South this year!

Lilith, Whore of Babylon, or Beacon of sovereignty?

Lilith – Whore of Babylon or Beacon of Sovereignty?

Here at Dark Goddesses Collective, we believe everything is divine timing. Sometimes, a Goddess seeks to be featured in a given month and we just roll with it. The reasons become clear as the months move along. We set our monthly Goddess/theme in December and, while some months don’t go to plan, others do. Which brings us to July and what June wrought upon us.

Chaos. Women’s reproductive rights and body sovereignty is being decimated over here in the states. You may be feeling rage, hopelessness, fear and each of those is incredibly valid. Feel them in their entirety, then stand up and use them to fight back. This month, we are going to stand boldly in our sovereignty and all that entails.

They will tell you such nonsense as, “Lilith is a demon. Lilith is the mother of demons. Lilith defied Adam.” She may be and she may have, but does it matter? What she really was, was the first to refuse to upset the natural order of things. She was sovereign. Her refusal to bow to the patriarchy is what we all must draw upon. They have taken her story, they have defiled it and WE are taking it back.

Lilith was originally from Sumeria. Like many of the Goddesses we have or will touch upon. She is the Rebel, a Seductress, a Goddess of Sacred Sex, she is our wild feminine and brings the wind and storms. Do you see a common theme here? Of Serpents & Storms being the parents company of DGC and RAW is no accident.

So what will this month bring you, the Wild Women and Witches? Are you ready to take back control of your own life, your own pleasure, and your own sexuality? That’s what we’re doing. Are you ready to fight for your sovereignty in a world that wishes to relegate you back to being submissive? We’ve got you covered.

Scheduled for the Month of July

Intro
Incense Blend
Sigil
Black Sacred Candle
Mantra
Body Sovereign
Ritual with Lilith
Fanning Flames of Passion
Anthology

In addition, if you’re on the DGC FB page, we will be at Mystic South in Atlanta and will be posting pictures and tales thereof great adventure!

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Darkest Blessings & A Candle & A Key
Ivy & Kaycee

Medusa: An Anthology on Sovereignty Amidst Fear and Rage

We have been walking with Medusa for two months now and most of our followers and students know that is very uncommon, but it has become highly important. At Dark Goddesses Collective, we understand that we find the Dark Goddesses with many faces, many names, and much wisdom. When we made the decision to continue with Medusa for an additional month, originally we thought she wasn’t done speaking. That is true. We just were not aware of the why and trust us when we say that we are not in the business of asking our Goddess why (especially considering myself and Ivy have a relationship with her outside of Dark Goddesses Collective).

Historical Medusa

Medusa has many names and stories, from pre-Hellenic times in Libya where she was known as Athene, Neith, Metis, and Medusa born of the “the uterus of Lake Tritonis (Three Queens) in Libya” (Graves, as quoted by Walker, 1983)  Interestingly enough, the Greek stories are told that Medusa was born from the head of Zeus after he swallowed her mother, Metis (female wisdom) and sometimes The Great Queen Isis was referred to as Athene too and translates to “I have come from myself” (Budge, as quoted by Walker, 1983). It wasn’t until later that the stories came about of Medusa raped in the Temple of Athena and branded ‘monster’ turning men to stone with her gaze.

Photo via Pixabay

A Pattern in the Stories

Many great scholars and authors alike have seen the historical pattern with the rise of patriarchy and Christianity. Taking from the wisdom of the divine feminine and destroying it through vilification and demonization. It is important to know that this knowledge, wisdom, and triumph of divine wisdom, sacred rage, and the power to create never left us.

It simply went underground to keep her children safe and for a while, under the foot of men, her voice could not be heard.

It came through any way for some, in the ways they made decisions, in their cunning ability to allow others to believe they were in control while taking actions that most certainly proved otherwise. Harriet Tubman immediately comes to mind as does Madame Restell. It is a reclaiming of personal sovereignty, even in fear, rage, and fury. This reflects how we can own our stories and rewrite a narrative that has been based upon lies to one of truth.

Photo by Ferdinand studio via Unsplash

Correspondences

Number9
ElementFire, Water
Planet/AstrologyAlgol, The Demon’s Eye, Mercury
DayWednesday
AnimalSerpent
StoneRed Jasper, Onyx, Coral
PlantsMugwort, Rowan, Juniper, Vervain
WorldMiddle World
ColorsRed, black, green
ParentsPhorcys and Ceto
SiblingsSthenno, Euryale
OffspringPegasus. Chrysaor (fathered by Poseidon)

Personal Experience

Medusa has always been my Goddess of in between, the before and after, and of becoming. It is no less ironic that rage, fear, and sovereignty are big lessons she brings as the bridge through the ‘in between’ considering the last few weeks. It is the journey across this bridge that she is full force. She has been a fierce protectress and unequivocally demanding of action. If I am going to learn, it will be with her in my face to see just how clear she can make it that we do not back down.

Black Sacred Candle Photo by Kaycee Reeves

Her voice has reverberated in my throat. Her energy of reclaiming truth and personal power has seeped into my lungs. It is an assurance that speaking words to power in my own truth is a banishment to inauthenticity.

It is a banishment to playing small or living without alignment.

Lighting the Black Sacred Candle to her for two months was like holding her gaze and seeing myself staring back at me. The depth of knowing and clarity and the destruction of shapeshifting and shedding allowed me to accept ownership of removing obstacles along my path through this series of daily moments with the flickering flame.

We are fierce.

We do not back down.

The Sovereign Chant & Invocation

A deep part of the work that drives our connection with Medusa is our ability to get into a space with her. These were both channeled and they have become integral in our work with Medusa and will remain so.

The Sovereign Chant by Kaycee Reeves

I call upon Themis, she of wise counsel
I call upon Athena, strategist that beats them at their own game
I call upon Medusa, a gaze they cannot hold and protectress of personal power
I call upon my ancestors, may their energy and protection roar through me
I call upon the Dark Goddesses, their righteous rage

To remove the bindings those in power seek to place upon us and instead resolve to stay
Grounded
Rooted
Sovereign
And strategically powerful with the reverberations and actions of millions before me

Grounded

Rooted
Sovereign
Strategic
As I speak it, it is so

Invocation of Medusa by Ivy Laine

A channeled message to Invoke Medusa. The words are below (SSSS is hissing). You have to really get into the headspace of Crone, Wise Woman, the Ancestors. It is primal and it is powerful. Get deep into that root chakra!

Sister Me du saaaa

Sister Me du saaaa

Sister Medusa SSSS

Sister Medusa we call upon you

Sister Medusa SSSS

Sister Medusa we call upon you

Sister Medusa SSSS

Sister Medusa we call upon you

Your wrath, your fury, your rage

Sister Medusa we call upon you

Your wrath, your fury, your rage

Sister Medusa SSSS

Sister Medusa SSSS

Sister Medusa, our snake-haired Goddess

Sister Medusa SSSS

Sister Medusa, our snake-haired Goddess

Sister Medusa SSSS

Sister Medusa lend us your aid

Sister Medusa SSSS

Sister Medusa lend us your aid

Sister Medusa SSSS

Sister Medusa, your snakes we seek

Sister Medusa SSSS

Sister Medusa, your snakes we seek

Sister Medusa SSSS

Sister Medusa, our oppressors to stone

Sister Medusa SSSS

Sister Medusa, our oppressors to stone

Sister Medusa SSSS

Let us nevermore be subjugate

Sister Medusa SSSS

Let us nevermore be subjugate

Sister Medusa SSSS

I stand beside you, my blood & my bones

Now we turn the oppressors to stone

I stand beside you, my blood & my bones

Now we turn the oppressors to stone

My Sister Medusa SSSS

My Sister Medusa SSSS

A candle & A Key, Darkest Blessings,

Kaycee & Ivy

References

Walker, B. (1983). The woman’s encyclopedia of myths and secrets. HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Feature Image: ActionVance via Unsplash

Signups to be one of The Firsts is officially closed, more to come soon!

Dark Goddesses Collective is an upcoming community of Sovereigns being built on a private network to do the deeper work. 

Want to see us in person? We are honored, inspired, and full of gratitude in announcing the acceptance of our workshops at Mystic South this year!

Sovereign & Strategic

We are entering the unknown after the Supreme Court overturned Roe. You might be angry. Furious. Exasperated. Frightened. Ready to set fire to the whole thing. I am too. I see you. We are going to show them the strength of our Goddesses, Ancestors, and power with each other. Over the last few days, we’ve gone zero to 100 and it’s important to keep that momentum going. However, it’s also important, powerful, sovereign, and strategic to add a few things to your list today.

Petition to Impeach Alito, Jr., already underway, go sign and share here.

Stay Sovereign Within

I am passionate about my fury and outrage. I am intensely aware of the current pain in my body because I’ve allowed myself to feel it. The heaviness and tightness in my shoulders and my neck. This is how it goes in my body when I’m unable to release or channel the energy efficiently and it’s the warning that I need to get grounded.

Perhaps you’re feeling this same pain, same tightness, and same overwhelming urge to just scream into the abyss as a way to channel it.

A part of staying sovereign and strategic is recognizing when it is time to put our feet in the grass, walk through our garden, and breathe deeply. Have a cup of tea, journal for ten minutes, or take a bath. Recharge and reset those batteries because we can’t change our world if we’re all burned out.

This Soothe the Dragon Bath Tea created by Ivy Laine is perfect (photo by Ivy Laine as well)

Get Connected

I cannot state this enough. Getting connected allows us to align and act quickly. It ensures that we can take a multi-pronged approach that moves us all in the same direction. This is a powerful strategy just by sheer numbers! Here’s an example of how this might look:

Sign up to be notified of events or how to help with one, some, or all of these organizations:

Do an internet search of local organizations and sign up for their notifications as well.

Amazing posters from fellow activists (consent for photos given) in Greenville, SC, on 06/25/2022- Photo by Kaycee Reeves

Go ahead and have a Poster Go kit ready if not multiple.

I made myself a quick kit: poster already made and some extra markers (for other folks just in case!). I have a car, but if you don’t, keep it nearby so you can grab and go if this is your preferred methodology of action. If you’re not keeping it in your car, consider adding water and snacks to your kit.

Sign up to send postcards to voters and send postcards to Government Officials – federal and local:

Postcards to Voters

Supreme Court:

Supreme Court of the United States

1 First Street, NE

Washington, D.C. 20543

Do an internet search for your local officials!

Sign up to vote or check your registration to vote!

Then go VOTE on Election Day!

Get involved with volunteering for other political campaigns that are not local!

Getting enough people in the right positions in Congress is a strategic way to align common goals!

Photo by Kaycee Reeves ~ And yes, it is my vehicle and no I don’t know how I am getting it off and no I don’t care. 

MONEY

It’s a tough time for everyone, but if you’ve got it, even $5 spread out across Planned Parenthood, Beto O’Rourke’s Campaign in Texas, National Network of Abortion Funds, Stacey Abrams in Georgia, Joe Cunningham in SC, and all your local legislative campaigns makes a difference. Especially if many of us are DOING IT!

Take a Personal Inventory

There are personal things we can do that impact resources of those in power or realign our use of resources with our values and our agenda. Here are some other small changes to think about from an article I wrote in 2020, Sparked: The Energy of Outrage:

  1. Where are you spending your money? Do some research.
    • The companies you spend with, where do they spend their money?
    • Are they lobbying for things you believe in?
    • Who are they financing? This is public information: Who donates, how much, and who those funds are sent to.
    • Who are their suppliers and where are they located?
    • This includes your 501c donations, it is public record where the money goes.

2)  Can you make a personal change in where you spend your money? Buying local or buying from historically marginalized small businesses trickles down and ripples out this way:

  • You spend an additional $10 a week at a local black-owned store that will use that money to pay for her daughter’s piano lessons.
  • 15 years later this daughter is a highly known musical artist that has inspired millions.
  • 30 years later, we find out that one of those people she touched became a professor of music and psychology, a leading world expert on the use of music as a modality of healing.
  • 45 years later, humankind is learning healing has a holistic methodology and is not a pseudoscience.

You literally changed the entire world. THE WHOLE WORLD. You sparked the change. The energy of outrage turned into love. Do I have your attention?

  • Can you make a change in the home or the types of products that you use for more eco-friendly options? This can be so fulfilling, and it does not have to be big changes – baby steps lead to long journeys!
  •  Cast your spells, do your rituals, set your new moon intentions, and then make the plans to help your spells manifest into results surrounding activism. Need help with the plans once your spell is cast? Reach out!
Very powerful working with a whole network of Witches. There is another one coming up, and you can use A Sovereign Chant I created or The Invocation of Medusa by Ivy Laine.

Above All Else

I want to make sure you know that this is not a lost cause or a fight we won’t win: We will. It’s up to us to get into action mode, even if it’s small in your opinion (it isn’t, we appreciate you!).

Stay Sovereign and Strategic!

A Candle & A Key,

Kaycee

Signups to be one of The Firsts is officially closed, more to come soon!

Dark Goddesses Collective is an upcoming community of Sovereigns being built on a private network to do the deeper work..

Want to see us in person? I am honored, inspired, and full of gratitude in announcing the acceptance of our workshops at Mystic South this year!

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A Sovereign Chant

There are always going to be times when our sovereignty and our ability to thrive come under threat. While it doesn’t come as a surprise to many of us, the rage that many of us feel is daunting.

But feel it we must.

It must flow within us and we must be able to use it strategically.

A Sovereign Chant

Today, as Roe v. Wade was overturned, Ivy and I sat with our rage. The difference is that this is not a new rage and it is not a new rage that has echoed through generations before us. This is a primordial rage and it is sacred. However, it is imperative that we meet this rage in all its glory from a place of grounded-ness, rootedness, sovereign-ness, and above all else – we use it to take strategic action. 

When you need clarity and strength, strategy and protection, use this chant:

I call upon Themis, she of wise counsel

I call upon Athena, strategist that beats them at their own game

I call upon Medusa, a gaze they cannot hold

and protectress of sisters

I call upon my ancestors, may their energy and protection roar through me

I call upon the Dark Goddesses, their righteous rage

To remove the bindings those in power seek to place upon us and instead resolve to stay:

Grounded

Rooted

Sovereign

And strategically powerful with the reverberations and actions of millions of women before me

Grounded

Rooted

Sovereign

Strategic As I speak it, it is so

Chant created by Kaycee Reeves

Created by Kaycee Reeves

A Candle & Key,

Kaycee

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Channeling “Bad” Emotions

The thing about Dark Goddesses, all of them, is that they are powerful in their wisdom. This wisdom is not nice, neat, or scheduled for convenience. Like life itself, the Dark Goddesses bring our lessons in ways that are uncomfortable sometimes.

Photo via Pixabay

Many of you know that I also write about my personal journey with my practice over at Revelations of a Witch. It is my first and original platform discussing the ways in which witchcraft has helped me grow, navigate, and otherwise break out of a mode of living that felt forced and inauthentic. One of the lessons I received from Medusa was on “bad” feelings and I wrote an article on the top 5 things I learned. It was an uncomfortable experience in awareness.

Being Uncomfortable

Sometimes an author or writer uses images to bring about this awareness. I used a feature image in that article that I knew would make people uncomfortable. On purpose. Most of my followers know I do this from time to time – to force us all to ask ourselves why something makes us uncomfortable.

Does this image make you uncomfortable? It is the feature image I used. Photo is by Nicolas Postiglioni via Pexels.

It is a direct challenge for awareness and growth.

The feedback did not disappoint! It was in fact described as a “visual assault”. The challenge here is that while that may be true, moving past the image reveals that it is no more of an assault than that which takes place for being a human who has been emotionally stunted to one end of the full emotional spectrum. In fact, what has kept us stunted is:

the historical emphasis on compliance and that the earning of love, resources, respect, and acceptance were conditional upon our ability to navigate emotions in a way that only showed “good” or resulted in “good” behaviors deemed appropriate by those with power over others.” ~Kaycee Reeves, from “Bad” Emotions: Top 5 Things I Learned

Photo via Pixabay

A part of the lesson from Medusa comes from understanding that the narrative and expectations others have of us, especially ones that have required us to comply to an image that others hold of us, is not a ‘them’ problem anymore. It is an us problem.

So no, I will not hide my rage, my apathy, or my gaze that can turn others to stone – I will feel it all fully and channel or transmute it into something amazing. 

I am going to teach you how to do the same.

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Channel It

To be able to effectively channel an emotion or energy in motion, we must first learn to name it. We must be able to name it specifically. There are so many emotions that we don’t understand, or we cannot name because we also haven’t felt it fully. To effectively name and channel an emotion, we must be able to identify it and to feel it fully. We must get into a space where we are capable of a deeper state of awareness. That allows us to feel how that energy lives within our body.

Create the space

To create this space of awareness I recommend that there be at least 10 minutes where you can be in a silent, but comfortable, space. Without distraction, one can feel deeply within the body an emotion that has come up. If you are truly feeling anger or rage: What does that feel like within your body? If you are experiencing or feeling melancholy, what does that feel like? Is it slow and sluggish? Once you have been able to slow down enough to name it and feel it fully. Now we want to translate this in a way that allows us to effectively collect the energy we are experiencing. I called this a foreign universe practice.

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The Foreign Universe Practice

The Foreign Universe practice really breaks down the translation in our language surrounding our emotions and how they feel within our body. This practice requires that we explain our emotion in words and then describe or translate it into the energy we feel in our bodies to a being that is from a faraway galaxy. This being is completely different from us. However, to connect with them and be able to translate this language of the energy that you have and that you want to channel, you must be able to translate to them exactly what it feels like to you.

Do you feel a whooshing in your ears and heat within your body rising when you are angry? 

When you are sad, do you feel a slowness or coldness in certain placed? Do you feel your toes?

Photo by YAOTL OLLIN via Pexels

Gather Energy in Motion

Once we have determined the emotion, named it, felt it, sat with it with our foreign galaxy friend, we now know where the energy lies within our bodies. It is up to us to draw that energy in together, grow it, and channel it effectively.

Photo by Muhammad Lutfy via Pexels

Conduits

We can gather and grow the energy in motion to create conduits of magical connection. For example, we can gather the energy of grief and hold a funeral rite that allows us to connect with our ancestors. It is a strong emotion that we can use as a beacon to call the ancestors forward.

We can channel our fear into art pieces: spinning yarn, creating poppets filled with notes about our fear and then burning it, painting a small canvas. We can channel it by sticking our hands in a pot of soil and using it in little containers around the outside of our homes to strike fear into those that would seek to do us harm. We can also create the conduit of change.

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Changeling

Our emotions and the energy they provide us can allow us to create change. It is important to note that we cannot bypass the process of feeling fully or translating the energy in our bodies. This type of bypassing will only continue the same lesson over and over until we fully feel the nature of an emotion. Another important and very distinct factor is that we are not trying to change the emotion itself. We are using the energy of it to foster an ability to use our magic to impact change on a very personal level that has nothing to do with wanting to not feel the feeling.

While I know that I personally don’t enjoy rage and the subset of emotions that come with it – I do enjoy being able to use that energy in my magical practice for various outcomes. A practice that has been helpful is to sit with the energy and list out the ways in which one could utilize it and maybe even bring in flavors of energy from specific planets, plants, stones, and our Dark Goddesses to create spells for internal changes over a period of time.

Photo by Kaycee Reeves ~ Many years ago, this was a powerful spell channeling emotional energy into spell work that has had lasting impact.

It is All Connected

In conclusion, the lessons from the Dark Goddesses allow us to tap into our abilities on a much wider scale. It’s the drawing up of our own energy, and the pulling in of theirs that allows us to impact change inward and outward. It is all connected and we can harness this energy and use it well.

A Candle & A Key,

Kaycee

Signups to be one of The Firsts is officially closed, more to come soon!

Dark Goddesses Collective is an upcoming community of Sovereigns being built on a private network to do the deeper work. 

Want to see us in person? I am honored, inspired, and full of gratitude in announcing the acceptance of our workshops at Mystic South this year!

Feature Image via Pixabay

The Gorgon Shield Divination

Medusa, the Gorgon Goddess, can bring about life and death, health and illness. Connecting to her essence offers a shield, but a different kind of shield.

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Our Shield

We all have a shield, whether we are aware of it or not. Sometimes the use of a shield is no longer about physical life or death. Sometimes it becomes the crutch we use in self-preservation or preventing anything from happening at all.

We have to ask ourselves:

  • Is this really living?
  • Am I using my shield in a way that lets nothing in at all?
  • Am I unable to receive, even the good things?

Let us dive in to the shield she offers and receive the messages she has for us.

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Choosing Your Set

While this divination spread uses oracle cards, tarot or runes could be substituted. Whatever methodology you choose, I recommend choosing the deck or set based upon clarity. To be clear about this, we want the deck or set that provides information we can connect with even when we DO NOT LIKE IT. 

I call this my ‘asshole’ deck. I may roll my eyes, but the truth is that it has yet to steer me wrong even when I want it to be gentle with the message.

The Gorgon Shield

Spread and Photo created by Kaycee Reeves

The Questions 

  1. What do I fear right now?
  2. What should I be focused on or concerned with instead?
  3. What will help release fear?
  4. Where is my power?
  5. What will help me grow my personal power?
  6. What is the Medicine of Medusa’s Gorgon Shield for me?

After the Message

Once you have gotten your massages, it is helpful to connect with the energy of the message in its entirety once you have connected with each card. This will assist in determining what changes could be implemented to allow a greater sense of connection to self and others whereby we can receive more from this life instead of the narrative that others would have us believe. Your narrative, story, and truth is yours.

A Candle & A Key, With Darkest Blessings,

Kaycee & Ivy

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Medusa II: She has more to say…

Last month in Dark Goddesses Collective we began to connect to Medusa. It was clear early on that she had so much to say, reveal, and show us. While we love to show ways to connect with the faces of the Goddess, we can not rush the message. Whether it was Mercury retrograde or simply that she had more interesting things to share with us, we were not going to wrap up May with an Anthology when she was clearly not finished speaking.

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The Month of June 2022

Our Theme: Energy in Motion

This month we are looking at energy in motion with an emphasis on experiencing it and effective channeling.

Our Goddess: Medusa

We are still connecting and learning from this Gorgon Goddess and her origins. She wants to show us a deeper magic and how to put these skills to use in our lives. There is so much knowledge she is willing to share but refuses to be limited by something like our idea of ‘time’. Buckle up Witches!

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Some of what we have planned:

  • The Poppet
  • The Gorgon Shield Divination
  • Energy in Motion: Effective Channeling Ritual
  • A Spitfire Corner
  • An update on our Private Network

As the month progresses, other work may present itself. If you need to make another Black Sacred Candle, all of the information can be found here.

Please share your stories with us of working with Medusa. Your understanding of her. Anything that feels like it is helping you to stand stronger in your own sovereignty. We are a community and growing together is incredibly important. Your experience may be the missing piece of another’s journey. Or may inspire them to look at things a different way.

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A candle & a key, With Darkest Gratitude,
Kaycee & Ivy

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The Serpent in the Storm

Of Serpents & Storms

Maybe you have noticed the hashtag over at Revelations of a Witch and here at Dark Goddesses Collective or maybe you have not – either way, Of Serpents & Storms is what we are made of.

Rise, Witch, Rise

Being made of serpents and storms is a divine initiation into some of life’s greatest mysteries and the mysteries unique to each of us. The serpent, with the ability to transform and grow with each shedding of its skin as well as the ouroboros as the cycle of life, speaks to an energetic nature that lives within. The storms we face create an atmosphere that is both creative and destructive, without it we would stagnate and decay. In the grand ecology of our own lives, being made of serpents and storms is the willingness to rise.

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When the Storms Rage

Make no mistake, there are deeply seated and pervasive storms raging. This is true for our inner world and the outer world. There is a need for change on many fronts. Ivy and I are, have been, and always will be proponents for change that have positive impacts on society and on this Earth. We know where we have the greatest impact to promote change and that is why Dark Goddesses Collective was born. To begin the journey of creating a community that wants to do the work that will impact change. Instead of watching the storms rage from the outside, we rise. We become the storm instead of watching with fear on the sidelines. Connecting to that energy requires that we also become aware of the inner storms we face. Of Serpents & Storms is here to do that in a unique way with one of a kind solutions and products.

The backbone of it all

Kaycee and I are HUGE proponents of selfcare, of using the gifts the mothers give us to lead ourselves back to center. There is nothing quite like having a day where it all seems to just fall apart and realizing it’s time to take back control. To pivot, if you will.

This was never more clear than a few months back, when I was having a moment and could NOT bring myself out of the mindset of, what really was, imposter syndrome. Kaycee, being the rock that she is, told me to get a few herbs, run a bath, place those herbs in the water and let them do what they are meant to do.

We all know that herbs in the bath are wonderful, but the cleanup can be a nightmare. So I grabbed a little tulle bag, stuffed it with herbs and tossed it into the water. Within minutes, I was back to myself. I could breathe, I could think and I was free of those thoughts that come to us all sometimes, unbidden. That was probably the moment I realized, there’s something here.

We have decided to create a line of bath products for the stressed out Witch. For the Witches that find themselves in that headspace of “not good enough” (which is utter bullshit anyway). However, we have discussed it and come to the conclusion that we want to be different. OS&S will not be sold online, for now anyway. The only way to get your hands on our products will be in person.

Photo by Ivy Laine. Only a small sample of what we’ve conjured up.

We’re here to help the working Witch take care of themselves, while at the same time doing something we enjoy. The first products will be available as a raffle basket at The Witchy High Tea in Concord, NC on June 5th. There will be other vending events in the future, but to give you an idea of what is being created see a partial list below.

Bath Teas in reusable bags
Bath Teas in biodegradeable paper tea bags
Bath Salts with various herbs for specific purposes in tulle bags
Mojo Bags for Protection, Sleep, etc.
Glass 4oz. Jars of teas, salts, blends with an adorable little spoon and a reusable tulle bag
Mini Altar Tins (which is something I’ve been making for a decade)
BSC with specific purposes in mind
Bath Bombs/Dust
Sugar Scrubs for ritual cleansing

As you can see, we really want Witches to have products geared toward them and the work they do. As we get closer to Samhain, I have ideas for salts and teas to help connect you with your ancestors. We love our community and this is the way we are working to give back. To help guide you through the storms as the serpent sheds her skin. To be born anew.

Kaycee has lots of ways to practice Self Care that you can find from December posts

The Witchy High Tea is approaching fast. Do you have your ticket yet? If not, head on over to the CMPF Fundraising Page

A Candle & a Key and Darkest Blessings,
Kaycee & Ivy

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Our private network will be launching soon! Its creation will be for those who are interested in doing the deeper, life-changing, intuitive work of reclaiming their power with Dark Goddesses and a tribe committed to fostering change in their communities.

Spitfire Corner – Righteous Rage in the face of tragedy

In this episode, I speak to the tragedy of this week. You are entitled to your rage.

The Witchy High Tea is approaching fast. Do you have your ticket yet? If not, head on over to the CMPF Fundraising Page

Darkest Blessings,
Ivy

Want to learn more about what is going on with Dark Goddesses Collective?

You can find Dark Goddesses Collective on Facebook and Instagram!

Our private network will be launching soon! Its creation will be for those who are interested in doing the deeper, life-changing, intuitive work of reclaiming their power with Dark Goddesses and a tribe committed to fostering change in their communities. Wish to be notified once we open the gates? To be one of the first click here.