So last night I did my Morrigan ritual as I had planned. I used one of the rituals in the book I mentioned “A Basic Morrigan Rite”. The ritual itself didn’t exactly speak to me, but I figured I’ll have time enough to mess with things and personalize them later. For now I wanted to stick with the basic format. It called for a raven feather, which fortunately I have a bag of them I’ve been collecting all summer. Unfortunately I couldn’t find that bag anywhere until about 5 mins before the rite started when I heard a little voice tell me exactly where I had placed it, in a very unlikely place I would never of thought of looking! But find them I did.
I’m not sure what I expected but she did indeed show up. Not in flashing lights and smoke, it was not an ecstatic experience, but I could tell she was there none the less. I offered incense and wine. I did a divination (The Wildwood Tarot seemed appropriate) and a meditation. The divination was clear. Ours was not a meeting but a reunion. I received some past-life gnosis. I don’t usually go in for past life stuff. A) I figure we live here and now and I don’t really care what came before, and B) I’ve seen too many people use it as an escapist fantasy “My life is meaningless and boring now, but I used to be Cleopatra, really!”. BUT I had some interesting things confirmed for me.
I ended with a blood sacrifice (my own). It seemed appropriate to “open the gate” for future contact so to speak. So I’ve opened the gate, am open to further contact and deepening relationship. I’m not sure what will happen. I honestly don’t feel much different. Perhaps she is just here for a short time to stir things up? I don’t see her supplanting Hekate as my main patron quite yet. Perhaps a secondary patron yes, I may just have to learn to be a true polytheist and have multiple deity relationships.I can see how her fire would stir things up. It strikes me that 3 is a good number for a druid. I see Hekate as the cosmic mother type, and then The horned god and the Morrigan as the Earth mother and father. It’s a stable tripod, and possibly doable. However I will not lie that my call to service to Hekate is strong indeed, enough to boil within my blood.
I figure if nothing comes of it, I will have tried, and will be acting on experience and knowledge and not just running away from irrational fear. For now I am open to including her.
A few people mentioned my use of the word “comfortable” in my last post regarding Hekate. Whatever happens I know there is a call to dig deeper and extend myself past just “comfortable”. So I don’t know what will happen or where this will go, for now I wait and see.
Also many thanks to the Morrigan devotees who have written me with their stories. It is greatly appreciated.