The beating of the drum grows brighter and invites us to settle in, calling us closer to Mother Earth. We are a circle of nineteen women gathering for the first time. As a coven, we are honoring the practice of the Wise Women Tradition. We are called together as plant spirit apprentices committing to a 9 month deep dive into the magic of plant medicine.
A statue of Isis stands tall on the altar. Crystals in various colors and forms adorn the altar. Pinecones and one giant medicinal reishi mushroom holds court on the center stage. All magical tools, sacred medicines and gifts of the earth are present to deepen our communion with Gaia and all our beloved nature spirits.
Spirited herbal teas conspire and giggle in jars infused with magic, while sacred smoke fills the air.
The fire of our excitement radiates in rays of light, bringing joy and curiosity into our adventure together. The gentle stirrings of the nourishing plants, Nettles, Oat straw, Red Clover, Dandelion and Burdock, begin to whisper to us.
Twinkling eyes and open hearts illuminate the space. We join hands as we call in sacred space together. We begin by calling in the Seven Sacred directions. East, South, West and North. Above, Below and the Sacred Center (The Heart).
Around the circle we go, making introductions and inviting into the circle a plant spirit that is stirring from the depths of our souls. The spirit of Dandelion, Artemis, Sage and Rosemary are called forth. As so are, Lavender, Nettles, Chamomile and Linden...
As the dance of the spiral grows closer to me, I feel a sense of excitement spilling forth. From the center of my heart I hear a gentle stirring of the winds....."I call forth the spirit of Mugwort. Thank You Mugwort for your medicine. We welcome you into our sacred circle."
The circle is cast.