Pasowee - Goddess of EnduranceThe Kiowa people of the North American Plains tell a story of a courageous woman who, on her return home from having escaped her kidnappers, lost her way in the forest. Crawling under the hide of a dead buffalo for protection against the cold night, she was given the Spirit of the Buffalo in her dreams. When she awoke, she knew how to find her way home and returned to her people with the Spirit of the Buffalo, providing food, medicine, clothing, shelter, and the knowledge of how to build tepees. From her gift their spirituality grew.

PASOWEE’S RITUAL - found in Goddess Guide Me

by Amy Zerner & Monte Farber

Pass That Test!

Pasowee - Goddess of EnduranceTo invoke the Goddess PASOWEE’s ability to see through cultural stereotypes and endure the time needed to remove all obstacles, fill a bowl with un-popped corn as an offering to Mother Earth. Burn some sage in an earthen bowl to clear the air of any clinging attachments and negativity. Wrap yourself in a blanket as PASOWEE wrapped herself in the first buffalo skin. Turn to the Four Directions; North, South, East, and West, and as you face each direction recite these words:Pasowee - Goddess of Endurance

Whenever a stressful time seems too severe to endure, wrap yourself in your blanket and repeat the ritual ten times to reinforce your connection with PASOWEE’s strength and protection.

 

Goddess Wisdom - Stop Worrying

I am excited to introduce this new category exploring the wisdom and rituals of different Goddesses. Today we look at Artemis the Greek Goddess of hunt, wild animals, wilderness, child birth, virginity, and protector of young girls.  The modern Artemis woman is drawn to nature.  Ancient wisdom of these images of womanhood was never completely eliminated.  The old ways of the Goddess took refuge in mid-wifery, herbal healers, witchcraft, Tarot cards, astrology, and alchemy.

Goddess Wisdom - Stop Worrying

I am hoping this new category will help to rekindle the Goddess within you. The following Artemis Wisdom is found in Goddess, Guide Me! by authors Amy Zerner & Monte Farber:

ARTEMIS’S RITUAL

THE GREEK GODDESS OF DISCERNMENT

STOP WORRYING!

To ground your worries, find a stone you are drawn to and is large enough for an inscription.  Purify it with scented soap and water.  Then dry it well.  Apply the following words to the stone’s surface with colored paints:

Worry be gone, also my fear.

Dear Mother Earth

Will ground them here.

Walk in a straight line to a place where you can bury this rock in the earth or a flower pot.  Bury the rock with conviction, knowing that what you are doing will have practical results.  As you bury it, recite the words inscribed on the rock six times.  Turn around and walk away, knowing that you have left your worries behind.