Mothers of Darkness

Year of Creation: 2013

Dedicated Clergy:

Wishbringer Molly Blue Dawn, High Priestess of Serendipity - dedicated to the Sheila na Gig
Adonai Dagaz Greywolf, High Priest of Mystery and Transformation - dedicated to Nyx
Q'desha Yansumi Diwata, High Priestess of Musical Ecstasy - dedicated to Lilith

The Lady Yeshe Rabbit, High Priestess of Holy Presence - dedicated to Prajnaparamita
Doyenne Rowan Nightshade, High Priestess of Esoterica - dedicated to The Void

Mothers of Darkness is a collective of Priest/esses dedicated to the Great Mother of Night, Time, Space, Eternity, The Void, and Darkness, in her myriad forms, and in her formlessness.

Sheila Na Gig

Wishbringer Molly Blue Dawn:
The Sheila na Gig is both the Gateway and the Guardian of the Gateway. It is through her that I have physically manifested into this world, it will be through her that I will leave this physical manifestation for the next step on my journey, and when I manifest my creations and works into the world, it is also though her, working within me. She teaches me to be open with discernment - neither so unguarded that I am unsafe, nor so closed off that I am trapped in my own prison, but appropriately open in a way that allows me to find freedom and balance. In being the conduit for her work and wisdom in the world, I honour her and partake of her nature.

kilpeck sheela

Sacred Text

Wishbringer Molly Blue Dawn’s invocation for the Sheila na Gig:

Opener and Guardian of Openings, it is through you that all creation enters the world of
matter and energy, it is through you that I have come into the world of life, and it will be
through you that I find my way to the next world and beyond.

Mighty Ancient One, Joyful Laughing One, please open the way before me and open the
way within me. Please teach me to open myself with discernment to all that I need to
receive, and to open myself with joy to manifest all that must come forth from me.

Please show me the courage within myself which enables me to walk through the
gateway into the new life which I am creating every day.

I open myself to your ultimate wisdom, the wisdom of the Universe, the wisdom of my
own body!

Mighty Laughing Sheila na Gig, be here now! Hail and Welcome!

Public Work and Private Works for 2014

For 2014, the Mothers of Darkness created a profound, mysterious, and enlightening Aditi ritual for CAYA’s Equinox of Joyful Vows. For the inward-facing aspect of looking out into the Void, we are planning a stargazing party.

Resources

Online resource for many Sheila na Gig (aka Sheela na Gig) images