Drawing Down the Moon (1998)

According to Gerald Gardner, one of the main proponents of the Witchcraft revival in the 20th century, “drawing down the Moon” is an activity dating to ancient Scythia, and refers to the ritual act of invoking the Goddess to temporarily inhabit the body of a priestess– a sacred activity comparable to the possessions by the lwa of the Haitian vodou tradition. 

In my image this priestess brings down into herself a veiled lunar Goddess; she stands in the midst of a “Cone of Power” generated by the ritual celebrants, who have just completed a Spiral Dance. Though these activities don’t usually occur at the same time, I have put them together to illustrate what I consider to be “cornerstone” activities of modern Wicca/Paganism.

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