Invocation to the Four Directions

East

Hail, Guardians of the Watchtowers of the East,
Powers of Air!
We invoke you and call you,
Golden Eagle of the Dawn,
Star-seeker,
Whirlwind, Rising Sun,
Come!
By the air that is Her breath.
Send forth your light,
Be here now!

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South

Hail, Guardians of the Watchtowers of the South,
Powers of Fire!
We invoke you and call you,
Red Lion of the noon heat,
Flaming One!
Summer's warmth,
Spark of life,
Come!
By the fire that is Her spirit,
Send forth your flame,
Be here now!

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West

Hail, Guardians of the Watchtowers of the West,
Powers of Water!
We invoke you and call you,
Serpent of the watery abyss,
Rainmaker,
Gray-robed Twilight,
Evening Star!
Come!
By the waters of Her living womb,
Send forth your flow,
Be here now!

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North

Hail, Guardians of the Watchtowers of the North,
Powers of Earth,
Cornerstone of all Power.
We invoke you and call you,
Lady of the Outer Darkness,
Black Bull of Midnight,
North Star,
Center of the whirling sky.
Stone, Mountain, Fertile Field,
Come!
By the earth that is her body,
Send forth your strength,
Be here now!

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Center


Starhawk, The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess (San Francisco, Harper & Row, 1979), pp. 55-57. [calling in the 4 directions as part of casting a circle]

For more information on the author, see Starhawk's Web site.

See also The Charge of the Goddess and Blessings from The Earth Path.

Previously had graphics from Sudie Rakusin, Dreams and Shadows (Down There Press, 1993).

For more information on the artist, see Sudie Rakusin's Web site.


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