The Goddess – The Crone

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The Goddess in her form as the Crone represents the depths of inner experience. She is death and decay, the shadow of self and the darkness that we avoid. But, within this death and decay lay the ingredients for renewed life. It is from the ashes that the Phoenix rises reborn.  It is from the place of the shadow that the Light may be revealed and it is from embracing those parts of ourselves that we are most fearful of that the greatest growth occurs.

The Crone is the necessary tri-form needed  to remain in a place of newness (Maiden) and creative fullness (Mother). She completes the cycle of Nature and it is within her bosom that we find rest at the end of our time.

Color: Black

The color black  is associated with the goddess in her aspect as the Crone. Black is the absence of color or the all inclusive pallet of every primary color mixed together. This is the work of the Crone as well. She lays hidden in the place that is no place , no time and draws to herself the streams of all energy creating a space of night and quickening.

Goddesses:

Cerridwen – Goddess of the Cauldron of Wisdom

Hecate – Goddess of the crossroads

Ereshkigal

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Ruler of the Underworld and Sister of Innana

The Mystery of the Goddess

The Maiden
The Mother

About themagickalpen

Robin Fennelly is a Third Degree Initiate within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven of the Mystic Path. Her spiritual journey is strongly rooted in both Eastern philosophy and theWestern Magickal systems from which she has formed a core foundation that is diverse in knowledge and rich in spiritual practice. A life-long learner, her practice has evolved from the classical and philosophical teachings of books, practical experience and enrichment of this knowledge base by attending workshops of various spiritual traditions presented by master teachers. Robin formally came to the Wiccan path in 1994. Following practice as a solitary for 2 years, she dedicated to Oak and Willow Coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition in November of 1996. She received her 1st, 2nd and finally 3rd degrees within the Assembly Tradition. As a teacher of esoteric and magickal studies she has used Energetic Anatomy, Tarot, Astrology, Hermetic Qabala, Eastern Philosophy, and Numerology as the foundations of her diverse selection of workshops and writings for more than 25 years. Exploration of varied energetic protocol has been the focus of her work for some time now and the information gained through direct experience informs all of her magickal and spiritual work. Robin’s writings have been featured online, and in print Internationally. She has authored several books incorporating her unique style of writing making use of poetry, prose and pathworking to enhance the concepts presented. She has taught extensively throughout the Pagan community, including Sacred Space Conference, Spring Magick, Between the Worlds Interfaith Conference and Free Spirit Gathering Festival this Summer. Her most recent project is hosting an online blogging community entitled The Pagan Experience. Robin is the owner of Holistic Embrace providing services for mind, body and spirit such as Tarot readings, Astrology reports, Spiritual Guidance and other related offerings. She lives in Eastern Pennsylvania and her life is blessed by a 43-year marriage, five children and the opportunity to work in the field of public education. Robin's esoteric writings can be found on her blogs.
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