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An adaptation for the Hail Mary.

Queen of Heaven, full of grace
Your child prays to thee.
Blessed art thou among women
And blessed is all, the fruit of thy womb.

Holy Lady, Mother of All
Bless us with your wisdom and
Guide us through our darkest nights.

Amen

Mary Queen of Heaven
And there appeared a great wonder in heaven;
a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet,
and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.
And she being with child cried, travailing in birth ….

And she brought forth a man child,
who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron:
and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne

Book of Revelations (12:1, 2 & 5)

Within the past few months I’ve been struggling to explain this fascination with The Virgin. So many Pagans hold Christianity in contempt for their past, for the persecution of Witches… Many Christian sects, in turn, consider Roman-Catholicism to be blasphemous because its idolization of Mary and Saints takes away from the worship of Christ and/or God.

She’s  so complex. She fascinates me. In Neo-Paganism we speak of many Mother Goddesses and how important they are.  She is the only one who resonates with me so. I guess this inarticulate exploration is above all a plea for understanding from my peers who generally wouldn’t “get it”.

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