Before descending into the opening that holds Mother Earth’s deepest mysteries, I shall leave behind a token at the entrance to Her womb. This fragment of my soul is a prayer to She Who Is, that I may learn Her secrets of birth and re-birth.Dark Goddess of the moist and fertile earth,

Black Madonna who sees and knows all,

Take me now

And assume me into Your heart and soul.

Wash away my fear and shame

In the underground rivers of Your love and compassion.

Drag me from my hiding place

And teach me how to live with courage.