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Goddess Prayer Beads

Posted by qachatu on 2005.11.12 at 10:21
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Goddess Prayer Beads:

13 white 8mm beads for the Maiden
13 red 8mm beads for the Mother
13 black 8mm beads for the Crone
1 silver 10mm bead representing the Full Moon
52 silver spacer beads
(class “E” 6/0) representing the Moonlight.

Size 10 crochet yarn white or ecru, or color of choice

You may begin and end stringing anywhere in the loop, but the tie-off is less visible in the midst of the black beads.

The silver Moon bead is separated from the White Maiden beads by four (4) silver spacer beads. Each white Maiden bead is followed by one silver spacer bead, but the thirteenth bead is followed by four (4) spacer beads.

Then come the red Mother beads, each followed by one silver spacer, but the 13th bead is followed by four (4) spacers.

Then come the black Crone beads, each followed by one silver bead, but the 13th is followed by four (4) spacers. And so we are back at the silver Moon bead.

In other words, beads of the same color are separated by one spacer. The three sets of beads and the larger Moon bead are separated by four spacers. Thirteen (13) beads are used in each set to signify the thirteen months of the lunar year. The silver spacers represent moonlight issuing from the Full Moon bead throughout the life cycle of Maiden, Mother, Crone.

Prayers are said on each bead, while meditating on the mysteries of the Triple Goddess, and the experience of the human life cycle.

Men may wish to make a devotion to the Horned God, and honor the life cycle of Youth, Father, and Sage.

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