★Dark goddess Badb, The Phantom Queen, Honouring the Dead, Working with Ancestors, Spectral magick, Psychic and Prophetic work, Death Cycles, Shadow work★
Originally I felt called to redesign one of the Badb votive candles, which expanded into the need to create a whole new line in offering to Honour my Matron Goddess, Badb, who insisted on the energy being called "Phantom Queen," despite my ideas around "The Red mouthed Badb."
The Temple of the Phantom Queen is interesting and unique because rather than one setting, it would spectrally shapeshift and showcase many different locations tied together by the common thread of Death rites.
The visualisations and energy behind Temple of the Phantom Queen included many places of Death - a roaring bonfire in Great Halls to commemorate battle, as the honeyed spiced mead is drank and offered to the memory of the fallen and for the Gods.
It is the Fire and Earth by the Barrow side as the Dead are honoured and mourned in rituals by the setting Sun.
It is the Otherness on the air, offering a lulling and lilting state that wafts into the unconscious just before the shocking piercing scream of the Bean Sidhe is heard.
It is the calling of The Hooded Crow over the Battle field as the slain depart this world, blood soaks the Earth in offering, and everything changes once again...
Connecting to The Goddess Badb as an aspect of The Morrigan can seem daunting, and truly tests us as human beings, our resolve, our resilience, our honour.
Badb in particular draws our shadows close so that we can overcome them, strengthening ourselves to all battles... those within, and those without.
We must honour all Death cycles, our own, those that occur within this lifes' incarnation, and physical death, as well as those ancestors of whom we are aware, and those of whom are forgotten.
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