Cybele was the Magna Mater, the Great Mother of Phrygia and Asia Minor whose worship spread throughout the Roman Empire. She was worshipped for millennia, and many suggestions of her worship lead scholars back to Mesopotamia as Inanna, to Crete, as Rhea wife of Zeus, and in variations of her name throughout Asia minor: Kubaba, Agdistis, Kybele.
She represented caverns, primitive earth, wild animals (especially lions), mountaintop worship, sacred bees. She was a goddess of fortresses and protection, with a crown that depicted a city wall. The pine tree and ivy were sacred to her consort Attis, thus sacred to her. She is a goddess of drumming and is often depicted carrying a frame drum, which represents the full moon, the primordial egg of creation, the heartbeat of earth. Often, frame drums are covered with the hide of the bull, also sacred to Cybele. She represents the creative intuitive dance of creation as the Magna Mater, the great mother creatrix.
Her priests castrated themselves to be closer to her, and performed orgiastic rites with trance dancing to the music of flutes, drums, and cymbals. In fact, there is a modern-day cult of Cybele specifically serving transgendered individuals. (http://gallae.com/) Her festival was first on the Roman Calendar, around the Vernal Equinox, and told the tale of her consort, Attis, who was sacrificed and reborn. A few Christian cults equated Attis with Christ. To further this thought, her great Roman temple was built in the land that is now St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. How the Great Mother must have the last laugh that underneath this strong Christian fortress lies the land that belongs to Her!!! It is said that oracular Sibyl priestesses were her devotees and responsible for bringing Cybele to Rome, thus her connection with prophecy and divination.
SONG TO CYBELE, GREAT CREATRIX

(Sung to the hymn tune,
All Creatures of our God and King
Translated by Julie)

All Creatures of our Lady Queen,
Lift up your voice and to Her sing,
She is sacred! Alleluia!
Oh sister sun with golden beam,
Oh sister moon with silver gleam!
She's triumphant! She is wisdom!
She is music! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Oh sister wind who is so strong,
You clouds that sail above, along,
She is sacred! Alleluia!
Each glorious day we yearn to dance,
Falling into Your Holy Trance,
She's triumphant! She is wisdom!
She is music! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Deep flowing water, pure and clear,
Murmuring for Her now to hear,
She is sacred! Alleluia!
Great fire so powerful and bright,
Who gives to us both warmth and light,
She's triumphant! She is wisdom!
She is music! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Great Mama Earth who day by day,
Gives us rich blessings in all ways,
She is sacred! Alleluia!
The flowers and fruits that in you grow,
Your great bright wisdom then do show,
She's triumphant! She is wisdom!
She is music! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Dear sacred wonder known as death,
All that will hush our final breath,
She is sacred! Alleluia!
In Great Cybele we will lie,
When we release our souls and die,
She's triumphant! She is wisdom!
She is music! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Let everything Our Mother bless,
and sing to her with gratefulness,
She is sacred! Alleluia!
Praise our Cybele, we rejoice--
As we unite in one strong voice!!!
She's triumphant! She is wisdom!
She is music! Alleluia! Alleluia!!!

Light candles and incense of your choosing--scents to move you into a journeying mood. Spicy, vanilla, patchouli, etc. Gather a percussion instrument of your choice: frame drum or larger drum, ocean drum, rattle, etc.

Ground and center. Imagine yourself as a gentle but strong pine tree digging her roots into the ground. Notice Sister Pine's flexibility and gently move or sway as is comfortable and natural for you. Imagine the Earth's heartbeat, and begin to play it on the drum. Breathe deeply and normally, and keep playing until you feel entranced and ready to divine.

Call Mother Cybele to be with you, and dialogue with her. Ask her to speak through your hands if you wish to write down a message she has to share, or merely ask her to offer some guidance to your mind's ear. You may ask specific questions, or you may simply approach Her with a receptive mind.
When the dialogue is finished, begin to move gently and follow your inner guidance to a trance dance. Don't analyze your movements, or even think ahead about where you might be moving next. Simply move as you gently follow your intuition and become divination through motion.

Release when you are ready and offer gratitude to Cybele for her guidance.

Repeat this ritual as often as you wish, when you are looking for an answer or when you wish to add a divine dimension to drumming and/or trance dance.

Sources Cited :

http://www.sacredsource.com

http://www.pantheon.org/articles/c/cybele.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cybele

Dorothy Morrison & Kristin Madden--Dancing the Goddess Incarnate: Living the Magic of Maiden, Mother, and Crone

Layne Redmond--When the Drummers were Women: A Spiritual History of Women

Merlin Stone--Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood

Barbara Walker--Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths & Secrets