|Sophia was, and is, one of the most worshiped Goddesses. Even today, a huge Sophia cult still exists. Her name means "Wisdom". Sophia is the Greek version of her name. Others include:
|Committing yourself to Sophia will lead you on a difficult path. If you respect her she will lead you to your truth and your justice. We find wisdom inside ourselves through Sophia. She is associated with alchemy. Her alchemical processes take place inside you.
Red is definitely the color most associated with Sophia. She is often depicted as a red winged woman with a red gown. There are many traits associated with Sophia; righteous, wise, loving, communicative, knowledgeable, creative, protective, giving and truthful. "A Sophia woman sees it and tells it as it is; she has no fear of the truth." (www.goddessgift.com) However, Sophia's appearance differs quite often in major ways. She is alternately pictured as a hag, a black goddess, queen of heaven, an aged woman, human, divine, a harlot, faithful wife, lover, mother and sister. The list goes on. Many of what is associated with Sophia is contradictory.
When the Knights Templar were arrested and tortured in October, 1307, they were convicted of heresy. One of the supposed heretical charges was worshiping, BAPHOMET. There have been many different explanations as to what BAPHOMET is. There is one that relates to Sophia. One important piece of information first....The Templars are said to be the protectors of the Grail, which many say is actually the lineage of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene. Some believe Sophia came to earth in the body of Mary Magdalene.
And found by those who look for her...
In every thought of theirs,
she comes to meet them.
-Wisdom of Solomon 6:12 and 16
|Purpose: Dedicate myself to the Goddess Sophia and asking her help in letting my past negative self go.
Candles - 1 black candle (dissolve negative energy)
1 white candle (all healing)
Incense - clove, eucalyptus or lemon (healing, protection, energy)
Offerings - tree blossoms
Picture of White Dove
When to perform: New or Waxing Moon
Oil to anoint
3 times around: " I cast this circle for a sacred rite, with the protection of love and light"
of the unity of Love and Wisdom,
the androgyny of Heaven and Earth,
and of Nature and Spirit.
of The Great Goddess,
The Great Mother,
who calls herself
Holy is her name,
cocreator of all things,
earthly and divine.
lives with Eternal Wisdom,
together as one,
as a child in its mother's womb.
gathers all of her children.
to you she calls
to fulfill the prophecy,
to manifest the vision
of Peace on Earth.
Faith, Hope and Love
|Take oil and anoint yourself on the forehead:"Sophia, replace the negative thoughts with positive."
the lips: "Sophia, replace the negative words with positive."
the heart: "Sophia, replace the negative feelings with positive."
the palms: "Sophia, replace the negative actions with positive."
the feet: "Sophia, take me only on the path you lead me."
I thank Sophia for coming into my life, my heart, my soul. For leading me on the right path and bringing me to a more positive place in my life.
West - I thank the water for your blessings.
South - I thank the fire for your blessings.
East - I thank the air for your blessings.
North - I thank the earth, Gaia, for your blessings.
Open circle, 3 times.
"This circle is open, but never broken."
Hidden within this darkness,
Beauty and wonder
that fills me like water to a sponge,
Lily of the Valleys,
Tree of Life,
You are Beautiful!
Sophia - Goddess of Wisdom, Bride of God Matthews, Caitlin
Poem used in ritual from Wisdom Works