Holy Mother Demeter,
As the green abundance of Summer gives way to Autumn,
you draw you veil around you.
The song of the Dark Lord calls Queen Persephone to return to his side.
You weep bitter tears of grief.
But from thee, and thy shadow self, shall compassion arise.
Descending to the realms of Erebos
you heal the wounds between the worlds.
Sacred Demeter Chthonia, you forge new life from death.
Being never ceases, only changes form.
Teach us hope when it is dark, and patience when all lies fallow.
May we learn to honor both the stillness within us
and the dance of change.
May we rejoice and awaken in the mystery.
You are the divine mother, we are your beloved children.
And just as Persephone,
We shall always return to you.