Liberty Rite Materials
Copyright © 1998, 2005 c.e., Isaac Bonewits
Here are some prayers and songs that could be used in a
ritual to Lady Liberty, the Goddess of Freedom, some of which
have been used since 1993. I will be delighted to add more materials
from my readers.
Invocation of Lady Liberty
(by Deborah Lipp & Isaac Bonewits, 70/30)
We invoke you Lady Liberty,
and welcome you anew to the land of the free. America is your
place, the place where you have achieved your highest goals,
the place where you have faced your worst enemies.
America was founded on your principles: freedom,
democracy, and individuality. America was also founded on slavery,
oppression and genocide of native peoples. Lady Liberty, be a
force here manifesting your highest ideals.
We invoke you Lady Liberty, to come protect
this place of liberty. Keep us ever focused on your path.
You are the one who wipes out intolerance and
tyranny. You are the bringer of freedom: freedom to speak, freedom
to gather, freedom to publish, freedom of worship of whatever
deities we choose and on whatever lands are sacred to them, freedom
to pursue happiness loving who we will, living as we choose,
raising our children as we choose; freedom of choice, freedom
from want, from racism, sexism, and from religious tyranny.
Lady Liberty, now and always, here and everywhere,
we invoke you by these words: let freedom ring!
Our Lady Liberty
(Words by L. Cornet & D. Meinshausen,
Our Lady Liberty, Mother of our country, of
thee we sing.
Let our land always be, home of the brave and free,
Forever in equality, let freedom ring!
Our Goddess, 'tis of Thee, Incarnate Liberty,
of Thee we sing.
Your blessings far and wide, strong as the rising tide,
Forever shall abide, let freedom ring!
Re-Consecration of the Statue of Freedom
(to be done every 4th of July and at times
of democratic danger)
In the Name of the Earth Mother,
the ever changing All Mother; and in the Names of all those deities
who have ever been worshipped in this land, ancient or modern;
and in the Name of our most holy Goddess and the Mother of our
We once again charge and consecrate the sacred
statue of Her that stands high in the air over our nations
Capitol. Let it be a constant influence on that ceremonial center
of our country. Let it cause all our public servants to make,
enforce, and judge the laws and policies of this nation in accordance
with Libertys highest ideals of freedom and justice for
all. Let it encourage generosity of spirit and action towards
the poor and oppressed at home and around the world, and prevent
our would-be rulers from supporting tyranny and injustice at
home or in other lands.
Let this statue, our nation, and our holy Goddess
Liberty Herself, be ever defended from the forces of evil and
oppression, both foreign and domestic. Through it may She protect
the people of this land from all those who would destroy or enslave
us in Her name. Let the fires of freedom burn bright, revealing
all that evil ones might wish to hide, and lighting the way for
Fires of Freedom
(Words & music by Starhawk?)
We can rise with the fires of freedom!
Truth is the fire that burns our chains!
And we can stop the fires of destruction!
Healing is the fire running through our veins!
These materials and others can be used in
re-consecration ceremonies every 4th of July, using the standard
Neopagan Druidic liturgical
design, invoking various national icons to represent the
Nature Spirits, Ancestors, and Deities. You can end the Praise
Offerings with a heartfelt rendition of the Star Spangled
If sufficient interest develops, I will post
the entire ritual text here. In the meantime, do your own!
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