Dark Moon Shore

Dark Moon Shore

Written by Ivo Dominguez Jr • Narration by James C. Welch 
Music and sound editing by Ivo as well.


This pathworking is a journey to the inner realm of the Dark Moon. There you will have the opportunity to take in the Mystery of the Moon. Although it is best to do this pathworking during the three days approaching the Dark, it can be done any time you need it during the waning of the Moon.

Close your eyes and move inwards. Take a deep breath and become aware of any distractions from the outside world— sounds, sensations, thoughts and feelings that came with you to this moment. Gather these distractions together ••••• and bid them depart until you return from this journey. •••••

Open your eyes briefly and then close them again holding within yourself the image of where you are in the here and now. See a sparkling mist rolling, slowly filling your vision. See it grow thicker, and thicker, and thicker until you are enveloped in swirls of pearly mist, rosy mist, that glistens with sparkling motes. ••••• Although you are still, you feel motion all around you. Although you are still, you feel the fog swirling all around you. It is dark. ••

It feels like you are walking. The mist begins to thin. You smell salt, and the mist transforms to sea spray. •• You are walking on a sandy shore under an evening sky with the barest hint of light from the long set Sun. The sky is the darkest of jewel tones. • The Moon is hiding her face. •To your left is the sea and a slow procession of waves greeting the shore. •••

To your right you see sea cliffs rising like a palisade of stone. As you walk you see the brave stars, the bright ones, peeking out to see if it is time for their smaller siblings to come forth. •••  There is a remarkable sense of peace, a part of you knows that you are treading the neither-nor, the sacred acre of land that belongs to the land at low tide and the sea at high tide.•••

As you walk your eyes move back and forth between the waves and the cliffs.  ••

The sky is full of stars and you see the Milky Way above. •• You see that your path aligns with the starry path of the Milky Way. • You look forward and see a tumble of boulders where a part of the cliff has collapsed. •The path is fully blocked. • You climb up and over the boulders and see that beyond them the sea has cut inwards leaving only the thinest strip of sand. • You decide to continue with your fingers touching the cliff wall as you walk. • • Then your fingers touch open space.

There is a cave! The opening is a broad arc. You feel a pull, a tug of magick, and you walk into the cave. •• You hear of dripping water and Step by step your eyes adjust to the darkness. • With each step deeper and deeper the cave grows vaster. •• Step by step you find that you can see more clearly in the dark than you ever have before. • Everything glows with a velvety purple light. ••

Step by step, •• deeper and deeper •• into the far-reaching cavern. •

You feel a breeze sweep across your face. • You have entered a chamber in the cavern where the ceiling has collapsed, creating an opening to the night sky. • You step inward and see glints of light on the ground. • You step closer and see that there is a broad pool of water reflecting the stars above. •

You sit on a flat stone and gaze into the pool. •• As you gaze you into the obsidian dark water, • you feel as though you are falling in *and* at the same time flying upward into the depths of the sky. ••

You see the disc of the Dark Moon, barely brighter than the night. •

You rise. You rise toward the Dark moon. • You rise. •

You pass through the Dark Moon Portal into the womb and tomb of all. •• 

Into the swirling eternities •• Where the Past and Future twirl and dance, hand in hand, across the weave of worlds. •• through the garden of stars where bud and flower and fruit spring at once from every plant. ••

As you are carried along by limitless Powers, feel swept clean of worries • of fears • and become filled with the infinite possibilities of change that never ends. • Begin the end • End the end •• Begin the beginning. •

The Dark Moon grants and gifts transformation. ••• Change is a given • What do you wish?••• What have you been given? ••

And it is. ••• And it is. •••

Hold on to it •• Embrace it as •• Embrace it as ••

You drift downward • earthward • down •• down to the clouds below. •

The clouds envelop you •• The clouds are growing lighter •••• Although you are still, you feel motion all around you. You feel the swirling and the turning all around you. ••

Little by little,  the clouds thin and you flutter your eyes open and find yourself back in the here and now. Back in the place where we began. Back in the place you held in your memory so that you could return. •••

Take a deep breath. Move your toes and fingers. Be here and in the now. Be here and in the now. And you are here!