Beltane Ritual 2008
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Beltane ritual 2008
Beltane or Beltain is a fertility ritual. The maypole is a traditional dance with the pole representing the penis of the Gods while the brightly colored ribbons represent the fallopian tubes and ovaries, they also represent all the colors you see coming forth in the spring with new life
Beltane is a time when the Goddess and Gods have reached their sexual maturity and have joined in a union of fertility even though the Goddess still remains the virgin Goddess.
Blessing of group with Oils
Joe: Ring bell thrice
Consecration of circle
This rite is bound,
In sea and sky and solid ground,
Let no negative energies or entities enter within.
I invite and invoke
This sacred Beltane sabbat,
With the element of ................ I hear by consecrate
This circle, and the circle is sealed.
Dedication of self-rite renewal
I consecrate and bless this candle for the positive use of this
Fertility ritual in the blessed name of the Goddess persephone, So mote
It is! (All say (So mote it be!)
Pans Blessings (yellow candle)
Goddess and Gods candles( white and red) mother
fertility ritual in the blessed union of the Goddess Demter and God Pan on this may day, so mote it be! ( All say So Mote It Be!)
I consecrate and bless this altar this joyous may day to the
positive energies of Goddess Persephone, the maiden of Spring and God Pan of the waxing year, so mote it be! ( all say “ So Mote It Be!)
(?) lights the God candle, (?) lights the Goddess candle and then they light the candle for the union together.
Statement of Intent
This is the time when sweet desire weds wild delight. Persephone, the maiden of Spring and Pan, the lord of the waxing year, meet in the greening fields and rejoice together under the warm sun Helios. The shaft of life is twined in a spiral web and all of nature is renewed. We meet in the time of flowering, to dance the dance of life. (Each picks partner)
Union drink of the Goddess and gods of wine intertwined
Caller of the North, what have ye to
I invite and invoke the element of earth this joyous may day,
the ice and snow has melted, the seeds of life are planted.
From the Mother's womb life is reborn, the grass grows green and
the flowers, they will bloom, we welcome the spring, we rejoice
in the sun's warm rays. Come forth element of earth and show us
your power, SO MOTE IT BE!
Caller of the East, what have ye to say?
I invite and invoke the element of air on this joyous may day.
The breath of life will gently blow and awaken all things anew.
Tis from thy Goddess’s womb we hear newborns first cries,
a mother looks with longing eyes. Gentle breeze and blowing wind,
we call upon you once again, come forth element of air and show us
your power, SO MOTE IT BE !
Caller of the South, what have ye to say?
I invite and invoke the element of fire this joyous May day,
solar power hear our call, warmth and sun is earth's desire.
It is you that will bring life and strength to crops and trees
And plants growing ever higher. We welcome the warmth, we
welcome the passion, come forth element of fire and show us your
power, SO MOTE IT BE! ( Joe says)
Caller of the West what have ye to say?)
I invite and invoke the element of water on this joyous May day,
gentle rain, May's first dew, Oceans and lakes , we call to you.
You nourish our bodies, our crops and trees, and from our tears,
our spirit is free. Come wash away all things old and cleanse our
minds so that they unfold, to harmony and peace, once again, a
fresh new life will begin. Come Forth element of water, and show us
your power, SO MOTE IT BE.
(?) says: " blessed spirit, what have ye to say?
SO MOTE IT BE!
I am known as Athena, Persephone, Diana, Demeter, Artemis,
Beyond death I am but eternal even the passing of the seasons.
I am inside you, your mother, and your sister.
transformation of spirit.
I am the water that washes away the tears of humility,
I am the air in which you breath in life,
and I am the fire that burns deep in the passions of humanity.
My arms are the tree limbs out stretched and open to receive into
my being your knowledge, my roots run deep, as my devotion has no
Thy children you bore from your loins, your chosen ones whom stand
on the wings of time we are the weavers of life, death and rebirth
and from our mother and father we do honor thee.
Through blackness of bitter will not end arise but the wisdom within each witches eyes.
We honor thee oh great Goddess and
gods, The wise ones who's beckons I have known, from both above and from below,
SO MOTE IT BE!"
of old. I am the keeper of pleasure and all shall come unto thee
baring wine and salt. I whom walk in the harmony of new lifes
forces give you these pleasures. Seek thee out in spring time
dawning new light that the nights mist of Perspehones breath
laiden the dew upon the luscious nectar of thy loins that
penatrate Demters soils and ravish the lands with abundance of
grains and fruits that bare our seeds of this joyious union. Go yea fourth into the meadows green and dance with laugher for these are thy gifts to thee.
Make love freely and drink of they blood thy wines that flow from thy veins that will nourish thee when your thirst is
quenched in thy knowledge and love.
Love and harmony , Pan Flute and bell , these are mine and thy gifts to thee.
Call unto me in the forest wild and on the hilltop alive in life and seek me in the daylight bright.
I who have been called; Pan, Helios,
Come dance and sing; come live and smile, for behold: this is my worship.
You are my children and I am thy father. On swift night wings it is I who lay at your Mother's feet to be reborn and to return again.
Thou who thinks to seek me, know that I am the love in your heart, the laugher in your voice and passion in your soul.
Seek me with pride and humility, but seek me best with love and strength,
For this is my journey, and I love not the weak and fearful. Hear my call on long spring nights
and we shall stand together guarding her Earth as she sleeps.
SO MOTE IT BE!
Offering of flowers
? passes fruit
? passes wine or punch
the event of jumping the bale fire
begins. VERY IMPORTANT TO HAVE DRUMMING DURING THIS EVENT!! Couples can hold
hands and jump the bale fire together for a specific reason, such as
disharmonies in their relationships, as well as friends can do this as well,and
everyone can jump as many times as needed, for each time one jumps they will
yell out whatever negativity in their lives they want to be rid of. Jumping the
flames is an act of purification, therefore it brings luck and cleanses the
participants aura. Each time someone jumps they will say something such as
" I leave my insecurties in the flames! " Etc,,,,,,
MAY POLE DANCE BEGINS
Ending thanks to deities for coming.( chrissy)
WEST " Element of water, we thank you for joining us on this joyous may day, go if you must , stay if you will, hail and farewell, blessed be!
EAST " Element of air, we thank you for joining us on this joyous may day, go if you must, stay if you will, hail and farewell, blessed be!
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Invocation of the Goddess
Lift up thy arms and call my many names, I am known as Innanna, Diana, Demeter, ISIS, Neth, Brid, Astar, Hecate, Selene. Beyond death I am but eternal even the passing of the seasons. I am inside you, your mother, and your sister. I have been with you since the beginning and I will be with you in transformation of spirit. The weak and the lost the hungry and the sick are all my children. From my womb comes all life . Beckon unto me in times of need for I hear you my child. I am the Earth on which to rest your weary body, I am the water that washes away the tears of humility, I am the air in which you breath in the breath of life , and I am the fire that burns deep in the passions of humanity. I am all you see and all that you have yet to discover. My arms are the tree limbs out stretched and open to receive into my soul your knowledge, my roots run deep, as my devotion has no boundries. The wise ones who’s beckons I have known, from above and below.
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Precession and chant “ HeKate, Cerridwyn” drumming
Anointment of circle
Casting of circle
Consecration of the circle
circle round this rite is bound in sea and sky and solid ground. Let no negative energies or entities enter with in, I invite and invoke the Goddess Hekate and Gods to attend this sacred Samhain Sabbat . With the “ element “of ______ I hear by consecrate this circle and the circle is sealed.
So mote it be!
Make sign of pentagram over elemental space
once for the maiden, twice for the crone, thrice for the mother who sits on her throne. ( x9)
INVOCATION TO HEkATE
Hail to thee oh dark mother of the cross roads
whose name I beckon to HEkATE ,HEKATE, HEKATE!
Thine eyes behold your mystical powers and passionate touch.
Bare unto thee thy torches do you light for OUR journey of life.
Take our hands and embrace our souls guiding us once more gently back to the underworld when you beckon us home leading us through your gates of darkness and light.
Beceech unto us all your immortal touch of life so we can walk once more into the realm of a new awakening.
My Queen, my Mother ruler of justices and OUR divine protecress. She whom stands with torch in left and salt in right do we honor this night.
Bitter will I not taste of tears of past , but will bask in your empowerment of life, death and rebirth.
I am all you see and all that you have yet to discover. Weep not for thy elders but bask in there memories and know that you are never alone for they are with you all.
I am the night air, I am the darkness before the dawns light, I am your crone who gives you wisdom and I am your mother. Call unto me in times of need for I am but a whisper in your ear, and the beating of your heart, for I see all.
As it is above, is it below!
So mote it be!
to the words of the Horned God,
Keeper of the Gates of Death,
I am the fire within your heart... The yearning of your Soul. I am the Hunter of Knowledge and the Seeker of the sacred Quest; I who stand in the darkness of light; I am He whom you have called Death. I am the Consort and Mate of Her we adore, call forth to me.
Heed my call beloved ones, come unto me and learn the secrets of death and peace. I am the corn at harvest and the fruit on the trees I am He who leads you home. Scourge and Flame, Blade and Blood these are mine and gifts to thee.
Call unto me in the forest wild and on hilltop bare and seek me in the Darkness Bright. I who have been called; Pan, Herne, Osiris , and Hades, speak to thee in thy search. Come dance and sing; come live and smile, for behold: this is my worship.
You are my children and I am thy Father. On swift night wings it is I who lay you at the Mother's feet to be reborn and to return again.
Thou who thinks to seek me, know that I am the untamed wind, the fury of storm and passion in your Soul. Seek me with pride and humility, but seek me best with love and strength.
For this is my path, and I love not the weak and fearful. Hear my call on long Winter nights and we shall stand together guarding Her Earth as She sleeps
*Caller of the North , what have ye to say:
From the North I call forth the horned consort and HeKate, with torch in left and salt in right, we worship you this sacred night. ( end with the sign of the pentagram over your elemental spot)
Caller of the East, what have ye to say:
The east, the east, tis summer that has ceased, toils end thy harvest dEW, the solar wheel turns once AGAIN , thy deities we honor you. ( end with the sign of the pentagram over your element spot)
South Caller what have ye to say:
From the south harken this call, bless thy bounty of the fall, wand and staff we worship thee, with fire in hand So mote it be! ( end with the sign of the pentagram over your elemental spot)
CALLER OF the west what have ye to say:
We weave this web for another day, invocations and chants we say, for the goddess’s return again in may. ( end with the sign of the pentagram over your elemental spot)
Caller of the Spirit , what have ye to say:
From with in adhere to thee, I call forth THY deities. Spirit divine, in song and dance, we honor you this harvest Past. Cold winds that blow summoning the crone. Onlookers that be come dance and sing with us this sacred night.
Ancient mother I hear you calling, ancient mother, I hear your song, ancient mother, I hear your laughter, ancient mother , I taste your tears (X6)
Keeper of the flame
Lighting of candles
Three candles do I light in honor of thee , White for the maiden, red for the mother and black for the crone. The wheel of time turns once again. Our mother sits on her throne guarding her children. Thy cattle brought down from thee high grounds and slaughtered for the winters beginnings. We so honor thee oh hekate.
GATHERS ALL SAY
With in the sacred circle we witches gather round, in love and spirit , harmony abounds. Long night’s do we rest until such the time the earths first stirrings begin. Thy last harvest at hand, the womb of the mother prepares for new life.
Welcome ye onlookers from beyond the veil, lend us your energies this sacred night. Of secrets untold about to unfold, come dance and sing with us.
Oh great Pan the guardian of the dead, we seek you out, come join us this sacred night let thy spirits now take flight.
Meditation and invocation to the onlookers
Everyone presents there pictures ect and we go around the circle and release to them our intensions and how we feel, what we want to manifest for the coming year and what we have to be grateful for..
Drinking from the cauldron
Wish your will , drink your fill, wish your will , drink your fill.
Repeat till all have had a turn at the cauldron
Cutting the pomegranate
Great Demeter, curse the land barren till such a time as Persephone is returned and the sun god
has warmed the cold earth and life is reborn. Behold the seeds for they are death, eternity and rebirth.
Cutting of the apple
Behold the seeds for they are wisdom, joy and the fruit of death and immortality. The star symbolizes the rebirth. Zeus blessed the apple for the fertility of the great hera.
Passes around a piece of apple
take plates and passes to next gather feeding them and doing a blessings , passes and give out pumpkin seeds , and cakes of the dead.
The union with Goddess and god
Priestess says: I am the great mother gaia ,With my blood that brings rebirth , embrace my body and behold unto me your semen , for it shall bring forth new life.
Priest say: I am Zeus and With my semen I impregnate your womb to bring forth thy years next bountiful harvest. Embrace my life forces for it shall bring forth new life.
Persephone Libation ( pour, milk, water or olive oils)
This libation do I pour in honor of thee:
protector of youth, the mild, bares fruit, and the raging mother.
This libation do I pour in honor of three:
You whom rule the underworld, the avenger and the pure do I seek thee this night.
Demeter says to persephone
Persephone, blessed daughter of great Zeus, sole offspring
Persephone, blessed daughter of great Zeus, sole offspring
Persephone says to demeter
Deo, divine mother of all, goddess of many names,
Triple Goddess Chant
( repeat 6 times)
To the womb of the goddess and the horned consort now returns till such a day when she is reborn. The cycle of the seasons are never ending. Blessings to the souls that have journeyed beyond to the dark world of the dead. May the Goddess and gods guide them till such a time when they are reborn.
The Descent of the Goddess
The Goddess is Maiden and Mother and Crone;
Her children surround her; She's never alone.
She lives in the moment , knows no grief or uproar,
till Harvest rolls around and brings death to her door.
Then her bright colors fade and her glitter grows dim,
for her son lives no longer, she's morning for him.
He's fallen upon her body of Earth-
oh , how can it be deadly, which once gave him birth?
she buries him gently, and follows him down,
and she casts off in grief all her robes, jewels, and crown.
There is no need of finery where now she sets foot,
down in the darkness of loam and of root.
Her heart is bound tightly , no peace stills her mind.
she is cold and bereft; she is angry and blind.
She stumbles and staggers; ever weaker she grows,
but than hears a voice she is certain she knows!
"My mother, my lady" , why have you come here?
Tis the voice of her lover, her son, in her ear.
Why have you left me? she cries out in grief,
why must I bear you to be my joys thief?
He has come here before , but she does not recall,
and he touches her hand, to explain again all;
It's age and fate , lady. There's naught I can do,
save promise by rebirth I shall rejoin you.
You are ever my lady , my Mother my Dear,
and i swear that in death there is nothing to fear.
Now she remembers; the graves but a womb,
and a promise of rebirth brings light to the gloom
There's peace and reunion to follow each death,
as a moment of stillness will follow each breath.
And the Goddess emerges each time she withdraws,
and the wheel turns to freedom and rolls without pause.
Burying the apple
Chant circle is open
The circle is open, but unbroken, may the peace of the goddess be ever in your heart, merry meet, and merry part, and merry meet again. ( x 6)
circle round this rite unbound
In sea and sky and solid ground
Thank you Goddess Hekate and gods for attending this sacred Samhain ritual.
With the element of ___________ hear by release this circle and this circle is unsealed.
Ritual by Witch33