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                          COMPUSERVE ON-LINE FULL MOON RITUAL
                                       MAY 1993
           *********** New Age+ Forum  04-May-93 20:17
            HP      | MBS, will you call the Guardians of the South?
            Many Blue Sparks: Spirits of Fire who live in the summer sun...
                    | and winter fires, Guardians of the south....
                    | that warm this our home... we ask you to
                    | watch this circle and join our celebration.
            HP      | So mote it be!
            Otterkin| So mote it be!
            HP      | Guardians of the watchtowers of the West...
                    | Setting Sun, Home of Bear, Waters of the Abyss...
                    | I do Summon you Here to this Rite...
                    | Serpent power, flowing power, I call to you...
                    | Come, attend this our Circle as we gather to do...
                    | the Lady's Will!
                    | So mote it be!
            Otterkin| So mote it be!
            HP      | I pick up the old hollowed rock that lays
                    | upon the altar...
                    | in it was water collected from sacred streams.
                    | Holding the Water to the West, I offer it up...
                    | Creature of Water, be thou purified and cleansed to do
                    | the Lady's Will.
                    | Picking up Salt I offer it to the North for Blessings.
                    | Creature of Earth, be thou purified and cleansed to do
                    | the Lady's Will.
                    | Mixing the Salt and water together, I stride the      
              | circle in a clockwise manner,
                    | splashing salted water around the Circle.
                    | By the Creatures of Water and Earth do I cleanse
                    | and purify this Circle!
                    | and I place the salted water back on the altar.
                    | Picking up the incense, I offer it to the East
                    | Spirit of East and Air, be thou purified and cleansed
                    | to do the Lady's Will!
            Babs    | Persephone from the East receives your offering.      
              | Xaipe!!!
                HP  | Then, holding the Censor to the South...
                    | Spirit of Fire, be thou purified and cleansed to do
                    | the Lady's Will!
                    | And I add the incense to the fire, 
                    | and walk the circle...
                    | wafting the sweet smoke.  Creatures of Air and Fire...
                    | Cleanse and purify this Circle 
                    | that we might Do the Lady's Will!
                    | And I place the censor back on the altar.
                    | So mote it be!
            Otterkin| So mote it be!
            HP      | Then, I take up the Staff...
            HP      | In my Hands is the Staff of the Gods
                    | Fire flowing from it's Tip.
                    | From North to East to South
                    | I Cast the Circle round the Earth
                    | returning to the North.
                    | At Circle's Center,
                    | I plant the Rod Deep in the Earth.
                    | Like a Pillar, the Staff reaches up from the
                    | Center of the Circle.
                    | Turning, I bow to my Lady.
            Otterkin| We are in the Space between the worlds,
                    | In a place that is not a place,
                    | In a time that is not a time,
                    | In a space that is not a Space.
                    | Welcome, and Blessed Be!
            HP      | Blessed Be!
            HP      | Oh Lady, on this most Sacred Night,
                    | As your Face waxes Full and Bright,
                    | I bid thee grant my Heart's Delight.
                    | Oh Mother, Lover, Crone as One,
                    | Gracious Goddess, Queen of All,
                    | I call to you to Come,
                    | Join us here as we sound the Bell,
                    | Your Ritual has begun.
                    | Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Inanna
                    | Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Inanna
                    | Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Inanna
            Selene  | Horned One, Lover, Sun and Son,
                    | Leaper in the Corn
                    | Join me in my Moonlit Rite,
                    | Weave with this Spell tonight!
                    | God of Wood and God of Field,
                    | Dancing by my Light,
                    | Come you now, an' as you Will,
                    | Share with Us Delight!
                    | God of Forest, God of Life
                    | Come I call you here tonight.
                    | Lover dead by Winter's hand,
                    | Join with Me to Bless the Land!
                    | send 6 Yours!
            Pan     | Tonight is the Night of the Full Moon,
                    | and tomorrow is Beltaine by the Old reckoning.
                    | The time of Beltaine (Lady's Day) is the time
                    | of celebrating the coming fertility of the Earth
                    | In days past there were many ways to celebrate.
                    | A bonfire was lit, and people would dance around
                    | and leap over it for luck in the coming year
                    | usualy with a specific endeavor in mind such
                    | as finding one's true love, fertility in marriage,
                    | or safety in traveling.  Cattle were driven
                    | through it's ashes to ensure good milk yield.
                    | It was also a time when the High Priest and
                    | High Priestess would share in the Great Rite, Blessing
                    | the fields and flocks with the Power raised to ensure
                    | fertility and bounty.  Couples drifted from the Circle
                    | to make love in the fields to add to and share in
                    | the Blessings.
                    | This year we are doubly blessed.  We have a Full
                    | Moon coinciding with Beltaine, so it will be
                    | extra strong for "fertilizing" the coming
                    | year and our work here tonight.
            Selene  | Speaking of work, my beloved Lord,
                    | I am eager to begin.
                    | Tonight we raise the Cone of Power in a
                    | different way, so please gather round.
                    | Upon the altar there are ribbons,
                    | Colors of all kinds,
                    | White for gifts of the Spirit
                    | Pink for love or romance,
                    | Green for healing power,
                    | Blue for for truth and wisdom,
                    | Red the Blessings of the Fertile Field,
                    | Gold for wealth,
                    | Silver for security...
                    | Choose the ribbon right for you,
                    | the colors all run true.
                    | All the colors in between,
                    | shades and hues of each are seen.
                    | Tonight's a night of Magic True
                    | And magic follows Form.
                    | In your Hand, catch one end and
                    | the let other reach for
                    | the Staff of the Gods.
                    | The Magic draws the Ribbons, and
                    | They fasten themselves upon the Staff.
                    | And brightly flutter there,
                    | Dancing in Her Light,
                    | Wrapped around the God's Pole,
            Pan     | Hear the sound of drumbeat slow,
            Selene  | Straight and Hard in the Night.
            Pan     | The Heartbeat of the Land.
            Selene  | nd
            Pan     | Hear the sound of drumbeat slow,
            Selene  | [B
            Pan     | The Heartbeat of the Land.
                    | Dance around the Maypole fair,
                    | Weave your ribbons bright and tight,
                    | Wrap the Staff of God.
                    | Wrap your ribbons bright and tight,
                    | Weave your Heart's delight.
                    | Drumbeat sounds louder still,
                    | as faster it becomes,
                    | Joyous cries from throats do leap,
                    | Hearken to the Sound.
                    | Faster still the beat does sound,
                    | The Circle spins around and round,
                    | Wrap the God's Pole with your Dreams,
            Babs    |  ) ) ) ) ) ) O ( ( ( ( ( (
            Pan     | That Fertile be your Life.
                    | Wrap the Pole up nice and tight,
                    | Sealing your desire.
                    | Wrap the pole up nice and tight,
                    | The Ribbons now are short.
                    | Bind them when you reach the Base
                    | And listen for His Call!
                    | (hear the sound of far off hunting horns)
            Selene  | (Lighting fire)
                    | Tonight we charge by Fire Bright.
                    | and Jump the Beltaine Fire.
                    | Fire Spirit, Fire Spirit, Dancing in the Night,
                    | Fire Spirit, Fire Spirit, Come and join our Rite!
            Pan     | Come My Lady, and Jump the Fire with me!
                    | (joining hands we jump the fire)
                    | (let all who wish, visualize the fire
                    | and jump along with us.
            Selene  | Are you going to ask them to share their
                    | wishes?
            Pan     | Will you share your wishes with us here tonight?
            Selene  | Silver and pink ribbons for me...
            H.P.    | I wish for Contentment in the coming year!
                    | (jumping the fire)
            Selene  | The child that I would like to adopt should be born in
                    | the coming year!
            Griffin | A wish to see the Community of the Old Religions      
              | banding together as never before,
                    | putting aside differences in Perfect
                    | Love and Perfect Trust (Jumping the fire...)
            Many Blue Sparks: A green ribbon for me...
            Pan     | Blessed Be!
            Many Blue Sparks: healing of mind and body to become the highest
                    | I can...  jumping the fire.
            Pan     | So mote it be!
            Babs    | Goddess & God bring me blue - letting go 
                    | & red - passion. (Jump)
            Selene  | Blessed BE!
            Selene  | Blessed Be!
            Pan     | Then we continue...
            Pan     | Lay your hands upon my Staff, feel the power within,
                    | Take of It I will to you, Life and Heart and Soul,
                    | Take the Power within yourself,
                    | Centered and Empowered,
                    | Plant it deep within your Heart, feel Desire filled.
                    | Deeper works the Magic still,
                    | The Greatest Rite is nigh,
                    | Open now the Circle cast,
                    | and slip you out by ones and twos,
                    | into the woods, both Fair and dark,
                    | and feel Me all about.
                    | The Oldest Magic fills the Air,
                    | Desire fills the loins,
                    | Lovemaking, the Ancient Magick
                    | brings life to Heart's desire,
                    | And fertilizes the Earth.
                    | (visualize you and a loved one 
                    | going out into the woods)
                    | Blessed are the hearth and Field,
                    | upon your love does lay.
                    | Make your loving long and deep,
                    | share your loving sweet.
                    | Come back to Circle when you are done,
                    | This Night's the Night of Love,
                    | Come back to Circle when you are done,
                    | While our Mother is Above.
                    | Milady, will you help me erect the Oldest Altar?
            Selene  | Willingly and with Love, My Lord.
            Pan     | (in the center of the circle a mist does rise)
                    | And I carry you within,
                    | hidden from eyes of the World...
                    | and only the sounds of Lovemaking fill the air.
                    | Around the Circle, the Coveners each make their way
                    | to the fields, with their loved ones and make love,
                    | each in their own way, to share the joy of Love, Lust
                    | and the regeneration of Life itself.
                    | Drink the Wine that is the fruit of my loins...
                    | And eat the bread that is the grain of my body...
                    | That I will live in you and you will live in me.
            Selene  | Now this Rite is drawn to close,
                    | The Fire is dying down,
                    | The pole is wrapped for the coming Year,
                    | And Magic fills your life.
                    | Thank you Horned One, young and Strong,
                    | For being here tonight,
                    | Thank you horned One, Dark and Fierce,
                    | For Dancing in Her Light.
            HP      | Goddess Fair and Goddess Bright,
                    | Within you lies the Seed,
                    | Goddess Fair and Goddess Bright,
                    | We thank you for your Rite.
            H.P.    | Moving to the West....
                    | Keepers of the Watchtowers of the West, I thank you
                    | for attending this our Lady's Rite,
                    | and as you depart to your Watery realm, I ask
                    | that there always be Peace,
                    | peace between you and the Children of the Lady!
                    | So mote it be!
            Otterkin| So mote it b!
            H.P.    | Now South please.
                    | MBS, please thank the south for us?
            Many Blue Sparks: Keepers of the Tower of the East, thank you
                    | for attending our Lady's rite
                    | and as you return to Spheres of Fire, I ask that
                    | you bring us Light,
                    | Light for the Children of the Lady!
            Otterkin| So mote it be!
            H.P.    | So mote it be!
                    | Babs, Wilt thou thank the Guardian of the East?
            Babs    | Hail wise Persephone. Thank you for your gracious
                    | attendance. Bless our dreams. Xaipe!!!
            H.P.    | Blessed Be!
            Otterkin| Blessed Be!
            Griffin | Guardians of the Watchtowers of the North,
                    | Lords of the Earth,
                    | we thank you for your presence. Stay if you will,
                    | part if you must...
                    | and if depart you will,
                    | then we bid you Hail and Farewell...
                    | So mote it be!
            Otterkin| So mote it be!
            H.P.    | So mote it be!
            HP      | With my athame I walk to the north,
                    | the point is at the ground, I walk the
                    | Circle round and round, from North to West
                    | to South then East, the Circle sinks into the
                    | ground.  I turn to face my Lady Fair, across
                    | the sacred Ground.
                    | The Circle is Open, but never broken.
                    | Merry Meet, Merry Part, and Merry Meet again!
            Shadow Hawk: Blessed be all!
            Otterkin| Blessed be!
            ID      | Blessed be!!
            Many Blue Sparks: Blessed be!
            Griffin | Blessed Be!

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