Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Blessing Of Seed

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Just a short charm for seed-blessing. The main poem is Paganized from the Carmina Gadelica, but it's pretty thoroughly mutated. It's set in a group context, but would be easy to adapt for solitary work. A blessed spring equinox to all - may the rising light bring strength and hope to all who have special need of it this season...

A Seed-Blessing Charm

The folk come forward and place their seeds and eggs and intentions into the vessels. The speakers come forward, and the Druid takes a small handful of seed and holds it high. The speakers recite:

I will go out to sow the seed
In the names of Those who give it growth
I'll turn my face into the wind
And throw a proper handful high

The grain that falls on stone shall find
No goodly soil in which to grow
But all that falls on Mother Earth,
The dew will make it to be full.

The Holy Feast the Day Auspicious
The gentle dew will softly welcome
Every seed that has lain sleeping
Since the frost of winter's coming

Every seed takes root in Spring-earth
The King of Summer shines, desiring
That green may come forth with the dew
And draw its breath from soft spring winds.

I will come round with my step
Rightwise round as turns the sun
In the name of the Queen of the Nobles all
In the name of the Lord of Growth and Beauty

Lord and Lady, Noble beings
Give you growth and swelling substance
To every seed, in heart or furrow
As the Season of Gladness waxes warm.

All join hands, drums start and all sing, dancing if they will:

Lord and Lady hear your people
Bless this seed by earth and sun
Grant it growth and bring us blessing
Keep it til the reaping's done
Sing until a stop, then the Druid recites:

Long have we slept in winter's dark. Now let the light rise in our lives as it rises in the world. Let the waters flow and the seeds grow, and the blessing of sun and earth bring us life, love and laughter.

So be it!

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Female Wine Blessing

Female Wine Blessing Cover
The Goddess calls originate from an all-female version I wrote of the Dedication ritual of the Odyssian tradition. The original was written by Richard and Tamarra James. This version follows the structure of the original fairly closely, and maintains some of the original lines, so if you like it, send your compliments to Richard as well as to me.

Ditto for the Wine Blessing, as it is a modified version of the Odyssian standard WB.

One priestess represents the Moon Goddess (the conventionally feminine role), and the other the Sun Goddess (the conventionally masculine role).

We half-jokingly called this the butch-femme wine blessing...

Goddess Calls:


I am She who shone forth from the Dark of Night,
When time was begun.
Lady of the Sea, join Me,
And let all things be formed of Our union.
Thou who art called Artemis, Hecate, Cerridwen, Isis.
Giver of love, protection, and the joy of life,
Goddess of the Earth, Moon and Sea,
Ruler of the Night,
Mistress of Magic, Keeper of the Mysteries.
Ascend to Me on bright and silvered wing.
For lo, I receive these gifts of Thee:
Life, and love, and gifts from the Sea.
I am the Sun, the Sun that calleth Thee.
I am the arching Sky that covers Thee.
Come unto Me, my Lady, come unto Me,
And be welcome.
Hail, and blessed be.


I am She who rose from the depths of the Sea,
When time was begun.
Lady of the Bright Sky, join Me,
And let all things be formed of Our union.
Thou who art called Athena, Bast, Sekhmet, Amaterasu.
Giver of strength, guidance, and the will of life,
Goddess of the Sun, Sky, and Winds,
Ruler of the Day,
Bringer of Justice and Voice of Truth.
Descend to Me on bright and golden wing.
For lo, I receive these gifts of Thee:
Life, and strength, and fullest ecstasy.
I am the Sea, the Sea that calleth Thee.
I am the waiting Earth that welcomes Thee.
Come unto Me, my Lady, come unto Me,
And be welcome.
Hail, and blessed be.

Wine Blessing:

MG anoints SG and hands her the athame.


Bright Lady, thou art the Sun.
Thy heat is radiant.
Warrior Maiden, Giver of the Law,
Here is the athame,
The Air and Fire are contained within it,
As are their powers.

SG anoints MG and hands her the chalice.


Dark Lady, thou art the Moon,
Giver of dreams and visions.
Wise One, Teacher of the Mysteries,
Here is the chalice,
The Earth and the Sea are contained within it,
As are their powers.


I am the spark of life,
The well of flame wherein dwells all power and potential.


And I am the primal matter,
The core of earth that gives shape and form to that power.


Neither one can work without the other.
One without the other is incomplete.


Mine are wisdom and knowledge, passion and pride.


And mine are love and dreams, silence and mystery.


To learn you must suffer,
To live you must be born,
To be born you must die.
The beginning, continuation and the end,
Over and over.


The Sun brings forth light,


And the Moon holds it in darkness.


As above,


So below.

SG: (Raises athame)
And as the athame is one half of our divine nature,


So the chalice is the other.

Both: (Athame into chalice)
And conjoined they be one in truth,
For it is in the Dance that Life is born,
In the balance that truth is found,
And there is no greater power in all the world
Than that of Love.

by Linda Landstreet

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Aj Drew - A Wiccan Bible
Correllian Times Emagazine - Issue 45 May 2010 Samhain Blessings

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Healing Doses Of The Week Mar 05 11

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March 12, 2012 - Throughout the week I am blogging, writing new articles, updating or revising older content, also adding reader submissions. HEALING DOSES is Monday morning's blog roundup of what has been added over the past week at About Holistic Healing.

H E A L I N G ~ L E S S O N S

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* For the Highest Good of All Concerned

* Medicine Wheel Prayer Ceremony

* Prayer Rituals - Reader Stories Wanted!


* Healing Doses: Feb 27-Mar 04

* Do You Believe in Curses?

* Diverse Group of Intuitive Teachers

* Rolling Stones - Healing Crystals on the Move

* Which Reiki Practitioners Will Win Your Votes?

* Old MacDonald Had a Farm...

* Basket of Prayers


* Spirit Communications: Soul Connection

* Birthmark Stories: Animal Paw Print Birthmark

* Reiki Blogs: Channelcomfort

* Past Life Memories: Ruler or King

* Reiki Attunements: (3 new stories)

* Coping Strategies for Scent Sensitive Persons - Scents A Challenge

* Healing with Rose Quartz: Rose Quartz Bracelet

* Favorite Gemstones: (Amethyst, Carnelian, Citrine)


* Unclear on Direction

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Mother The Shelter Divine

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Mother ! Far more than mother land ,,
You with your glory , in our hearts stand.
Mother ,-the colossal mine of love and care ,
Beauty's virgin , creation's origin , the only fair !

Your word , your smile , and cozy lap ,
Outdo the Everest's snow-white cap.
Mother ! assured shelter ,
Un-borrowed faith , never alter ,
A goal of the child's soul ,
Emblem divine ,-serve your role.

Throbbing nectar with pleasing eye ,
Nourish the child and found the tie ,
Joyous generous , germinated spirit ,
Oh! darling -mother ,-the grandest retreat !

Mother ,-the light house of abstract reality ,
Incarnation of fortitude and forgiveness ,
Me an unworthy son ,bow to your lotus feet ,
Let thousands heaven go to sleep , you alone ,
With age long steps , rise and awake cyclone !
Oh! Mother all human-sufferings, living oasis.

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

High Priestly Prayer

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060/068 Sat 16 Sep 1989 18:44:00
From: Aleister Crowley
To: All
Subj: Liber A'ash Vel Capricorni Pneumatici Sub Figura Ccclxx
Attr: local

* Original: FROM.....Tony Iannotti (107/666)
* Original: TO.......Therion (107/666)
* Forwarded by.......OPUS 107/666



0. Gnarled Oak of God! In thy branches is the lightning nested! Above
thee hangs the Eyeless Hawk.
1. Thou art blasted and black! Supremely solitary in that heath of scrub.
2. Up! The Ruddy clouds hang over thee! It is the storm.
3. There is a flaming gash in the sky.
4. Up.
5. Thou art tossed about in the grip of the storm for an aeon and an aeon
and an aeon. But thou givest not thy sap; thou fallest not.
6. Only in the end shalt thou give up thy sap when the great God F.I.A.T.
is entroned on the day of Be-With-Us.
7. For two things are done and a third thing is begun. Isis and Osiris
are given over to incest and adultery. Horus leaps up thrice armed from the
womb of his mother. Harpocrates his twin is hidden within him. SET is his
holy covenant, that he shall display in the great day of M.A.A.T., that is
being interpreted the Master of the Temple of A: A:, whose name is Truth.
8. Now in this is the magical power known.
9. It is like the oak that hardens itself and bears up against the storm.
It is weather-beaten and scarred and confident like a sea-captain.
10. Also it straineth like a hound in the leash.
11. It hath pride and great subtlety. Yea, and glee also!
12. Let the Magus act thus in his conjuration.
13. Let him sit and conjure; let him draw himself together in that
forcefulness; let him rise next swollen and straining; let him dash back the
hood from his head and fix his basilisk eye upon the sigil of the demon.
Then let him sway the force of him to and fro like a satyr in silence, until
the word burst from his throat.
14. Then let him not fall exhausted, although he might have been ten
thousandfold the human; but that which floodeth him is
the infinite mercy of the Genitor-Genitrix of the Universe, whereof he is the
15. Nor do thou deceive thyself. It is easy to tell the live force from
the dead matter. It is no easier to tell the live snake from the dead snake.
16. Also concerning vows. Be obstinate, and be not obstinate. Understand
that the yielding of the Yoni is one with the lengthening of the Lingam.
Thou art both these; and thy vow is but the rustling of the wind on Mount
17. How shalt thou adore me who am the Eye and the Tooth, the Goat of the
Spirit, the Lord of Creation. I am the Eye in the Triangle, the Silver Star
that ye adore.
18. I am Baphomet, that is the Eightfold Word that shall be equilibrated
with the Three.
19. There is no act or passion that shall not be an hymn in mine honour.
20. All holy things and all symbolic things shall be my sacraments.
21. These animals are sacred unto me; the goat, and the duck, and the ass,
and the gazelle, the man, the woman and the child.
22. All corpses are sacred unto me; they shall not be touched save in mine
eucharist. All lonely places are sacred unto me; where one man gathereth
himself together in my name, there will I leap forth in the midst of him.
23. I am the hideous god, and who mastereth me is uglier than I.
24. Yet I give more than Bacchus and Apollo; my gifts exceed the olive and
the horse.
25. Who worshippeth me must worship me with many rites.
26. I am concealed with all concealments; when the Most Holy Ancient One
is stripped and driven through the market place, I am still secret and apart.
27. Whom I love I chastise with many rods.
28. All things are sacred to me; no thing is sacred from me.
29. For there is no holiness where I am not.
30. Fear not when I fall in the fury of the storm; for mine acorns are
blown afar by the wind; and verily I shall rise again,
and my childeren about me, so that we shall uplift our forest in Eternity.
31. Eternity is the storm that covereth me.
32. I am Existence, the Existence that existeth not save through its own
Existence, that is beyond the Existence of Existences, and rooted deeper than
the No-Thing-Tree in the Land of No-Thing.
33. Now therefore thou knowest when I am within Thee, when my hood is
spread over thy skull, when my might is more than the penned Indus, and
resistless as the Giant Glacier.
34. For as thou art before a lewd woman in Thy nakedness in the bazaar,
sucked up by her slyness and smiles, so art thou wholly and no more in part
before the symbol of the beloved, though it be but a Pisacha or a Yantra or a
35. And in all shalt thou create the Infinite Bliss and the next link of
the Infinite Chain.
36. This chain reaches from Eternity to Eternity, ever in triangles
not my symbol a triangle?
ever in circles
is not the symbol of the
Beloved a circle? Therein is all progress base illusion, for every circle is
alike and every triangle alike!
37. But the progress is progress, and progress is rapture, constant,
dazzling, showers of light, waves of dew, flames of the hair of the Great
Goddess, flowers of the roses that are about her neck, Amen!
38. Therefore lift up thyself as I am lifted up.
Hold thyself in as I am master to accomplish. At the end, be the end far
distant as the stars that lie in the navel of Nuit, do thou slay thyself as I
at the end am slain, in the death that is life, in the peace that is mother
of war, in the darkness that holds light in his hand, as an harlot that
plucks a jewel from her nostrils.
39. So therefore the beginning is delight, and the end is delight, and
delight is in the midst, even as the Indus is water in the cavern of the
glacier, and water among the greater hills and the lesser hills and through
the ramparts of the hills and through the plains, and water at the mouth
thereof when it leaps forth into the mighty sea, yea, into the mighty sea.

(The Interpretation of this Book will be given to members of the Grade of
Dominus Liminis on application, each to his Adeptus.)

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

A Woman Alone

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When she cannot be sure
which of two lovers it was with whom she felt
this or that moment of pleasure, of something fiery
streaking from head to heels, the way the white
flame of a cascade streaks a mountainside
seen from a car across a valley, the car
changing gear, skirting a precipice,
When she can sit or walk for hours after a movie
talking earnestly and with bursts of laughter
with friends, without worrying
that it's late, dinner at midnight, her time
spent without counting the change...
When half her bed is covered with books
and no one is kept awake by the reading light
and she disconnects the phone, to sleep till noon...
self-pity dries up, a joy
untainted by guilt lifts her.
she has fears, but not about loneliness;
fears about how to deal with the aging
of her body--how to deal
with photographs and the mirror. She feels
so much younger and more beautiful
than she looks. At her happiest
--or even in the midst of
some less than joyful hour, sweating
patiently through a heatwave in the city
or hearing the sparrows at daybreak, dully gray,
toneless, the sound of fatigue--
a kind of sober euphoria makes her believe
in her future as an old woman, a wanderer,
seamed and brown,
little luxuries of the middle of life all gone,
watching cities and rivers, people and mountains,
without being watched; not grim nor sad,
an old winedrinking woman, who knows
the old roads, grass-grown, and laughs to herself...
She knows it can't be:
that's Mrs. Doasyouwouldbedoneby from The Water Babies,
no one can walk the world any more,
a world of fumes and decibels.
But she thinks maybe
she could get to be tough and wise, some way,
anyway. Now at least
she is past the time of mourning,
now she can say without shame or deceit,

O blessed Solitude.

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An Opening Blessing

An Opening Blessing Cover
A Native American tradition called for blessing a gathering by invoking the powers of the six directions. This morning, we will repeat this brief invocation with the help of the traditional Indian smudge sticks.

(Lights the sticks, extinguishes the flames, and uses the sticks to brush smoke in the directions indicated.)

(Below) We call on the power of Mother Earth, the Great Turtle, strong support for all humankind, bring to us patience and the ability to take one step at a time. Powers of the Earth, be with us!

(South) Powers of the South, Sacred Mouse, teacher of Trust and Innocence. Let us find again our innocent eyes, our playful trust in each other and in other humans. Powers of the South, the Mouse, be with us!

(West) Powers of the West, place of Intuition and of the power of woman, Great Bear, bringer of dreams. Teach us the ability to go inside ourselves and discover the truth within. Powers of the West, Great Bear, be with us!

(North) Powers of the North, home of the Great Buffalo, spirit of wisdom and knowledge. Bring us the wisdom to share with each other and to provide for one another. Powers of the North, Buffalo, be with us!

(East) Powers of the East, come, source of light and illumination, Eagle, creature of great heights. Give us the gift of sight, that we may see clearly the path ahead. Powers of the East, Eagle, be with us!

(Above) Powers of the Sky, Great Spirit, come, bring all healing and infinite guidance. Sun that shines bright upon all our days. Powers of Earth, of south, west, north, and east, be with us as the sun in the sky!

(Turns to the audience.) The traditional blessing of power came through the scenting of others with the smoke from smudge sticks like these, composed of sage, cedar or other substances. As I have ceremonially blessed this service, now let each of you do the same to the other.

(Each person uses the smudge stick on one other person.)

(From the American Indian Tradition)

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Friday, December 5, 2008