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AmberRaven

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My Samhain Ritual for Meetup
« on: October 26, 2009, 04:13:31 PM »

My coven is hosting an open ritual for Samhain and I had to write it :whistle: and I have to be HPS in it :whistle:   Can you guys read it and tell me what you think? And my Lord/Lady calls are not as good as I usually write them :(  so those may change before the final draft. too much stress and real life stuff going on LOL  Oh and the abbreviations stand for

HM (Hand maiden)
SG (Summoner/Guard)
HPS (High Priestess)
HP (High Priest)

Open Samhain Ritual.
By Jennifer

Altar set up as usual.
Extra Items include:
Bag of white tea light candles (enough for everyone)
Strands of white, red and black ribbon (enough for everyone)
White Candle
Black Candle
Red/Black/Brown/Green/White candles.
Music

Sweep: HM (Or Guest)
Earth/Water: HP (or Guest)
Fire/Air: SG (Or Guest)

HPS to draw circle

Sage/anoint of Inner Circle

SG will cut a door way in the circle and challenge each guest as they come in.

HM will Sage guest
HP will anoint guest

HPS will direct guests to light a candle in remembrance of their loved ones who have passed on.

Quarter Callers will get into position.  HPS will ring the Bell:


Caller for the East!

Guardians of the Watchtowers of the East, Come and stand guard over our sacred space.  Let nothing but love enter, Let nothing but love leave.  Element of Air!  Come and join us as we celebrate Samhain.  Lend us your energies and bless us with the eternal flow of communication for the New Year. 

Welcome Air!

So Mote it Be.


Bell Ring:

Caller for the South!

Guardians of the Watchtowers of the South, Come and stand guard over our sacred space. Let nothing but love enter, Let nothing but love leave.  Element of Fire! Come and join us as we celebrate Samhain.  Lend us your energies and bless us with the drive and desire to accomplish our goals this New Year.

Welcome Fire

So Mote it Be.


Bell Ring:

Caller for the West!

Guardians of the watchtowers of the West, Come and stand guard over our sacred space.  Let nothing but love enter, Let nothing but love leave.  Element of Water!  Come and join us as we celebrate Samhain.  Lend us your energies and bless us with emotional well being for this New Year.

Welcome Water

So Mote it Be.


Bell Ring:

Caller for the North!

Guardians of the watchtowers of the North come and stand guard over our sacred space.  Let nothing but love enter, let nothing but love leave.  Element of Earth!  Come and join us as we celebrate Samhain.  Lend us your energies and bless us with health and abundance this New Year.

Welcome Earth!

So Mote it Be.









HP Call to Cernunnos.

Cernunnos! Mighty Stag, Lord of the Hunt! Come forth this night and join us in our Samhain celebrations! Great God of The underworld and God of Fertility, bless us this coming new year and let each of us remember the cycle of Death and Rebirth.

Welcome Cernunnos

Blessed Be.


HPS Call to Hecate

Hecate, Queen of the Night.  Keeper of the Crossroads. Come and join us as we celebrate Samhain and guide us through the darkness of the coming season.  Great Goddess come and help us to choose the paths that need taken during the New Year.

Welcome Hecate

Blessed Be.



HPS will light the Red and Black Candles and say:

“Tonight I light a pair of Candles in honor of the Goddess.  She is the Maiden and the Mother through out the year, and tonight we honor her as the wise Crone.”


HP will light the Brown and Green candles and say:

“Tonight I light a pair of candles in honor of the God.  He is wild and fertile and tonight, we honor him as the Horned one.”


HM will light the White candle in the center and say:

“This candle is lit for hearth and home.  The mother and father, the lord and lady will watch over us tonight and every night.”






HPS/HP will share the reason for Ritual

HPS: Samhain is hear and it is a time for transitions and rebirth

HP: The Winter approaches and we prepare for the darkness.

HPS: This is the time for the Dark Mother. A time of dying and remembrance.

HP: This is the night of our Ancestors and of those that have passed on from this life.





HM/SG approach the Altar

SG will light the Black Candle and say:


The wheel of the year turns again and we cycle now into darkness


HM will light the white candle and say:

At the end of the darkness comes the light. And when it arrives we will celebrate once again.


HM and SG and one volunteer will each hand out ribbons (taking for themselves too).  One each of Black, White and Red.

HPS will proceed to explain the Ribbon exercise.

“The three ribbons you hold in your hand each have significance.  The Black is for death, the White for life and the Red is for rebirth.  We will bind these ribbons together while remembering those that we have lost and that everything that is born must die only to be re-born again. When you are done, join us in chant and put your energy into the ribbon.  Place it on your personal altar or space in remembrance of passed love ones.”

The Coven will start the “We all come from the Goddess Chant”

*insert Chant here*



Cakes and Ale

Release Quarters (will have quarter calls and releases on handouts)

Fairwell to the Lord and Lady

Bring up Circle.
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Re: My Samhain Ritual for Meetup
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2009, 06:27:43 PM »

Looks good, Amber. Personally, I'd use Cerridwen instead of Hecate, but that's me.
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Re: My Samhain Ritual for Meetup
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2009, 07:05:16 PM »

I think it looks like a great ritual.   :D  I would be a little uncomfortable with mixing pantheons but if it works for you, that's cool.
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Re: My Samhain Ritual for Meetup
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2009, 08:52:33 AM »

Thanks.  I meditated on the Lord/Lady and those two came to me.  We have used them together before and it worked quite well so maybe thats why they wanted to join us.
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Re: My Samhain Ritual for Meetup
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2009, 10:55:25 AM »

Hecate has survived so long in many different forms, I don't think that she will mind. She is one of the few pagan Goddesses who was rumored to still be worshipped, if only by sorcerers and witches, through the Christian era in Europe.
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Re: My Samhain Ritual for Meetup
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2009, 10:58:18 AM »

It all sounds wonderful, and mixing of the deities can also provide a lively ritual energy. Well Done.
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Re: My Samhain Ritual for Meetup
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2009, 02:31:33 PM »

Thanks!

Tonight is the night :omg:

This morning it all started going wrong and I was about to say screw it and cancel LOL.  but I sweet talked and its all working out again now
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Re: My Samhain Ritual for Meetup
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2009, 04:00:28 PM »

I hope the ritual goes well.  :D
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