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A Mabon Ritual

 By Crone

 

Use an altar cloth of fall colors: orange, rust, gold, brown. You should wear these colors yourself. Add a crown of grape vines, decorated with colorful ribbons. Fall fruits and vegetables can be arranged on the altar. Have a chalice of wine and a large potted plant available. 

Grounding and centering: 

My thanks for the harvest, the second this year.

And thanks for the quietude I’m finding here. 

Cast the Circle with athame, wand, or sturdy twig: 

I consecrate this sacred space

Inviting spirits to this place. 

Invoking spirits of the directions: 

I invoke the elementals and thank them for what they have brought into my life. 

East, spirit of air, thank you for the knowledge I have acquired in schools and in life. Be with me now.

South, spirit of fire, thank you for my accomplishments and my creative endeavors. Be with me now.

West, spirit of water, thank you for emotional balance and fruitful relationships. Be with me now.

North, spirit of earth, thank you for the stability of my home and for my prosperity. Be with me now. 

Invoking the deities: 

The Goddess speaks to us ~ and she says...

I am the Earth, the divine goddess, Mother Nature.

I generate all things and bring forth ever anew the sun which I have given to the nations;

I am Guardian of sky and sea and of all Gods and powers;  through my influence all nature is hushed and sinks to sleep... 

Again, when it pleases me, I send forth the glad daylight, and nurture life with my eternal surety; And when the spirit of man passes, to me it returns.

Indeed I am rightly named Great Mother of the Gods;

Victory is in my divine name. 

I am the source of the strength of peoples and of gods;  without me nothing can either be born or made perfect;

I am mighty, Queen of the Gods. 

You shall adore me as divine, and invoke my name; 

And I shall vouchsafe to grant that which you ask of me.

I am Earth, the universal parent.

I have borne and given life to all peoples.

My presence now is of the most benefit to humankind.  I am present here with my virtues, for the peace and good will of all.

(Goddess Prayer from The White Goddess, Robert Graves.  Prayer found in Latin in a twelfth century English herbal. Adapted for this ritual).

The god speaks to us and he says...

I am the face in the leaves,

I am the laughter in the forest,

I am the king in the wood.

And I am the blade of grass

that thrusts through the stone-cold clay

at the death of winter.

I am before and I am after,

I am always until the end.

I am the face in the forest,

I am the laughter in the leaves.

(Mike Harding, A Little Book of The Green Man).

Pronouncement: 

Between the worlds and between the seasons

I stand in silence and in gentle balance. 

Magickal Working: 

Speak these words aloud, or only in your heart:

In the silence I seek to rebalance myself.

In the silence I shed all cares and stresses.

In the silence I know that all is well with me and with my world.

In the silence I am at peace.

I know I am guided by powerful spirits.

I know my deities are with me every day.

I know that in my darkest hour my guides are merely behind the clouds.

I know that if I only open up to them, they are there. 

Stand and open your arms to the heavens. Stand in silence, taking in all the love and power that the Universe has to give you. Take it in and know that all is well. Remain in silence for as long as you wish.

Celebration:

If you are working outside, pour some wine from your chalice on a tree as a libation. If inside, pour it on the plant.

I have taken joy in the harvest.

I have taken joy in my life.

I return to the Earth a token of all that She has given me.

Blessed be. 

Dismissing the directions and the deities: 

My Lady, my thanks to you tonight 

for sharing this time at the edge of light.

My thanks for your guidance now I give                   

and my thanks for teaching me how to live.

May I always live peaceably and always love.

 

My Lord, my thanks to you tonight 

for sharing this time at the edge of night.

My thanks for your guidance now I give

and my thanks for teaching me how to live.

May I always live peaceably and always love.

 

Spirit of the North,

Powers of Earth, I thank you

For joining my circle,

I bid you well as you depart.

May there be peace between us.

 

Spirit of the West,

Powers of Water, I thank you

For joining my circle,

I bid you well as you depart.

May there be peace between us.

 

Spirit of the South,

Powers of Fire, I thank you

For joining my circle,

I bid you well as you depart.

May there be peace between us.

 

Spirit of the East,

Powers of Air, I thank you

For joining my circle,

I bid you well as you depart.

May there be peace between us.

 

Hearken Circle; I am free.

I shall lie down my burden; and let it be

Ground this energy; return it for me

I release now the power.

Blessed Be

 

© September 2010 Darkhairedcrone

 First published in The Controversial Cauldron - the group newsletter of Email Witches

Crone is an active member of the UU (CUUP’s) and has been a member of Email Witches since 2004

 

 

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Traditions:

 

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Traditions Part 2 Gardnerian Wicca /  Georgian Tradition /  Henge of Keltria /  Hereditary Witchcraft /  Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (H.O.G.D.) /  Kitchen Witch (Hedge Witch) /  Minoan Brotherhood and Minoan Sisterhood Tradition /  Nordic Paganism /  Pagan Federation /  Pectic-Wita /  Seax-Wica /  Shamanism /  Solitary /  Strega /  Sylvan Tradition /  Vodoun or Voodoo /  Witches League of Public Awareness (WLPA) /

 

Other things of interest:

 

Gods and Goddesses (Greek Mythology)Esbats & Full MoonsLinks to Personal Friends & ResourcesWicca/Witchcraft ResourcesWhat's a spell?Circle Casting and Sacred Space /  Pentagram - PentacleMarks of a WitchThe Witches PowerThe Witches HatAn esoteric guide to visiting LondonSatanismPow-wowThe Unitarian Universalist Association /  Numerology:  Part 1  /  Part 2 Part 3A history of the Malleus Maleficarum:  includes:  Pope Innocent VIII  /  The papal Bull  /   The Malleus Maleficarum  /  An extract from the Malleus Maleficarum  /  The letter of approbation  /  Johann Nider’s Formicarius  /  Jacob Sprenger  /  Heinrich Kramer  /  Stefano Infessura  /  Montague Summers  /  The Waldenses  /  The Albigenses  /  The Hussites /  The Sun DanceShielding (Occult and Psychic Protection) /  The History of ThanksgivingI have a Dream, the 1963 speach by civil rights campaigner Martin Luther King /  Auras by Graham Furnell - Part 1 and Part 2 /

 

Sabbats and Rituals:

 

Sabbats in History and Mythology /  Samhain (October 31st)  /  Yule (December 21st)  /  Imbolc (February 2nd)  /  Ostara (March 21st)  /  Beltane (April 30th)  /  Litha (June 21st)  /  Lughnasadh (August 1st)  /  Mabon (September 21st)

 

Rituals contributed by Crone:  Samhain / YuleImbolcOstara /  BeltaneLithaLammasMabon

 

Tools:

 

Tools of a Witch  /  The Besom (Broom) /  Poppets and DollsPendulums / Cauldron MagickMirror Gazing

 

Animals:

 

Animals in Witchcraft (The Witches Familiar) /  AntelopeBatsCrowFoxFrog and ToadsGoat / HoneybeeKangarooLionOwlPhoenixRabbits and HaresRavenRobin RedbreastSheep SpiderSquirrelSwansWild Boar /  Wolf /  Serpent /  Pig /  Stag /  Horse /  Mouse /  Cat

 

Trees:

 

In Worship of Trees - Myths, Lore and the Celtic Tree Calendar.  For descriptions and correspondences of the thirteen sacred trees of Wicca/Witchcraft see the following:  Birch /  Rowan / Ash /  Alder /  Willow /  Hawthorn /  Oak /  Holly /  Hazel /  Vine /  Ivy /  Reed /  ElderAlso see:  The Willow Tree (Folk Music)

 

Sacred Sites:

 

Mystical Sacred Sites  -  Stonehenge /  Glastonbury Tor /  Malta - The Hypogeum of Hal Saflieni /  Avebury /  Cerne Abbas - The Chalk Giant /  Ireland - Newgrange /

 

Rocks and Stones:

 

Stones - History, Myths and Lore

 

 Articles contributed by Patricia Jean Martin:   / Apophyllite  / Amber AmethystAquamarineAragoniteAventurineBlack TourmalineBloodstoneCalciteCarnelianCelestiteCitrineChrysanthemum StoneDiamond  /  Emerald / FluoriteGarnet /  Hematite Herkimer DiamondLabradoriteLapis LazuliMalachiteMoonstoneObsidianOpalPyriteQuartz (Rock Crystal)Rose QuartzRubySeleniteSeraphinite  /  Silver and GoldSmoky QuartzSodaliteSunstoneThundereggTree AgateZebra Marble

 

Wisdom:

 

Knowledge vs Wisdom by Ardriana Cahill I Talk to the TreesAwakeningThe Witch in YouA Tale of the Woods

 

Articles and Stories about Witchcraft:

 

Murder by WitchcraftThe Fairy Witch of ClonmelA Battleship, U-boat, and a WitchThe Troll-Tear (A story for Children)Goody Hawkins - The Wise Goodwife /  The Story of Jack-O-LanternThe Murder of the Hammersmith Ghost Josephine Gray (The Infamous Black Widow) /  The Two Brothers - Light and Dark

 

Old Masters of Academia:

 

Pliny the ElderHesiodPythagoras

 

Biographies

 

Witches, Pagans and other associated People

(Ancient, Past and Present)

 

Remembered at Samhain

(Departed Pagan Pioneers, Founders, Elders and Others)

 

Abramelin the MageAgrippaAidan A. KellyAlbertus Magnus “Albert the Great”Aleister Crowley “The Great Beast” Alex Sanders "the King of the Witches” Alison HarlowAmber KAnna Franklin /  Anodea JudithAnton Szandor LaVey  / Arnold CrowtherArthur Edward Waite Austin Osman SpareBiddy EarlyBridget ClearyCarl Llewellyn WeschckeCecil Hugh WilliamsonCharles Godfrey LelandCharles Walton /  Christina Oakley Harrington /  Damh the Bard (Dave Smith) /   Dion FortuneDolores Aschroft-NowickiDorothy MorrisonDoreen ValienteEdward FitchEleanor Ray Bone “Matriarch of British Witchcraft” /  Dr. John Dee and Edward KellyDr. Leo Louis Martello /  Eliphas LeviErnest Thompson Seton /  Ernest Westlake and the Order of Woodcraft Chivalry /  Fiona Horne /  Friedrich von SpeeFrancis Barrett /  Gerald B. GardnerGavin and Yvonne Frost and the School and Church of Wicca /  Gwydion PendderwenHans Holzer /  Helen DuncanHerman Slater "Horrible Herman" /  Israel RegardieJames "Cunning" MurrellJanet Farrar & Gavin BoneJessie Wicker Bell “Lady Sheba” / John Belham-Payne John George Hohman /  John GerardJohn Gordon Hargrave (the White Fox) /  John Michael Greer /  John ScoreJohannes Junius the Burgomaster of Bamberg /  Joseph John Campbell /  Karl von EckartshausenLaurie Cabot "the Official Witch of Salem" /  Lewis Spence /  Margaret Alice MurrayMargot AdlerMarie Laveau the " Voodoo Queen of New Orleans" /  Marion WeinsteinMatthew Hopkins “The Witch-Finder General”Max Ehrmann and the Desiderata /  Monique Wilson the “Queen of the WitchesMontague SummersNicholas CulpeperNicholas RemyM. R. SellersMrs. Grieve "A Modern Herbal" /  Oberon and Morning Glory Zell-RavenheartOld Dorothy ClutterbuckOld George Pickingill /   Paddy SladePamela Colman-SmithParacelsusPatricia CrowtherPatricia Monaghan /  Patricia “Trish” TelescoPhilip Emmons Isaac Bonewits Philip HeseltonRaymond BucklandReginald ScotRobert CochraneRobert ‘von Ranke’ Graves and "The White Goddess" /  Rudolf Steiner /  Rosaleen Norton “The Witch of Kings Cross” /  Ross Nichols and The Order of Bards, Ovates & DruidsSabrina - The Ink WitchScott CunninghamSelena FoxSilver Ravenwolf /  Sir Francis DashwoodSir James George FrazerS.L. MacGregor Mathers and the “Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn” /  StarhawkStewart FarrarSybil LeekTed AndrewsThe Mather Family - includes: Richard Mather, Increase Mather, Cotton Mather /  Thomas AdyVera Chapman /  Victor Henry AndersonVivianne CrowleyWalter Brown GibsonWilliam Butler YeatsZsuzsanna Budapest

 

 

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