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Ritual Gifts to the Wild

To: alt.magick.tyagi,alt.pagan,talk.religion.misc,alt.witchcraft,alt.religion.wicca,alt.wicca
From: Fluffwikkun 
Subject: Ritual Gifts to the Wild
Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2004 20:47:25 GMT

50040806 viii om Mary Meet!

Fluffwikkun excerpt from Beginner Suggestions:
#>	pick a portion of the room or glade and make a table for
#>	offerings for your God and Goddess, of wild and crafted 
#>	treasures you find when you go on walks in parks and 
#>	preserves, or those you make in love and dedication as 
#>	you get to know Them. what you place there should be
#>	something you sought or set out to find in devotion,
#>	or which strikes deeply in your heart as to its beauty 
#>	and worthiness to offer deities. you can burn candles, 
#>	incenses, bring food (which you either eat yourself
#>	after the deity has had what its wants of it, or give
#>	it to some intermediary like a wild animal, or plant). (Marty):
# Actually I'm glad you added this part.  While I like the term
# "kitchen" witch I was wondering if it was possible to make an 
# offering of food and (besides eating it myself) offering it 
# to the birds who I give bread to - or adding it to the plants 
# in my garden.

this is one of the first things instructed to me by a Neopagan
(Wiccan) Elder in the SF Bay Area in open coven. she saved bits
of the Cakes and Wine and gave them to the garden and animals.
it was not only seen as a gift but as participation in the
Great Cycle of Life, a kind of reserve of a portion of the
result of the Great Rite just celebrated by the coven for a
return of grateful celebration of our integrity with Nature.

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