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Simple Esbat Rituals for Solitaries.

To: alt.religion.wicca
From: "Two Crows" 
Subject: Re: Simple Esbat Rituals for Solitaries.
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 00:58:14 GMT

    What I am about to share is my way, not the right way, nor the only way
(qualifier used before each ceremony I perform for those that don't know

This is a general idea of what I do on the Full Moon Esbats:
    I start all ceremonies/rituals that I am engaged in by first smudging
myself, all participants, and the area the working will be done in with sage
(a particular type that my drum mother grows, salvia officianalis, or salvia
apiana would also work as well, salvia divinorum should be reserved for
divinational purposes IMO). I prefer to use a feather to do this, a fan or
the hands are other options. During this time all participants earth and
center, and begin to focus on the working at hand. I then proceed to smudge
all tools used in the ceremony. I then call the SkyFather to watch or
participate as he sees fit. At this time I light a gold candle. I next call
the EarthMother, and generally thank her for her care and ask that my
footsteps on her face will be a daily prayer. At this time I light a silver
candle. I prefer to call the East first, I know that others start in
different directions. I ask that the Spirits of the East, and I name a few
that are personal to me, come and partake in my magickal working. At this
time I light one of five previously prepared black candles. I then similarly
call each direction lighting a black candle after each evocation. The last
candle is reserved for my guardians, and with its lighting I ask for their
assistance and protection. At this time I generally do some working that is
needed for the household or the members of the hearthstead. I reserve
private time for inspirational rituals, which I do alone, and would not
discuss with anyone. In closing I thank each of the Spirits for their
participation, and bid them "stay if they will, leave if they must." At each
farewell I snuff out the corresponding candle with a nautilus shell. All
again earth and center, letting go back into the EarthMother any energy that
was not used in the ritual.

ps- That was very general, I hope it is of use to you...

 wrote in message
> Any ideas for simple rituals (full/dark moon) for small suburban
> gardens (overlooked)?
> Sent via
> Before you buy.

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