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                                                 CANDLES


                                Candleshavebeenusedfor
                                                     morenaturallightinginritual
          work as well  as focal  points and concentration  aids for  centuries.
          Each different color  has a  different meaning for  both internal  and
          external  uses.   Here  are a  list of  uses  put together  by Charles
          Butler.



                                  Outer Works               Inner Works
                                    RED:ENERGY                RED:COURAGE
                                 ORANGE:GENEROSITY         ORANGE:PLENTY
                                 YELLOW:THE UNKNOWN        YELLOW:CENTERING
                                  GREEN:PROSPERITY          GREEN:HEALING
                                   BLUE:LOVE                 BLUE:EMOTIONS
                                 PURPLE:INSPIRATION        PURPLE:SPIRIT
                                   PINK:REVELATION           PINK:JOY
                               BURGUNDY:PASSION          BURGUNDY:REKINDLING
                                  BLACK:COMFORT             BLACK:AUTHORITY
                                  WHITE:VISION              WHITE:PROTECTION


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                                          GREEK FIRE INITIATION 
           
           
                                           Cast of Characters 
           
                                          Tiresias:____________ 
           
                                        Hephaestus:____________ 
           
                                           Artemis:____________ 
           
                                            Apollo:____________ 
           
                                            Hestia:____________ 
           
                                        Prometheus:____________ 
           
                                            Seeker:____________ 
           
           
           
                                Incastingthecircle,whencalling theQuartersyouare
          free to use your own words but  we ask that you use Greek styling  and
          personify with the names of the four Greek winds: 
           
                                             North:  Boreus 
                                              East:  Eurus 
                                             South:  Notus 
                                              West:  Zephyrus 
           
                                Tiresiasseatednorthofaltarrises,goesaroundtoface
          altar, and  invokes God and Goddess  in a Greek style  using these two
          triumverates: 
           
                                                   GOD 
                                             Zeus:  Strength 
                                            Hades:  Knowledge 
                                           Poseidon:  Emotion 
           
                                                 GODDESS 
                                              Hera:  Power 
                                             Athena:  Wisdom 
                                            Aphrodite:  Love 
           
           
                      He then stepback andsays: "We havebeen calledforth fromthe
          edges  of  Time and  Space by  one  who seeks  entry to  the  Halls of
          Olympus.  I  am Tiresias, Prophet of Thebes, who,  though blind, shall
          be his guide.  Seeker, come forth!" 
           


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                Seeker approaches circle at north-east point of Circle. 
           
                Tiresias:  "Who seeks entry to Olympus?" 
                Seeker:  "I, __________. 
                      Tiresias: "Beforeyou enter,gaze uponone whosought whatwas 
                         not rightfully his.  Do you still desire entry?" 
                Seeker replies. 
                      Tiresias:  (If no,he leaves and circleis closed.  Ifyes): 
          "Then enter and ask passage of the Guardians of the Gods." 
                Seeker enters and they travel 1 1/8 to North. 
           
                      Tiresias:  "Hail, MightyHephaestus, Craftsman of the Gods.
          With me is one who seeks entry to Olympus." 
                Hephaestus:  "How are you known, Seeker?" 
                Seeker:  "I am called __________." 
                      Hephaestus:"By whatright seekyoupassage throughthe North?"
                      Seeker: "I haveendured ayear of thepath ofEarth andlearned
                        of my own mortality." 
                Hephaestus:  "Pass with the Blessings of the Earth." 
                They travel around 1 1/4 to East. 
           
                      Tiresias: "Hail,Vigilant Artemis,Virgin Goddess. Withme is
                              one who seeks entry to Olympus." 
                Artemis:  "How are you known, Seeker?" 
                Seeker:  "I am called __________." 
                Artemis:  "By what right seek you passage through the East?" 
                      Seeker:  "I have endured a year of the path of Airand have
          learned the need for focus of will." 
                Artemis:  "Pass with the Blessings of the Air." 
                They travel around 1 1/4 to South. 
           
                      Tiresias: "Hail, Bright Apollo, Lordof the Sun. With me is
          one who seeks entry to Olympus." 
                Apollo:  "How are you known, Seeker?" 
                Seeker:  "I am called __________." 
                Apollo:  "By what right seek you passage through the South?" 
                Seeker has no answer. 
                      Apollo: "Youhave not yetearned theright topass through the
                         South.  To win this  right, you must seek Fire from  he
          who first gave it to Mankind, Prometheus.  Tiresias,             guard
          him upon his path of Fire that he learn what he             needs   to
          face the Titan." 
                They travel around 1 1/2 to North. 
           
                      Tiresias:  "Icome with __________, whonow seeks Prometheus
          that he may gain the right to Fire.  What can you                teach
          him that will ease his path?" 


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                      Hephaestus: "Knowthat Iam Hephaestus,Craftsman andSmith of
                              the Gods.  In my labors, I use Fire as a purifying
                              agent, seperating  the metal from  the stone,  and
          for the actual forging of my Art.  But remember                  that
          creativity requires forethought.  Daedalus                  w a s    a
          Master of my Craft, yet rarely considered                   t   h   e
          implications of his creations.  He created the 
          Labyrinth of Minos, who then imprisoned him within               i t s
          intricacies.  He crafted wing that he and his                    s o n
          might escape, yet in their flight Icarus died.  
          Always consider the consequences of the which you 
          create." 
                They travel 1 1/4 around to East. 
           
                      Tiresias: "I come with __________,who now seeks Prometheus
          that he may gain the right to Fire.  What can you                teach
          him that will ease his path?" 
                      Artemis: "Knowthat I amArtemis, VirginHuntress. Through my
                              will,  no man has ever known me.  Yet will must be
                              tempered  by  intellegence.    Remember  Otus  and
          Ephialtes, twin giants who were arrogant enough to               think
          themselves better than the Gods. They                  continued their
          ill-wrought plans, even after                     Poseidon      warned
          them.  Through supposed desire,                   they chose to pursue
          me.  They seperated in                  pursuit of what they saw  as a
          white hind, and,                   with simultaneous throws, slew each
          other.  Thus                  blind will caused the death  of all they
          truly                    loved." 
                They travel 1 1/4 around to the South 
           
                      Tiresias:  "Icome with __________, whonow seeks Prometheus
          that he may gain the right to Fire.  What can you                teach
          him that will ease his path?" 
                      Apollo:  "Know thatI am Apollo, Godof the Sun andKeeper of
          Knowledge.  Knowledge of Fire has allowed Man to                 forge
          a civilization.  But seeking to advance                     without
          can lead to catastrophe.  Witness                 Phaethon,        who
          attempted to drive the Sun Chariot                     without  proper
          knowledge, nearly causing the                     incineration  of the
          Earth.  Action without                  knowledge  will often  lead to
          ruin." 
                They travel around 1 1/4 to the West. 
           
                      Tiresias: "I come with__________, who now seeks Prometheus
          that he may gain the right to Fire.  What can you                teach
          him that will ease his path?" 
                      Hestia: "Know that I amHestia, Goddess of Hearthand Home. 
          The warm glow of emotion in balance is vital for 
          proper growth and life.  But when emotions are 
          allowed to rule above all else, tragedy is soon to 
          follow.  Consider Paris, who upon seeing Helen,                  bowed
          to an all-consuming desire for her,                    kidnapping  her
          without thought of the                  consequences.   Thus began the
          Trojan War.  Do not                     bury   your    emotions,   but
          neither should you elevate                   them  to   the  level  of
          Ruler. 


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                      Theytravel 1 3/4around to theSouth.  Tiresiasalone goes to
          altar and faces Seeker. 
           
                      Tiresias: "Seeker,are youprepared toface Prometheushimself
                              with your request?" 
                Seeker:  "I am." 
                Tiresias:  "Then come forward and call him forth." 
                Seeker goes to altar facing North. 
           
                      Seeker: "From the depths of Time, I call you forth.  Arise
          Prometheus, Lightbringer." 
                      Fromwithinthe membersin theCircle,Prometheus risesand goes
          to north side of altar. 
           
                Prometheus:  "I am Prometheus.  Who summons me here?" 
                Seeker:  "I am __________." 
                      Prometheus: "Why haveyou brought me herefrom the depths of
          Time?" 
                Seeker:  "I seek the Gift of Fire." 
                Prometheus:  "And by what right do you ask it? 
                Seeker:  "By the right of perfect love and perfect trust." 
                      Prometheus: "Thenknow thatyou are wellmet. I willgrant you
                              Fire and  its path for  a year and a  day that you
          might learn its lessons.  The most important 
          lesson it can teach you is the need for thought 
          before action of any kind.  You must always                 consider
          the consequences of all that you do or                 say.    At  the
          end of your time on this path, you                     will  be judged
          on your fitness to continue your                  search." 
                Prometheus gives Seeker a token of Fire. 
                Prometheus:  "With my service done, I bid you farewell." 
                Prometheus leaves, blending into Circle. 
                      Tiresias: "Welldone, mostnoble Seeker.Pleasejoin usfor the
                              remainder of our revels." 
                      Seekeris given seatin Circle. Tiresias faces frontof altar
          and dismisses Deities using Greek styling and the following names: 
           
                                                   GOD 
                                        Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon 
           
                                                 GODDESS 
                                       Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite 
           
                      Each Quarter dismisses  its element in  a Greek style  and
          dismisses the appropriate Wind: 
           
                                             NORTH:  Boreas 
                                              EAST:  Eurus 
                                             SOUTH:  Notus 
                                              WEST:  Zephyrus 
           
                      Tiresias: "Our workis completed fornow.  Letus rejoice and
          enjoy this company,  remembering that  though we may  go our  seperate
          ways,  we are alway united as one.   Merry meet, merry part, and merry
          meet again!" 
           
           
           
                                          GREEK FIRE INITIATION 


                                                                             987
          

           
           
                                              Seeker's Copy 
           
           
           
                      Seeker approachescircle atnorth-east pointof Circle when  
                summoned. 
           
                Seeker:  "I, __________. 
           
                Seeker replies to question. 
           
                Seeker enters and they travel 1 1/8 to North. 
           
                Seeker:  "I am called __________." 
           
                      Seeker: "I haveendured ayear of thepath ofEarth andlearned
                         of my own mortality." 
           
                They travel around 1 1/4 to East. 
           
                Seeker:  "I am called __________." 
           
                      Seeker:  "I have endured a year of the pathof Air and have
          learned the need for focus of will." 
           
                They travel around 1 1/4 to South. 
           
                Seeker:  "I am called __________." 
           
                Seeker has no answer. 
           
                They travel around 1 1/2 to North. 
           
                They travel 1 1/4 around to East. 
           
                They travel 1 1/4 around to the South 
           
                They travel around 1 1/4 to the West. 
           
                      They travel 13/4 aroundto theSouth.  Tiresiasalone goesto 
               altar and faces Seeker. 
           
                Seeker:  "I am." 
           
                Seeker goes to altar facing North. 
           
                      Seeker:  "From the depths ofTime, I call you forth.  Arise
          Prometheus, Lightbringer." 
           
                Seeker:  "I am __________." 
           
                Seeker:  "I seek the Gift of Fire." 
           
                Seeker:  "By the right of perfect love and perfect trust." 
           
                Seeker is given seat in Circle. 
           


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