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                                     Full Moon Ritual April 1993

          (1-2,High Priestess) Children of the Lady, Gather you around this
          night,
          (1-2,High Priestess) For as in days of olde, we are commanded to
          reverence Her,
          (1-2,High Priestess) She who is the Life of Life, the Love of Love and
          the Kiss
          (1-2,High Priestess) of Passion.

          (1-2,High Priestess) Children of the Lady, Gather you around this
          night,
          (1-2,High Priestess) For as in days of olde, we are commanded to come
          before
          (1-2,High Priestess) Her, She who is the Queen of Heaven and the Queen
          of Hel,
          (1-2,High Priestess) and she who is the Queen of Everwhen.

          (1-2,High Priestess) Tonight is the night, the magical night, when the
          Powers
          (1-2,High Priestess) once more walk the Land.  Children of the Lady,
          come forth,
          (1-2,High Priestess) Gather you around as is your right.

          (1-2,High Priestess) I call upon you spirits of the Earth, spirits of
          Air,
          (1-2,High Priestess) spirits of Fire, and spirits of Water.  COME,
          Gather you
          (1-2,High Priestess) around this night.  For as in days of olde, We
          call you to
          (1-2,High Priestess) come and worship Her, She who is Queen of all
          that is, was
          (1-2,High Priestess) and will be.
          (1-2,High Priest) I walk the circle Round and Round, I
          (1-2,High Priest) cast the Circle on the Ground.  I
          (1-2,High Priest) walk the Circle round and round, I
          (1-2,High Priest) cast the Circle on the ground.
          (1-2,High Priest) Willow, will you call the directions, beginning in
          the
          (1-2,High Priest) North?
          ---lost transmission for North, East---
          (1-3,Willow) Spirits of the South, the (creatures lost)
          (1-3,Willow) bring your flame of life and love to your children to
          dance in
           until the Winter rules again. Be with us now.
          (1-3,Willow) Spirits of the West, the dolphin, the dragonfly,
          (1-3,Willow) bring us your peace and healing love.
          (1-3,Willow) Let the warm waters wash us clean and purify  us in this
          sacred
           rite.
          (1-3,Willow) Let the waters of the mother be with us now.So mote it
          be.
          (1-2,High Priest) So mote it be!
          (1-2,High Priest) We are in the place that is not a Place, in a time
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          (1-2,High Priest) is not a Time, and in a space that is not a Space. 
          Let
          (1-2,High Priest) none disturb that which the Gods have decreed.
          (1-2,High Priestess) This is the time of the Full Moon, the high tide
          of
          (1-2,High Priestess) power.  As we are bid to assemble, at least once
          in the
          (1-2,High Priestess) month to seek Her blessings, so we are here
          tonight.
          (1-2,High Priest) Maiden, Mother, Crone as One, Triple Faced Goddess,
          we
          (1-2,High Priest) call upon you.  Your Children have come as in the
          olde
          (1-2,High Priest) days, with joy in our eyes and Love in our hearts. 
          We
          (1-2,High Priest) walk the old paths, we sing the old songs, we chant
          the
          (1-2,High Priest) old chants and we call the old calls.
          (1-2,High Priest) Goddess of the Spring, we call upon you, Queen of
          the
          (1-2,High Priest) great woods, Diana, we open our hearts to you.
          (1-2,High Priestess) Child of Vine and Child of field, we call upon
          you,
          (1-2,High Priestess) Dionysus,  Shining One, Mother's Son, Lover in
          the
          (1-2,High Priestess) Fields, we open our hearts to you.
          (1-2,Diana) Children of the Night, Thrice blessed are you who walk
          (1-2,Diana) My Path, for Mine is the Path of New Beginnings.  None
          (1-2,Diana) shall wither and grow stagnant who pulls on the Bow of
          (1-2,Diana) Life, and launches themselves into the Stars upon my
          (1-2,Diana) Arrow.
          (1-2,Dionysus) Children of the Day, Thrice blessed are you who walk My
          (1-2,Dionysus) Path, for Mine is the Path of New Beginnings.  None
          (1-2,Dionysus) shall Die who knows the secret of my seed.
          (1-2,Diana) Listen to me, Oh my Children, and walk with me in the
          (1-2,Diana) Woods.
          (1-2,Diana) Around you I weave my spell and might.  The trees grow
          (1-2,Diana) thicker and strong.  Off in the distance you hear the
          (1-2,Diana) sound of a large animal crashing through the brush, and
          (1-2,Diana) close you hear the chirping of birds.  The gentle hum
          (1-2,Diana) of sacred bees about their labor of collecting pollen
          (1-2,Diana) for Me, for I am their Queen too.
          (1-2,Diana) The Wind swirls around us, and the scent of life fills
          (1-2,Diana) the air.  Tangy pine, sharp ceder, far off apple trees
          (1-2,Diana) all cast their call upon the air.
          (1-2,Diana) The sound in the brush gets closer and closer, till a
          (1-2,Diana) great Stag bursts forth from the brush.  Head thrown
          (1-2,Diana) back he bellows his cry.  Then with a twist he is off,
          (1-2,Diana) quicker than the thunder rolling down from the hills,
          (1-2,Diana) he speeds.  But, I am faster.
          (1-2,Diana) Bow twangs, arrow flies, and with the muted sound of an
          (1-2,Diana) earthquake, he dies.
          (1-2,Diana) Look at me, my Children.  I am the Goddess of
          (1-2,Diana) Swiftness, with a look I can bring death.  And bending
          (1-2,Diana) down, I touch the Stag, and with a start he bounds



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          (1-2,Diana) away.  I am the Goddess of Swiftness, with a touch I
          (1-2,Diana) can bring life.  I am Life Eternal, and I am Death
          (1-2,Diana) Eternal.
          (1-2,Dionysus) Her hand is the Blade, her Eye the Arrow, Her touch the
          (1-2,Dionysus) Kiss of Life and Death.  And I love her.
          (1-2,Dionysus) Mine is the secret of the Cycle, the Secret of the
          (1-2,Dionysus) Doorway betwixt Life and Death is Mine.
          (1-2,Dionysus) Behold, I give you this seed.  In this seed is the
          (1-2,Dionysus) coming Year.  Charge it well with your wishes tonight,
          (1-2,Dionysus) that Her Blessings will grow with you through the year.
          (1-2,Dionysus) I am the Seed of New Beginnings, and Her's is the Water
          (1-2,Dionysus) of Life.
          (1-2,Diana) Children of the Night, bring forth your Seed, that I
          (1-2,Diana) may touch them and bring you the gifts that are mine to
          (1-2,Diana) share.
          (1-2,High Priestess) (everyone plant at least one desire in their
          Virtual
          (1-2,High Priestess) Seed and hold it in your hands.  Visualize a
          white
          (1-2,High Priestess) light coming from the Center of the Circle and
          all the
          (1-2,High Priestess) seeds take on it's light.)
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) I place within my seed the desire for finances to
          meet my
           needs.
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) I placw within my seed the desire for good fortune
          for my
           children,
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) both natural and stepchild.
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) Willow, do you have a desire?
          (1-10,Dave) merry meet everyone!
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) Merry Meet Dave, Take a seed from the hand of the
          God,
           and...
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) place your desire for the coming year in it.
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) Many Blue Sparks, please do the same within the
          Circle
          (1-10,Dave) Aye, that I will do...
          (1-3,Willow) I place within my seed the desire to fill our new home
          with
           love and the promise of a marriage filled with beauty and wonder.
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) So mote it be Willow!
          (1-3,Willow) So mote it be!
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) many Blue Sparks?
          (1-1,Many Blue Sparks) I place within my seed the desire for a path
          that
           leads from darkness.
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) So mote it be!
          (1-1,Many Blue Sparks) So mote it be!
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) Then we continue
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) OP/name High Priestess
          (1-2,High Priestess) (everyone chant verbally with me while holding
          their
           seed)
          (1-2,High Priestess) (all chant with me verbally)



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          (1-2,High Priestess) Eko, Eko, Azarak,
          (1-2,High Priestess) Eko, Eko, Zomelak,
          (1-2,High Priestess) Eko, Eko, Cernunnos,
          (1-2,High Priestess) Eko, Eko, Aradia!
          (1-2,High Priestess) Eko, Eko, Azarak,
          (1-2,High Priestess) Eko, Eko, Zomelak,
          (1-2,High Priestess) Eko, Eko, Cernunnos,
          (1-2,High Priestess) Eko, Eko, Aradia!
          (1-2,High Priestess) Eko, Eko, Azarak,
          (1-2,High Priestess) Eko, Eko, Zomelak,
          (1-2,High Priestess) Eko, Eko, Cernunnos,
          (1-2,High Priestess) Eko, Eko, Aradia!
          (1-2,High Priestess) Darksome Night and shining Moon,
          (1-2,High Priestess) East, then South, then West, then North,
          (1-2,High Priestess) Hearken to the Witch's Run,
          (1-2,High Priestess) Here we come to call thee forth!
          (1-2,High Priestess) Earth and water, air and fire,
          (1-2,High Priestess) Wand and pentacle and sword,
          (1-2,High Priestess) Work ye unto our desire,
          (1-2,High Priestess) Hearken ye unto our work!
          (1-2,High Priestess) Cords and censer, scourge and knife,
          (1-2,High Priestess) Powers of the witch's blade,
          (1-2,High Priestess) Waken all ye unto life,
          (1-2,High Priestess) Come ye as the charm is made!
          (1-2,High Priestess) Queen of heaven, Queen of Hel,
          (1-2,High Priestess) Horned Hunter of the night,
          (1-2,High Priestess) Lend your power unto the spell,
          (1-2,High Priestess) And work our will by magic rite!
          (1-2,High Priestess) In the earth and air and sea,
          (1-2,High Priestess) By the light of Moon or Sun,
          (1-2,High Priestess) As we do will, so mote it be.
          (1-2,High Priestess) Chant the spell and be it done!
          (1-2,High Priestess) Eko, Eko, Azarak,
          (1-2,High Priestess) Eko, Eko, Zomelak,
          (1-2,High Priestess) Eko, Eko, Cernunnos,
          (1-2,High Priestess) Eko, Eko, Aradia!
          (1-2,High Priestess) Eko, Eko, Azarak,
          (1-2,High Priestess) Eko, Eko, Zomelak,
          (1-2,High Priestess) Eko, Eko, Cernunnos,
          (1-2,High Priestess) Eko, Eko, Aradia!
          (1-2,High Priestess) Eko, Eko, Azarak,
          (1-2,High Priestess) Eko, Eko, Zomelak,
          (1-2,High Priestess) Eko, Eko, Cernunnos,
          (1-2,High Priestess) Eko, Eko, Aradia!
          (1-2,High Priestess) so mote it be!
          (1-2,Diana) Now Children, Take your seed and plant it in my Forest,
          (1-2,Diana) that it will grow strong throughout the year.
          (1-2,Diana) Dionysus, Come to Me, for it is time.  Take up your
          (1-2,Diana) lance and Fill my Grail.  I, your Queen, command it.
          (1-2,Diana) As the Lance is to the God
          (1-2,Diana) So the Chalice is to the Goddess
          (1-2,Diana) And when the Two are One
          (1-2,Diana) The Greatest Magic is begun.
          (1-2,Dionysus) Brothers and Sisters, come, for now it is time to drink
          (1-2,Dionysus) and eat.



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          (1-2,Dionysus) (passing wine and cakes)
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) Drink from your chalice and eat of your bread,
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) saving some for offering after the ritual to the
          Lady.
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) This is the place where we sit and relax in the
          presense
           of the Gods....
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) Welcome to the first Full Moon of Spring!
          (1-3,Willow) Blessed be, friends!
          (1-1,Many Blue Sparks) Blessed be!
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) Blessed Be Willow, (toasting Willow's new home and
          honey)
          (1-10,Dave) Blessed Be, everyone!
          (1-3,Willow) I would like to, while in this sacred space,
          (1-3,Willow) thank the divine intervention of Aphrodite!
          (1-3,Willow) She introduced Craig and I
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) Willow, do you know her verse in that great pagan
          classic,
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) Gimme that Old Time Religion?
          (1-3,Willow) and, thankfully, my life will never be the same! (toast
          to
            Aprodite!)
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) (raising chalice to Aphrodite)
          (1-3,Willow) Can you hum a few bars?
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) Hmmmmmmmmmm....
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) We will worship Aphrodite,
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) Tho she seems a little flighty
          (1-3,Willow) oh, no
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) Coming naked in her Nightie,
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) And that's Good enough for me!  (grin)
          (1-3,Willow) Oh, Gods!
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) Yes Goddess?
          (1-1,Many Blue Sparks) Hee!
          (1-10,Dave) Tiss a nice ryme there shadow Hawk.
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) (pouring more Wine for everyone)
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) Dave, there are about 200 or so verses...
          (1-3,Willow) Hey, this may be a Spring ritual, but I'm engaged!
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) my favorite is the one that goes...
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) We will worship like the Druids
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) Drinking strange fermented fluids
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) Running Naked through the woods
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) and that's good enough for me!
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) (Gimme that old time religion....)  (g)
          (1-3,Willow) MY favorite goes...
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) Willow, engaged in what?
          (1-3,Willow) Here's to the god of discord,
          (1-3,Willow) while this may not rhyme
          (1-10,Dave) Don't worry Willow, so are we (my Lady and I that is)!
          (1-3,Willow) or even make any sense,
          (1-3,Willow) it's good enough for me1
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) heh heh heh
          (1-1,Many Blue Sparks) :)
          (1-3,Willow) Right now?!?
          (1-10,Dave) now what?
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) Of course!  (g)



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          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) Hmmm....
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) We will worship mighty Thor,
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) Tho he leaves the maidens sore
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) They keep coming back for more,
          (1-3,Willow) not agin...
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) and that's good enough for me!
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) Not again?  That brings us to....
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) Oh the Christians are a hummin,
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) cause they say their God's a comming
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) Our God Came and keeps on Commin
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) And that's good enough for me!
          (1-1,Many Blue Sparks) <ROFL>
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) (gotta love them Spring Fertility rituals!  (g)
          (1-10,Dave) Everyone, sorry for the tardiness, but will rejoin at
          another
           time...
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) Blessed Be Dave  (cutting a doorway out)
          (1-10,Dave) b.b.
          (1-1,Many Blue Sparks) BB, D!
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) Ok, guess it is time to wrap it up.
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) (standing up in V.R. Circle
          (1-3,Willow) Before wewe're all drunk with Dionysis' wine, we should
          wrap.
          (1-1,Many Blue Sparks) Rap, nah I only chanted.
          (1-2,Diana) Children of the Night, it is time to return to your
          (1-2,Diana) world.  Blessed be thy Feet that have brought you on
          (1-2,Diana) this path.  Blessed be thy knees that have kneeled at
          (1-2,Diana) the Sacred Altar.  Blessed be thy Belly, without which
          (1-2,Diana) thy kind would not be.  Blessed be thy Breast, formed
          (1-2,Diana) in Strength and Beauty.  Blessed be thy Mouth, that
          (1-2,Diana) shall speak the Sacred words of Love.
          (1-2,High Priest) Great Goddess, Huntress of the Night, we thank you
          for
          (1-2,High Priest) your works here tonight.  Go if you must, Stay if
          you
          (1-2,High Priest) will, for we are your adoring Children.
          (1-2,High Priestess) Great Dionysus, thank you for your laughter and
          light
          (1-2,High Priestess) tonight.  Blessed be thy Seed, which shall grow
          over
          (1-2,High Priestess) the coming year and clothe the face of the Mother
          in
          (1-2,High Priestess) Life.  Go if you must, Stay if you will, for we
          are
          (1-2,High Priestess) your brothers and sisters.
          (1-2,High Priestess) Willow, will you dismiss the directions, starting
          in
            the West?
          (1-3,Willow) Spirits of the west, we thank you for your help
          (1-3,Willow) and attendence here tonight.
          (1-3,Willow) Return to the waters of the Mother.
          (1-3,Willow) Stay if you will, go if you must. We thank you.
          (1-3,Willow) Spirits of the South, we thank you for your help and
          attendence
           her tonight.



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          (1-3,Willow) Return to the fires of creation.
          (1-3,Willow) Stay if you will, go if you must. We thank you.
          (1-3,Willow) Spirits of the East, we thank you for your help and
          attendence
           here tonight.
          (1-3,Willow) Return to the warm breezes of new beginnings.
          (1-3,Willow) Stay if you will, go if you must. We thank you
          (1-3,Willow) Spirits of the North, we thank you for your help and
          attendenct
           here tonight.
          (1-3,Willow) Return to the cool caves of the Earth.
          (1-3,Willow) Stay if you will, go if you must, We thank you.
          (1-3,Willow) So mote it be.
          (1-2,High Priestess) SO mote it be!
          (1-2,High Priest) I move to the North, and walking widdershins, the
          Circle
           of Fire subsides
          (1-2,High Priest) behind me.
          (1-2,High Priest) Down down into the ground, never more to be found...
          (1-2,High Priest) down down into the ground, out to the edge of the
           covenspace.
          (1-2,High Priest) Returning to the north, I face the Circle...
          (1-2,High Priest) The Circle is Open, but Unbroken, Merry Meet, Merry
          Part,
           and Merry Meet again!
          (1-2,High Priest) Blessed Be!
          (1-3,Willow) Blessed Be!
          (1-1,Many Blue Sparks) Blessed Be!
          (1-2,Shadow Hawk) Blessed Be Willow and Many Blue Sparks!



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