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Join with us to bring new light for Yule Eve

Join with us to bring new light for Yule Eve
December 21, 2013 ce

We will use The Ritual of Lothloriën to create our Sacred Space, and then we will work the Yule Eve Journey collectively. We will ask each person attending to bring one (or several) BIRD SEED ornaments which will be hung upon a small tree. They may be hand-made or commercial, but we do ask that they be for an outdoor tree for the birds.

Our words will invoke blessings of the new Sun, of the Magick of the Sun Child and we will 'initiate' our ornaments with the Magick of the four elements. Then you'll hang it upon the tree and we'll close the Circle with the singing of our "famous" Yule Chant ... sung to a melody you already know.

If you wish to purchase [in advance] a complete set of the Eight Sabbat Journeys, we will have books available ($13.00 plus $1.24 sales tax).  Payment must be in advance. We will also have condensed copies of the Hallows Eve Journey for those who do not have copies...

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Here is some of the text from our Yule Eve Ritual:

Here in my hand I carry the seed [the ornament(s) for the tree] of sunlight. In the Unicorn lore of Lothloriën, we have told the story of how the little unicorn sits up late at night hoping to be yet awake when the first ray of sun shines through her window to sparkle upon the bauble hanging upon the tree.
Dear Sun Child, you are the glorious light of our lives. You are all the colors of the rainbow.
Within you is the kiss of life which will stir the buds at Candlemas, turning the tides of winter so that the Mother knows She may prepare for Her return to the gardens and woodlands.
Within you are the spectrum of colors needed to stir the biota and flora of our world back into the creation of chlorophyll so that the leaves open at Eostara.
Within you are the glorious colors which will be reflected in the Beltane bloom.
You carry within you the nuclear fires, so hot they will send their warming rays across the cosmos to bring the Devas into maturity at Midsummer.
And then you shall begin to wane, for you will have brought the gift of life, of love, of ripening to all species. And the gardens will be filled with vigor and fertility.
And at Lammas, we will mark your descent as your life-giving energy is left behind in the ripened grains and fruits.
And at Autumn, when you are midway between your greatest and your least, we will celebrate the gifts you have bestowed upon us as we complete the harvest.
At Hallows, your strength is passing and the shroud of death will be spread throughout the land as the Mother of All descends into the Underworld to see your rebirthing at Yule.
And the Wheel turns again.

[later]


And now I set you free and place you among the boughs of this Yule tree, symbol of the beauty of nature and of the fertile magick of our Mother Earth. For so many, the Yule tree has given its life and so, too, does the Sun Child grow into the Sun God and Sun Father and, in the myths of our ancestors, gives his life for the harvest.

Hanging upon this tree are you a gift to those in need of light. May they see you and may their spirits be touched by your shining joy. In your beauty are you a reminder that there is nothing which does not contain the spark of light and it is our role to cultivate light where there is darkness and to give honor to the light of life wherever it is present.

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Time: 7 to 8:30 PM. Please arrive between 6:30 and 6:45.

This Ritual begins promptly at 7:00 pm. (There are other Members in other locations who work simultaneously with us.) Please be here, changed into your robes, or wear something special if you do not have a ritual robe. You may use the private bathroom to change. Be prepared for quiet, mentally focused time prior to our starting. 6:45 pm is ideal.

And following the ritual we will have time for a small potluck feast (of snacks). Please feel welcome to bring something easy to share.

Lay Ministers will be have set up beautiful elemental altars before the Ritual. The main and elemental altars will up by 6:30 pm prior to your arrival.

Donation: The donation basket will be out. Please consider a $[masked] donation.

Location: We will be meeting in The Studio, located a few blocks north of Adair House in downtown Redmond. When you RSVP, if you need directions send me an email and I will contact you by email with detailed information about the location, etc. This is a private studio which is part of someone’s home and not a public venue. It is essential that you aid us in maintaining discretion. Not all residents in this area are comfortable with religious diversity. If you need to ask someone you do not know if you're at the right location, please just ask "Is this where the meetup is?"

LOOK FOR THE ORANGE CONES (who knows, maybe the santa deva will have left a balloon???)

Parking: On-street parking is available.

We look forward to sharing this beautiful ritual with you!

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  • Rev. Paul V. B.

    Spectacular! Thank you one and all. Thanks to the two husbands (guests) and their strong voices.

    December 21, 2013

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