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Ritual Protocol

The following are from the Ritual Protocol which is given new Rowan Tree Church Members:

Ritual sweeping includes all of the preparation one does prior to the actual ritual. On an individual basis this might include diverse activities from spending time reading the ritual text to personal choices in meditation. It can include time spent clarifying what one’s personal goals are and time spent focusing upon how you, as an individual, might be a participant in the group work which will be taking place. A ritual bath is a traditional part of ritual preparation. This involves a bath with a little seasalt (or any salt) in the water. Salt has been considered a purifying agent for thousands of years, cleansing the body (and actually good for the skin) as well as the spirit. A candle and incense and some spiritual reading are desirable but whatever you do to prepare yourself is time well spent. Typically, one emerges from a ritual bath to use some ritual oil and put on your ritual robe. Of course, those who must commute between their bath at home and the ritual’s location may prefer wearing street clothing when driving the streets! And sometimes it is necessary to interrupt one’s spiritual momentum with time at work, leaving the workplace to head nearly directly to the ritual.
In other words, do what circumstances allow.

We do work robed, even though the Charges of the Goddess read “and you shall be naked in your rites.” Although Lothloriën began as a skyclad working group, the more we extended ourselves to new members and became an organization with a more open door, the more important it was that we become, in our general ritual work, a ‘robed’ group. What is the purpose of a robe? The use of ritual clothing is to set your ritual self apart from your mundane activities. And if you have no robe? Avoid your normal ‘work’ clothing or something you wear for play. Try to select something you would wear for a meditation workshop or something which makes you feel more magickal.

One aspect of distinguishing characteristics of The Tradition of Lothloriën is that we start our rituals at the scheduled time. One reason is that, with our Members scattered over numerous time zones, we have many who choose to work simultaneously with us, starting when we have said we would begin. Another reason is connected with the work we do in the days and hours leading to the Ritual, increasing our mental focus and doing our ritual sweeping. We ask that you do your best to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the ritual. This will give you time to park your vehicle, change into your ritual robe and be able to prepare yourself mentally, separate yourself from the earlier distractions of your day, and feel ready to enter the Circle as you would prefer. Use the time immediately prior to ritual to move yourself into an appropriate state of mind and being.

Table of Contents

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When attending our rituals, please June 24, 2016 3:43 PM anonymous
Obtaining Copies of Our Ritual Books November 29, 2012 5:36 PM anonymous
Skype Protocols November 19, 2012 6:59 AM anonymous
We are not a building... December 14, 2011 8:47 AM anonymous
The Ritual of Lothloriën December 1, 2011 7:21 AM anonymous
Ritual Protocol July 6, 2010 1:13 PM anonymous
About The Rowan Tree Church-PNW March 8, 2010 7:44 AM anonymous

Kirkland, WA

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