Initiating the Rite –
As we approach the Sacred Grove
With hearts and minds and flesh and bone.
Join us now in ways of old,
We have come home.
Ringing of the bells
Establishing the Group Mind
Grounding and Centering done by Mouse
Purification – This must take place prior to Opening the Gates
The asperging bowl is filled from the Well and the smudge is kindled from the Fire. Ritual participants are cleansed with water from the well and purified with smoke from the censor.
When all participants have been purified a Druid will step forward saying: