Autumn Equinox 2014

Initiating the Rite –
Singing –
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:

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Lughnasad 2014

Lughnasad 2014 Ritual

Initiating the Rite

Grounding and centering

Stand in the grass. Close your eyes and try to feel the rhythms of the earth. Without sight, you must rely on your other senses. Empty your mind of mundane thoughts and concentrate only on feeling and hearing. Can you hear the movement of insects busy at their work? If you listen very carefully, the pulsations of the living earth will become very apparent. Allow them into your body. Relax. Let them become one with your heartbeat until your body no longer feels discrete and separate from the earth.

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Lughnasad 2007 Ritual

Lughnassadh 2007

Dramatis Personae: Bell ringing druid Shining Ones Druid

Outdwellers' druid Ancestors Druid Gate-keeping Druid Nature Spirits Druid Keeper of the Sacred Space Druid Druids of Lugh and Bride

1) Places are taken. 2) Bell ringing Druid rings the bell 3 times.

3)All(chanting in a round): As it was,? As it is,? As it shall be. A blessing of blessings? On all three.

4)KSS: Ritual Opening and Establishing the Sacred Grove through Fire, Well, and Tree: As our ancestors once did, so do we do today, and so?

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Midsummer 2007 Ritual

MidSummer 2007

Dramatis Personae: Bell ringing druid Ancestors Druid Outdwellers druid Nature Spirits Druid Gatekeeping Druid Shining Ones Druid

Keeper of the Sacred Space Druid Personifiers of the Oak King and Mother Nature Personifiers of the Yew king and the Cailleach Beara

1)Bell ringing Druid rings the bell 3 times. All(chanting in a round): Enter in, enter in; Here begin, here begin; Go within, go within.

Enter in, enter in; Here begin, here begin; Go within, go within.

Enter in, enter in; Here begin, here begin; Go within, go within.

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Autumnal Equinox Ritual 2006 C.E.

Red Maple Grove Ritual Autumnal Equinox 2006 C.E.

People Speaking and Doing Things:

Ancestral Druid, Bell Ringing Druid, Divining Druid, Epona's Druid, Gatekeeping Druid, High One's Druid, Keeper of Sacred Space, Natural Druid, Oghma's Druid, Outsiders' Dispatcher, Tree Rooting Druid

Stuff Used:

Apple (for Epona) Bell, Bread (for ancestors) Coins or raisins (for outsiders) Drinks etc for communal sharing Grapes (for high ones) Keeper of Sacred Space Stuff Ogham fews (for divination) Peanuts (for nature spirits) Sage (for Oghma)

1. Prebriefing

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Midsummer 2006 Ritual

Midsummer 2006 Main Ritual

Dramatis Personae: Bell ringing druid; Divining druid; Bel druid; Danu’s druid; Gatekeeping druid; High Ones' druid; Ancestral druid; Nature Spirits druid; Meditative druid; Outdwellers' druid; Keeper of the Sacred Space Druid;

Offerings for: Ancestors, High Ones, Nature Spirits,Bel, Danu, Outdwellers payment; communal drink; copies of ritual; makings of sacred space (Cauldron, cup, large candle, small candle, incense and tree. Offering bowl) 1. Prebriefing. 2. Bell ringing druid rings bell thrice.

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