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Berengaria Order of Druids - Naming Ceremony
By Sarah Rooke, Archdruidess

On an altar let there be a phial of anointing oil, a chalice of water, a salver of salt, burning incense, three lighted candles, a rock or crystal, some flowers, a wand and or athame, a sword or bat’leth (if possible), bread and wine/fruit juice and a container of herbs. Druids in white or pastel, or Druidic/Celtic robes

Opening Ceremony

Celebrant: Before we begin, are we ready to start this ceremony?


Celebrant: We are

Celebrant: (Takes sword or wand in the air, going round in a circle) I conjure thee oh circle of power, that thou may be a meeting place of love, joy and truth, a shield against all wickedness and evil, a container and a condenser of all the power that we shall raise within thee. A rampart and a protection. Until the time when the sky falls above our heads, or the sea rises up and smothers us, or the earth opens her maw and swallows us, in the holy names of the gods and goddesses that we worship, I do consecrate and bless thee

Celebrant: The earth is blessed

Celebrant holding a container of salt water, walks round the circle, sprinkling on floor saying:

Earth and water were you cast, let no adverse purpose past. Be in complete accord with we, as is our will so mote it be

Celebrant holding burning incense, walks around circle, wafting the scent everywhere saying:

Air and fire harken now to our desire, awaken the sleeper deep within, let no evil enter in.  Be in complete accord with we, as is our will so mote it be

Celebrant (at East): There is peace in the East

Celebrant (at South): There is peace in the South

Celebrant (at West): There is peace in the West

Celebrant (at North): There is peace in the North

Celebrant (standing in centre):  There is peace throughout the entire land

Celebrant: Holds athame/wand up and in a sweeping circle points it down saying:

The Earth our mother lies at our feet, the sky above protects us. This circle is now complete, and the ceremony may now commence

The main ceremony

Celebrant: We stand before the Sacred Grove of Minbar of the Berengaria Order of Druids and to the Guardians, Ancestors, and Spirits of this Place. We declare our intent, I am grey, I stand between the candle and the star. We are grey, we stand between the darkness and the light

Celebrant: We are gathered in our circle of love and trust today, to name this child that has been brought into the world by his/her parents, through the union of their love and trust of one another. Know that we come into the world by the East with the rising sun, and go out of the world by the West with the setting sun. We remember that life is never-ending with the cycle of birth, death and rebirth. Time is not linear, but it is a spiral. Life is a process, not a state. Nothing ceases to exist, only changes form in the universe. Let us now celebrate the new life that is before us, as we join the parents in the naming of their son/daughter. May the God and Goddess bless our ceremony, as we in this circle give you and your child our blessings as well.

Celebrant: In times past, the child would be blessed by well water and receive a candle to signify the light of a new life. This has been adopted by the Christians as Baptism, but it really goes back further than that. In the Greek legends, Demeter tried to make the Queen,s son immortal by holding him over a hearth fire to burn away his mortality, but was stopped by the Queen as she spied on the Goddess. Angry Demeter then told the Queen that she had lost the chance that was being bestowed. This is where the phrase a ╦ťbaptism of fire comes from. 

Celebrant:  The Celts also revered springs, wells and streams, and the nature spirits therein, and dressed them with ribbons and flowers, and this has continued with the practise of a well dressing  today. The Ancient Romans had a particular fondness for the art of bathing, and even Queen Cleopatra of Egypt loved to bathe in cows milk. For when we bathe, we wash away all that has gone before on a psychic level, as we start anew in life, just like as in the Baptism or Naming of a Child.

A path working or meditation in the celebrants chosen path may follow. Celebrants may seek to commune with the Gods and Goddesses of their tradition. An oracle through a veiled priestess may also take place. Incense may also be burnt. MUSIC.

Celebrant:  May the parents and their child step forth before all the company please (parents and child step forth).

Celebrant:  May the parents and their child walk the Path of the Sun three times from the East, as the incense burns (parents and child walk Path of the Sun from the East deosil, i.e. clockwise. They then stand in the centre of circle)

Celebrant:  Have you decided on a name for your child? (Parents respond). Is there anyone here whom you chose to act as ╦ťGodparents for your child (Parents respond). Then they too must step forth (Godparents join parents and child with celebrant)

Celebrant: (Pours well water thrice over the child’s head with a silver chalice) In the Names of the Gods and Goddesses of this Land, I hereby name this child (insert name). Receive the blessings of the God and Goddess in your life in love and peace. Receive the Waters of Life from the Well at the Worlds End, which has been impregnated with the hazelnuts that has been eaten by the Salmon of Wisdom. Behold, for all Wells are blessed of Brighid, Goddess of the Waters and the Wells of Life, or the Grail, the Cup of the Goddess and Immortality. May the Goddesses and Gods bestow their gifts of joy and love to all in peace and harmony.

Celebrant: (Lights a white candle and passes it to the parents for the child). Dea Benedictus, Spiritus Sanctus. In the Name of the Gods and Goddesses, I light this candle as a symbol of your new life, the spark of creativity. May your path always be lit. Behold, for all Flames are blessed of Brighid, Goddess of the Hearth, and the Fires of Life, that warms us in the dark and cold.  Know that in times past nineteen candles were lit for Brighid, our Inspiration and voice in our heads. So therefore let us birth the lighting of the spiritual candles within our hearts

Celebrant: So that (insert name of child) may have knowledge of this day in the years to come, may each of us who took part place a small token of a gift in the Naming Box that is being passed round. Please feel free to offer anything you wish  a stone, poetry, a candle or whatever you feel (box is passed round company and then handed to the god parents for safe keeping). 

Celebrant: Know that Jeffrey Sinclair transformed himself from a human into Valen, the Minbari born not of Minbari, using the Triluminary. Thus he was reborn as the One- what is, was and shall be. 

Celebrant: Likewise may the Prophets from the Celestial Temple always guide and protect you and your child in love and wisdom, bringing yourselves into peace and harmony now and forevermore. For there will always be that special telepathic and psychic link between parents and their child.

Celebrant: We give thanks to the Guardians, Ancestors and Spirits of the Place for the Inspiration, Originality, and Imagination that has been bestowed on us today.

Celebrant holds out platter of bread, with wand/athame makes pentagram to bless it

I hereby bless this in the name of the Gods and Goddesses

Celebrant holds out chalice of wine, with wand/athame makes pentagram to bless it

I hereby bless this in the name of the Gods and Goddesses.

After partaking of bread and wine, celebrants intones druidic chant of Awen three times: 

Awen, Awen, Awen

Celebrant: We shall now recite the Druids Prayer, Grant oh God/Goddess, thy protection, and in protection, strength. And in strength, understanding, and in understanding, knowledge. And in knowledge, the knowledge of justice, and in the knowledge of justice, the love of it. And in the love of it, the love of all existences. And in the love of all existences, the love of god and goddess and all goodness

Celebrant: We shall now say the Druids Oath, We swear, by peace and love to stand, heart to heart and hand in hand, mark oh spirit and hear us now, confirming this our sacred vow.


Celebrants may like to offer their own poems, dancing or songs here, and also any special prayers or thoughts at this time as they feel appropriate

Closing Ceremony

Celebrant: As is tradition, we raise my hands in the air, sending out thoughts of peace and harmony to all things and beings, and any projects we have in mind

Celebrant: Our ceremony completed, we close this circle so we may return to everyday life. But first we thank the Guardians, Ancestors and Spirits of the Place.

Turns to East: There is peace in the East

Turns to South: There is peace in the South

Turns to West: There is peace in the West

Turns to North: There is peace in the North

Standing in centre: There is peace throughout the entire land

Celebrant: In the Name of the Gods and Goddesses that we worship, we send blessings out to the cosmos and the soma of our Universe, and all lifeforms, things and beings, remembering that the truth is out there! We also give thanks to the Gods and Goddesses for the love, beauty and truth that surrounds us now and forever. May we go forth with the Divine Blessing. Live Long and Prosper. May the Force Be With Us!  Blessed be as blessed is, and blessed may we all be! 

Celebrant: Merry meet, merry part, and merry meet again

Note:This a ceremony that can be performed in a small group with others

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Berengaria Order of Druids a  Handfasting Ceremony
By Sarah Rooke, Archdruidess


On an altar let there be a phial of anointing oil, a chalice of water, a salver of salt, burning incense, three lighted candles, a rock or crystal, some flowers, a wand and or athame, a sword or bat’leth (if possible), bread and wine/fruit juice and a container of herbs.Druids in white or pastel, or Druidic/Celtic robes

Opening Ceremony

Celebrant: Before we begin, are we ready to start this ceremony?

Celebrant: We are

Celebrant: (Takes sword or wand in the air, going round in a circle) I conjure thee oh circle of power, that thou may be a meeting place of love, joy and truth, a shield against all wickedness and evil, a container and a condenser of all the power that we shall raise within thee. A rampart and a protection. Until the time when the sky falls above our heads, or the sea rises up and smothers us, or the earth opens her maw and swallows us, in the holy names of the gods and goddesses that we worship, I do consecrate and bless thee

Celebrant: The earth is blessed

Celebrant holding a container of salt water, walks round the circle, sprinkling on floor saying:

Earth and water were you cast, let no adverse purpose past. Be in complete accord with we, as is our will so mote it be

Celebrant holding burning incense, walks around circle, wafting the scent everywhere saying:

Air and fire harken now to our desire, awaken the sleeper deep within, let no evil enter in.  Be in complete accord with we, as is our will so mote it be

Celebrant (at East):  There is peace in the East

Celebrant (at South): There is peace in the South

Celebrant (at West): There is peace in the West

Celebrant (at North): There is peace in the North

Celebrant (standing in centre):  There is peace throughout the entire land

Celebrant: Holds athame/wand up and in a sweeping circle points it down saying:

The Earth our mother lies at our feet, the sky above protects us. This circle is now complete, and the ceremony may now commence

The main ceremony

Celebrant: We stand before the Sacred Grove of Minbar of the Berengaria Order of Druids and to the Guardians, Ancestors, and Spirits of this Place. We declare our intent, I am grey, I stand between the candle and the star. We are grey, we stand between the darkness and the light

Celebrant: We are gathered in our circle of love and trust today in joyous celebration, as this couple stand before us to unite in marriage through the ancient practise of handfasting. In times past, trial marriages would be conducted at the time of Lughnasadh, when the wedding of the Sun God and Earth Goddess was celebrated. Nowadays, marriages take place at any time of the year and so may we all join in and wish this couple happiness, life, abundance and love for the years ahead. May the God and Goddess bestow on you their blessings, as you start a new life together. Marriage is very sacred and holy, and we hope that you will find that in one another as well. So mote it be and blessed be. 

Celebrant: Goddess to God, God to Goddess, Priestess to Priest, Woman to Man, Man to Woman, Mother to Son, Son to Mother, Daughter to Father, Father to Daughter, Sister to Brother, Brother to Sister. May we all unite in love and peace, joy and harmony, beauty and abundance. Within every Masculine nature lies the Feminine and within every Feminine nature lies the Masculine. This Sacred Marriage or Mystical Union is truly sacred and holy, and was well known in the Ancient World, the God be known as Mannanan, Adonis, Ares, Jesus, Shiva or Osiris and the Goddess as Dana, Astarte, Aphrodite, Mary, Shakti, or Isis. For every man and boy are Sons of the God and every woman and girl are Daughters of the Goddess.

A path working or meditation in the celebrants chosen path may follow. Celebrants may seek to commune with the Gods and Goddesses of their tradition. An oracle through a veiled priestess may also take place. Incense may also be burnt. MUSIC.

Celebrant:  To the Groom, the Bride is his Goddess on Earth. And to the Bride, the Groom is the God on Earth. Thus you find a part of the other in each other, that makes you whole and complete. 

Celebrant:  Just as Isis and Osiris are the True Loves of the Cosmos through Time and Space, know that all of nature is expressed in one loved face. 

Celebrant:  (To couple) Come forward please (couple step forward). Do you join in marriage through your own free will? (Couple respond each in turn). Do you both promise to love, honour and cherish the other as long as you both shall live, in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer? (Couple respond each in turn). Does anyone have any reason why these two may not unite in marriage? (Congregationresponds/remains silent). Then with the giving and receiving of a ring to one another from the other, you must say each in turn, as is tradition, with this ring I thee wed.

(couple respond each in turn as they exchange wedding rings)

(Note: Couple may choose to say their own vows here that they have written)

Celebrant:  (Wraps silk cord around bride and grooms wrists together so they areloosely bound) what the Gods and Goddesses have joined together, let no one tear apart. From henceforth, you will be joined for all eternity, in this life and the next, and also beyond. May the Gods and Goddesses bless you both.

Celebrant:  As is tradition, may the newlywed couple also walk the path of the Sun and Moon together holding hands, as the incense burns. This symbolises the paths that you must now take in your lives together. 

Couple walk the Path of the Sun, deosil (clockwise) and then the Path of the Moon, widdershins (anticlockwise) as the incense burns, three times in each direction.

Celebrant: In the Names of the Gods and Goddesses that we worship, it is my pleasure and honour to declare that you two are now married. You may kiss one another in perfect love and perfect trust(couple kiss to hearty cheer from one and all)

Celebrant: Know that for Minbari, the Rite of Rebirth doubles as a marriage ceremony. May you go forth in Valen’s name in love and wisdom

Celebrant: May the Prophets from the Celestial Temple always guide and protect you in love and wisdom, bringing you into peace and harmony now and forevermore. 

Celebrant: We give thanks to the Guardians, Ancestors and Spirits of the Place for the Inspiration, Originality, and Imagination that has been bestowed on us today.

Celebrant holds out platter of bread, with wand/athame makes pentagram to bless it

I hereby bless this in the name of the Gods and Goddesses

Celebrant holds out chalice of wine, with wand/athame makes pentagram to bless it

I hereby bless this in the name of the Gods and Goddesses.

After partaking of bread and wine, celebrants intones druidic chant of Awen three times: 

Awen, Awen, Awen

Celebrant: We shall now recite the Druids Prayer, Grant oh God/Goddess, thy protection, and in protection, strength. And in strength, understanding, and in understanding, knowledge. And in knowledge, the knowledge of justice, and in the knowledge of justice, the love of it. And in the love of it, the love of all existences. And in the love of all existences, the love of god and goddess and all goodness

Celebrant: We shall now say the Druids Oath, We swear, by peace and love to stand, heart to heart and hand in hand, mark oh spirit and hear us now, confirming this our sacred vow.

Celebrants may like to offer their own poems, dancing or songs here, and also any special prayers or thoughts at this time as they feel appropriate

Closing Ceremony

Celebrant: As is tradition, we raise my hands in the air, sending out thoughts of peace and harmony to all things and beings, and any projects we have in mind

Celebrant: Our ceremony completed, we close this circle so we may return to everyday life. But first we thank the Guardians, Ancestors and Spirits of the Place.

Turns to East: There is peace in the East

Turns to South: There is peace in the South

Turns to West: There is peace in the West

Turns to North: There is peace in the North

Standing in centre: There is peace throughout the entire land

Celebrant: In the Name of the Gods and Goddesses that we worship, we send blessings out to the cosmos and the soma of our Universe, and all lifeforms, things and beings, remembering that the truth is out there! We also give thanks to the Gods and Goddesses for the love, beauty and truth that surrounds us now and forever. May we go forth with the Divine Blessing. Live Long and Prosper. May the Force Be With Us!  Blessed be as blesed is, and blessed may we all be! 

Celebrant: Merry meet, merry part, and merry meet again

Note: This a ceremony that can be performed in a small group with others

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Berengaria Order of Druids  Passing Ceremony
By Sarah Rooke, Archdruidess

On an altar let there be a phial of anointing oil, a chalice of water, a salver of salt, burning incense, three lighted candles, a rock or crystal, some flowers, a wand and or athame, a sword or bat’leth (if possible), bread and wine/fruit juice and a container of herbs. Druids in white or pastel, or Druidic/Celtic robes

Opening Ceremony

Celebrant: Before we begin, are we ready to start this ceremony?

Celebrant: We are

Celebrant: (Takes sword or wand in the air, going round in a circle) I conjure thee oh circle of power, that thou may be a meeting place of love, joy and truth, a shield against all wickedness and evil, a container and a condenser of all the power that we shall raise within thee. A rampart and a protection. Until the time when the sky falls above our heads, or the sea rises up and smothers us, or the earth opens her maw and swallows us, in the holy names of the gods and goddesses that we worship, I do consecrate and bless thee

Celebrant: The earth is blessed

Celebrant holding a container of salt water, walks round the circle, sprinkling on floor saying:

Earth and water were you cast, let no adverse purpose past. Be in complete accord with we, as is our will so mote it be

Celebrant holding burning incense, walks around circle, wafting the scent everywhere saying:

Air and fire harken now to our desire, awaken the sleeper deep within, let no evil enter in.  Be in complete accord with we, as is our will so mote it be

Celebrant (at East):  There is peace in the East

Celebrant (at South): There is peace in the South

Celebrant (at West): There is peace in the West

Celebrant (at North): There is peace in the North

Celebrant (standing in centre): There is peace throughout the entire land

Celebrant: Holds athame/wand up and in a sweeping circle points it down saying:

The Earth our mother lies at our feet, the sky above protects us. This circle is now complete, and the ceremony may now commence

The main ceremony

Celebrant: We stand before the Sacred Grove of Minbar of the Berengaria Order of Druids and to the Guardians, Ancestors, and Spirits of this Place. We declare our intent, I am grey, I stand between the candle and the star. We are grey, we stand between the darkness and the light

Celebrant: We are gathered in our circle of love and trust today in honour of (insertname) to celebrate his/her life and remember the good and bad times, as we perform their final Rite of Passage, as they pass from this life to the next. We know that we come in from the East with the rising sun, and go out in the West with the setting sun into the Summerlands, that some call Avalon, Albion, Aalu, Amenti, Neterkert or Elysium. I Know that in Atlantean times, the priesthood of Daniuh or Dana, the Earth Goddess, would perform these rites with their sashes of pink and green, and their headbands of watermelon tourmaline, to symbolise the balancing of the emotional and physical bodies. The spirit or soul or psyche would be sent forth onto its next port of call in the universe, as the physical shell or body was sonically dispersed. 

Celebrant: Different cultures and societies throughout history have had many varied beliefs about what happens when someone crosses the veil. But they basically say the same thing, that when our physical bodies die, which is just a house or shell for our spirit or soul, we go into the next life and beyond, there to meet up with friends and family who have crossed the veil before us. There is nothing to fear; only what we take with us. The Egyptian ╦ťBook of the Dead was also known as the Chapters of Coming Forth by Day- the deceased would pass into the Hall of Judgement with Anubis, Psychopompos or Guide of Souls, to the waiting 42 Assessors. There they would recite the Negative Confession before the Neters or Gods, and their heart would be weighed against the Feather of Mayet, Goddess of Truth, prior to being allowed to pass into the Afterlife, or Neterkert. 

A path working or meditation in the celebrants chosen path may follow. Celebrants may seek to commune with the Gods and Goddesses of their tradition. An oracle through a veiled priestess may also take place. Incense may also be burnt. MUSIC.

Celebrant:  Behold, the Goddess forms in the East.

Celebrant: (insert name) is withdrawn into her hands. 

Celebrant: The floods of uplift the Barge of the outgoing of (insert name)

Celebrant: Waft the soul of (insert name) down the River of Naradek.

Celebrant: Cast thou the cerements of (insert name) into the hands of the Goddess. 

Celebrant:  Lo, we unwind the shroudings of life for (insert name) and cast them into the hands of the Goddess.

Celebrant:  (With hands raised like Nephthys, make gestures to the four quarters) I cast thou the shrouds of (insert name) to the winds and the waters. I cast thou the shrouds of (insert name) to the flames and the Earth. Helios/Heliona, shine upon him/her. Bring him/her to life and to love. 

Celebrant: (Makes unravelling motions with hands) Lo, I unravel the vesture with thou in the East did weave. They priest/priestess passes out to thee. Oh my brother/sister. He/she is clothed with the power. He/she shines within thy form. Thy priest/priestess is born of thee, oh Mother. 

Company visualises the Silver cord being cut and the Spirit/Soul of the deceased rising and going out into the West on a celestial barge and entering the higher planes on the celestial seas  for this is the higher birth.

Celebrant: (If Celebrant is female, she shakes a sistrum or tambourine. If the celebrant is male, he holds the crook and flail) Know that (insert name) is Isis risen (if deceased be a lady)/Osiris risen (if deceased be a gentleman)!

Friends and family may like to offer their own reflections, thoughts or feelings here in remembrance of the deceased.

Celebrant: Oh Great Mother of all Being, we give thanks for what is given, we give thanks for what is taken, Even though we do not understand. 

Celebrant: I have only an Egyptian blessing to offer, may God always walk and be with you in the dark and light places. For we know that we will see our loved ones again, in the place where Shadows do not fall. 

Celebrant: Let it be known that (insert name) is taking a long journey, to the Great Adventure into the Isles of the Blest. However this does not lead far away, more closer in to the centre that unites us all.

Celebrant: May the Prophets from the Celestial Temple always guide and protect you in love and wisdom, bringing you into peace and harmony now and forevermore. 

Celebrant: We give thanks to the Guardians, Ancestors and Spirits of the Place for the Inspiration, Originality, and Imagination that has been bestowed on us today.

Celebrant holds out platter of bread, with wand/athame makes pentagram to bless it

I hereby bless this in the name of the Gods and Goddesses

Celebrant holds out chalice of wine, with wand/athame makes pentagram to bless it

I hereby bless this in the name of the Gods and Goddesses.

After partaking of bread and wine, celebrants intones druidic chant of Awen three times: 

Awen, Awen, Awen

Celebrant: We shall now recite the Druids Prayer, Grant oh God/Goddess, thy protection, and in protection, strength. And in strength, understanding, and in understanding, knowledge. And in knowledge, the knowledge of justice, and in the knowledge of justice, the love of it. And in the love of it, the love of all existences. And in the love of all existences, the love of god and goddess and all goodness

Celebrant: We shall now say the Druids Oath, We swear, by peace and love to stand, heart to heart and hand in hand, mark oh spirit and hear us now, confirming this our sacred vow.

Celebrants may like to offer their own poems, dancing or songs here, and also any special prayers or thoughts at this time as they feel appropriate

Closing Ceremony

Celebrant: As is tradition, we raise my hands in the air, sending out thoughts of peace and harmony to all things and beings, and any projects we have in mind

Celebrant: Our ceremony completed, we close this circle so we may return to everyday life. But first we thank the Guardians, Ancestors and Spirits of the Place.

Turns to East: There is peace in the East

Turns to South: There is peace in the South

Turns to West There is peace in the West

Turns to North There is peace in the North

Standing in centre: There is peace throughout the entire land

Celebrant In the Name of the Gods and Goddesses that we worship, we send blessings out to the cosmos and the soma of our Universe, and all lifeforms, things and beings, remembering that the truth is out there! We also give thanks to the Gods and Goddesses for the love, beauty and truth that surrounds us now and forever. May we go forth with the Divine Blessing Live Long and Prosper. May the Force Be With Us!  Blessed be as blessed is, and blessed may we all be! 

Celebrant: Merry meet, merry part, and merry meet again

Note: This a ceremony that can be performed in a small group with others

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Candle Magic
By Sarah Rooke


Candle magic is a time honoured tradition of casting spells and performing simple magic.  Candles are freely available for a reasonable price in many outlets and retailers nowadays, however there are a few basic rules to follow regarding the colours:

Red  Passion

Orange  Assimilation

Yellow   Depression

Green  Prosperity

Pink  Love

Blue   Healing

Indigo  Psychism
Purple  Spirituality

Black  Banishing

White  Universal

Gold  Sun

Silver  Moon

First, you will need to select the candle for the spell you wish to do, i.e. for a love spell it would be pink, for money a green candle, for healing a blue one.  It doesn’t matter what size the candle it is, but what you do with it that counts.

If you have a pentagram or pentacle, it might be an idea to ‘charge’ it on that for a few hours.  If not, then leave in sunlight or moonlight.  Gather the ingredients you will need such as herbs and oils.  These will be used to ‘dress’ the candle to further enhance the spell. 

If you wish to cast a circle of protection first, then by all means do so.  Then

you need to select the spell that you wish to do, you might prefer to recite simple words than anything complex, i.e. for a healing spell,  say something like ‘Spirits of the ancestors, please accept this blue candle to heal Aunt Flo.  I anoint it with lavender oil and rosemary herbs to help her pain’.  Then light it and let it burn for awhile (you can improvise your words here!).
 

Note: You will need to anoint the candle from the base up on a waxing moon and anoint from the wick down on a waning moon, depending on what spell you are doing

It is not necessary, in my opinion, to let candles burn down in their entirety.  People with their busy lifestyles these days do not have the time.  If you are concerned about this, then you can purchase birthday candles which work just as well.  You might also want to try nightlights or small 10 cm candles.    

Your spell complete, then thank the Ancestors. Blow or snuff the candles out (or pinch if you are brave!).  Leave the candle on the altar.  You may wish to repeat your spell on consecutive nights for the desired outcome. 

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Scrying Techniques
By Sarah Rooke, Archdruidess

Scrying is the ancient technique of using a tool to see into the future.  This can be something as simple as a bowl of water, to something more elaborate as a crystal ball.

First you need to choose what method you will be using.  Remember to ask for protection before you do any working. Whether that is by saying a simple prayer to Deity, to doing a circle casting and the four quarters.  Make sure your intentions are honest and true.  For what you feel will affect what you see.

Anoint your brow with water and ask to receive true vision. And gaze into the bowl of water or the crystal.  If you are using a clear bowl or crystal, I find that it helps to place a black cloth or background behind it. 
 

You may find yourself going into what can be described as a semi trance like state. Remember though, to keep some degree of consciousness so that you can come back at any time.

Now look to see what pictures form in the water or in the crystal.  Sometimes you might see into the future, other still images from the past where you are tuning in.  Make a note of what you see. 

Do not keep this practise up long, ten minutes is quite sufficient to start off with unless you are an adept at this.  For the next stage will be to interpret what you have seen, and that can be an experience in itself.  

Remember on finishing to give thanks for what you have seen, and to close down any circle you have cast and seal your aura fully.

Another method of scrying is to use a mirror.  Some magic mirrors are painted black so that you can gaze and see the images therein.  However, I have also seen images in an ordinary bathroom mirror to good effect.

If you experience any adverse effects or see any disturbing images, then cease the practise immediately and close your aura. 

If you are into Most Haunted, some mediums use a mirror to change the appearance of a face to let that of a spirit overshadow it.  Again, make sure your protections are up for this (do not attempt otherwise).  Sitting in darkness, light a torch at your face and call on a spirit of the light to appear.  You may find your face changing to that of someone else

A word of warning; If you are easily scared do not attempt this, especially if you are inexperienced and on your own.  As possessions may take place. 

Hope these notes help

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Sacred Chants
By Sarah Rooke, Archdruidess

From the Goddess by Zsusanna Budapest

We all come from the Goddess
And to her we shall return
Like a drop of rain
Flowing to the ocean

Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Inanna

Goddess is alive, magic is afoot

Calling the Powers by Seldiy Bate and Nigel Bourne

 All ye powers powers all
Answer unto this my call

Power of earth and power of fire
Hearken unto my desire
Power of water and power of air
Answer unto this my prayer
All ye powers powers all

Answer unto this my call


In the Praise of Isis by Seldiy Bate and Nigel Bourne

Children of the Goddess
Dance in the praise of Isis
Children of the Goddess
Sing in the praise of Isis
Isis, Isis, love that knows no end
Mother goddess, sister, lover, friend

 

Witches Rune (Traditional)

Darksome night and shining moon
East, then South, then West, then North
Hearken to the Witches Rune
Here I come to call you forth

 

Earth and water, air and fire
Wand and pentacle and sword
Work ye unto my desire
Hearken ye unto my word

 

Queen of darkness, lord of light

Sacred chalice, witches blade
Consummate thy secret rite
Descend now to thy servant’s aid

 

By all the power of land and sea

By all the might of moon and sun
As I will, so mote it be
Chant this spell and the deed is done

 

Eko Eko Azarak
Eko Eko Diana
Eko EKo Cerunnos
Eko Eko Aradia

 

Sun Shines on Everyone by Snatam Kaur


The sun shines on everyone, it doesn’t make choices
When it rains, it rains on everyone, it doesn’t make choices
The one spirit lives in everyone, it doesn’t make choices
When we pray, we pray for everyone, we don’t make choices
Peace to all, life to all, love to all,

Raam Raam Hari Raam

I am the Light of my Soul by Snatam Kaur

I am the light, light, light, light of my soul
I am beautiful, I am bountiful, I am bliss

Beautiful I am I am

Beautiful I am I am
I am bliss

Adi Shakti by Snatam Kaur


Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti, Namo Namo
Sarab Shakti, Sarab Shakti, Sarab Shakti, Namo Namo

Pritham Bhagvati., Pritham Bhagvati, Pritham Bhagvati, Namo Namo
Kundalini Maataa Shakti, Maataa Shakti, Namo Namo

First force of all creation, to you I bow
Divine Force, everywhere, to you I bow
Creative force, primal force, to you I bow
Rising up, Divine Mother, to you I bow

Long Time Sun by Snatam Kaur


May the long time sun shine upon you
All love surround you
And the pure light within you
Guide your way on


Sat Nam, Sat Nam, Sat Nam

Moon Goddess by Matisha

More and more lately
My soul has been calling
More and more lately

Attracted by the moon
Attracted by the moon
If I don’t see you
For awhile let your heart be attuned

Sing it with me too
Join our light through the moon
Send our light through the moon

Moon goddess, your light bathing me
Moon goddess, we are to be
Like the stars in the sky
The light for all to see
You and I, bring love into form
You and I, bring love into form

Moon goddess, I answer your call
To be all I am
Right from the fall
Return to the one
Radiant and pure
Smile through the sun
Light bathing all

Smile through the sun
Our light bathing all
Moon goddess, our light bathing all

 

More and more lately
My soul has been calling
More and more lately

Attracted by the moon
Attracted by the moon
If I don’t see you
For awhile let your heart be attuned

Sing it with me too
Join our light through the moon
Send our light through the moon

Circle Rune – Seldiy Bate and Nigel Bourne

Circle turn and circle blest
North, then East, then South, then West
Circle turn and consecrate
Open up the Northern Gate

Serpent of the Universe
Witches blessing, witches curse
Protect the power raised therein
And blessed be who stands therein


Queen of Darkness, Lord of Light
Sacred Chalice, Witches Blade
Consummate thy Secret Rite
Descend now to thy Servants aid
Earth turns, fire burns, air blows, water flows

Power of Moon
Power of Sun
Chant this spell and the deed is done

Eko Eko Azarak
Eko Eko Aradia
Eko Eko Diana
Eko Eko Cerunnnos

Various

Power of the magic
Power of the sun
Power of the magic
Pass the magic on

The forest echoes with the voices of the old ones
And their voices whisper in the wind
Follow the old ways
Bring in the new days

Lord of the Skies
Lord of the Air
We are all One
Under your care

We are met in a sacred place
Sacred time, sacred space
Living, being, loving, giving

 The Earth is our mother
We must look after her
Hoof and horn
Unto Her we are reborn

Awen, Awen, Awen  (Druidic chant, Welsh for ‘Inspiration’)

Om mani padme hum (Tibetan, means ‘Jewel in the Lotus’)

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Berengaria Order of Druids ceremony – Self Initiation
By Sarah Rooke, Archdruidess.

On an altar let there be a phial of anointing oil, a chalice of water, a salver of salt, burning incense, three lighted candles, a rock or crystal, some flowers, a wand and or athame, a sword or bat’leth (if possible), and a container of herbs.  Candidates in white or pastel, or Druidic/Celtic robes

Opening Ceremony

Candidate:Before I begin, am I ready to start this ceremony?

Candidate:I am

Candidate:(Takes sword or wand in the air, going round in a circle) I conjure thee oh circle of power, that thou may be a meeting place of love, joy and truth, a shield against all wickedness and evil, a container and a condenser of all the power that we shall raise within thee.  A rampart and a protection.  Until the time when the sky falls above our heads, or the sea rises up and smothers us, or the earth opens her maw and swallows us, in the holy names of the gods and goddesses that we worship, I do consecrate and bless thee’

Candidate:The earth is blessed

Candidate holding a container of salt water, walks round the circle, sprinkling on floor saying:

Earth and water were you cast, let no adverse purpose past.  Be in complete accord with we, as is our will so mote it be

Candidate holding burning incense, walks around circle, wafting the scent everywhere saying:

Air and fire harken now to our desire, awaken the sleeper deep within, let no evil enter in.   Be in complete accord with we, as is our will so mote it be

Candidate (at East):   There is peace in the East

Candidate (at South):  There is peace in the South

Candidate (at West):  There is peace in the West

Candidate (at North):  There is peace in the North

Candidate (standing in centre):   There is peace throughout the entire land

Candidate:  Holds athame up and in a sweeping circle points it down saying:

The Earth our mother lies at our feet, the sky above protects us.  This circle is now complete, and the ceremony may now commence

The main ceremony

Note:  In a proper ceremony, the Herald would announce to the Archdruidess that a candidate wants to be initiated.  They then would be called into the room or chamber to stand before the Archdruidess.  Here is our suggestion:

Candidate:  I stand before the Sacred Grove of Minbar of the Berengaria Order of Druids and to the Guardians, Ancestors, and Spirits of this Place.  

Candidate:  (After short silence).  I now declare my intent, I am grey, I stand between the candle and the star.  We are grey, we stand between the darkness and the light.

Candidate imagines that the Guardians, Ancestors and Spirits of the Place have accepted this.

Candidate:  Let my Initiation into the Berengaria Order of Druids, and my first test begin.   May the Force/Goddess be with me. 

Candidate closes their eyes and visualises they are entering the Guardian of Forever.

Candidate:  The ancient druids knew of such a place like the Guardian of Forever at Stonehenge and the Dolmens of Eire, which are our gateways to the stars, portals of time and space.  I enter Tir na Gog or Hy Brasil, the Celtic Summerland.  I am one with all things and beings.   

Candidate spends a few moments therein.

Candidate:  Let my second test begin.   May the Force/Goddess be with me. 

Candidate visualises the Kai or Vedek leading them into the Celestial Temple of the Prophets.

Candidate:  I am being led by the Kai/Vedek into the Celestial Temple of the Prophets, called in the Mysteries the Spiral Pathway or Labyrinth, the web around which the divine matrix of time and space weaves.  I follow the path of the sun and moon to find my own answers to which I seek.

Candidate visualises themselves in the Celestial Temple with the Prophets. 

Candidate:  Let my third test begin. May the Force/Goddess be with me. 

Candidate closes their eyes and visualises themselves climbing in the footsteps of Mount Seleya on Vulcan.

Candidate:  I am climbing in the footsteps of Mount Seleya on Vulcan, called the Isle of Avalon by the Celts, and located at Glastonbury and Chalice Well, which is the mythical hidden place of the Grail and Arthur.  I delight in the Land of Hearts Desire, the place of the Sidhe or Faery Folk.

Candidates visualises themselves in the Land of Hearts Desire at Mount Seleya.

Candidate then addresses the Guardians, Ancestors and Spirits of the Place in turn

Candidate:  Guardians, Ancestors and Spirits of the Place, this is what I experienced in the Guardian of Forever…………………………………….

Guardians, Ancestors and Spirits of the Place, this is what I experienced in the Celestial Temple of the Prophets……………………..

Guardians, Ancestors and Spirits of the Place, this is what I experienced on Mount Seleya of Vulcan………………..

Candidate visualises that the Guardians, Ancestors and Spirits of the Place are conferring on whether to accept the candidate as an Initiate or not. 

Candidate:  In the Name of the Guardians, Ancestors and Spirits of the Place, I declare that I am an Initiate of the Berengaria Order of Druids. May the Old Ones Be With Me. 

New Initiate anoints, head, heart and hands with oil, as he/she says this thrice, also saying after each affirmation: 

May peace and harmony be with me, then may love and light be with me 

A path working or meditation in the new initiates chosen path may follow.  Initiate may seek to commune with the Gods and Goddesses of their tradition.

New Initiate:  I give thanks to the Guardians, Ancestors and Spirits of the Place for the Inspiration, Originality, and Imagination that has been bestowed on me today.
 
New Initiate holds out platter of bread or cake, and with wand/athame makes pentagram to bless it

I hereby bless this in the name of the Gods and Goddesses

New initiate holds out chalice of wine or fruit juice, with wand/athame then makes pentagram to bless it

I hereby bless this in the name of the Gods and Goddesses.

After partaking of bread/cakes and wine/fruit juice, initiate intones druidic chant of Awen three times:  

Awen, Awen, Awen

Initiate:  I shall now recite the Druids Prayer, Grant oh God/Goddess, thy protection, and in protection, strength. And in strength, understanding, and in understanding, knowledge.  And in knowledge, the knowledge of justice, and in the knowledge of justice, the love of it.  And in the love of it, the love of all existences.  And in the love of all existences, the love of god and goddess and all goodness

Initiate:  I shall now say the Druids Oath,  We swear, by peace and love to stand, heart to heart and hand in hand, mark oh spirit and hear us now, confirming this our sacred vow.

Closing Ceremony

Initiate:  As is tradition, I raise my hands in the air, sending out thoughts of peace and harmony to all things and beings, and any projects I have in mind

Initiate: My ceremony completed, I close this circle so I may return to everyday life.  But first i thank the Guardians, Ancestors and Spirits of the Place.

Turns to East:  There is peace in the East

Turns to South:  There is peace in the South

Turns to West:  There is peace in the West

Turns to North:  There is peace in the North

Standing in centre: There is peace throughout the entire land

Initiate:  Merry meet, merry part, and merry meet again

 

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Berengaria Order of Druids ceremony - Maturation

By Sarah Rooke, Archdruidess

On an altar let there be a phial of anointing oil, a chalice of water, a salver of salt, burning incense, three lighted candles, a rock or crystal, some flowers, a wand and or athame, a sword or bat’leth (if possible), bread and wine/fruit juice and a container of herbs, an Ankh and a pink & green sash.  Druids in white/pastel, Druidic/Celtic robes

Opening Ceremony

Celebrant:Before we begin, are we ready to start this ceremony?

Celebrant:We are

Celebrant:(Takes sword or wand in the air, going round in a circle) I conjure thee oh circle of power, that thou may be a meeting place of love, joy and truth, a shield against all wickedness and evil, a container and a condenser of all the power that we shall raise within thee.  A rampart and a protection.  Until the time when the sky falls above our heads, or the sea rises up and smothers us, or the earth opens her maw and swallows us, in the holy names of the gods and goddesses that we worship, I do consecrate and bless thee

Celebrant:The earth is blessed

Celebrant holding a container of salt water, walks round the circle, sprinkling on floor saying:

Earth and water were you cast, let no adverse purpose past.  Be in complete accord with we, as is our will so mote it be

Celebrant holding burning incense, walks around circle, wafting the scent everywhere saying:

Air and fire harken now to our desire, awaken the sleeper deep within, let no evil enter in.   Be in complete accord with we, as is our will so mote it be

Celebrant (at East):   There is peace in the East

Celebrant (at South):  There is peace in the South

Celebrant (at West):  There is peace in the West

Celebrant (at North):  There is peace in the North

Celebrant (standing in centre):   There is peace throughout the entire land

Celebrant:  Holds athame/wand up and in a sweeping circle points it down saying:

The Earth our mother lies at our feet, the sky above protects us.  This circle is now complete, and the ceremony may now commence

The main ceremony

Celebrant:  We stand before the Sacred Grove of Minbar of the Berengaria Order of Druids and to the Guardians, Ancestors, and Spirits of this Place.  We declare our intent, I am grey, I stand between the candle and the star.  We are grey, we stand between the darkness and the light

Celebrant:  Now is the time for us to celebrate and acknowledge the maturation or adolescence of the individual before us, as they leave behind their being a child and are transformed into a young man or woman.   In times past, men would undergo trials to prove that they are a man and women would undergo trials to prove that they are a woman.  Some of these may seem eccentric or abhorrent to us today.   But the societies in which these youngsters came of age had their own cultures, so we must be careful not to judge by our own modern-day standards.    We know that in England, the legal coming of age is 18, for example.   Traditionally at this time, a party will be held and the ‘key of life’ is presented by the parents to their son/daughter,  

Celebrant:  In myths, the God as a Young Man is shown as the Wild Man, otherwise known as Herne the Hunter, or Cernunnos.  The Goddess as a Young Woman is shown as the Maid, otherwise known as Aradia or Diana.   These ancient archetypes go back far into the Pagan past and are probably even Pre-historic.  Which speaks of their antiquity and that the Ancient Peoples recognised these characteristics in the young men and women of their tribes.    The Key of Life corresponds to the Ancient Egyptians symbol of the Ankh, which represents Life and Immortality.   In ancient times, the Initiates of the Temples would be handed the Ankh by the Priestess and Priests, after they passed their trails sealed in the tomb for three days and three nights.  

Celebrant:   Let the young Man/Woman stand forth (YOUNG MAN/WOMAN STANDS BEFORE ALTAR).  

Celebrant:  In accordance with the Ancient Atlantean Order of the Rites of Passage, may Daniuh, the Earth Goddess, and Ta-Khu, the God of Space and Time, and Akhantiuh, Walker Between the Worlds, bless our ceremony! 

Celebrant (LIFTS UP PINK AND GREEN SASH):  Behold this pink and green sash.   In Ancient Atlantis, the Priesthood of Daniuh wore this around their waists to symbolise the balancing of the emotional and physical bodies of the psyche.   Pink and Green are both colours of the heart chakra.   Watermelon tourmaline was worn in their headbands to signify their calling or vocation, as they presided over the Rites of Passage in the Old Country.   The Atlanteans put much empathises on the balancing of the intuitive and rational areas of our minds.   For if both are not in balance, fragmentation of the psyche can occur.   ‘For my spirit controls my mind, and my mind controls my body’ (SASH IS PLACED AROUND NECK OF YOUNGSTER).

Celebrant:   Maturation or adolescence is about coming into Maturity and leaving behind childhood.   As you become young adults, you will find yourself falling in and out of relationships, as you look for a suitable partner to spend the rest of your life with.  Understand that you are following nature’s path and that it is part of the continuing processes of life.  

ALL MEDITATE TO ENERGISING NEW AGE MUSIC TO STIMULATE CHAKRAS – REPORTS ARE SHARED.

Celebrant:   Let us feel a warm like glow from our Sacral Centre, the Sex Centre, as the Kundalini or Serpent Fire, starts to rise up from the base of the spine to the music and touches of our other chakras in turn, energising them with vitality.   First it reaches the Stomach, then the Solar Plexus.  Now it touches our Heart.   And then it rises to our Throat.  So it reaches the Third Eye, and finally it touches the Crown.  Let us feel the Oneness of All Things and Beings as the Energy flows throughout our bodies, giving us warmth, and a tingling like sensation from our toes to our heads.  

Celebrant (LIFTS UP ANKH):  Behold this Ankh, symbol of Life and Immortality from Ancient Egyptian times.  Accept your responsibilities and so gain strength and courage to face the coming times in standing as your own, as an adult.  (ANKH IS PRESENTED TO YOUNGSTER)  

Zathras:   Listen to Zathras, you have a destiny to fulfil!

Minbari:   Always remember that ‘Faith Manages’.   At times you will feel loneliness in the world, but consider that others have walked the Path before that you now take. For if you have your faith, you will manage.   Ask and you shall receive.   The Universe always delegates to those in need, if it be our will, and if it be our due. 

INCENSE IS WAFTED OVER YOUNG MAN/WOMAN

Celebrant:  Enter the Dreamtime and experience a Vision of What Was, Is and Shall Be.   May your Animal Guide and Ancestors guide you on your Path in Life. 

YOUNG MAN/WOMAN SITS IN MEDITATION.  REPORTS ARE GIVEN

Celebrant: We give thanks to the Guardians, Ancestors and Spirits of the Place for the Inspiration, Originality, and Imagination that has been bestowed on us today.
 
Celebrant holds out platter of bread, with wand/athame makes pentagram to bless it

I hereby bless this in the name of the Gods and Goddesses

Celebrant holds out chalice of wine, with wand/athame makes pentagram to bless it

I hereby bless this in the name of the Gods and Goddesses.

After partaking of bread and wine, celebrants intones druidic chant of Awen three times:  

Awen, Awen, Awen

Celebrant:  We shall now recite the Druids Prayer, Grant oh God/Goddess, thy protection, and in protection, strength. And in strength, understanding, and in understanding, knowledge.  And in knowledge, the knowledge of justice, and in the knowledge of justice, the love of it.  And in the love of it, the love of all existences.  And in the love of all existences, the love of god and goddess and all goodness

Celebrant: We shall now say the Druids Oath, We swear, by peace and love to stand, heart to heart and hand in hand, mark oh spirit and hear us now, confirming this our sacred vow.

Celebrants may like to offer their own poems, dancing or songs here, and also any special prayers or thoughts at this time as they feel appropriate

Closing Ceremony

Celebrant:  As is tradition, we raise my hands in the air, sending out thoughts of peace and harmony to all things and beings, and any projects we have in mind

Celebrant:  Our ceremony completed, we close this circle so we may return to everyday life.  But first we thank the Guardians, Ancestors and Spirits of the Place.

Turns to East:  There is peace in the East

Turns to South:  There is peace in the South

Turns to West:  There is peace in the West

Turns to North:  There is peace in the North

Standing in centre: There is peace throughout the entire land

Celebrant:  In the Name of the Gods and Goddesses that we worship, we send blessings out to the cosmos and the soma of our Universe, and all life forms, things and beings, remembering that the truth is out there!  We also give thanks to the Gods and Goddesses for the love, beauty and truth that surrounds us now and forever.  May we go forth with the Divine Blessing.  Live Long and Prosper.  May the Force Be With Us!   Blessed be as blessed is, and blessed may we all be!  Happy maturation! 

Celebrant:  Merry meet, merry part, and merry meet again
 

Note:  This a ceremony that can be performed in a small group with others


 

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Berengaria Order of Druids ceremony - Menopause

By Sarah Rooke, Archdruidess

On an altar let there be a phial of anointing oil, a chalice of water, a salver of salt, burning incense, three lighted candles, a rock or crystal, some flowers, a wand and or athame, a sword or bat’leth (if possible), bread and wine/fruit juice and a container of herbs, an Ankh and Crystal Ball.  Druids in white or pastel, or Druidic/Celtic robes

Opening Ceremony

Celebrant:Before we begin, are we ready to start this ceremony?

Celebrant:We are

Celebrant:(Takes sword or wand in the air, going round in a circle) I conjure thee oh circle of power, that thou may be a meeting place of love, joy and truth, a shield against all wickedness and evil, a container and a condenser of all the power that we shall raise within thee.  A rampart and a protection.  Until the time when the sky falls above our heads, or the sea rises up and smothers us, or the earth opens her maw and swallows us, in the holy names of the gods and goddesses that we worship, I do consecrate and bless thee

Celebrant:The earth is blessed

Celebrant holding a container of salt water, walks round the circle, sprinkling on floor saying:

Earth and water were you cast, let no adverse purpose past.  Be in complete accord with we, as is our will so mote it be

Celebrant holding burning incense, walks around circle, wafting the scent everywhere saying:

Air and fire harken now to our desire, awaken the sleeper deep within, let no evil enter in.   Be in complete accord with we, as is our will so mote it be

Celebrant (at East):   There is peace in the East

Celebrant (at South):  There is peace in the South

Celebrant (at West):  There is peace in the West

Celebrant (at North):  There is peace in the North

Celebrant (standing in centre):   There is peace throughout the entire land

Celebrant:  Holds athame/wand up and in a sweeping circle points it down saying:

The Earth our mother lies at our feet, the sky above protects us.  This circle is now complete, and the ceremony may now commence

The main ceremony

Celebrant:  We stand before the Sacred Grove of Minbar of the Berengaria Order of Druids and to the Guardians, Ancestors, and Spirits of this Place.  We declare our intent, I am grey, I stand between the candle and the star.  We are grey, we stand between the darkness and the light

Celebrant:  Now is the time for us to celebrate the Menopause in the Man/Woman before us.  It is generally acknowledged that this takes place in women, but only just recently in men.   ‘Tis the time of waving goodbye to youth and child bearing years, and of saying hello to middle and old age.   Now let us welcome in the time of the Wise Man/Woman.   This is not a time to be afraid of.   Many dread this getting older, but it is part of the natural process of life.  For you will soon be amongst the elders of the tribe and your advice and wise council will be greatly sought after by the younger members of your family – from your brothers and sisters, to your sons and daughters, nephews and nieces.   Luminous beings are we, enclosed in this translucent shell of matter!  For at this time, we realise that our own physical mortality and spiritual immortality are intertwined. And what this means.  

Celebrant:  In the myths, the Wise Man was known as Merlin, the Magician and the Wise Woman as Morgana, the Enchantress. The colours usually associated with these are black, black for magic and the occult.  Merlin is always accompanied by his black dog and Morgana by her black cat.   This is the phase of the Dark Moon and of the Night, of the Mysteries of Life and Death.   Some of you may have children and so you can enjoy the continuation of life through your children’s children – your grandchildren.   Some of you may not have children, but take heart.   Know that what you may lack in this lifetime and dimension, you may have in another.   You are still the same person underneath, even though through many years, we change physically with the times and grow as we progress with the experience.   There is nothing to fear in middle and old age. As we have learnt from the experiences of life and can pass this onto others.  

Celebrant:   May the Man/Woman stand before the altar (MAN/WOMAN STANDS BEFORE ALTAR).  

Celebrant:  In accordance with the Ancient Atlantean Order of the Rites of Passage, may Daniuh, the Earth Goddess, and Ta-Khu, the God of Space and Time, and Akhantiuh, Walker Between the Worlds, bless our ceremony! 

Celebrant (LIFTS UP ANKH):  Behold this Ankh.   Traditionally this has been associated from time immemorial with the Mysteries of Life and Death, which you have held the key to for many years as an Initiate.  Now is the time for you to share the seeds and wine of wisdom of what you have learned with others.   The Ankh’s shape is symbolic of the Key to Eternity, and it is formed by the loop, which represents the feminine principle with the masculine principle, both enjoined in harmony as one.  This may be in the individual as the anima and animus in balance, or by the union of man and woman.  With your third eye, in meditation, journey now via the handle into the loop and experience what lies beyond the beyond and see what was previously invisible, is now made visible,  Remember the way of the Atlantean, ‘For my logic controls my intuition and my intuition tempers my logic’

ALL MEDITATE TO SOFT HARP MUSIC – REPORTS ARE SHARED.

Celebrant:   Let us look up to the night sky and see the stars at this time of year!”  Behold the body of the Sky Goddess Nuit, the Milky Way, shines above us, as her husband, the Earth God Geb, the planet, lies below us, looking up at his wife!   For this is the Mystery of Creation.  With your third eye, visualise that you are walking through a starfield and that the stars are all around you.  Behold, heaven is brought down to earth, ‘As Above, So Below, What is true in heaven, is true on earth’.  Feel the myriad of life forms around you in the galaxy, whatever they may be and are.  

SPACE MUSIC IS PLAYED.   REPORTS ARE SHARED...   CELEBRANT ANOINTS BROW OF MAN/WOMAN WITH WATER.

Celebrant:  May Isis and Osiris awaken your senses to gaze into this crystal ball before you on the altar.   See in it any visions that will help you realise where your life’s work now takes you to.   See in the crystal the blackness and the stars that look like atoms and molecules frozen in space and time.  

MAN/WOMAN GIVES REPORT OF VISIONS SEEN.  

Celebrant:  Place your hands on the crystal and recite the words of the Initiates of the Mysteries:  ‘The God is my Father and the Goddess is my Mother and I am their Child’.  Share your knowledge and wisdom with others in understanding and love, as you enter this new phase in your life.  

Bajoran:   As you saw tiny whirlpools forming, know that you are seeing a wormhole like the Celestial Temple of the Prophets that leads to other pars of the universe.

BURNING CANDLE IS PRESENTED TO MAN/WOMAN:
  
Ocampa:  Here is the light of reason and of intuition,   Guard it well.  As such it will guide you safely through the dark days and nights, like a torch through the dark regions of chaos and places of fear, to the light regions of order and places of joy. 
 
Celebrant: We give thanks to the Guardians, Ancestors and Spirits of the Place for the Inspiration, Originality, and Imagination that has been bestowed on us today.
 
Celebrant holds out platter of bread, with wand/athame makes pentagram to bless it

I hereby bless this in the name of the Gods and Goddesses

Celebrant holds out chalice of wine, with wand/athame makes pentagram to bless it

I hereby bless this in the name of the Gods and Goddesses.

After partaking of bread and wine, celebrants intones druidic chant of Awen three times:  

Awen, Awen, Awen

Celebrant:  We shall now recite the Druids Prayer, Grant oh God/Goddess, thy protection, and in protection, strength. And in strength, understanding, and in understanding, knowledge.  And in knowledge, the knowledge of justice, and in the knowledge of justice, the love of it.  And in the love of it, the love of all existences.  And in the love of all existences, the love of god and goddess and all goodness

Celebrant: We shall now say the Druids Oath, We swear, by peace and love to stand, heart to heart and hand in hand, mark oh spirit and hear us now, confirming this our sacred vow.

Celebrants may like to offer their own poems, dancing or songs here, and also any special prayers or thoughts at this time as they feel appropriate

Closing Ceremony

Celebrant:  As is tradition, we raise my hands in the air, sending out thoughts of peace and harmony to all things and beings, and any projects we have in mind

Celebrant:  Our ceremony completed, we close this circle so we may return to everyday life.  But first we thank the Guardians, Ancestors and Spirits of the Place.

Turns to East:  There is peace in the East

Turns to South:  There is peace in the South

Turns to West:  There is peace in the West

Turns to North:  There is peace in the North

Standing in centre: There is peace throughout the entire land

Celebrant:  In the Name of the Gods and Goddesses that we worship, we send blessings out to the cosmos and the soma of our Universe, and all life forms, things and beings, remembering that the truth is out there!  We also give thanks to the Gods and Goddesses for the love, beauty and truth that surrounds us now and forever.  May we go forth with the Divine Blessing.  Live Long and Prosper.  May the Force Be With Us!   Blessed be as blessed is, and blessed may we all be!  Happy menopause! 

Celebrant:  Merry meet, merry part, and merry meet again
 

Note:  This a ceremony that can be performed in a small group with others.

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