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Mabon
by Khoury and Wind Dancing

Purpose:
To celebrate Maybon.

Dedication:
This Ritual is dedicated to our sister Ursa, whose thoughts and spirit inspired Wind Dancing and myself in it's writing. May the Gods bring her healing and joy.

Number of People:
Any number of participants.

Preparation:
Bring note cards and pens and regular altar items.

Altar items:

  • Cornucopia with pumpkins
  • Fresh Corn\Gourds and Pumpkins
  • Pine Cones and Acorns (other shelled Nuts)
  • Altar candles (Lady: brown, Lord: yellow)

Incense:

  • Frankincense
  • Sandalwood

Anointing oils:

  • Frankincense
  • Sandalwood

PRIESTESS 1: Read an explanation of Mabon to the group gathered.

PRIESTESS 2: Saltwater purification

EAST:

Hail Guardians of the Watchtowers of the East, powers of Air.

Those who are never seen but always felt,
breath of ALL things, deepest of thoughts,
dawn of new beginnings who is the start of inner changes.

Eagle and Hawk, Arionhod, Lugh
I invoke and invite you to guard and protect this sacred gathering and lend to us your powers of thought and breath.

Be with us now.
Blessed Be!

SOUTH:

Hail Guardians of the Watchtowers of the South, Powers of Fire.

That which burns in every heart and the core of every star, divine will,
thou who brings passion, intensity, energy and sight.
Giver of summer, creator of ALL arts and music, who dwells in the forge of virtue,

Dragon and Lion, Brigid and Bran
I invoke and invite you to guard and protect this sacred gathering and lend to us your powers of passion and Will.

Be with us now.
Blessed Be!

WEST:

Hail Guardians of the Watchtowers of the West, Powers of Water.

Wellspring of emotions and source of life,
thou who brings introspection, understanding, and love,
cauldron of rebirth who hold the blood of the primal Mother of the Earth,
from whom is born ALL living things.

Bringer of Autumn's Golden Harvest,
Dolphin and Swan, Boanne and Mannanan
I invoke and invite you to guard and protect this sacred gathering and lend to us your powers of love and life.

Be with us now.
Blessed Be!

NORTH:

Hail Guardians of the Watchtowers of the North, Powers of Earth
Keeper of the Mysteries and the dark secrets of Mountains,
Cycle of seasons who give stability, comfort, and growth,
who grants the gift of prophesy to the mystics who dance in the cavern's heart,
Thou who art silence and strength.

Bringer of Winter,
Wolf and Bear, Cerredwyn and Taliesien
I invoke and invite you to guard and protect this sacred gathering and lend to us your powers of magic and strength.

Be with us now.
Blessed Be!

PRIESTESS 1: Invocation of the Goddess

Mother of the Glorious and Shining Sun God whose time is now waning as the leaves of all, Mother of the Boreas, Lord of the North Wind, who sings his lament in the heart of the Mountains.

Oh great and gracious Lady of countless names and nations, Mother Earth and of the Universe, Mother who is within us, come to us Mother, receive the gifts of grain and incense that we have set out for you.

Be with us in this time of harvest and thanksgiving, and watch over us in the coming time of cold and sleep.

Blessed Be!

PRIEST 1: Invocation to the God

Oh Blazing One, Lord of the Sun, protector of children and source of all sustenance, we come to honor you as you begin your westward journey toward the land of enchantment.
By your gift of yourself, we will survive the dark night.

Oh Shining One, hear us, and know that our love and respect go with you on your journey to the heart of the universe.

Blessed Be!

Admit guests by Sprinkling"Be purified for this sacred working"

PRIEST & PRIESTESS: together light the cauldron and gather the circle.

The fires are lit, the ritual has begun.
We are between the worlds and between time,
where day and night, joy and sorrow, birth and death, meet and one.
Blessed Be.

PRIESTESS 1:

Who can say the season when the Lion, chosen then unchosen by the virgin; while he is poised on the balance, is transformed into an Eagle?

PRIEST 1:

Now is the Season of the God of Grain, for Lugh the Lion of Leo, stands on the balance of Libra between the cauldron of Cancer and Capricorn the goat - between midsummer and midwinter - and he is the Sun and the light chosen by Blodeuwedd to be the sacrifice. The Lord of night has cast his spear and slain the day, who sleeps now in the womb of the Goddess of winter.

PRIEST 2:

Mourn and rejoice, people of the land and wave,
Mourn for the death of the sun and the lover of our Mother,
Mourn with the Goddess who gives up her happiness for the sake of her children,
Mourn for the death of the grain and the fALLow fields
that soon shALL lie under the white blanket of Cerredwyn.

Yet Rejoice for the child that grows in the Womb of the Goddess.
Rejoice for the God who dies that we might have sustenance,
and give thanks that it should be so,
that we have the winter's rest to renew ourselves and transform darkness to light.

PRIESTESS 2:

We have written out all of those things in us that must die
and acknowledge our faults and weaknesses.

We relinquish ALL things that we no longer need,
be they habits, lovers, or those who have gone to the Summerland.

Be they objects that brought us pleasure or caused pain,
ALL of those things within and without,
that must die so that we may grow,
we have written on the back of the God who goes on his journey.

Cast these into the fire, and fire will burn them and purify us from these things,
Let the fire sanctify the God who goes into the darkness.

Now we bid farewell to the God, to Lugh of the light and to the Sun.

PRIESTESS 3: Cone of power to vibrated name, let each person come to the fire and cast the card within.

IO IAO (E-OH E-AH-OH)

Ground and Center

PRIESTESS 4:

Blessed Be this Cake and Wine
The Body of the God and the Blood of the Mother
May You never hunger
(passes bread)
May You never thirst
(passes wine)

PRIEST 1: (read while passing simple feast)

I am the stag of seven tines
I am a flood on a plain
I am a wind on the sea
I am a tear of the sun

I am a hawk upon the cliff
I am the cunning navigator
I am the power of transformation in the breast of the gods
I am a giant with a sharp sword, hewing down an army

I am a salmon in the river
I am the skilled artist
I am the fierce boar
I am the roaring of the winter

I return again like the receding wave
Who but I can unfold the secrets of the unhewn dolmen?

PRIESTESS 1:

I am the womb of every holt.
I am the blaze on every hill.
I am the queen of every hive.
I am the shield to every head.
I am the tomb to every hope.

PRIEST 1:

Who but myself knows where the sun shALL set?
Who foretells the ages of the moon?
Who brings the cattle from the house of Lir?
Who is the shield of the cattle of Lir
who shapes weapons from hill to hill, wave to wave, letter to letter, point to point?

PRIESTESS 1 and PRIEST 2:

Who but myself?

PRIESTESS 1:

So it is written in the mysteries
So mote it Be.

ALL: So mote it be.

PRIESTESS 1:

Mighty Mother of All,
as you cast the veil of night over your head and prepare for winter,
look with kindness upon your children
and help us to grow in strength and joy.
Stay if you will, go if you must
let there be peace between us, now and forever,
Blessed Be

PRIEST 1:

Great God of Grain
We send our last wishes with you
that you rest and prosper in the Summerland.
God of Night, as you take your throne in the East,
look with benevolence upon your children
and grant us the hidden knowledge of our true wills.
Stay if you will, go if you must
let there be peace between us, now and forever,
Blessed Be.

Extinguish cauldron fire.

PRIESTESS 2:

Hail and farewell Guardians of the Watchtowers of the East, powers of Air.
Those who are never seen but always felt,
Eagle and Hawk, Arionhod, Lugh
As you go to your homes in the East,
May there be peace between us now and forever,
Blessed Be.

Hail and farewell Guardians of the Watchtowers of the South, Powers of Fire.
That which burns in every heart and the core of every star,
Dragon and Lion, Brigid and Bran
as you go to your homes in the South,
may there be peace between us now and forever,
Blessed Be.

Hail and farewell Guardians of the Watchtowers of the West, Powers of Water.
Wellspring of emotions and source of life
Dolphin and Swan, Boanne and Mannanan
as you go to your homes in the West,
may there be peace between us now and forever,
Blessed Be.

Hail and farewell Guardians of the Watchtowers of the North, Powers of Earth
Keepers of the Mysteries and the dark secrets of Mountains,
Wolf and Bear, Cerredwyn and Taliesien,
as you go to your homes in the North,
may there be peace between us now and forever,
Blessed Be.

PRIESTESS 1:

The Circle is open but unbroken
May the peace of the Goddess go in our hearts
Merry Meet, Merry Part, and Merry Meet Again.
Blessed Be.

 


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