Ritual: Midsummer 2006

There is one word to describe this High Rite. Rain. It rained and it poured and it was lush with water. We gave up trying to stay dry or hide under umbrellas and jackets. Instead we plopped, stomped, danced, and drummed in the rain. It felt so good, as I’m often the victim of playing […]

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Ritual: Lughnasadh 2006

Before ritual we did a series of warrior games, which I was asked to judge. They were amusing and fun, but I don’t think anyone took them very seriously. We honored Lugh and Tailtiue as our primary invocations, as Tailtiue is the Grove’s patron deity, and Airmedd was our gatekeeper. This was the first ritual […]

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Ritual: Mabon 2006

For our Mabon High Rite, our primary invocations were Mabon and Modron, with Elen as the Gatekeeper. I did not feel connected to this ritual, as I felt the chants were poorly done. However it was led by one of our teenage liturgists, and I felt she did a really awesome job. Nothing in particular […]

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Ritual: Samhain 2007

Samhain is one of my favorite rituals, as I feel the most connected to the ancestors and to deity during this time. Our primary invocations were Iunium and Genii, as this was a roman style ritual, and the purpose was becoming good examples for our followers and admirers. This ritual was entirely too windy so […]

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Ritual: Imbolc 2007

Imbolc is always the coldest ritual for me, as the earth has had all winter to chill and freeze. This year we personified Brigid in her three forms as our primary invocation with three members of the Grove. Might I add that Caryn looked particularly dashing in her nordic goddess attire with hammer and steel. […]

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Ritual: Ostara 2007

The CedarLight Ostara 2007 ritual was a cold one. We honored The Alseids (The Land Nymphs) and the Hamadryads/Dryads (The Native Tree Nymphs) as our primary invocation. The omen was read by Will, who listened to the trees of the sanctuary to divine the message from the Gods. I don’t remember what the Omen was, […]

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Ritual: Midsummer 2007

Our Midsummer ritual at CedarLight this year was based off of Shakespeare’s “Midsummer’s Nights Dream.” Spoken in true Shakespearean fashion, the lore of the season was displayed in romantic and dramatic allure. The omen was “William Ditlow Pierson, Souffle”, done in typical Will satire. Random people were asked to give a word of inspiration, and […]

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