Thursday, March 8, 2012
The Seeds - A Full Moon Rite
First we were to find an image of the Caduceus to meditate on and guide us in raising energy in the Rite. I chose both of the above, for obvious reasons.
I performed Isidora Forest's cleansing and consecration rite, cast a circle, and did the Elemental Pillars. I called out to the Ancestors and Blessed Dead that might wish to join me; Rose and Apuleius specifically (as if he had nothing better to do ;) )I invoked my Lady many times and by many names, as is only appropriate for Myrianymos. Afterwards I stood in the center of my space and meditated on the imaged, first drawing the moonlight down through me into the earth, and then drawing the energy below upwards, following the paths of the serpents, up through my form and out my crown and hands. As I beamed it out into the Universe, I used the provided prayer:
In the Names of Isis and Osiris may all beings be blessed: the Sidhe and humans, animals and birds, reptiles, fish, insects, trees and plants and every element.
Pure as milk and smooth as silk, white as the silver that sings the name of the Moon. Serpents of light dancing in corridors of color, sounds of all sorts. Hail falling, crackling against the outer barrier, white from the heavens, water in pure crystal form. CLEAR. CLEAN. Safe. Warm. Womb. Night. Light. Her Might! In and down, up and out, from Her to me to All.
That was spontaneous, but as good a summary as any.
I bid farewell to the Ancestors and Elements and closed the temple, then performed the Evening Rite and the Shrine Dedication. The Prayer to Devi seemed especially pertinent: "...riseth, piercing the mystic centers, until thou hast reached the high place".
A rite-ful night, and now I sit and eat little round white shortening cookies a coworker made for me, and drink milk and record my experiences, or at least, what I did. I will endeavor to fill this space with more insight over time. Often when I perform rites like this they take a while to sink in and manifest. I'm just glad for the connection and the communion time, and hope that the energy that I raised bolstered and healed the others of my Iseum, my loved ones, my beloved Ancestors, the Aset Shemsu, the rest of the Silver Web, and well... "the Sidhe and humans, animals and birds, reptiles, fish, insects, trees and plants and every element."
Namaste, and Amma Iset.