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BELTANE 2016!!!

 GUESTS ARE SMUDGES AND ANOINTED AS THEY ENTER THE SPACE
 FOOD ON TABLE TO THE LEFT

CEREMONY BEGINS!

 GATHER IN A CIRCLE AROUND MAIN FIRE
 GROUND OUR ENERGY
 CAST THE CIRCLE IN OUR USUAL WAY
 CALL IN THE ELEMENTALS (AND WE TURN TO FACE EACH QUARTER)
STAFF AND SWORD REQUIRED HERE!!

“I CALL UPON THE ELEMENTAL TO THE NORTH

THE FIRE THAT LIVES IN EARTH

THE MAGMA THAT BUILDS THE STONE

THE STONE WALLS OF PROTECTION

JOIN US IN OUR CEREMONY!

HAIL! AND WELCOME!”

“I CALL UPON THE ELEMENTAL TO THE EAST

THE FIRE THAT LIVES IN AIR

THE STARFIRE THAT SHINES BEYOND

THE ATMOSPHERE THAT SHELTERS US

JOIN US IN OUR CEREMONY!

HAIL! AND WELCOME!”

“I CALL UPON THE ELEMENTAL TO THE SOUTH

THE FIRE THAT LIVES IN FIRE

THE QUICK TONGUE OF OUR BELFIRE

THAT CLEANSES WITH IT’S BLAZING LIGHT

JOIN US IN OUR CEREMONY!

HAIL! AND WELCOME!”

“I CALL UPON THE ELEMENTAL TO THE WEST
THE FIRE THAT LIVES IN WATER

THE ETERNAL BUBBLING OF THE HOT SPRINGS

WHICH BOIL AWAY ALL CONTAMINATION

JOIN US IN OUR CEREMONY!

HAIL! AND WELCOME!”

 FACING SOUTH WE INVOKE THE GOD AND GODDESS

“BRIGID, THREE-FACED GODDESS OF FIRE!

WE CALL ON YOU TO JOIN US THIS BELTANE

YOU ARE THE FIRE IN THE HEAD OF THE BARDS

THE HEAT OF THE FORGE FOR THE SMITHS

THE CLEANSING FLAME OF THE HEALERS!

JOIN US IN OUR CEREMONY!

HAIL! AND WELCOME!”

“HORUS, GOD OF THE SKY!

VESSEL OF SUN AND MOON

SYMBOL OF MASTERY AND POWER!

WITH THE FLAMES OF PURIFICATION WE WELCOME YOU!

JOIN US IN OUR CEREMONY!

HAIL! AND WELCOME!”

 EVERYONE GET THEIR DRUMS AND GATHER AGAIN AROUND THE
CIRCLE

“BELTANE IS HERE!”..........NOISE
“GOD OF SUN, FIRE IN THE SKY!

LIGHT THE EARTH AND WARM THE NIGHT!

WARM OUR SPIRITS, HEARTS AND HANDS

SHED YOUR LIGHT UPON THIS LAND!” ..........NOISE

 LIGHT BEL-FIRE (SMALL ONE)

“BELTANE IS HERE!” ..........NOISE

“THE SOIL THAT WAS DORMANT O’ER WINTER

NOW AWAITS TO BE PLANTED WITH SEEDS!”

“BELTANE IS HERE!” ..........NOISE

“THE EARTH IS AWAKENING

THIS IS THE SEASON OF LOVE AND PASSION!”

“BELTANE IS HERE!” ..........NOISE

“LORD AND LADY, GROWING SUN!

BLESS US IN OUR WORK AND FUN!

BLESS THE LAND AND ANIMALS TOO,

THIS SEASONS’ GROWTH AND MORNING DEW

BLESS ALL THAT LIVE UPON THIS LAND!

BESTOW YOUR GREAT ABUNDANCE!

THIS, WE ASK OF YOU!” ..........NOISE

 PUT DOWN THE DRUMS……READY FOR LATER!!

BELTANE GODDESS RITUAL

 ALL COME TO STAND AROUND THE GODDESS ALTAR (SMALLER
ONE) IN GODDESS POSE
O “I AM [………] AND I STAND BEFORE YOU, GODDESS OF THE
SKY AND EARTH AND SEA! I HONOUR YOU, YOUR BLOOD
RUNS THROUGH MY VEINS! ONE MAN, ONE WOMAN
STANDING ON THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE. TONIGHT I MAKE
AN OFFERING IN YOUR NAMES, AS MY THANKS FOR ALL YOU
HAVE BESTOWED ON ME!”
 CANDLE IS LIT
 ONE AT A TIME, WE BRING OUR OFFERINGS AND PLACE ON THE
ALTAR FOR BLESSING 
 ALL COME BACK TO STANDING IN GODDESS POSE
O “I AM [………] AND I STAND BEFORE YOU…ISIS, ISTARTE,
DIANA, HECATE, DEMETER, KALI, INNANA. ISHTAR, BRIGID,
SHAKTI, LUNAR, ARIANRHOD, GIA, BOUDICA! MOTHERS OF
THE ANCIENT PEOPLE! GUARDIANS OF THOSE WHO WALKED
THE EARTH EONS AGO! WE BRING OFFERINGS OF
GRATITIUDE FOR THE STRENGTH AND WISDOM, INSPIRATION
AND HARMONY YOU HAVE BESTOWED ON ME! BLESSED BE,
NAMASTE!”

BLESSING OUR ANIMALS

 STANDING AROUND THE BEL-FIRE………ADD INCENSE TO THE
FLAMES!!

“WE LIGHT THE FIRES OF BELTANE

PRAYERS IN SMOKE TO THE SKY!

THE FLAMES PURIFY AND PROTECT

AS WE MARK THE TURNING OF THE WHEEL

KEEP OUR PETS SAFE AND STRONG!

KEEP OUR LAND SAFE AND STRONG!

KEEP THOSE WHO PROTECT THEM SAFE AND STRONG!

MAY THE BELTANE FIRES

BESTOW HEALTH, AND BLESSINGS UPON US,

OUR ANIMALS AND THOSE WE LOVE!

BLESSED BE, NAMASTE!”

 WE THEN ‘JUMP THE BEL-FIRE’ – LED BY IAN AND MYSELF. AS WE
JUMP, WE SEND OUR INTENTION OUT!

BLESSING OF FOOD AND DRINK
 I HOLD THE CHALICE, IAN HOLDS THE SWORD
O “AS THE CHALICE IS TO THE FEMALE,
THE SWORD IS TO THE MALE,
TOGETHER THEY ARE ONE
MAY THE FOOD AND DRINK
BE BLESSED
BY THE BELTANE MAJIK MADE!
MAY WE NEVER HUNGER (PASS ‘ROUND THE CAKES)
OR THIRST (PASS ‘ROUND THE ALE)
HAIL! BLESSED BE, NAMASTE!

 GATHER ONCE MORE AROUND THE FIRE TO CLOSE THE
CEREMONY………

DEVOCATION OF GODDESS AND GOD….FACING SOUTH

“HORUS, GOD OF THE SKY!

VESSEL OF SUN AND MOON

SYMBOL OF MASTERY AND POWER!

WITH THE FLAMES OF PURIFICATION WE THANK YOU

FOR JOINING OUR CELEBRATION!

STAY IF YOU WILL, GO IF YOU MUST!

HAIL! AND FAREWELL!”

“BRIGID, THREE-FACED GODDESS OF FIRE!

WHO AIDS BARDS AND SMITHS AND HEALERS!

WITH THE FLAMES OF PURIFICATION WE THANK YOU

FOR JOINING OUR CELEBRATION!

STAY IF YOU WILL, GO IF YOU MUST!

HAIL! AND FAREWELL!”

RELEASE THE QUARTERS…TURNING TO EACH QUARTER
“WE GIVE THANKS TO THE WEST,

THE FIRE THAT LIVES IN WATER

THE HOT SPRINGS WHICH BOIL ETERNAL

STAY IF YOU WILL, GO IF YOU MUST!

HAIL AND FAREWELL!”

“WE GIVE THANKS TO THE SOUTH,

THE FIRE THAT LIVES IN FIRE

THE CLEASING FIRE OF BELTANE

STAY IF YOU WILL, GO IF YOU MUST!

HAIL AND FAREWELL!”

“WE GIVE THANKS TO THE WEST,

THE FIRE THAT LIVES IN AIR

THE STARFIRE ABOVE OUR SHELTERING SKY

STAY IF YOU WILL, GO IF YOU MUST!

HAIL AND FAREWELL!”

“WE GIVE THANKS TO THE NORTH

THE FIRE THAT LIVES IN EARTH

THE STONE WALLS OF PROTECTION

STAY IF YOU WILL, GO IF YOU MUST!

HAIL AND FAREWELL!”

CLOSE THE CIRCLE IN OUR USUAL WAY AND GROUND THE ENERGIES

“MAY THE CIRCLE BE OPEN, BUT UNBROKEN. MAY THE PEACE OF THE
GODDESS BE EVER IN YOUR HEART! MERRY MEET, AND MERRY PART,
AND MERRY MEET AGAIN!”

EAT DRINK AND BE MERRY!!