Samhain Ritual


We remeber our dead; our loved ones gone to the Summerlands before us We honor our sisters of the Burning Times, may we celebrate their courage as we remain mindful that even today we suffer persecution for our beliefs.
H P- ?
Summoner- ?
Crone- ?
Hand Maiden- ?
East Watchtower - ?
South Watchtower- ?
West Watchtower-?
North Watchtower- ?


Summoner leads coveners around circle 3 times ringing bell
Summoner
"Come we forth to mark the turning of the year. Our Goddess of death and rebirth lifts the veil as we stand befor time and our Earth. Hear and behold our ancestors as we seek both blessings and favors"
Cast circle
HP
I call to thee Hecate, Dark Moon Goddess of the obsidian veil. You are the Raven's wing, the prowling Owl and the bat whose cry shatters the night. O Ancient One of the dark, enlighten us this Samhain night. Thou Mother Goddess who runs with the wolves, guide our sacred circle through the moonlit crossroads and into the underworld. O thou of ancient wisdom black as night, red as blood, wise as time and everlasting. Lead our hearts to the honored ones who have passed beyond the veil. Guide us in wisdom and let our hearts speak truly. O Blessed Heacate, thou who art the soul's mirror and the blood of justice, calm our fears in the silvered silence of the moon! From the realm of transformation show us the reality of rebirth. O Beloved Hecate, grant us thy presence! Fill us with your essence that we may not fear our journey into the veil. Blessed Be
All invite guest from the other side, light candle and/or present gifts one by one
Handmaiden
"Every beginning has an ending and every ending a beginning. In life is death and in death is life. Tonight we join together again for celebration."
Toast the joining of Flesh and Spirit, Handmaiden passes wine
Handmaiden
"She is the blood of the Earth, sky and universe from which we come; let us drink from the universe; let us drink to our guest as the once drank from her sacred womb."
Crone leads all to caldron
Crone
"As the darkness now draws near, see the cycle of the coming year. As the light now goes within, let the Hallow's Dance begin."
Crone leads all in dance around caldron raising power
All
"Darksome night and shinning moon, harken to the Witches Rune. East then South, West then North, hear come I call ye forth. Earth and Water, Air and Fire, work ye into my desire. Wand and pentacle and sword, harken ye into my word. Cord, censer, scourge and knife, waken all ye into life. By powers of the Witches blade come ye as this charge is made. Queen of Heaven, Queen of Hell, lend your aide unto this spell. Horned Hunter of the night, work my will by Magick right. By all the power of land and sea as I do will so mode it be. By all the might of moon and sun chant this spell and be it done."
Crone
"Every age your eyes have witnessed Caldron-keeper. Hail wise Crone, eldest ancient, all-knowing one. Speak unto us, send us vision of the year to come."
Crone removes veil from caldron and all draw a tarot card
Hp
" Dark Mother your caldron is a well of death and rebirth. Hear us now as the past year slowly dies only to be reborn again.Today the last of the harvest is complete. This symbolic sacrificial harvest is our thought-seeds. Planted and nutured throughout this past year. May the good come to pass and the bad be cast aside. With your divine guidance and protection we step into the New Year. May we have good health, prosperity and happiness. So Mote It Be."
All burn sacrificial harvest of dedications written on paper or empowered herbs

Celebration of Circle

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


HP
Gracious Goddess as we close our circle we ask that our path always be in your light.
All
All give personal thanks to the Goddess
Dismiss Watchtowers
ALL
The circle is open but unbroken. Merry Meet, Merry Part and Merry Meet again.

Coven of the Goddess

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