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Order of service:

Cast Circle, Call Quarters, Invoke God, and Goddess, Invoke Ancestors, Statement of Purpose, Act of Power, Thank the Ancestors, Thank the Deities, Dissmiss the Quarters, Close Circle

Items Needed:

1 candle lite in center of altar, and 1 candle for each person attending.

Ritual:

Casting Circle

Priestess:

Behold, I do cut apart a space between the realms of humankind and of the Mighty Ones -a Circle of Art, to focus and contain the power raised herein.

Calling Quarters



Welcome, O Guardian of the Watchtower of the East, power of Air and intellect. I pray that You will be with me this night in my circle, and that You will give Your blessing and Your aid to this my undertaking! I bid You a fond welcome



Welcome, O Guardian of the Watchtower of the South, power of Fire and manifestation. I pray that You will be with me this night in our circle, and that You will give Your blessing and Your aid to this my undertaking! I bid You a fond welcome



Welcome, O Guardian of the Watchtower of the West, power of Water and emotion. I pray that You will be with me this night in our circle, and that You will give Your blessing and Your aid to this my undertaking! I bid You a fond welcome



Welcome, O Guardian of the Watchtower of the North, power of Earth and integration. I pray that You will be with me this night in our circle, and that You will give Your blessing and Your aid to this my undertaking! I bid You a fond welcome



Invocation of the Goddess

I call upon Brigid Goddess of poetry, art, inspiration, and healing. I welcome you to this my celebration of Imbolc. Please aid me in this the celebration to welcome in the spring, I bid you a fond welcome.



Invocation of the God



I call upon the oldest of Bres God of fertility and agriculture. I welcome you to this my celebration of Imbolc. Please aid me in this the celebration to welcome in the spring, I bid you a fond welcome.



Invocation of the Ancestors



I call upon the Ancestors of all paths, and traditions, and the Ancestors of those family members that gone before I welcome You and ask You to join me and to Bless me! Ancestors of the Correllian Tradition, Priestesses and Priests, Mothers and Uncles of the lineage, Spiritual family which aids and supports us lend me Your inspiration and Your love, Your guidance and Your aid this night, I pray. Beloved Ones, I bid you a fond welcome



Statement of Purpose



I have come here tonight to celebrate the festival of Imbolc. This which is the festival of light, as I celebrate the return of light and spring. I celebrate the new life that is happening within the world, and the new growth that is taking place. This is the time where I honor the maiden whom is the Lady of Light, and color, as she rules the dawn and spring.



Act of Power Fire Lighting



Now begins the dawn of the year, and life begins to stir again. Even though it is still cold outside we know that the warmth is coming with each day as the sun gains in strength. So I will no attempt to aid the sun in his gaining of strength so that he may reawaken and restore the Earth to its fruitfulness. I will think of the first creation when the Goddess was trembling, and saw the God whom she had created from herself, and feel her desire she has for him. Just as the earth sees the sun and desires his embrace to bring the spring.



Hold the Spirit Candle up



This is the time of the Maiden, and is the dawn of the year when all things are possible. I will consider my potential as what lays in wait for me is undiscovered, as with the Earth whom is awaiting planting to see what life it brings. I know that all things are possible, and all in a begining.



I remember that in the begining all things were possible with the maiden as she took the first steps in creation. She new what could be, and that anything could be. The feelings she felt within herself I will carry within me always, I am within her and she is with me where ever I am with whatever I do, and through her I know everything is possible.



This one flame reminds mes, as the one flame burning in the darkness, alone and with an equal. This one flame that is immeasurablly ancient, and at the same time always new. This is one flame from which all other flames are lit, and reflected in their myriad lesser flames.



This is the one flame that burns within all of us it is the eternal flame, and in token of this I will take this candle (the spirit candle that is lit on the altar), one flame, one spirit, one spark of life, and then that one became two. two became more, and then more became many, as many became myriad, and myriad became exponential.

and the Goddess sent the many souls into matter, thus the world was made. Hence potential became manifestation, possibility became life, as dreams put on form.



Now light my single flame from the spirit candle to join with all



Let this flame be a token of another flame, a brighter, eternal flame that burns within all life. Let it remind me that I am, as well as all life a manifestation of deity, and because of this all things are possible to all life, always.



As the Goddess made her one flame grow into many, so shall the suns flame grow, and the days will begome loger, and warmer as the earth awakens, and it too starts to grow. And the Goddess will adorn herself as she welcomes the return of the God, and I will welcome the return of life.



Thank the Ancestors

Beloved ancestors, your wisdom and your example guide us

we pray that you will be with us as we go forward, and that we may call upon you in the future.

I thank you for your aid on this night and at all times.

I offer you our love and respect. We bid you honor and fond farewell.

Thank the God

Bres God of fertility and agriculture. Your wisdom and knowledge guides us in our journey. I offer you our love, and thank you for your presence, and your aid on this night, and at all times. I offer you gratitude and respect, and bid you honor and a fond farewell

Thank Goddess

Brigid Goddess of poetry, art, inspiration, and healing. I offer you our love, and thank you for your presence, and your aid on this night, and at all times. I offer you gratitude and respect, and bid you honor and a fond farewell.

Dismiss the Airts

Guardian of the Watchtower of the North we thank You for Your presence here tonight -

we thank You for Your aid, and Your guidance. may there be peace between Us now and always.

Go if You must -stay if You will. we bid You hail, and farewell



Guardian of the Watchtower of the West, we thank You for Your presence here tonight -

we thank You for Your aid, and Your guidance. may there be peace between Us now and always.

Go if You must -stay if You will. we bid You hail, and farewell



Guardian of the Watchtower of the South, we thank You for Your presence here tonight -

we thank You for Your aid, and Your guidance. may there be peace between Us now and always.

Go if You must -stay if You will. we bid You hail, and farewell



Guardian of the Watchtower of the East, we thank You for Your presence here tonight -

we thank You for Your aid, and Your guidance. may there be peace between Us now and always.

Go if You must -stay if You will. we bid You hail, and farewell

Uncast the circle

As Above, So Below. As the Universe, so the Soul.

As without, so within the circle is open but unbroken

So mote it be



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