2020 Dosed Us With Acceptance

One thing we should all be able to agree on is that 2020 gave us a bone of acceptance to chew on whether we wanted to or not. I not sure if anyone escaped it. What did you do with that bone?

A scratch on my bone of acceptance is that I have a season out of the year, roughly November to February where my physical spiritual practice ceases. My mind does not think of Spiritual. what I mean by that is there is no creative thoughts about rituals, Magick, The Gods, Spirits happening. I can slowly feel them begin to wind down around September. About mid January I feel guilty and once February hits the creative thought process kicks in full gear.

I have recognized that this pattern happens when I am solitary. my time in a group setting adjusted this timing/process. That time of the Wheel is when a lot of groups are in high gear. The last 3-4 years really was difficult in recognizing this pattern. I was fighting my natural path personally and trying to fit it into a group mode.

So next season of being in the Earth as I call it now, I will work on being more forgiving of myself about my physical spiritual practice. I hope that you may have found something useful from here. If you have I would love to hear about it.

March Full Moon Ritual 2020

Here is the full moon ritual for this month. You will need 3 bay leaves, and any candles, incense and other offering you would like to use.

From North to East we dance around
To South and West we call to sound,
The powers from below and above
To surround!

With horns in the Air
And thorns in our hair,
With stones we throw
And bones we wear
In the circles and crossroads
Is the witness we bear
Of Gods, Spirits, and Ancestors
We, of the Twisting Yew,
Beseech thee to share
Clarity and power
In this hour

Welcome all Tonight, we are here to celebrate Hekate during the March full moon. We are here to ask for her blessing. We are here to use Her energy to help keep us on our true path. We are here because we seek connection in times where division seems to be everywhere. We seek a connection to Divine, to Self, to this Fellowship.

Hail Hekate!
You call Brimo! tonight we call upon you that your fierce winds of change be swift and fruitful during the waxing of the spring equinox on this full moon

Hail Hekate!
You are called Mistress of Balance, tonight we call upon that balance during the waxing of the spring equinox on this full moon. We call upon the Mistress of Balance! Allow us clarity of our true path.

Hail Hekate!
You are called Enodia, in the path, tonight we call upon that aspect during the waxing of the spring equinox on this full moon. We call upon Enodia! Allow us fortitude to carry on this path.


With this offering I bury the negativity blocking my true path,
I let go of the people blocking my true path.
I bury the thought patterns blocking my true path.
(bury one bay leaf)
With this offering I send my intention out, to receive the opportunities, that grow my path.
I send my intention out, to receive the prosperity, that grows my path.
I send my intention out, to receive the energy, that grow my path.
(burn one bay leaf)
With this offering I embrace the strength to keep moving on my true path.
I embrace the changes required to remain on my true path
I embrace the energy that grows my true path.
(hold one bay leaf to the moon, then carry it on your person.)

In the name of Propylaea
In the name of Enodia
In the name Soteria
Amen
(make the sign of Hekate Triformis)
Hail Mighty Hekate, we thank you for your presence in this hour. Go if you must stay if you will.
From West to South we have Danced around
From East to North we have called to sound
the powers from Above and Below
You may now go.

With horns in the air
and thorns in our hair.
With stones we throw
and bones we wear.
In the Circles and Crossroads
is the witness we beared
of Gods, Spirits, and Ancestors.
We, of Twisting Yew, thank you
for your presence, clarity and this hour of power.
You may go now.

Written by Kaylus the grey 2020

A Witches Call

Here is a piece that has been floating around. It is a beginning of a working or ritual.

From North to East we Dance around
To South and West we call to sound
The powers from below and above
To surround

With horns in the Air
And thorns in our hair,
With stones we throw
And bones we wear
In the circles and crossroads
Is the witness we bear
Of Gods, Spirits, and Ancestors
We, of the Twisting Yew,
Beseech thee to share
Clarity and power
In this hour

Written by Kaylus the Grey

A Pagan’s Creed

I believe in the Gods, the Creators of Upperworld, Midgard, and the Underworld.

I believe in the Almighty dead, our Ancestors, Who walked before us; Suffered and celebrated as we do; born of the Gods as we are, and died as we will. They descended into the Underworld; They rose again ; They ascended into Upperworld, and sitteth at the right hands of Gods, the Creators almighty; from thence They shall come to guide the living and the dead.

I believe in the Raven, the Serpent, and the Spider, the lessons learned, the resurrection of the Soul and love everlasting.

Adapted by Kaylus the Grey 2019

Dark Moon Ritual June 2019

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This Dark Moon in June we will be honoring Anubis. Below is the planned ritual.

 Hail North, the keeper of the dark, the land of the deep thicket, creeping vines, and the land of the Dwarves. Awaken this day to the tribe of Twisting Yew, and those of us who are Guardians of the Roots. We honor you and welcome your grounding energy into our ritual.
 Hail East, the keeper of whispers, the bearer of messages, the land of the mist, the talking leaves, the howling Night, and the land of the Fae. Awaken this day to the tribe of Twisting Yew, and those of us who are Guardians of the Roots. We honor you and welcome your moving energy into our ritual.
 Hail South, the keeper of flames, the land smoldering ash, burning truth, building creativity, land of the Salamanders. Awaken this day to the tribe of Twisting Yew, and to those of us who are Guardians of the Roots. We honor you and welcome your searing energy into our ritual.
 Hail West, the keeper of the ponds, the land of the Underworld, land of emotions, land of the Nymphs. Awaken this day to the tribe of Twisting Yew, and to those of us who are Guardians of the Roots. We honor you and welcome your cyclic energy into our ritual.
 Hail Twisting Yew, Teacher, Wander, stripper of false, Awaken us to your call, to Your path. We honor you and welcome your blessings upon our ritual.
Light the candle, Light the Incense
 Hail Anubis the great initiator, the gateway guide,
The Guardian of Balance!
Today we standing members of Twisting Yew honor you!
Your whispers are heard through the silence
Your message is seen through the darkness
Your lessons are the change in the wind
always surrounding
always hard to see
always strongly felt
always speaking to us
Black God of the Night
Jackal God of the Desert Mountains
We thank you for your work.
We honor you for your work
We now leave our offerings for you.
(remain quiet until the time is right)
Black and Gold God Anubis, We thank you for your presence. Stay if you want, Go if you must. We here still have work to do this night.
(proceed with any magick works, requested healing planned prior. When finished close the ritual)
 Hail North, the keeper of the dark, the land of the deep thicket, creeping vines, and the land of the Dwarves. Thank you for sharing your grounding energy in our ritual.
 Hail East, the keeper of whispers, the bearer of messages, the land of the mist, the talking leaves, the howling Night, and the land of the Fae. We thank you for sharing your moving energy into our ritual.
 Hail South, the keeper of flames, the land smoldering ash, burning truth, building creativity, land of the Salamanders. We thank you for sharing your searing energy in our ritual.
 Hail West, the keeper of the ponds, the land of the Underworld, land of emotions, land of the Nymphs. We thank you for sharing your cyclic energy into our ritual.
Hail Twisting Yew, Teacher, Wander, stripper of false. We thank you and for sharing your blessings upon our ritual.
Written by Kaylus the Grey

May Dark Ritual

For this ritual we started with Twisting Yew’s LBRP

In this River

We find you

Washing Clothes

Of the fated.

On this field

We see your Crows

Flying over the

Dead mutilated.

In this Sky

Are heard the wails of your Bean Sidhe

Greeting the newly departed.

Out of this fire

We the survivors

Walk now Life initiated.

Welcome

Tonight under this moon dark

We of Twisting Yew gather to honor You,

The Great Queen

The Goddess of Sovereignty

The Goddess of Prophecy

The Goddess of Magick

The Morrigan!

Before you now are those of Twisting Yew

We bring libations ( pour whiskey into the cup.)

We bring our sacrifices (people approach and offer sacrifices.)

We recognize the work you do for us, for and others.

Thank You. ( Allow time for acceptance or spontaneous happenings.)

Through this River

We wade.

Thank you for your blessing. Hail and farewell.

Through this Field

We march.

We thank you for your blessing. Hail and farewell.

Through this sky

We fly.

We thank you for your blessing. Hail and farewell.

Through this Fire

We burn.

We thank you for your blessing. Hail and farewell.


May your roots never rot, May your growing never stop.

Written by Kaylus the Grey

Added a Book List for Beginners

Selection of 7 Pagan books stacked next to a Coffee mug on a table.

One of the many asked questions for people just starting out on their path within Paganism is what books to read. I have out together a variety selection of books to peruse. This is not a comprehensive list by any means. This is just a spring board to the many wonders found in the the nearly endless books a Pagan could read. Enjoy! Feel free to drop a note @ guardian@twistingyew.com , or connect with us on Discord.

Kaylus’s Recommended Book List

Announcing Discord Server.

There is now a Discord server for chat. You will find both text and voice chat rooms available. The decision to have Discord servers came about from several members playing pubg mobile. Discord service is pretty reliable for voice and serves us well for playing pubg mobile. There is also the room for scheduled discussions, book club meetings, online rituals, and workshops. So come on over and start the discussion! Discord Server

Lesser Banishing Ritual of Twisting Yew

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In my continued journey with Twisting Yew, I have fleshed out a version of the LBRP that does not have the Abrahamic touches to it. The format and intention remain. I hope you enjoy.

Face East while performing this ritual.

Part One ( based on the Kabbalistic Cross)

Use your dagger or finger to draw down energy from above to your forehead, touch you forehead. While doing this vibrate:

Thine is

Touch your chest and vibrate:
Sovereignty

Touch your right should and vibrate:

Essence

Touch your left shoulder and vibrate:

Unity

Fold your arms across your chest, palms touching shoulds and vibrate:

So Be It!

Part 2: Drawing pentagrams and circle

While facing East draw the first pentagram, starting at the lower left. when finished

Inhale, pull your hand/dagger back to your chest and then sharply stab the center of the pentagram while vibrating:

High Ones

Keep your arm outstretched and turn ninety degrees to the South; draw another pentagram, stab it and vibrate:

My Gods

Keep your arm outstretched and turn ninety degrees to the West; draw another pentagram, stab it and vibrate:

I am

Keep your arm outstretched and turn ninety degrees to the North; draw another pentagram, stab it and vibrate:

Of Gods

Keep your arm outstretched and turn ninety degrees to the completing the circle that connects the centers of each pentagram.

Part 3: Invocation of the Rune

Still facing the East, stretch out your arms to the side and visualize yourself as an over-sized yew tree with a large red rose blooming at the front intersecting point. When you are happy with the visualization vibrate the runes while visualizing them in huge forms. The placement of the runes is provided in the final speaking text. Vibrate the runes powerfully as you speak:

Before Me is Eihwaz

Behind Me is Laguz

On My Right is Kenaz

On My Left is Algiz

For about me flames the pentagram,

And within me shines the six-rayed star.

Repeat part one.

Departing

Go if you must stay if you will!

Adapted by Kaylus the Grey.