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

Merry Yuletide

Sharing a bit of seasonal reclaiming, here is a song I reworked that I hope you enjoy.

Valkyries we have heard on high

Valkyries we have heard on high
Proudly carrying battle slain
To the House of Odin
Where immortal they remain
Gloria, in excelsis Deus
Gloria, in excelsis Deus
Feasts and training in the halls
Warriors of Valhalla prepare for war
Fight away the longest night
and Welcome into day, the light
Gloria, in excelsis Deus
Gloria, in excelsis Deus
Tis the time of the year
that we greet the great Jolnir
who wanders long and far
bringing gifts to us here
Gloria, in excelsis Deus
Gloria, in excelsis Deus
written by Kaylus the Grey

Beltane Ritual

Here is the Beltane ritual for 2018.

 

 

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 wanderers of Twisting Yew,  We honor you and welcome your 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 wanderers of Twisting Yew, and those of us who are Guardians of the Roots. We honor you and welcome your 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 wanderers Twisting Yew, and to those of us who are Guardians of the Roots. We honor you and welcome your 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 wanderers Twisting Yew. We honor you and welcome your energy into our ritual.

Hail Twisting Yew, the fuel for our internal fires, the revealer of knowledge, the guide to the Gods. We honor you and welcome your energy into our daily life.

 Welcome.  Have you felt the fire?  Have you felt the rain? Have you touched the mud? Have you smelled the incense? Can you see the change? Can you feel her presence walking in the woods? Look, there She stands.  The Forest Protector Artemis! Hail Artemis Protector of the forest and animals. We offer you ___ to protect our animals, our forests. We offer you __ in thanks and in honor for what you do.  Participants walk under the path of arrows shot from Artemis’s Bow. When all have been blessed return to circle center.

Have you felt the sun? Have you seen the buds? Have you smelled the earth? Have you touched the air? Can you see the change? Can you feel his presence among the fields, among the roots?  Look, There He stands. The Golden God, riding on his mighty boar, Gold-Bristled! We offer you __ to pass on fertility and prosperity to our fields and to us. We offer you ___ in thanks and honor of what you do. Participants walk past Freyr as he throws seeds/grains over them. When all have been blessed return to circle center.

Now is the time to put affirmative intent into the seeds that you have planted last we were together. Accept the energetic blessings of Artemis to protect your will. Accept the energetic blessings of Freyr to grow your will. Accept the energetic blessings of the essence of Fire, of Loki, to allow the necessary change within ourselves. When all have fortified their intentions begin the closing.

 Your intents have been reinforced, it is up to you now to make them manifest. Once more feel the energies, merge with the energies present. Honor them and thank them. Our time in this sacred space is coming to an end. The influence remains. Let us depart with what we needed. Sound the Horn.

To West

To South

To East

And

To North,

Thank you for sharing this time and space with us. Leave if you must but know that you are welcome always to stay.

Written by Kaylus the Grey

Ritual for Ostara

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 wanderers of Twisting Yew,  We honor you and welcome your 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 wanderers of Twisting Yew, and those of us who are Guardians of the Roots. We honor you and welcome your 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 wanderers Twisting Yew, and to those of us who are Guardians of the Roots. We honor you and welcome your 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 wanderers Twisting Yew. We honor you and welcome your energy into our ritual.

 

Hail Twisting Yew, the landscape beneath our paths, the revealer of knowledge, the guide to the Gods. We honor you and welcome your energy into our daily life.

 

  Today we gather to acknowledge the changing of the seasons.This is the time we say goodbye to the still of a snow covered forest in the deep night.  This is the time we remember the beauty of the Sun bouncing off of the snow-covered ground, and the pristine awe of virgin snow. The first cranes have returned, skunks have been spotted, the ice is thinning, the snows are receding. We have survived another Winter and all the harshness.  

 

 To The Morrigan, We honor your lessons of Sovereignty that allows us a better chance of survival during the Winter. Their harshness is of winter and therefore familiar, allowing us a template in which we are able to guide our journey. Thank you.  

(Pour honey or mead into the cup for The Morrigan)

 

Hail Thor!

Your Hammer mighty Mjolnir has broken up the rime crusted ice! We honor you and your protection, thank you.

(Set offerings of Beer and Meat for Thor.)

 

Ostara! Ostara! Hear us, the ice is thinning, the animals are awakening. Return, Return and bring the Spring, Bring the greens!  We offer you these colored eggs for your enjoyment.

( Set down a basket of colored eggs as an offering.)

 

The Gods have been honored. Ostara has been asked to continue her blessing of life. Now is the time focus on your roots and how you will grow them in the seasons ahead to show your appreciation of the Gods and their blessings in your life. In your hands are your root seeds. They may be financial plans, family plans, spiritual plans, hopes or long-held dreams. Whatever they may be, own them, own yourself. Take those first steps down the path of the seeds becoming roots. Roots strong enough to weather the harshest winter, strong enough the stand against the hurricane. Roots deep enough to touch your Ancestors. See your journey, see your goal. Now grow! Once you feel that your seed root is infused with your journey, your goal, you may plant them.

 

As the last seed is planted it is time to leave this sacred time but never the sacred space.

 

To the Gods, thank you for sharing this time and space with us. Leave if you must but know that you are welcome always to stay.

 

To West

To South

To East

And

To North,

Thank you for sharing this time and space with us. Leave if you must but know that you are welcome always to stay.

 

Written by Kaylus the Grey

Announcing Formal Formation of Twisting Yew Church.

I am happy to announce the earlier today the Twisting Yew become an official Church, and started the process of becoming an official Church/501c3 in the eyes of the Law. I would Like to present the Board of Directors:

SueEllen Lamb (Kaylus the Grey): Spirit Warden

Kirk Anderson: Gold Warden

Tonya Millet: Scribe Warden

Terry Hoover: General Warden

Brain Hoover (Freek): General Warden

I would like to Present Guardians of the Root:

SueEllen Lamb (Kaylus the Grey)

Tonya Millet

Terry Hoover.

Guardians are the Ministers/Clergy/Preist/Priestess/Gothi of Twisting Yew. Foundational documents will be available in the future.

Until next time, May your Roots never rot, and May your growing never stop.

Full Moon Gathering.

This past Full Moon gathering was fun as always.  Thank you for those who attended and all who participated. The ritual and the personal work that was done left an unbelievably awesome energy to the group. The seeds planted then are already growing.

The next Gathering will be the Dark Moon ritual on 2/13/18. For those planning on attending please register.

Until the next time, May your Roots never rot, and May your growing never stop.