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

Dark Moon Ritual For Resolution of Unhealed Emotions

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Everyone has  unresolved trauma that results in Shadow Self to put up obstacles in our progress of our work. Resolving issues our Shadow Self presents is an important endeavour, although seemingly endless one. Items needed will be an offering to Anubis, a black candle, incense: frankincense or dragon’s blood, drum or a drumming recording.

Light the Incense, and make your call.

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.

To 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
Anubis! The Jackal God, the Gatekeeper to life after life, We are unbalanced. Help us to become more balanced, more unity in self, more wholesome.  Black God of the Night guide us to the door where we can met our own Shadow self, our reasons for unbalanced, or traumas to be healed. Place the offering, begin lightly drumming. When ready speak the petion, repeat if desired.

Hail Shadow Self! Tonight I call to you. Tonight I honor you. Tonight we heal,  Hear me now!

I float away but you are my gravity. Die to love another day. I’m a broken feeling, I’m full of pain. I’m sick of all this blockage. I can escape. I know the truth from the lies. I forgive your for your damage and I carry you through, No matter how hard we fall, we Know. You will bleed for me and I will bleed for you. We rise again. You rise again. I rise again!


As the drumming continues pay attention to thoughts, images, and feelings that appear in your mind. Greet them, acknowledge them as they are part of you. If it something you want to change, thank it for giving you knowledge.

When you feel this sessions is complete, announce it: This work is done, so be it! Call to Anubis to guide you back. Before you are part offer your pain of the trauma, or the hardship, to Anubis in thanks for his help this day.

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

To Twisting Yew we hold you always with us, go if you must.

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.

Thanks for reading. May your roots never rot, May your growing never stop.

Lyrics from Papa Roach song feat. Maria Brinks, Gravity used in the petition. They are not my own and are copyrighted.



Protection Spell



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For this past full moon one of our members had a request for a protection magick. This is a slight variant on what we created for the request. Full moon energy was used to boost the potency. The ingredients used are:

  • Alligator Tooth
  • One to three Sea Shells with points preferably
  • Selected herbs. ( We used Bay Leaf , and Ground Clove.)
  • Cascarilla powder
  • Black Candle

Feel free to add anything else you think you need, or what you know works for you. During the speel you will be placing the shells and gator tooth will be placed around a house or property. You will also Fill the gator tooth herbs and cascarilla powder and seal it with wax from the black candle.

When you are ready to start the spell gather the filled and sealed tooth, shells and candle to where you will be working. Cast your circle if desired.

Light the candle, and the speak the spell below:

To the Gods who work with and watch over person/persons named. We call to you tonight! Glorious are you in whom We walk with! Great are you in whom We give our Love to! Hear us tonight, under this full Moon whose strength is bright. Bless this spell for protection of this house,
person/persons named, their family, and their possessions from the ill intentions, and actions of those who wish to harm and to bring harm here. 

  We call to the creatures of the sea who have passed and left these houses that have points and spikes, bless these vessels times three! ( present shells to all directions, and place in the predesignated spots) We call to Gator whose teeth and claws protect their territory bless this vessel! ( present to all directions, and then place in the predesignated spot.)” 

We you feel ready open the circle if you cast one. If it is safe leave the candle burn to its completion. If it is not, light the candle daily until it is done.

 ‘Till we next meet again; May your Roots never rot, and your growing never stop.

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

Walking

Loki
Honored one
I hear you call
I see your actions
Your message I know not.
The path is here
The foundation you  have built
The steps were mine
The steps are mine
The storms rage all around
I still see
I still walk
I may not be me when I’m done
Written by
Kaylus the Grey

Midsummer 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 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.

  The Quarters are called sacred space is brought forth to this land once more. Mind your thoughts, your feelings, and your emotions, for today we call to the most ancient, the most prolific in myth, the most wise, the most common transcultural Deities. Today we call Dragons! Creatures of fire, immense emotions, and endless wisdom.

  O’ Great Adroka, Queen of the Stars and Moon, and knowledge long forgotten.
O’ Shinning Pearl One, hear our prayers, and add your blessings to our Fires! We honor you and welcome you!

 O’ Great Maruk, Lord of the Sun, Fields, and knowledge not yet known. O’ Mighty Dark One, hear our prayers, and add your blessings to our fires! We honor and welcome you!

  In your presence we are not alone. In your presence we accept all of our self, the light, the dark, it is us. It is you. Without one we become unbalanced, stagnant. As we walk through these Midsummer Fires we are at this one moment whole. Any separation we might have felt, any denial we might have had is no longer stopping us. We now see our shadow mask illuminated by the long daylight hours, by the Sacred Fires,  By Adroka, By Maruk. ( As the participants pass through the fires, they may add herbs for offerings, or offerings of pain, hurt, or non-beneficial trait to be assimilated and no longer separate. Each participant is to take a white and a black stone/bead from the bowls next to each fire as representation in this physical world of this moment of balance. )

  In the midst of Summer you have grown tall, strong and abundant plants, flowers, trees, and roots. Now is the time to start to see what can be harvested soon and what needs some work before it will ready to harvest. Take the time to look at your garden. (soft drumming for a few minutes. Drumming gets louder and picks up beat until a full drum circle has emerged.)

 In honor of you Adroka, and Maruk we drum and we dance!
(​When the celebration reaches its peak, a Guardian shall lead the participants back to circle form, as the drumming recedes.)
   Drink from the horn! Eat from the plates! Know now that you have honored Dragons and lived to tell about it. Now take your experience and leave your fear but still keep your caution.
Once again we thank you O’ Great Adroka and O’ Mighty Maruk. Stay if you will, Go if you must!

 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.
To Twisting Yew, Teacher, Wander, stripper of false. We thank you and for sharing your blessings upon our ritual.


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

Loki’s Prayer

Loki’s Prayer

Hail Loki,
Full of Fire,
I am with Thee;
Blessed art thou amongst the liminal,
and Blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Sleipnir
Father of Hel, Be with us dedicants, now and at the hour of our death.
Amen