In the woods
At Sakin'el, we encourage all forms of ritual practice
and spiritual exploration. Someone may hold a
sunrise Christian service in Court, or a wedding in Henge,
or a Bahi discussion group in our parlour, or ...
There is a small clearing in the woods out back --
sometimes guests will camp their, or a couple wish
a moment of quite escape.
Last night, a group called Serpent Stone
held a gathering there, with a later bonfire in our
Joining Circle. So that we were not 'spooked out' they
gave us this copy of a prayer they would offer.
(written by MedicineHawk)
Holy Ones, Guardians, Sacred Ancestors:
Spirits of the Four Winds, Powers of the Seven Directions,
For on this night, and in this place, Weâ€¦Weâ€¦We Are SerpentStone!
They who honor the Ancient Ones from whence they came,
By whatever names they might be known to us.
As the Earth is our Mother and our Father the Sun,
So we are their children; the children of the stars;
The siblings of the universe.
We gather here tonight to celebrate Samhain;
To celebrate the last harvest and to give thanks
to the Lord and Lady for the bounty they have
bestowed upon us, which will carry us through
the darkness of the winter shadowlands yet to come.
We gather here tonight, to honor the passing of the
old year and the beginning of the new. To discard
those things which no longer serve us and to embrace
those things which will enhance our growth.
We gather here tonight to pay special homage; to offer
tribute to those who have gone before us.
As the veil becomes thin, may they see by our deeds, as they know by our thoughts, that neither they nor their teachings have been forgotten.
So It Is Spoken; So Mote It Be!