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Monday, April 11, 2011

Simple Beltane Ritual for Two

(Please forgive the format and spacing. For some unknown reason, I had a bit of trouble posting this one - Thank you!)


ALTAR

One tall green God Candle, One tall white Goddess candle, 4 corner candles, One God wreath/crown and One Goddess wreath/crown for recreation of marriage ceremony, cauldron for balefire (if outdoors, make a bonfire), decorative candles different shades of green, rose incense, rose oil, wand or athame, chalice of wine or juice, cup of water, bowl of salt, bread, Sage to burn in cauldron
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(Cast circle and call the corners in usual manner, but burn the sage in the cauldron to purify circle while you are calling the corners. Light the incense and the decorative candles. Anoint your wrists, feet and Third Eye with the Rose oil.  Then invoke the Goddess & God)-

INVOCATION OF THE GOD: (while lighting the tall Green candle)

"I now do call upon the eternal God in the ancient way, as Young Lord and Oak King, Horned
 One of the Forests. We bid Ye welcome and ask Thee to come forth and join Thy Lady Goddess in
 the Holy Rite of Sacred Union. As it is willed, so mote it be!"


INVOCATION OF THE GODDESS: (while lighting the tall White candle)

"I now do call upon the eternal Goddess in the ancient way, as Lovely Maiden, Mother and 
  Crone - Threefold Goddess be. We bid Ye welcome and ask Thee to come forth and join Thy
 Lord God in the Holy Rite of Sacred Union. As it is willed, so mote it be!"


Pract. 1:       "Blessed be this day of Beltane,
                       Wedding day of the Goddess and God;
                       Holy day of sacred marriage,
                       Holy night of sacred union."


Pract. 2:    "Today we gather to celebrate the union of our Mother Earth to Her
                     consort, our Father God the Green Man and Great Lord of the Forests,
                     as Nature rejoices in a blaze of color and life."


Pract. 1:      "Blessed be the sacred union which manifests all creation!"

                      (Go to the altar and pick up cup of water, raising it up toward the sky and say) -
                      "Behold the womb of the Great Mother!
                     The entity from which all life flows."

Both:                     "Blessed be the Lady!"

Pract. 2:       (Go to the altar and pick up the athame raising it up toward the sky and say)-
                      "Behold the phallus of the God!
                        Fruitful principle of the Universe."

Both:            "Blessed be the Lord!"


(THE SYMBOLIC GREAT RITE/MARRIAGE CEREMONY) -


Pract. 1:   (Places the Goddess wreath on Practitioner 2's head while saying) -

                              "Blessed are you among women tonight!"

Pract. 2:   (Places the God wreath on Practitioner 1's head while saying) -        
                              "Blessed are you among men tonight!"

(Both sit facing each other for the continuation of the ceremony) -

Pract. 1:    "Blessed be you, my Lady,
                    My Holy Bride of Heaven and Earth;
                   Let me unite with you in the ancient rite of sacred marriage."

Pract. 2:    "Blessed be you, my Lord,
                   My Holy Groom of Heaven and Earth;
                   Let me unite with you in the ancient rite of sacred marriage."

Pract.1:    "As we become One, so we are One."

Pract. 2:    "As above, so below!"

Pract.1:     "By the act of love all life comes to be,
                    By this act of faith we proclaim our place on the eternal cycle of life."

Both:          "Blessed be the Great Rite!
                     The Lord and Lady reign eternal."

(Both now toast to the Lord and Lady by taking a sip of the wine or juice and  breaking off a piece of  the bread - saving a portion of each to give back to the Earth later)

Pract.1:     "We are the children of deity;
                    We are part of the creative life force which moves the Universe,
                    We are part of all that is."

Pract. 2:     "Though we are apart, we are always together
                     For we are one in the spirit of our Goddess and God."

Both:           "Merry meet, merry part and merry meet again -
                       Blessed be!"


(Close the ritual by thanking the deities and open the circle - remembering to give back to the Earth)



5 comments:

  1. Beautiful Ritual thank you for sharing it :D
    thought you might enjoy my Beltane Blessing machinima film
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VElZSplpxQc
    Bright Blessings
    elf ~

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  2. Thanks, Celestial Elf! I enjoyed your Beltane Blessing film very much! I would have liked to share it with everyone else who follows my blog but You Tube would not allow me to.

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  3. Thank You Lady Caer Morganna,
    re sharing; perhaps you tube was having a funny half an hour, I have sent the link and the embed code to your fb account, hope that will work.
    Bright Blessings,elf ~

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  4. Thank you so much for you help, Elf, I will try that!!!!

    Blessings to you,

    Lady Caer Morganna

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  5. Thank you for sharing this, I used it as an inspiration for my partner's and my private Beltane ritual. I kept the marriage as you wrote it and it worked very well for us. I changed most of the rest since we did the Great Rite in Actual rather than symbolically, and due to our style preferences. Even still I can't thank you enough your ritual here was a wonderful help!

    Blessed Be,

    Aideen

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