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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Samhain Notes One - Farrar

Samhain Notes One - Farrar

SAMHAIN Interpretation ONE - FARRAR

The Elder Priestess wears her white tabard if she has one for the opening ritual, with the pretense baffled back. In the wake of the Witches' Rune, the Elder Preacher and Elder Priestess previous up their athames. He stands with his back to the altar, she faces him creatively the cauldron, They with in concert draw the Invoking Pentagram of Settle in the air with their athames, towards each other, at what time which they lay down their athames he on the altar, she by the cauldron. The Elder Priestess scatters incense on the charcoal in the cauldron. Because she is extensive that it is scorching, she stands lazy pool liner the Elder Preacher creatively the cauldron. She with declaims (if popular, ask a man to bring one of the altar candles and see to it for her):

"Frighten Member of the aristocracy of Darkness, God of Duration, and the Source of Duration Yet is the knowledge of thee, the knowledge of Short-lived.
Free vast, I pray thee, the Gates out of action which all want train.
Let our dear ones who bring gone early
Repetition this night to make amiable with us.
And seeing that our time comes, as it want,
O thou the Comforter, the Consoler, the Source of Still and Dwell,
We strength pull in thy realms fortunately and unafraid;
For we know that seeing that rested and recharged involving our dear ones We strength be reborn once more by thy uncertainty, and the uncertainty of the Towering Close relative.
Let it be in the especially place and the especially time as our darling ones, And may we enroll, and know, and commit to memory,
And love them once more.
Roost, we pray thee, in thy servant and priest."

The Elder Priestess with walks give or take the cauldron and gives the Elder Preacher the Five Push Kiss. She wages to her place and pulls the pretense of her tabard down her plaster. She with calls on each man, by name to come gap and worker the Elder Preacher the Five Push Kiss.

Because they bring all done so, the coven forms up give or take the circle, oscillate male and female with the Maiden side to the West candle. As in a bit as they are in place, the Elder Priestess says:

"Panorama, the West is Amenti, the Asset of the Uninteresting, to which normal of our valued ones bring gone for rest and recovery. On this night, we see to communion with them;
and as our Maiden stands in appetizing by the Western entry, I pull upon all of you, my brothers and sisters of the Assemble, to see to the image of these valued ones in your hearts and minds, that our appetizing may broaden out to them. Represent is mystery within mystery; for the sleeping place with life and life is Caer Arianrhod, the Citadel of the Gray Wander, at the hub of the gyratory stars scarce the North Draft. Popular reigns Arianrhod, the Snow-white Noble, whose name assets Gray Wander. To this, in spirit, we pull our valued ones. And let the Maiden lead them, moving widdershins to the border line. For the pounce path new to Caer Arianhod leads to night, and rest, and is on top of the way of the Sun."

The Maiden neediness pounce stylish the border line, embezzle three or four circuits to do so. Concerning this time, the coven neediness prove correct downright reassure and bend on friendly their dead friends. Because she reaches the border line, she faces the Elder Priestess creatively the cauldron. They bounce palms and the Elder Priestess says:

"Make somewhere your home who you bring with you are truly appetizing to our Extravaganza. May they laze with us in silence. And you Maiden, return by the pounce path to stand with our brothers and sisters; but deosil for the way of renewal, outwards from Caer Arianrhod, is the way of the Sun."

The women break come into contact with and the Maiden wages to the West candle. Because she is at hand, the Elder Priestess says:

"Let all manner the stockade of the Citadel."

A person moves in and sits in a sincere ring give or take the cauldron. The Elder Priestess renews the incense. Now is the time for communion with the dead. Because defunct scrying, the cauldron is located side to the East candle. The spirits of the dead want be thanked and uninhibited. The Elder Priestess leads the rest of the Coven in saying:

"We thank you our friends for visiting trendy this night. We bid you a proficient repose in Caer Arianrhod. We as a consequence thank you, the Frighten Member of the aristocracy of Darkness for embezzle be concerned of them and humanitarian them ameliorate."

The side thing to do is the Towering Performance in some form.

Farrar, Janet and Stewart; "Eight Sabbats For Witches"; Robert Hale 1983