Rain Making: L'eau Rite

We in CAYA Coven are making rain! Assorted Aspirants, Dedicants, Initiates, and Ordains all contributed to our collection of rain workings, and we offer them to you. This next working is a full on rite developed by CAYA Aspirant HiC Luttmers. Hold on to your hats!

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Water Initiation Ritual ~ Coven Dewiniaeth ~ Full Moon in Gemini, 11 December 2008

GROUNDING AND CENTRING

Play LISTEN meditation

CASTING THE CIRCLE

HPS : Light the Maiden Candle

"And the light came of the dark to guide our way."

HP : Sound singing bowl three times

CALL THE EKOS

BOTH - HP and HPS :

"The elements have been called, and the circle is conceived."

GOD AND GODDESS CANDLES

HPS : Light the God candle

"Our God is Hapy, He Who Controls the Inundation, Lord of the

Fishes and Birds of the Marshes, Bring of Water, Food and Life,

from Him flows the river of life."

HP : Light the Goddess candle

"Our Goddess is Anqet, She Who Embraces, Giver of Life, of All

Power, of All Health, and of All Joy of the Heart, from Her all life

flows."

Both - HP and HPS :

"From these two lights come all light. From the Lord and the Lady

comes all life."

CONSECRATION OF ALTAR

HPS : Place water on the Pentacle. Place point of athame in the water.

"I consecrate thee, O Water, Heart and Feeling. Bring thy special

blessings to this, our sacred rite."

HPS : Present water to the North

"Blessed Be."

HPS : Place salt on the Pentacles. Hold athame over the salt.

"I bless and consecrate thee, O Earth, Body and Stability. Bring thy

special blessings to this, our sacred rite."

HPS : Present salt to the North.

"Blessed Be."

HPS : Place water on the Pentacle. Add 3 measures of salt to the water and stir clockwise.

"Great Mother, bless this Water and Earth to your service. May we

always remember the cauldron of water of rebirth and the many

forms of being. Of Water and Earth are we."

HPS : Present water and salt to the North

"We honour you, Great Mother."

HP : Place maiden candle on the Pentacle. Wave the point of the athame through flame.

"I bless and consecrate thee, O Fire, Will, Passion. Bring thy special

blessings to this, our sacred rite."

HP : Present candle to the North.

"Blessed Be."

HP : Place censer on the Pentacle. Add incense. Wave the point of the athame through smoke.

"Great Lord, bless this Fire and Air to your service. May we always

remember the sacred fire that dances within all life and hear the

voices of the Divine. Of Air and Fire are we."

HP : Present incense to the North

"We honour you, Great Lord."

CENSING AND ASPURGING

HPS : Take Water and aspurge perimeter of circle starting and ending in the East

"By our Mother’s body and heart, be thou cleansed and renewed."

HP : Take incense and cense perimeter of circle (following HPS) starting and ending in the East

"By our Father’s mind and passion, be thou purified and renewed."

Both - HP and HPS - return to centre :

"By Water and Earth, by Fire and Air, the circle cast twice is properly

prepared."

HPS : Go to each person in the circle, aspurge with water, finishing with palms and then forehead.

HP : Go to each person in the circle, cense with smoke.

HPS : Take water and aspurge HP. Take incense and cense HP.

HP : Take water and spurge HPS. Take incense and cense HPS.

HP : Takes athame, goes to the East, walks Deosil around the circle

HPS : Say the following as HP walks the circle

"By our true will, we draw this circle to contain and protect. O

sacred space, be filled with perfect love and trust. In the name of

the Lady and the Lord do we conjure thee, Circle of Power."

HP : Facing East and draws Pentagram for Earth

HPS : "So mote it be!"

CALLING THE QUARTERS

HP : Facing North, arms outstretched.

"Greetings to the sons of Horus, the Four Pillars of Shu !

You are the Power that supports and binds all the elements into

oneness. We ask that you stand firm to guard and protect all the

energy created here during this, our holy rite."

HPS : Facing North, arms outstretched, right arm intertwined with left arm of HP.

"Greetings, Heka !

You are the Power and source of our magic. Come ! Be welcome

in this, our sacred space. We ask that you guide and fill all the

energy created here during this, our holy rite."

Both - HP and HPS :

"May it be for the good of all. Blessed Be!"

Draw lemniscate over altar

HP and HPS face each other and grasp hands.

HP :

"Homage to thee, O Anqet.

Thou art the bringer of food.

Thou art the mighty one of meat and drink.

Thou art the creator of all good things.

Thou fillest the storehouses.

Thou heapest high with corn the granaries.

Thou hast care for the poor and needy.

Thou art Anqet."

HPS :

"Homage to thee, O Hapy.

Thou appearest in this land

Thou comest in peace to make us to live.

Thou art the Hidden One.

Thou art the guide of the darkness

On the day when it is thy pleasure to lead the same.

Thou art the waterer of the fields which Ra has created,

Thou givest life unto all animals,

Thou makest all the land to drink unceasingly

As thou descendest on thy way from the heavens.

Thou art Hapy."

Both - HP and HPS face the altar :

"Lord and Lady, we ask Your acceptance of this, our sacred rite."

HPS :

"Be Thou our guide and protection as we, your children, worship

you in the ways of old. Welcome, and Blessed Be!"

WORKING / MEDITATION

CAKES AND WINE

HPS : Pour wine into Chalice. Hold Chalice toward HP with both hands.

HP : Place tip of athame into the Chalice.

"The Lord is the athame and the seed. The Great Mother is the cup,

the womb. Together they bring life. Together they bring creation.

We are blessed. Behold the act of life!"

HP : Submerges tip of athame into the wine.

HPS : Hand Chalice to HP and take the athame. Dip athame in wine and sprinkle onto cakes and drinks.

Both - HP and HPS :

"The gifts of our Lord and Great Mother are ever sweet. May their

taste last. May they bring us the blessings of life."

HP : Offer Chalice to HPS.

"It is only fitting that this Chalice of Life goes first to you."

HPS : Pours some wine into the libation cup, drinks from Chalice, toasts coven, drinks again. HPS then

offers the Chalice to the HP.

"I make life only with my consort."

HP : Make libation of cake and wine.

"Let this food nourish the Spirit and feed the Body, that we may be

whole in both."

HP : Take a piece of cake, split it in half. Feed half to HPS and eat the other half.

"The Lord and the will always provide. May we never hunger."

PARTAKE OF CAKES AND WINE

CLOSING THE CIRCLE

HP:

"Anqet, with your crown of ostrich feathers and your sacred gazelle. Your

arms hold the waters of life, and your embrace brings fertility, fruit and

prosperity. Queen of the Nile, Inundation that nourishes and gives life to

the fields, Goddess of the hunt, Mistress of lust. We thank you for

attending our rites and blessing us with your presence."

HPS :

"Hapy, with your full breasts and large belly. You who make man to live

through his flocks and his flocks through his orchards, You are the Current

and Miracle of Life between the mountains and desert, You send the river

into the underworld to flow through the heavens and out through the

mountains to flood the lands and bring life anew to the fields. We thank you

for attending our rites and blessing us with your presence."

DISMISSING THE QUARTERS

HP : Facing North, arms outstretched.

"Hail to the sons of Horus, the Four Pillars of Shu, the Power of the

elements. Our sacred rite is finished. We thank you for balance and

support."

HPS : Facing North, arms outstretched, right arm intertwined with left arm of HP.

"Hail, Heka, the source of our magic. Our sacred rite is finished. We thank

you for your guidance and power."

Both - HP and HPS :

"Now it is time to go ! Blessings to you, and Farewell!"

TAKING DOWN THE CIRCLE

HP : Takes athame, goes to the East, walks Deosil around the circle

HPS : Say the following as HP walks the circle

"By our true will, what has here been made is now released. What has here

been conjured may now fade. We who were between the worlds have

returned to the mundane. In the name of the Lady and the Lord do we

dissolve thee into the Earth, O Circle of Power."

HP : Faces East and draws Banishing Pentagram for Earth then touches athame to the ground.

HPS : "So mote it be!"

The Circle is open but remains unbroken. The Goddess blesses her children.