Prayers/invocations

HERBAL INVOCATION

HERBAL INVOCATION

“Earth, divine Goddess, Mother Nature who generates all things and brings forth anew the sun which you have given to the nations; Guardian of sky and sea and of all gods and powers….through your power all nature falls silent and then sinks in sleep. And again you bring back the light and chase away night and yet again you cover us most securely with your shades. You do contain chaos infinite, yea and winds and showers and storms; you send them out when you will and cause the
seas to roar; you chase away the sun and rouse the storm. Again when you will you send forth the joyous day and give the nourishment of life with your eternal surety; and when the soul departs to you we return. You are indeed duly called Great Mother of the Gods; you conquer by your divine name. You are the source of strength of nations and of gods, without you nothing can be brought to
perfection or be born; you are Great Queen of the Gods. Goddess! I adore thee as divine; I call upon your name; be pleased the grant that which I ask of you, so shall I give thanks to thee, Goddess, with due faith. Hear, I beseech you, and be favorable to my prayer. Whatsoever herb your power does produce, give, I pray, with goodwill to all nations to save them and grant me this my medicine.
Come to me with your powers, and howsoever I may use them, may they have good success to whosoever I may give them. Whatever you grant, may it prosper. To you all things return. Those who rightly receive these herbs from me, please make them whole. Goddess, I beseech you, I pray as a suppliant that by your majesty you grant this to me. Now I make intercession to you all your powers and herbs and to your majesty, you whom Earth parent of all has produced and given as a
medicine of health to all nations and has put majesty upon you, I pray you, the greatest help to the human race. This I pray and beseech from you, be present here with your virtues, for She who created you has Herself promised that I may gather you into the goodwill of him on whom the art of medicine was bestowed, and grant for health’s sake good medicine by grace of your powers. I pray grant me through your virtues that whatsoever is wrought by me through you may in all
it’s powers have good and speedy effect and good success and that I may always be permitted with the favor of your majesty to gather you into my hands and to glean your fruits. So shall I give thanks to you in the name of the majesty which ordained your birth.’

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ELEMENTAL INVOCATIONS

ELEMENTAL INVOCATIONS

EAST Invocation

Facing East:
Guardians of the watchtower of the east, we do summon, stir, and call thee up to protect us in our rite. Come to us now on the cool breath of Autumn’s sigh which heralds the advent of Winter and the close of harvest time. Breathe into us the spirit of the pure joy of life.  So mote it be!

Responsorial:  So mote it be!

AIR Invocation

(Celebrant with the incense burner symbolizing the element of air):
“I am everywhere. I fill the fleshy pouches of your lungs, I stir all things from the smallest blade of grass to the tallest tree. I cool you with my breezes and destroy you with my storms.  Without me you would die.  Am I not holy and worthy of praise? “

EAST Banishment

Facing East:
“Guardians of the watchtower of the east, return now to the brisk Autumn breezes which are brimming with the excitement of the year’s climax.  Take with you our blessings and thanks. Hail and farewell!

Responsorial:  Hail and farewell!
SOUTH Invocation

Facing South:
Guardians of the watchtower of the south, we do summon, stir, and call thee up to protect us in our rite. Come forth from the cook fires and smokehouses where food is being made ready for the coming cold months.  Kindle within us the flame of spiritual awakening.  So mote it be!

Responsorial:  So Mote it Be!

FIRE Invocation

(Celebrant with the candle symbolizing the element of fire):
“I live in the guarded embers of campfires and the pilot lights of stoves, I spring from the lightning and the hands of men, I warm you and I destroy you. Without me you would die.  Am I not holy and worthy of praise? “

SOUTH Banishing

Facing South:
“Guardians of the watchtower of the south, return now to the dying fires of Autumn’s heat soon to give way to Winter’s chill. Take with you our blessings and thanks. Hail and farewell!

Responsorial:  Hail and farewell
WEST Invocation

Facing West:
Guardians of the watchtower of the west, we do summon, stir, and call thee up to protect us in our rite.  Come forth from the rainbow hued morning dew that covers the fields, and is soon to be frost. Asperge us with your diadems and water our deepest roots that we may find peace of mind.  So mote it be!

Responsorial:  So mote it be!

WATER Invocation

(Celebrant with the water vessel symbolizing the element of water):
“I rise from the moist crevices of the Earth, I beat on the shores of Her body, I fall from the skies in silver sheets. Without me you would die.  Am I not holy and worthy of praise? ”  (Celebrant asperges the circle with water)

WEST Banishing

Facing West:
“Guardians of the watchtower of the west, return now to the Autumn rains which cool the Earth’s fevered brow baked in the heat of Summer afternoons. Take with you our blessings and thanks.  Hail and farewell!

Responsorial:  Hail and farewell!

NORTH Invocation

Facing North:
“Guardians of the watchtower of the north, we do summon, stir, and call thee up to protect us in our rite.  Come forth from the fertile bosom of our Blessed Mother Earth, and nourish us so that our hopes may grow to fruition.  So mote it be!

Responsorial:  So mote it be!

EARTH Invocation

(Celebrant with the salt vessel symbolizing the element of earth):
“I am your Mother.  From me come the fruit and grain and animals which feed you. I am your support, and my pull on your bodies keeps you held firmly to me. Without me you would die. Am I not holy and worthy of praise? “

NORTH Banishing

Facing North:

“Guardians of the watchtowers of the north, return now to the Earth where worms burrow deeper and seeds nestle awaiting the long sleep of Winter.  Take with you our blessings and thanks.  Hail and farewell!

Responsorial:  Hail and farewell!

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CALL TO THE GOD

CALL TO THE GOD

Ancient God of the forest deeps,
Master of beast and Sun;
Here where the world is hushed and sleeps
Now that the day is done.
I call You in the ancient way
Here in my circle round,
Asking that You will hear me pray
And send Your Sun force down.

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CALL TO PROSERPINA

CALL TO PROSERPINA

Proserpina, Pluto’s bride, of spirit realms divine,
Guide us through thy underworld and wisdom serpentine.

All life and death through thee doth flow-
Infernal queen deep seeds do sow,
That we may dream unfettered flights
and soar within thy starless nights.

All dark shades do thee command
in shadows rich in Hades land.
Now Bring us to thy serpent dance
that turning, twining, causes trance.

Proserpina, Pluto’s bride, of spirit realms divine,
Guide us through thy under world and wisdom serpentine
EVOE Proserpina!

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CALL TO NIGHT (ADAPTED FROM ORPHIC HYMN)

CALL TO NIGHT (ADAPTED FROM ORPHIC HYMN)

Now let us sing of Mother Night!
Come, thou whose circle is endless flight
She whose body from celestial stars is made,
upon whose breast are souls are laid
Mystery, black as midnight’s heaven far,
yet brilliant as the silver star.
Thy realm is the void primordial skies,
light and life in thy hand  lies.
Dreams and soft ease attend thy train
lead drifting sleep to Orphic strain.
Nikta, decked with starry light
Rests deep silence, indwelling  ebony night.
Goddess of phantoms, of shadow plays
whose body divides the sun lit days.
She from whom  all Gods and men were born
She we seek when the veil is torn…
Be present Goddess with mysteries abound
let the dark’s wisdom by mortals be found!

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A CALL TO LORD AND LADY

A CALL TO LORD AND LADY

She lives and breathes upon the Earth
Her wheel spins round the hub of June
She is the web of life and birth
Her smile floats softly with the moon

Heart of life, and caring mother
Loving sister, noble princess
Firebird spirit, restless lover
Shadowy hidden sorceress

His strength is there in mountains high
His lightning flys from air and cloud
His horn heralds the wild hunt’s ride
He quickens forest, roaring proud

Children’s friend, protecting father
Watchful brother, noble fighter
Laughing wise one, dark magister
Player of pipes, thoughtful sheperd

Their faces many, countless names
Pan, Diana, Zeus, Astarte
Teachers from dreams, oracle’s flames
Speak, and guide us within our hearts

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Seax-Wiccan Psalm

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Seax-Wiccan Psalm

 

Ever as I pass through the ways do
I feel the presence of the Gods.
I know that in aught I do they are
With me. They abide in me and I in
them, forever.
 
 
No evil shall be entertained, for
purity is the dweller within me and
about me. For good do I strive and
good do I live.
 
Love unto all things.
So Be It, forever.
 

 

Source:
From Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft
By Raymond Buckland
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Good Afternoon & Good Evening, my dear loved ones!

Good Evening Images
A Prayer For Evening Devotion
 
 
Dearest parents, Father God and Mother Goddess,
I wish to thank you for a truly wonderful day.
I have experienced many ups and downs today,
and with your help, I have gained much joy and
wisdom along the way.
 
 
Thank you for my health, thank you for my friends
and family, thank you for my faith and thank you
for the opportunity to be a part of your world.
 
Blessed Be!

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