Quotes from the 2007 GOG Imbolc Rite to Brigantia
was a really amazing rit. For me, at least. I was absolutely surprised
by that. But the tribe theme for GoG right now felt really right to
me.... Things I really loved that are badly or not represented in the
quotes were the meditation and Mgg's Nature Spirits. Also, Ed pretending
to kick the Outsiders in the butt.
(Betty and Ed)
"Brigantia [...] Brigid with a stiff upper lip." (An)
"Invoke from the heart, you know?" (Ed)
"I better take my purse then." (Hll, re: going to the bar instead
of back to the rit after invoking Outsiders)
"Unless the Outsiders are buying." (?)
"Yeah, the Outsiders don't tend to buy." (slightly paraphased,
"But if you find a $20 bill on the sidewalk, you'll know what to do."(Padraig)
"Anyone on good terms with their gods and goddesses?" (Ed)
"Chuck! Chuck! Chuck! Chuck! Chuck! Chuck!" (The crowd goes wild)
Carol, who just entered, looks very perplexed.
"The last 2 people through the door have been Chuck." (They were
greeted with the same enthusiasm.)
Ed drums, trying to get the group's attention.
Norma heckles from the kitchen. "Like herding ferrets, isn't it?"
Ritual (Druid-in-Charge- Betty)
Earth Mother- Cecily
"Faith is what you do between the times you see God."
"But still, like air, I rise."
"I rise, I rise. -We- rise."
Cec, quoting Maya Angelou.
"In the past month, Grove has been through a lot of shit [...] and
we've come together like never before." (Ed)
"We have the strength and courage to do anything, including terrify
Horizontal Directions- Norma
"Aw, so you're playing at Kelts, with your itty bitty Brigand tribe
markings. Isn't that cute? You're so...fucked. Surrounded by other tribes
who may not like you so well."
This is an old school directions. I haven't heard this one in 20 years.
That way - the tribe of the Falias..." (Nm)
"And here, in the center, is our little tribe of Brigands. Makes
the world seem awfully big and scary, doesn't it?
But we have us - and that's better than a lot of people. We have ourselves,
and we have each other." (Nm)
Well- invocation Nick
Fire - invocation Padraig
"A brigand takes what he needs."
"Yours are the campfires [...] Yours are the victory fires."
(whispered) "The funeral pyres." (Nr)
The Tree- invocation Mike
"The tree will be our home - and our connection, between life,
death...and the gods."
First Brigantia invocation- as Gatekeeper-Trish
"We just take, and we fight the fights we need to fight." (Trish)
"No. You are a warrior first for yourself, then for other people."
Gate Opening- Trish
Outsiders - offering by Hillary
"Why should we let -you- inside?"
"If it stops being good for you, you have the freedom to seek another
"It's good to step outside so you can see what's so good about being
insider or if it's so great at all."
Second Brigantia invocation- as Muse- Annie
"If you want this fire inside your head, you have to strike the match
Ancestors- invocation Maria
"Those who we can't remember their names." (Marc)
Nature Spirits- invocation Mgg
"Call in your nature spirits, the pieces of the land you know."
and Gods- invocation Dani
"Aphrodite's been really good to me." (Padraig)
"Well, she -has-." (Padraig)
Brigantia Invocations- Nora, Betty, Ed
"Fighting for what we need [...] asking for what we need, if we
"I tell you that you -are- [Kelts], exactly to the degree that
you choose to be."
"Look at your hands. Are they broken? Are you using them? You know
"We don't have the luxury of sitting around, saying, 'I don't have
orders for that.' "
"Some of [the battles] will be unwinnable in the end, and we go
bravely in, because are there, and it needs to be fought."
"If you have not guarded yourself, then your tribe will fall. You
will not be there for your tribe." (Nr)
Praise- lots of people
"Dream the impossible. Fight the unbeatable foe. Bear the unbearable
sorrow. ..but tilting at windmills is -such- a bad idea." (Cec)
"I had a dream last night that I owed $25 million to a tree full
of fruit bats." (Xuk)
"Be the phoenix, and not the poor piece of wood." (?)
"[Brigid] kindof midwifes us in [to Paganism]." (Ed)
"I also had a dream-"
"Did it involve fruit bats?"
"We all, I think, have stories about our gods that we don't tell
other people." (Nr)
"For 24 hours, she helped me feel like a force of nature again."
Omen- Maggie, Tricia, Cicely, Kerry, and Peg (through Chuck):
"Honor, strength, and unity."
Pourers and Passers: Chuck, Annie, Karl, Kerry, Bob, Marc
Willows: Norma and Marc
Kitchen Witches: Bob and Norma