Spring Equinox Ritual: The Tempest!
wild and imaginative ADF ritual inspired by Shakespeare's play, The Tempest!
Hillary led the rite, conceived by Hillary, Alex, Pat, Maggie, Kerry, and
Monika. Our bard, Jen, and our musicians kept the sounds of a magickal storm
raging throughout the ritual; gusts of wind blowing through at appropriate
points added to the magick, and the wind died down for the main invocation.
Our gatekeeper, Manannan Mac Lir, was invoked as Prospero, the magician
and stormbringer, who was our main deity for this ritual. He also blessed
our grove well. Ariel was our muse, and Caliban honored the outsiders.
Lots of stormy ocean-praise and great invocations. This sea-tossed ritual
was powerful and a little frightening. 23 attended at Sue's magickal Portal
of the Porcupine. Many thanks to Sue for hosting, and to all the folks
who brought tons of wonderful food (one of the POP people asked if it
was "catered"!) and special thanks to those who helped clean
up Sue's backyard in the days beforehand (Norma, Alex, Michael, Pat, Maggie,
Kerry, Hillary, Alex again...). POP held a lovely Wiccan Ostara ritual
in the evening, and there was drumming and a fire at night.
CLICK HERE FOR THE TEMPEST RITUAL SCRIPT!!
you Marc, for the photos!)