Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Samhain Quarter Call

Samhain is just hours away. For those of us that are celebrating, there is an almost tangible thinning of the veil. The air feels fraught with magic and whispers from the Other Land.

This year is the first time I will be performing a planned group ritual. These are friends I've had for years and trust immensely. I've written out what our basic ritual will be, and when I say basic I mean...basic. Like...skeletal. I particularly enjoyed the Quarter Call that we will be using at the beginning and I thought I'd share it with you Rioters.

Wherever you are and however you plan on celebrating, may you do so with reverence, remembrance, joy, and, above all, magic.

Stay tuned to your pod feeds, because this year's Hallowed Riot will be out soon!'

Love and Lyte,

Fire Lyte
Samhain Quarter Call

I call to the forces of Earth.
The ground beneath us.
That which nourishes us and
that which provides our final resting place.
From you we are born and to you we shall return.
Bless us with your presence now
as we celebrate the thinning of the veil
and the turning of the wheel.

I call to the forces of Air.
The wind around us.
That which gives the first breath of life
and that which carries our souls to
the Other Land at our end. 
From you we seek wisdom and knowledge;
send to us the voices of our beloved dead.
Bless us with your presence now
as we celebrate the thinning of the veil
and the turning of the wheel.

I call to the forces of Fire.
The light of transformation.
That which our ancestors used to banish the darkness
and that which keeps our home abundant.
From you we honor that which destroys and rebuilds,
and the fires of Hecate who guides us to our rest.
Bless us with your presence now
as we celebrate the thinning of the veil
and the turning of the wheel.

I call to the forces of Water.
The blood of the world. 
That which flows through the veins of our bodies
as it flows through the veins of Mother Earth.
From you we seek to be cleansed; washed
and made anew.
Bless us with your presence now
as we celebrate the thinning of the veil
and the turning of the wheel.

I call to the forces of Spirit.
The spark of the divine.
That which sends us to this world at our birth
and which welcomes us at our death. 
From you we honor the cycle of life, the turning of the Wheel,
and acknowledge both our blessings and our ancestors.
Bless us with your presence now
as we celebrate the thinning of the veil

and the turning of the wheel.

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