A. Participants line up outside of Circle; may form two lines--
Women left, Men right.
B. HP & HPS Smudge participants, reverse or direct polarity.
C. Participants enter circle, circling, Women deosil, Men widdershins; arrange ad lib within the Circle. All may also mix, entering as seems fit.
II. CREATING SACRED SPACE:
A. Celebrant Seals circle, Cleanses with Salt & Water (or HPS), Charges with Fire & Air (or HP), while...
B. ...Participants Sing, Dance, Drum, Play...whatever.
C. Elements--Celebrant, HP &/or HPS may or not do anything formal; the other Participants are welcome and encouraged to call the Quarters in whatever way they desire. May elect Persons &/or Altars to stand for the Elements
III. INVOCATION of the KING and QUEEN:
A. Participants form a single or double Circle around the HP & HPS.
B. Celebrant anoints HP & HPS, urging them to prepare to take on the guises and functions of the King and Queen of Faerie.
C. HP lights Goddess Candle, singing or speaking an invocation to the Queen, ending with the 5-fold kiss...
D. HPS does likewise with the HP and the God Candle.
E. Others begin to circle, chanting:
WE ARE THE FAIRY CHILDREN, IN SACRED GROVE WE DANCE AND
WE SING, TO GIVE [JOY, PEACE, LOVE, PRAISE, JUICE, etc.] TO OUR KING AND OUR QUEEN;
...Circling and Chanting until they DROP, signaled by the Celebrant.
IV. THE RITE:
What follows is up to the will of Their Selves...as needed by the Participants, the Faeries, the Land, or the Occasion. There may be a Great Rite, literal or figurative, including any and all Participants, as may seem appropriate. Readings or counseling may be done. There may be Special Messages, or even Songs and Poems. Offerings may be given to the presence, or folks may be offered or ask for Boons and Blessings. This phase should end with the Blessing of the Cakes and Wine, perhaps anointed with the Child.
V. CAKES AND WINE:
Do enjoy as great a Feast as can be comestible or sensual, whatever seems fit. GROUND WELL. Assist the HP & HPS to return to relative normalcy. Some silliness may be in order. At least some food and drink should be consumed. The entire rite should end with solemn thanks and dismissal.
We come here in perfect love,
We come here in perfect trust,
'Neath the light of the bright full moon,
Away from people's prying eyes.
Here we weave the sacred magicks,
In the presence of the Old Ones,
We are the chosen ones;
Chosen by the Lord and Lady we love,
We work those ancient magicks,
Protected by the Ones we trust.
Their blessed faces are in our eyes,
The Lord of the Sun, Lady of the moon.
So beneath the light of the bright full moon,
We give honor and praise to the Ancient Ones,
Invisible from most peoples eyes,
Is the degree of their divine love,
Which warrants our continuing trust,
And our practice of their secret magicks.
So we work their divine magicks,
To honor them beneath their full moon,
And we place unconditional trust,
In our Mother and Father, the divine Ones.
Because we are conscious of their love,
Because we see it with our eyes,
In praise we raise our shining eyes,
In love we perform their magicks.
For the only way to perform them is with love,
The horned One, the Goddess of the Moon,
Know that they are the ones,
to whom witches give their trust.
Enter the circle with perfect trust,
shining from your reborn eyes.
Enter the realm of the Old Ones,
The realm of spirits and magicks,
The realm of the Sun and the Moon,
But enter only with perfect love.
Enter with trust our place of magicks,
Lift your eyes to the bright full moon,
And know that the Old Ones feel your love.