Monthly Archives: August 2011

What’s stirring in the cauldron today?

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What am I creating today? What do I have stirring in my cauldron today? A little bit of this, a little bit of that, a pinch of something and a dram of another… Let’s get this day brewing!

Preparing for a ritual workshop for Enchanted Rose Moon Circle’s initiates involves putting together a whole recipe of things, stirring it in a cauldron and hopefully coming up with an interesting way of teaching such a beautiful part of our spirituality. Why ritual? How do we do this? What components do we bring into our rituals?  How can we express what we want to say and experience in our rituals? All of this and more is what I/we strive to teach when teaching ritual.

Who will I go to for help in teaching this? What wise Goddess can really help me with this? Will it be Hekate with all her shadowy wisdom? … or Arianrhod of the Silver Wheel? … maybe Minerva, Goddess of wisdom? or Venus, Mother Goddess of Love? Why not all of these amazing women? Does each Goddess not hold something that will add to our celebration. Do we not need love and wisdom in our rite. What about knowledge of the wheel of life? Even a knowledge of the message behind everything. We need all of this and more. Most of all we need to speak to the divine spark inside of ourselves through words, symbols, fragrance, sounds, feelings, and movement.

My desire is to share all that ritual means and to stir the cauldron of knowledge, mystery, and wisdom so that we can all experience growth and transformation from each ritual from the most simple to the elaborate and everything in between!

As much of this has asked questions, why not ask yourself these questions and see how you would answer them? What does ritual mean to you and how are you affected by it? Is it a celebration? Is it something you love or something you avoid? How can you make the most of ritual in your life? The questions can go on and on and on…

Keep in mind even a birthday celebration is a ritual. Did you know that we include rituals in every day of our life? The way you approach your washing up and getting ready for the day is a ritual. So rituals are not just religious.

Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions on the topic of rituals here!

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