Claw Re-commissioning Ritual
MoonPath CUUPS
As led my MoonDay
January 28, 2010

An Egregore is an occult concept representing a "thought form"
or "collective group mind", an autonomous psychic entity made
up of, and influencing, the thoughts of a group of people.

The concept of the egregore was developed in works of the
Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and the Rosicrucians.
This symbiotic relationship between an egregore and its group
might be described as a watcher that can crush without pity
because it is concerned only with the group that conjured it.

Tonight we recommission the church Egregore, Claw, to continue
to protect the church property from harm.

During the announcements, two volunteers will circle the
parameter of the property repeating the following incantation
while carrying sage.

We encircle the property,
Protecting all from harm, 
Foes be afraid,
Claw chases off those that have ill to pervade. 

The warning is done. 

During this same time drumming is conducted
and we summon our egregore CLAW…

“Claw, claw, claw”

Moonday: Is the warning done? Let so mote it be. 

We gather tonight to re-commission our feline protector,
our guardian and friend. It was one year ago on Feb. 5th
that we created the egregore Claw to protect this hallowed land.

With out-rushing breaths let us expand our consciousness outward
to the far corners of the earth, with out-rushing mudras…

We let go of fear, negativity and ignorance. 
We let go of prejudice, malice, and hate.
We let go of pain, instability, and callowness.
We let go of greed, arrogance, and violence. 

With in rushing breathes pull into our consciousness to the
far-corners of the earth using in-rushing mudras…

We seal ourselves with the powers of earth, air, fire, and water.
We protect ourselves as peaceful warriors, harming no one.
We ground ourselves with love, kindness, and knowledge.
We remember ourselves and allow for imperfections, mistakes,
and lapses of judgment.

Claw come close, we thank you for your guardianship for the
past year, for the protection from malicious intent,
pre-meditated harm, and violence.

Claw, your service has been treasured, your presence has been
cherished, your guardianship valued.

Does anyone wish to speak?

Thank you, thank you, thank you…

On this day, January 28, 2010 we re-commission you again
as protector and guardian.

The charge is this… 

You encircle this property,
Protecting all from harm, 
All those that have ill intent or malice,
Will meet the wrath of Claw.

The warning is done. 

The contract is simple:

Protect this property as a watcher; scare away only those beings
that have ill intent or malice.

In return:

You may continue to roam freely on the property. 

Our promise to you:

Every time we gather on Thursday’s at 7:30 PM you are permitted
to mingle with our energies. Some of us will talk to you,
acknowledge you, thank you and befriend you.

After a year and a day, your service is done… We will most likely
need your services again, but unless summoned you are required
to move onto your next journey.

Building the cone of power we begin moving around the fire chanting
Claw’s name. We hiss at those that intend harm and violence.
We chant and hiss to the sound of the drum and finally we project
the egregore image into the fire, which is the birthing of Claw.

As the cone begins to fade, we center and pull in our consciousness,
we become less connected and more independent.

We give thanks to the north, give thanks to the west, give thanks
to the south, give thanks to the east, above and below….

The rite is done. 

So mote it be. 

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