Musical Ritual of the Children of the Moon
with "Faerie" Elaine Silver
MoonPathCUUPS.Org
January 14, 2006
under the Full Moon

Because of the cold and blowing winds, we stayed inside for our Ritual. 
This time we had four Faeries and a Narrator with Faerie Elaine. Once 
again we were magickal.

This is the night of the Full Moon. Here is the text of the Musical Ritual 
we presented with Faerie Elaine. The music is drawn from her five 
CDs: 

                      G1  I Choose Love 
                      G2  The Lady of the Lake
                      G3  Divine Favorites
                      G4  Faerie Goddess
                      G5  Faeries, Dreams & Other Friends

(Elaine has  two microphones, guitar and stool. The Narrator stands to 
her left and there are four Faeries. There is an altar to the right 
between Elaine and the Narrator.)

(Narrator welcomes audience to this ritual.)

Narrator: "`Tis time to return to the Old Ways.  Relax. Let your mind 
wander. We take a step outside of the mundane, and enjoy the magick 
of Faerie Elaine Silver. We will invoke, the Goddess in her many 
aspects, the Goddess of the Moon."

G2/8: `Tis Time - Now We Take a Step Outside the Mundane:


Narrator: 
"The Moon has waxed full, and it is time for the Gathering. Envision a 
Faerie as she enters walking through the mists in their valley towards 
the high ground where the evening ritual will be held. Another follows. 
They are eager to be with their friends gathering in communion."

(As the music plays, Faeries enter carrying candles. They move up the 
east aisle, down the center aisle, up the west aisle and down the center 
aisle. They slowly circle docile around before stepping to the altar.)

G4/1: Divine Emotion - a Call to Worship:


Narrator:  "Next we will call the quarters to our sacred Circle. 
As the directions are named, the Faeries, will light each quarter 
candle: East, South, West, North." (Narrator salutes each quarter.)

G4/2: Calling All Directions - Blessing the Circle:


Narrator: "Now that we have prepared our space, we invite the 
Goddess to extend to us her blessing and guidance." (Narrator and 
Faeries raise arms in Goddess position to Elaine as she begins 
singing.)

G1/4: Call on the Moon - The Goddess joins us


Narrator: "The little people were here first. Legend has it that there 
were more peaceful times before invading tribes came from the East. 
The invaders brought with them weapons of iron. Tools of bronze were 
no match.  In honor of the little people, some spiritual traditions 
include no iron among their altar tools today."

(Narrator and Faeries dance around circle inviting children, wee 
faeries, and others to join them.)

G4/8: In Days Gone By - The Age of the Faeries:


Narrator: "We now share a history lesson. We look back to the time of 
the tyranny of patriarchy. We invoke the Goddess in seven of the many 
aspects by she was known in ancient times."

(The four Faeries proudly face the audience.)

Narrator: "Isis - Egyptian Goddess, she enfolds us within her wings."

Melanie: "Astarte - Canaanite Goddess of the sacred groves."

Lisa: "Diana - Roman Goddess of the Hunt, champion of women and 
with a taste for men."

Janine: "Hekate - Greek, maybe Celtic, Goddess of the crossroads."

Emily: "Demeter - Goddess of the Earth, the harvest, and the return of 
spring."

Melanie: "Kali - Hindu Goddess of War, destruction, and 
transformation."

Lisa: "Inanna - Mother Goddess of Mesopotamia who descended into 
the Underworld to meet her Dark Sister"

Narrator: "Join us as the chant comes around"

(With power)

Isis, Astarte, Diana - Hekate, Demeter, Kali - Inanna.
Isis, Astarte, Diana - Hekate, Demeter, Kali - Inanna.
Isis, Astarte, Diana - Hekate, Demeter, Kali - Inanna.

G4/10: Burning Times - A History Lesson or Guided Meditation:


Narrator: "The Goddess offers a blessing to the Children of the Moon, 
and a story of magick."

(During the song, the Faeries will empower some Moon Water. They 
circle around to the front of the altar. They raise up the plastic punch 
bowl. They hold it over their heads and pivot under it. With great flourish, 
one pours a glass pitcher of rose-scented water into the punch bowl. Together 
they raise the bowl towards the moon and then to each of the quarters.)

G1/9: The Faerie Blessing Song


Narrator: "The Goddess offers an anointing to the Children of the 
Moon. We are so bold in our early years. Our confidence is perhaps 
later dashed. The Goddess assures us that we are beloved and 
connected."

Narrator: "The Faeries will pass among you and bless you with a dash 
of moon water."

(During song, the Faeries carry the bowl and branches. With sweeping 
gestures they dip branches into the water and sprinkle everyone for 
the aspersing.)

G4/5: How Could Anyone - A Song to Children of the Moon:


Narrator: "You might visualize angels at the quarters and a healing 
light restoring you.  The full moon of each month has a name.  
January is the Cold Moon. June is the Faerie Moon. The second full 
moon in a month is called a Blue Moon and occurs `one in thirteen.'" 
The next Blue Moon will be next year, June 2007."

Narrator: "We raise energy through dancing. Stand with left hand up - 
right hand down."

Narrator: "Left palm up - right palm down. Receive energy from the 
person on your left and pass it to the person on your right. We will 
dance dosile (clockwise) with a step befitting a waltz."

(Left palm up - Right palm down. Faeries step about the Circle inviting 
others to join in and take their hand. What follows is a spiral dance.) 

G4/3: The Blue Moon Song/Faeries (June) Moon - Raising the Energy:


Narrator: "The Goddess bids us farewell. But she is always with us. We 
are each a Child of the Moon. When you might feel disconnected, 
remember, we are not alone."

G1/11: I Will


(Move right into next song. Using a snuffer, Faeries extinguishes the 
four quarter candles starting with the north and moving widdershins. 
Narrator salutes each quarter. Faeries return to the altar.)

G4/13: By the Earth - Opening the Circle:


Narrator: "The ritual is ended, go in peace. We thank "Faerie" 
Elaine Silver for her wonderful music for our rite." 

"Stay if you will, leave if you must, go in peace." 

Cast:                           Props:
Faerie Elaine                   Microphones
Janine                          Microphone Cables
Lisa                            Plastic Punch Bowl
Melanie                         Water Pitcher
Emily                           Rose Scent for Water
Narrator                        Snuffer
                                Quarter Candles
                                Two Small Branches
                                Altar Candles & Setup

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