Mabon Ritual

September 16, 1999
UU Church of Ft Lauderdale
By sacredpath@mindspring.com


Introduction - Welcome to the Mabon celebration, the celebration of
the second harvest. We thank our Brothers and Sisters of Fort
Lauderdale CUUPs for asking us to be part of the family.  My
name is Ken and this is my wife Edie.
Let the rite begin

Ken  - John, would you sweep the circle.

Edie - Marty, would you seal the circle.

Ken  - With the sound of this bell we will begin to build the cone
of power, with each turn of the direction the cone of power builds
greater and greater. Visualize a cone of power building and
enveloping each of us. Hold the cone until the end of the ritual.

Edie - Let the corners be called, starting in the east

E - Awaken, Awaken, Powers of the East, Join us in this journey of
knowledge

S - Awaken, Awaken, Powers of the South, Join us in this journey of
transformation

W - Awaken, Awaken, Powers of the West, Join us in this journey of
emotions

N - Awaken, Awaken, Powers of the North, Join us in this journey
that bridges the physical with the spiritual

Call in God

Call in Goddess

Ken - Meditation/Grounding

Corn Dollie -
Explain symbolism - This dollie made of corn represents the harvest
in all of us. It's the culmination of fertility and  loving
kindness.  It+IBk-s served it +IBk-s purpose to nourish or perhaps
it's been a lesson to learn and grow from. The cycle is done
and into the ground it goes. With the burning of the corn
dollie we have transformation and rebirth. Think of something right
now in you existence that you wish to transform.

(Burn the dollie. Chant transformation 10 times.)

And, as I will it so mote it be Blessed Be.



Edie - The First Seed
In times of old the families would gather together and harvest the
land. They would have two major harvests, Llamas - the first loaves
and Mabon - the second harvest. In good times the food was
plentiful and no one would go hungry. Today in our plentiful
society, many of our brothers and sisters do go hungry. Let this
sunflower seed represent the first  seed of this harvest. With this
seed we can feed all. No child will go hungry. This seed provides
the nourishment to feed everyone. Let the harvest be plenty for
all

And as I will it So mote it be Blessed Be.

Edie - The Second Seed
In your hand you hold a second seed. Let this pumpkin symbolize the
deeds of the year. This seed symbolizes the impact that we have had
on everyone we have touched. Take a moment to remember. May the
good that we have spread be increased with this thought and may the
pain we have caused be diminished.

And as I will it So mote it be Blessed Be.

Edie - The Third Seed
Least we forget the last seed the seed that we save for the harvest
of years to come. Let this seed be the surprise seed, the seed that
we plant and watch in wonderment as it grows. Let us grow nurturing
relationships with this seed that we plant. Let it be filled with
goodness and love. Let us accept no matter what it grows into.

And as I will it So mote it be Blessed Be.

Ken and Edie -
As male joins female for the benefit of both, let the fruits of
their union promote life.

Blessed Be



Let us partake in the bounty of the season.
(hold corn bread above head) - Thank you for the bounty of the land
and the bounty of our hearts, Blessed Be

Pass out corn bread and juice.

Edie - Sharing


Ken - Now it is time for dancing and a song.
(Spiral Singers can start the song and everyone can join in)
Weave, Weave, Weave us together.

Ken - Unfortunately, it is time to go. But, we remain in each
other's hearts forever. Take this moment with you and take care
when you plant your seeds.

Goddess


North - Gracious Powers of the North, your blessings stay with us,
thank you, farewell. Blessed Be.

West - Gracious Powers of the West, your blessings stay with us,
thank you, farewell.
Blessed  Be.

South - Gracious Powers of the South, your blessings stay with us,
thank you, farewell.
Blessed Be.

East - Gracious Powers of the East, your blessings stay with us,
thank you, farewell.
Blessed Be.

Marty - Opens the circle

All - The circle is open, but unbroken, let the peace of the
Goddess be ever in your heart...

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