Mystery ~ beginning
lesson: Casting the Circle and Creation
A lesson and ritual for a group of newcomers (specifically incarcerated men) which was developed originally to satisfy an assignment in Survey of Chaplaincy, a course presented by Patrick McCollum at Cherry Hill Seminary in 2005. The Creation myth and the attributes of the directions are adapted from McCollum’s book Courting the Lady.
Yule – Winter Solstice
Patron: The Queen of Heaven
This is a winter solstice chant from “Awakening The Dream” a fundraising CD for the New Alexandrian Library Project. The chant was written by Ivo Dominguez Jr and the voices are members of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel.
Reflection: birth, parenting, creation, incarnation:
What is/was it like to be new, uninformed, starry-eyed?
What is it like to be a mother giving birth? For the first time?
What is it like to be a father/partner supporting a mother giving birth?
What is it like taking responsibility for the life of another?
To what else do we give birth? Create? Nurture?
Story: birth of the Sacred King to the Queen of Heaven
Visit: WebWeaver for grounding and centering in the Sacred Web of Life
Rite: birth, creation, holding infant/self in arms