cue cards for Claimings

Bard speaks:

We gather tonight to open the veil between the worlds, to seek the Lord and Lady, and to experience the Mystery of Their Love. Hear this warning.

To be touched by the Lord and Lady is to be changed.

If you open yourself to that touch, you put at risk your comfortable view of the world.

You risk experiencing a sense of awe to which worship is the natural response.

You risk discovering Deity as your Lover and your Beloved.

Bard lights Grove candle on North altar, then continues:

Let none remain who is unwilling to be changed by Their touch.

East speaks:

In the name of the Lady of Light,
and in my own name,
I claim this circle as a place of Men.  
Let all within be bound to speak and hear the Truth.

So mote it be.

West speaks:

In the name of the Sacred King,
and in my own name,
I claim this circle as a place of Women.  
Let all within be bound to Perfect Love and Trust.

So mote it be.

South speaks:

In the name of the Lord of the Greenwood,
and in my own name,
I claim this circle as a place of Nature.  
Let all within be bound in the Sacred Web of Life.

So mote it be.

North speaks:

In the name of the Queen of Heaven,
and in my own name,
I claim this circle as Sacred Space.  
Let all within be opened to the presence of God and Goddess.

So mote it be.

Bard speaks: When I address you by name and say “We are one.”, please address someone else by name and repeat, “We are one.” I should be the last of us addressed, after which we will also repeat together, “We are one.”

We have stepped beyond Time, to a place not of Earth.
In the Presence of the Lord and Lady, we join together and are one.

_______, we are one.