Inviting the Guardians

The blue text in these invitations may be changed to reflect the particular intent and tone of the ritual to follow.  It is presumed the Participants are accustomed to responding to Hail and Welcome! by repeating Hail and Welcome!

East speaks, facing outward:

To this circle of praise and honor for the Gods, I call for one to stand in the place of the Sword, to teach us courage and discernment and to uphold the pillar of the East.

Guardian of the Sword, Hail and Welcome!

West speaks, facing outward:

To this circle of joy and celebration, I call for one to stand in the place of the Cup, to teach us compassion and understanding and to uphold the pillar of the West.

Guardian of the Cup, Hail and Welcome!

South speaks, facing outward:

To this circle of sacred song and dance, I call for one to stand in the place of the Tree, to teach us harmony with Nature and to uphold the pillar of the South.

Guardian of the Tree, Hail and Welcome!

North speaks, facing outward:

To this circle of holy awe, I call for one to stand in the place of the Stones, to teach us reverence and ecstasy and to uphold the pillar of the North.

Guardian of the Standing Stones, Hail and Welcome!

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