MIDSUMMER SOLSTICE

Open circle in usual manner

Sanctify those who would enter

Invocation to the higher forces

Invocation to the God and Goddess

Remember that the purification is especially important during this season. Fix in your mind that the water is cleansing the soul and heart just as it is cleansing the body.

Light your candle from the central flame and gaze at it. Meditate for awhile: All things change… yet ultimately are the same. This is the “turning of the year” as all years do turn.

Walk slowly to the place of the rite. Circle the alter saying:

All:

“I do bid the unseen forces of nature

to gather close about me.

For I do call forth

The images of times long past.”

Form a living pentagram, centered on the alter, each point about five feet from the center, leaving room for the HP AND HPS to stand within.

HP picks up wand, points north, east, south, and west and says:

“May Winds blow cool

The sun shine warm

The Waters bright and pure.

May the Earth regain her former glory

And the race of Man endure.”

HPS:

“O blessed Lady of the moonlight

Be with me here, I do ask.

Stand near as I do perform this

Rite in your and the Gods honor.”

All:

“Blessed be.”

The Dance of Power

The Dance is essentially a fertility dance that formulates into a circle dance. This will illustrates the fullness of the season and the turning of the year, as well as raises power, which purifies as well as heals.

All:

OH GREAT UNIVERSAL LIGHT

I AM FULL WITH THE FORCES SOWN IN THE SPRING.

MY BODY MOVES TOWARD THAT I PLANNED WHEN LAST THE

FORCES REVERSED THEMSELVES.

I AM NO LONGER SHACKLED BY THAT WHICH I WAS,

BUT ILLUMINATED BY THAT WHICH I AM AND SHALL BE.

I INVOKE THEE INVISIBLE GOD WHO DWELLS IN THE

REACHES OF DARKNESS.

(here step toward the alter and review that which was
planned in the past sessions which soon will fruit)

I AM PURIFIED.

I AM THE SUN IN HIS RISING.

I AM THE MOON IN HER JOURNEY ACROSS THE HEAVENS.

I AM THE DARKNESS AND THE LIGHT.

HP and HPS (chant or speak), priests and priestess and all others repeat the chant.

BLESSED Be the Sun of Summer.

BLESSED Be the day and the night.

BLESSED Be the cosmic Circle.

BLESSED Be the eternal light.

HPS:

Let us gladly take responsibility for what we are within
ourselves. No longer are we helpless Children of the Mysteries,
but old enough to realize and follow out the meaning of man’s
oldest faith.

The sacred seeds we sowed at Springtime have become full plants
in flower around us. This we must cherish carefully, so that
its fruit will be our means of life when we have grown beyond
these mortal bodies.

Nature flourishes around us, and so we should flourish also.
Since our Great Mother shows her beauty, let all members of her
family be beautiful also.

Here garlands are distributed or set upon the head and around the neck. Soft music plays, and all are joyous and thankful.

HP:

Blessed be this season of the Summer Sun, and all it shines
upon visible or inwardly. Even though it may be hidden
by the darkest clouds, let us ever keep its glorious
light undimmed within us, shining in our hearts and
radiating warmth to those around us.

Eucharist

Dancing and Feast

Thanksgiving

Close Circle

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