Worshiping the ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses through Rituals, Prayers and Spells dedicated and directed to the Old ones who still hold the power of the universe.
Ritual of the Dawn
Tools and supplies needed:
This Ritual begins at sunrise, with everyone meeting just outside the Temple Ankh woods to watch the dawn. As the first sun rays touch the face of the Statue of Ra, the High Priest raises his arms and says:
Honor to thee, Great and Powerful, Ra
And, everyone says:
May it be so.
The High Priest takes the sword in his non-power or receiving hand and points it directly at the sun. recite:
We thank you, Great God Ra, for granting us the gift of fire.
High Priest moves the sword to his power or manifesting hand, and points the sword at the Balefire, which the Temple Guardian immediately lights by the quickest way handy. Symbolically, this represents the God Ra giving our Coven fire, light and heat. Unless your Temple Guardian is very well versed on fire starting magic, or able to rub two sticks together to make fire, use a bic!!!
While the balefire is being lit, each member not involved, should take the time to engrave their personal candles. Use sun signs, the names of Ra, an ankh or anything that feels right to you. When the balefire is fully caught, the High Priest lights the altar candle from the balefire. The easiest way to do this is to light a stick of incense in the balefire and use the flame on the end to light the altar candle. Once the altar candle is lit, the High priest issues an invitation such as:
Come my Brothers and Sisters and join in our gift.
Each member lights his candle from the balefire and returns to his place. These candles are intended to be an altar tool for each member. Anytime they light it the powers of this Festival and the Great God Ra shall be summoned to aid and assist their work. Additional candles for future Coven use can be lit at this time also.
Once all of the candles have been lit, each person raises their candle towards the statue, as if giving a toast. Everyone says:
To the Great God Ra
Then they snuff out their candles.
News & Upcoming Events
March 16-20 - Spring Equinox celebration. Main ritual will be on the 18th starting at 10:00 a.m. and lasting until we get sleepy.
April 29th - Beltaine celebration beginning at 7:00 p.m.
June 20 - 25 - Second annual Trial of Set game!
June 24 - Midsummer celebration beginning at Noon and lasting until 11:00 p.m. Main ritual begins at 6:00 p.m.
September 22 - 24 - Autumn Equinox Celebration. Main Ritual will be on the 23rd beginning at 7:00 p.m.
October 26 - 29 - Harvest celebration. Main Ritual will be on the 28th, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
For more information on any of these events, please email Nydia. Please put 'Rituals' as the subject line of your email.
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