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VxPoem ID: 16043

Category:
liturgical_ritual

Posted: September 10th. 2005 10:03:23 PM

Views: 994

A Shared Working.....

by Paganus AlbusBarba

Age Group: Adult



A Shared Working
*by*
Paganus Greybeard


Paganus 'faces' the Witches Voice Readership:

Greetings!
Salutations!
Hail & Well Met!
Merry Meet!
Hello, Again!

We are here -
Solitary and United -
each in Our own time -
each in Our own place & space -
each in Our own personal way -
Together.
We are the Writers, Contributors, Editors, Staff
and Visitors of, by and for Witches Voice.
Again We meet here in this 'cybernetic space' -
this 'cybernetic place -
of electrons -
of photons -
Motherboards -
and Microchips.
We are again assembled here -
each in Our own physical place & space -
each in Our own time -
each in Our own way.
We are assembled here for this brief moment -
this instant of time -
when We all come together and share -
in this 'Shared' 'Working'.
We are United and Unified Here -
Here in this 'Shared' 'Working' -
so that Together Our Energies -
Our Thoughts -
Our Words -
might accomplish -
as One Voice -
accomplish what One single Voice cannot....
We are Witches Voice.
This is Our Strength.
This is Our Power.
This is Our 'Working'.....

Opening Invocations & Consecrations:

Paganus 'facing' East:

NightMother Moon - I Greet You.
NightMother Moon - You are Welcomed Here.
NightMother Moon - Aspect of the Infinite Eternal ALL -
You Bless Us.
Day/SkyFather Sun - I Greet You.
Day/SkyFather Sun - You are Welcomed Here.
Day/SkyFather Sun - Aspect of the Infinite Eternal ALL -
You Bless Us.
Day/SkyFather Sun - You who Lights Our Days and
Energizes Our Lives - You Bless Us.
NightMother Moon - You who Reflects the Sun into Our
Dark Nights - You Bless Us.
Element of Air - I Greet You.
Element of Air - You are Welcomed Here.
Element of Air - Aspect of the ALL's Creation - You Bless
Us.
Guides and Guardians of the East - I Greet You.
Guides And Guardians of the East - You are Welcomed
Here.
Guides and Guardians of the East - You Bless Us.
We Are Blessed.

Spirits of the Air -
Who come on the Winds of Understanding -
Inquisitive and Curious -
Awaken our Intuition and Intellect so We may
Comprehend and Understand so that We may Share
this 'Shared' 'Working' with Others so that they too may
Comprehend and Understand.
Aid us in this 'Shared' 'Working'
Be Welcome!
Blessings Be!

Paganus 'facing' South:

Hawaiian Goddess of Fire Pele - I Greet You.
Hawaiian Goddess of Fire Pele - You are Welcomed
Here.
Hawaiian Goddess of Fire Pele - Aspect of the Infinite
Eternal ALL - You Bless Us.
Element of Fire - I Greet You.
Element of Fire - You are Welcomed Here.
Element of Fire - Aspect of the ALL's Creation - You
Bless Us.
Spirits of Fire - I Greet You.
Spirits of Fire - You are Welcomed Here.
Spirits of Fire - Aspects of the ALL's Creation - You
Bless Us.
Guides and Guardians of the South - I Greet You.
Guides and Guardians of the South - You are Welcomed
Here.
Guides and Guardians of the South - You Bless Us.
We Are Blessed.

Spirits of Fire who come to warm Our hearths and
hearts - who Illuminate and Light Our Lives -
who Heal Our Physical wounds and Emotional and
Psychic sorrows - who Make Us strong -
Aid Us in this 'Shared Working'.
Bring Us warmth - but not so much as We cook
ourselves - nor Our Companions and Familiars.
Be Welcome!
Blessings Be!

Paganus 'facing' West:

Sea Nymph Galatea and Sea Lord Triton - I Greet You.
Sean Nymph Galatea and Sea Lord Triton - You are
Welcomed Here.
Galatea and Triton - Aspects of the Infinite Eternal ALL -
You Bless Us.
Element of Water - I Greet You.
Element of Water - You are Welcomed Here.
Element of Water - You Bless Us.
Spirits of Water - I Greet You.
Spirits of Water - You are Welcomed Here.
Spirits of Water - Aspects of the ALL's Creation - You
Bless Us.
Guides and Guardians of the West - I Greet You.
Guides and Guardians of the West - You are Welcomed
Here.
Guides and Guardians of the West - You Bless Us.
We Are Blessed.

Spirits of Water who come to cool Us down on days of
heat - who come to wash away the negative, hurtful and
damaging - who softly and gently salve Our wounds and
hurts - who bring us cooling -
Be Welcome!
Blessings Be!

Paganus 'facing' North:

Earth Mother Gaia {Nerthus of the Celtic and Norse} - I
Greet You.
Earth Mother Gaia {Nerthus} - You are Welcomed Here.
Earth Mother Gaia {Nerthus of the Celtic and Norse} -
You Bless Us.
Element of Earth - I Greet You.
Element of Earth - Aspect of the ALL's Creation - You
Bless Us.
Spirits of the Earth - I Greet You.
Spirits of the Earth - I Welcome You.
Spirits of the Earth - Aspects of the ALL's Creation - You
Bless Us.
Guides and Guardians of the North - I Greet You.
Guides and Guardians of the North - You are Welcomed
Here.
Guides and Guardians of the North - You Bless Us.
We Are Blessed.

Spirits of Earth who dwell within this planet -
Friends of Humankind - Seen and Unseen -
Sons and Daughter's of Earth Mother Gaia -
who support and uphold Us -
who nurture and sustain the flowers and trees,
who watch out for and protect Us mortals all -
Be Welcomed here.
Blessings Be.

Paganus 'facing' Readership and 'holding up' a Twig of
the Ancient, Primal Tree:

Ancient, Primal Tree - I Greet You.
Ancient, Primal Tree - You are Welcomed Here.
Ancient, Primal Tree - Ancient and Primal Celtic and
Norse Symbol of the Living, Natural World - You Bless
Us.
We Are Blessed.

Paganus 'facing' Readership and 'holding up' a Cup of Water:

Water of and from the Ancient Celt's and Norse's Well - I
Greet You.
Water of and From the Ancient Well - You are Welcomed
Here.
Water of and From the Well - Ancient Celtic and Norse
Symbol of Health, Healing and WellBeing - You Bless
Us.
We Are Blessed.

Paganus 'facing' Readership and 'holding up' a Lighted Candle:

Fire of and from the Ancient Celt's and Norse's
Cauldron - I Greet You.
Fire of and From the Ancient Cauldron - You are
Welcomed Here.
Fire of and from the Cauldron - Ancient Celtic and Norse
Symbol of Wisdom, Love and Power {Physical and
Spiritual Energies} - You Bless Us.
We Are Blessed.

Paganus 'faces' the Readership with open, empty hands:

Akasha of the Spirit - I Greet You.
Akasha of the Spirit - You are Welcomed Here.
Akasha - Spoken 'Word' of the Infinite Eternal ALL - You
Bless Us.
We Are Blessed.

Paganus 'holds up' a 'feather':

Great Spirit of the Ancient and Indigenous Native Americans - I
Greet You.
Great Spirit - You are Welcomed Here.
Great Spirit - You Bless Us.
We Are Blessed.

Paganus Very Slowly turning Clockwise:
Lord and Lady -
Aspects of the All -
Who was here before Anything & Everything -
Who will still be here after Everything and Anything is
long gone -
IF it be Thy Will -
Bless this 'Working' with Your Presence.

Elements of the Five Directions -
Air of the East -
Fire of the South -
Water of the West -
Earth of the North -
Akasha of the Spirit -
Come in Peace.
Come in Understanding.
Come in Learning, Loving and Sharing.
Air of the East I ask for Your offering of Inspiration and
Understanding.
Fire of the South I ask for Your offering of Energy and
Power - to get this 'Working' worked - and to just get
successfully, safely, sanely and sensibly through this
month.
Water of the West I ask for Your offering of coolness so
none of Us here in this Readership - participants and
visitors & guests alike - bake, fry or broil as We did the
last two weeks. It's bad for Our health nd very bad
for the Readership. Earth of the North I ask for Your
offering of Wisdom and Comprehension.
I am but Your humble Paganus. I am new to all of this.
My first year of Readings is over. It is time for me - IF it
be Your will that it be done -
to grow and develop to the next level. I ask for Your
Guidance and Direction.
I ask for the Right Questions and the Understanding of
the Answers to those Questions.
Akasha of the Spirit I ask for Your offering of Guidance
and Direction.
Guide and Direct this humble, mortal Paganus. If there
are opportunities opening up for me - point me in the
right direction so I do not miss them.
Let me be able to at least consider acting upon these
opportunities. IF it be of Thy Will - and the Will of the
ALL - give me the skills and abilities to 'earn'
the monies to act upon any of these possible
opportunities.
I ask also that for the Readership that any opportunities
be opened up unto Them also. Let the opportunities and blessings be for all in the Readership.

Paganus holding up Unlit Candle and Cup of Water:
Greetings, My Guides and Guardians.
I am here today. At least - I think I am here today.....
{I hope to be here today to do this and say these
words....}

Paganus sets down Cup of Water and hold up Unlit
Candle and faces
South:
Spirit & Element of Fire -
I hold here a candle.
I hold here an unlit candle.
I will not light it.
I have no need to light it.
Even unlit it serves as Your symbol of light, illumination
and a path through the darkness. It is also energy and
power for all of Uus assembled here in this
Readership - participants, staff and visitors and guests -
let Us all be awake and functional.
We need the energy and power to get safely, sanely and
sensibly through this month's duties, requirements and
obligations.
You Are Welcomed Here.

Paganus sets down the Unlit Candle and picks up the
Cup of Water and faces West:
Spirit and Element of Water -
I hold here a Cup of Water.
Water that We need to survive.
Water to wash away the sorrows and hurts and pains of
Our mortal lives.
Water to keep this place cool.
Water to nurture and support the plants and tress and
cats and dogs and even Us mortals..... For all who live
upon this world We thank You for Your
water. We could not survive here without it.
You Are Welcomed Here.

Paganus sets down the Cup of Water and picks up a
handful of Earth and faces North:
Spirit and Element Of Earth -
I hold here a handful of You.
Earth that We walk upon daily.
Earth that We grow Our foods in.
Earth we build Our homes and shelters upon and in.
Earth to channel and guide the Water that nurtures and
supports all that lives here. For all who live upon and in
this world We thank You. We would not be living here
without You.
You Are Welcomed Here.

Paganus returns the Earth to the Ground and holds up
the empty hand:
Akasha I cannot hold you.
Spirit and Element of Air I cannot hold You.
You are around me and inside me.
Without you I would have nothing to breathe.
Without you I would have no connection to Spirit.
Without either of You I could not and would not be here.
You Are Welcomed Here.

Paganus takes 'atheme' and faces East:
Day/SkyFather Sun -
Aspect of the All -
IF it be Thy will -
Bless this 'Shared' 'Working'.
Father Sun -
By Your Light -
Out of the Darkness of the Night -
From Yesterday into Today -
Today into Tomorrow -
Tomorrow into Infinite Eternity -
I - Paganus - ask that IF it be by Thy Will -
May no harm be done here this day.
No harm by thought, by word or by deed -
Whether by active intent or accident -
Let No Harm Be Done -
By Anyone -
To Anyone -
Themselves Included -
For Any Reason.
Let - No - Harm - Be - Done!
Father Sun -
Aspect of the Eternal, Infinate All -
I thank you.

Paganus 'faces' the Readership:

I am your humble Paganus.
This 'Working' is Opened.
The Gods'; Goddesses'; Elements'; Guides'; Guardians';
and Spirits' have been Greeted and Welcomed. The
Ancient Tree, Cauldron and Well of the Celt's and Norse
have been Greeted and Welcomed. The Great Spirit of
the Native American's has been Greeted and Welcomed.
I pass this 'Working' onward to the Readership.
I pass this 'Working' onward so it may be completed.
I pass this 'Working' onward - so it may - work.....

So thus it was -
So thus it is -
So thus it be....

Blessings Be......




Author's Notes: Paganus here again....
Here is another of my 'worings' from another time and online space.
May it find your favor here on Witches Voice.......


Author's Location: Highland, California
More Poems: Paganus AlbusBarba has posted 13 additional poems- View them?
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